Hillside Girls Club anniversary event draws a crowd

In its early days, the Hillside Girls Club offered young women in the community a place to go. “We just joined because it was something to go to. Back in those days, we had nothing to go to,” said Christina Anderson, who was a teenager when she joined the club that met in the one-room...

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75 years, a family legacy: Hillside Girls Club marking diamond anniversary

A local community club will be celebrating a landmark milestone this week after 75 years of operation in Pictou County. Hillside Girls Club has been running for nearly a century purely by word of mouth through the community, providing a place for girls to learn to sew and make crafts. Along with the many girls...

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Three-quarters of a century… and many more to go

It began as a knitting class; 75 years later Girls Club, once The Hillside Girls Club, has taught girls a lot more than knitting and sewing. It has since transformed into a Monday night club for girls to learn new skills like crochet, embroidery and crafting. Today, Ellen Murphy and Sandra Hattie run the club...

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