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Sunrise Film Festival screening for River John Fire Hall fundraiser

RIVER JOHN — The Sunrise Film Festival will be screening the comedy, The Only Game in Town, plus a short film at the River John Fire Hall as a fundraiser for the fire hall. This screening will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door...

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Big barn, big plans

It will be a sweet summer at the New Glasgow Farmers Market this year with the grand opening of Cream of the Crop Ice Cream Shoppe this coming long weekend in the market’s dome building. The kitchen in the market is usually rented out each year to a vendor; however, with no new proposals this...

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Appreciating art

The Tearmann Society for Abused Women is marking its 25th annual Celebration of Art auction and draw this Friday at The Museum of Industry. In anticipation of the event’s anniversary, the Tearmann board is sticking true to the format of the event that has served them well for the past two and a half decades...

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MAKE WAY… for students’ future

STELLARTON — Students who attend the Nova Scotia Community College but need help are getting it in a big way, thanks to a massive financial campaign that has raised more than $30 million. About 100 committee members, donors, campus friends, students, alumni and staff gathered on Monday at the NSCC’s Pictou Campus as campaign chairman Rob Sobey announced...

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From Ellen’s Heart … and daughter’s generosity

Laura Worth was able to celebrate her bachelorette party with her mother, Ellen Bland, in June 2018 before she passed away on July 1st. This was a true testament to Ellen’s caring heart and passion for family as she was struggling after complications from her second open heart surgery in October 2017. “In December I...

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered....

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Hillside group holding two-day flea market to raise funds to build new hall

A desire to re-connect residents with their community and each other is the driving force behind the Hillside Community Society. This group’s main focus is to work together to generate funds to build a community centre in Hillside so that community residents can socialize with each other, celebrate milestones and get together for fun and...

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From Korea with love

LYONS BROOK — While Mungil Song, owner and one of the chefs at Pictou Lunch Box, may still be learning English, her community spirit is strong. In the fall of 2018 she contacted The Organ Restoration Committee at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in New Glasgow about supporting its hefty $25,000 Organ Restoration goal and Betty Murphy,...

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New Glasgow Rotary’s Tasting with a Twist to showcase Nova Scotian flavours and support a local charity

NEW GLASGOW — The New Glasgow Rotary Club is bringing back its signature tasting fundraising event that will support Nova Scotian culinary and local charities. Tasting will a Twist will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Summer Street Industries, featuring Nova Scotian fare, produced by local food trunks as well as homegrown breweries,...

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