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AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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Traffic disruptions in downtown New Glasgow this weekend

Anyone in the downtown area of New Glasgow this weekend will notice traffic disruptions. The Town of New Glasgow advises the traveling public that there will be several upcoming road closures to accommodate preparations and events associated with The Riverfront Jubilee. • The Glasgow Square Theatre parking lot will be closed as of 6 a.m....

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Pedal power on Bike Week

New Glasgow town crier Jim Stewart New Glasgow rang in the start of Bike Week at the New Glasgow Farmers Market on Saturday. “It’s a whole healthy lifestyle, walking, and biking. As people age, you got to keep moving; this is a great way to stay in shape. It is a mind, body and spirit...

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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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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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Competition hot at Chill Out

New Glasgow Farmer’s Market was the place to be on Saturday — a place to chill out and Chill Out. Not only was the market open and packed with vendors, but the fifth annual Chill Out was held which offered something for everyone. Aside from the marshmallow roasting pit, local entertainment and the kids activity...

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Works of art: Local woman’s hand-painted mandalas are in demand

Linda Baird’s homey kitchen is flooded with sunlight streaming in through an expansive window, sunbeams highlighting every scratch and scuff on a well-worn wooden table tucked into a corner. Each mark is a badge of pride for the Green Hill resident who makes handcrafted works of art at her kitchen table. Settled comfortably in her...

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Cold weather, warm hearts

When the temperatures plummet, we can’t seem to think beyond a hot cup of cocoa, a warm blanket and a cozy fire burning in our hearth. While that’s the reality for many, it’s just a dream for some in our community who have no place to go to get out of the cold. You can...

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Peace Walk wraps week of events

YMCA Peace Week wrapped up in Pictou County on Saturday morning with a community walk from the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market along the Samson Trail. The week’s events were designed to connect people, the Y’s acting executive director Heidi Sinclair said. “Just providing opportunities to bring people together, to chat and to be physically active,...

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In the Christmas ‘Spirit’

Kate Klein knew how to get New Glasgow Farmers Market shoppers in the Christmas ‘Spirit’ – by handing out a little egg nog! The representative of Nova Scotia Spirit company was one of the many vendors who enjoyed Wednesday evening’s open market night. The market was packed as shoppers sampled foods and beverages and browsed...

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