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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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Art class for people with vision loss picking up steam

NEW GLASGOW — An alumnus from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) organizes an art group for people with vision loss. Sarah Mosher is a recent graduate and is doing a residency in New Glasgow under a program jointly supported by the town and NSCAD. The Canada Council for the Arts also...

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Spotlight on white canes

As the old saying goes, it’s not polite to stare. The group Visually Impaired Pictou County and member Julie Martin is hoping to bring some awareness of those who use canes because of low or total vision loss. The group meets in the New Glasgow Library on the last Friday of every month upstairs, which...

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Reception Friday to welcome two new artists

NEW GLASGOW – Two new artists are being welcomed by the Town of New Glasgow – 2019 NSCAD Artist in Residence Sarah Mosher and local NSCAD Alumni in Residence Rachael Robitaille. In 2011, in partnership with NSCAD University, the Town of New Glasgow launched the New Glasgow Community Studio Residency Program. It offers selected NSCAD...

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Its very own sci-fi con, Pictou County may get…

A Pictou County man is hoping to boldly go where no man has gone before… by creating Pictou County’s very own sci-fi and comic collectors event. Rick Hartling has a goal to make the event like a scaled down version of Hal-Con, Halifax’s sci-fi convention that sees vendors, science Fiction celebrities, cosplayers and more converge...

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Taking the stress out of the dress

One of the signature moments and long-lasting memories that many students create in their high school experience is prom night and getting to participate in the right of passage before graduating. Prom is not a wonderful and exciting time for everyone though. Along with dresses and tuxedos come price tags in the hundreds of dollars...

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Locals involved in Indie Author Day

For all the bright lights, shiny things and distractions around it, nothing motivates the creative mind quite like a deadline. And as deadlines go, catching Canada’s 150 is a pretty big one. And yet, with ‘Where Pines and Maples Grow’, a group of eight local authors managed to do just that. Known in group form...

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Creativity on display

NEW GLASGOW – The Friends by the Sea Artists’ Association, led by artist Cathy Leeming, know that artwork is as unique as the artist themselves. In the Regional Library Headquarters space above the New Glasgow Library they express their creativity through their artwork, painting there every Friday for over 10 years. As a way of...

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