art and entertainment

Sunrise Film Festival, Pictou Lodge hosting two-day film festival

BRAESHORE — The Sunrise Film Festival is holding a two-day festival at the Pictou Lodge next month. The festival, scheduled for Sept. 4 and 5, will be screening the Canadian premiere of ‘Reliving Marilyn’, a film based on a true story and portraying the true Marilyn Monroe — Norma Jeane. The actress Nadine Banville, along...

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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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Relay for Life hosting kick-off party

NEW GLASGOW — Pictou County Relay for Life is getting ready for this year’s event, first with a team kick-off party. The event will be held Saturday at Summer Street Industries from 2 to 4 p.m. with live music featuring Hangman. “We wanted a way to show the teams that the committee is committed to...

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Pictou Rotary club pays tribute to Art MacDonald, presents awards

BRAESHORE — It was a night of humour and reverence — and a few surprises — as the Rotary Club of Pictou  celebrated its 75th anniversary and honoured 50-year club member Art MacDonald. Members of MacDonald’s family — four generations — joined him for tributes paid to Art MacDonald in the areas of education, health...

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Sunrise Film Festival puts county on map to Hollywood

BRAESHORE – The 2016 Sunrise Film Festival is in the books and may prove to be a hard act to follow. Condensed to a single location this year – Pictou Lodge – the festival contained 97 submissions from around the world – from animated shorts and experimental pieces to documentaries and full length features with...

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Hollywood comes to town

The Sunrise Film Festival is officially on Hollywood’s radar. The Red Maple Leaf – a gritty crime thriller jam-packed with Hollywood talent – made its première at the festival Saturday night at Pictou Lodge and brought along its star, director and writer Frank D’Angelo as well as supporting actor Daniel Baldwin who plays suspect Richard...

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Space making on agenda at library event

Pictou Lodge was packed on Saturday morning for Elena Madison’s keynote address at the 2016 Nova Scotia Libraries Association conference. Madison is the vice-president at Project for Public Spaces and an American expert on place-making and her talk was held in partnership with the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia. Madison touched on her involvement...

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Pictou Lodge among top 10 wedding venues: Food Network

PICTOU – The Pictou Lodge has another claim to fame, thanks to an article by the Food Network. The Lodge was named number two in a list of Top 10 Wonderful Restaurant Wedding Venues in Canada. It was one of only two venues in the province  on the list and was lauded for its access...

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Cottage at Pictou Lodge burns

Fire broke out at this cottage/chalet at Pictou Lodge on Wednesday at approximately 9 p.m. Firefighters from Caribou and surrounding areas tended to the blaze. (Brimicombe photo)...

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