RJ’s mark 50 years

RIVER JOHN — More than 20 people celebrated 50 years of service by the RJ’s during the group’s dinner at the Lions’ Den in River John. Lynn MacLeod described how the group was formed. “It started with two ministers’ wives: Nancy Holstead and Gloria Jackson,” she said. Two of the RJ’s who attended have been...

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Second “Faith at Work” presentation in River John

RIVER JOHN: The second session of Faith at Work, a summer lecture series presented by St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in River John, will take place on Sunday, July 28, 7-8:30 pm. The Rev. Maryann (Graham) Skinner, a federal prison chaplain in Kitchener, Ont., will discuss her role at Grand Valley Institution for Women...

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Read By the Sea celebrates 20 years

River John was a not so quiet village this weekend as volunteers were busy getting visiting authors to their marks on schedule for their awaiting fans. Read by the Sea is in its 20th year celebrating literacy. By bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore, this festival is one people travel...

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Read By the Sea begins

Read By the Sea – the 20th annual literary event – began Wednesday in River John with Wordplay for children. Today, a writers’ workshop was held at the Anglican church hall. The AdvoCruiser’s Burke Murray and Georgia Murray, pictured in the front row sporing Advocate Community T-shirts, dropped into the workshop to check it out....

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McCulloch school book launch wows co-authors

PICTOU — A wish for students at McCulloch Education Centre to appreciate writing has resulted in an astonishing book. Hey! I Wrote That! Treasures from the Young Pirate Hearts and Voices at M.E.C. is the school’s anthology that was officially launched on Monday to complete nearly four months of work with the 260 students and...

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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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What lobsters?

I have previously written a tale or two about Anderson MacLean from River John and his ways of life as a fisherman on Pictou Island. I thank those of you who have shared your accounts of past events thus allowing me to share them with others. One such recollection that was passed onto me concerning...

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A royal opportunity

River John teen overwhelmed with experience on national stage Elizabeth Heighton has seen pictures and videos before of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. But she said that was nothing like actually being there. The 17-year-old from River John had the opportunity to compete at the Royal late last year after being selected during the recent 4-H Pro...

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Smacking Days on Pictou Island

It doesn’t seen like an awful long time ago but in reality it has been over 40 years since I had fished for lobster with my father from Pictou Island. It was customary for us to rise every morning about one hour before daylight. Mother would always be the first one up and she would...

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Celebrations, picnics and boat races in 1955 …

During past years, different communities around this area would host grand celebration each year. Some places that I recall these happenings being held were at Pictou Landing, Cape John and yes Pictou Island. These events usually drew thousands of people from various places much like the Pictou Lobster Carnival does today. Locals from such places...

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