Opportunities created from a gift

Summer Street is putting on the glitz with what the fashion design industry calls a wedding and prom trunk sale on Saturday, Oct. 19. It is a gala event that actually begins Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with a viewing, fashion show and cocktail hour but no purchases. The sale, with deeply discounted prices...

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Family gift creates opportunities

When the time came to give up their family home, the Mathesons thought of Summer Street. Sixty years earlier their parents, Sylvia and Fraser Matheson, brought their infant twin daughters and toddler son from a one-bedroom apartment over a convenience store to the large, two-storey home. Now those children, with lives of their own, are...

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Scramble day!

These staff members of MacDonald & Murphy Inc., New Glasgow, were busy adding up pledges sheets from those individuals who are participating in the Summer Street Scramble today – the 25th event! Early morning rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the golfers to either play or raise funds for the worthwhile cause. The action...

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Burns dinner continues popularity

NEW GLASGOW — Celebrating the Bard of Scotland’s birthday has been a popular event for the Na Gaisgich Pipes and Drums Society. The Na Gaisgich Society and the St. Andrews Society of Pictou County will co-host 2019 edition that has been scheduled for Saturday at Summer Street in New Glasgow. Reception is at 5:30 p.m.,...

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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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Pop tab collection for quarter of a century

Few people truly have a reputation that precedes them and is as glowing as that of Archie Kontuk. For about 25 years, Kontuk has been diligently collecting pop tabs by the pound to raise money for those who need wheelchairs or help of just about any kind. He began collecting the tabs after he saw...

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Golden years

It is a year for celebrating 50th anniversaries and a local couple is marking this milestone with a celebration being held at a facility that is also marking its 50th anniversary. And the two are interwoven and connected in the most special of ways. Cheryl and Robert ‘Red’ MacKean will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary...

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Summer Street Golf Scramble June 22

ABERCROMBIE — Howie Anderson says he can appreciate how the annual Summer Street golf scramble has evolved. Anderson has played every year and is ready with his five-man team to play golf and raise money for Summer Street at the 24th edition of the event on June 22 at the Abercrombie Country Club. The other...

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Pulse hosting candidate meet and greet series

Pulse Pictou County (“Pulse”) will be hosting a casual “MLA Candidate Meet & Greet Series” in advance of the upcoming provincial election. Separate events will be held for each riding and will occur on Tuesday, May 16, as well as Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. Pulse...

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Three decades of caring

To spend 30 years dedicated to one particular cause today is remarkable. But to spend that length of time working in the non-profit sector — and loving every minute of it — is truly cause for celebration. Last week, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County marked a milestone when the organization celebrated 30 years...

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