Riverfront Jubilee seeking volunteers

NEW GLASGOW – Want to be a part of an amazing weekend filled with music? The Riverfront Jubilee is seeking volunteers for the 24th annual festival. The success of the Jubilee depends on the hard work and dedication of more than 300 volunteers who donate their time to the Jubilee.  “The commitment Pictou County has...

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Sharing for Jessica Smith

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive” and this has always been the philosophy of Jessica Smith, Executive Director of the United Way of Pictou County. In her time at the helm, Smith has always been one to encourage community support through her job, but not always in a financial...

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Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Sherry Blinkhorn elated with Vision Award

NEW GLASGOW — Sherry Blinkhorn says she is overjoyed and humbled to have received the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Vision Award for Outstanding Volunteer. The local real estate operator and Loch Broom resident received the award last week in conjunction with the foundation’s annual general meeting. “Many advocates better than I am have...

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Local teen takes provincial volunteer award

One of Pictou County’s busiest volunteers is being provincially recognized in the upcoming volunteers’ celebration that is held annually in Halifax. Nina Davey has been named the Provincial Youth Volunteer of the Year. “I found out a few weeks ago,” said Davey who added that she was excited about having been nominated for the award....

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Br. 16 president enjoys volunteering for Legion

PICTOU — Ten years of volunteering for Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion has been rewarding for Janice Watters. She was recently elected for her third term as president of Branch 16 and feels she has grown in the role. Watters originally succeeded Violet Arbuckle as president in 2015 and remained president in 2016....

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Gary Stewart teams up with Red Kettle drive

Gary Stewart says he’s glad to help a cause that is important at this time of year, Stewart chairs the Nova Scotia Highlanders Association, Pictou Chapter. He also serves on the community advisory board for the Construction Engineering Flight (CEF) 144 Pictou. He says he’s honoured to represent the groups while volunteering to stand beside...

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Attitude of gratitude

When school resumes in September at Scotsburn Elementary School, it will be missing a piece of its heart and soul. Glenna Ripley has retired. The Durham Hill Road resident has been a fixture at the school for almost three decades. She first began as the Home and School president, then went to volunteer there 27...

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Gardeners gather

Mary Keeping was among members of the Pictor Garden Club who were busy planting, digging and generally preparing the flower and shrub bed immediately in front of the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou on Friday morning. (Goodwin photo)...

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Voluntary road toll Saturday

STELLARTON – Anyone travelling through town on Saturday will be invited to make a donation to the Lions Club by way of a road toll. Stellarton and Area Lions Club member Rod Buell made a presentation to town council earlier this week explaining the importance of the tolls to the Lions club. He said the...

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