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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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Arnold MacMillan and Jim Fraser

My wife Joann and I are fortunate in knowing Jim Fraser from Broadway Pictou County. Jim has lived and worked his entire life in Pictou County and at one time had visited with Pictou Islanders. Jim has shared some memories of his past years with us. The following is one of his experiences of working...

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Blinkhorn attends May’s #BigFatGreenWedding

It was one of the most beautiful weddings she ever attended. And certainly the most star-studded. Local Realtor Sherry Blinkhorn rubbed elbows with a lot of people most of us only read about when she attended the wedding of federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and hops farmer John Kidder, who is one of the...

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Cow tripping in the dark

PICTOU ISLAND 1954 A very mild winter occurred 1954. There was no snow anywhere on the ground for the month of February. Pictou Island’s only dirt road was nothing but mud. March 3 was a sunny calm day and my father sailed his boat, The Slo-Mo-Shun from Pictou Island right up Pictou Harbour and tier...

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1962: Fishing, a wedding and giant ice cream cones…

The winter snow and ice in the Northumberland Strait started leaving early in the spring of 1962. Most of the winter snow had gone during March and the strait ice was breaking up. Cecil Rankin and my brother Vincent made the first strait crossing from Pictou Island to Pictou that year in Cecil’s boat on...

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