Lemons to lemonade

Group makes memories from time spent in lockdown Like turning lemons into lemonade, a couple of congregation members from St. David’s Presbyterian Church in Toney River turned a pandemic lockdown into a beautiful work of art. Last spring, the church’s Mission Awareness project, initially intended to be completed by the children of the church, was...

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Laughter: the best medicine

Former school halls will be ringing with laughter again The Brown Cowboy will be riding in to River John with a posse of fellow comedians to keep the community in stitches. Karan Sidhu and a few funny friends are throwing a comedy show at the former consolidated school on March 13. It is, he hopes,...

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DEANS preparing for tourism season with new brand

Tourism season is coming and DEANS wants to be prepared. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores is ready to welcome the new tourism season with a new look. This year marks 10 years since DEANS formed, says Cindy MacKinnon, managing director. And it makes it the perfect time to have a makeover — a new look...

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The Strange Valentines at home in River John

Couple playing music, highlighting community halls A delightful visit with David Farrell and Janet Mills is like sitting down with a delectable layered dessert: Each layer offers something unique and decadent by itself, and you know you’re going to love the entire sweet package as a whole. The River John couple are gregarious, funny, engaging,...

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Summer Street delivering healthy food for hungry bellies

Putting healthy food in hungry bellies is the focus of a new food delivery program. Summer Street’s new Prepared Meals program is the new game in town when it comes to providing frozen food from fresh ingredients throughout Pictou County. The program was developed to fill the gaps between other meal delivery programs that had...

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Over the top

Participants in this year’s Coldest Night of the Year event, a fundraiser for Pictou County Roots for Youth Society, helped put the fundraiser over the top. Raising more than $60,174 means the local effort was 120 per cent of its $50,000 goal. Thirty-seven teams comprised of 284 walkers participated in the 2021 event which took...

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Celebrating National Kin Week

The week of February 14-20 is National Kin Week when the New Glasgow Kinsmen and Kinette clubs celebrate the impact that they, and their many dedicated members, have had in supporting the community’s greatest needs over the years. The Kinsmen and Kinette clubs have operated for over 75 and 100 years, respectively. Together they have...

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Heritage Day celebration

The Museum of Industry in Stellarton celebrated Heritage Day today, Feb. 15, with a display of military artifacts, in honour of Lt. Edward Arab who was a soldier, lawyer and grandson of some of the earliest Lebanese immigrants to Nova Scotia. In the summer of 1942, Edward joined the Canadian Infantry Corps and was deployed...

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Renos beginning at Viola’s Place

Exciting things are happening at Viola’s Place Homeless Shelter. Viola’s Place Society has recently received funding from Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the cost of renovations to the building located on Marsh Street, New Glasgow. Construction materials are already piled in the former church and renovations are planned to start as early as...

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Transit service getting ready to roll

Towns of Stellarton and New Glasgow to benefit from public transportation It’s been a decade in the making and by spring, a bus service will finally be available to residents of two towns. The Towns of New Glasgow and Stellarton will begin service with Pictou County Transit, something this community has not had since 1996....

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