First Presbyterian Church providing Music for the Soul

NEW GLASGOW — First Presbyterian Church will be hosting Sean Dayton and his wife Aimee as they present their unique and inspirational blend of sacred, secular and contemporary music on Oct. 25. The Daytons will present a collection of songs about life, love, hope, faith and a reminder that, “Every good gift comes from Above.”...

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Ashley MacIsaac bringing his unique sound to deCoste stage

There’s no doubt that Cape Breton Island has turned out many very talented musicians. Most tend to favour Celtic music, with the fiddle being the instrument of choice. So, it’s no surprise that Ashley MacIsaac, who grew up in a musical family, took to the instrument at an early age. It has had a major...

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deCoste kicks off fall Dream Vacation Draw fundraising campaign

There are still several chances for the 2019 Dream Vacation Draw ticket holders to win one of the trips that are available through the deCoste Performing Art Centre’s annual fundraising campaign, but they’ve already kicked off the 2020 campaign. “We’re excited to be starting a little earlier this year,” says marketing manger, Jennifer MacLennan, who...

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There’s no shore like the North Shore

It’s easy to get swept up in the streaming craze with all the new shows coming out constantly on Netflix, Crave, Amazon Prime and more, but have you heard of Pictou County’s own streaming show? After much preparation and lots of hard work, Pictou County’s own talk-variety show debuted on Sept. 4 on www.youtube.com/northshorelivestream. The...

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FIN Kids Festival Tour in New Glasgow on Oct. 18

The FIN Kids Festival Tour, presented by FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, will once again engage, entertain and inspire. The festival wil be held in New Glasgow at Cineplex cinema on Oct. 18. “Bringing this very special youth-oriented film festival experience to youth across the Maritime provinces has been both rewarding, and we feel incredibly valuable,” says Wayne...

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SuNNS and Council of Canadians presenting book launch

The launch of “Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry” by Joan Kuyek will be held Oct. 20. Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS) and the Council of Canadians are presenting the Tatamagouche launch at the Tatamagouche Library on Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m. Join author and activist Joan Kuyek for a discussion...

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Shades of blue at the deCoste

John Campbelljohn and Theresa Malenfant on Pictou stage The fall lineup announced by the deCoste Performing Arts Centre has the venue seeing blue — at least in sound, if not in colour — with one of the performances featuring East Coast blues legends John Campbelljohn and Theresa Malenfant. The two will be on stage on...

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deCoste fall lineup has wow factor

The fall lineup for the deCoste Performing Arts Centre has music, comedy, CD releases and more all leading into a busy Christmas season. Upcoming on Sept. 30 is a true Canadian legend. Paul and Lily Horsdal could not have predicted the musical success their third child would have when he began his solo career in...

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The Good Brothers include deCoste on latest album tour

PICTOU — A career that spans more than 45 years is one that many musicians can only dream about, but the chemistry and harmonies that are produced by twin brothers Brian and Bruce and younger brother Larry Good are one of the main reasons that The Good Brothers have remained a major part of the...

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Online friendship ends in European adventure

CHANCE HARBOUR — What began as a simple online gaming friendship ended up as an actual face-to-face meeting on the other side of the world. That was the experience of New Glasgow’s Connor Janes. The 20-year-old befriended a fellow gamer from England who goes by the online name of Froob McGuffin. It was McGuffin who...

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