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He had many golf successes

While past and present members of the Abercrombie Country Club celebrate their facility’s centennial anniversary, my journalistic curiosity is prompting me to ask a question that’s a milestone tradition at times like this. Who, I wonder, would be considered the club’s most successful golfer in those 100 years of countless men, women and juniors chasing...

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Kevin Scott eyes seventh club title

If I tell you that Kevin Scott spent the first months of his life in a crib with a bag of golf clubs at his side, don’t believe me. It didn’t happen. His parents, Kathy and Dave, have continually denied my claim. Even as Kevin nears his 42nd birthday this summer, the whole family still...

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When ‘Aunt Nan’ dominated golf

I find it rather fascinating how anniversaries — particularly milestone celebrations — can resurrect memories of people and things we would never otherwise think about in our busy day-to-day lives. It often happens to me and, once again, it’s happening this year with the Abercrombie Country Club hosting its centennial birthday party just weeks from...

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Fuel Fund receives 100 Women donation

ABERCROMBIE — The Pictou County Fuel Fund has received the 100 Women Who Care financial award. About 80 people attended the group’s most recent gathering that took place on May 2 at Abercrombie Country Club, where the Fuel Fund received the most votes among the three groups selected. The others were Pictou County Seniors Outreach...

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Summer Street Scramble to mark 25 years June 21

NEW GLASGOW — Celebrating 25 years is special for the 2019 Summer Street Golf Scramble. Organizers want to make sure it is. The scramble is scheduled for June 21 at Abercrombie Country Club with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and organizers hope to achieve their goal of a 36-team draw. “We’re looking forward to...

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Pulp mill receives focus report terms

ABERCROMBIE – An alternate pipe route is among items Nova Scotia Environment has sought among terms of reference for Northern Pulp’s preparation of a focus report. Outgoing Environment Minister Margaret Miller issued the nine-page document on Tuesday. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation and its parent company Paper Excellence Canada have a year to respond and...

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Abercrombie golf season to open soon

ABERCROMBIE — It is not quite yet time for Abercrombie Country Club to open the course that represents another milestone as the club marks its centennial, but it’s getting close. The highlight for Abercrombie during its 100th anniversary is hosting the 2019 men’s amateur championship from July 5 to 7, and golf director Jonathan Garron...

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered....

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Hundreds ‘remember’ during County service

PICTOU — A clear, cold day on Sunday marked the return of Standard Time and the occasion of the 83rd Pictou County Remembrance Day parade and service. Harsh sun cast long shadows and blustery winds challenged presenters and prompted Bill Echlin from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion to advise those laying wreaths to...

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