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Pictou gym users bemoan its demise

PICTOU — Former members of a defunct gym are downcast that it has closed and its equipment has been sold. Ralph Heighton and Alan Jankov were among those who utilized the gym and were part of a group that tried to save it. However, Kevin O’Brien, who rented the space and operated the gym, recently...

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Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but...

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