Beginning to look like Christmas

The Pictou County Christmas Fund organizing committee is at it again — working to raise funds that will provide a Christmas dinner to families in need this holiday. As it has done since the mid-1950s, the committee organizes a telethon featuring many talented members of the community. This year’s event is scheduled to take place...

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Glen Haven Manor marking 50th anniversary on Sunday

NEW GLASGOW — The 50th anniversary celebrations for Glen Haven Manor are set for Oct. 27 — 50 years to the day from when the long-term care facility opened its doors. “We are excited to invite our community to join us for the 50th anniversary celebrations,” says CEO Lisa M. Smith. “Glen Haven plays an...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Exceeding expectations: Community helps Pictou County Christmas Fund more than surpass goal

PICTOU — The phones continued to ring on Sunday after the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund Telethon was off the air. The result: $87,050 in pledges — all of which will be used to help local families in need be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings this year. The total...

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Annual telethon continues to grow

The Pictou County Christmas Fund is continuing a long-standing tradition of providing a traditional Christmas to families in need. The dedicated volunteers who form this non-profit group are currently working on this year’s telethon which will take place Sunday, Nov. 25 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. It will be broadcast simultaneously from...

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Rockin’ and bowlin’

From left: Mary Francis Galvin, left, project co-ordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, accepts a donation from Devon Chisholm on Tuesday at Heather Bowling Lanes during a special bowling and donation challenge featuring East Coast FM’s Ann MacGregor and Alex Theriault leading to the Rock n’ Bowl and Bowl for Kids Sake...

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‘BIG’ night for awards at local agency

NEW GLASGOW — Bigs, Littles and all points in between were in the spotlight Thursday when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County held its annual Award Appreciation evening. The event, held at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow, is organized by the agency to show appreciation to its supporters, sponsors and volunteers...

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