Hekman talk commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day

LYONS BROOK – General William Hekman made history come alive last Saturday during his presentation for the third time in honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day before a gathering at the Lyon’s Brook United Church. A retired general, Hekman was a Marine Corps SEAL based in the Netherlands for 35 years and moved to Pictou...

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Special guest speaker for church anniversary service

The congregation of First United Church will welcome a special speaker on Sunday, Nov. 4, for a special service. The church, located at 81 High Street and under the leadership of Rev. Wade Reppert, will celebrate 128 years of Christian witness, study, fellowship and service at  3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr....

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Helping Hand I.O.O.F. celebrates 140 years

RIVER JOHN — Members and supporters of the Helping Hands I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 34 Odd Fellows and Rebekahs celebrated 140 years of service to the River John community with a special gathering on August 8 at two venues. Proceedings began with a dedication of a commemorative bench, plaque and red maple tree across the street...

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75 years, a family legacy: Hillside Girls Club marking diamond anniversary

A local community club will be celebrating a landmark milestone this week after 75 years of operation in Pictou County. Hillside Girls Club has been running for nearly a century purely by word of mouth through the community, providing a place for girls to learn to sew and make crafts. Along with the many girls...

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Rotary President’s Night helps Pictou club observe 75th year

PICTOU – Plans are progressing for the Rotary Club of Pictou’s annual President’s Night that will help the club mark its 75th anniversary. The event will take place on Thursday, June 28 at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort, with reception at 6 p.m. and dinner starting at 7 p.m. in the Northumberland Room. Presentation of several Paul Harris...

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UCT Chapter marks 50 years

NEW GLASGOW – Members have fond memories of volunteering for the Pictonian Council 879 of the United Commercial Travellers of America. They took part last Thursday in an open house at its location at Summer Street in New Glasgow to help celebrate the chapter’s 50th anniversary. “I think it’s great that we continue to be...

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Casim family marking one year with CAiRN

PICTOU — The Casim family from Syria is approaching a one-year milestone since their arrival in Pictou. February 28 will mark the one-year anniversary for Abdul Kadir Casim, his wife Lema and their two children who have been living in Pictou since they landed at Stanfield International Airport last year. Pictou United Church is hosting...

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Powwow celebrates 25th anniversary

This year’s Powwow season kicked off in grand style with the 25th Annual Pictou Landing First Nations Powwow. For Chief Andrea Paul, the notion of the powwow entering its silver anniversary was not lost on the community. “I think they’re pretty excited,” Paul said of the milestone. “You can see by the crowd.” While last...

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