National Youth Bowling May 4

NEW GLASGOW – Youth and bowling will be served on May 4 at the Heather Lanes when it hosts the 2019 Atlantic Youth Bowling Council Inc. national championship. Nearly 20 local bowlers could be among more than 150 young bowlers who will be joined by several hundred family members and coaches to celebrate the wonder...

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Yes, the pins stopped falling

One of the most unsettling things about growing old is how time marches on, faster and faster as each year goes by. Someone surely has the pedal to the metal. Often we’re reminded unexpectedly. It happened to me recently when I was attending a girls hockey tournament at the new four-pad RBC Centre in Dartmouth...

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Seniors Festival in full swing

The Pictou County Seniors Festival is in full swing, having started earlier today with bowling at Heather Lanes in New Glasgow. The official opening at 11:30 a.m. was followed by a barbecue and entertainment then a few games of bingo – all at Trenton Rink. (Brimicombe photo)...

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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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Bowling memories from the past

I haven’t forgotten. It would have been more than six decades ago, in either 1953 or ‘54. A Friday night I seem to recall. At that time I was a high school student in New Glasgow and a couple friends convinced me to drop by and take a look. Hey, why not? It was only...

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Perfect no-mark for Laurel Goodwin

NEW GLASGOW — Bowling 100 without a mark is perfection of a kind, and Laurel Goodwin has done it. Goodwin, who has bowled for 28 years and works at Heather Bowling Lanes, was taking her usual turn in candlepin bowling in the Tuesday Night league last week when she recorded 100 no-mark. It’s achieved by...

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Agency finds alternate way to hold annual Wii challenge

Serving children is what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County does best and including them in their major fundraiser Bowl for Kids Sake is important. This year, however, has proved to be somewhat of a challenge. The agency’s main student event, a Wii Bowling Challenge that usually happens in the elementary and middle schools,...

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