Vocal Chords ready for Valentine’s Day

NEW GLASGOW — It seems like the more, the merrier for the Vocal Chords, who have grown from a quartet to a quintet. And they are ready to serenade in barbershop style at more than 20 engagements for their annual Valentine’s Day musical journey. Lead Brian Bowden of New Glasgow, baritone Bob Morse from Pictou,...

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Singing for your sweetheart

Not everyone can serenade their sweetheart, so you can always get someone else to do it for you! The Vocal Chords are back for another year of singing to their heart’s content to anyone and everyone who gives their valentine hotline a ring. The former barbershop singers and longtime vocalists will be singing to others’...

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Open for business

A long journey has finally come to an end. Viola’s Place opened its doors last Friday. In the fall of 2016, the Life Shelter in New Glasgow shut its doors and since then temporary shelters were in place for those in the county without a home until another permanent shelter could be established. “We looked...

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Singing of love

Love is in the air this month and thanks to a quartet of barbershop singers, music will be, too, on February 14. The group has been doing singing Valentine’s Day telegrams for about three years and have enjoyed it so much that they are looking forward to it again this year. Each of the singing...

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Homeless shelter aided by 100 Kids Who Care

The president of the board for Viola’s Place Society said a donation from 100 Kids Who Care helps bring them closer to opening the doors of a homeless shelter in Pictou County. On Friday, Karen MacPhee, along with vice-president Brian Bowden, accepted $350 from the youth fundraising group’s recent first meeting. “For a small person...

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County volunteers honoured by Molson

Three Pictou County residents were among the 1,500 in Canada honoured for their dedication to their community by Molson Canadian brewing company. The three — Brian Bowden, Courtney Malcolm and Lisa MacDonald — were honoured Monday afternoon at Glasgow Square with a reception and ceremony to present them with the awards. Brian Bowden was recognized...

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Three from New Glasgow being honoured for dedication to community

For Canada’s 150th, Molson Canadian is calling on the nation to share the real life stories of Canadians acting with connection, class, celebration, commitment and contribution. And three people from New Glasgow are among those to be celebrated. The brand is going to celebrate and inspire the best of Canadian character by rewarding those that...

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Steering group plans next steps for shelter

NEW GLASGOW — A steering committee expects to meet often while it devises a plan to re-establish a winter shelter in the area. The committee added three members during its most recent meeting that drew more than 30 people recently at the North End Recreation Centre in New Glasgow. Pictou County RCMP Const. Paul Vanderlaan...

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