“I’m happy with the event overall”

If the audience is happy, the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee board of directors is happy. That’s according to chair Michelle MacLean, who had plenty of positive things to say on Sunday night about this year’s music festival. “I get excited about the fact that we’re able to bring these artists to Pictou County and have...

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Jubilee offers free-to-see daytime events

NEW GLASGOW — Music fans of all ages will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy music throughout the Jubilee weekend, August 3-5, at the free-to-see events, the Carlton Munroe Songwriters Circle, and late night stages. Daytime events on Saturday, Aug. 4 begin with the Carlton Munroe Songwriters Circle at Trinity United Church, 1-3 p.m., featuring...

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Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of...

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Jimmy Rankin, July Talk, Matthew Good headlining 2018 Jubilee

NEW GLASGOW  – The Riverfront Jubilee Volunteer Board of Directors has announced this year’s Jubilee headliners. Matthew Good, July Talk, and Jimmy Rankin will be Rockin’ The River at this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee set to take place from August 3 to 5. The 23rd annual Riverfront Jubilee begins Friday night and opens with...

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Jubilee rocks the river

The river came alive once more. The 2017 Riverfront Jubilee has come and gone and early signs are showing it to be more successful than last year’s festival. Due to health reasons, executive director Carlton Munroe was more hands-off , with former vice chair Michelle MacLean taking over the reigns. “There’s been times that’s a...

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Big show of support

You reap what you sow. If the proverb is true, Carlton Munroe has certainly sowed a lot of good with a lot of people. And for 12 hours on Saturday, his rewards were reaped again and again and again. The Big Bash for Carlton, a marathon fundraiser to help the local music industry professional who...

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The Hippest summer, tragedies and the gifts that ensue

SCOTSBURN – The Tragically Hip owned the summer of 2016. From the moment the band announced that frontman Gord Downie had an incurable brain tumour,  fans were all captivated. So many people have been inspired by Downie’s example, not least of all Carlton Munroe who was recently diagnosed with the same cancer. “The will and...

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Jubilee stands tall

The 2016 Riverfront Jubilee has come and gone but it, and Sunday night headliner Burton Cummings, are sure to be something long remembered. Executive Director Carlton Munroe said total attendance and ticket sales were still being calculated Sunday night, but one thing was certain: the audience definitely grew as the weekend went on. “Absolutely,” Munroe...

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