Tinsel town for all

The Museum of Industry’s hit Christmas display Tiny Tinsel Town is reaching so much further than it has before with a little help from technology. Museum staff had a video put together for the display this year showcasing parts of the extensive collection of miniature homes and Christmas or winter scenes with different themes. One...

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Local company doubles down on donation

NEW GLASGOW — Wanting to help out where it was needed most, a local company has doubled a donation it made last year. Pictou County children’s clothing company Neezies Inc. donated 200 articles of new clothing to The United Way of Pictou County to help ease the burden of holiday shopping for families in need....

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The beloved physician who told of Christmas

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray The Nativity scene we all associate with Christmas appears only in the Gospel of St. Luke. As a result, Luke is known as “the evangelist who gave us Christmas”. St. Luke, born in Antioch, Syria, was said by his contemporaries to be a Greek-speaking physician, called “the beloved...

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Merry Christmas to all!

Kenneth Cunningham and Meghan Breen took their daughter Frances to see Santa for the first time. Santa visited with local children at the Riverton Hall, in a drive-through format to make sure proper health protocols were followed. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Tree, wreath sales brisk for Pictou County farms

PICTOU — Driving through residential areas, it’s easy to see the holiday spirit is alive and thriving. For those who own Christmas tree farms, it’s already been a busy season. “It’s our busiest season ever,” said Shirley Rushton, sister-in-law to Ruth MacLeod of MacLeod’s Christmas Trees. “People have been coming for trees early this year,...

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Comfort, joy … and warmth

When Frances Campbell’s church needed help with a fundraiser, she did not hesitate to answer the call. The avid quilter offered comfort and warmth in the form of a lap quilt with a Christmas theme to be raffled off for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. “I’m a sewer and I’ve made quilts for the better...

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Hospital auxiliary hosting Christmas pop-up shop

The Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary is thinking outside the box when it comes to fundraising. Carolyn Langille, gift shop manager, says the auxiliary is getting ready to hold its annual Christmas fundraising sale, as usual. But there’s a twist this year: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is not able to be held in the...

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Pictou County Christmas Fund announces 2020 telethon cancellation

NEW GLASGOW — The worldwide health pandemic COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on local families — in more ways than previously identified. The Board of Directors for the 2020 Pictou County Christmas Fund have announced the postponement of the 46th annual telethon until November 28, 2021. Social distancing requirements and limits on the...

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Christmas traditions: Gerard & Lori-Anna

Gerard Veldhoven LGBTQ+ Activist for Equality New Glasgow Growing up in The Netherlands, I well recall a Salvation Army group singing in front of a house across the street. This was an annual event that had its beginnings a number of years previously. Yes, a green spruce was erected in our living room on a...

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Christmas traditions: Andrea & Geralyn

Traditions. Almost every family has them and for just about every occasion. Christmas is the time of year when traditions abound. From sending Christmas cards to cherished friends and family to decorating a Christmas tree with special ornaments, or hanging stockings to enjoying a family games night — everyone has their own tradition that, to...

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