Decorating for a cause

A team of hard workers spent last week putting together Christmas goodies for others; they may not have been elves but they were just as happy to be helping out. The Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary group marked its eighth year selling handmade Christmas wreaths. The group sets up shop once a year in a space donated...

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Have a healthy Holiday season

Tis the season for celebration! Since many holiday gatherings are focused on food, you might find it difficult not to overindulge. Our team of Sobeys Dietitians are here to help you enjoy the season without losing sight of your health goals. It’s all about balancing fun, food and activity. What’s your party plan? Here are...

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Exceeding expectations: Community helps Pictou County Christmas Fund more than surpass goal

PICTOU — The phones continued to ring on Sunday after the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund Telethon was off the air. The result: $87,050 in pledges — all of which will be used to help local families in need be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings this year. The total...

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New Glasgow tree lighting on Friday

The Christmas season is quickly approaching and the Town of New Glasgow has an exciting list of events to celebrate this holiday season. It all starts with the New Glasgow Christmas Tree/Holiday Light Up taking place at Glasgow Square Theatre on Friday  at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment by the Pictou County...

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In the Christmas ‘Spirit’

Kate Klein knew how to get New Glasgow Farmers Market shoppers in the Christmas ‘Spirit’ – by handing out a little egg nog! The representative of Nova Scotia Spirit company was one of the many vendors who enjoyed Wednesday evening’s open market night. The market was packed as shoppers sampled foods and beverages and browsed...

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Help ‘Spread some Christmas cheer’

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE ADVOCATE OFFICE ON 21 GEORGE STREET, PICTOU, IS A DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR THESE CARDS.   One kind deed leads to another, and another. And soon, that builds to thousands of kind gestures that help put a smile on faces at Christmas. Again this Christmas, Nicole LeBlanc and her band of merry elves...

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Theatre Antigonish welcomes the holidays with a musical extravaganza

ANTIGONISH – Another beloved holiday classic is coming to the Bauer Theatre in Antigonish. On December 8 and 9, Theatre Antigonish is pleased to present It’s a Wonderful Life. In partnership with the Antigonish Choral Ensemble (ACE) and the St. James Handbell Choir, this production is the Lux Radio version of the Christmas classic. It...

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Get in the festive spirit with Merry Little Christmas

Ann Holton is planning to have a Merry Little Christmas … show. The popular local singer/elementary school teacher with the golden voice has recorded a new CD, her second, and is ready to raise the roof at Stellarton’s Sharon St. John United Church on November 24 where she will launch it – together with a...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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