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PAEF marking 100 years with celebration dinner

Pictou Academy students have made contributions to just about every profession imaginable in every corner of the world. That is why it’s so important to the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation to continue to support the school, its staff and students. One of the ways the PAEF will do this is with a fundraising dinner taking...

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St. George’s hosting Christmas dinner

NEW GLASGOW — St. George’s Anglican Church in New Glasgow will be hosting its annual community Christmas dinner starting at noon on Christmas Day. The dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on December 25 in the lower hall, which is accessed through the Forbes Street door. It is offered to anyone who...

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Chicken barbecue day!

You can smell the chicken grilling! Members of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow are at Carmichael Park in New Glasgow preparing the barbecue chicken meals that are for sale today in their annual Chicken Barbecue fundraiser. Here, Ron Jones checks the internal temperature of the chicken. While a large majority of the meals are...

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Over the top, again

PICTOU – It was another big day for upholding Pictou County’s Christmas spirit. More than $80,000 was raised on Sunday at the deCoste Centre during the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund with proceeds going toward Christmas dinner for many families in the area. Final figures were to come and based crucially on pledges being honoured,...

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What’s Cooking… for Thanksgiving dinner?

Gingerbread, rice pudding, pumpkin pie and apple cake are all familiar Thanksgiving desserts, but have you heard of blancmange, apple fool or mount guard? These are just a few of the old, handwritten recipes found in the Nova Scotia Archives and now posted online, just in time for Thanksgiving. The archives’ newest online resource, What’s...

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