Inaugural Carlton’s Community Bash planned

NEW GLASGOW – Carlton’s Community Bash will be taking place August 3 in Stellarton. The legacy event honouring Carlton Munroe, former promoter and executive director of the Jubilee, who lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2017, will be held at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex. “The 2019 board of directors wanted to find a...

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Slowcoaster to rock The Highlander on Saturday

East Coast reggae rockers and festival mainstays Slowcoaster are shaking up the music industry with a return to form, while ditching traditional mediums. “Track 1” is Slowcoaster’s eighth album and their first since the 2014 release of “The Girls Downtown.” Where most bands get excited about releasing on vinyl and cassettes, Slowcoaster are taking the...

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Tartan kilted golf July 12

FRASER’S MOUNTAIN – Plans are coming together for this year’s Festival of the Tartans golf tournament on July 12 at Glen Lovat Golf Club. Sometimes known as the Kilted Golf Tournament, although there is a non-kilted category, the tournament is the kick off to New Glasgow’s annual Festival of the Tartans, celebrating the heritage that...

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Paddles up for Italy

The weather on Saturday may not have been the best but the Maritime Dragons were ready to go and out on the East River practising twice that day for their big trip to Italy. A group of breast cancer survivors from Pictou County’s dragon boat team and a team from Saint John, NB, are preparing...

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Sherbrooke Village hosting Old Fashioned Christmas

Sherbrooke Village’s annual, award-winning Old Fashioned Christmas celebration will once again enchant visitors with a spectacular opening night tree lighting at a new location. The event will run on two consecutive weekends, Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 2-3. This year the official tree lighting has been relocated to St. James Presbyterian Church lawn at 7 p.m....

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Fusion Fest fun

NEW GLASGOW — Saturday’s Fusion Fest proved once again to be a huge hit with Pictou County. Nanda Shirke of the Multicultural Association of Pictou County said she believes this year had record attendance, although the official numbers are not yet in. The weather certainly co-operated. “The weather was just amazing,” she said. With about nine...

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Record total in River John run

RIVER JOHN — More than 60 walkers and runners participated in the annual fun walk and run last Thursday in conjunction with the 2017 River John Festival Days. Race director Mike Topley said he was pleased with the total that included some 40 walkers and occasional runners among the 64 people of all ages who...

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Read by the Sea offering Pitch the Publisher again

To the Editor: If your manuscript is burning a hole in your desk drawer, melting your USB stick, keeping you awake at night or making you forget to chew your breakfast while you think about how to get it published — here’s an opportunity that should not be missed. Back by popular demand, Read by...

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2016 Riverfront Jubilee gallery

Hey everyone – Did you miss out on the 2016 Riverfront Jubilee? Well, we didn’t – and we took lots and lots of pictures to share with you, our loyal readers! Visit to check it out! Twelve bands plus photos from the Children’s Jubilee, Blues in the Park and more! Friday night was headlined by...

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Margaree Highland Games celebrating fifth year

In the last five years, the Margaree Highland Games have seen themselves welcomed into Heavy Events circles with open arms, and have quickly become a staple of the summer tourism season in Nova Scotia. In that time, two Canadian records have been broken on the grounds and the event has seen continued growth with each...

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