Coldest Night Walk launch Dec.1

NEW GLASGOW – Supporters of the Coldest Night of the Year are preparing for the annual event that will take place on February 22, 2020. An official media launch for the local event that raises funds for the Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has been scheduled for December 1 to help participants and organizers get...

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Mug shot

Local artist creates 365 mugs with proceeds going to charity A daily new year’s habit can be hard to continue. Doing something 365 times takes time and dedication and patience. In Carey Allan’s case, it also takes creativity. The local artist and pottery teacher took it upon herself to create her own little masterpiece each...

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deCoste kicks off fall Dream Vacation Draw fundraising campaign

There are still several chances for the 2019 Dream Vacation Draw ticket holders to win one of the trips that are available through the deCoste Performing Art Centre’s annual fundraising campaign, but they’ve already kicked off the 2020 campaign. “We’re excited to be starting a little earlier this year,” says marketing manger, Jennifer MacLennan, who...

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Pulling together

The United Way of Pictou County helped show Pictou County what can be done when the community pulls together on Saturday morning. This year marked the fifth year for participants to participate in the annual Pulling for Change event that sees teams of 10 come together and pull a firetruck across part of a parking...

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Sunrise Film Festival screening for River John Fire Hall fundraiser

RIVER JOHN — The Sunrise Film Festival will be screening the comedy, The Only Game in Town, plus a short film at the River John Fire Hall as a fundraiser for the fire hall. This screening will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door...

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Big barn, big plans

It will be a sweet summer at the New Glasgow Farmers Market this year with the grand opening of Cream of the Crop Ice Cream Shoppe this coming long weekend in the market’s dome building. The kitchen in the market is usually rented out each year to a vendor; however, with no new proposals this...

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Appreciating art

The Tearmann Society for Abused Women is marking its 25th annual Celebration of Art auction and draw this Friday at The Museum of Industry. In anticipation of the event’s anniversary, the Tearmann board is sticking true to the format of the event that has served them well for the past two and a half decades...

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MAKE WAY… for students’ future

STELLARTON — Students who attend the Nova Scotia Community College but need help are getting it in a big way, thanks to a massive financial campaign that has raised more than $30 million. About 100 committee members, donors, campus friends, students, alumni and staff gathered on Monday at the NSCC’s Pictou Campus as campaign chairman Rob Sobey announced...

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From Ellen’s Heart … and daughter’s generosity

Laura Worth was able to celebrate her bachelorette party with her mother, Ellen Bland, in June 2018 before she passed away on July 1st. This was a true testament to Ellen’s caring heart and passion for family as she was struggling after complications from her second open heart surgery in October 2017. “In December I...

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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