Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered....

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Hillside group holding two-day flea market to raise funds to build new hall

A desire to re-connect residents with their community and each other is the driving force behind the Hillside Community Society. This group’s main focus is to work together to generate funds to build a community centre in Hillside so that community residents can socialize with each other, celebrate milestones and get together for fun and...

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From Korea with love

LYONS BROOK — While Mungil Song, owner and one of the chefs at Pictou Lunch Box, may still be learning English, her community spirit is strong. In the fall of 2018 she contacted The Organ Restoration Committee at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in New Glasgow about supporting its hefty $25,000 Organ Restoration goal and Betty Murphy,...

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New Glasgow Rotary’s Tasting with a Twist to showcase Nova Scotian flavours and support a local charity

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled NEW GLASGOW — The New Glasgow Rotary Club is bringing back its signature tasting fundraising event that will support Nova Scotian culinary and local charities. Tasting will a Twist will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Summer Street Industries, featuring Nova Scotian fare, produced by...

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Pulling together

The rainy weather on Saturday morning didn’t stop Pictou County from pulling together — literally — as the United Way Pulling for Change event started up after a half hour delay. With 11 teams registering for this year’s event, participation may have been slightly down but the soggy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of participants...

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Bikes for the wounded

EDITOR’S NOTE: DUE TO THE IMPENDING WET WEATHER ON SATURDAY AND THE SAFETY OF THE BIKERS COMING IN, ORGANIZERS HAVE RESCHEDULED THIS EVENT TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE SAME HOURS AND IN THE SAME LOCATION ON SUNDAY. Coming home from Vietnam, Rev. Gary Sinclair never thought he would receive the negative attention he did, or...

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Putting for pets

If puppy dog eyes melt your heart then it will be impossible to resist the SPCA Pictou County annual golf tournament, now named the Kathy Skoke-Fortin Memorial golf tournament. The tournament has been running for a number of years as a fundraiser for the local animal shelter to help it maintain conditions and care for...

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Luau love

A little piece of Hawaii transported guests at the New Glasgow Farmers Market Luau to a sunny beach with delicious food and entertainment Saturday night during the fundraising event. With 125 guests enjoying a traditional roasted pig, also offered was a Hawaiian-themed salad bar and a sundae bar. Hula dancers, hula lessons, hula competition and...

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Pet Paw-ty a joint venture

Pets were the focus of an event at Pier 15: Riverfront Marina recently. Pictou SPCA, CARMA Pictou County and Pier 15 partnered for a Pet Paw-ty that raised money and spread information for the two animal care organizations. “We’re trying to get people to understand the difference between what CARMA does versus the SPCA,” said...

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United Way hitting the green

Pictou County United Way is ready to have some fun on the green this week with their fourth annual golf tournament. While the fundraiser is not their biggest of the year, the organization is thankful for the teams that participate as well as enjoying the fun day out on the green. “For us it’s about...

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