Large park revitalization announced in Trenton

Trenton Park will be getting a facelift over the next few years, with the help of a group of citizens working to improve the green space. The Hemlock Group formed about four years ago with the idea of improving the park that is widely used. Wednesday evening at the Trenton Park pavilion the group, along...

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Fundraising frenzy

They may be small but Jeana’s Girls are doing huge things in Pictou County and beyond for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The group of teenagers have multiple fundraising projects on the go this fall as a part of the Heroes Challenge as well as the National Sears Kids Ride for Cancer. The ride is one...

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Bikers ride for causes

It was an exceptional weekend for those riding and pedalling two wheels. Three events directed at raising funds and awareness for distinct causes took place in Pictou County or ended here. Two of the events involved cycling. The Ride for Reese that began in Toronto on August 1 ended on Sunday with the arrival of...

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‘BIG’ night for awards at local agency

NEW GLASGOW — Bigs, Littles and all points in between were in the spotlight Thursday when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County held its annual Award Appreciation evening. The event, held at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow, is organized by the agency to show appreciation to its supporters, sponsors and volunteers...

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21,390 thank yous

Little Harbour firefighter Kenny Arsenault has 21,390 thank yous for Pictou County. Speaking for the Pictou County Firefighters Association, Arsenault said he was blown away by the funds raised at this year’s Easter Boot Drive on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “On behalf of the Pictou County Firefighters I would like to thank Pictou County...

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New playground in the future for North End

NEW GLASGOW — Plans are underway to update the playground in the North End. A meeting was held last week at the North End Recreation Centre concerning updating the facilities at the playground there. It was apparent to some on the board that one of the structures on the playground would have to be replaced...

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Fundraising campaign launched to help library

ANTIGONISH – Friends of the Antigonish Library launched a 2017 fundraising campaign to offset chronic underfunding. As FoAL launches its 2017 fundraising campaign, Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) is again soliciting the community to reach our $7500 goal. The board is deeply grateful to its dedicated annual donors. However, the library cannot rely on...

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Autism walk raises $64,000

The fifth annual Walk the Walk for Autism gave local families 64,000 reasons to smile. The walk, which was held Saturday at the G.R. Saunders Elementary School, was one of nine taking place in the province. The local walk raised more than $64,000 while in excess of $250,000 was raised provincewide. Local participant Allison Kearley...

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