Stories with Mrs. Claus

While Santa was busy making toys with the elves in the North Pole, Mrs. Claus took some time to drop by. She spent part of Thursday morning reading stories to children who dropped by Glasgow Square....

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UPDATE: Fusion Festival postponed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Minutes after we posted this article online this morning, we received a phone call telling us it has been postponed due to impending weather. Stay tuned for a new date! NEW GLASGOW — The 11th annual Multicultural Association of Pictou County Fusion Festival is just around the corner. The popular event will be...

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Ribfest a squealin’ good time

It was a community picnic like no other. And it was all about barbecue for three hog-heaven-filled days along the riverfront in New Glasgow as the inaugural Pictou County Ribfest was held last weekend. Two pit bosses brought their travelling barbecue setups to compete head to head for the best ribs in Pictou County’s first...

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Ribfest ready to roll

It will be more than just finger-licking good! With so many activities planned for the inaugural Pictou County Ribfest, the food won’t be the only thing you won’t want to miss. Although the event may be called ‘rib’ fest, there will be a bit of something for everyone — even those who don’t like ribs...

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Habitat for Humanity to benefit from Ribfest

Hard to imagine how succulent, juicy barbecued ribs and the joys of home ownership are connected. But they are, or will be, in Pictou County. Camp 31 and Silver Bullet BBQ, professional ‘ribbers’, will help a local family have their dream come true with a new home, thanks to Ribfest. Pictou County Ribfest will be...

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JUBILEE-ation! 24th Jubilee rocks the river

It was a successful weekend well worth all the hard work by volunteers for this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. With popular performers like Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Sass Jordan and Wintersleep, the weekend drew a good crowd to the downtown core of New Glasgow to celebrate music and the community around it. “It was a...

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Jube setup is underway

Downtown New Glasgow is busy and the area in front of Glasgow Square is congested as work continues to set up for the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The annual event runs over three days, from Friday through Sunday, and features the following artists: and dates Friday: East River Rats 7:30-8 pm Andre Pettipas & The Giants...

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Volunteers, support needed to keep Viola’s Place operating

Of all the needs of Viola’s Place, compassionate volunteers top the list. There is plenty of food, dishes, warm bedding, a comfortable living room area complete with sofa, armchairs, books and games and a large-screen television, and enough beds for eight people. Separate male and female washrooms provide an opportunity for guests to enjoy a...

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Riverfront Jubilee seeking volunteers

NEW GLASGOW – Want to be a part of an amazing weekend filled with music? The Riverfront Jubilee is seeking volunteers for the 24th annual festival. The success of the Jubilee depends on the hard work and dedication of more than 300 volunteers who donate their time to the Jubilee.  “The commitment Pictou County has...

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Residents rejecting P3 Highway 104 model

Glasgow Square was full last week as CUPE hosted a Highway 104 twinning meeting regarding the Public Private Partnership or P3 proposal for the deadly stretch between Pictou County and Antigonish. That stretch of highway, which is still single lane, is set to become the first privately maintained and owned non-toll highway in Nova Scotia....

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