Restaurateur gives back

PICTOU — It was especially chaotic — and enjoyable — in the lunch room on Monday at McCulloch Education Centre. Charles Quintanilla owner/operator of East Avenue restaurant in New Glasgow, brought several staff members with him to serve a special lunch for students and staff. The students dined on spaghetti and meatballs while staff were...

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Y child care centre to open in January

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre is set to open in January. “It’s coming along really well,” Y child care manager Tara Gallant said. “I’m excited about this. The Y always wanted to open another centre. I get to do that now.” It’s the Y’s second centre and it is...

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Junior Gardeners earn awards

PICTOU — Another season for local Junior Gardeners has ended with awards presentations and refreshments. Anne Gratton, a Pictou Garden Club member who was also a junior gardener, hosted the event, while junior garden co-ordinator Niki Allan joined her to present prizes. “It was a treat,” Gratton said. “I was 10 years old and living...

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McCulloch school book launch wows co-authors

PICTOU — A wish for students at McCulloch Education Centre to appreciate writing has resulted in an astonishing book. Hey! I Wrote That! Treasures from the Young Pirate Hearts and Voices at M.E.C. is the school’s anthology that was officially launched on Monday to complete nearly four months of work with the 260 students and...

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Pictou mayor raises issue of pre-primary at MEC

PICTOU — Mayor Jim Ryan is calling for the province to locate its pre-primary program at the McCulloch Education Centre. Ryan raised the matter at town council’s regular meeting after asking Gary Adams, regular director of education for the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre of Education, in a letter dated April 11 to consider including the school....

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Bands supporting bands

A big band with a big sound is making its way to the deCoste Performing Arts Centre to help out some local schools this month. The Stadacona Band will be playing tunes of all types in support of the band programs for McCulloch Education Centre, Dr. W.A. MacLeod Consolidated School and West Pictou Consolidated School....

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Local students heading to WE day

Young philanthropists from all over Pictou County will be congregating in Halifax this week to take part in WE Day on November 30. The gathering of students from all across the province is hosted by the organization ME to WE to help reward and inspire students to give back to their community and the world....

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