Red Seal chef visits market

MERIGOMISH — Rarely does the Merigomish Sunday Market have a scene like this. Brunch and display tables of food and other items for sale fill the main hall of the former rural school, but recently a Red Seal chef from Montreal visited the market to help prepare the brunch menu of poached eggs, fried chicken,...

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Local singer takes third in Chicago competition

She arrived at the classical singer competition and convention in Chicago hoping to get a head start looking into grad schools, and Nicole Ross of New Glasgow ended up competing and placing third out of more than 500 competitors. As well as the competition, the event included a conference, a chance to perform for and...

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Our moving day as Expos began

Fifty years ago this week. Half a century if you want it in poignant terms. The specific date on the calendar was April 8, 1969. It was a sunny spring day in Nova Scotia, a snowy day down in New York. I zero in on the anniversary for two reasons. First, it was the day...

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County’s best team dynasties?

The bait was too tantalizing to ignore. Like a mother’s or grandmother’s classic recipe in a time-worn family cookbook, the essential ingredients were there to produce a nourishing topic — a friend’s idea, my own enthusiasm, plus a sports magazine’s inspiration. The friend contacted me after seeing my column noting that I had reached my...

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Local musician wins prestigious award before returning home for concert

MERIGOMISH  –   Merigomish tenor Marcel d’Entremont is the recent recipient of prestigious award from McGill University. On Nov. 25, the tenor won the 2018-2019 Wirth Vocal Prize at McGill University in front of an enthusiastic audience and a four-person jury. Alongside collaborative pianist Dakota Scott-Digout, from Barrington, NS, d’Entremont’s program included works by Verdi, Duparc,...

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Classical music tour draws local students

NEW GLASGOW — Music students are getting an opportunity to hear classical music performed by artists already scheduled to visit Pictou County. Their next scheduled chance will be on October 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and will feature the Montreal-based ensemble Les Songes, a quartet that consists of Baroque...

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Artist salutes cause for Heads Together

NEW GLASGOW — Sandy Guadagni was in her element, enjoying a view of the Royal Wedding on a wide screen. She and others attended a party on Saturday, wearing a wide assortment of women’s hats in keeping with the broad-brimmed ones seen on the screen during the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. However,...

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Standup comedian Derek Seguin stopping in Pictou on national tour

PICTOU — Comedian Derek Seguin is taking his one-man standup comedy show Derek Seguin 43.0 on the road again for a national tour and will stop in Pictou as part of the tour. The tour runs from March 22 to June 16 and will be at the deCoste Perforing Arts Centre on March 23 before...

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This Is Adventure

Inspiration and motivation come from different places for different people: A movie, a book, a song, a memory. For Rich Brand, it comes from within and he’s doing his utmost to share it with as many people as he can. From a kayak. Alone. With nothing to keep him company except his thoughts of inspiring...

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Papa didn’t cover story

It really can happen. I was enjoying a steak the other evening at the Mic Mac Bar & Grill in Dartmouth with my son and his family. The old fellow and the younger fellow were discussing the arrival of the Stanley Cup playoffs, that annual two-month hockey marathon that keeps winter habits around until June....

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