Rags to riches

Local entrepreneur breathes life into old fabrics by upcycling Born out of necessity and a life long passion, Janelle’s Upcycled and New Fashions came to life this July after owner Janelle Clyke found herself without a job due to the global health pandemic. This, along with some encouragement from friends, pushed Clyke to pursue her...

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Many award winners at Northumberland Regional High School

Students from Northumberland Regional High School combined to win almost $280,000 in scholarships and awards this year. Among them with prize totals were: Carson Cameron won $81,350; Madison Walsh won $51,250; Cyenna Link won $44,075; Evelyn Munroe won $30,750; Grace Hall won $28,300; Hannah Warren won $23,450; and Bailey Chase won $20,550. The students with...

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Garden club growing with the changing times

The Pictou and Area Garden Club has turned buds into blooms, literally. The club’s annual plant sale is a major fundraiser for the group. Once a year every year, the members bring in plants and slips from their own gardens, re-pot them and sell them. The funds generated are used to purchase the materials needed...

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High School senior jumps in with help

What does an ambitious, conscientious, passionate high school senior do when school’s out for an extended period of time? Fill out scholarship applications of course. Oh, and dive head first into helping a grassroots organization by making a promotional video. That’s what Claire Wilson did. The senior at Northumberland Regional High School in Alma put...

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Local women to benefit from Women On Fire

Proceeds from a local calendar intended to promote self-love will soon be awarded to young women trying to help their peers. Chelsea Sutherland, who created the Women On Fire calendar, donated $3,600 on Thursday, March 12 to high schools in the area for a nomination-based recognition award that will go to a graduating student who...

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Kanokai club hosts judo tournament

ALMA — It was a banner day for members of the Kanokai Judo Club. Kyle Sutherland was among 12 members of the club who competed at its invitational meeting last Saturday at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. He won the gold medal in his division after winning three matches. Sutherland was competing in the...

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A closet of care

If you believe in karma then it’s safe to say that high school students Raven Eldstrom and Jessica Stewart will have a lot of good things coming to them after creating Northumberland Regional High Schools Karma Closet. The project is in its second year and has been a great success, being used by many students....

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Hundreds stirred by climate rally

NEW GLASGOW — Slogans like “The sea levels are rising; so are we!”shared verbally and on posters said it all as more than 200 people gathered for a climate change rally last Friday at Carmichael Park. Northumberland Regional High School student Keeley Shipley emceed the rally at the park’s gazebo and was among the many...

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Local hikers part of three-day trip

MELVILLE – One of the leaders of a three-day hike along part of the Cape-to-Cape Trail says she is looking forward to the challenge. Elaine Falconer, an avid hiker and Hike Nova Scotia member, is one of four leaders of a group that will complete part of the trail during a three-day hike in Colchester...

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Drive for supplies

Some parents may not think twice about spending the money for new school supplies, but that may not be the case for everyone. For the sixth year running, Meghan Hartling is collecting together school supplies for schools in Pictou County. The items Hartling collects go toward helping teachers in the schools replace things that might...

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