Vocal Chords ready for Valentine’s Day

NEW GLASGOW — It seems like the more, the merrier for the Vocal Chords, who have grown from a quartet to a quintet. And they are ready to serenade in barbershop style at more than 20 engagements for their annual Valentine’s Day musical journey. Lead Brian Bowden of New Glasgow, baritone Bob Morse from Pictou,...

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County Remembrance service discontinued

The Royal Canadian Legion is discontinuing its annual Pictou County Memorial service. Assistant Zone 6 Commander Verdon Locke said zone members agreed at its September meeting to disband the service for a number of reasons. He also noted how veterans residing at the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou are no longer able to attend the...

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Singing for your sweetheart

Not everyone can serenade their sweetheart, so you can always get someone else to do it for you! The Vocal Chords are back for another year of singing to their heart’s content to anyone and everyone who gives their valentine hotline a ring. The former barbershop singers and longtime vocalists will be singing to others’...

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Help ‘Spread some Christmas cheer’

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE ADVOCATE OFFICE ON 21 GEORGE STREET, PICTOU, IS A DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR THESE CARDS.   One kind deed leads to another, and another. And soon, that builds to thousands of kind gestures that help put a smile on faces at Christmas. Again this Christmas, Nicole LeBlanc and her band of merry elves...

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Love, compassion themes at Veteran’s Unit service

Veterans stood up for love, their country, all people, and freedom. Those were the words of recreation therapist Dennis Chipman during the Remembrance Day service at the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou on Sunday that acknowledged the contributions of those who have served and their role in ensuring Canada is a safe place. Chipman told...

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Hero’s sendoff for Roy Rushton

PICTOU — Roy Rushton was remembered for his human qualities and service in two wars during a formal celebration of his life last Saturday. Celebrating the Noble Life of Roy Rushton was the theme for the event held at Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Dignitaries attending included representatives of the Canadian and South...

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Lest we forget: Fallen remembered during services

Thousands of Pictou County residents gathered on November 11 at cenotaphs and memorials to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom … In Sunny Brae, three more names were added to the cenotaph list and the unveiling of a new interpretive panel were among highlights of the annual Remembrance Day service. The weather...

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Straight from the heart

A meal enjoyed in the bright sunshine and warmth of a lazy, late summer day may be something many of us take for granted. For one particular group of people, it was a real treat and is not something they get to experience every day. Five residents of the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou, along...

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Horses produce smiles for the holidays

PICTOU – A little Christmas cheer came clip clopping down the walkways of the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital  just before Christmas two horses came to spread some cheer. Although this is the first year that Andrea Fuller and Dianne Storey have ventured to the hospital with their horses Nellie and Kenric, they are already hoping...

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