Sharing the love

It may be shaping up to be a long season for those in nursing homes, as lockdown protocols at many places continue and winter weather continues. But a pair of students at Pictou Academy are doing their best to combat the winter blues for residents with some handmade Valentine’s Day cards. As part of their...

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Quilts to provide comfort for restless hands

Diana Spurvey believes in the proverb ‘waste not want not’ and is using her talents to give back. That’s why she and a group of similar-minded crafters recently donated about a dozen and a half fidget quilts to the Oddfellows Home in Pictou. A fidget quilt or activity blanket is a lap quilt that provides...

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Sharing the spirit

West Pictou Consolidated school’s Grade 2 class has been focusing on empathy this year. To help such a young age grasp the concept, the kids have been making regular trips to the Oddfellows Home in Pictou to spend time with the seniors playing games and enjoying each other’s company. For the holidays, the class members...

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Final fashion show for Models for Mental Health

It will be a bittersweet farewell to the catwalk on November 5 as the final Models for Mental Health event takes place. Lily DeYoung and Shawna Coleman, creators of the successful mental health fundraiser, are taking a break from the fashion show side of things after this year’s Models for Mental Health Fashion Show on...

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