Friends, community host ‘unforgettable’ birthday bash

“Unforgettable.” That was the one word Pictou’s Helen Scammell used to describe her ‘surprise’ 85th birthday bash last week. Many people turned up on her lawn on July 22 to celebrate Scammell on her birthday. The event was planned by friends in the Pictou and Area Garden Club and included fellow garden club members, friends...

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Passion … for preservation

The Pictou Historical Photograph Society is preserving the town’s history, one photo at a time. “If you want your town to survive, you have to take an interest and do something that you have a passion for and is of value,” says member Beth Henderson. She practices what she preaches. Henderson has been a member...

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Prof. Morash brings the past to the future of PA

It was a looking glass into the future and a reflection to the past last week during Chris Morash’s Scottish Heritage Without the Kilt talk at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Sponsored by the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation Morash, a former PA student and now a professor at the Trinity College of Dublin, hosted the...

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PAEF marking 100 years with celebration dinner

Pictou Academy students have made contributions to just about every profession imaginable in every corner of the world. That is why it’s so important to the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation to continue to support the school, its staff and students. One of the ways the PAEF will do this is with a fundraising dinner taking...

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Pictou schools review sounding alarm

Editor’s Note:This article has been modified from the original due to an incorrect number quoted to The Advocate for the number of students enrolled at Pictou Elementary. PICTOU – Many residents are up in arms after the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board announced a review of the three schools in the town – Pictou Elementary, Dr....

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