Toy drive

WESTVILLE — Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many. The Salvation Army is advising that anyone needing assistance in acquiring toys this year can register with them over three dates in November. All families with children ages infant to 12 may apply for the toy drive. Registration dates this year are Nov....

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Smile! You’ll be helping others

The annual Smile Cookie campaign is underway at Tim Hortons locations in Pictou County until September 23, with proceeds from the sale of the cookies going to the Pictou County Food Banks and the Pictou County Fuel Fund. The food banks provide emergency supplies of food, helping an average of 625 families each month in...

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WI in the Christmas spirit

The Lyons Brook Women’s Institute met recently at the home of Lynn MacLean. Following a pot luck supper members shared memories of Christmas past and plans for this year’s season. Games, quizzes and readings were enjoyed. A varied supply of personal needs products such as shampoo, deodorant, razor blades, tooth paste and such was brought...

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Scaring up donations

The Pictou West Food Bank will see a boost in donations this Halloween, thanks to the WE Scare Hunger program. Students will be going door to door collecting donations for the food bank on October 31. The project is an initiative of the ME to WE program, a social program that runs in schools to...

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