Give me shelter

When home isn’t the safest place to be… Home is the safest place to be. Stay home. Self-isolate and help #flattenthecurve during these days of COVID-19 chaos. Sounds idyllic. The opportunity to work comfortably from home yet still be connected with family sounds like a dream come true for many women. But what if home...

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Coldest Night Walk launch Dec.1

NEW GLASGOW – Supporters of the Coldest Night of the Year are preparing for the annual event that will take place on February 22, 2020. An official media launch for the local event that raises funds for the Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has been scheduled for December 1 to help participants and organizers get...

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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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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YMCA Peace Week opens with awards

Two individuals and an organization were honoured Monday with Peace Medals presented by the YMCA of Pictou County. Henry Green, Beth McNeill and Safe Harbour, were honoured as local community members who have made significant contributions towards peace building. Awards presentations took place at a breakfast that featured guest speaker Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace...

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Jan Keefe returns to teaching music

NEW GLASGOW – Jan Keefe is reigniting her passion for music. Keefe is leaving her position at Roots House to resume her career as a music teacher at the Centre of Music on Summit that has been established in New Glasgow. The centre on Summit Avenue in New Glasgow was established by Marsha Sobey after she purchased and...

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‘Big’ move planned

This fall will bring a fresh start filled with infinite possibilities for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The local non-profit agency will be moving into its new location in about six weeks’ time, after purchasing a house in New Glasgow and turning it into a spectacular two-storey office space. And the agency’s executive...

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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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Roots House grows community roots

The doors are officially open to the two new transition houses Pictou County Roots for Youth has opened on Temperance Street in New Glasgow. The houses are designed to help youth transition from Roots House, an emergency shelter, to being independent; they are also welcoming youth who haven’t dealt with Roots House before to seize...

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Racers get lost in fun of event

“I once was lost but now am found …” Janine Linthorne can laugh at the lyrics from the hymn Amazing Grace now, but she was in a bit of a panic mode when she and her team from Routes to Riches Race got lost a couple of weeks ago. “If you ask my daughter she...

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