Christmas traditions: Frances & the Curley’s

Frances Buchan Pictou As a woman who chose not to have a family, since my early 20s my Christmases have been anything but traditional. When my parents moved to the Maritimes, it was still a traditional family Christmas except for one new tradition: getting to the airport and hoping that the flight wasn’t cancelled! Christmas...

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Johnny Miles honoured at local ‘Y’

A tribute to an athlete from Cape Breton who made a major impact on running in Pictou County now adorns the halls of the Pictou County YMCA. Johnny Miles has been honoured with a framed jersey showing the number 15 that references the top 15 athletes recognized in a poll last year by the Nova...

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Curley aligns fitness, visitor appeal

NEW GLASGOW — Terry Curley can draw a parallel between what the Johnny Miles running events offer and how they attract participation from Pictou County and beyond. Curley says there is a connection between what he called the emerging potential of sports tourism and the achievements of the running events that led to the recent...

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Cross-country workouts slated

STELLARTON — Local athletes Dave MacLennan and Tony Corbin will be conducting cross country workouts for any Pictou County middle and high school student who wishes to get a head start on the school season. MacLennan is an accomplished distance runner and multi-time winner of the Johnny Miles Marathon in New Glasgow and the Blue...

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Miles running event weekend full of thrills

NEW GLASGOW – It was a splendid time for the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Milder, partly overcast weather on Saturday preceded a cooler but clear day on Sunday for the bulk of the races on the weekend program. One highlight was the 12th Johnny Miles Marathon win for Scotsburn’s Dave MacLennan, who finished first with...

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Traffic disruptions during Johnny Miles Running Event

Motorists need to drive with extra caution this weekend while the Johnny Miles Running events are taking place in New Glasgow and Stellarton. There will be changes in vehicle traffic flow  and all streets will be open to pedestrian traffic as usual during the running event. On Saturday, June 16, Provost Street from George to...

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Johnny Miles Event inspires Glen Haven employees Learn to Run group

NEW GLASGOW – The Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend is not only the inspiration for Glen Haven Manor’s Learn to Run program, it will also be the debut course for several employees new to running. The program, based on the C25K (Couch to 5km), was offered as one of the healthy workplace programs at Glen...

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Huge crowd for Miss Miles run

NEW GLASGOW – Another sold-out Miss Miles fun run is a gratifying thing for its organizers. Race director Carol Curley said she was pleased with the turnout and with how the event has become a fixture for many of the participants over its five years. “It was great,” Curley said. “”When we started Miss Miles,...

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Miss Miles event big hit

NEW GLASGOW — Seven hundred and fifty women — some mothers, but all daughters — took part in this year’s Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5-K Classic. According to race director Terry Curley, the event was sold out for more than a month. “It’s pretty popular,” he said. “This is the fourth year for it and...

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Family enjoys ‘community’ of Miles running events

Sarah Higdon is downright inspirational. When she was in Grade 5, she set a goal of running in the Johnny Miles Classic 5K after taking a learn to run program through Pictou County Athletics. Her family supported her and arrived race day to cheer her on. “She inspired us all,” smiled mom, Susan. Now 14,...

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