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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‘Hoping’ for success

Hope springs eternal — at least in the hearts of the Scottish Highlanders who sailed from their homeland to Pictou in 1773 to start a new life. They arrived at long last under brutal conditions from a shipping company that cruelly deceived them, to harsh surroundings and an uncertain future. But those who survived the...

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Sentimental Journey making final call

NEW GLASGOW — The 20th anniversary edition of A Sentimental Journey, Songs of the War Years, will be the event’s farewell performance. The musical tribute to the war years is scheduled for November 4 starting at 3 p.m. at Summer Street. Tickets for the performance are available there by calling 755-1745. Sandy Mackay, one of...

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Mackay family celebrating two centuries of occupying land

LYONS BROOK – Looking back, it seems somewhat amazing to Sandy Mackay that he is living on the land that his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1816. “The farm itself was originally homesteaded in 1810 by David and Helen Pottinger but in 1815, Mr. Pottinger was killed by a falling tree,” explains Sandy. “On March 21, 1816,...

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