New Year’s Eve 1959 …

This is a follow up to my last story of Pictou Island Christmas 1959. Our island Christmas concert on that Tuesday evening was appreciated by all. It was a special event just having the older scholars home for the holidays. That winter storm on Tuesday, December 22nd 1959 was one that will go down in...

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My early Christmas years …

The Christmas season is once again quickly drawing upon us. I can’t help but reminisce about the changes and meanings that have taken place over the past number of years. I recall my past Christmases as a child on Pictou Island and all the excitement that lingered around we island kids during the months up...

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Stories with Mrs. Claus

While Santa was busy making toys with the elves in the North Pole, Mrs. Claus took some time to drop by. She spent part of Thursday morning reading stories to children who dropped by Glasgow Square....

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Lottery winners paying it forward

Margie and Gerry Stewart were lucky after they won $1.75 million with Lotto 649 just about a year ago. To share their cheer and a bit of their luck, the couple have been playing Mr. and Mrs. Claus and helping out some people around Pictou County, just for the joy of it. “It was sporadic,...

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Sherbrooke Village hosting Old Fashioned Christmas

Sherbrooke Village’s annual, award-winning Old Fashioned Christmas celebration will once again enchant visitors with a spectacular opening night tree lighting at a new location. The event will run on two consecutive weekends, Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 2-3. This year the official tree lighting has been relocated to St. James Presbyterian Church lawn at 7 p.m....

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The wrong sweater was under the tree

There was no hockey sweater for me under the tree this Christmas morning. There wasn’t supposed to be. I hadn’t asked for one. That wasn’t the case, however, 70 years ago – on Christmas Day in 1946. That was the year, for an eight-year-old in New Glasgow, that Santa was asked to bring – get...

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New Glasgow Christmas Tree/Holiday Light-up set for Saturday

NEW GLASGOW – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. On Saturday, Nov. 19 the annual New Glasgow Christmas Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Light-up will be presented by MacLeod-Lorway Insurance Group in partnership with the Town of New Glasgow and will take place from approximately 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Glasgow Square Theatre’s...

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