Summer fun!

The AdvoCruiser is everywhere! From Pictou Lobster Carnival to Trenton FunFest and Pride Week festivities and all points in between, Burke, Georgia and Hannah are in the community talking to you. Here’s a look at some of the fun they’ve had so far …...

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Summer Street scramble golf raises $294,252

ABERCROMBIE — It was a day of true celebration last Friday at the Abercrombie Country Club during the 25th annual Summer Street Scramble. When all pledge sheets were tabulated, golfers weathered the rain and combined to raise a whopping $294,252 in support of Summer Street. Summer Street Society vice-president Rae Gunn, a first-time golfer at...

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Summer Street Scramble to mark 25 years June 21

NEW GLASGOW — Celebrating 25 years is special for the 2019 Summer Street Golf Scramble. Organizers want to make sure it is. The scramble is scheduled for June 21 at Abercrombie Country Club with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and organizers hope to achieve their goal of a 36-team draw. “We’re looking forward to...

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Hughes earns AUS track award

PICTOU — Eric Hughes has earned a track and field award in his freshman year in university. Hughes, who is from Pictou and is pursuing a business degree at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is Atlantic University Sport’s male rookie of the year in track and field. He achieved the honour by winning...

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Trio joins Special Olympic Games

STELLARTON — Track and field and gymnastics athletes are among those from Pictou County who are taking part in the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. Stacey Saunders and Lucy Rogers are in track and field and work out at Pioneer Coal Athletic Field, while rhythmic gymnastics athlete Kara Scott has been practising...

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Mobile sailing event offered this summer

PICTOU — A mobile sailing program has begun in Pictou. The program started on July 2 with Branden O’Brien from True Potential Fitness leading an active dryland warm up. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young explained that the program operates in town in partnership with the Nova Scotia Yachting Association and Sail Nova Scotia....

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Evan Sharpe makes waves

NEW GLASGOW — It is less than a month before Evan Sharpe joins his fellow athletes at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games. The Games are being held July 31 to August 4 in Antigonish. Sharpe is among members of the swimming team and has been training on his own with coach Aaron Smith...

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Summer Street golf gives boost

ABERCROMBIE — It was another great year for the Summer Street Scramble, with the annual golf tournament raising the second largest amount in its 24-year history. The event, which ran all day Friday, June 22 at the Abercrombie Country Club, had 35 teams whose members brought in $251,277. That brings the total raised to more...

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Nova Scotia Spirit Co.’s at it again!

STELLARTON – Nova Scotia Spirit Co. has a new product hitting the shelves of the NSLC. The award winning, well-known Blue Lobster Vodka is combined with all natural flavoring to create the new Vodka Soda Lemon Lime, being released this week at NSLC stores. The company sent out a photo of the new product to...

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Thrills, skills at baseball camp

STELLARTON — In 1971, Roger Kahn published his beloved baseball book The Boys of Summer. A new version got underway at the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Let’s call it the ‘boys and girls of spring’ as dozens of little leaguers welcomed the baseball season with a skills camp. The camp, organized...

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