Inaugural meeting planned for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia

It was clear Dominic Boyd’s experiences would be put to good use once he retired. Where the county did not offer an Alzheimer’s and dementia family support group in the area, Boyd has stepped up to help organize a group with the help of former colleague, Linda Turner, a social worker with Mental Health. The...

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Exceeding expectations: Community helps Pictou County Christmas Fund more than surpass goal

PICTOU — The phones continued to ring on Sunday after the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund Telethon was off the air. The result: $87,050 in pledges — all of which will be used to help local families in need be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings this year. The total...

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County backs Trenton Park

TRENTON — The Hemlock Group has officially seen five of the six local municipalities pledge money to the group that is working on the restoration of Trenton Park as a regional asset. The Municipality of Pictou County Council announced during its budget to give the $45,000 over three years to help with renovating the park...

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New Glasgow a finalist for SilverEco and Ageing Well International Award

NEW GLASGOW – The Town of New Glasgow has been named a finalist for an international award that recognizes the best solutions and services in the field of aging well. The town is competing in a field of 50 candidates from Canada, the United States and around the world. “We are very pleased that the...

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Over the top — again

They did it again: The 43rd annual Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon went over the top! Volunteers succeeded in raising $85,240 — that’s more than the $80,000 goal — thanks to the generous support of the community. Every year, the funds are raised in the community, for the community — to help provide a Christmas...

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Food for thought

A discussion about food and cooking led Cathy Grant of New Leaf to realize that food is something some of the men in the program struggled with or needed some guidance on. After one of the men in the group shared his experience about not eating as well as he used to now that he...

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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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Fundraisers a-plenty for Kent Corbett

Every community needs a Kent Corbett, a professional volunteer who is never afraid to carry the heaviest of loads in the biggest of projects. And for those communities — the ones not only lucky enough to have a Kent Corbett but to know what they have — his trials and tribulations are their moment to...

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Fundraising campaign launched to help library

ANTIGONISH – Friends of the Antigonish Library launched a 2017 fundraising campaign to offset chronic underfunding. As FoAL launches its 2017 fundraising campaign, Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) is again soliciting the community to reach our $7500 goal. The board is deeply grateful to its dedicated annual donors. However, the library cannot rely on...

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$16,500 stronger

The YMCA Strong Kids are $16,500 stronger. That’s the amount of money that was raised Saturday during the Y’s Spinathon in support of the Y’s Strong Kids program. “Last year was great for a first year but this year is even more enthusiastic,” said Pictou County YMCA CEO Dave MacIntyre while astride a stationary bike....

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