Singing for your sweetheart

Not everyone can serenade their sweetheart, so you can always get someone else to do it for you! The Vocal Chords are back for another year of singing to their heart’s content to anyone and everyone who gives their valentine hotline a ring. The former barbershop singers and longtime vocalists will be singing to others’...

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Coats of caring

Winter has hit Pictou County early this year and has everyone scrambling for winter jackets to keep warm. But not everyone has a coat to cover up with during the winter season. The Coats for Kids program has been providing children and adults with warm winter jackets for years and has just partnered with Viola’s...

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Open for business

A long journey has finally come to an end. Viola’s Place opened its doors last Friday. In the fall of 2016, the Life Shelter in New Glasgow shut its doors and since then temporary shelters were in place for those in the county without a home until another permanent shelter could be established. “We looked...

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Viola’s place ready to settle in

NEW GLASGOW — It was a big night for Viola’s Place Society on Monday as the board had its first meeting after purchasing its new building. The meeting took place in the new building on Marsh Street and, in some cases, it was the first time some of the board members had the chance to...

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Homeless shelter aided by 100 Kids Who Care

The president of the board for Viola’s Place Society said a donation from 100 Kids Who Care helps bring them closer to opening the doors of a homeless shelter in Pictou County. On Friday, Karen MacPhee, along with vice-president Brian Bowden, accepted $350 from the youth fundraising group’s recent first meeting. “For a small person...

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Maple Cedar supporting Viola’s Place

One of Pictou’s newest restaurants is supporting Pictou County’s newest homeless shelter. Maple Cedar Restaurant  on East River Road New Glasgow, owned by Fred and Patricia Haddad, have generously offered to donate 15 per cent of their profits from today, Sept. 18 to Saturday Sept. 23, to Viola’s Place Society. Local celebrities/politicians will be showing...

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