Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014

Leisure and Living

Writer-in-residence looking forward to connecting to area

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

New writer-in-residence at the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Chris Benjamin is looking forward to connecting to the area more, through his role. Though he has done many workshops through the Writer’s Federation and in schools each year this is his first experience as an official writer-in-residence. “I’ve always passed through this area – as a kid I did summer camps in New Glasgow – but I’ve never fully connected to the [...]

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Learning through shared experiences

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Emmanuel Kileli has come to the Coady International Institute as part of the Diploma in Development Leadership Program to learn new leadership skills and approaches to community development.  He hopes through sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices with the other participants he will learn new ways to overcome challenges in Tanzania. Kileli is the director of Ereto Maasai Youth (EMAYO) in Tanzania. “I actually work with pastoralists,” Kileli said. “Pastoralists [...]

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Filling watery wishes

Posted on September 11, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

For St. Andrews’ based Wishing Wells Society, it’s 52 projects completed and continuing. This description of the society and its work comes from its website; www.wishingwellssociety.com. “Founded in 2000, the society is dedicated to building wells and irrigation ponds in small, rural villages. The projects began in India and have since spread to help communities in Haiti and Africa. The wells provide clean drinking water, which makes for better health [...]

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Music to be a part of Antigonight

Posted on September 11, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Matt Howard, lead singer of the well-known local music group Ragged Mane, said he has been a fan of the Antigonight: Art after Dark festival since it began a few years back. As a musician, he wondered if there was a way to incorporate his art into all the visual, dance, spoken and other forms he was enjoying as a festival goer. This year, Howard’s question is answered as he [...]

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Fall Harvest Picnic celebrates local foods

Posted on September 11, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

A family fun celebration will take place this Saturday in Antigonish with the Annual Local Fall Harvest Picnic. And while it has been an annual event, people may not be familiar with the name since it changed this year from the previous Antigonish Incredible Picnic. “That’s the only real difference,” Veronica DeYoung, of the Antigonish Food Security Coalition, said. “It’s basically going to be the same as we had last [...]

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Trews to open for Aerosmith

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

[Editor's Note: In the Sept. 10 print edition, The Trews current album is incorrectly identified as Hope and Ruin. We apologize for the error.] Sweet Emotion is one of many hits for iconic rockers Aerosmith. That title could serve as a description for the feelings members of The Trews have as they prepare to open for the Rock ‘n Roll hall of famers this weekend. The Canadian band, with deep [...]

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Play To Be Well

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

The deep connection between arts and health in Antigonish is the theme for a new documentary. The first public screening of Play to Be Well – A Story of Art and Health in Antigonish, an initiative of Arts Health Antigonish, (AHA!) took place for a packed house Sept. 5 in the People’s Place Library community room. “Very much so, very much so, and I hope the community is, too,” Liz [...]

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Crossing Canada on two wheels

Posted on September 5, 2014 [email protected]

This summer, Antigonish’s David Shea is, in his words, “crossing an item off my bucket list.” Shea is in the midst of taking part in the cross-Canada bicycle ride Tour du Canada. With 14 other riders, from all across Canada and other parts of the world, Shea started out in Vancouver June 20 and, with a stop in Antigonish Aug. 24, is nearing the conclusion of the tour. He chatted [...]

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Program brings together friends

Posted on September 5, 2014 [email protected]

The August Day Program for adults with intellectual disabilities wrapped up with a special lunch event Aug. 21. The program took place during the time when the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in Antigonish was closed and funding this year was organized by the Jordan family through a raffle which was generously contributed to by donors including Atlantic Superstore, Gabrieau’s Bistro and Brendan Doyle of Pomquet. Program participant Jessica [...]

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Marion Timmons launching Loyalist story at library

Posted on September 5, 2014 [email protected]

Country Harbour author Marion Timmons will launch her second book, Ruins in the Mist, during an afternoon event at the People’s Place Library Sept. 6. Like her first book, Wilderness Home, the writing deals with the plight of the Loyalists. But while the first book dealt with the Loyalist settling her home, Country Harbour, in 1783, the latest book involves the Loyalists landing on North America shores and immediately being [...]

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Artistic addition to Main Street

Posted on September 5, 2014 [email protected]

Main Street became more creatively interesting recently with the addition of Emily Kane’s mural which is hung on the east side of the Webb Building. Part of the Town of Antigonish’s mural project, Kane said the location, at the start of alley/driveway, was one of her first choices. With her design, Kane said she was trying to bring forward something “beneficial,” that would stand out in all four of Antigonish’s [...]

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Kane planning puppet project for Antigonight

Posted on September 5, 2014 [email protected]

Antigonight: Art after Dark 2014 is less than a month away. The fifth annual festival will take place this year Sept. 26 and 27 and amongst the featured artists is Antigonish’s Emily Kane. In talking about her project, Kane started with the unique name; Quocker Wodger. “It’s a British term that was found in literature a few hundred years ago that there are really no roots for,” Kane said. “It [...]

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Terry Fox Run back in Antigonish

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

The Terry Fox Run is a go this year in Antigonish. The run, which didn’t happen last year, is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 rain or shine. Maria Gough, one of the organizers of this year’s run, said the event holds special importance for her. Gough described Terry Fox as one of her heroes. She has done the run in previous years in different areas and when she found out [...]

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BBQ promotes ties between students, neighbours

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

The Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association (ATCCPA) is joining forces with StFX to create a happier, stronger neighbourhood. The group will be putting on two barbecues in September to give off-campus university students, community members and business owners the chance to meet and mingle. “It was kind of an idea that Michael McKenna, the community policing officer, had to try to get the students on-board with the residents, [...]

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International students join Xaverian family

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

An event for incoming international students to StFX was a fun chance for everyone to get to know each other. The international students, along with more students from StFX, staff and the student union – who sponsored the event – gathered at Crystal Cliffs Saturday for a day of fun, games and orientation activities. StFX international student advisor Brenda Berthiaume was one of those who joined the students for the [...]

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Stanfest benefit rocks

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

A hurricane couldn’t keep them down for long and last week Stanfest proved it’s not going anywhere. Stanfest die-hards and newcomers alike filed into the Metro Centre Aug. 20 to see some of the performers they couldn’t in July and support the beloved festival. Festival director Troy Greencorn said he thinks there were eight or nine standing ovations throughout the evening and many touching moments. “Certainly when I was putting [...]

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StFX student union focussed on building community ties

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

StFX students are beginning to arrive back to campus, orientation week is quickly approaching and this year’s student union has some new ideas on how to unite the Antigonish community with the university. The frosh week theme this year is ‘Life ‘Round Here,’ and is meant to encompass the East Coast, the StFX community and Antigonish itself. “We’re just trying to be welcoming,” Alicia Silliker, vice president of the StFX [...]

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Still time to check out FAST

Posted on August 28, 2014 [email protected]

Normally at this point of August, folks at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre (FAST) are taking down sets and putting costumes away for the season. But this year, final bows have been put on hold as an extra week of FAST means the plays continue on to the last weekend of August and that includes a diversity of stage entertainment ranging from the sexual tension in Venus in Furs on the [...]

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Bringing back Music of the Night

Posted on August 28, 2014 [email protected]

It’s back. After a four-year hiatus, a Music of the Night production is being planned for this late-November, early-December and one of the first orders of business is open auditions scheduled for Sept. 6, 7 and 11. On the 6th, a Saturday, the auditions are for children, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School. The following day, auditions are for adults and teens, from 2 to [...]

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Antigonish Boat Club efforts sailing along at harbour

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

Participants headed out on the water of Antigonish Harbour for a keel boat sailing course over the weekend. Offered by the Antigonish Boat Club (ABC), the sessions were led by Michael Ernst of Sail Mahone Bay. “That means it has a fixed keel,” Sean Day, ABC spokesperson, said) of the Canadian Yachting Association certified course called The Basic Cruising Standard. “Basically, people can go on at the start of this [...]

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