Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014

Leisure and Living

Film festival this Friday and Saturday

Posted on October 17, 2014

Where else but Antigonish does $15 buy you two days of documentary films … or if you are a student or unwaged, just $5? During the past 12 months, the selection committee of the Antigonish International Film Festival [AIFF] has been previewing and screening numerous films from various parts of the world, looking to source and select the most outstanding. Twenty-eight films have been chosen this year, many of them [...]

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Bike, Run, Walk for Breakfast this Saturday

Posted on October 17, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

This weekend will feature a first-time event at Keppoch Mountain, which is being held to support breakfast programs at local schools. The Antigonish Kinsmen Bike, Run, Walk for Breakfast will take place Oct. 18 at the Keppoch, starting at approximately 9 a.m. “We just kind of thought of it over the summer just to keep the club more active and get our name out more,” Kinsman Jeff Huff said about [...]

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Hands-on learning with Theatre Antigonish

Posted on October 17, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Four StFX business students have made the marketing and support of Theatre Antigonish’s (TA) fall schedule a service learning project for this semester. The project is associated with their entrepreneurship class. Student Ashley Pettipas talked about the origins of the project which started, indirectly, with her participation with this past summer’s Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre (FAST). “Social entrepreneurship is basically taking the business elements of a new venture entrepreneurship, but [...]

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X grad Mackinnon touring with Guthro, Stone

Posted on October 17, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Their names have been linked together for a variety of musical reasons, mostly because of corresponding career ascents, but this time it’s because they’re sharing the same stage in a fall tour that will land in New Glasgow, Oct. 18, at Glasgow Square. Dylan Guthro, Carleton Stone and 2014 StFX grad and Sydney native Breagh Mackinnon will share the stage in a songwriters circle type of format. “We just played [...]

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Jowett exhibit on display

Posted on October 17, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

The work of Cloverdale-based photographer Peter Jowett is being featured this month at the J. Franklin Wright Art Gallery in the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. Jowett is known for capturing Canada the way only someone who has lived throughout the country can. “His deep love and respect of our natural world is evident through his compelling images” reads promotional material for the exhibit. “He has been professionally recognized for his [...]

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Purl Brook DKI moves home

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Purl Brook DKI has moved home. The disaster cleanup business that started in 1996 as Purl Brook Enterprises, with an office inside Stewart’s Auto Body, has completely renovated the building and turned it into their new location. Hughie and Debbie Stewart own Purl Brook DKI. Though they started out in 1996 with general contracting, it was 2007 when they got into the remediation business. Hughie was doing reconstruction and would [...]

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Films ready to roll for AIFF

Posted on October 9, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

It’s almost time to raise the curtain for the 2014 Antigonish International Film Festival [AIFF]. This year’s festival, the eighth year for the event, will take place Friday Oct. 17 and Saturday the 18th. Twenty-eight films will be shown at three venues, all virtually neighbours in the heart of downtown Antigonish. The locations include the People’s Place Library, Cineplex/Capitol Theatre, which is beside the library, and at Town of Antigonish [...]

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Busy autumn days for Arisaig artist

Posted on October 9, 2014

These are busy days for Arisaig-based artist Jayé Ouellette. Last Thursday [Oct. 2], her exhibit Water, Wood and Wind opened at the StFX University Art Gallery and the showing comes on top of her work being part of Capture 2014: Nova Scotia Realism. Capture 2014 was a travelling show which made its way throughout Nova Scotia. Ouellette was one of the marquee artists for the show and she credits that [...]

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Community invited to take in religious film series

Posted on October 9, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Like their counterparts in the history department at StFX, the Religious Studies Department is hosting a film series this fall and winter and inviting the entire community. “It’s a running total of six films over the year, the first one has already past,” student Theora Holden, president of the Religious Studies Society, said, adding the series is based on the curriculum of the Intro to World Religion course. “It kind [...]

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Local youth get top dollar at provincial 4-H auction

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Two 4-H participants from Antigonish are making Thanksgiving extra special for two businesses this year. James Van de Sande, 16, and 14-year-old Peter Bekkers had the top selling turkeys at the 4-H provincial show turkey auction Sept. 27 with their turkeys selling at $1,125 and $1,100 each. They were purchased by Harmony Grove and Central Equipment in Truro. James’s turkey was 28 lbs. He said he pastured it and fed [...]

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Ibeanusi honoured with Katherine Fleming Award

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Kate Ibeanusi of Nigeria, a Coady Diploma in International Development participant, was honoured Saturday morning during Coffee with Coady. Ibeanusi is the 2014 recipient of the 15th annual Katherine Fleming International Development Award. The award is in honour of Katherine Fleming, a StFX grad of 1985 who dedicated her life to helping overcome child poverty in Africa. Ibeanusi is an assistant director with Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in [...]

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Up, up and away for local cadet

Posted on October 3, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

For most teenagers turning 16, the focus is on getting their beginners and starting down the road to a full-fledged drivers’ license. For 16-year-old Antigonish resident Chelsea DeCoffe however, her new license isn’t about driving on Main Street or Hwy. 104, it’s about flying over them. A member of the 875 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, DeCoffe recently became the first cadet from Antigonish in a number of years to [...]

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Anderson a big part of the A&W family

Posted on October 3, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

A&W is known for its burger family and Antigonish’s A&W is known for the family atmosphere it creates for staff and customers, as evidenced by their national Gold Award presented earlier this year. Part of the staff family is Matthew Anderson who started his time with the local A&W through a program from the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in Antigonish. A&W owner-operator Jennifer Baudoux recalls being approached by [...]

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Film series focuses on First World War

Posted on October 3, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

The second in a series of films, featuring the First World War as a backdrop, will be shown at the People’s Place Library this Friday (Oct. 3). The series has been put together by folks from the history department at StFX and faculty member Bob Zecker talked about the series coming together. “The next four years everything is going to be about the 100th anniversary of the war and we [...]

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‘The Thundermaker’ coming to Antigonish library

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Influential Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy is bringing his exhibit, The Thundermaker, to the People’s Place Library Oct. 7 to 24. The idea for The Thundermaker began a few years ago when Syliboy completed the illustrations for a book called The Stone Canoe. “Little Thunder is a character in the canoe story and it evolved into The Thundermaker, it’s my follow through of that legend or that tale,” Syliboy said. “Little [...]

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Shake, Rattle and Rollin raises $6,000 for hospital foundation

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

The 5th annual Shake, Rattle and Rollin Motorcycle Run for the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation took place Saturday with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Though the motorcycle run was originally held in July, the change in date the last two years has proven greater numbers and better temperatures. “We had 80 plus motorcycles attend and that was a great turnout for us,” foundation executive director Sadie Benoit said. “We [...]

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Author makes stop in Antigonish

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Canadian author Ali Bryan made a stop at the People’s Place Library last Thursday evening to discuss her novel, Roost, with readers. Through the program One Book Nova Scotia, Bryan had the opportunity to travel to libraries from Yarmouth to Baddeck and share her novel. One Book Nova Scotia isn’t like a typical book tour. It’s designed to be a province-wide event – like a travelling book club – where [...]

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StFX professor a scientific leader

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

A StFX earth sciences professor has been bestowed a prestigious honour. David Risk was recently named one of the Royal Society of Canada inaugural members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. According to a press release, the 91 scholars who were recently named to the college were nominated by 51 Canadian universities and the National Research Council. They will represent the emerging generation of scientific, scholarly and [...]

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Art and the natural world

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Any opportunity to involve people of all ages in exploring their creative selves is an opportunity Nancy Turniawan can’t miss. This idea will be the driving force behind the art project she will be showcasing during Antigonight. Turniawan, with the help of four eager young artists, will be creating an interactive mandala. On the lawn in front of Aphrodite a single stone will grow into a wider circular area and [...]

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Art and handcraft Market coming to Keating Centre

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

The first Windfall Fine Art and Handcraft Market is happening in Antigonish this weekend. The market will feature 68 vendors from Sydney, Cape Breton to Pointe Claire, Que. “There’s a lot of similar art fairs and exhibitions that go on in cities and towns throughout the province and Antigonish just seemed to be void of a large craft fair that catered to not only local artists but also to bigger [...]

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