Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015

Leisure and Living

Volunteer sharing love of football with community

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Football afficionado Brian Nicholson was recently presented with a Provincial Volunteer Award for the work he does in Antigonish and surrounding communities. He received the honour as a representative of the Town of Antigonish. Most notably known as the founder of the Highland Touch Football League (HTFL) in 2006, Nicholson spends much time scheduling games, booking fields, ordering uniforms, training officials, keeping records and inspiring others to get involved in [...]

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MacIntyre makes stop at president’s dinner, library

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Veteran investigative journalist and award-winning author Linden MacIntyre made a stop in Antigonish last Thursday to deliver the keynote for the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce President’s Dinner and offer a reading of his latest novel Punishment at the People’s Place Library. Punishment has recently been nominated for an Atlantic Book Award and the author said he is happy for the recognition, not only for himself, but for the publisher. “The [...]

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SRSB students present at science fair

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

More than 150 students from Grades 3 to 12 travelled to the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre April 1 to take part in the 17th annual Strait Regional Science fair. Over the past few months, the students spent a lot of time and energy working on their projects to present at the board-wide fair. Despite several missed school days because of winter storms, Saint Andrew Junior School Grade 8 student Ruthie [...]

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Book takes look at Archbishop Morrison

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Antigonish native Peter Ludlow has recently released a biography on a prominent Antigonish religious figure. The Canny Scot tells the story of Archbishop James Morrison who served as the spiritual head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish from 1912 to 1950. A passage from the book’s synopsis reads, “Traditional, frugal, and aloof, he was also the ecclesiastical leader of a progressive program of Catholic social action that became known [...]

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Groups ready to represent Antigonish area at expo

Posted on April 16, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Antigonish town and county will once again be on full display at Exhibition Park in Halifax as the location hosts their annual spring showcase event – Saltscapes East Coast Expo, April 24 to 26. The expo is promoted as featuring the “best tastes, sights and sounds of Canada’s glorious east coast” and provides vacationers, travelers, day-trippers and everyone else with a great sampling of what to see, do and experience [...]

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Brosha recognized for volunteer work

Posted on April 16, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

For all her volunteering efforts, starting with youth and moving on to seniors, Heatherton’s Jeanette Brosha was chosen as the Municipality of the County of Antigonish’s Provincial Volunteer Award recipient for 2015. Brosha attended a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Halifax, April 7, to receive her award. She said she heard about her recognition about a month ago and she wasn’t sure who nominated her. “I think it was [...]

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Food the focus of April’s Seniors’ café

Posted on April 16, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

A couple of new food initiatives/projects were the focus of the People’s Place Library’s Seniors’ Café earlier this month. Under the title Growing Food Together, café attendees heard from Dave Maybee regarding the Get the Town Growing project and Lisa Apfeld-Montrose about Our Food Store which is about to move into its second year after a pilot-project turn last year. Get the Town Growing Maybee talked about his project which [...]

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Student-athletes honoured with StFX Community X-Cellence award

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

The championship effort continues for StFX student athletes when it comes to giving back to the community. To recognize those successes, a male and female varsity athlete is honoured with the StFX Community X-Cellence award during the annual Celebration of Excellence Athletic Awards Gala. Rob Slaney (hockey) and Shane Coupland (basketball) – co-merited – and Melissa Gottschall (basketball) received the honour April 7 at the Keating Centre. “We come into [...]

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High school artists team-up for exhibit

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

A quintet of talented high school artists recently wrapped up a month-long exhibit at People’s Place Library. Nicole Wadden, Juana Cinalli, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Patricia MacIsaac and Katie Williams – all Grade 12 students at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School – displayed their work. When asked about their creations, Juana said the pieces in her exhibit have “such different themes,” which made naming it difficult. In talking about Within [...]

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Friendship Corner hosting second fundraising breakfast

Posted on April 9, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

The Adult Friendship Corner is getting ready to, once again, welcome the community for what will be its second annual breakfast fundraiser. The breakfast will take place April 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the John Paul Centre on Main Street in Antigonish, which is home to the Friendship Corner. Tickets for the event, bought individually or as a group (a table of six), can be obtained by calling [...]

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Culloden commemoration in Knoydart April 18

Posted on April 9, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

The annual commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Culloden is set to take place April 18 in Knoydart, Pictou County. This is the 34th annual event which starts with a piper-led parade down from Hwy. 245 to the cairn, on the shores of the Northumberland Strait, where speeches and the laying of wreaths take place. Following activities around the cairn, folks are invited to gather at nearby Lismore Hall for [...]

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Highly acclaimed Citizenfour being shown April 17

Posted on April 9, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

The 2014 Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature is April’s film for the Friday Film Festival series, as presented by Antigonish International Film Festival (AIFF). Citizenfour, the story of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, will be shown at StFX’s Nicholson Hall room 151 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation for the showing of the film which, along with its Academy Award win, won multiple other prestigious awards [...]

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Sunny days bring sap run in St. Josephs

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Jason Haverkort knows it’s time to start tapping the trees for sap when the weather calls for a collection of sunny days. When he begins to feel the heat in the sun he starts watching the weather and gets ready for the first drops of sap to drip from the trees. “If you see more than one warm day in a row coming then you better start getting ready,” Haverkort [...]

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Program teaching students about hearing loss

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

A popular program at Highland Hearing is teaching youth in the Strait Regional School Board the importance of protecting their hearing at a young age. The Sound Sense program, which was developed by the Hearing Foundation of Canada, is an interactive educational hearing program aimed at Grade 4 students. A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO) found 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing [...]

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Sobeys, Select Nova Scotia celebrate local vendors

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Sobeys and Select Nova Scotia teamed up March 27 to bring local vendors from across the province to Sobeys Antigonish for a celebration of local food and talent. Pizza, produce and preserves were tasted around the store, while local musicians played at the front of the building. Paul Kittilsen with Kittilsen’s Honey in Debert was one of the vendors participating in Friday’s event. Kittilsen said the staff had been helpful [...]

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Authentic Seacoast finding success

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

A new distillery is going to be opening its doors near the end of the summer in Guysborough. The facility, which is part of the Authentic Seacoast brand, will accommodate a distillery and an expanded brewery all in one area. “Work began a couple weeks ago and right now they’re building the foundation, so work is well underway and the building will soon rise from the ground which is great,” [...]

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New owners enjoying Evergreen experience

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

The Antigonish Evergreen Inn has done it again. The popular inn was recently named number five on Trip Advisor’s list of Best Bargain Hotels in the World. The Evergreen is also rated number one in Canada for Bargain. “We’re amazed,” said new owners Linda Sooley and Rick Asselin. The couple purchased the hotel after stumbling across it by accident in August. Sooley said they had talked about starting a bed [...]

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Campus market making connections

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Organizers of an on-campus spring market at StFX are hoping to foster closer connections between students, vendors and producers in the Antigonish community while raising awareness for supporting local. The spring farmers’ market is the second market event at StFX this year and is hosted by the StFX Campus Food Strategy Group. The first was a winter market held during the university’s first semester. “It has been an idea that [...]

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Stanfest set to rise again in July

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

With only a little over three months until artists take the stage for the 19th Stan Rogers Folk Festival, artistic director and producer Troy Greencorn said the support from across the country continues to humble and amaze him. Since last summer’s cancellation, more than 20 festivals from across the country have supported Stanfest with donations. Greencorn said it has truly been a national outpouring of support and fellowship. “Across the [...]

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Classic hockey game supports great cause

Posted on March 27, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

There is the Fall Classic. There is the Winter Classic. And then there is the CACL Classic. The third annual CACL (Canadian Association for Community Living) Classic Hockey Fundraiser goes this Sunday (March 29) at StFX’s Keating Centre, from 4 to 6 p.m. The CACL partners with the StFX X-Men hockey team for the event and the game features the X-Men playing a fun contest against friends of the CACL, [...]

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