Monday, Mar 30th, 2015

Leisure and Living

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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John Lennon tribute shows this weekend

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

The songs of John Lennon are showcased this Friday and Saturday night in two fundraiser concerts for Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre (FAST). Local performers taking part include the group Wavetrain featuring Mike Melchin, Urban Breen, Andrew Stalker, Martha Palmer and Campbell Calder. Also performing the Beatles legend’s music will be Janet Becigneul, Craig Tellum, Ken Kingston, Terry MacIsaac, Thea Huard and FAST artistic producer Ed Thomason. “We’re having a lot [...]

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Award nods for FAST

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

Two actors from the Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre’s (FAST) 2014 season were amongst those in the running for Robert Merritt Awards. Genevieve Steele, for her portrayal of Vanda in Venus In Fur, was up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female) while David Rosetti, playing Phil in The Motor Trade, was up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (male). “I’m delighted that [...]

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StFX German Day celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

It was a day for ‘all things German’ Friday afternoon (March 20). The 10th annual German Day at StFX, which took place at the Coady International Institute’s Marjorie Desmond Oval, celebrated the unity and diversity of German speaking people. “It was smaller and had fewer people,” Réjeanne Leblanc, StFX modern languages department chair, said in reflecting on the beginnings of the annual German Day celebration during her opening remarks. She [...]

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40th year for Theatre Antigonish wraps up

Posted on March 23, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

With the wrap-up of the One-Act Play Festival March 14, and the handing out of their annual awards, Theatre Antigonish officially put a close to their 40th season. To mark the milestone, there was a little extra flair to the awards ceremony including a few cast members from the first season’s play – Romanoff and Juliet – being on-hand to help with award presentations. Bob Murray, who played the Russian [...]

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Cruisin’ the Caribbean

Posted on March 23, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

“Swimming with the dolphins.” That was Maddie Ehler’s quick answer when asked about her favourite part of a recent Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Nova Scotia Chapter adventure she and her family enjoyed last month. While answering, Maddie gleefully held up a framed picture of her and a dolphin to illustrate the point. Maddie, a Bayfield resident who is in Grade 8 at St. Andrew Junior School, chose a [...]

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Makenzie celebrates birthday during Children’s Wish adventure

Posted on March 23, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

For eight year old Makenzie Bryan of Port Hawkesbury, February was a whirlwind month of trips and visits. The trips included a trek to western Canada – Cold Lake, Alberta to be exact – to visit her grandfather who is stationed in the community as a member of Canada’s air force. Earlier in the month, Makenzie ventured south to Florida where she, her mom and grandmother were part of a [...]

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One more chance to see Strathglass Farewell

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

For all those who missed the performance of Strathglass Farewell at the 2014 Highland Games, don’t worry, another performance is taking place this Saturday at the StFX Schwartz Auditorium. “There were quite a few people who didn’t see it due to several reasons during the summer,” Duncan MacDonald said. “A number of people asked if we were going to do it again and that made us think we would.” Strathglass [...]

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FoAL embarks on fundraising campaign

Posted on March 12, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Noting libraries across the province being “chronically underfunded … including our award winning library the People’s Place,” Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) have embarked on a financial campaign. FoAL noted their “modest” campaign of $7,500 will go towards the following purchases; Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award shortlist, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award shortlist (for illustrated Canadian books for children), audiobooks and large print, Giller Prize shortlist, Governor General [...]

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Library, county rec offering March Break activities

Posted on March 12, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

The People’s Place Library is ready for March Break. The fun begins on Monday, March 16, with a puppet show and craft for kids at 10 a.m. On Tuesday at 2 p.m. it’s the Youth Writing Workshop with Chris Benjamin. Space is limited so contact the library to register. Learn to knit or crochet takes place Wednesday at 2 p.m., where “all are welcome to come and learn the basics [...]

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New plays, comedy and improv at TA festival

Posted on March 12, 2015

The Theatre Antigonish One-Act Play Festival will run for three nights this week, Thursday through Saturday, at the Bauer Theatre. “It’s always an intriguing mix and this year is no exception,” artistic director Ed Thomason, announcing the line-up, said. “We have a very funny satirical new play, Who Are You Calling A Turkey? by Alison Lee somewhat in the tradition of Animal Farm, and by contrast Terry MacIsaac’s new script, [...]

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Mothers celebrated and honoured at breakfast

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Mothers were celebrated, revered, acknowledged and loved Friday morning (March 6) at the Prissy Pig Café. As part of International Women’s Week Activities, a breakfast was held and many reflections were shared on the mothers in our lives. Colleen Cameron started the morning off with caring and contemplative thoughts on her mother, Zita O’Hearn Cameron. “My mother was a very smart, intelligent woman, who was a woman of her time [...]

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Tea brings joy to TLC

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

A group of volunteers were busy putting smiles on the faces of patients in the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Transitional Level of Care Unit (TLC) Wednesday afternoon (March 4). The volunteers organized a cupcake tea for staff, patients, family and friends. The tea is the first of many events planned in the TLC. “Everybody is very happy and the singing is one thing, but to have something like tea in [...]

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Coady Radio hitting the airwaves

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

Get ready for Coady Radio, a new podcast program showcasing not only Coady staff but also Coady grads working in the field. The program will be produced like a mini-radio show by media and communications officer Richard Perry, complete with an opening and closing musical theme. In the past, the Coady had a SoundCloud account where they could post audio of staff or participant interviews but for this project Perry [...]

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Frig Off, Get Fit showcasing backyard adventures in NS

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

A few years ago Rosemary Curry moved home to Antigonish but felt like she was constantly defending the decision to herself. Many of her friends lived across Canada and seemed to always be taking part in fun outdoor activities. One day, Curry came up with Frig Off, Get Fit (FOGF), a web series showcasing the activity and beauty in Nova Scotia, and the rest, they say, is history. “It’s the [...]

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Turniawan sees strong arts culture developing in area

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Emily Hiltz [email protected]

More than 30 artists answered the call to participate in Nancy Turniawan’s first art exhibit at the People’s Place Library during the month of February. Turniawan said this not only shows the number of artists in Antigonish but also that they’re a community of artists, versus artists who are in competition. “It is unusual someone like myself can put out a call and people feel comfortable enough to say sure [...]

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Book is a squirrelly success

Posted on March 5, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

A novel idea for some photos and a calendar turned into a book for Antigonish native Nancy (MacDonald) Rose. And, with the success of the first book, a Christmas-themed book is on the way. Rose, living in Bedford, is the creative force behind The Secret Life of Squirrels which is a children’s book with real squirrels photographed in very human-like circumstances. Rose talked about the progression which started from just [...]

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St. Paddy’s event a week early

Posted on March 5, 2015 Richard MacKenzie, [email protected]

Lochaber is the place to be to get an early start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrating. An Irish themed St. Paddy’s Day Pub Night goes this Saturday, March 7, at the Lochaber Centre, starting at 8 p.m. The night will include entertainment by the Townhouse Session Band which performs Sunday evenings at the Townhouse Brewpub and Eatery in downtown Antigonish. Music will also be provided by the Lochaber Music [...]

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