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Leisure and Living

Relocation celebration Sept. 30

Posted on September 23, 2016 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

Carmie MacInnis Insurance Limited will be celebrating their new location with a grand opening open-house this Friday (Sept. 30), from noon to 4 p.m. The business has relocated from Main Street in Antigonish to 18 Church Street and is inviting everyone to come and check out their new space. “We welcome everyone to drop by Friday for our open house,” MacInnis said about the event. “There will be refreshments and [...]

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Art, handcraft market returning to Antigonish

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

A popular event that has become an early fall tradition in northeastern Nova Scotia is making its return to Antigonish. The third Windfall Fine Art and Handcraft Market will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the St. F.X. Keating Centre. “Windfall started, back in 2014, simply as a way to showcase both local and [...]

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Fighting Cancer Together

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

The second Fighting Cancer Together fun walk-run fundraiser will take place later this month in Antigonish.     The event, which will take place at Columbus Field on Main Street, will benefits Cathy’s Place – the cancer resource room at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital – and the healthcare facility’s oncology department.     Registration gets underway at 9, with the walk-run scheduled for 10 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 25.     In a [...]

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Antigonight festival around the corner

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

After much eager anticipation and detailed preparation, the Antigonight; Art After Dark Festival, for 2016, is just about here.  The festival takes place this Friday (Sept. 16) and Saturday – 7 to 10 p.m. – in downtown Antigonish with a few other nearby locales, such as the St. F.X. Art Gallery, a part of the arts celebration.  Also added as a locale this year, and ensuring there is some art [...]

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Harvest corn dolly to blossom at Antigonight

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

Susie Murphy is tapping into a deeply-rooted tradition, although maybe not a commonly-known one, when it comes to her participation in Antigonight 2016.     She and Julia Walker will create a harvest corn dolly during the upcoming two-day ‘art after dark’ festival.     Explaining the idea came from a Pagan harvest tradition, Murphy described the project as “sort of morphing,” in a recent Casket conversation.     “You invite the spirit [...]

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L’Arche hosting ‘fun run’ Sept. 25

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

A new fun run has been added to the Antigonish calendar by a group that is well known to everyone in the community … and beyond. The L’Arche Antigonish 1st Annual 5km Fun Run and Walk will take place Sept. 25 at the St. F.X. track. A poster promoting the event notes race-kit pick-up begins at 9 a.m. with the walk/run commencing at 10 a.m. There is a $20 fee [...]

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Kids helping kids

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

Cousins Mayan Evenhar and Hannah Sloan had another busy summer.     The duo – founders of the Kids Helping Kids initiative – raised $1,630 for the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.     Since starting their effort five years ago, the youngsters have donated almost $6,000 to the hospital, which provides care to mothers and children from across the Maritime Provinces, including the Quad Counties.     “We wanted to do something [...]

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Thomason applauded during fun event at festival

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

With this season of Festival Antigonish being the last for Ed Thomason in the role of artistic producer, after 12 years, a roast/tribute was held in his honour following the Aug. 22 performance of For the Taking, a play he directed. Theatre veteran Jeremy Webb, who directed Little Thing, Big Thing at the festival this summer, playfully handled the role of emcee for the event which featured many humourous messages [...]

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Successful business setting up shop in Antigonish County

Posted on September 12, 2016 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

Bergman Landscape and Masonry Centres have expanded their successful business to Antigonish County, setting up in the Antigonish County Business/Light Industrial Park in Lower South River, just 5 km east of Antigonish along the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy. 104). “Antigonish is our seventh location,” founder and owner Bruce Bergman said from the location Aug. 16. “We’ve been thinking about expanding, this opportunity came along and I said, ‘yes, we’ll go to [...]

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Because You Care Cup returns to Port Hawkesbury

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

[Editor's Note - Friday, Sept. 9: Organizers have announced the postponement of the 2016 Because You Care Cup in Port Hawkesbury until the spring of 2017.[ The Because You Care Cup – a 3-on-3 ball hockey tournament – will return to Port Hawkesbury later this month.     The fundraiser, which benefits the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, will take place on the Port Hawkesbury Recreation Grounds Saturday, Sept. 17.     Last [...]

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APA unveils stellar line-up

Posted on September 7, 2016

The Antigonish Performing Arts Series (APA) has unveiled the line-up for its upcoming season.     “I think it is very exciting,” Michael Steinitz, one the series’ founders, told the Casket.     “We have some real stars coming to perform blockbuster pieces.”     The line-up includes four Debut Atlantic concerts, including the season opener.     Trio Canoe, featuring Jean-Francois Normand, clarinet; Marina Thibeault, viola; and Philip Chiu, piano, will take centre [...]

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Trews launch greatest hits album

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

Although they will release a greatest hits CD later this week, that doesn’t mean The Trews – to steal a part of one of their song titles – are ‘ready to go.’     On the heels of a tour marking the release of Time Capsule [on Sept. 9], the foursome – with deep Antigonish roots – will be heading back to the studio to produce another album.      “I think [...]

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Music of the Night auditions this weekend

Posted on September 7, 2016

What’s the buzz? Well, this year Music of the Night will be presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, with direction by Jenn Laudadio and musical direction by Brent Bannerman. This will be the first time in 30 years this Broadway hit will be produced in Antigonish … and just in time for Easter (show dates will be end-of-March-beginning-of-April). Performers are asked to come with a prepared [...]

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Dedicated to their community

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

Duncan and Kathleen Chisholm are great examples of seniors staying involved. The St. Andrews’ couple has been especially involved with Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association in the last number of years with Kathleen being chairperson, with the organization, for four years. “Then I took on executive positions with other organizations, there were four other ones I did,” she said in conversation with the Casket Aug. 26. “I’m retiring [...]

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Installation at Landing celebrated Sept. 17

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

There is Antigonight coming up on Sept. 16 and 17, and, now, there is ‘Antigoday.’ That is the playful title Tila Kellman, curator for the project, gave for the Sept. 17 event, at 2 p.m., which will feature the unveiling of earth artist Gilles Bruni’s installation at Antigonish Landing. “ASAP (All of Us Society for Art Presentation) Art Centre is proud to present Antigonish’s first earth art installation,  The Landing, [...]

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Trio of artists puts stamp on Antigonight

Posted on September 7, 2016

A trio of artists are putting their stamp on Antigonight 2016.      Adam Tragakis, Sean Brophy and Joshua Dobbs are creating a variety of stamps that will be used by visitors to the festival carrying an Antigonight passport – one of the myriad fun items offered during the art celebration.     They will be putting their artistic touches on 13 stamps, which are aimed at reflecting locations that house permanent [...]

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Terry Fox Run happening Sept. 18

Posted on September 7, 2016

September means Terry Fox runs will be happening across the country and this year, in Antigonish, the run will take place Sunday, Sept. 18, from Columbus Field. “It’s going to start at 12:30 and go to 2:30, so people can drop by anytime between then to sign up and, then, go for the walk on their own,” organizer Maria Gough said. “We’ll have a little bit of a send-off at [...]

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Coady participant enjoying experience

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

When it comes to the Coady International Institute, it is a family affair for Myanila Biswas of Bangladesh.     The 2016 diploma in development leadership program participant is following in the footsteps of her husband, uncle, mother-in-law and father-in-law – all Coady graduates.     Biswas told the Casket she was “inspired” by their experiences.     “Every single time that I phone [home] about Coady I am like, you were right [...]

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Group adding comedy to Antigonight line-up

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

Antigonight has always been about visual delights and artistic participation. There have also been musical treats and inspirational dance exhibitions. This year, add a few laughs to the menu with the Black Box Collective’s Pop-Up Stand-Up. The Black Box Collective, as noted on a release regarding their Antigonight participation, is a “group of Antigonish-based artists hosting performances and workshops in comedy, improv, storytelling and theatre.” “Pop-Up Stand-Up will be run [...]

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ENSE ready to entertain and delight

Posted on August 25, 2016 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

After a one-year hiatus while the Antigonish Arena underwent extensive renovation work, the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition (ENSE) is set to return to the grounds on James Street starting Wednesday, Aug. 31, and running until Sept. 4. “A lot of people are very excited over the exhibition coming back,” ENSE manager Donald MacLellan said, adding it’s a “fun-filled family event with something for everyone.” The opening day is 4-H Day [...]

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