Thursday, August 22, 2019
HALIFAX: The MLA for Cape Breton-Richmond was proud to accept two awards on behalf of her son during a ceremony last week in Halifax. Nova Scotia Lieutenant-Governor Arthur LeBlanc presented the Nova Scotia Talent Trust’s Shelagh MacKenzie Award and the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Following on the heels of two successful open houses earlier this spring, Cape Breton’s newest community theatre program is getting ready for its first official production. The Strait Area Theatre Society will hold its...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Congratulations to Strait regional school board (SRSB) Math Mentors Jennifer Dwyer and Amanda MacDougall who have now added published authors to their professional credentials! The two books, Hockey Homework written by Dwyer and Money Jar written by MacDougall,...
D’ESCOUSSE: Isle Madame author and memoirist Marjorie Simmins is excited to be teaching on home turf for a change. “I usually teach my memoir workshops at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, or Halifax, or Vancouver,” says Simmins, who was raised on...
HALIFAX: Book lovers in the Strait area can look forward to an evening of storytelling to ring in the holiday season. Several local authors will take part in a “Cape Breton Christmas Reading and Book Sale Party” on November 25...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local author gave fans a taste of his latest work last week. Duncan MacMaster offered a reading of his book, A Mint Condition Corpse, at the Port Hawkesbury Library on December 7. A Mint Condition Corpse is a...
CHATEAUGUAY: A former resident and his two daughters made a bit of a splash on the airwaves last month. Clarence Digout, formerly of St. Peter’s and now living in Chateauguay, Quebec, recently appeared on Breakfast Television Montreal with daughters Eva...
ARICHAT: The former Anglican church here has been converted to a performance space and now has a new moniker. Friends of St. John’s Arichat Society board chair Anne Leavitt said one of the top priorities of the group last winter...
GUYSBOROUGH: “Opry Gold” is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’ salute to the greatest music in the history of Country music! To share the Opry’s history is to share the story of Country music. What began as a simple...
PORT HAWKESBURY: In a solo exhibition opening at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on November 26, Halifax-based artist and editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon will showcase his suite of caricature-portraits of Canada’s Prime Ministers past and present. This exhibition, curated by...
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