Yearly Archives: 2017

Anita’s Gingerbread and the Creation of Christmas Traditions

Anita’s Gingerbread and the Creation of Christmas Traditions

by Allyson Kenning This story was originally published on www.breadnmolasses.com in December 2012. Lo and behold, it’s that time of year again – Christmas! And it’s once again time to dig out favourite old recipes that make the kitchen smell of the season and our mouths water with anticipation. In Bread n’ Molasses magazine’s previous print incarnation,… Read more »

Lying to Santa

Lying to Santa

by Sara Princiotta The annual childhood stress started shortly after Remembrance Day, when we went to the Christmas party my dad’s Union threw for all the employees’ kids. There was a magic show put on by a local amateur magician, unlimited free doughnuts and pop, and then a few hundred kids would chase each other… Read more »

Five Pairs Of Woollen Socks (A Christmas Story)

Five Pairs Of Woollen Socks (A Christmas Story)

by Annabel Sheila Sheila grinned at Max’s struggle with the stitches required to turn the heel on the woollen socks he was knitting for his daughters. No matter how many times she showed him how to do it, he always managed to get stuck in the same spot. Any minute now he’d drop his knitting… Read more »

One Perfect Christmas

One Perfect Christmas

by Ellen (Doyle) MacDonald There are moments in time that are forever immortalized in our memories. Often, these include events that jar us out of our daily routines, tug at our emotions and force us to take notice. Perhaps we are ambushed and thrust into change brought about by circumstance. Or something so gloriously joyous… Read more »

Poem By Paul Baker

Poem By Paul Baker

The river ‘chi, holds a place in my heart With so much to tell, not sure where to start. Perhaps like most tales, from the beginning  Of a young boy one day, who couldn’t stop grinning. My grandfather you see, was a Pond from Ludlow An… Read more »

The Christmas Storm

The Christmas Storm

The Christmas Storm by Joe Powers I’m a creature of habit, and that night was no different than any other, at least the first part. Following my regular routine of dinner for one I retired to my den and sat, quite contentedly, in my worn fabric, exceedingly comfortable, overstuffed armchair. In the stone fireplace before me, which provided… Read more »

Success Story of  Chatham Legion Branch #3

Success Story of Chatham Legion Branch #3

This letter is to inform the general public of the magnificent work done by Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 3 volunteers and to report the status of our major project to raise funds for a new building, Building Rush 50/50. To date we have raised over $265,000! Thank you to all the volunteers and the… Read more »

I’m Onto Your Tricks, Mr. Grinch!

I’m Onto Your Tricks, Mr. Grinch!

by Judy Bowman For many, many years the Grinch stole my Christmas right out from under my nose. It was insidious, so quiet and sneaky, that only recently with episodes of flashes of silver joy and moments of deep blue peace, did I realize it had been missing. Had I called the police to report… Read more »

The Biggest Quitter Challenge: Jan. 1-17

The Biggest Quitter Challenge: Jan. 1-17

Quit Smoking January 1-17, and Join Us for the Biggest Quitter Challenge The aim of the challenge is to help individuals stop smoking on or before, Weedless Wednesday, January 17, 2018. • Between January 1st – 17th call 627-7565 to sign-up. • Then join us on Weedless Wednesday (Jan.17) at NBCC Miramichi, 80 University Ave.… Read more »

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY? BE A VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS You will be helping people unable to prepare their food get access to a hot nutritious meal. Plus, you will be putting a smile on their faces! • Delivering meals at client’s home • Deliveries in Miramichi city limits • Delivery… Read more »

Rotary Christmas Party 2017

Rotary Christmas Party 2017

The Rotary Club of Newcastle held their annual Christmas Party on Tuesday night at the home of fellow Rotarian Geri Mahoney. The main topic of discussion during the festivities was the planning of the 2018 Miramichi Rotary Rib Fest which will be held from May 24 – 27, 2018. As a special addition to the […] Read more »

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