Monthly Archives: February 2017

Book Review: “Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis” by Jen Powley

Book Review: “Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis” by Jen Powley

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 100,000 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease. MS can occur at any age. Working as an MRI technologist, I often scan patients to rule out MS or to track the progression of the disease in known MS sufferers. To date, I have never encountered someone as crippled by MS as Jen Powley is. Read more »

Camaro Sue Explores Miramichi

Camaro Sue Explores Miramichi

by Jean Joudry “A Boy Named Sue” (named after the Johnny Cash song) aka “Camaro Sue” was born in Ontario on November 4th, 2006. We brought him home on December 23rd. My work had a Christmas party, and if you sang karaoke, you could choose a gift from the table. Knowing we were getting the… Read more »

Order Citrus for Fundraiser by Friday March 10th

Order Citrus for Fundraiser by Friday March 10th

Citrus anyone? California Navel Oranges and Texas Grapefruit can be ordered from Diane Buddie at 773-9152, Charlotte Casey at 622-2650, Helen Jones at 773-5715, Bernie Keating at 773-6529, Mary King at 624-3563, Debbie Leach at 773-7204 or Wayne Mullin at 778-8292. Place your phone order by Friday March 10th, 2017. Prices are as follows: 5 lbs… Read more »

Two Miramichiers to be Inducted into NB Sports Hall of Fame

Two Miramichiers to be Inducted into NB Sports Hall of Fame

The six new members elected into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame were announced today at a press conference held in Quispamsis and two Miramichiers made the list. “We are incredibly proud to announce the Class of 2017, who showcase the talent our province has to offer,” said Clem Tremblay, New Brunswick Sports Hall… Read more »

Celebrate Your Irish Dinner and Concert

Celebrate Your Irish Dinner and Concert

What better way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day early than to come out to the Celebrate Your Irish Dinner and Concert at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre, 100 Newcastle Boulevard on Sunday, March 12th! Supper begins at 6 pm. The concert features special guest, Melanie Ross Breen and local performers, Lalla McFarlene, Kate Estabrooks, Jim Lawlor,… Read more »

Saturday Night Racket at Miramichi Folklore Park

Saturday Night Racket at Miramichi Folklore Park

A really good time was had by all at Miramichi Folklore Park on Saturday with the Ladies Of The River on stage. Shown here are Annie Hallihan, Nancy Sturgeon, Lynn Manderson, Martha Howe, Amber Walls, Grace Astle, Helen Young, Marilyn Young, Helen Jardine, Beverly Hogan and Susanne Saulnier. This Saturday will see North Shore Country… Read more »

Small Sustainable Lifestyle Changes are Mighty Powerful

Small Sustainable Lifestyle Changes are Mighty Powerful

by Brad Veysey Fitness challenges are everywhere these days, and the truth is that most people offering them just want to take your money. Most challenges are designed to fail. Designed to fail like that shiny new gadget that you got for Christmas that doesn’t quite live up to its marketing and now sits in… Read more »

King Street Elementary School Named in Ceremony

King Street Elementary School Named in Ceremony

By Anthony McLean, Contributing Reporter Yesterday morning, Monday February 20th, 2017, at 10 am a Naming Ceremony for the new Miramichi East school was held at Saint Andrew’s Elementary School in Chatham. Emcee Eileen Bowes welcomed everyone and introduced the Sistema Beethoven Orchestra and Saint Andrew’s Elementary School Choir, who sang Oh Canada. The Sistema Beethoven Orchestra… Read more »

Our Seniors Matter Luncheon: Age Well, Live Well

Our Seniors Matter Luncheon: Age Well, Live Well

On Saturday, March 18th, an Our Seniors Matter Luncheon will be held at 10 am at the Voice of Hope Ministries with guest speaker Judy Bowman, the regional representative for Healthy Active Living. The luncheon is geared for ages 50 and over and is free of charge. Judy will provide information on how to take… Read more »

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