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Month: August 2013

National Acadian Day Celebration

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 14, 2013 /
Celebrate National Acadian Day tomorrow, August 15, at the Queen Elizabeth Park in the Town Square Newcastle.

National Acadian Day is tomorrow, Thursday August 15, 2013. Come and Celebrate l’Acadie at the Queen Elizabeth Park at the Town Square in Newcastle. The day will begin with a short ceremony followed with the “tintamarre” around the Town Square at 11:30 am. Tintamarre is an Acadian tradition of marching through one’s community making noise with…

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Matilda Murdoch: Still Givin’er!

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 14, 2013 /
Matilda Murdoch, still writing and playing music at 93 years old.

Matilda Murdoch: Still Givin’er! By Kellie Underhill The first time I heard Matilda Murdoch play her fiddle I was attending a Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick banquet at the Rodd Hotel in Miramichi. It was April 18th, 2004. At the time I wrote: “I’m in the banquet room at the Rodd, sitting alone, because I…

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Miramichi Folklore Park Update

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 14, 2013 /
Darren McKinnon performs at the Miramichi Folklore Park in Renous for a Friday Night Racket.

Miramichi Folklore Park in Renous featured a great set by Darren McKinnon at last week’s Friday Night Racket. He played an interesting combination of folk, rock and some very nice originals, real Miramichi River songs. The Park will be getting him back again. Coming Up at the Miramichi Folklore Park: This week the Miramichi Folklore…

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John Howard Society Miramichi Auction

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 13, 2013 /
John Howard Society Miramichi thanks local businesses who donated to their recent Silent Auction.

The John Howard Society Miramichi would like to send a big thank you to all the businesses who generously donated to their recent Silent Auction: “Working Together To Make A Difference” that was held off the John Howard Society Facebook page. Because of your donation their Auction was a huge success and they reached their goal!…

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Miramichi Folksong Festival Honours Tim Irving

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 13, 2013 /

The 56th Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival paid tribute to Tim Irving from Millbank Music for 30 years of providing sound for the festival. Tim received the award during the Folksong Festival’s official Opening Ceremonies last Monday night, August 5th at the Miramichi Kin Centre. Kevin Driscoll from the festival committee made the presentation. Record crowds…

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MacDonald Farm Looks Forward to a Bountiful Harvest

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 12, 2013 /

By Alan Breck As the 2013 season comes to a close, MacDonald Farm has vowed not to lose any of its momentum in these waning days of summer. The management and staff implore prospective visitors not to miss out on the opportunity to travel back in time and learn the truly remarkable story of the…

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Biggest Loser Winners Announced

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 12, 2013 /

In Mighty Miramichi’s Biggest Loser Challenge 7, 419.6 pounds were lost. Congratulations to all the participants! Winners received a one year Gold Membership to Peak Performance Health Center, a value of $7848 in prizes. The Peak Performer was Ellen Donovan, who lost 13.24 % to win the top award. The Individual Winner was Nola Chiasson,…

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Toddler Time at the Newcastle Public Library

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 12, 2013 /

Toddler Time, a program for children ages 12-36 months, begins September 5, 2013 at the Newcastle Public Library. The toddler time program offers parents and guardians the opportunity to come to the library with their toddler to participate in a series of sessions specially developed to encourage the development of the toddler and of the toddler-parent…

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5th Annual Blackville Bluegrass Festival

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 8, 2013 / Comments Off on 5th Annual Blackville Bluegrass Festival

The 5th Annual Blackville Bluegrass Festival kicks off tomorrow night at the Dungarvon Whooper Lounge, 336 MacLaggan Drive. The three day event features performances by: A New Shade of Blue Noreen Allain & Blue River Windy Creek Bluegrass Band Eddy Poirier & Family Timberland Express Eddie Leblanc & Friends Craig Curtis Gates are now open. […]

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 8, 2013

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 8, 2013 / Comments Off on Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 8, 2013

There is certainly lots of water in the system, which is a positive for the fish as August is often plagued by low water and warm temperatures.  Even if the water height is a tad high in some places, it is generally fishable.  There are decent numbers of fish being seen, but they are not […]

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Professional Lumberjack Competition

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 6, 2013 /

The Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum will host its third annual Lumberjack Competition on Saturday August 17th from 12 noon to 5 pm. Men and women are invited to compete in a variety of categories including Stock Chainsaw, Vertical Chop, Bucksaw, Crosscut Sawing, Jack & Jill Sawing, Kettle Boil and much more! They will be…

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Locals Receive Paul Harris Fellow Awards

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 6, 2013 /

The Rotary Club of Newcastle recently bestowed two Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) awards on local recipients during year-end meetings. The first was to the Comeau family of Nordin for their community volunteerism. The second was to past president Wally McLean, who was also club president of the year for District 7810 a year ago. A…

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