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Month: August 2015

Ball Hockey Day

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 31, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Sobeys Parking lot in Douglastown was turned into a good old street ball field on Saturday afternoon as members of the Miramichi Police force and friends played ball hockey and enjoyed a BBQ with all proceeds going toward a playground at the Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women. Organizer Constable Shawn Doucet, a father himself, wanted to give back…

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Great Weekend at Rogersville Bluegrass Festival

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 31, 2015 / 0 Comments

Great performances, great weather and great crowds marked the annual Rogersville Bluegrass Festival over the weekend. The event ran from Friday August 28th to yesterday, Sunday August 30th and was jam packed full of Bluegrass talent including the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Grassline, The Doiron Brothers, The Russell Sawler Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd…

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Book Review: Too Much on the Inside by Danila Botha

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 31, 2015 / 0 Comments

Too Much on the Inside (2015, Quattro Books) is Danila Botha’s first novel. Her previous work was a collection of short stories called Got No Secrets (Tightrope Books, 2010). Presently based in Toronto, she was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has lived in Israel and Halifax (where she wrote this book).

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Play-offs Start Tomorrow August 31st

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Chatham Miecon Ironmen begin their play-offs on Monday when they host the Charlottetown Islanders at Ironmen Field at 7:30 pm. Jamie Walls gets the start. Game two is in Charlottetown on Tuesday with JF Neveu getting the call.

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Back to School Party to Stuff Car with School Supplies

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Newcastle Business District will be throwing a free back to school party in Queen Elizabeth Park this Tuesday, September 1st from 12 noon to 3 pm. Everyone is invited to bring their family, friends and neighbours to enjoy a fun filled afternoon of food, jumping castles, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting.…

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Habitat for Humanity Coming to Doaktown

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

Under the leadership of businesswoman Doreen Parker, Mayor Bev Gaston and all members of Village Council, and with the wonderful generosity of Ruthie Lyons Bangerter, Habitat for Humanity Fredericton is partnering with the Doaktown community to place North America’s first Habitat for Humanity Micro Home on Hamilton Drive in Doaktown. What is a “micro home”?…

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Kidplayhouse Productions Announce Fall 2015 Performance Arts Classes

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

Following on the heels of a busy and successful summer, Kidplayhouse Productions Inc. (KPH), Miramichi’s own non-profit theatre arts organization is happy to announce its creative arts classes and program offerings for the fall season of 2015. “KPH is committed to provide innovative performing arts programs for children and adults in the Miramichi region, and…

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Around the River this Weekend August 27th – 30th

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

It looks like a mix of mostly sun and cloud as we head into this weekend, with the same kind of temperatures we’ve been seeing all week. Probably a good weekend to hit up some Yard Sales and we have about a half dozen listed in this week’s Yard Sale Report. If you are having a…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 27, 2015 / 0 Comments
Photo: Ashleigh Reynolds

Conditions have not really changed much since last week, so I’ll make another general evaluation of conditions.  Water conditions continue to be low and warm, with only an odd fish being caught perhaps in camp waters.  Very few local anglers are out and many outfitters have cancelled their guests until conditions improve. The 23 cold-water…

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Rogersville Bluegrass Festival starts Tomorrow

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

Get ready to have fun in a vibrant community that welcomes you with typical Acadian hospitality! The Rogersville Bluegrass Festival starts tomorrow, Friday August 28th and continues through Sunday August 30th, 2015. This year’s Festival line-up includes Rhonda Vincent and the Rage and The Russell Sawler Band along with Alan Jeffries, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Noreen…

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Decorator Tips for Mixing and Matching Wood Tones

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Lauren Walls It’s easy to buy a full dining room, bedroom, or living room set of furniture in all matching wood tones. However, to create a unique design in your home that isn’t too “matchy” it may be a good idea to start mixing different wood styles and tones in your space. Here are…

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Raising Money for Leprosy

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Deanna Nordin One day I was watching TV and a commercial came on showing children with leprosy. I said to my mom, “I hate these commercials because they are so sad and I can’t do anything to help them.” My mom said, “Why not?” “Well,” I said, “I am only 12 years old and…

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