Month: February 2016

JUNO Nominated Craig Cardiff to Perform Fundraising Concert at Vogue

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 29, 2016 /

On Saturday March 5th Craig will perform a fundraiser show to help welcome a Syrian family settling in Miramichi! Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Advance tickets are on sale at Mill Cove Coffee, around the square in downtown Newcastle, and Kingston’s Petro across from the Vogue Theatre in downtown Chatham. Advance tickets may also be purchased online.

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Book Review: “Grist” by Linda Little

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 28, 2016 /

Grist (2014, Roseway Publishing) by Linda Little tells the story of Penelope McCabe, a single schoolteacher who marries a miller, only to find out that Ewan MacLaughlin is not the man he appears to be: “I married Ewan MacLaughlin of my own free will … As time would tell, Ewan was not a kind man.”

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New Video from Shades of Sorrow band featuring Miramichi Guitarist

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 27, 2016 /

Moncton rockers Shades of Sorrow have released a new video for their song “Parade of Lunatics” off their latest album, Ascension. The video was filmed and produced by Corey Kristensen. Guitarist Mike Taylor is from the Mighty Miramichi.

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Sobeys Dietitians Nutrition Events Schedule March 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 26, 2016 /
Sobeys Nutrition Events

Ready for new meal ideas? Check out what our Sobeys Dietitians are up to this month! Thursday, March 3rd 11 am – 1 pm: Healthy Cooking with Chef Owen Gibson ($15) Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our chef and get nutrition tips from our dietitian. Menu: Chili Beef Taco Bites, Crispy Roast Potatoes, Garlicky Greens, Southwestern…

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Changes to Hospice Miramichi’s Chase the Ace Fundraiser

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 24, 2016 /
Chase the Ace for Canada Day

In order to accommodate the busy schedule of our Chase the Ace participants, Hospice Miramichi have implemented the following changes: Tickets will continue to be sold on site each Sunday at Northumberland Square between the hours of 1-2:45 pm. In addition tickets will be made available for pre-purchase at the Hospice office on 14 Howard…

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Book Nook Grand Re-Opening on World Autism Day April 2nd

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 23, 2016 /

Saturday April 2nd, 2016 is World Autism Day. On December 18, 2007 the UN General Assembly designated April 2nd as World Autism Day. What is World Autism Awareness Day? It is a day that aims to increase people’s awareness about persons living with autism spectrum disorder, especially children living with autism. It is a day…

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From Shetland to the Miramichi – Uncovering a Bedcover’s Heritage at NB Museum

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 22, 2016 /

Dr. Carol Christiansen, Curator and Community Museums Officer at the Shetland Museum and Archives, in her latest book features an unusual New Brunswick Museum (NBM) artifact – an embroidered counterpane (or bed rugg). Originally donated as a floor covering by Margaret Keay and Janet Keay in 1961, its real function as a bedcovering was explained in the early 1970s when it was included in an exhibition on American bed ruggs at the Wadsworth Athaneum in Hartford, Connecticut. It was also featured on a Canada Post stamp in 1993.

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Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 21, 2016 /

The annual City of Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame dinner and ceremony was held on Friday, February 19th at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel in the Historic Chatham Business District. The following were recognized for their dedication to their sport as a athlete, team, Pioneer and builder: Maurice “Maurie” Alfred Bell – Athlete Bell was…

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St. Mary’s Annual Irish Dessert/ Concert

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 20, 2016 /

Susan Butler will host her Annual Irish Dessert/ Concert at St. Mary’s Parish Centre in Newcastle on Sunday March 13th, 2016 beginning at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and can be purchased at Brookdale Flower Shop, St. Mary’s Parish Office, and the Newcastle Farmers Market. The event will include desserts…

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Snowbirds & CF-18 Demo Team Coming to Air Show! New Dates Announced!

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 19, 2016 /

Organizers of Air Show Atlantic have secured the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Team for the weekend of August 20-21, 2016. As a result they have advanced the date of the event by one week from their earlier announcement. Because of the new scheduling opportunity organizers have moved dates to take advantage of the RCAF’s…

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Blackville’s Michael Waugh Added to Saint John Sea Dogs

By Les McLaughlin / February 18, 2016 /

General Manager Darrell Young has announced the Saint John Sea Dogs have added defenceman Michael Waugh to the team’s 55-player protected list. Waugh, 17, is the captain of the Miramichi Rivermen of the New Brunswick/ PEI Major Midget Hockey League (NBPEIMMHL).

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Curtis Cast in Stratford Festival’s Main Stage Show

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 17, 2016 /

Blackville native and Sheridan grad Colton Curtis, 22, was ecstatic to get the call, telling him that he was cast in Stratford Festival’s main stage show. The Stratford Festival is an internationally recognized annual repertory theatre festival running from April to October in the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario.

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Spaghetti Supper in Newcastle March 5th

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 16, 2016 /

Miramichi Worldwide will be holding a spaghetti supper with garlic toast, strawberry shortcake, tea or coffee on March 5th from 3:30 to 6 pm at the United Church Centre, 556 King George Hwy, in Newcastle. Tickets are $10.00 and are available from any committee member, at the United Church Centre office or by calling 622-7236. Proceeds…

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