Month: November 2016

ARM Book Nook at Autism Resources Miramichi Inc.

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 30, 2016 /

ARM Book Nook is a used book store operated by Autism Resources Miramichi. Their books are received by donations and they only sell good quality merchandise. The book store also serves as a job training center for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in our community and surrounding area. 24 Books of Christmas Advent Calendar…

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The Miramichi Senior SawdustMakers Inc.

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 30, 2016 /

The Miramichi Senior SawdustMakers Inc. are an active group of seniors that have come together for a common goal – to make sawdust. “We make sawdust with everything from chainsaws to files,” says the group’s founder Reg Hare. Reg first started the group when he noticed there was a lack of things to do for…

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Family Research Hints from the Miramichi Genealogy Society

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 29, 2016 /

by Penny Creamer Genealogy involves collecting information about a family’s births, marriages, deaths, ways of life, education, occupations, accomplishments, tragedies, military service and more. Depending on your purpose for developing a family tree, it may also include gathering family photos, documents (such as marriage certificates, land grant records, probate records, death certificates, etc.), recorded memories…

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Christmas to Remember Concert

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 28, 2016 /

The 18th Annual Christmas to Remember concert was held on Saturday November 26th in memory of Mayor Gerry Cormier. The event was once again in support of Gerry’s special charities: Women’s Transition House, Youth House and St. Mary’s Christmas Hampers. Susan Butler emceed and hosted the concert which raised $3039.55. Performers included Sistema NB Miramichi under…

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Get Hooked on Soffit Clips this Christmas

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 27, 2016 /

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention and when Leo Lapointe had to replace his decorative light clips every Christmas because of their poor design, an idea came to him. “I sat in the living room and began to build a better light hanger,” Leo recalls. “I asked my mother for a…

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Home for the Holidays at Hospice Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 26, 2016 /

by Anthony McLean On Friday evening November 25th 2016, I visited the 2nd Annual “Home for the Holidays” event at Hospice Miramichi. It was a wonderful experience taking a tour through their historically significant building, located at 14 Howard Street in Chatham. It was decorated beautifully for the holiday season. There are several apartment sized pre-lit…

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Christmas Day Dinner in Doaktown

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 25, 2016 /

Saint Thomas United Church in Doaktown will once again be hosting dinner on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25th) beginning with refreshments at 12:30 pm followed by a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at 1 pm. Anyone in Doaktown or the surrounding area who expects to be alone at Christmas will find a warm welcome…

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5th Annual Greater Blackville Resource Centre Turkey Drive

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 24, 2016 /

The Greater Blackville Resource Centre’s (GBRC) Food bank is accepting donations as a part of its annual Turkey Drive. A donation of $25 will provide a turkey and all the trimmings (vegetables, cranberries and stuffing) for a family in our local community. Donations can be dropped off at the GBRC during operating hours on Wednesday and…

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I am Eggsistential Living

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 23, 2016 /

By Alexandra Dottin When asked to complete an article for Giv’er Magazine there was no hesitation—“Yes!” flew out of my mouth without consideration of what would actually be written. After two months of contemplation pen was finally put to paper. Existential adj – 1. of or relating to existence, esp. human existence. 2. of or…

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Submission Call: Christmas!

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 22, 2016 /

With some snowflakes in the air today it’s beginning to feel like Christmas on the Mighty Miramichi! This holiday season we’re looking for your Christmas themed submissions! So send us your holiday memories, short stories (fiction or non-fiction), poems, photographs, or favourite Christmas recipes and crafty projects! Or tell us about your favourite family Christmas traditions!…

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Volunteer with Miramichi Ground Search and Rescue

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 21, 2016 /

The Miramichi Ground Search and Rescue team (MGSAR) is a group of approximately 30 volunteers who are on call 24/7/365 to respond to calls for lost or missing persons. They cover a large area from Boiestown to Neguac and Mount Carleton Provincial Park to Richibucto. It is one of the larger search areas in the…

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Hospice Miramichi’s “Home for the Holidays” Fundraiser

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 20, 2016 /

Hospice Miramichi is hosting their second annual “Home for the Holidays” fundraising event this weekend from November 24th to the 27th and they wish to invite the public to experience their historically significant building, located at 14 Howard Street in Chatham, as they decorate for the holiday season. The one time ticket purchase ($10 for…

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