Month: December 2016

Dance Workshops with Colton Curtis

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 29, 2016 /

Spotlights and Sequins proudly presents Dance Workshops open to all dancers with the incredibly talented, Spotlights and Sequins alumnus, professional dancer Colton Curtis on Tuesday January 3rd and Wednesday January 4th in the St Mary’s Church basement. Dancers ages 9-12 will workshop from 6-7:30 pm. The fee is $25. Dancers ages 13 and up will workshop from…

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Family Research Hints Part III

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 28, 2016 /

This is the third part in a series from the Miramichi Genealogy Society. Click here to read Part II. by Penny Creamer Last month you learned of a few places where you can locate information you’ll need to make your family tree grow. Now we’ll provide a few more places for you to check. Work/ hobby/…

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Poem: “My Favourite Time of Year”

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 24, 2016 /

By: Eileen Elsie (Bromley) Bransfield in December 1981 October 23rd, 1928 – December 23rd, 2014 My Favourite Time of Year Christmas is my favourite time of the year, When families get together, for parties and good cheer For turkey and plum puddings, mince pies and cookies too. Christmas trees and presents, decorations old and new.…

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Love in the Hallways: Hospice Day Program Huge Success

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 23, 2016 /

by Kellie Underhill When you enter the home of Hospice Miramichi at 14 Howard Street in Chatham the first thing you might notice is an overwhelming sense of calm. You might release a huge sigh and feel your shoulders loosen as stress leaves your body and you relax into the peace of the hallway. This…

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Local CHAMP Recognized – Jakob Stewart

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 22, 2016 /

Recently, Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin MLA Jake Stewart, on behalf of War Amps Canada, presented a Certificate of Recognition to Jakob Jardine, in recognition of his volunteer efforts with The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. Jakob Jardine, 9, of Warwick Settlement, is a member of the CHAMP Program and has gone above and beyond…

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Employment Program Helps Adults on Autism Spectrum

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 21, 2016 /

by Anthony McLean Recently, ten participants graduated from an Adult Employment Pilot Project offered through Autism Resources Miramichi (ARM) and the Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL). The program’s goal was to target the deficits and strengths for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and help develop specific employment tools. The program…

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Poem: “October to December” By: L. Joseph

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 20, 2016 /

October to December The trees are quickly getting bare as its orange and yellow leaves fall to the ground A ground that’s ridden of its warmth, replaced by a touch of Jack’s frost; what was once green is now brown Suntan oils and sunblock lotions all stored away until next year; they’re out of sight…

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Winter on the Miramichi

By Discover Miramichi / December 19, 2016 /

The weather outside is frightful, but Miramichi is so delightful! Don’t let Jack Frost get you down, come to Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors for the perfect winter getaway! We here at Discover Miramichi have made it easy for you with a quick list of things to do and places to stay this winter! 1. Kouchibouguac […]

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Memories Of A War Bride I Knew – Remembering Eileen Elsie (Bromley) Bransfield

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 18, 2016 /

by Anthony McLean Mostly, the meaning behind the activity “Show and Tell” in Elementary School was to bring something into the classroom. It could be something from home or a presentation. One day in the third grade, my teacher, Ms. Krista Bransfield, told the class she was going to be bringing her paternal grandmother who…

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Update from Councillor Walsh for December 2016

By Tony Walsh / December 17, 2016 /

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a great New Year. Our budget for 2017 should be passed on Thursday December 15, 2016. There will be no raise in taxes for our city in 2017; however, our water rates will be increasing by $10.88 for […]

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20th Anniversary Celebration of the Miramichi Regional Hospital

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 17, 2016 /

by Anthony McLean, Contributing Reporter On Thursday, December 15th, 2016, I had the privilege of attending the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Miramichi Regional Hospital. It was on this date, 20 years ago on Sunday, December 15th, 1996, the Miramichi Hospital in Newcastle (Miramichi West) and the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Chatham (Miramichi East) closed…

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Miramichi Splendour 2017 Calendar Available

By Discover Miramichi / December 16, 2016 /

The “Miramichi Splendour” 2017 Calendar, featuring beautiful Miramichi scenery by local photographers is now available for $10 each. Get your copy, while supplies last, at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, River Rehab, the offices of Dr. MacKnight and Dr. Hudson, or by calling 627-2729. All proceeds from calendar sales will go to support Haiti Village Health. Makes a…

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Shop Local

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 15, 2016 /

Miramichi is made up of approximately 1500 independent businesses. These business are the backbone of Miramichi’s economy. When you shop local you help build the local economy through what is known as the multiplier effect – the recirculating of money within the region. For every dollar spent with small business you will have three times…

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