Year: 2016

2016 Christmas Church Services in the Miramichi Region

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 14, 2016 /

Giv’er Miramichi is delighted to present the list of Christmas Church Services happening in the Miramichi Region this holiday season (2016-17). To find even more special events please visit the Mighty Miramichi Community Events Calendar. Pre-Christmas Services December 17th: St. James & St. John United Church, 557 King George Hwy “Peace on Earth”, an evening of…

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20th Anniversary Celebration of the Miramichi Regional Hospital

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 14, 2016 /

Miramichi Regional Hospital Celebrates its 20th Anniversary! Members of the community are invited to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Miramichi Regional Hospital. The event will be held Thursday, December 15th, 2016 from 1- 2:30 pm in the lobby of the hospital, 500 Water St., Miramichi. Join Horizon Health Network staff for refreshments, Christmas…

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Book Review “Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland, 1940-1945” by Melynda Jarratt

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 13, 2016 /

During the Second World War, hundreds of New Brunswick woodsmen joined the Canadian Forestry Corps to log private forests in the Scottish Highlands as part of the Canadian war effort. As the call to war was answered by woodsmen in England and Scotland, it left a skills gap that needed to be filled. So, England looked across the Atlantic for … Read more…

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Miramichi Naturalists’ Club looking forward to Christmas Bird Counts

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 11, 2016 /

by Pam Watters, past president of the Miramichi Naturalists’ Club Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) will take place all over North America from December 14th to January 5th. This annual tradition dates back to 1900 when Ornithologist Frank Chapman decided to organize an event to count birds, as an alternative to the Christmas Side Hunt in…

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Family Research Hints Part II

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 10, 2016 /

This is the second part in a series from the Miramichi Genealogy Society. Click here to read Part I. by Penny Creamer Last time you determined why you wanted to work on your family tree and were given optional methods for doing it. Now we’ll provide a few places where you can locate information you’ll need to…

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Miramichiers Who Giv’er! Meet Connie Doucet

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 9, 2016 /

by Anthony McLean For nearly four decades Connie Doucet has been a resident of the Miramichi, giving back to her community in many ways including her work in nursing, her singing career and through her development of Hospice Miramichi. Originally from Saint John, Connie moved to Bathurst in 1970 after spending summers there with family.…

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Do You Need a Home Inspection?

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 8, 2016 /

By Dave Bucklow, A D Home Inspection Are you looking at the market for a new home? Should you have a Home Inspection? As you are about to make one of life’s most expensive purchases, it makes a great deal of sense to have an inspection. Hiring a certified home inspection (CHI) may seem like…

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Poem: “butterflies and dragonflies” by lynn mac donald

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 7, 2016 /

butterflies and dragonflies I saw butterflies and dragonflies sailing in the wind, some had smiles and the others had grins the rhythm of their wings were beating out of time but still they flew in a colourful straight line the humming their wings made as they landed down had me wondering of angels and their…

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Christmas Carol Sing Along

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 6, 2016 /

There will be a Christmas Carol Sing Along at Saint Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8032 Route 117 Highway, in Black River Bridge this Thursday, December 8th 2016. The Open House format begins at 7 pm and continues through 8:30 pm so you may arrive and leave as you please. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it with…

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Woodturning Artisan – Shane Price

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 5, 2016 /

Shane Price stumbled onto woodturning by accident. He was watching fly-tying videos on YouTube and clicked on a bowl-turning video by mistake. He continued to watch it and immediately knew it was something he wanted to try. Shane’s neighbour let him use his workshop and lathe to see if he liked it. Soon he was…

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Country Christmas Craft & Bake Sale

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 4, 2016 /

Come sit by the wood stove and enjoy a cup of tea at a Country Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday December 10th from 10 am to 2 pm at Darlene’s Vintage Cottage on the Barnettville Road in the greater Blackville region. This special event will definitely get you in the holiday spirit as…

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Tis the Season to Shop Local

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 3, 2016 /

With the holidays quickly approaching, we know it can be difficult to come up with that “perfect gift”! Have no fear, we’ve put together a list of 20+ gift ideas for you that can be found right here on the Miramichi at our local businesses! 1. These sweet ornaments make the perfect gift for an […]

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Book Review: “A Deadly Drive – The Miramichi Expereince During the Great War” by Gary Silliker

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 2, 2016 /

An excellent book, primarily due to the research and the compilation of all the information Mr. Silliker was able to discover on the many men and women from the Miramichi area that served in WWI. Arranged in a logical fashion, the text also includes tidbits of local news as well as notes on the progression of the war and what … Read more…

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