Arts & Entertainment

Meet Local Artist Brandi Firlotte

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 10, 2020 /

Brandi Firlotte has been drawing her whole life, but only started taking it seriously just over a year ago. As a mom with a young toddler at home, Brandi was looking for a way to support herself financially and spend time at home raising her child. “With everything going on, it’s hard to find safe…

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Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition through CAFE – Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 26, 2020 /

The Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions is running a fun creative writing opportunity for youth ages 7 to 30. Youth are encouraged to submit a story that features Canadian agriculture. Winners will receive a published copy of their book and a cash prize. Six books will be published! The deadline to participate is September…

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Why Improv for Anxiety?

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 12, 2020 /

By Tara Audibert I was traveling in my car listening to a CBC radio interview about a guy with high anxiety who went to an improv class in Toronto and it helped him so much that he started teaching his own Improv class for people with anxiety. As I listened, I thought to myself, OMG I…

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A New Collection of Short Fiction from Miramichi Writer Wayne Curtis

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 6, 2020 /

by James M. Fisher Winter Road is the newest collection of Wayne Curtis’ fictional short stories and is a continuation of his 2017 collection, Homecoming: The Road Less Travelled. The classic Wayne Curtis is all here: reminiscences of glory days gone by, of a world that has changed, of growing older, though perhaps not all…

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Clergy Appointments for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint John 2020

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 7, 2020 /

The Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck, CC, Bishop of Saint John, announces the following clergy assignments effective August 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Those priests who have been appointed Pastors will be dispensed from the requirement of Canon 527 that they be placed into canonical possession of their parishes and will automatically become Pastor on August 1, 2020. At a later date, Bishop Riesbeck will come to…

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Summer Drive-In Concert Series at Néguac Parc Festival Park

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 26, 2020 /

The Néguac Parc Festival Park in conjunction with the Down River Music Festival presents the Summer Drive-In Concert Series featuring the following every two weeks this summer from July 4th to September 26th, 2020: Saturday, July 4th, 2020 – Raglan RoadSaturday, July 18th, 2020 – Ivan DaigleSaturday, August 1st, 2020 – Short Sweet RideSaturday, August…

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New Brunswick Public Libraries Have More Online Resources Than Ever!

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 6, 2020 /

NB Public Libraries have been working with partners to bring you access to more content during this unprecedented time. In addition to Online Databases, eBooks and Audiobooks, and the Public Libraries Catalogue, they’ve added Additional Online Content to help you read, learn and stay entertained at home. Some of the additional content will only be…

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Miramichi Writer Wayne Curtis Releases a New Collection of Short Fiction

By James M. Fisher / April 30, 2020 /

Book review by James M. Fisher. Winter Road is the newest collection of Wayne Curtis’ fictional short stories and is a continuation of his 2017 collection, Homecoming: The Road Less Travelled. The classic Wayne Curtis is all here: reminiscences of glory days gone by, of a world that has changed, of growing older, though perhaps…

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Meet Bruce Harrison, Artisan – Knot ‘n Butt Wood

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 16, 2020 /

by Stacy Underhill If you’ve been to a market or craft sale in the past year, chances are you’ve come across Bruce Harrison of Knot ‘n Butt Wood. His tall stature and twinkling smile are surpassed only by his booming voice and personality – and the quality of the wooden pieces he creates. Bruce makes…

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Gignac de Néguac – Enjoying Life with Limericks and Glass Art Classes.

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 13, 2020 /

Before moving here to New Brunswick I would tell the story about buying this little house in Néguac, I would get a lot of reactions which I enjoyed tremendously! They inspired me to write a humorous limerick for my website: There once was a man named Gignac, who bought a house in Néguac. People always…

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Local Colour: Paintings of Life in New Brunswick by Anne Maloney Assaff

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 15, 2020 /

An Art Exhibit and Open House featuring the paintings of local artist Anne Maloney Assaff will be held at the Chatham Public Library beginning Feb. 15. A reverence for the landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it is at the heart of Anne Maloney Assaff’s paintings. Growing up in the Gatineau area of Quebec and…

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Gignac de Neguac; Glass Art on the Acadian Peninsula

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 8, 2019 /

by Lynda Briant Another artist has moved to town! Louis Gignac has recently moved from Ottawa to establish himself in his new home in Neguac. Louis is a gifted glass worker. He was inspired in 2006 after visiting the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. Louis went home to explore…

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Christmas Concert with James Morrison and the DownEast Entertainers

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 4, 2019 /

This is a special Christmas fundraiser for the 63rd Miramichi Folksong Festival with James Morrison and the Down East Entertainers and special guests, Country Cousins Square Dancers, Arthur Strang, Jimmy Lawlor, Christopher Guindon, Bobby Watling Jr. and Susan Butler. The concert will be on Saturday, December 14 at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre, starting at 7pm.…

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