Arts & Entertainment

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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The Point Church Presents: “It’s A Wonderful Life – Christmas Production Musical”

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 18, 2019 /

The Point Church Presents: “It’s A Wonderful Life – Christmas Production” Musical from Friday, December 6th, 2019 to Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at the James M. Hill Memorial High School Theatre, 128 Henderson Street, in Miramichi – Chatham. Join them for four “bound-to-sell-out” performances on December 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7pm, with a matinee…

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Brunch Theatre: Tall & True

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 31, 2019 /

With the success of “Tall & True” last April, chronicling the stories of the ships of Beaubears Island, the so-called “Beaubears Island Players” are at it again; quite literally so as they reprise select scenes as part of a Fundraising Brunch at the Rodd Miramichi River on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, from 12 pm noon…

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Christopher Doiron – His Future is Set in Clay

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 26, 2019 /

Christopher Doiron is from Antigonish, Nova Scotia and received a diploma with honours in Fine Craft – Ceramics, from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Since graduation, Christopher has established a studio in the Blackville area, where he is honing his skills as a potter. He is a juried member of the NB…

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Everything in This House Breaks – Book Review by James M. Fisher

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 25, 2019 /

Burnt Church resident poet and author Sandra Bunting has released her second book of short stories, Everything in This House Breaks. Her first collection, The Effect of Frost on Southern Vines was published in 2016, so I have been waiting for something new from Ms. Bunting for some time. There are 21 stories in this…

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