Arts & Entertainment

Anne Maloney Assaff – Painting the Beauty Around Her

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 8, 2022 /

Miramichi artist Anne Maloney Assaff hesitates to call herself a self-taught artist. While she hasn’t had formal art training, she has long been an avid student of art books and videos. “I don’t want to ever stop learning. Painting is a skill like any other and can be learned. Once you understand the fundamentals, you’re…

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Giv’er Magazine is Here! Winter Issue 2022

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 15, 2022 /

The Winter 2022 Issue of Giv’er Miramichi magazine is available to view online at, and on the shelves at select locations in the region. Find a list of locations that carry Giv’er magazines at this link. In this Issue: • Coldest Night of the Year. Hosted by Miramichi Youth House • Genealogical Society Upcoming Speakers • Recipe for a City,…

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Giv’er Magazine – Christmas Issue 2021

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 16, 2021 /

The Christmas 2021 Issue of Giv’er Miramichi magazine is available to view online at, and on the shelves at select locations in the region. Find a list of locations that carry Giv’er magazines at this link. In this Issue: • Everyone Deserves a Christmas – Opportunities to Give with the Salvation Army • The William Murray Project, Miramichi Historical…

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Fall Giv’er is Here!

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 7, 2021 /

The Fall 2021 Issue of Giv’er Miramichi magazine is in the mail this week, and on the shelves at select locations in the region. Find a list of locations that carry Giv’er magazines at this link. In this Issue: • 38th Anniversary of New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame to be held in Miramichi…

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Art Show & Sale – Artists on the Island of Beaubears.

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 26, 2021 /

Local artists recently took over Beaubears Island with paint and easels in hand. For two days the island, with all its beautiful scenery, became their outdoor studio and source of inspiration. Now its time to view their creations! On Sunday September 5th, there will be an exhibition of their artwork at the Beaubears Interpretive Centre…

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Blackville Author Barb Curtis Releases Debut Novel

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 28, 2021 /

Local author Barb Curtis’ debut novel, Forever With You, was released in November. The book, thirteen years in the making, is a heartwarming small-town romance about high school sweethearts who return home and discover that first love sometimes gets a second chance. Forever With You is the first book in the Sapphire Springs series. A…

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Christmas Origins

By Giv'er Miramichi / December 14, 2020 /

Ever wonder the origin of one your favorite Christmas treats, decorations or things came to be? Here is a Giv’er Miramichi post featuring a variety of short Christmas Origins of how some of your favorite Christmas treats, decorations! Egg Nog Eggnog became tied to the holidays when the drink hopped the pond in the 1700s.…

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Robert Ross Releases Two Country Music Videos

By Giver Miramichi / December 12, 2020 /

Hi, I’m from Barryville on the Miramichi. I’ve entertained at Ritchie Wharf and have had an article in Giver in 2018 when I released my Album “It’s Never Too Late”.I live in Cairns, Australia now but my heart is always on the Miramichi. I hope to be home in Summer 2021 when travel is permitted…

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Miramichi Dog Authors “Pawsitive,” Inspirational Book of Hope

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 19, 2020 /

Local photographer Cathy Carnahan and her beloved dog, Miss Crosby, have teamed up to produce an inspirational book of hope, laughter, wisdom and common sense. Consider The Source, with a subtitle of Waggish and Canny Views on How to Survive in a Wacky World, is set to be released just before the Thanksgiving weekend. “This…

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New Books by Miramichi Authors

By James M. Fisher / October 17, 2020 /

by James M. Fisher Within the past year, there have been two significant book releases by local Miramichi authors, and both have something for young and old alike. Death Between the Walls: An Old Manse Mystery by Alexa BowieNewcomer Alexa Bowie is the alter ego of Chuck Bowie, an author that is well-known in these…

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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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