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  • Volume 2, Issue 6 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 6 is here!

    We hosted our 2nd-ever AGM on a boat! Last Saturday nearly 2 dozen people clambered onto the Theresa E. Connor on the Lunenburg waterfront for our Annual General Meeting. The […]

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  • The Adviceburg with Anne Macleod Weeks: August 2023

    The Adviceburg with Anne Macleod Weeks: August 2023

    People often dream of living in a cooperative community. Well, Anne Macleod Weeks did for 40 years. As a teacher, dorm parent, guidance counselor, coach, principal, and advisor to faculty and parents in boarding schools, she pretty much experienced all that life can throw at you.  She welcomes your questions and concerns.

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  • To Dink is Divine: Pickleball in Lunenburg

    To Dink is Divine: Pickleball in Lunenburg

    On any given Sunday, the Lunenburg Community Centre is a place of worship for the world’s fastest growing sport.  Fear not, those with lingering nightmares about high school gym class […]

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  • Old Bridgewater Arena to Become Home to South Shore Players

    Old Bridgewater Arena to Become Home to South Shore Players

    The second floor of Bridgewater Memorial Arena at 123 Empire Street will soon be home to local theatre group South Shore Players. The theatre group is set to move in just in time for their November/December production of A Christmas Carol.

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  • Mayoral hopefuls share visions for leading Lunenburg at The Barnacle’s candidates’ debate

    Mayoral hopefuls share visions for leading Lunenburg at The Barnacle’s candidates’ debate

    More than 150 community members packed into the Lunenburg Fire Hall for a Mayoral candidates’ debate hosted by The Lunenburg Barnacle. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.

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  • CROSSWORD: ♫♩♫♩♫

    CROSSWORD: ♫♩♫♩♫

    This month’s crossword is sponsored by the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival!

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  • Volume 1, Issue 6 is here!

    Volume 1, Issue 6 is here!

    We’re all so excited to kick off summer with our music-focused July issue, as we at the Barnacle have a keen passion for the arts.

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  • Community Celebrates Work Towards Reopening of Second Story Women’s Centre

    Community Celebrates Work Towards Reopening of Second Story Women’s Centre

    Approximately sixty people gathered in the Lunenburg Fire Hall two weeks ago and raised sparkling cider in a toast to Second Story Women’s Centre, as the organisation continues a process of rebuilding and aims to re-open by the end of summer after temporarily closing this February.

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  • Songbirds of the South Shore

    Songbirds of the South Shore

    The South Shore  is the perfect place to soak up the sweet music of summer, whether it’s catching a Folk Harbour concert in Lunenburg, or enjoying the dulcet birdsong of this marvelous season. We are blessed to have so many delightful songbirds playing their summer soundtracks in Lunenburg County. 

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  • A Friendly Invitation From Coastal Action

    A Friendly Invitation From Coastal Action

    With recent significant environmental events happening across the province, you may be wondering  how you can do your part. Rest assured; you can find your perfect volunteer opportunity in Coastal Action’s volunteer program!

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  • Howdy, neighbour! Meet Julia McMillan

    Howdy, neighbour! Meet Julia McMillan

    If you’ve had an étudiant (student) in grades 3 or 4 at Bluenose Academy, odds are you’ve met Madame Julia.

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  • TIME MACHINE: Mahone Bay by Tricycle

    TIME MACHINE: Mahone Bay by Tricycle

    The Lunenburg Wheelmen, or Cyclists, or whatever they call themselves, have begun to travel abroad on the wheel.

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  • Pearl’s Precious Gems: Elaine Sanford

    Pearl’s Precious Gems: Elaine Sanford

    Elaine Sanford (left) with her style crush Anne Grey (right). (Photo contributed) Elaine Sanford is an extremely talented tailor, designer, and costumer based in Lunenburg who we like to refer […]

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  • Some Fish Print Better Than Others

    Some Fish Print Better Than Others

    (Illustration by Charles Weiss) On a creative moment on a day in July, I wanted to catch a fish and make an impression of it on paper. Not a drawing […]

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  • Locals Tell Us Their Favourite Nova Scotian Tunes

    Locals Tell Us Their Favourite Nova Scotian Tunes

    Every Nova Scotian, whether born-and-raised or recently arrived, must have a favorite Nova Scotian song. The Barnacle asked a few Lunenburg County locals with connections to the world of music what their favorite Scotian tracks were.

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  • Bridgewater & Area Lions Club Food Pantry Services Increasing Gap in Food Security

    Bridgewater & Area Lions Club Food Pantry Services Increasing Gap in Food Security

    A Feed Nova Scotia report from May shares staggering numbers on food insecurity in Nova Scotia. In 2022, nearly 1 in 4 Nova Scotians were living in food-insecure households, a […]

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  • Bon Vivant, Bad Vivant: Let Bridgewater be the Paris of Nova Scotia

    Bon Vivant, Bad Vivant: Let Bridgewater be the Paris of Nova Scotia

    Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell should be applauded for directing town staff to explore allowing alcohol consumption in designated outdoor public areas, which would make Bridgewater the Paris of Nova Scotia.

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  • Boxwood Festival Returns to Lunenburg for its 25th Year

    Boxwood Festival Returns to Lunenburg for its 25th Year

    You may notice an unusual number of flutists and fiddlers roaming the streets of Lunenburg in the coming weeks. At the end of this month, Boxwood Festival will return to […]

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  • RECIPE: Rainbow Sprinkle Pride Cookies

    RECIPE: Rainbow Sprinkle Pride Cookies

    It seems like the whole summer is filling up with fun opportunities to celebrate Pride on the South Shore – I hope you and your families find time to get out […]

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  • Chris’ Picks for July 2023: Will Ferrell Month

    Chris’ Picks for July 2023: Will Ferrell Month

    “June is Will Ferrell month,” says Chris. “He’s quite funny.”

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  • Tap Your Foot to Celtic Music at Saltbox Tap Room

    Tap Your Foot to Celtic Music at Saltbox Tap Room

    Beers enjoyed to the sound of penny whistle and fiddle is the norm on Sundays at Saltbox Brewery, as local Celtic musicians serenade patrons. Eilidh Buchanan facilitates the session at […]

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  • The Strayboar Project: From Lunenburg to Ukraine

    The Strayboar Project: From Lunenburg to Ukraine

    There are stories of light, where the human spirit prevails, which shine through. The Strayboar Project is one of those.

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  • What Nova Scotia Hot Summer 2023 Playlist Are You?

    What Nova Scotia Hot Summer 2023 Playlist Are You?

    Sometimes it seems like all of the fancy music streaming services out there know exactly what you want to hear next, even if you have never heard it before. But […]

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  • IN PHOTOS: Bridgewater’s First Pride Parade

    IN PHOTOS: Bridgewater’s First Pride Parade

    History was made on Sunday as hundreds lined up on the streets of Bridgewater to celebrate the first Pride Parade ever held in Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

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  • Lunenburg aims for autumn to share results of Cornwallis Street renaming survey

    Lunenburg aims for autumn to share results of Cornwallis Street renaming survey

    The Town of Lunenburg estimates results of a survey to rename Cornwallis Street should be presented to Town Council in early fall, approximately seven months after the survey ended. Following […]

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  • Gale Fullerton, Lunenburg Yacht Club General Manager, announces bid for Mayor

    Gale Fullerton, Lunenburg Yacht Club General Manager, announces bid for Mayor

    Fullerton shared a release with media contacts today detailing her announcement. Her release says she will “focus on responsive leadership and effective communication for the best possible future of the Town of Lunenburg.”

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  • Councillor Ed Halverson steps down from Mayoral race, citing time commitments

    Councillor Ed Halverson steps down from Mayoral race, citing time commitments

    With Halverson out of the race, the only person who has publicly announced their intention to run for Mayor in the August Special Election is Jamie Myra.

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  • Lunenburg has a brand new fruit and nut orchard

    Lunenburg has a brand new fruit and nut orchard

    At a ceremony on May 26, students from a grade 3/4 class at Bluenose Academy planted the first tree in Ne’ata’q, the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy.

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  • LUNENBURG COUNCIL ROUNDUP: Town selects MacKay-Lyons for Blockhouse Hill designs despite councillor’s call to postpone, silence on petition signed by third of electorate

    LUNENBURG COUNCIL ROUNDUP: Town selects MacKay-Lyons for Blockhouse Hill designs despite councillor’s call to postpone, silence on petition signed by third of electorate

    Council is pursuing residential designs for Blockhouse Hill and Upper King Street, and accepted a petition from Friends of Blockhouse Hill signed by 679 people without discussion.

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  • Surviving the Song That Doesn’t End

    Surviving the Song That Doesn’t End

    Exposure to music is beneficial for children. Scientific studies indicate that music can assist with language acquisition, sensorimotor development, and emotional regulation. However, research rarely considers the impact of children’s music on parents, with symptoms ranging from irritability and nausea to mania and dissociation. Here is some crucial advice for new parents.

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  • What is Lunenburg reading?

    What is Lunenburg reading?

    Artists, writers, and musicians are drawn here, many of whom put down roots and continue to enrich the local arts scene. Our three book shops offer a variety of fantastic reads and are staffed by wonderful folks who can help you find your next good book. All this leads one to wonder: what are the people…

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  • No Planes or Trains, but Automobiles: Transit in Lunenburg County

    No Planes or Trains, but Automobiles: Transit in Lunenburg County

    I own a car, but I am hard-pressed to drive in a town like Lunenburg, where parking is scarce and cars litter the roads in the summer months, with drivers dusting off their parallel parking skills along Lincoln and Montague Streets as blood pressures rise all around. 

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  • General Stores are Good for Your Health

    General Stores are Good for Your Health

    Riverbank General Store and Cafe in Mill Village is expanding the community’s understanding of what their store can provide.

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  • RECIPE: Lemon Lacies

    RECIPE: Lemon Lacies

    As summer awakens on the South Shore, my mind turns to beach trips and forest walks.  Rissers Beach Provincial Park is my family’s go-to beach for blissful afternoons playing in […]

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  • Meet Cheepie, Basil and Eihwaz, the free-flight Budgies of Bridgewater

    Meet Cheepie, Basil and Eihwaz, the free-flight Budgies of Bridgewater

    Living with free-flying birds in the home means becoming part of the flock – just ask Cheepie.

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  • QUIZ: What South Shore Goblin Are You?

    QUIZ: What South Shore Goblin Are You?

    This month’s quiz iz presented to you as a collaboration with South Shore Goblins. It’s Sunday morning, and you’re craving a hot beverage to wake you up. You go to […]

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Michael Kim

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Michael Kim

    Since most locals won’t get to know Michael by staying at his inn, you might recognise him as the photographer who’s often getting photos of Bluenose II and other boats in the Lunenburg Harbour. Michael says he tries to get 10,000 steps in every day and photographing the town is a great way to meet…

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  • CROSSWORD: A Wild Goose Chase

    CROSSWORD: A Wild Goose Chase

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  • Bridgewater to Host First-Ever Pride Parade

    Bridgewater to Host First-Ever Pride Parade

    “We’re making history,” says Steve Ellis, Chair of Lunenburg PRIDE.

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  • WHAT THE PECK: Canada Goose

    WHAT THE PECK: Canada Goose

    There is perhaps no other bird that divides people so much as the Canada goose. We love them for their stately beauty and iconic V-shape flight patterns. We curse them for their large droppings, voracious appetites, and aggressive behaviour to perceived threats. 

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  • Chris’ Picks for June 2023: Robin Williams Month

    Chris’ Picks for June 2023: Robin Williams Month

    “June is Robin Williams Month,” says Chris. “I’ve been a fan ever since he was on Mork and Mindy.”

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  • Goblin Mania Sweeps South Shore

    Goblin Mania Sweeps South Shore

    Recently, The Barnacle collaborated with South Shore Goblins, with select copies of our May issue featuring little goblin stickers. If you’re not familiar with South Shore Goblins, a quick search […]

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  • Ancient Forests Outside Bridgewater will Continue to Provide Healing Under New Leadership

    Ancient Forests Outside Bridgewater will Continue to Provide Healing Under New Leadership

    The healing power of the ancient hemlocks on 200 acres of forest outside of Bridgewater will now once again be shared and felt by Mi’kmaw elders, knowledge keepers and youth. 

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  • A Tale of Two Bass

    A Tale of Two Bass

    Suddenly, a splash and a burst of energy was enveloping my lure and a bass was jumping after feeling a hook. The fight was on!

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  • 10 Proposals To Save The Lunenburg Academy

    10 Proposals To Save The Lunenburg Academy

    1 – Have A Bake Sale: If everyone in Lunenburg just buys a $1,000 brownie or a few $700 mud pies, the town could keep the place running for another 10 years.

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  • Volume 1, Issue 5 is here!

    Volume 1, Issue 5 is here!

    I can’t believe we are already halfway through 2023, and with this issue, we are almost halfway through our first volume of the Lunenburg Barnacle!  Some of you may have […]

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  • TIME MACHINE: Natal Day in Lunenburg

    TIME MACHINE: Natal Day in Lunenburg

    “Lunenburg has celebrated her natal day this year with more than ordinary eclat.”

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  • LUNENBURG VOTES 2023: Special Election to be held August 12, Councillor Halverson and Board of Trade President Myra intend to run for Mayor

    LUNENBURG VOTES 2023: Special Election to be held August 12, Councillor Halverson and Board of Trade President Myra intend to run for Mayor

    Lunenburgers will decide their next Mayor, and likely a new councillor, at the height of summer – The Town of Lunenburg is holding a Special Election on August 12, 2023.

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  • A Brief History of Chinese Laundries in Lunenburg County

    A Brief History of Chinese Laundries in Lunenburg County

    Chinese Laundries existed in large numbers in cities and towns across Canada in the first half of the twentieth century. The rise and fall of these family-owned-and-operated laundries was during a part of Canadian history when anti-Chinese sentiment was specifically enshrined in law. 

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  • Town of Lunenburg CAO warns of long-term financial outlook, lists tens of millions in anticipated costs to maintain assets

    Town of Lunenburg CAO warns of long-term financial outlook, lists tens of millions in anticipated costs to maintain assets

    Lunenburg’s CAO emphasized the need for the Town to have a comprehensive financial plan rather than “running year-by-year, crisis-by-crisis,” in a report listing tens of millions in anticipated capital spending.

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  • Emily Powers Opens Show on Impactful Women of Lunenburg to Full House

    Emily Powers Opens Show on Impactful Women of Lunenburg to Full House

    In a town that has praised the work and accomplishments of men for over 250 years and long put weight to your last name, Emily Powers asks us to consider the influential women in contemporary Lunenburg in her latest exhibition, “Friends & Neighbours: A Portrait Series of Impactful Women in our Community.”

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  • The Chester Playhouse to re-open in August

    The Chester Playhouse to re-open in August

    The Chester Playhouse will open its doors to the public once more on August 26 after a long period of renovations.  The Chester Playhouse building has operated under various names […]

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  • LaHave Craft Co-op re-opens for season

    LaHave Craft Co-op re-opens for season

    The LaHave Craft Co-op, a non-profit group of local crafters that started in 1993, operates out of LaHave Bakery from May until October each year.

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  • Mahone Bay Town Council to hold Special Meeting on RCMP services

    Mahone Bay Town Council to hold Special Meeting on RCMP services

    In light of significant increases to the Town of Mahone Bay’s police services budget, Mahone Bay Town Council will meet in July to discuss the value of RCMP services.

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  • Lunenburg Town Council approves 23/24 operating budget to disapproving gallery, addresses Friends of Blockhouse Hill

    Lunenburg Town Council approves 23/24 operating budget to disapproving gallery, addresses Friends of Blockhouse Hill

    As Council gathered to approve the town’s 23/24 operational budget and a presentation by Friends of Blockhouse Hill, a majority of the audience who attended in person made their disapproval of Town’s handling of these issues outwardly apparent.

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  • Lunenburg Barnacle Vol. 1, No. 4 is here

    Lunenburg Barnacle Vol. 1, No. 4 is here

    Locals continue to stop us in cafes, bars, and on the street to give feedback on a story we covered, or to let us know how easy/difficult they found Carley’s latest crossword. It’s this sense of passionate local engagement that powers the Lunenburg Barnacle.

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  • Meet Gitzo, Lunenburg’s three-legged long-haired cat

    Meet Gitzo, Lunenburg’s three-legged long-haired cat

    Make sure to say hello when you see this leashed, cow-patterned cat hopping along the streets of Lunenburg – Gitzo is a very friendly guy.

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  • Tick off our tick-checking checklist

    Tick off our tick-checking checklist

    As the days get warmer and longer, many South Shore residents are eagerly lacing on their hiking boots or lugging their gardening equipment out of their sheds. Unfortunately, warm weather goes hand-in-hand with the increased risk of picking up an unwanted arachnid during your time outside.

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  • Advice From a Centenarian

    Advice From a Centenarian

    “I met Merf serendipitously at Cherry Hill during the last weekend of April. He shared that he had just turned 100. What a milestone!”

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  • Whispering Gas Tank

    Whispering Gas Tank

    On the first sunny day of May, I wanted to hit the road on my cruiser motorcycle. In my haste to twist the throttle and hear the crackling exhaust pipes, I overlooked the amount of gas in the tank.

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  • Poplar Culture: Wood you like to see a movie?

    Poplar Culture: Wood you like to see a movie?

    Show me the answers!

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  • Pearl’s Precious Gems: Daina Tavenier

    Pearl’s Precious Gems: Daina Tavenier

    If you have ever visited Nº 9 Coffee Bar, you may have met this precious gem behind the counter. Daina Tavenier is this issue’s featured local style crush. 

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  • WHAT THE PECK: The Wee Chickadee

    WHAT THE PECK: The Wee Chickadee

    Does anything say spring more than the sound of birdsong wafting through your window in the morning? Part of this symphony is likely the tweets and chirps of the black-capped chickadee, a common sight and sound year-round here in Nova Scotia.

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  • Stirring The Pot On Facebook Is What Makes Our Town Great

    Stirring The Pot On Facebook Is What Makes Our Town Great

    Despite having never set foot in Nova Scotia, the greatest contributor to Lunenburg County’s wellbeing is actually San Francisco resident Mark Zuckerburg.

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  • Tastee Freeze reopens for another tasty year

    Tastee Freeze reopens for another tasty year

    Hebbville Tastee Freeze is a traditional family restaurant which started in the 1950s. This restaurant is very close to the hearts of local residents as they spend family time and […]

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  • The Bridgewater Bulletin: The Facebook of the Past

    The Bridgewater Bulletin: The Facebook of the Past

    Each month, we turn our eyes to publications from Lunenburg County past to bring you excerpts from days gone by. Excerpted from Bridgewater Bulletin, Tuesday, May 4, 1915, Vol. XXIV, […]

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  • Chris’ Picks for May 2023: Captains Courageous (1937), Captain Blood (1935), The Captain’s Paradise (1953)

    Chris’ Picks for May 2023: Captains Courageous (1937), Captain Blood (1935), The Captain’s Paradise (1953)

    “This is Captain’s Month,” says Chris.

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  • Slow Roll Into Spring

    Slow Roll Into Spring

    If you are not the type to ride your bike all year round, this might be the time of year when you pull your bike out of your shed and go for a ride. The sun is bright and the days are warmer. A good practice before any ride is to do an ABC check…

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  • RECIPE: Date & Nut Candy

    RECIPE: Date & Nut Candy

    I have been lucky enough to collect some more handwritten cookbooks from loved ones and friends over the last couple months. One of my favourites is a small clothbound “Navigating […]

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  • Ross Farm Museum should be your next weekend trip

    Ross Farm Museum should be your next weekend trip

    Spending several hours touring a heritage farm museum is not how many twenty-somethings would choose to spend their spare time, but let me try and convince you why a trip […]

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  • Newfoundland Ponies Galore

    Newfoundland Ponies Galore

    The iconic herd on the Northwest Road into Lunenburg is in fact a group of critically endangered Newfoundland ponies owned by Lisa Partridge of P&P Pastures Homestead.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Lisa Leschhorn and Sylvio Schatz

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Lisa Leschhorn and Sylvio Schatz

    Many of us who moved to the South Shore know how quickly it draws you in.  Nobody knows this better than Lisa Leschhorn and her husband Sylvio Schatz, who packed […]

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  • The Forest for the Trees 

    The Forest for the Trees 

    Welcome to our third column about Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy! If you’ve visited the school grounds in recent weeks, you will have noticed some exciting changes. In the grassy circle of the bus loop, a forest has sprouted.

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  • Mahone Bay Logo Contest

    Mahone Bay Logo Contest

    The Town of Mahone Bay is looking to consult the community on a new logo. We think our readers have what it takes. Draw up your idea of what makes […]

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  • Spring has sprung in Lunenburg County

    Spring has sprung in Lunenburg County

    We asked local photographer Katy Maclachlan to capture spring arriving in Lunenburg County. From flowers blooming to sweet little farm animals, Katy’s captured some sweet moments of early spring.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Suni Ferreira

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Suni Ferreira

    “Sri Lankan curry, nobody knew what it was,” says Suni Ferreira when asked about her first few months serving up her homemade food at the Lunenburg Farmer’s Market.

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  • Town of Lunenburg increases spending on planning and development, new staff in 2023/24 budget

    Town of Lunenburg increases spending on planning and development, new staff in 2023/24 budget

    Anticipating an increase of more than $1.2 million in revenue, the Town of Lunenburg’s operating budget to be approved by council next week sees a significant increase in funding for staff salaries and $175,000 for planning on the development of Blockhouse Hill.

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  • The Magic is Gone

    The Magic is Gone

    Driving through Bridgewater has been uncomfortable, and not just because I’m worried my brakes will fail and I’ll careen into the LaHave. It’s because of the enormous “HP” on the mall, hanging next to the Sport Chek, written in a once-loved lightning font.

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  • Matt Risser, outgoing Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg: The Barnacle Interview

    Matt Risser, outgoing Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg: The Barnacle Interview

    Matt Risser, Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, invited The Barnacle for an interview in Lunenburg Town Hall, held on the morning of April 25.

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  • Pearl’s Precious Gems: Rita Van Tassel

    Pearl’s Precious Gems: Rita Van Tassel

    Rita Van Tassel is a Lunenburg local who’s been thrifting her entire life. She sees it as a way of life rather than a passing trend. She is an artist and her creative spirit always shines through her funky wardrobe, so we sat down to chat vintage fashion.

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  • Grass to Greenery at Bluenose Academy

    Grass to Greenery at Bluenose Academy

    The Sun is Coming Out: Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy, is getting ready to grow. This community-school collaboration will officially launch […]

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  • South Shore Multicultural Association Hosts Iftar Party

    South Shore Multicultural Association Hosts Iftar Party

    Ramadan is a special time of the year when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. It is the ninth month in Islamic Lunar Calendar and lasts for 29 to 30 […]

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  • Business Owners, Residents Express Disappointment Over Lack of Communication on Food Truck Bylaw

    Business Owners, Residents Express Disappointment Over Lack of Communication on Food Truck Bylaw

    Dozens of people showed up to Lunenburg Town Hall on Tuesday, April 11 to voice concerns to Town Council about a controversial vending bylaw.

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  • Little Crescent development shows regulations overdue

    Little Crescent development shows regulations overdue

    If the public meeting organized by concerned citizens about the private development of “Little Crescent” is any indication, the provincial Coastal Protection Act regulations are long overdue in the estimation of our coastal communities.

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  • From ‘Challah’fax to ‘Naan’tigonish, glutenous places in Nova Scotia

    From ‘Challah’fax to ‘Naan’tigonish, glutenous places in Nova Scotia

    Show me the answers!

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  • Local volunteers give back

    Local volunteers give back

    National Volunteer Week, April 16 -22, is a time to honour those in the community who give generously of their time and expect nothing in return. To mark the occasion, we spoke to four dedicated volunteers in the region.

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  • The Mall Is Still The Best Place To Kill 30-40 Minutes In Bridgewater

    The Mall Is Still The Best Place To Kill 30-40 Minutes In Bridgewater

    For decades, the Bridgewater Mall has been a place you can rely on to kill some time. (Except of course, for that fateful day in October 2001 when it was shut down early because a dusty box in Zellers was mistaken for anthrax).

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  • Castles, Curses, and Community

    Castles, Curses, and Community

    More and more people in Lunenburg County are discovering the appeal of spending an evening as an adventuring elf or orc as Dungeons and Dragons experiences a revival.

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  • Lunenburg Barnacle Vol. 1, No. 3 is here

    Lunenburg Barnacle Vol. 1, No. 3 is here

    We’re only at Vol 1. No. 3 and are still figuring out the direction of our work, but from now on, all activities associated with the creation and distribution of this publication are under The Lunenburg Barnacle Publishing Cooperative Limited.

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  • Penny Auction: Big Horn of Plenty for a Penny

    Penny Auction: Big Horn of Plenty for a Penny

    Colourful items, slightly used and new, were displayed on long rows of tables at the penny auction. In front of each item was a paper coffee cup where you dropped your numbered tickets. 

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  • What is your Lunenburg County Dungeons and Dragons Class?

    What is your Lunenburg County Dungeons and Dragons Class?

    The time might come in your life where you wonder – if I want to roleplay what another Lunenburg County life would be like, what is the best class to choose to fulfill that fantasy in Dungeons in Dragons?

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  • Spitting in class is encouraged

    Spitting in class is encouraged

    Imagine two-and-a-half hours on a Monday morning dedicated to knitting and felting, enjoying a leisurely cup of tea with fresh-baked cakes or cookies and the gentle instruction of the master milliner, Anna Shoub, the “Hat Junkie” of Lunenburg.

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  • RECIPE: Scotch Chocolate Snacking Cake

    RECIPE: Scotch Chocolate Snacking Cake

    Flipping through 1938’s “World’s Best Recipes By 500 of the World’s Best Cooks”, a single line in a recipe instantly carried me back to my Aunty Marie’s kitchen in childhood. The ingredient line read: “one square of baking chocolate, melted in a half a cup of boiling water”.

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  • Chris’ Picks for April 2023: Quigley Down Under (1990), Billy Budd (1962), The Sound of Music (1965)

    Chris’ Picks for April 2023: Quigley Down Under (1990), Billy Budd (1962), The Sound of Music (1965)

    An American cowboy in Australia, a nautical mutiny adapted from the author of Moby Dick, and a musical about a family in Austria all have something in common with Lunenburg.

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  • WHAT THE PECK: Heron Happenings

    WHAT THE PECK: Heron Happenings

    (Illustration by Jessie McLaughlin) It’s April, which means the majestic great blue heron will be swooping onto a shoreline near you any day now. These little pterodactyls weigh only 5-6 […]

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  • Town of Lunenburg says they cannot say why they are pursuing sale of Lunenburg Academy

    Town of Lunenburg says they cannot say why they are pursuing sale of Lunenburg Academy

    The Town of Lunenburg says they cannot speak to why they are pursuing sale of the Lunenburg Academy building, because this decision was made during a private “in camera” meeting of Town Council.

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  • Matt Risser announces resignation as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg

    Matt Risser announces resignation as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg

    Matt Risser is resigning as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, the Town of Lunenburg has announced in a release.

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  • Meet Ellie the Mini Horse, Pet of the Month for April 2023

    Meet Ellie the Mini Horse, Pet of the Month for April 2023

    Ellie enjoys learning to pull carts, hanging out with her goat pals and taking drives through the Tim Horton’s drive-thru.

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  • Town of Lunenburg notified Parks Canada of intention to divest Lunenburg Academy in 2022, letter reveals

    Town of Lunenburg notified Parks Canada of intention to divest Lunenburg Academy in 2022, letter reveals

    The Town of Lunenburg is interested in divesting the Lunenburg Academy for private development and considers this a “high priority”, according to a letter the town sent to Parks Canada in April 2022.

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  • Folk Harbour kicks off Weekends at the Opera House concert series

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    “I need someone to tell me what to do, you know?” joked Joel Plaskett. “Otherwise I’d just play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ on ukulele.”

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    The Lunenburg Fire Hall was at capacity on Friday for a community meeting on the status of the counselling and support centre.

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