Category: Community

  • Volume 2, Issue 5 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 5 is here!

    From volunteers to monthly supporters, The Barnacle is a community initiative. 18 volunteers were a part of May’s issue of The Barnacle. 18!

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  • Community Unites for Conservation at Asitu’lɨsk

    Community Unites for Conservation at Asitu’lɨsk

    “We are giving medicine to the trees to heal them,” Leah Morris explains.

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  • Community Bands Together for Community Bands

    Community Bands Together for Community Bands

    Strolling near the Chester Lido on a sunny summer evening, you hear a legion of cheerful trumpets and crashing cymbals. On Mahone Bay’s bustling thoroughfare, you catch snatches of saxophones playing an upbeat tune. In Bridgewater, the sound of trilling flutes is carried on the LaHave River.

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  • THE CRUNCHY MOM: A Plea for Play

    THE CRUNCHY MOM: A Plea for Play

    If you think back to your childhood, I would bet your most magical memories are times spent outside, exploring the world or creating new ones with friends. So why is it so hard to come by now?

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Jean McKiel

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Jean McKiel

    On a warm spring day at Lunenburg’s picturesque Bluenose Golf Club, you’ll meet lots of avid golfers taking advantage of the good weather. One of the regulars is Jean McKiel, a 94-year-old Lunenburger.

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  • Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month

    Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month

    “April is Submarine Month,” says Chris.

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  • ADVICEBURG: Dear Lunenburg County Gardener

    ADVICEBURG: Dear Lunenburg County Gardener

    (Illustration: Will Maclachlan) 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 […]

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  • New Appetite-Pleasing Takeout

    New Appetite-Pleasing Takeout

    I recently heard about a new Bridgewater takeout-only eatery. Nosh, at 706 King Street, is opening in May. Nosh offers a great place to get meals to take home for busy families and hungry people.

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  • BON VIVANT, BAD VIVANT: All Watched Ogre By Machines Of Loving Grace

    BON VIVANT, BAD VIVANT: All Watched Ogre By Machines Of Loving Grace

    I decide to see the final film to play at the Bridgewater Cineplex. When I see it will be a special 20th anniversary screening of Shrek 2, I know it would be impossible for it to be anything else.

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  • New Theatre Collective Sparks Creativity on South Shore

    New Theatre Collective Sparks Creativity on South Shore

    Robin Moir and Liam Britten have been friends and collaborators since kindergarten. As kids, they worked on the same children’s theatre productions. Now, they’ve co-founded a theatre collective and will be mounting an original production at the Chester Playhouse in August.

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  • What Are People From Bridgewater Called?

    What Are People From Bridgewater Called?

    Preparing our May cover story, our editors faced the question – “What should you call people from Bridgewater?”

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  • WHAT THE PECK: The Eccentric Blue Jay

    WHAT THE PECK: The Eccentric Blue Jay

    Mysterious and quirky Blue Jays are known for their bright blue bodies and noisy calls, squawking and chirping like they’ve got the latest gossip straight from the bird feeder.

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  • Local Photographer Continues Lunenburg’s Photographic Heritage

    Local Photographer Continues Lunenburg’s Photographic Heritage

    “There’s parts of me that are super excited to be offering this historic photographic process in a place that has so much history…I’m really excited to connect more with the community.”

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  • In Development Debates, Consider the Insecurely Housed

    In Development Debates, Consider the Insecurely Housed

    “From the beginning, the debate has focused on whether or not new housing should be built on Blockhouse Hill. But, if I am not mistaken, all the voices I have heard are those of the securely housed.”

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  • Handmade Bright Colourful Walk

    Handmade Bright Colourful Walk

    (Illustration: Charles Weiss) LaHave Sunset Park, alongside highway 331 near Conquerall Bank, has a large colourful path of pencils that have a recognizable shape made by Rick Silas. The colours […]

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  • Why It’s Time To Ground Your Children

    Why It’s Time To Ground Your Children

    You probably remember the last time you were grounded. And no, I’m not talking about that time you snuck out in high school. 

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  • Soul’s Harbour Kitchen Reno Receives $5,000 from Hospital Auxiliary

    Soul’s Harbour Kitchen Reno Receives $5,000 from Hospital Auxiliary

    The South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to donate $5000 to the Bridgewater Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission. The money will go towards funding the kitchen renovation.

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Wannabe B-Baller in Bridgewater”

    ADVICEBURG: “Wannabe B-Baller in Bridgewater”

    “I feel like maybe I should just show up and act confident and if I get called out on breaking any rules or not doing well overall I just say “that’s how I learned how to play” and adapt from there.”

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Emma Kinley

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Emma Kinley

    At the Michelin Social Club on a Tuesday night, you’ll hear the sound of épées clanging against each other and the occasional shout of “En garde!” Here, you’ll meet Emma Kinley, one of the fencing instructors of South Shore Duelists.

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  • Chris’ Picks for April 2024: Humphrey Bogart Month

    Chris’ Picks for April 2024: Humphrey Bogart Month

    Elizabeth’s Books, in the heart of the Town of Lunenburg’s bookselling district, boasts a rental library of more than five thousand DVDs. The shop usually opens around 6 p.m. each […]

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  • Waking Up Slowly

    Waking Up Slowly

    It’s spring in Ne’ata’q, the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy. There are tiny buds on the pear and apple trees, the day lilies have poked up from the soil, the walking onions have sprouted.

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  • Volume 2, Issue 4 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 4 is here!

    With the release of our fifteenth issue, we’re introducing our first two newspaper boxes to the commercial centres of Lunenburg County – now you can find us in front of Pearl’s Vintage & Thrift on King St. in Lunenburg, and Rascal’s Burrito Bar on King St. in Bridgewater.

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  • New Lunenburg restaurant Lightwright attracts tourists seeking Shipwright, Lightship (April Fools)

    New Lunenburg restaurant Lightwright attracts tourists seeking Shipwright, Lightship (April Fools)

    The Barnacle was on the scene for a special opening party on April 1, where the conversation was lukewarm and confused.

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  • From Pulling Shots to Planing Wood: Local Baristas Learn Boatbuilding

    From Pulling Shots to Planing Wood: Local Baristas Learn Boatbuilding

    Some of your favourite local baristas and bakers from Nº 9 Coffee and their friends have been cooking up a new type of project in Mahone Bay this past month.

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  • Lunenburg Old Fire Hall Remains Unoccupied

    Lunenburg Old Fire Hall Remains Unoccupied

    If you stopped by the NSCAD residency studio at 42 Duke Street three years ago, you could’ve picked up a free art kit prepared by the current residents.

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  • Opinion: Lunenburg overlooks Indigenous consultation on Blockhouse Hill to detriment

    Opinion: Lunenburg overlooks Indigenous consultation on Blockhouse Hill to detriment

    Blockhouse Hill wasn’t always a tourist bureau atop a hill. The tourist bureau blockhouse replica hints at the original settlers’ use of the land; namely to keep Mi’kmaq and Acadians out of Town.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Natasha Kent

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Natasha Kent

    When the Old Black Forest Restaurant went up for sale, Natasha jumped at the opportunity to start her own business. Her restaurant, The Hungry Traveler Café, opened just last week.

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  • Letter To The Editor: Pressure Mounting on Municipal Governments for Ceasefire Response

    Letter To The Editor: Pressure Mounting on Municipal Governments for Ceasefire Response

    On Saturday, March 2nd, approximately 170 community members responded to the call for a one-hour emergency rally in solidarity with the Global Day of Action: Millions March for Palestine.

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  • Little Books Collective Turns Two

    Little Books Collective Turns Two

    (Photo: contributed) Lunenburg is home to a unique publisher of “little” books. Sprouting from the Spot of Poetry group, which meets bi-weekly at the Lunenburg library, the Little Books Collective […]

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  • The Crunchy Mom: Anti-Social Media

    The Crunchy Mom: Anti-Social Media

    A month ago, I deleted my entire Instagram page and declared I was “on a break.” Except I haven’t really been.

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  • Political Cartoon: Tim Houston’s Medical Service

    Political Cartoon: Tim Houston’s Medical Service

    Charles Weiss is an artist and writer living for the past few years in Pleasantville. He is originally from Southern Ontario where he illustated and wrote editorial stories for newspapers […]

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  • Invasive Species Week 2024: Introducing the Chain Pickerel

    Invasive Species Week 2024: Introducing the Chain Pickerel

    Chain pickerel were illegally introduced in Nova Scotia around the 1940s and have spread across the province since their introduction.

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  • Chris’ Picks for March 2024: Errol Flynn Month

    Chris’ Picks for March 2024: Errol Flynn Month

    “March is Errol Flynn month,” says Chris.

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  • Lunenburg Restaurant Roundup: February 2024

    Lunenburg Restaurant Roundup: February 2024

    With 25% of businesses in Canada missing the January 18 deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account loan repayment, now is a good time to get out and support local.

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  • A Barnacle Jaunt to Lunenburg, Vermont

    A Barnacle Jaunt to Lunenburg, Vermont

    Lunenburg, Vermont – population 1,246. Large old Cape Cods engulfed by rolling waves of evergreens – subject of Robert Frost’s The Mountain.

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  • Love Birds of the South Shore

    Love Birds of the South Shore

    Just like human love, bird love comes in many forms. Some birds form lifelong partnerships, others form bonds that last one or more breeding seasons, and some prefer a more casual, non-committal lifestyle. Here are some love languages of our local feathered friends.

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  • Chris’ Picks For February 2024: Alfred Hitchcock Month

    Chris’ Picks For February 2024: Alfred Hitchcock Month

    ”February is Alfred Hitchcock month,” says Chris.

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  • Volume 2, Issue 2 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 2 is here!

    For the second February ever, The Barnacle is here with more hyperlocal Lunenburg County stories to keep you connected and entertained.

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  • It’s Time To Rename Darth Vader Lane. How About Emperor Street?

    It’s Time To Rename Darth Vader Lane. How About Emperor Street?

    Let’s face it, it’s time to stop  celebrating Darth Vader’s legacy. Sure, he had a great pod racing career as a child,  but that doesn’t make up for all the […]

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  • The Ghosts of Lunenburg County

    The Ghosts of Lunenburg County

    Have you ever noticed that everyone in Lunenburg County seems to have a good ghost story? Whether it be theirs or a friend’s, everyone has a story that starts with, […]

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Miffed in Mahone Bay”

    ADVICEBURG: “Miffed in Mahone Bay”

    “Lately, I have noticed when I host dinner parties, no one offers to help with the clean-up afterwards. I was raised to always help the host with dishes and I have been surprised that this seems to keep happening. Maybe it’s just me?”

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  • Can’t Miss Tasty Fundraising

    Can’t Miss Tasty Fundraising

    On a chill but sunny January Saturday morning, folks were heading to the door of the Maplewood/Parkdale Hall. It’s a small, close-knit community set among farmlands, rural roads, and hills. 

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  • Introducing: The Crunchy Mom

    Introducing: The Crunchy Mom

    My latest obsession? Outdoor time. I don’t need to tell you that kids are spending more time than ever inside on screens. There are many reasons for this and none of them are the fault of children. 

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  • Artist Seeks Lunenburg Cats To Paint for Community Printmaking Event

    Artist Seeks Lunenburg Cats To Paint for Community Printmaking Event

    If you live in the Town of Lunenburg and have a cat, Allison Tremain wants to paint them and gift you a watercolour.

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  • Starting The New Year With A Splash

    Starting The New Year With A Splash

    Last New Year’s day, I went down to the beach, as I often do at this time of the year. I was lucky enough to get there just in time, 1:11 pm, on 01/01/2022, to observe about twenty brave swimmers plunging into the surf!

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  • Valentine’s Day Sale: Place Your Personal Ad In The Barnacle

    Valentine’s Day Sale: Place Your Personal Ad In The Barnacle

    Seeking friendship, romance or the love of your life? Send in your 40-word ad and $10 to editor@thebarnacle.ca with the subject “Personals” by Feb. 2. Your personal will be placed in our next print issue being distributed across Lunenburg County on Feb. 8.

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  • How Do You Know It’s True? Lunenburg County Teens’ Comments about Staying Informed

    How Do You Know It’s True? Lunenburg County Teens’ Comments about Staying Informed

    We asked Lunenburg County students to summarize their interactions with news media. Here are some of their thoughts. 

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  • Volume 2, Issue 1 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 1 is here!

    In the last twelve months, The Barnacle has published over 230 stories online and in print with the help of over 40 volunteer illustrators, writers and editors. As much as we know the numbers don’t matter for us to feel accomplished with our little operation, it is wild to put the whole year into perspective.

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  • Volume 1, Issue 11 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 11 has arrived!

    We’re so grateful for our volunteers, patrons and readers – you! – as we celebrate one year since our inception. Find out what we’ve got in store for December.

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  • Eula Hirtle celebrated for four decades of help at The Daisy

    Eula Hirtle celebrated for four decades of help at The Daisy

    Eula Hirtle has been helping out at The Daisy since it started as the Spring Fling over 40 years ago.

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  • Hobgoblin Creatures Prance About Lunenburg at Christmas

    Hobgoblin Creatures Prance About Lunenburg at Christmas

    Belsnickling, a pagan tradition brought over by the Germans, is similar to mummering in Newfoundland. If you were lucky, belsnickels would visit town sometime between Christmas and Old Year’s Night and bring festive spirit into your home.

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  • Crushing Fish On Ice

    Crushing Fish On Ice

    Would I find a biting fish? Winter conditions along the edge of a familiar county back lake would have me adapting a frozen water approach. 

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  • South Shore Gift Guide

    South Shore Gift Guide

    (Illustration: Onya Hogan-Finlay) To avoid the more consumerist nature of the holiday season, you and your loved ones might forgo gift giving, give upcycled gifts, or gift experiences instead of […]

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Dear Bachelor Near Bridgewater”

    ADVICEBURG: “Dear Bachelor Near Bridgewater”

    “I have heard this concern from multiple singles living on the South Shore, so you are certainly not alone.”

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  • Chris’ Picks for December 2023: An Alan Rickman Christmas (Plus Bonus Picks)

    Chris’ Picks for December 2023: An Alan Rickman Christmas (Plus Bonus Picks)

    For the month of December, Chris recommends two Christmas films showcasing very different sides of the late and great Alan Rickman.

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  • Do Not Add to Cart: Five Ways to Have a Holly Jolly (Less Capitalist) Holiday

    Do Not Add to Cart: Five Ways to Have a Holly Jolly (Less Capitalist) Holiday

    I had a tea towel hanging off the stove for years that read “Forget the Dishes.” Why was I so attached to this piece of fabric? Because my dear friend embroidered it for me.

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  • Gettin’ Twiggy With It: Twig The Elf a New Ross Christmas Sensation

    Gettin’ Twiggy With It: Twig The Elf a New Ross Christmas Sensation

    During a torrential downpour and 80 kilometre an hour winds over the final Saturday in November, about a dozen New Rossers celebrated the opening of Twig The Elf’s Chalet.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Gabe St-Denis

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Gabe St-Denis

    Space. Science. (Tall) Ships. Gabe St-Denis, Bluenose II Second Mate, is a fan of all things starting with “S”.

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  • WHAT THE PECK: Cardinal Chronicles

    WHAT THE PECK: Cardinal Chronicles

    The radiant red cardinal with its distinctive crest is a picture of the holiday season, spotted on tree ornaments, grandma’s holiday cards, and wrapping paper.

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  • 10 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Moving To Liverpool

    10 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Moving To Liverpool

    “Hey, I Hear You’re Moving To Liverpool.” Yeah, to get away from all the friggin gossips around here.

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  • Light Cycle event returns for second year on South Shore

    Light Cycle event returns for second year on South Shore

    Light Cycle, a community cycling event, is returning for its second year on the South Shore.

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  • Everyday History: Veterans’ Week in Lunenburg

    Everyday History: Veterans’ Week in Lunenburg

    If you look around, there are marks of remembrance around many corners and Veterans’ Week is a great time to learn more about these everyday parts of our towns.

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  • Local Holiday Markets Give Back to Community

    Local Holiday Markets Give Back to Community

    For some, the holiday season brings fond thoughts of hot chocolate on chilly days. For others, the season heralds being subjected to the intense anxiety of buying the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you belong to the second group, then you have no reason to worry – Lunenburg County is about to become the…

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  • Volume 1, Issue 10 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 10 has arrived!

    We’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of holiday happenings in Lunenburg County for you to pin up on your fridge. When you put them all together, you realize how lucky we are to have enough creators, artists and makers in our area to fill markets every weekend from now until the wrapping season wraps up.

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  • WHAT THE PECK: The Who’s Who of South Shore Owls

    WHAT THE PECK: The Who’s Who of South Shore Owls

    We have 11 species of owls in Nova Scotia — here are four of the more common (and coolest) wise fliers.

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  • Year-round cycling becoming more popular amongst riders

    Year-round cycling becoming more popular amongst riders

    The Halifax Cycling Coalition has been organizing Winter Bike Week for several years to celebrate winter cycling. Even closer to home, Sweet Rides Cycling in Mahone Bay organizes weekly fat bike rides all winter long. 

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  • A Long Day’s Ride: Learning to Drive at 40 in Lunenburg County

    A Long Day’s Ride: Learning to Drive at 40 in Lunenburg County

    Lunenburg County is a beautiful place to become a driver – especially when you’ve been a pedestrian for nearly 40 years.

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  • The Power Of Hats

    The Power Of Hats

    To say my love affair with hats began in the 1990s when I started collecting millinery would be inaccurate.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Izzie Collier

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Izzie Collier

    There’s two notable ways you might have encountered Izzie Collier, a new-ish resident in Lunenburg County, this past year – biking around the area with her mini schnauzer Scout strapped into a milk crate, or promoting her impressive custom architectural embroidery skills.

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  • A Mari Usque Ad Mare, to the Lunenburg Halloween Punk Show

    A Mari Usque Ad Mare, to the Lunenburg Halloween Punk Show

    Halloween is when we put on special costumes in the place of the ones we normally wear. In French, “a business suit” is “un costume d’affaires” – “a Halloween costume” is “un costume d’Halloween”. 

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  • TIME MACHINE: Ice cream in November, why not?

    TIME MACHINE: Ice cream in November, why not?

    “November 5: Corkum’s new Ice Cream Parlor now open to the public.”

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Bouncing Between Job Boards in Bridgewater”

    ADVICEBURG: “Bouncing Between Job Boards in Bridgewater”

    “I moved to the South Shore during the pandemic while I was working remotely, and now I am looking for a new job and I am having some setbacks.”

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  • Chris’ Picks for November 2023: Military Film Month

    Chris’ Picks for November 2023: Military Film Month

    Elizabeth’s Books, in the heart of the Town of Lunenburg’s bookselling district, boasts a rental library of more than five thousand DVDs. The shop usually opens around 6 p.m. each […]

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Kush Pathak

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Kush Pathak

    After giving notice at his job, the Pathak family picked up their life and started a new chapter as far away from the deserts of Rajasthan as you can imagine – Tannery Road.

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  • Walking With Ghosts in Lunenburg

    Walking With Ghosts in Lunenburg

    If you take a walk in Lunenburg on an October evening, you might see a gathering of eerie witch lights bobbing towards you on Lincoln Street. Look twice and you’ll […]

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  • Turkey Vultures: Savvy Scavengers & Nature’s Cleanup Crew 

    Turkey Vultures: Savvy Scavengers & Nature’s Cleanup Crew 

    Living between southern Canada and South America, turkey vulture sightings are becoming increasingly common in Lunenburg County.

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  • TIME MACHINE: Community Newspapers Improving Canada’s Morality

    TIME MACHINE: Community Newspapers Improving Canada’s Morality

    Each month, we turn our eyes to publications from Lunenburg County past to bring you excerpts from days gone by. Excerpted from Bridgewater Bulletin, Vol LXXIX, No. 17; Wednesday, October […]

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  • Chris’ Picks for October 2023: Horror Month

    Chris’ Picks for October 2023: Horror Month

    “I’ve got nine horror films for October,” says Chris.

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Flaky friends make bad weekends”

    ADVICEBURG: “Flaky friends make bad weekends”

    “Ever since the pandemic, I find my friends feel more comfortable with cancelling and flaking on plans last minute with little excuse.”

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  • Where Are All The People? A Call To Show Up

    Where Are All The People? A Call To Show Up

    It may be too early to tell, and the seasonal affective disorder symptoms are sure to add to this effect, but I have noticed a concerning trend in community events so far this fall – there are less people showing up.

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  • A South Shore Oktoberfest Odyssey

    A South Shore Oktoberfest Odyssey

    Most of my recent dancing has been casual and uncoordinated, at DJ Mommy’s equinoctial Lunenburg Legion raves. I never considered pursuing lessons until chance led me to an opportunity to participate in South Shore Oktoberfest.

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  • Food Forest Phase Two! A Wabanaki/Acadian Forest

    Food Forest Phase Two! A Wabanaki/Acadian Forest

    The second phase of the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy will look very different. We’re planning a wilder area containing trees, shrubs, understory plants, ground cover, and fungi that are native to this part of Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia.

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  • Sidewalk Creative Art Battle

    Sidewalk Creative Art Battle

    Creative people of all ages were invited to an Art Battle on Friday, September 1st at the Lunenburg Art Gallery. Who doesn’t love splashing paint on a wide open fresh […]

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  • Volume 1, Issue 9 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 9 has arrived!

    We’re entering the season in Lunenburg County where fisherman’s sweaters are pulled out of cedar chests, DSLR cameras make nary an appearance on downtown sidewalks, and cafe orders last a […]

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  • Reel Life in Lunenburg: A Decade of Doc Fest Delights

    Reel Life in Lunenburg: A Decade of Doc Fest Delights

    For one week every September, people who love a good true-to-life drama come to Lunenburg NS to see the stories they likely won’t see anywhere else.

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  • WHAT THE PECK: A Peek into the Pileated Woodpecker

    WHAT THE PECK: A Peek into the Pileated Woodpecker

    In the heart of the forest where the trees stand tall, a magnificent, mischievous creature rules the roost — the pileated woodpecker. With its vibrant plumage and distinctive “crazy laugh,” pileateds have a knack for drilling holes in trees that would put any construction crew to shame.

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  • A Growing Trend: Natural Lawns

    A Growing Trend: Natural Lawns

    (Illustration: Jessie McLaughlin) You’ve probably heard of ‘No Mow May.” It’s a movement to let grass lawns grow throughout the spring to provide early food for pollinators. While the idea […]

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  • Volume 1, Issue 8 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 8 has arrived!

    For those who are prone to melancholy in the post-summer silence, The Barnacle is here to remind you that Lunenburg County is a great place to be all year round.

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  • LET IT CROW: Scarecrow Festival Brings Autumn Joy to Mahone Bay

    LET IT CROW: Scarecrow Festival Brings Autumn Joy to Mahone Bay

    (Illustration: Jessie McLaughlin) The Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival will welcome legions of both scarecrows and their human admirers to the small town this autumn. The annual festival takes place from […]

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  • Lunenburg County Youth Speak On Turning The Page To A New School Year

    Lunenburg County Youth Speak On Turning The Page To A New School Year

    Autumn is here! Students are grabbing their backpacks and sharpening their pencils, whether they’re eager to learn or would prefer that summer lasted another two months. The Barnacle spoke to students on their favorite subjects, teachers they can’t wait to see, and more. 

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  • TIME MACHINE: A Very Handsome Trowel For Ex-Mayor Wolff

    TIME MACHINE: A Very Handsome Trowel For Ex-Mayor Wolff

    Ex-Mayor Wolff, was the recipient at Middleton Monday of a very handsome and valuable trowel, the gift of the Board of Trade at Middleton, in recognition of the corner stone of the McDonald Consolidated School Building at that place.

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  • Pearl’s Precious Gems: Áine MacLellan

    Pearl’s Precious Gems: Áine MacLellan

    Áine MacLellan is a Lunenburg local with a passion for fashion. She was raised here on the South Shore with a love for vintage from an early age.

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  • ADVICEBURG: “My friends think I’m a bed and breakfast”

    ADVICEBURG: “My friends think I’m a bed and breakfast”

    “I have lots of friends from out-of-province and the USA who are eager to visit Lunenburg. Many have reached out recently asking if they can stay with me this fall.”

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Rebecca Fisk

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Rebecca Fisk

    Rebecca Fisk didn’t take the conventional route to becoming an artist and art teacher.

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  • What Does This Waterfall Have?

    What Does This Waterfall Have?

    A coffee break by a waterfall. Where could I find one that wasn’t too far off the road?

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  • Chris’ Picks for September 2023: Michael Caine Month

    Chris’ Picks for September 2023: Michael Caine Month

    “September is Michael Caine Month,” says Chris. Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Sir Michael Caine has appeared in more than 160 films, including September’s top picks.

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  • An outrageous, unadvertisable night at The Ovens

    An outrageous, unadvertisable night at The Ovens

    “A show so outrageous – (some might even say controversial) – we are not allowed to advertise it.”  Thus read the August 26 entertainment listing at the Ovens Natural Park’s Ol’ Miner Diner.

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  • Without The Scarecrow Festival, Mahone Bay Would Be Overrun With Crows

    Without The Scarecrow Festival, Mahone Bay Would Be Overrun With Crows

    We shouldn’t forget the true reason for the season: protecting our homes and families from another crow takeover.

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  • PET OF THE MONTH: A Second Chance for Nadja, Cat of Port Medway

    PET OF THE MONTH: A Second Chance for Nadja, Cat of Port Medway

    “For some people, a fifteen year old cat is a hard sell. But Haritha said there was fight in her eyes, and that was enough for us. We’d found our hard-luck cat; we now hoped she liked cross-country road trips.”

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  • Port Medway’s new spot for groceries and gathering: Rosefinch Mercantile and Tea Room

    Port Medway’s new spot for groceries and gathering: Rosefinch Mercantile and Tea Room

    “People are telling us that was the first time in 200 years that the town didn’t have a little grocery store,” says co-proprietor Audra Williams.

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