The Barnacle team will be away at sea for the month of July, check back in August for our next print issue!

Volume 1, Issue 6 is here!

Hot diggity dog, we’re already on our 6th issue of the Barnacle!

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. I myself have been playing the fiddle since I was eight years old, and have loved dropping into the Sessions at Saltbox Brewery in Mahone Bay with fellow Barnacle fiddlers Carmen and Issie.

Lunenburg County has a rich history of musical talent which we wanted to celebrate.  It seems that every day this summer there is some sort of concert, workshop or performance somewhere in town, just check out our events calendar to find out where and when. 

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour festival contributed some of the clues in this month’s crossword puzzle, and I recommend you listen to the playlists we created in this month’s quiz for some hints! 

Carley Mullally, Puzzle Editor

Vol 1., No. 6 Highlights

Tap Your Foot to Celtic Music at Saltbox Tap RoomHopefully Sal Falk’s article on the Sunday Sessions will convince you to join Carmen, Issie and I for a toe-tapping good time.

Boxwood Festival Returns to Lunenburg for Its 25th yearYou might have stumbled upon the waterfront ceilidh last year, or wondered why there was suddenly an influx of flutists and fiddlers in town. Well worry not – the Boxwood Festival is back this summer and Issie gives the inside scoop. 

Songbirds of the South ShoreContributor Emily Sollows once again shares a nest of knowledge in our recurring What the Peck! column.

Bon Vivant, Bad Vivant: Let Bridgewater be the Paris of Nova ScotiaEditor-in-Chief and raconteur Jesse Ward has written an opinion piece on Bridgewater potentially allowing alcohol consumption in designated outdoor spaces. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi that really makes this article incroyable.

You can become a patron of The Barnacle!

We at The Lunenburg Barnacle have an exciting announcement to share with you!

We are taking a deeper plunge into the waters of Lunenburg County news and stories by making it easy for you to support our mission with a monthly subscription.

As a non-profit, co-operative organisation, we are continuing to develop a grassroots journalism model rooted in ideals of inclusivity and accessibility.

This means we are committed to keep everything we publish free. All funds we raise through your subscriptions will be directly reinvested into printing and distributing our paper and continuing to expand our print edition.

As of today, we distribute 1,000 issues of the paper monthly, then hear back from many of our favourite cafes and bookstores within a few days letting us know they are already out of copies.

It’s exciting for us to feel like our monthly release is like a limited edition sneaker drop and see folks and families scrambling out to ensure they get to do Carley’s newest crossword in print.

But we want to be more like a real barnacle and ensure we are always sticking around on the counters of the local establishments you love.

You can make this happen by easily contributing any amount you like by following this link to become a patron through Zeffy, a crowdfunding platform for nonprofits, and we will see the full amount of your donation every month.

Your support is what keeps us going and it means the world to us. Together, let’s make The Barnacle a stronger voice for the community and keep growing our presence across the county.

And as always, we want to hear from you about what you want to see more of – especially if you want to volunteer alongside us in producing new stories. Please email us with your thoughts at

Jesse Ward, Editor-in-chief

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