Locals act to save history

By Lois Ann Dort

BOYLSTON – Bessie Reddick (nee Lawrence) has a lifetime of memories surrounding the Baptist church that stood until recently in the seaside community of Boylston. As a young girl in the late 1940s she attended services regularly at the Boylston Baptist Church with her family, one of a handful of African Nova Scotians families that were part of the predominantly white congregation. It was through her efforts, with the aid of like-minded local citizens, that a piece of the church remains in a nearby cemetery to preserve the history of the church in the memory of the people: the church bell.



Fishermen’s friend
By Lois Ann Dort

STILLWATER – Many Journal readers are familiar with the name if not the face of Chris Sinclair of Stillwater. He has been a contributor to this newspaper on behalf of the St. Mary’s River Association for the past four summers. Some may have been wondering where his commentary on the river has gone this fishing season. The answer is much further afield.

Guysborough native moves toward career in film and television

Coming to a screen near you
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – “I have always been interested in video production,” said Justin MacDonald of Lesterdale in Guysborough last Thursday night. He had just finished screening two short films he produced this past year as part of his course requirements at the Humber School of Media Studies & Information Technology in Toronto. The films, Goldfish, a 10-minute drama and Breath of Life, a short documentary were both warmly received by the hometown audience.

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Search and Rescue could dissolve without funding support
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – The volunteer organization that rescues people who are lost could use a little rescuing of its own. Without funding support, the group may dissolve at the end of this year. In that case, those needing help could wait hours for a team from another area of Nova Scotia to arrive.

Boylston man charged after threatening RCMP with firearm

BOYLSTON – A 20-year-old man arrested after threatening citizens and RCMP officers in Guysborough District on July 13 has been remanded to the East Coast Forensic Hospital for assessment. William Anthony Pius George appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on Friday. He is scheduled to be back in court on August 5 to answer to the charges.

Mulgrave Road Theatre opens window to memories
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Everybody has a story to tell, even if they don’t know it. That is the premise behind the newest offering from the Mulgrave Road Theatre Company, Generations, arriving just in time for Guysborough Come Home Week.


Locals act to save history

By Lois Ann Dort

BOYLSTON – Bessie Reddick (nee Lawrence) has a lifetime of memories surrounding the Baptist church that stood until recently in the seaside community of Boylston. As a young girl in the late 1940s she attended services regularly at the Boylston Baptist Church with her family, one of a handful of African Nova Scotians families that were part of the predominantly white congregation. It was through her efforts, with the aid of like-minded local citizens, that a piece of the church remains in a nearby cemetery to preserve the history of the church in the memory of the people: the church bell.



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