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Page 5 - Stories from the Clyburn Valley

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1988/8/1 (392 reads)

find something for somebody to do, so the priest made arrangements that various women who needed help, especially if they were ex? pecting children, could have this girl stay with them. It wouldn't cost them anything. All they'd have to do was feed her. So this is what the girl did. Jacques-Cartier Motel kitchenette units available / telephones in all rooms P. O. Box 555, Sydney, N. S. BIP 6H4 (902) 539-4375 or 539-4378 or 539-4379 SYDNEY - GLACE BAY HIGHWAY FRANCAIS 2 Kilometres de I'Aeroport ENGLISH STEP INT OVASa)TIA From heritage celebrations and community fairs to food fests and big-time extravaganzas, summer in Nova Scotia is festival time. There's something for the whole family in every corner of the Province. Look at the list below. You're sure to find a few that tickle your fancy. The fun is just beginning. JUNE29.SEPTEMBER4 Festival Antigonish Antigonish JUNE 30.SEPTEMBER 4 Ship's Company Festival Theatre Parrsboro JUNE30.SEPTEMBER4 Dockside Ceilidhs North Sydney JULY12.AUGUST28 Chester Theatre Festival Chester JULY15.AUGUST21 Centre Bras d'Or Festival of the Arts Baddeck JULY16-AUGUST6 Festival on the Bay Glace Bay JULY30.AUGUST6 Action Week Sydney JULY31.AUGUST7 Digby Scallop Days Digby AUGUST 1 Dartmouth Natal Day Dartmouth AUGUST 1-7 Western Nova Scotia Exhibition Yarmouth AUGUST 2-7 Chestico Days Port Hood AUGUST 5-7 Le Festival de I'Escaouette Cheticamp SEE WHY THE WOR] IS COMING TO OUR DOORSTEP AUGUST 6 Highland Village Day Zona AUGUST 6-7 Schooner Grand Prix Hydroplane championships Dartmouth AUGUST 7-13 50th Nova Scotia Gaelic Mod South Gut/St. Ann's AUGUST 8.14 Festival Acadien, "Chez- Nous a Pombcoup" West Pubnico AUGUST 10-14 Festival Acadien de Petit-de-Grat Petit-de-Grat AUGUST 11-14 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Lunenburg AUGUST 11-14 Sam Slick Days Windsor AUGUST 11-27 Buskers '88 (The International Street Performers' Festival) Halifax/Dartmouth AUGUST 12-14 East Pictou Rural Fair Thorbum AUGUST 12-14 Rockhound Round-Up Parrsboro AUGUST 12-21 Chester Municipal Old Home Week Chesi AUGUST 12-21 Seaside Festival AUGUST 13-20 Canadian National Little League Championships Glace Bay AUGUST 14 St. Joseph du Moine Scottish Concert St. Joseph du Moine AUGUST 15-21 Cumberland County Blueberry Harvest Festival County-wide AUGUST 18-21 Canso Regatta Canso AUGUST 18-20 Canadian Canoe Championships Dartmouth AUGUST 19-22 Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council Summer Craft Market Halifax AUGUST 22-27 N.S. Provincial Exhibition AUGUST 25 Fete de St. Louis Louisbourg D For complete information on these and other great Nova Scotia Festivals, step into your nearest Nova Scotia Travel Information Centre. Or call Check In toll free: 1,800-565-7105. In Halifax/Dartmouth call 425-5781. Well, as soon as the ship sailed, or a few days afterwards, she suddenly was well again. So she would go to one house if a woman needed help or was expecting a child or was ill, and she would stay there a week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks. So, before the sum? mer was over she had visited nearly every house in the Clyburn area and Ingonish Beach area. In 1895 when my father's sister Mary was born, she gradually found her way to my grandfather's house, and she stayed with him for 2 or 3 weeks. And my Uncle Jim was a teenage boy at that time, and they more or less fell in love with one another. Then when the ship came back in the fall--the girl knew she would have to re? turn to Portugal. So she went to visit the ship, and she told my grandmother and grandfather she would come back and spend the night with them, and come and gather her stuff and leave the next day. So, that was fine. She saw her cap? tain. She came back, and that night during the night, while she was with them, there was a lot of noise. But you never got up, be? cause I think quite often with extra people in the house and a young fellow and a young girl to? gether, they didn't bother to get up and see what it was. The next morning they got up and they found their doorstep had been moved. And under? neath where the doorstep was there was a square mark where chest had been hauled out and the marks of the pries and the SEPTEMBER 3-5 Berwick Gala Days Berwick SEPTEMBER 6-10 Pictou County/North Colchester Exhibition Pictou SEPTEMBER 8-11 Waverley's Annual Gold Rush Days 1988 Waveriey SEPTEMBER 10 International Town Criers' Championships Halifax SEPTEMBER 13-18 Hants County Exhibition Windsor SEPTEMBER 15-18 Cider Festival Bridgetown SEPTEMBER 17-18 Shearwater International Air Show Shearwater SEPTEMBER 21-24 Queens County Fair Caledonia SEPTEMBER 21-25 Arts Festival V Annapolis Royal SEPTEMBER 21-25 N.S. Fisheries Exhibition and Fishermen's Reunion Lunenburg SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 2 Nova Scotia 4-H Show North Sydney OCTOBER 7-10,13-16 Atlantic Winter Fair Halifax OCTOBER 10 Windsor Nova Scotia Pumpkin Festival Windsor JANUARY 28- FEBRUARY25 North American Chess Festival Sydney FEBRUARY 17-26 Cape Breton Winterfest Cape Breton Region
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