Slice of Love – Pictou County Pizza

Pictou County pizza is well known all over for its unique brown sauce made up of vegetables herbs and spices.

“It’s can be as addictive as Tim Hortons coffee!”

People have had it shipped all across the country and now Tripp & Giver, have created a tribute song to Pictou County Pizza  called “with “Slice of Love”

 

 

Browse the Various Pictou County Pizza Providers in the Pictou County Directory

Photos of Westville

We recently started a Pinterest board where people can contribute and encourage others to share photos of Westville Nova Scotia. So if you are looking for photos of Westville then you will want to check out our pin board on Pinterest.

Photos of Westville Nova Scotia

The Westville pin board contains scans of photos we have scanned or taken as well as many others that we have come across on the Internet [if you or someone you know have photos that you would like to share, then we would be more then happy to hear from you].


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Above is a dynamic sample of some of the latest additions (using an app that updates the photos when more are available), simply click on a thumb nail of any image below and it will open up a new window with a larger image, comments and link to source etc.

If you use Pinterest then consider following Pictou County on Pinterest and help us share photos of Pictou County.


Stellarton

Stellarton has a rich history in coal mining and the hometown of Sobey’s, a Canadian Grocery icon.  map of Stellarton Nova Scotia town limits

Stellarton, Nova Scotia

What we now know as Stellarton, was first settled by some families from the Ship Hector in 1774. A few years later coal was discovered and led to the development of the first pit that became known as the MacGregor Seam.

Pictou County coal cartThe War of 1812 increased the demand for coal and the area became known as Coal Mines Station, that was later changed Albion Mines until 1870. The town was then renamed to Stellarton after a type of torbanite known as “stellarite” that sparkles when burned. Coal mining remained the main industry in Stellarton until oil started to replace coal in the 1950’s. These days there is only one active open pit coal mine, operated by Pioneer Coal.

The Museum of Industry  contains hundreds of artifacts related to the Pictou County coal industry era,  of which many came from the former Stellarton Miners’ Museum after it closed. If you have not yet had a chance to see the museum (Maritime’s largest museum) then we highly recommend you check it out, it is rich in Pictou County history associated with coal mining, steel production, manufacturing and ship building. The museum not only deals with industry but allows you to explore and learn about those who invented and the people that made a living here.

Sobeys, Canada’s 2nd largest grocery outlet still maintains it’s headquarters in Stellarton. Their first self serve supermarket opened here in 1949 and now has expanded to include more than 1300 stores in 10 provinces.

The town has a population of about 4,485 (2011 census) and includes an area of about 8.99 km².  Just like most other regions in Nova Scotia, Stellarton has experienced a significant decrease in population since the 1980’s (Stellarton had a population of 5,433 in 1981), but still remains to be one of the top residential areas of Pictou County.

[sources: stellarton.ca / museumofindustry.novascotia.ca / statcan.gc.ca]

Stellarton Links

Stellarton Area Directory

Click here to browse the various businesses, organizations, landmarks, etc. found in the Stellarton area, taken from the Pictou County Directory.

You can also use the search box located along the top of the site to help find places in Stellarton. And if you know of any places not yet in the Pictou County Directory, then let us know, or help us out by adding it yourself [all basic listings in the Pictou County Directory are Free].

 

 


Miss Miles – Mother’s Day Run

Miss Miles Classic

Miss Miles – Mother’s Day Run

The “Miss Miles – Mother’s Day Run” is an all female race event organized by the Jonny Miles team. It is meant to be a fun time to celebrate the “Strength and Beauty of Women in Running”, includes chocolate, flowers, jewelry , hugs and is open to women of all ages.

The event will be held on May 10th starting at 9:00 am. For more details see the Jonny Miles race weekend site.

Miss Miles – Mother’s Day Run Race Map

Miss Miles Classic run map

How to Search Your Family Tree

How to Search Your Family Tree - Pictou County

How to Search Your Family Tree

Most of us desire to know where we came from and what our family history is, especially in Pictou County where most of us have descended from families that emigrated here from Europe, but how do you search your Family Tree?

Most people tend to believe that it is too hard to do all the research needed to put their family history together, but in reality it is not very hard at all. Below are some hints and tips on researching your family history.

First, you can start by getting anything you already have together such as pictures, heirlooms, documents, diaries, or family Bibles, anything that may have bits of information to get your research started. Ask all your relatives if they have any of these or other items like old letters, postcards, or anything that identifies your relatives for your family tree. Check with the eldest of your relatives as they will have been around the longest and tend to know more history.

It’s also a good idea to actually interview all of the relatives that you can get together to help you in your quest. Just get them started talking and telling you stories about their lives and you are sure to find out many facts that you didn’t have previously. You can even record the interviews if they will allow it and save it for future generations to hear.

Other sources of genealogy information

You can also go online to find information on your family history. There are several websites that specialize in this sort of information, plus you can look up things like cemetery records, death and birth certificates, wills, immigration records, deeds, census reports, etc. for valuable information on your relatives.

Once you know where some of your ancestors lived, you can go there to do things like check out the local cemetery and take pictures of their graves, go to the courthouse to get information on their birth or death certificates, or go to local churches and see if they keep records on marriages or baptisms that may include your relatives’ names. All of this adds some sparkle to your search for your family history.

The Pictou-Antigonish library is great location to help you to find information related to local genealogy. You can look in their old records, newspapers, books, and obituaries to find many interesting pieces of information.

If your family holds a family reunion, then try putting out ahead of the date a request for everyone to bring in old pictures, stories, diaries or anything that could help in tracing your family tree.

Filling out the family tree charts

Next, you will take all the names and other information and start filling out a family tree chart. Usually these start with your name and go backwards to show your parents, grandparents, etc., along with their spouse and kids. If you have any missing spaces, then go back and re-interview relatives and try to fill in the names if possible.

There are also several well-known family history computer software programs that will help you to document and build your family history charts.

All in all it is very exciting to find out where you came from and who your ancestors were. Plus, it is a valuable thing to pass on to your children because you can not only show them who they came from, but you can add in documentation on things like genetic problems, illnesses, allergies, etc.


Cold temperatures perfect for outdoor rinks

The quick drop in the temperature this week has some people jumping for joy.

Proudfoot said that two inches is the ideal thickness for the outdoor rink but it can be opened if an inch and half of solid ice is in place. If the cold temperatures keep up, that means the ice could be open for business by Saturday or Sunday.

He said once the ice is up and running, a schedule will be posted on its website, or at the community centre. The canteen will be open and the centre is available for rentals for special events. The public is invited to use the ice free of charge for skating and pick-up hockey events.

The West Side’s annual winter carnival will also take place this Jan. 22-24. Events include a children’s dance, public skating, sledding and fireworks.

On Jan. 31, the west will meet the north side for the fifth annual Jean MacLeod Proudfoot Memorial Broomball Challenge.

“This year is at the north end if they get off their off their butts and get making ice over there,” said Proudfoot.  “We won every year. It’s about fundraising but it’s about winning too. They guaranteed us they are going to win this year. They have outplayed us every year, but we get the lucky goal every time.”

[Source: NewGlasgow News http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2015-01-02/article-3994116/Cold-temps-perfect-to-start-outdoor-rinks/1]

 

Photos of New Glasgow

We recently started a Pinterest board where people can contribute and encourage others to share photos of New Glasgow Nova Scotia. So if you are looking for photos of New Glasgow then you will want to check out our pin board on Pinterest.photos of New Glasgow Nova Scotia - downtown

Photos of New Glasgow Nova Scotia

The New Glasgow pin board contains scans of photos we have scanned or taken as well as many others that we have come across on the Internet [if you or someone you know have photos that you would like to share, then we would be more then happy to hear from you].

Below is a dynamic sample of some of the latest additions (using an app that updates the photos when more are available), simply click on a thumb nail of any image below and it will open up a new window with a larger image, comments and link to source etc.

If you use Pinterest then consider following Pictou County on Pinterest and help us share photos of Pictou County.


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Photos of Stellarton & Area

We recently started a Stellarton Pinterest board where people can contribute and encourage others to share photos of Stellarton Nova Scotia. So if you are looking for photos of Stellarton then you will want to check out the Stellarton pin board on Pinterest.Stellarton Nova Scotia

Photos of Stellarton Nova Scotia

The Stellarton pin board contains scans of photos we have scanned or taken as well as many others that we have come across on the Internet [if you or someone you know have photos that you would like to share, then we would be more then happy to hear from you].

Below is a dynamic sample of some of the latest additions (using an app that updates the photos when more are available), simply click on a thumb nail of any image below and it will open up a new window with a larger image, comments and link to source etc.

If you use Pinterest then consider following Pictou County on Pinterest and help us share photos of Pictou County.


Follow Stellarton Pictou County Photos on Pinterest.