Danny Graham, CEO, Engage Nova Scotia

Who remembers that Danny Graham as a StFX student, when he was the President of the Students’ Union and  Residence Director of MacDonald House on lower campus? Watch the video for a glimpse of his X ring.

Affordable Antigonish on ACALA TV

Affordable Antigonish, directed by Peter Murphy, is the first in a series of videos on housing issues affecting the people of Antigonish. This project, made possible through funding made available through the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, was a collaboration between the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA), the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services […]

Tompkinsville plays Antigonish, April 30, 2015

  Lindsay Kyte’s magnificent play Tompkinsville came to Antigonish on April 30, 2015 and played to a receptive audience, clearly proud of our town and university’s role in Tompkinsville as part of the Antigonish Movement. An additional part of the auditorium had to be opened up.  Standing ovation! These photos of Fr. Jimmy and Tompkinsville reveal […]

Detroit in the Depression Years Through the Eyes of Frido Kahlo and Diego Rivera

  Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit will be on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit) March 15–July 12. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. http://hyperallergic.com/184891/detroit-through-the-eyes-of-diego-rivera-and-frida-kahlo/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Detroit+Through+the+Eyes+of+Diego+Rivera+and+Frida+Kahlo&utm_content=Detroit+Through+the+Eyes+of+Diego+Rivera+and+Frida+Kahlo+CID_613c462830995bd90d974bde9c4c0153&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter The period between April 1932 and March 1933, when artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo sojourned in Detroit, was a desperate time […]

Moonlight Restaurant, Main Street

Moonlight Restaurant, early days. Photo Courtesy of Robert Cedric Brown on Old Photos of Antigonish Town and County Can anyone confirm that this is Pearl MacPherson, the long time waitress at the Moonlight Restaurant —  and the epitome of great service?

Antigonish Hunters

This photo was posted on the Old Photos of Antigonish Town and County  website with a request for identifying these folks.

TV Antenna Installation c 1954

Who installed TV antennas in Antigonish in 1954 Karin Alex Fleurin posted these photos on Old Photos of Antigonish with these notations: This is another reposted photo. In the bottom right, I am sitting on a fence that enclosed a play area behind our apartment, the apartment adjacent to Wong’s Café. In the background is […]

The Book of Negroes makes TV debut Wednesday, January 7, 2015 on CBC TV

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/the-book-of-negroes-makes-tv-debut-wednesday-on-cbc-tv-1.2891161 The miniseries The Book of Negroes, based on the acclaimed novel by Lawrence Hill, and filmed in Nova Scotia, traces the journey of Aminata Diallo, who is taken by slave traders from West Africa to the U.S., her life through the American Revolution, escape to Canada (Nova Scotia near Shelbourne) and her ultimate freedom in […]

Come From Away on Land and Sea, CBC, January 4, 2015

  http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/More+Shows/Land+and+Sea/ID/2645849603/ This first episode of CBC’s Land and Sea, broadcast on January 4, 2015 and entitled Come From Away, is tagged as “Sometimes it takes a ‘come from away’ to breathe new life into struggling rural communities.” The Maritime communities this episode focuses on include: Little Sand, Prince Edward Island (PEI); Inverness, Cape Breton; and […]