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Using age as an excuse, my most challenging daily physical workouts these days have become leisurely strolls through the internet. You just never know what you might learn. The other morning, for instance, while staying the blazes home, I came across an interesting quotation, though the author wasn’t identified: “Good times come and go, but […]

I was so fortunate, in the early years of my life, to spend nine summers watching the very best baseball ever played in Nova Scotia. In my early teens, sitting in the stands, I saw Pictou County’s beloved Stellarton Albions winning three consecutive Halifax and District Baseball League championships, a feat never matched by any […]

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I still haven’t forgotten how it began 70 years ago this month. I had just turned 12 and was in my last weeks of grade six at Acadia Street School in New Glasgow. The annual move to the family cottage at Rustico Beach wasn’t far away. It was in early June that I changed my […]

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My parents’ generation used to have a saying that was quite common in conversations back in the post-war years. A specific person, they would suggest, “comes of a good stock.” It was a way of describing someone from a family of distinct character. It was meant as a meaningful compliment. I thought of it recently. […]

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Sixty-one years have whizzed by — almost a lifetime to many — since the Stellarton Albions played their ninth and final season in the legendary import-laden Halifax and District Baseball League. It was long ago. We were in the early stages of black and white TV, computers and cell phones were unheard of, and the […]

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Hugh Townsend has ‘lived his dream’ and now he’s ‘Remembering Pictou County.’ In his first book, I’ve Lived My Dream, the sports writer delights readers with stories about his meeting sports heroes, athletes like Mickey Mantle, Frank Mahovlich, Gordie Howe. In his newest and second book, titled Remembering Pictou County, Townsend provides almost 80 profiles […]