Healing Arts

When Michelle Myrick, who grew up in the Cape Pine Lighthouse and St. Shotts, launched her performance exhibition “Song Series” across Canada, Norway, and the Middle East last summer, she said audiences wanted more.

Posted on September 4, 2019 .

Throwing it back in council’s court

An application from Ocean Quest is before Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove council for a new 50’ by 80’ culture and event centre at 56-58 Main Road.

The adventure tourism business, which currently owns a location at 56 Main Road, had a previous application for the same address rejected by council on May 22, as council felt the scale of the project was too large and would detract from the character of the community.

Posted on September 4, 2019 .

“Tough as nails, beautiful as a rose”

There were plenty of somber faces present at the Goulds Recreation Complex this past weekend.

Jessica Powell was a 23-year-old resident of Goulds who was killed in a car accident on Thursday, July 6, 2017. More importantly, she was an avid fan and player of basketball, as well as a proud employee of the Gould Recreation Centre.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, her name was memorialized for generations to come after the outdoor basketball courts in the community were re-named to “Jess’ Court.”

Posted on September 4, 2019 .

Another year in the books for the push-up man

Bill Guiney of Renews estimates he did about 800 push ups between July 13 and 14.

Add to that, Guiney had been doing push ups everyday for the 100 days leading up to that particular weekend.

It’s all part of a well-known initiative begun by Guiney and his wife Susan about four years ago to raise funds and awareness for mental health.

The fourth time round, Guiney told the Irish Loop Post, was another success in the books.

Posted on August 21, 2019 .

Ferryland Come Home Year a roaring good time

Ferryland’s population just about doubled last month.

“We had a registration process, and we had 572 people registered, and I’d say out of about the 572 of those, I’d say definitely, 300, 350 were definitely come home,” explained Helen Clowe, chair of the Ferryland Come Home Year Committee.

A 2016 Statistics Canada census put the community’s population at 416.

People came from all across Canada, from Halifax to Ontario, Alberta to British Colombia, while still others came up from Boston, New York, Florida, and South Dakota.

Posted on August 21, 2019 .

Southern Charm

McGlamory is the 2019 Georgia Watermelon Queen, and was on tour in the province to promote, naturally, watermelons.

The annual tour is part of the Georgia Watermelon Association’s promotional effort to increase sales of the summer time treat.

Since being crowned Queen in February, McGlamory has travelled through Georgia, the rest of the United States, Toronto and Newfoundland and Labrador.

She was at Alderwood estates in Witless Bay last Wednesday, July 31.

Posted on August 21, 2019 .

Calvert’s Jackie Sullivan releases new album

For the first time in 17 years, this Calvert musician is readying herself for her next full-length project.

Jackie Sullivan has, for as long as she can remember, been playing music and performing. She called it a passion, and her deep love of music is evident when she speaks about her career in the industry and what it does for her.

Sullivan can date her first gig back to 1994 at the Ship Pub in St. John’s. Seven-years later, in 2002, she found herself on a provincial tour through an emerging artist program with MusicNL. However, that year holds a bit more significance for Sullivan thanks to the release of her first album, Out of the Rain.

Posted on August 8, 2019 .

Hard work pays off for Kielly’s Cove group

The Cod Moratorium began in 1992 and it resulted in the biggest lay off, by some accounts, in Canadian history. The premises at Kielly's Cove were deserted and no upkeep was performed on the wharf or boat shed for many years.

It was in late 2011 that Gerry Tobin approached the Gaskiers -Point LaHaye Community Council about finding some money and possibly taking on a project to do some necessary repairs to the boatshed and wharf.

Posted on August 8, 2019 .