Blackville Weight Watchers Participate in 5K Walk

Forty five members of the local Weight Watchers group participated in a 5K walk on Sunday, June 7 in Blackville. Joined by more than twenty family members, the group met at Blackville School at 2:00pm and walked along MacLaggan Drive and North Bartholomew Road. “The weather was great! Everyone enjoyed themselves while having fun, living…

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Major Contribution to Bartholomew River Project

The largest private land conservation project in New Brunswick’s history is receiving a major boost. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is celebrating a contribution of $100,000 to the group’s Bartholomew River campaign. It is from The Honourable Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of the TD Bank Group and former Premier of New Brunswick. At a…

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NHL Player Jake Allen Visits Blackville School

NHL player Jake Allen, professional goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, visited Blackville School on Friday, May 22 for a meet and greet with students from grades 3 through 12. Allen, who was on the Miramichi for a fishing vacation, visited the school to sign autographs and pose for photos with students. Photographs were provided…

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Blackville Student Recognized with Turnaround Achievement Award

Twenty-five students from the south region of ASD-N were recognized at a dinner in their honour at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel on Thursday May 7th. The students were presented with Turnaround Achievement Awards in recognition of their developing attitudes and approaches towards academics and school life in general. The dinner, sponsored by the Chatham…

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CWL Celebrates Our Lady of Good Counsel Sunday

Local members of the Catholic Women’s League gathered this morning at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church in Blackville to celebrate Our Lady of Good Counsel Sunday. Ladies from various Miramichi regional branches attended Mass at St. Raphael’s, followed by a reception at Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall. Photos from the event are below. Click an…

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Blackville Student Recognized for Outstanding Sportsmanship

Grade 12 Blackville School student Larissa Bryenton is one of six student athletes to be selected to receive the NBIAA Raymond Légère Sportsmanship Award (Northern Conference). The award recognizes student athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship towards teammates, coaches, opponents and game officials. It is presented to student athletes by the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association.…

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Blackville Seniors Enjoy Free Village Supper

The Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall in Blackville was a full house on Tuesday night at the annual Village of Blackville Seniors Supper. Over 100 seniors attended the meal, which featured a full turkey dinner with all the fixings and an assortment of pies for dessert. The ladies of Saint Raphael’s CWL prepared the meal,…

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Blackville Student Receives Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship

Blackville High School graduating student Riley Sherrard has received a prestigious Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship from the University of New Brunswick. The grade 12 student was notified last week that he had been awarded the scholarship valued at $40,000. Beginning in September 2015, Riley will receive $10,000 per year for 4 years. Riley, the son of…

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Blackville Students Recognized at Technology Awards

Four high school students at Blackville School received a CUTE award (Creative Use of Technology in Education) for their photo essay “Jessa the Jumping June Bug.” Tanisha Hallihan, Mackenzie Jardine, Amelia Underhill and Madison Gillespie were the recipients of this award on April 9 at the CUTE Awards Ceremony at James M. Hill Memorial High School…

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Hildebrand Descendant Seeks Blackville Schoolhouse Photos

John Hildebrand is looking for photos of an early Blackville schoolhouse that his great, great uncle Otto taught in. He explains below: I am inquiring concerning an early Blackville schoolhouse.  My great, great uncle, Otto Hildebrand, taught in Blackville from 1884 until 1891.  In fact, his wife, Amelia, who was also a teacher, taught with…

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Vickers Descendant Seeks Family History

Bruce Vickers, a descendant of the Vickers family of Blackville, is seeking information about his ancestors. He explains below. I am trying to trace the facts and story of ANNA MARGARET PORTER, born 04 08 1894, daugther of Jack Porter and Joan Brophey from Blackville, NB. She had a son with Mr. Albert Mann (from…

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Memories of Mama: A Tribute to My Grandmother

“Where should we start?” she asks while rocking in her rocking chair, sipping her tea, with both her dogs curled around her feet. “At the beginning, I suppose”, I reply. And so it begins. It was the spring of 1922; May 27th to be exact. At a little house near “The Forks”, where the Cains…

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