Porter Ancestor Seeks Family History

Porter Ancestor Seeks Family History

Michael Duplisea is seeking information about his ancestors from Blackville. He explains below. Hello! I am interested in researching my ancestors who were from Blackville, particularly James Porter, Sr., who arrived there in 1825 and soon married Eleonora Whelan around 1827. They were Anglicans, but I know the Holy Trinity Anglican Church wasn’t founded until…Continue Reading

MacDonald Descendant Seeks Family History

MacDonald Descendant Seeks Family History

Gregory Chase, a descendant of the MacDonald family of Blackville, is seeking information about his ancestors. He explains below. My name is Gregory Chase and I live in Silverton, Oregon, USA. I’m currently asking for some help as I’m looking for some information on my great, great grandfather who came from Blackville, New Brunswick. His…Continue Reading

Brophy Receives NBSRT Honorary Lifetime Award

Brophy Receives NBSRT Honorary Lifetime Award

In late Spring, the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers Honorary Lifetime Membership was awarded to Faye Brophy of Blackville. Faye Brophy retired in 1989 after 35 years of teaching. She had obtained both her BA (1967) and B. Ed (1971) from the University of New Brunswick. She taught in Doaktown and Devon before finishing…Continue Reading

In Remembrance of Former Village Councillor Eileen Corney

In Remembrance of Former Village Councillor Eileen Corney

Eileen Olive Corney, formerly of Blackville, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Parkland in the Valley, Quispamsis, at the age of 87. Born in Blackville, she was the daughter of the late Stanford and Catherine (Yeo) Connors. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Blackville. She was a…Continue Reading

Memories of the Old Store

Memories of the Old Store

This story was originally printed in Bread n Molasses magazine and gives the history of an old general store in Barnettville (the former Darlene’s Tea House). Memories of the Old Store By Franklin & Lorraine Lebans, Barnettville In the early years when Mr. & Mrs. (British Nathaniel) Underhill were running the store, they would order…Continue Reading

The Blackville Women’s Institute Active in the Community for 85 Years

The Blackville Women’s Institute Active in the Community for 85 Years

The Blackville Women’s Institute celebrated Heritage Week in February with the theme “Leadership and Legacy”. Eleanor Donald, secretary, spoke of the Women’s Institute’s work in Blackville:   I will speak on Legacy which means something handed down. I have in my hand a book entitled Fifty Years of Women’s Institute in New Brunswick. This was…Continue Reading

Jake Stewart Enters The PC Leadership Race

Jake Stewart Enters The PC Leadership Race

Progressive Conservative MLA Jake Stewart became the sixth candidate for the party leadership on Thursday, May 26.  He made the announcement to a crowd of more than 150 supporters at the Blackville Municipal Park. In his speech, Stewart said that he would change the Official Languages Act to eliminate the role of the commissioner for…Continue Reading

New Mayor and Council for Village of Blackville

New Mayor and Council for Village of Blackville

The polls have closed and the residents of Blackville have elected a new village council.  Christopher Hennessy has been appointed Mayor with a total of 247 votes.  Incumbent mayor Andrew Hawkes received 219 votes and LeRoy Stewart received 115. Hawkes, who was elected in a byelection two years ago, was surprised with the outcome. “It…Continue Reading

Wayne Curtis Releases New Book ‘In The Country’

Wayne Curtis Releases New Book ‘In The Country’

Wayne Curtis, an award-winning writer based in Fredericton, has released a new book, entitled “In the Country”.  The book is a collection of 13 short stories, set in a community modeled after Miramichi. Though the stories are fictional, they are based in reality, said Curtis, who grew up near Blackville. His memories of growing up…Continue Reading

Curtis Cast in Stratford Festival’s Main Stage Show

Curtis Cast in Stratford Festival’s Main Stage Show

Blackville native and Sheridan grad Colton Curtis, 22, was ecstatic to get the call, telling him that he was cast in Stratford Festival’s main stage show. The Stratford Festival is an internationally recognized annual repertory theatre festival running from April to October in the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario. “I felt deep down that it…Continue Reading

Blackville’s Michael Waugh Added to Saint John Sea Dogs

Blackville’s Michael Waugh Added to Saint John Sea Dogs

General Manager Darrell Young has announced the Saint John Sea Dogs have added defenceman Michael Waugh to the team’s 55-player protected list. Waugh, 17, is the captain of the Miramichi Rivermen of the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League (NBPEIMMHL). The native of Blackville, has eight goals and 24 points in 33 games in his third…Continue Reading

New Minister For Saint Andrews United Church

New Minister For Saint Andrews United Church

Saint Andrew’s United Church in Blackville invites you for worship on Sunday, January 3 at 11:00 am at the Church Hall, for the inaugural service lead by their new minister, Kathryn McIntosh. The service is open to everyone in the community: and it will be an informal Epiphany / New Beginnings celebration, with brunch and a…Continue Reading