Monthly Archives: August 2008

Jardine Cast & Blast – A Dream Come True

Jardine Cast & Blast A Dream Come True By Kellie Underhill   Heading south from Miramichi City to Fredericton on Route 8, just past the Blackville Village limits sign, you find the Barnettville Road—a dead-end side road, a few kilometres long. It’s the kind of place people sometimes say is, “so far back in the… Continue Reading

The Art of Truly Listening

The Art of Truly Listening By Blake Lindsay I soon discovered that life as a disc jockey was really exciting, but it had a major drawback. Tenures of being on the radio did not usually last for more than three years at one place. I needed something more stable and more permanent where I could… Continue Reading

St. Thomas Street Reunion

St. Thomas Street Reunion By Joan Cripps Evangeline Savoy and Norman McLenaghan were presented with a corsage and boutonnier It was a beautiful Friday evening when close to 300 residents and former residents of St. Thomas Street, Miramichi, from all over Canada and the United States arrived to celebrate their reunion. Forty-six years ago most… Continue Reading

The Unfolding Night Adventures of a Miramichier

The Unfolding Night Adventures of a Miramichier By Adam Bowie Cowboy hats covered bald spots. Western-style shirts flapped in the night breeze. Men wearing bandanas and leather vests sipped on beer bottles and leaned against four-by-fours with lift-kits. Women with large hair threw their heads back in laughter at the jokes of  men that seemed… Continue Reading

Moo Cow Moo

Moo Cow Moo By Debra Cranford When I was 10 years old and in the fourth grade, I tried out for the elementary school’s Talent Show. My sister Julie and I had  planned a skit—we were trying to do a “Who’s on First” kind of thing but our comedic timing wasn’t the best—we kept forgetting… Continue Reading

Janine’s Journey

Janine’s Journey Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was originally known as motor neuron disease. It is a rapidly progressive fatal neuromuscular disease characterized by degeneration of a select group of nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, which leads to progressive paralysis of the muscles. There is no brain impairment. ALS, the letters for… Continue Reading