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Ye Olde Blacksmith Art Gallery in Stanstead set to begin summer season

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STANSTEAD — Friday marks the opening of the Vieux Forgeron (Ye Olde Blacksmith) Art Gallery in Stanstead with ‘Response to the Land’, an exhibition of floral art and painting by husband and wife duo Linda and Charles Peacock from Fitch Bay, Quebec, and ‘Response of Humans: Greece, Refugees, and Love’, a collaboration of voices from…

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Granit Central kicks off summer season with grand opening event

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STANSTEAD — The Granit Central Co-Op kicked off a new season last weekend with a grand opening event that brought out new exhibitions, new products, and even live music by Mike Goudreau. Stanstead, which refers to itself as the “Granite Capital of Canada,” is the ideal location for a museum that celebrates all things granite.…

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Derby Line Port of Entry to get extreme makeover this summer

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DERBY LINE, VT — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), announced the award of a $23 million construction contract for upgrades to the Derby Line Vermont Port of Entry. The contract will allow for the completion of necessary upgrades to the port, replacing the outdated facility which currently exists. The project will be designed to…

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“Rumors” keeps audiences laughing during QNEK’s opening weekend at the Haskell

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STANSTEAD — QNEK Productions, the award-winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, opened its 24th season over the weekend with the uproarious Neil Simon farce, “Rumors.” The show features a stellar cast from both sides of the border. Mike Desjardins, Alan Franklin, Kim Gannon, Phil Gosselin, Mary Hoadley, Sue Kuzma,…

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    Alison Barlow and Alex Bimm in a scene from Oscar.

Free theatrical performance at Stanstead College this Saturday

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STANSTEAD — Stanstead College presents a free public performance of the comedy Oscar by Claude Magnier this Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. in Pierce Hall. Admission is free. Translated and adapted for use at Stanstead College, the comedy is set in 1920’s New York City and follows a businessman who finds his life unraveling around…

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Human smuggling attempt into U.S. through Stanstead foiled, four arrested

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DERBY LINE — U.S. Border Patrol Agents say they arrested four people during a human smuggling episode that took place in Derby Line, Vermont, on Saturday night. According to court records, at approximately 8:20 p.m., agents received a report of possible cross-border illegal activity near Derby Line, coming through Stanstead. Border Patrol agents assigned to…

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Stanstead College girls capture NAPHA Championship

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STANSTEAD — This past weekend in Buffalo, New York, the Stanstead College Girls Spartans displayed the same impressive skill and team play that made them undefeated regular season champions as they skated off with the North American Prep Hockey Association playoff title. They scored a 3-0 victory over Gilmour Academy (Cleveland, Ohio) in the championship…

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Free “Learn to Curl Clinic” held at the Border Curling Club this Saturday

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STANSTEAD — If you ever wanted to try curling, but didn’t know where or how to start, this Saturday is your chance. A free “Learn to Curl Clinic” is scheduled at the Border Curling Club on February 20, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. All are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Equipment is provided,…

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Cabaret Sans Frontières brings weekend comedy and live music to Stanstead

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STANSTEAD — For a few years now, businesswoman Erin Garand had been thinking about opening a cafe or bar where people could come together at the end of the week from both sides of the border, and unwind. The opportunity presented itself when Sans Frontières Café in Stanstead temporarily closed its doors in June. Since…

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Police: Five Salvadorans entered Canada illegally through unguarded path in Stanstead

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STANSTEAD — Authorities say that last week five people from El Salvador were picked up in Magog after they entered Canada illegally through an unguarded path in the Stanstead area. The incident took place last Tuesday, when police say they located them on Rue Merry Nord. They say that the group included two woman and…

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    Winnipeg-based folk/pop band Sweet Alibi stop for a group photo outside the Newman home on Sunday. Photos by Tanya Mueller.
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Sweet Alibi charms audience at Stanstead House Concert Network

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STANSTEAD — Western Canadian Music Award Winners, Sweet Alibi, stopped by the Stanstead House Concert Network last Sunday. The music series continues to attract top-notch musicians and draw people from all over Quebec, as the Newman family’s living room becomes an intimate concert venue. On Sunday, the Winnipeg-based folk/pop band infused their signature harmonies with…

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