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Running loose around the Citadel

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Runners charged through the moat and across the parade grounds during the MEC Citadel Highlander Race on Sunday. Parks Canada staff steered racers around the course and warned fans from lingering under ramparts that still glistened with icicles. Naturally, organizers added a few historical touches to the event. A Highlander led the pre-race stretch with exercises used by soldiers long ago. Another fired a musket to start the race.

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St. Patrick’s Day pipes are calling

Some images from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which rolled down Agricola Street on Saturday:

Cute dog averts eyes from the dreaded bagpipes.

Cute dog averts eyes from the dreaded bagpipes.

Festive couture.

Festive couture.

A scene that harkens back 100 years.

A scene that harkens back 100 years.

Boba Fett gets into the spirit, part of a huge Hal-Con delegation.

Boba Fett gets into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, part of a huge Hal-Con delegation.

Morris House finds parking spot

Volunteers involved in finding 249-year-old Morris House a sanctuary in the north end celebrate on Monday after the building was trucked to its new resting spot on Creighton Street.

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Pounding feet and personal bests



HALIFAX — Once again Maynard Street played a pivotal role hosting the Blue Nose Marathon. Over 5,800 runners ran north on the residential road on Sunday before doing different loops around the north end and Dartmouth depending on whether they were 5k, 10k, half-marathon or marathon racers.

Thanks to the North and Agricola reader who provided these pictures but declined to be credited.

Weeds, pasta-making and Moonshine Ramblers


HALIFAX — The Dandelion Festival started on the weekend. According to the event website, it celebrates the “original home-grown, DIY, local, non-corporate, uncultivated anarchist of the plant world.”

Families should note Saturday’s “Extravaganza” at the George Dixon Centre, featuring kid’s games, live music and a potluck. Thanks to organizers who sent over the schedule printed below.

SCHEDULE FOR MAY 5 – 8
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Pasta making and cooking with Moonfire Organic Farm (at Union Mission Kitchen, 2107 Brunswick St.)

Thursday, 6 p.m.
Edible weed walk with Jen Stotland (starting at George Dixon horseshoe courts, 2501 Gottingen St.)

Friday, 6 p.m.
Fermentation workshop. Mead and ginger beer with Jocelyne and Natalia (at the Grainery, 2385 Agricola St.)

Saturday, 3:30-8 p.m.
Dandelion Festival Celebration (at George Dixon Centre). Features a potluck with dandelion foods; information tables; children’s games; live music and entertainment; Moonshine Ramblers at 7 p.m.; and an open mic for poetry, music and stories. Free admission. Donations appreciated.


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