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The. Best. Trash. Can. Ever.

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The Community Compass art project delivered its latest creation to the schoolyard at St. Joseph’s A. McKay Elementary last week. Dubbed the Trashinator, it is a glittering and colourful sleeve that fits over the oil-barrel styled trash can at the school. Silk-screened shingles and re-purposed plastic lids and packaging make up the skin. Each element was designed and assembled by students and neighbours at workshops held at the school over the past month.

Trashinator, which sits on the Kaye Street side of the school, will soon be joined by a companion piece that will cover the school’s other outside garbage can.

Click here for more information on Community Compass.

 

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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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New playground takes shape at SJAM elementary

Nov. 5 update: The equipment and rubber surface are in place (see top photo). The kids won’t have long to wait now.

Two arches forming a new play structure now rise above St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary’s upper yard, almost exactly two years after parents at the school formed a committee to try and improve the concrete play area. Excavation work started last week and workers are aiming to finish the base before the frost arrives in earnest.

Volunteers have created an extensive Facebook site chronicling the project.

Dressed in red

The following photos are the product of a morning spent scouring north-end streets for the colour red.

Wind and rain play havoc with a poster tacked to a power pole at the corner of Kaye and Gottingen.


A bold red colour for a hydrostone home down the hill from Needham Park.


Holiday decorations persist deep into January at this Northwood Terrace home.


Plenty of red on offer in the window displays at Hydrostone Market.


The Hydrostone Market.

St. Mark's Church on Gottingen.

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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