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Marathoners cheered on by tutus and stilts

Runners in the half and full marathons found a water station like no other on Kenny Street, near Needham Recreation Centre.

Sarah Jebet, of Kenya, is all business as she runs through the North End on her way to  the women's title and a record time at the Blue Nose Marathon on Sunday.

Sarah Jebet, of Kenya, is all business as she runs through the North End on her way to the women’s title and a record time at the Blue Nose Marathon on Sunday.

A surreal scene at the water station on Kenny Street, in front of the Needham Recreation Centre.

A surreal scene at the water station on Kenny Street, in front of the Needham Recreation Centre.

A marathoner runs alone on Novalea this morning.

A marathoner runs alone on Novalea this morning.

A course marshal cheers on Sarah Jebet as she runs past the Devonshire Rink.

A course marshal cheers on Sarah Jebet as she runs past the Devonshire Rink.

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Light show at the fountain

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City workers turned on the fountain at the Commons on Friday. This is the scene at 10 p.m..

Summer may begin.

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.

 

Kids pedal at top gear on Commons

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An ambitious pack of 7- and 8-year-olds take off at the start of an 800-metre race at the Oval on Sunday. The sprint was part of a series of events celebrating cycling at the Commons, including the Halifax Criterium, kid races and MEC’s Bikefest.

Helen Creighton celebrated in song

Northender Glenn Walton unveils an original musical score that he’s been working on for the last three years when If I Were a Blackbird, a work of musical theater, premieres April 26, 27 and 28 (8 p.m.) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Singer Laura Smith stars as Helen Creighton in this concert about the folklorist’s life. Marty Burt, Dan McKinnon, Mandy White, Stewart Legere, Dilly MacFarlane and Terry Mullan are among the cast, and students from the Dartmouth Jazz Choir and Dartmouth All-City Strings accompany the actors.

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Glenn Walton

Walton, a SMU professor and filmmaker, knew Creighton personally, and produced and directed the 1987 short film The Nova Scotia Song, Conversations with Helen Creighton.

Tickets to this concert are $13/$17. Email glruswalton(at)yahoo(dot)ca for reservations.

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.

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.


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