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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.

Agricola Street blocked by broken water main

Police send cars down West Street  just before noon on Saturday after a water main break damaged asphalt on Agricola.

Police send cars down West Street just before noon on Saturday after a water main break damaged asphalt on Agricola.

Foggy night

Fog descends over a street light on Agricola Street.

Earl flips boxspring into road

The first rain bands from hurricane Earl are now cleaning out the gutters on Agricola Street, near West Street. Discarded furniture left out by departing tenants over the last week is now getting tossed around by the increasing winds.

This boxspring was the first to hit the roadway.

Wehrmacht rolls into neighbourhood

An actor stands on Sarah Street waiting for his time in front of the camera.

HALIFAX — Actors dressed as German and English soldiers patrolled Sarah and June streets on Tuesday. It’s all part of the television production The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour now being filmed by the people behind the Trailer Park Boys.

The German soldier stands guard over the set.

A big birthday party on John Street

HALIFAX — Eight neighbours celebrated a birthday on or close to Saturday, so birthday cake was the natural thing to take over the John Street street party this weekend. Afternoon festivities — including street hockey, live music and zumba dancing — also got a boost from the unexpected drive-by appearance of about 100 naked bicycle riders. Yep, it’s true. How could we make something like that up?

John Street residents got up and danced the zumba at their street party Saturday.


Bubby Adams bought his home on John Street 40 years ago. He did a fine business at the morning yard sale.


Birthday cake and folk music took care of the early afternoon.


Who needs Joel Quenneville? There were plenty of coaches on hand to help aspiring hockey players.

John Street to celebrate ‘good city life’

HALIFAX — Residents on John Street are organizing a street party for Saturday, June 12, that, according to the invitation, will celebrate “the street and the good city life.”

North and Agricola sources confirm that at least two architects and one set of baby twins will be celebrating their birthday at the event, so be prepared to sing the Happy Birthday song again and again.

Schedule
8-11:30 a.m. — Yard sale
Noon-1:15 p.m. — Potluck lunch and live music
1-3 p.m. — Street games like hockey, hopscotch, hula hooping and soccer
3-7 p.m. — Dance party including zumba

The weather forecast shows a big bright sun with a high of 21 C. But Environment Canada has been known to make mistakes: Rain date is June 19.


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