Common Links is a weekly collection of news about Cape Bretoners who have remained on the Island, remained true to the Island, have just made their way here or simply wish they had.
The Coastal Arts Initiative, New Waterford’s young organization of advocates for the arts, has just launched a bright and colorful new website. Highlights include profiles of local artists and image galleries of past and current exhibits.
CBU Art Gallery’s new curator Laura Schneider unveiled her plans for the institution’s collections and future exhibitions in the Chronicle Herald this week. Early 2010 offerings will include the student, faculty, staff and alumni exhibition, and an exhibition that will tie into the East Coast Music Association weekend in March.
CBC Radio Two has released the geography inspired songs from the 13 winners of their Great Canadian Song Quest. Joel Plaskett’s “On the Rail”, an homage to our very own Cabot Trail, is available now on iTunes.
“The youngest of eight children raised by Acadian parents in a Cape Breton village”, Gisèle Theriault launched a global jewellery line with R&B superstar partner Alicia Keys in New York City this week. So far customers fans and customers of the line include Oprah and Halle Berry.
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cape Breton has entered the Community Fund Competition hosted by insurer Avivia Canada Inc. To support HEAL’s bid to secure a portion of the $500,000 fund so that they may “promote healthy eating and active living, while supporting our local agriculture and helping those living in poverty”, vote here before the end of the month.