May 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Thursday May 15th on The Morning News

We’ll kick-off our Thursday show with a preview of a fundraising event happening Thursday night at the Bella Rose Arts Centre. “Comedy for Community” will be a night of punch-lines for proceeds in support of the Chebucto Family Centre in Spryfield. At 6:45 we’ll talk with aTrena Slaunwhite-Gallant about family centre and how this event will help to support families in the area.

With the Royal Visit just a few days away, we’ll get a look at some fascinating fascinators that will be worn by some local Royal watchers while Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are in the city. Halifax’s unofficial fascinator-creator, Nicole McInnis will drop by the red table at 7:15 to show off some of her original creations.

Jill Barber stops by the Morning News at 7:45 to talk music, books and babies. The adopted-Haligonian is getting ready to release her second book, Music is for Everyone.

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We’re starting a new feature on the Morning News where we tell the extraordinary stories of people in our community.   One woman with many stories to tell is Mary Mohammed, who was born in Halifax to a Chinese immigrant family during the Great Depression. She left a childhood filled with pain and sadness behind to find happiness by baking.  She ran the successful business, Mary’s Bread Basket for several years, before selling it off to retire.  Watch Mary’s story about how a chance meeting and a bag of bread led her back to her Chinese past at 8:15.

Local entrepreneur and food expert Pete Luckett will drop by the red table at 8:45 to talk about the Wine and Spirit Gala happening Thursday night at the Halifax Club. The event is the unofficial beginning of the summer wine and travel season. Pete will showcase some of the local spirits that will be featured..including Luckett Vineyards.

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