MEMBERTOU — Destination Membertou will be the presenting sponsor of the Rotary Club’s Sydney Ribfest this summer.

Membertou Chief Terry Paul presented a $10,000 cheque to organizers of the three-day event to be held on the docks of the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion July 10-12.

Ribfest will raise money for hospice palliative care.

Paul said the band council had a “very long and thorough” discussion about giving its backing to the festival.

'Our hotel was designed with a personal touch and it shows'

SYDNEY — A Sydney hotel has been recognized as one of the best in its chain.

The Hampton Inn, located adjacent to the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, is a 2015 recipient of the Lighthouse Award that is given to properties ranked in the top five per cent of the hotel chain’s more than 1,600 locations.

General manager Glen Morrison said the award is a feather in the cap for the hotel that only opened its doors in 2012.

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