November 29, 2014

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The Cultural Agency of Independent Booksellers

There is a wonderful sense of satisfaction when you’ve finished a great book, isn’t there? I finished the last pages of Giller prize winning Us Conductors by Sean Michaels not long after I returned home from a talk led by Hilary Drummond, co-owner of The Box of Delights Bookshop. The talk, organized through the Social and Political Thought program at Acadia, was about the cultural agency of independent booksellers and the important role they play in communities. As the organizer of The Word on the ...

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BOB CHAMBERS CHRISTMAS CARDS

Robert (Bob) Chambers (1905 – 1996) was a prolific artist and a brilliant editorial ...

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Pamela Matheson – PASSION FOR FASHION!

One of the great benefits of being BUSY like me, is that I am everywhere all the time! I am ...

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ON THE COVER

The 8th Annual War Child Benefit Concert will be held on December 5 at the Al Whittle Theatre ...

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To place a Wreath

At the Remembrance Day services held in Windsor, a young Girl Guide, who had also been selected as one of the students to place a wreath on ...

Random Act of Kindness

Small towns, small markets, big hearts.

Farmers’ markets are the kind of place you could say are ‘naturally primed’ for random acts of kindness. I remember one ...

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Rose Coloured Green Scene

OPINIONS We want to hear from you! We offer you, the reader, this section of the paper to share your positive or constructive thoughts on issues ...

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

By Darrin Harvey Sue is a superb cook. She put herself through Acadia as a caterer. This is one thing I can ‘cook’ (for lack of a ...

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HERE AND AWAY: Obesity Rates

By Pamela Swanigan Figures based on average annual premium. Canadian figures are from 2009. “Overweight” indicates a Body Mass Index of 25 or ...

Here and Away

HERE AND AWAY: Car Insurance Rates

By Pamela Swanigan   Figures based on average annual premium. Canadian figures are from 2009. Nova Scotia (private): $735. (16 to 24-year-old ...

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A Simple Good Deed

I witnessed a Random Act of Kindness last Friday. My friend, Mitch & I were waiting in the car outside a convenience store in Waterville and ...

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Thank You, Random Stranger

In an absentminded stupor, I accidentally left my wallet on the top of my car while pumping gas. In it was a substantial amount of cash, as well ...

Recipes

We love these brownies! They are a perfectly guiltless dessert, full of protein and super easy to make. If you are new to gluten-free baking, ...

Recipes

Rolled Oatcakes

My mom was good at baking a lot of things but these oatcakes were one of my favourite things she did.  I remember eating them for breakfast in ...

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SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE  FUNDY FILM AUTUMN 2014 SCHEDULE

We think this year’s Fundy Film Autumn schedule is an exciting series and we hope you do too! We also want you to know that the Fundy Film ...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Chef Dave Smart  |  Front & Central   902-542-0588 | frontandcentral.com With strawberry and rhubarb season wrapping up, I got to thinking ...

Random Act of Kindness

Gaspereau School says thanks to Longspell Farm

With the help of very enthusiastic students and dedicated parent volunteers, Gaspereau Valley Elementary is revitalizing its school garden.  ...

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ROOTS & WINGS: Be Not Too Hard

Remember that old Joan Baez song, “Be Not Too Hard….for life is short”? Maybe it’s time we did just that.  As parents there is so much pressure ...

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NEANDERTHAL MAN RETURNED

Letter to The Grapevine: NEANDERTHAL MAN RETURNED The Neanderthal Man that Charles A. Stultz made in 1931 was taken from my front porch on March ...

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The Landscape of Grand Pré has its own official brandmark!

This brandmark was created for the Society in partnership, and with support from, the Municipality of the County of Kings and the Nova Scotia ...

Random Act of Kindness

Thank you to the White Rock Community Centre

The Grapevine has always enjoyed helping to promote the various events & listings found within its pages. Over the years many businesses, ...

Random Act of Kindness

BBQ fundraiser

On April 26, the Orchard Valley United Church youth group had a BBQ fundraiser in front of the Wolfville church. Thanks to all who purchased our ...

Mike Uncorked

Novel Ideas For The Summer!

My addiction to reading has reached a new level. I read before bed, I read before my work shifts start. I read at the dentist’s office, while my ...

The Acadia Page

Interested In Getting Your Hands Dirty?

Gain some volunteer hours down at the Acadia Farm, where we practice organic farming on produce that supplies Acadia’s own Wheelock Meal Hall. At ...