December 23, 2014

Cover Articles, The Who's Who

Mrs. Claus

I can’t believe the year has flown by this fast. It’s already time again for my Special Christmas Who’s Who! This year I took a trip to the North Pole and sat down with a very special lady - Mrs. Claus - to chat about Christmas, life, love, and of course, swap Christmas baking recipes because who better to swap with… am I right?

Going to the North Pole is always intimidating, a bit scary (as I don’t travel very much) and very cold, but the rewards are worth it. I was greeted with ...

Cover Articles

The Box of Delights BOOK REVIEWS

Your local independent bookshop is pleased to offer a wide variety of cards, prints, journals, ...

Cover Articles

An ‘Undercover’ Christmas Tradition

Genevieve Allen Hearn My grandmother passed two summers ago, so last Christmas was tough on all ...

Cover Articles, Wolfville Buzztown

Quick Chat With Suzanne Balcom

Co-office Manager of Main Street Dental & Ex-president of the WBDC from 2012 to 2014. ...

Go to the Archives to see more entries

Also on this site

Cover Articles, Random Act of Kindness

Winter Warmers

There is a teenage girl who waits at my kids’ bus stop in the morning. She’s sweet and friendly, and always a little under-dressed for the ...

Here and Away, On the Cover

Median Household Income

By Pamela Swanigan The following Purchasing-Power Parity, or PPP, amounts denote an area’s Median Household Income.  PPP is a figure arrived at ...

Cover Articles, Random Act of Kindness

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 ...

Cover Articles

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 ...

Recipes

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 ...

Cover Articles, Here and Away

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 ...

Cover Articles, Random Act of Kindness

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 ...

Cover Articles, Random Act of Kindness

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 ...

Cover Articles

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 ...

Cover Articles

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.  ...

Cover Articles

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 ...

Cover Articles

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 ...

Cover Articles

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 ...