January 28, 2015

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NOVA SCOTIA ICEWINE FESTIVAL

Top 10 Tips for an Icewine Lover

by Sophia Luckett, sophiawinelover.com

Not many people know this, but the benefits from drinking Icewine include glossy hair, increased endorphins, a good sense of humour, endurance, being 24% bullet proof, rhythm, power of persuasion, and an uncanny knack for foreign languages.

Or, at least, I always have a sneaky suspicion this is the case when I’m ...

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IN REVIEW: Recent Events, Happenings and News

By Emily Leeson On January 10, Jim Henman, a founding member of April Wine, performed at Moe’s ...

The Who's Who

ORO! Orkestra:Banding Together

By Mike Butler I love challenges and over the years I have challenged myself greatly with this ...

Wolfville Buzztown

A Quick Chat with Jake & Miranda

What do you specialize In? Toys, games, and puzzles for kids of all ages and abilities. Helping ...

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