Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Grease is the Word!

Grease is the Word! By Mike Butler Grease is coming to Windsor! Grab your steady and get her ready, put your mittens on your kittens, and make a date and don’t be late to see Quick as a Wink Theatre’s fast-paced, toe-tapping production of Grease! Filled with some of the most recognizable songs and characters in live musical theatre history, Grease tells the story of a group of students at Rydell High as they sing and dance their way through their final year of school, dealing with relationships, friendships, and rival gangs! Grease was first performed in 1972 and became…
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Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception

Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception Saturday, January 14 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm Please join us for the opening of the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. This much anticipated community exhibition celebrates the creative work in our community. We look forward to seeing what new work our community has created! The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. The opening is a night not to be missed. Acadia University Art Gallery Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University Wolfville

Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform Beethoven’s 7th at Convocation Hall in Wolfville

Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform Beethoven’s 7th at Convocation Hall in Wolfville Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm Featuring Bernhard Gueller (conductor
) and Renaud Lapierre (violin) On the program: • Dinuk Wijeratne’s YATRA/jaθre – noun (Sanskrit): “spiritual journey” – A “Sesqui” or Sesquicentennial Fanfare commissioned for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture • Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no. 2 • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 Stunning. Epic. Unforgettable. Beethoven’s Seventh is one of the most popular symphonies of all time, and its influence marches on – its sombre second movement anchored the climactic moment of…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Plant Lore

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Plant Lore By Melanie Priesnitz Conservation Horticulturist If you’ve read this column in the past you may have gleaned that I like plants. It’s no secret and I am not alone in my fondness for greenery. Plants make us feel good! Plants give us food, oxygen, shelter, and medicine! What’s not to love? Plants are a part of our daily lives and we wouldn’t be able to live on this planet without them, yet many of us take them for granted. One way to ensure that plants aren’t forgotten is to learn…
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Big Changes for the Berwick Library!

Big Changes for the Berwick Library! By Angela Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator Annapolis Valley Regional Library A big change is coming to Berwick.  The new library will be located at 236 Commercial Street, in the same building as Town of Berwick. If all goes well, we are set to open in the new location on January 19. The library will be closed January 16, 17, and 18 in order to facilitate our move to the permanent location at the new branch. In addition to a new location in a new building, the library will also have new hours, effective January…
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Featurepreneur: Hello Handmade with Angie Dorey

Featurepreneur: Hello Handmade with Angie Dorey By Genevieve Allen Hearn Last Fall Angie Dorey made the move from selling her signature soaps online to a brick and mortar business that carries handmade items by local artisans. The Grapevine chatted to the owner of Hello Handmade about her experience starting a retail shop in the Town of Berwick. The Grapevine: How would you describe your business? Angie: I would describe Hello Handmade as a very unique gift shop. My goal and vision for my cozy space was to source items that couldn’t be found easily around us. I sell home décor,…
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Book Club 150: Discover a Canadian story

Book Club 150: Discover a Canadian story By Angela Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library For Canada’s 150th birthday, the Annapolis Valley Regional Library is celebrating by featuring a different Canadian author or illustrator each month. We encourage everyone to read with us; join our online conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and enter our monthly contests. We’ll be giving away books each month. (We know you love books!) Our featured storytellers include titles for kids, teens, and adult readers. Find the books in your local library, including Book Club in A Bag for the adult titles. Maybe start your own…
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Provincial and National Volunteer Awards

Provincial and National Volunteer Awards Every April, during National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards. Do you know someone who goes above and way beyond the call of duty to help others? Do you know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition? Nominate them for a Provincial Volunteer Award! You can nominate a volunteer in the following categories: Representative Volunteer Award, Youth Volunteer Award, and Family Volunteer Award. The website is now live: novascotia.ca/volunteerawards. Deadline for all nominations and submissions is February 24, 2017, at midnight.

Who’s Who: Allan Billard, Nova Scotia Proud

Who’s Who: Allan Billard, Nova Scotia Proud By Mike Butler Welcome to 2017! Here’s to another wonderful year of adventures and fun. 2016 was an exciting year for me as a “journalist” getting to meet and write about some amazing people who live here in the Valley and beyond. I’m looking forward to what 2017 brings my way including those community-minded folks who end up in this column. Allan Billard’s name came my way late in 2016 for a profile but I decided to hang onto it until the New Year as a way to kick off the 2017 crop…
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