Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Back to School Cookie Exchange

Back to School Cookie Exchange By Laura Churchill Duke If you ask most parents what they hate the most about the back to school routine, it’s making school lunches. The drudgery of wondering if your kid will eat what you send, and how to make it new and interesting, not to mention healthy, every day. To make things a bit easier, for the past several years, my friends and I have had a back to school cookie exchange. Think about your traditional cookie exchange, except, who really needs to eat that many cookies at Christmas time? It’s way more helpful…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Hands-on Learning

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Hands-on Learning By Melanie Priesnitz Conservation Horticulturist While many Acadia students spent the last four months away from Wolfville seeking new experiences through travel or summer jobs abroad, some students decided to broaden their horizons by getting to know their own campus. Samantha Durno (BSc BIO ENVS 2017) and Rebecca Dodge (BSc BIO ENVS 2019) worked as Native Plant Conservationists and Interpreters and discovered how rewarding getting to know what’s happening in your own backyard can be. Before spending their summer working at the Botanical Gardens, the students had only a…
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Opening the Vaults: Acadia University Art Gallery: Working in an Art Gallery, A Student’s Perspective

Opening the Vaults: Acadia University Art Gallery: Working in an Art Gallery, A Student’s Perspective By Alexandra Pulchny, Collections and Outreach Assistant, Acadia University Art Gallery When I applied to work at the Acadia University Art Gallery in August of 2016, I was under the impression I knew a lot about art – I worked in a museum for two years, during which time I learned how to handle and document artifacts, I had several favourite internationally-known artists, and could tell the difference between oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil works. When I started my job in September, however, I realized…
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Dinner Out: Campagnolo

Dinner Out: Campagnolo By Scott Campbell A few years ago, while attending the Devour Food Film Festival, I had the good fortune to be seated at a table with a couple from Toronto. I guess I should have known that when you’re seated at a table in Troy – A taste of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Wolfville – and being served food created by Calgary’s chef superstar, Connie DeSousa, great things are going to happen.  The couple seated with us was Nancy and Larry Miotto and we have remained great friends and Devour attendees ever since. So, this…
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Mike Uncorked: Peggy & Grace Ride Again!

Mike Uncorked: Peggy & Grace Ride Again! By Mike Butler In 1991, Thelma & Louise took the cinema world by storm with their no holds barred, take no prisoners, estrogen-fuelled, girl power, rule breaking car jaunt across the United States. The dynamic duo, played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, inspired countless female buddy comedies and dramas for years to come and that film is always worth another viewing. Before you track down the hit film, I highly recommend taking a jaunt over to CentreStage Theatre in Kentville, at 61 River Street, to see the “Thelma & Louise of the stage”,…
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Welcome NSCC Students!

Welcome NSCC Students! Whether this is your first year at NSCC Kingstec or you are a returning student, welcome. Much like the college you have chosen, Kentville has a great deal to offer in terms of recreation, fitness, spiritual, retail, banking, and health and wellness services. The Town of Kentville offers a full slate of recreational and fitness opportunities. Drop in to Town Hall and the Recreation Department or check out our website at kentville.ca for a full schedule of events or equipment available for loan. The town will be hosting one of the Canada Cup Mountain Bike races at…
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80th World’s Fair in Tremont

80th World’s Fair in Tremont Saturday, September 2 This family-friendly agricultural event is not to be missed. Admission to the grounds is $5.00 and children under 12 enter for free. Here are a few highlights planned for the Saturday, September 2: – Horse and Oxen Pulls All Day – 9:30am: Children’s Parade – 9:30am: Light Horse Classes 9:00am (Horse Ring) – 10:30am: Pets Judging – 10:30am: Cattle Judging ( Cattle Ring) – Dinner will be served from 11:30am to 1:00pm: Adults $10.00; Children $5.00 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm: Live entertainment – 4:00pm: Men’s, Ladies & Youth Cross Cut – Supper…
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Double Featurepreneur – Revitalization of Cornwallis Inn

Double Featurepreneur – Revitalization of Cornwallis Inn By Genevieve Allen Hearn You’ll be noticing a lot more beards and plaid around the Cornwallis Inn these days. What was once considered one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in Canada, the Cornwallis Inn has seen many redevelopments since 1929. Recently there has been a push to fill the vacant commercial spaces and bring life to the landmark building once again. ENVE Hair and Tir na nOg Dance Academy have moved in and Pauline’s Golden Thread Tailor Shop has moved to the west end of the building with storefront windows. Cornwallis Inn…
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Who’s Who: Dr. Peter Ricketts: The New Mr. Acadia!

Who’s Who: Dr. Peter Ricketts: The New Mr. Acadia! By Mike Butler Although I loved my summer vacation, I was one of those kids who was more excited about the return to school after the summer. I got to see my friends, learn new things, and school was always fun for me. In Wolfville, with the university, it’s always a treat to see the students hustle back into town and “take over” for the school year. There are new faces, cultures, experiences, and new friendships to be made with the latest school year commencing.To welcome the students back at Acadia,…
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Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni

Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni By Scott Campbell If you’ve read any of my articles before, you’ll know that I usually write about amazing culinary adventures I’ve had in restaurants here in the Valley and abroad. For this article I’m going to write about something a little different – I’m going to write about a meal I was invited to at a private home. After all, when Patrick Cantieni, an award-winning wine maker, invites you to dinner at his home and you happen to know his partner, Devon Koeller, is an accomplished cook in her own right,…
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