Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE STUMBLES INTO WINDSOR

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE STUMBLES INTO WINDSOR Quick As A Wink Theatre Performing Hit Musical! By Mike Butler   HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2018 is upon me and with it comes a lineup of very exciting projects. There’s no rest for the wicked and I do not see me resting until about mid-June! I’m going into my ninth year of writing for The Grapevine and I still feel as lucky today as I did when I began writing these columns. To be able to share my thoughts, reviews, and recommendations to the Valley is such a delight for me, and I want…
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Recipe: Cabbage

Recipe: Cabbage By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com   Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on Instagram at jenny.osburn   Happy New Year!  It’s January and lots of us are craving something green and crunchy after all the chocolate and cheese. Imported romaine lettuce is pricey and possibly dicey. What’s a local food lover to do in a Nova Scotia winter?  …
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The Art Spot: Tacha Reed

The Art Spot: Tacha Reed   Tacha Reed’s current exhibit “What We Leave Behind…”  is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours   WHO: Originally born in Middleton, I was raised and educated in Halifax and moved to Ellershouse in 2009. Life in the country meant a whole new career path for me; I became heavily involved with the local arts council, which inadvertently led to me taking on the position of manager of the Avon River Heritage Museum in Avondale (one of Hants County’s truly hidden gems).   WHAT:…
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The Horton Community Youth Orchestra is looking forward to an exciting winter season

The Horton Community Youth Orchestra is looking forward to an exciting winter season By Elizabeth Sircom   In November the HCYO senior orchestra performed alongside the Acadia University Orchestra in a combined concert at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Another concert will take place in March, and plans are being made for a new collaboration with the Horton senior concert band, playing music by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (“Song of the Universal”).   This string program for young people was established in September 2015 by Dr. Christoph Both (cello), Dr. Gillian Smith, DMA (violin), and Kay Greene, Horton band director,…
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Who’s Who: KYLE THOMPSON

Who’s Who: KYLE THOMPSON By Mike Butler   Well, here we are. Another year of Who’s Who to look forward to. I love writing and sharing these profiles with the community. Happy New Year and enjoy all these fine folks!   I’m starting the year off with a pretty cool guy whom I’ve known for a few years now. He’s friendly, knowledgeable, environmentally-conscious, and a coffee drinker, to name just a few good points. He’s very well-known in the Valley but has never had the Who’s Who treatment, until now. Here is a businessman and all-around great gent Kyle Thompson….
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Eagle Watch Soars to New Heights

Eagle Watch Soars to New Heights By Genevieve Allen Hearn   Need an excuse to get yourself out of the house on these chilly days? The 26th Eagle Watch is set to take place the weekend of January 27 and 28, and February 3 and 4. What started from humble beginnings in 1992 has grown into a major event in Sheffield Mills. One of the event’s original organizers, Glenn Ells, recalls the first pancake breakfast – the cornerstone of the weekend’s activities. “It was in the community hall with no commercial kitchen. We had to borrow a grill to cook…
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The 2017 Best of the Bunch Grapevine Results

The Grapevine’s 2017 ‘Best of the Bunch’ Results! We received a huge response to our second annual ‘Best of the Bunch’ survey. Thank you to everyone who participated! What a great selections of place to visit, things to do, and experiences not to miss in the Valley. While you are out and about, watch for The Grapevine’s ‘Best of the Bunch’ sticker in the windows of these top-voted businesses. Food & Drink Best restaurant: Troy Runner up: The Naked Crepe Bistro Best fine dining restaurant: Blomidon Inn Restaurant Runner up: Le Caveau Best pub food: Paddy’s Pub Runner up: King’s…
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A Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day

A Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day By Genevieve Allen Hearn   With Valentine’s Day coming up I have one thing on my mind…. chocolate of course! There are fantastic local chocolate options in the Valley, and they all offer something unique. Since I’ve been known to indulge in chocolate from time to time (always), I’ve curated four chocolate-covered Valentine’s Day experiences for your enjoyment!   To the Market! with Chocolate By Gabriëlle Gabriëlle started her chocolate business last year, and carries her product at The Noodle Guy and the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays. And guess what? Valentine’s Day happens to fall…
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Featurepreneur: Petit Patrie Fine Chocolate

Featurepreneur: Petit Patrie Fine Chocolate By Genevieve Allen Hearn   Gabrielle Breault has a fascinating story – one of overcoming obstacles and finding her passion. In 2017, she became the only person making bean-to-bar chocolate east of Quebec. Made in Medford, her chocolate bars offer a very different experience than eating mass produced candy bars. Much like drinking a fine wine, it requires mindfulness in order to appreciate the nuance and complexity. It took me to a whole new level of chocolate indulging!   The Grapevine (GV): What compelled you to start a chocolate making company? Gabrielle Breault (GB): I…
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The Art Spot: Melissa Sue Labrador

  The Art Spot: Melissa Sue Labrador   “Doah Aye Nibi” is the Mi’kmaq name of Melissa Sue Labrador.  From the Wildcat Community in South Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Melissa’s art is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours   WHO: I am an eighth-generation Mi’kmaq from the Kejimkujik area, a mother of 6-year-old twins whom I home-school, and an assistant birch bark canoe builder to my father, Mi’kmaq birch bark canoe builder Todd Labrador. I am a voice for Mother Earth on environmental issues, practices, and traditional ecological knowledge.  …
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