Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Kaelyn’s Book Club

Kaelyn’s Book Club Regan Alford Wee Ones – “Yummy Yucky” by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick Press, recommended reading age 0-3). Spaghetti is yummy, but worms – and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention – are definitely yucky when tasted. “Yummy Yucky” stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect. Little Ones – “More Pies!” by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko (Scholastic Canada, recommended reading age 3-8). Samuel has woken up hungry and it seems that nothing can satisfy him. Luckily, there’s a pie-eating contest in…
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The Greenwood Players Present Sleeping Beauty

The Greenwood Players Present Sleeping Beauty The Greenwood Players are celebrating their 60th year of presenting well-crafted, entertaining stage productions. On November 29, they kick off their season with “Sleeping Beauty” which runs until December 3.  It will be performed as a traditional pantomime complete with audience participation, quirky songs, and the ugliest “broad” you’ve ever seen! The cast and crew are busy working away at developing this wonderfully imaginative script into a polished production. Under the direction of the gifted Jeffery Pocock, whose set design is possibly his most elaborate to date, “Sleeping Beauty” takes on all the elements…
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Dinner Out: The Port Pub Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner with Planter’s Ridge Winery

Dinner Out: The Port Pub Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner with Planter’s Ridge Winery Scott Campbell I seem to be spending a lot of time in Port Williams lately. Between new breweries and distilleries opening up and fantastic restaurants that have been there for a while – I keep finding myself drawn back to “the Port” for many delicious and tantalizing reasons. Last week The Port Pub Bistro gave me yet another reason to go back. The Port Pub Bistro presented an intimate dinner with Chef Charlie Burtt, and exclusive wine pairings with Planter’s Ridge Sommelier, Gabrielle Pope, to a room…
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Kaelyn’s Book Club By Regan Alford

Kaelyn’s Book Club By Regan Alford Wee Ones – “Eek! Halloween!” by Sandra Boynton (Workman Publishing Co, recommended reading age 0-4) Uh-oh! The chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!” Little Ones – “Mercy Watson-Princess in Disguise” by Kate DiCamillo & Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick Press, recommended reading age 6-9) When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into…
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Family Fun in the Valley: Haunted Houses and Kids

Family Fun in the Valley: Haunted Houses and Kids By Laura Churchill Duke, Valley Family Fun There are a lot of haunted houses happening in the Valley this Halloween! Hantsport, Greenwich, and Kentville are all hosting them, and proceeds go for a great cause. Before you go, make sure your kids are ready for it. We had a terrible parenting moment last year when we forced our kids through the haunted house, thinking it would get better. It didn’t. Talk to your kids before you go and make sure they really want to go. Before you go in, make sure…
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Featurepreneur: Ruby Throated Records Releases a Second Compilation Album

Featurepreneur: Ruby Throated Records Releases a Second Compilation Album By Genevieve Allen Hearn The second compilation album from Ruby Throated Records, “This Place: Songs From the Annapolis Valley” has 10 tracks about the region we call home. The Grapevine asked Kimberly Matheson, founder of Ruby Throated Records, a few questions about her local business and latest project. What compelled you to start Ruby Throated Records? My first project was “Let The Good News Ring: Christmas Songs From The Annapolis Valley” in 2015. I suggested the project to Ryan and Scott Hupman and we agreed it could be a lot of fun….
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Where to get a Scare this Halloween

Where to get a Scare this Halloween Visit valleyevents.ca for more info about times and tickets! KENTVILLE The Infirmary of Lost Souls In the basement of the Post Office at 495 Main Street Kentville Friday and Saturday Nights, 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 21, 22, 28, 29 $10 per person / $25 per family Visit the haunted hallways if you dare. All Proceeds from this terrifying experience will benefit Open Arms and Misfit Manor Dog Rescue. — HANTSPORT Haunted Churchill House Presents Once Upon A Nightmare Hantsport Memorial Community Centre October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29: 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 30:…
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Art Gallery

Ronald Deibert, founder and director of the renowned Citizen Lab, will be the H.T. Reid Lecturer at Acadia University Dr. Deibert’s lecture, “War in the World Brain,” is based on his bestselling book, “Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace,” in which he explores how the digital technologies that have innovated global communication also create spaces for digital security threats emanating from criminal enterprises, corporations, and state governments. Acadia University’s H.T. Reid Lecture series, a collaboration of the Department of History and Classics and the Department of Politics, was established in 1958 in order to give the opportunity to an…
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Return to the Garden Room

Return to the Garden Room By Thomas Clahane The first weekend of fall also brought with it the first concert of the season in the Sunday Garden Room series. One of the hallmarks of the Garden Room concerts in the past has been the diversity of classical genres that are presented, and this opening concert featured Art Song. It proved a perfect platform to feature the strong tenor voice of former Acadia music student Marcel d’Entrement and pianist Dakota Scott-Digout. Art Song is a short piece for solo voice, based on a literary text, supported by classical composition, and performed…
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Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell: Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor

Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell:  Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor Written by Susan Glaspell Directed by Anna Migliarisi Dates: November 16-19 and 23-26; Time: 7:30pm; Location: Lower Denton Theatre, Acadia University; Tickets: available at Acadia Box Office (902-542-5500) or at the door; Cost: $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, $7 for groups of 8 or more Writer, theatre producer, actress, and feminist Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) is largely known for her 1916 one-act play “Trifles” which is based on an actual murder case she covered during her stint as a journalist. But Glaspell was also a principal player in the American avant-garde…
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