Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

The Dome Chronicles: A Dark Secret Unearthed

The Dome Chronicles: A Dark Secret Unearthed By Garry Leeson In 1972, a boxcar from Toronto containing a menagerie of farm animals and an eager young couple pulled into the station platform in Kingston, Nova Scotia. They were bound for a deserted hundred-acre farm on the South Mountain, determined to preserve the foundations of farmsteads past while constructing a geodesic dome. They were pioneers of the future, armed with respect for tradition and an irrepressible sense of humour. They didn’t call themselves farmers. They were back-to-the-landers. Farming was industry and their calling was sustainability. Over the next forty years, through…
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20 Ways to Get Outdoors This Summer

20 Ways to Get Outdoors This Summer By Genevieve Allen Hearn Looking for ways to enjoy the warmer weather? We compiled a list of hikes, bikes, swims, and outdoor experiences from Windsor to Kingston. All suggestions are family friendly – why not try one of these ideas with your pops on Fathers’ Day? 1. Hike It Baby, Wolfville This non-profit organization is dedicated to connecting families to nature with birth to school age children. Weekly walks rotate between toddler paced hikes and baby carrier adult paced hikes. To find out about hikes, join the “Hike It Baby Wolfville” Facebook group….
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Wayfarers’ Ale Society: Another Successful Addition to the Port Williams’ Historic River Business Community

Wayfarers’ Ale Society: Another Successful Addition to the Port Williams’ Historic River Business Community WAYFARERS’ ALE SOCIETY at the Wharf in Port Williams celebrates its official opening together with Canada’s 150 birthday on July 1st. The brewery, located next to the historic Port Williams Wharf, opened its doors last summer after completing a purpose-built brewery, retail shop and upstairs Tap Room with deck and a vista across the river. The Tap Room also serves light food and offers tours and beer sampling. The story behind Wayfarers’ Ale is a classic tale of local success. One of how a small group…
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Tidal Bay

Tidal Bay By N.Neslihan Ivit, M.Sc. Vinifera European Viticulture and Enology winesofnesli.com Tidal Bay is the emblematic white wine of Nova Scotia which comes from the vineyards of this province. Only 12 wineries produce Tidal Bay. They ferment the grapes of Nova Scotia, produce it within the standards of the appellation, pass through the quality control of the tasting panel, bottle with love, and pour into your glasses with pride. For three years, these wineries have been coming together to launch their freshly bottled Tidal Bays with a tasty event organized by Wines of Nova Scotia and called 12 Tides….
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Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2017-18 Series

Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2017-18 Series By Peter Smith The Acadia Performing Arts Series has announced its 2017-18 Series. The ten-performance line-up features wonderful classical music, plus amazing variety, with special performances for Canada150 including folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie. Theatre, ballet, and perennial favourites, Symphony Nova Scotia, will all help to enliven the cultural scene in Wolfville. The season opens in September with New Voices: Earthquakes and Islands, a unique program from Debut Atlantic which combines new music with striking images. If you like the cello, Ô-Celli in October is for you – it’s a cello octet! In November,…
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Coming Soon: An Art Gallery in Kentville

Coming Soon: An Art Gallery in Kentville By Genevieve Allen Hearn Expanding creative enterprise is one of the calls to action in ONE Nova Scotia’s *Now or Never* report. The report states, “Recent studies link the arts, culture and the creative sectors to positive impacts in employment, community development and social inclusion and well-being.” It also acknowledges that many young people are drawn to the creative sector, while stressing the importance of mobilizing creative youth. Sasha Nelson is a graduate of the Master of Fine Art degree program from the University of Waterloo, the Bachelor of Fine Art degree program…
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Who’s Who: Diana Shelley

Who’s Who: Diana Shelley By Mike Butler Have you ever had that moment where you’ve seen a face for years, interacted with that face, and felt like you knew that person, but actually could not make the connection when that person and you shared a half a dozen emails because you never knew their name? It wasn’t until Diana Shelley sent me her photo for this profile that the light bulb in my little brain came on and EUREKA, I made the connection of DIANA being the lady I’ve served coffee too (small coffee in the square bottom cup) for…
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Smokin’ Blues Fest 7 and Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival “5th Year Bash”

Smokin’ Blues Fest 7 and Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival “5th Year Bash” By Jay Chetwynd Music saves lives. Music sheds glowing light on the darkest of days. For many, music is life. The direct connection between music and mental health is immeasurable. While some people use music to motivate themselves at the gym, or pass the time while driving, others use it as a lighthouse of hope on the rocky shores of their mental illness. For some folks, it’s simply listening to music that eases the pain. For many, it’s actually writing and playing music that really encompasses…
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Quick As A Wink Theatre does The Music Man!

Quick As A Wink Theatre does The Music Man! By Mike Butler Following a very successful run of the musical Grease in early 2017, Quick As A Wink Theatre Society (QAAW) in Windsor is ready to tackle its next big Broadway musical. This time The Music Man is making its way to the local theatre stage. This classic musical, first produced on Broadway in 1957, won five Tony awards, including Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances entertaining audiences of all ages. The show’s success led to revivals, including a long-running 2000 Broadway revival, a popular Academy-Award winning 1962 film…
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Beauty and the Beast: A Tale as Old as Time

Beauty and the Beast: A Tale as Old as Time By Mike Butler Northeast Kings Education Centre (NKEC) is geared up, made up, and dressed up in Disney duds and ready for YOU to be their guest as they present Disney’s acclaimed stage production of Beauty and the Beast! This timeless, magical tale of love about the inner beauty in all of us has been in rehearsals for many months with some early hiccups caused by work-to-rule. But with all that behind them, the students of NKEC can’t wait to show off their talents and months of hard work. With…
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