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Luxe Leek and Squash Chowder with Bacon and Cheese

Luxe Leek and Squash Chowder with Bacon and Cheese 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 Luxe Leek and Squash Chowder with Bacon and Cheese This luxurious soup is one of the best I’ve ever made, an enticing combination of silky leeks and chunks of lovely sweet squash with sharp, rich cheese and…
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What’s growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Outdoor Art

What’s growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Outdoor Art By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Nature can be a splendid source of inspiration for both arts and crafts. Children and adults alike find joy in gathering natural items from the great outdoors to use in art projects. I love making gnome houses out of sticks and twigs for others to discover in the forest and I’ve been known to collect the odd stone or two (hundred) to use for future creations. If you’re a regular walker of Acadia’s Woodland Trails you may have stumbled upon some of the outdoor…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens A Night of Light

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens A Night of Light By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist   As daylight saving time ends and we shift to days of less sunshine, many of us have a natural tendency to hibernate. This can be a welcome change for those of us who love the darkness. (Each year I long for the day when I can put the garden to bed and cozy up by the fire for a quieter season.) For some however, the change to darker days can be a challenge. A great way to fight the winter blues is…
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Sunday Music in the Garden Room: Pianist Jane Coop, November 19

Sunday Music in the Garden Room: Pianist Jane Coop, November 19 By Janet Kirkconnell   Elegant, experienced, and brilliant are words that describe pianist Jane Coop. Renowned for her appealing performance style, she has consistently been praised for her capacity to graciously carry the sensitivity and spirit of the music she plays to her listeners.   The Sunday Music in the Garden Room recital at 2pm on November 19 is part of the concert tour Jane Coop is making this fall throughout BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada with her new program Piano Giants: Beethoven and Rachmaninov.  She will also…
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Congratulations to the Taste of Nova Scotia winners!

Congratulations to the Taste of Nova Scotia winners! The winners of The Taste of Nova Scotia Awards were announced at the Devour Film Food Festival on October 26. The Grapevine would like to extend a huge congratulations to Benjamin Bridge, recipient of the ‘Producer of the Year’ award, and Annapolis Cider Company, recipient of the ‘Product of the Year’ award for their Something Different ciders. Way to go!

The Dome Chronicles: If This House Could Speak

The Dome Chronicles: If This House Could Speak By Garry Leeson   Beginning at the outskirts of the town of Berwick, a road winds its way up the South Mountain past a small community hall that announces that you have entered Windermere. Across the road, almost hidden under a canopy of mature trees, stands a stately farmhouse. It once stood naked in the centre of a patchwork of cleared fields, but now a comforting green growth of forest surrounds and envelops it. It’s an old house, built in 1875 but remodelled and added to in 1908 when the Kinnie family…
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Who’s Who: Chantel Peng, Music to Our Ears!

Who’s Who: Chantel Peng, Music to Our Ears! By Mike Butler   Even after almost nine years of writing these columns for The Grapevine, I am still overwhelmed when people approach me with such genuinely nice feedback about my writing. I love what I do and to know people enjoy it makes it so much more pleasurable. One day at work a lady came in and waited for about 25 minutes for me to be free from customers so she could tell me all about her very talented daughter who had a show coming up, asking me to help promote…
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Canadian Military Wives Choir

  Canadian Military Wives Choir By Hannah Scholz   When the Canadian Military Wives Choir, from CFB Greenwood, found out in February of 2017 they would be going to Toronto in September, there was disbelief and excitement. The new choir, established in the fall of 2016 by Darcy Gaudette, hoped for big things, but nothing close to the Invictus Games. At the time, the Greenwood choir was the only Atlantic choir and the responsibility to represent Atlantic Canada rested heavily on the shoulders of each choir member.   Farrah Prosper, choir member since October 2016, has lived in Greenwood for…
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The Q&A: 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Mike Adamson

The Q&A: 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Mike Adamson   Colonel Mike Adamson assumed command of 14 Wing Greenwood on July 20, 2017. The Grapevine recently had the chance to ask Colonel Adamson how it’s going. Here’s our Q&A:   The Grapevine (GV): You and your family have called the Annapolis Valley home before, and you’ve now returned as wing commander — what about the Annapolis Valley were you most looking forward to upon your return? Colonel Adamson: Although our roots are in Ottawa, my family and I have called the Annapolis Valley home for 14 of the last 22…
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Valley Family Fun: Remembrance Day Activities for Kids

Valley Family Fun: Remembrance Day Activities for Kids By Laura Churchill Duke, info@valleyfamilyfun.ca   Kids are never too young to learn about the importance of Remembrance Day. I have a lot of craft ideas on my Pinterest page, which you can find at pinterest.ca/lachurchmouse/remembrance-day.   For children aged 6 and older, I have developed a Remembrance Day scavenger hunt for Kings County. For this hunt, you have to drive to various towns and villages in the county to look at the war memorials. There is a chart to fill out with names of those who died, as well as a…
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