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The Women of Wolfville are Ready to Celebrate Care Giving

The Women of Wolfville are Ready to Celebrate Care Giving By Wendy Elliott The Wolfville of Wolfville (WOW) believe that caring connects everyone. The town’s unique community theatre group has built its 15th annual collective creation, Got Your Back!, on the theme of care giving. “Care giving embodies kindness and empathy, which are both at the core of the human experience,” says Acadia University student Alisha Christie. Christie is one of five community development students that have joined the WOW network of over 300 women across the Valley. Actor and writer Gail Salmon says, “we all forget that caring is…
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In Review: Recent Happenings, News, and Events

In Review: Recent Happenings, News, and Events On February 19, KingsAero Tech broke ground on a new hangar. For aviation enthusiasts in Kings County, this marks the resurgence of opportunity since the closure of the Waterville Airport. Karl Deter and Gordon Squires formed KingsAero Tech in 2017 and now they’ve got big plans for the new facility. “Our goal is to be the best and most professional private aviation maintenance facility in the Maritimes,” they say in a release. The plans also include the Atlantic School of Sky Diving setting up shop at the site sometime in the near future….
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The Dome Chronicles: Forget it, Goose Man.

The Dome Chronicles: Forget it, Goose Man. 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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The Heart of the Community: Andrea Leeson Retires from Kingston Library

The Heart of the Community: Andrea Leeson Retires from Kingston Library By Emily Leeson Around the time that I started at Kingston Elementary School, my mother, Andrea Leeson, took a job at the Kingston Library. We’d been frequent visitors to the library, which back then was situated upstairs in a house on Victoria Avenue. The branch manager, who was looking towards her own retirement at the time, had noted my mother’s keen interest in books and suggested that Andrea apply for the job. She did, and she got it. It was a nice fit for her, and a nice fit…
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Advice for New Parents in the Annapolis Valley: You Didn’t Ask, But We’ll Take the Opportunity to Tell You Anyhow

Advice for New Parents in the Annapolis Valley: You Didn’t Ask, But We’ll Take the Opportunity to Tell You Anyhow We asked ourselves and our readers what new parents in this beautiful Valley need to know. Here’s some of what we heard back — Check out our facebook page for more great tidbits of advice. “I found maternity leave to be quite an isolating experience, so I tried to find one thing that would get me out of the house every day. My favourite activity was going for hikes with the Hike It Baby Wolfville group. Once a week the…
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Suzie LeBlanc in the Garden Room

Suzie LeBlanc in the Garden Room By Janet Kirkconnell An Acadian by heritage, internationally renowned soprano and actress Suzie LeBlanc will be giving a recital on April 15 at 2pm as part of the Sunday Music in the Garden Room chamber music series in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on the Acadia campus. She will be performing with Simon Docking, piano. To single out two of this very fine musician’s many accomplishments: Suzie LeBlanc is founder and artistic director of Le Nouvel Opera in Montreal, a company that since the year 2000 has been bringing classical opera, from baroque…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Garden: Welcoming New Family Members!

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Garden: Welcoming New Family Members! By Adrien Rawley Not far from where I sit, beneath warm grow lights, nestled together on carts, a small miracle is taking place. A miracle that never, ever ceases to amaze me. Since November of 2017 our loving team of volunteers and greenhouse and gardening staff have been working towards the coming of this particular spring with great excitement. Many months ago the first steps were taken to introduce new members to the family of native plants found within the gates of the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. While…
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Roasted Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing 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 (Makes 4 servings) These days, beautiful local greens are showing up everywhere! From perky microgreens grown by Thatch Patch Family Farm, to full-sized heads of mizuna and bags of baby lettuces from Grafton Greenhouses, you might think spring had come extra early this year at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market. Here’s a…
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Mike Uncorked: Garrett Mason Concert Hits the Valley

Mike Uncorked: Garrett Mason Concert Hits the Valley By Mike Butler Folks, there’s a show coming to Wolfville that needs to be on everyone’s must-see list! Are you in the market for a great night of entertainment? Well, all you have to do is literally get into the market, the Wolfville Farmers’ Market that is! On Saturday April 7 at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market you can treat your ears to the magnificent sounds of Garrett Mason and his special guests Mike and Maggie of Chasing Blue. This is going to be an epic show, sponsored by Festiville and The Union…
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Why See A Yoga Therapist?

Why See A Yoga Therapist? By Loreen Keddy Yoga is already well-known for its many health benefits, but have you heard about the emerging field of yoga therapy? Yoga therapy is a whole-body approach to healing that often has amazing results. Here is why you should consider seeing a yoga therapist as part of your wellness goals. 1) Move better, feel better Your patterns of movement are influenced by your daily life, activities, age, and your health. It is these patterns that can lead to dysfunction and physical weakness, and manifest as pain, tingling, and tightness in your body. Yoga…
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