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Banff Mountain Film Festival at Al Whittle

Join us at the Al Whittle Theatre on Tuesday, January 24th 2012 for the Banff Moun- tain Film Festival World Tour. Show starts at 7:00PM and tickets are $15 each. Get yours today at The Trail Shop, 465 Main Street Wolfville or by calling 697-3115. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and Reservations strongly recommended documentaries. The films feature a range of styles and themes, including climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture, and the environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The…
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What is a Producer-Consumer Food Market?

In late November the Chronicle Herald ran a story about the creation of a new local co-operative grocery store.  Two weeks ago while on a run up the Acadia trails, I had a chance encounter with the president and CEO of Scotian Gold Co-operative Ltd., David Cudmore.  As a follow-up to that conversation, Karen Corey, the director of Marketing & Business Development at Scotian Gold, provided further information.   JN: David mentioned that the New Minas Coop was: too big, not attracting young people and not retail focused (it was basically a wholesaler for Coop Atlantic). Older generations understand the…
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Tripalady New Year’s Eve Dance

It was near dusk when I spied the elf clambering down my drainspout, looking tired and a little hot (“It’s like the tropics around here!” he exclaimed).  Naturally, I invited him in for a cold glass of nog. “So, what are you doing in Wolfville?” I asked. “Roof checks,” he replied, waving a can of fluorescent spray paint.  “We don’t just wing it on the night, you know.  Lots of work.  Still, it’ll soon be over, and then we can kick back.  Blitzen and I are going out dancing New Year’s.  TripALady’s playing the Old O Barn here …” “Really? …
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Caleb Miles: Strange Weather

Album Review by Laura MacDonald    Caleb Miles plays with his hat low and his fire high. It is a sensory experience to hear him perform the song ‘Silver Spoon,’ a dark blues in the murder ballad vein, about a servant girl hanged for allegedly stealing a piece of prized cutlery. Picking it on his shiny National Reso-phonic steel guitar, he and the song seem to exude wet storyteller smoke and ancient outlaw wisdom. This song along with eleven others make up his new album Strange Weather, and are a stunning arsenal of dark, lyrical, playful, wickedly good songs, set…
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Fezziwig – Snow White & the Seven Dudes

Actor Thea Burton loves delving into different characters, using stereotypes to break down stereotypes, making connections between people. That energizes her. “And, where else do adults get to tap into their inner child by playing dress-up and make-believe.” She plays the storyteller in this year’s panto Snow White & the Seven Dudes. Ray Baltzer, who used to play Mr. Fezziwig, says that “the rush of seeing this overwhelmingly complex and confusing imbroglio come together in the last seven days before the curtain goes up, year after year, is enough to keep me coming back.” “So many people working on different aspects,…
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SLOW MOTION Food Film Fest returns to Al Whittle Theatre Wolfville Nova Scotia November 10-14, 2011

“This three-day festival offers cinephiles, foodies, chefs, students and food lovers from all walks of life a chance to see all kinds of films about food and wine; shorts and feature lengths films, locally produced and international favourites, new films and classics.” organizing director Michael Howell 29 FILMS, 13 COUNTRIES, FILMMAKERS ATTENDING FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. Make it a gastronomic weekend with great food from local restaurants, farm markets in Greenwich, and the Wolfville Farmers Market every Saturday morning and Wednesday evenings. Visit Atlantic Canada’s culinary epicentre here in Wolfville, NS The inaugural event (held in 2009) attracted over 1,000 participants…
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twelfth annual wayzgoose and open house

  Gaspereau Press – Printers and Publishers in Kentville, Nova Scotia – will open its doors to book lovers of all ages during its twelfth annual wayzgoose and open house. This year’s wayzgoose features wood engraver George Walker (Toronto, ON), authors Norman Ravvin (Montreal, QC) and Sean Howard (Main-à-Dieu, NS), and musician Heather Kelday. The day will begin with morning workshops in printmaking and bookbinding, an author’s salon at Wickwire House Bed & Breakfast and an offcut paper sale at the Gaspereau Press printing works. The open house takes place in the afternoon at the printing works of Gaspereau Press….
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the 2nd Annual WTF

Based on the success of the 1st Annual WTF (with one night selling out last year!) Outport productions is proud to present the 2nd Annual WTF with more great jokes, stories and the odd character  or two! OCT 20th, 8PM   The festival opens with stand up comedy …featuring Catherine Robertson, Windsor’s own Jillian Allen and the musical musings of Anna Denova.  Hosted by master storyteller Wanda Carroll. FRIDAY, OCT 21nd, 8PM  The Vajayjay Monologue is a play that asks the question “How did we go from vagina to vajayjay in 10 short years?” Written by Lindsay Burns, it has performed…
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DEEP ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL TO ENTERTAIN FOR AN 8TH YEAR September 23 – 25, 2011

  Now in its 8th year, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival, held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is all set to entertain music lovers of all ages again this year. Over 25 local, national and international musicians will perform Friday September 23 – Sunday, September 25 offering live music featuring folk, blues, pop, country, folk rock, and jazz.  The weekend festival features over 20 concerts and musical performances.  There are also workshops and a fun outdoor family concert. Most festival activities take place indoors.  Evening main-stage concerts are held in the warm and welcoming ambience of University Hall. Daytime venues,…
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Well Prepared to Ramble Album Review: Fine Felt Hat – Mike Milne

My first memory of Wolfville is a flash of a kilt and a brogue-ish chuckle; a smart-dressed man signing me up for an open mic at Paddy’s Pub on a Monday night. Mike Milne (along with a certain pony-tailed sound guy) were my first friends in town, making me feel welcome as they shouted at me over their beers. No doubt bucketloads of other ruddy-cheeked newbies have had this exact same first experience. In addition to his personable charm and earnest hospitality, Milne is a solid musician who has just dropped his first album, Fine Felt Hat. With these eleven…
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