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“Carey Me: Supporting Palliative Care in the Home” Fundraiser

“Carey Me: Supporting Palliative Care in the Home” Fundraiser: “Remember These: Pre-Loved Holiday Decoration Sale” Saturday, November 12; Port Williams Community Center; 10am-3pm Bill Carey lived his final days as he wished, at home surrounded by family and friends. In 2004, Bill’s wife and daughter started “Carey Me,” a charitable fund whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to individuals with life-limiting illnesses who, like Bill, choose to be cared for in the comfort of their own home. Since 2004, “Carey Me” volunteers and community partners have raised $285,000 through fundraising events and memorial gifts, and have provided financial support…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Cat-Tail Pickles

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Cat-Tail Pickles Melanie Priesnitz I was not a child to play with swords. I much preferred making dandelion soup, so I have only recently discovered how much fun having a fencing duel with cat-tails can be. If done at the right time of the year you get the added bonus of covering your opponent with either fluff or pollen. I have lately found myself with a surplus of cat-tails and am discovering all sorts of uses for them – there are a plethora. Typha latifolia, commonly known as cat-tail is a common…
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The Grapevine Devour Picks

The Grapevine Devour Picks: Devour! Street Food Party Robie Tufts Park Thursday, November 3, 4pm-8pm Participating trucks include Gecko Bus, Cheesecurds, Donair Trailer, Nomad Gourmet, and T-Dogs. Participating vendors include Carl’s Independent, Frais Catering, Tap Root Farms, Julian’s Feel Good Food, Union Street Cafe, The Noodle Guy, Le Caveau, and Cake Lady. Shorts Program: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner Al Whittle Theatre Friday, November 5, 12:30pm-2pm With “Food First, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Sunday Lunch, So Good To See You, Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date, Home Suite Home”, and “The Cannoli”. Price: $15 Bitters Workshop with Jeffrey Van Horne &…
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Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery

Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery Scott Campbell This year was the 10th anniversary of the Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner at LeCaveau. This fantastic dinner is presented alongside the famous wines of Domaine de Grande Pré Winery and one other local winery. This year the rising star of the Valley vineyards – Lightfoot and Wolfville – was featured as the second winery in this exclusive wine and dining event. Our evening started off with an Amuse of BC Albacore Tuna Tartare served with hazelnuts, tamari, caramelized ginger, and cilantro. The…
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WHO’S WHO: Jason Lynch – A Grand Chef in his own Domaine!

WHO’S WHO: Jason Lynch – A Grand Chef in his own Domaine! Mike Butler Three or four times a year, my partner Ian and I like to go out for a very formal dinner. We dress up (shirts and ties and non-Coverse shoes) and we take our time with the meal … it’s a big deal for us! We eat together all the time but these special occasions are something we both look forward to. This year, for our 6th Anniversary, we chose to dine at Le Caveau, part of the Domaine de Grand Pre Winery. It was August 21…
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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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