New Sights in Wine Country

Another wine season has begun and there are lots of new things to discover in wine country! By now, most of you have seen the impressive new tasting room at Luckett Vineyards and if you haven’t, it’s quite the show-stopper! With glass windows framing the stunning view of the Basin and Cape Blomidon, it’s a great setting to sip some new vintages. But Luckett Vineyards aren’t the only ones to go through some big transformations! Gaspereau Vineyards has had a facelift too with some modern interior touch-ups and an expanded retail space. Food will also start being served on their…
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Lights! Camera! Action! I was so excited when Terri Lynn Blanchard agreed to be profiled here in the Grapevine.  I have followed Terri Lynn on Facebook and think her photos are stunning and I really wanted to help promote her and her work to all my readers.  It’s summertime – what better way to encapsulate the fun times with warm weather, family, friends (and weddings & reunions etc.) than to have a professional photographer handy to capture those moments for you.  Terri Lynn Blanchard is just the photographer for the job.  I was also thrilled to write about her because…
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Feature Pet – LEXUS:

Feature Pet – LEXUS:  Lexus is a beautiful long-haired calico, female spayed who we estimate to be about 3 years old. She is very friendly with people. Wolfville Animal Hospital,   12-112 Front St., Wolfville . 542 3422

Reflections on National Aboriginal History Month

To many of us who call ourselves Canadian’s little thought is given to the history of our country prior to the arrival of a distant relative, immigrating from a distant land, sometime after the year 1600.  For those whose ancestors have lived on the same land for thousands of years, the perception of what Canada means to them, in a historical context, is a profoundly different experience… the celebrated years of settlement and westward expansion, romantic tales of pioneer adventure and discovery of ‘new lands’, is instead the story of invasion, slaughter, deceit, genocide, and the denial of the basic…
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The Landscape of Grand Pré has its own official brandmark!

This brandmark was created for the Society in partnership, and with support from, the Municipality of the County of Kings and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, and with invaluable feedback from the local community. The design reflects the pattern of the dykelands, holding back the waters of the Minas Basin and shows iconic Blomidon, the Acadian Memorial Church and farm silos. This Brandmark will be displayed on all Society material including new signage. We hope that feedback will help us tell what locals want to know and do around Grand Pré and surrounding area. All suggestions welcome! We’ll soon be…
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Camp Brigadoon

CAMP BRIGADOON “To me, camp means home.” This is how one camper summed up his experience at Camp Brigadoon, a non-profit facility on Aylesford Lake. Brigadoon hosts children, youth and families living with a chronic illness, chronic condition, or special need, giving them a chance to be themselves for a few days – not a patient, a chart full of symptoms, or ‘good little soldier’. For many who attend Brigadoon, the camp experience is not just fun, but transformational. A child at last summer’s bereavement camp explains why: “My favourite part of camp was not feeling alone and meeting people…
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Thank you to the White Rock Community Centre

The Grapevine has always enjoyed helping to promote the various events & listings found within its pages. Over the years many businesses, organizations, and groups have sent us their regular updates which we have gladly included. After all, your continued involvement strengthens the paper and helps to drive things forward. Although limited page space necessitates having to use criteria guidelines to adhere to, most often there’s at least some way to include your diverse requests. With almost every email response, we will also make sure to mention the added exposure obtained by utilizing With a combined effort, The Grapevine’s…
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Feature Pet – ZORRO

Feature Pet – ZORRO:  My name is Zorro and I am 1.5yrs old. I may only weigh 75lbs but I am a lab/pitbull mix and have the strength of a large human. I am very friendly and lovable but am in desperate need of training and obedience classes. I will not do well with other dogs or children at this time because I am still working on my manners. I will do best with an experienced dog handler who can love me back and be patient. For more information on me, contact the Nova Scotia SPCA, Kings County Branch,1285 County…
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BBQ fundraiser

On April 26, the Orchard Valley United Church youth group had a BBQ fundraiser in front of the Wolfville church. Thanks to all who purchased our hot-dogs and BBQ’ed donuts. A special thanks to the Supreme Homes construction crew who decided to support us by buying their lunches from us and topping it up with an extra donation. The Seekers youth group 

Mona Parsons Commemoration

A campaign has begun to commemorate Wolfville’s unlikely war heroine Mona Parsons.  “This project isn’t just about remembering the contributions of a community member,” says Andria Hill-Lehr, who wrote Parsons’ biography. “There are many who deserve that. This is about honouring the memory of a woman who, though she never wore a uniform or carried a gun, was willing to put her life on the line when she found herself in war zone and seized upon the only thing she could do to support the Allies in their fight against Hitler.” “The contributions of women to Canada’s historical narrative have…
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