Events

A Talk and Book Signing with Jonathan White

A Talk and Book Signing with Jonathan White, author of TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean   Friday, July 14, noon-2pm, Auditorium, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Expert mariner and marine conservationist Jonathan White spent four consecutive summers visiting the Bay of Fundy region during his research on tides. Now he is returning to promote his new book, TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean (Trinity University Press 2017). White will be sharing his insights on why the Bay of Fundy is a teaching ground and critical to understanding what global warming means for our coastlines. In…
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An Evening at the Inn

An Evening at the Inn By Emily Leeson On the back deck of the Blomidon Inn, the last bits of sunshine are breaking through the receding clouds. Mike Laceby, the inn keeper, is welcoming guests and Jean-Benoit Deslauriers is pouring his first selection of Benjamin Bridge wines for the evening. Somewhere in the kitchen, Chef Nelson Penner is likely carefully situating a few locally-foraged morels onto plates. It’s a rare night out for Jesse and me. The stars have aligned: a last minute babysitter was found, and we’ve promised to be home by ten. How could we pass this up?…
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The Art Spot: Maud Arthur Herbert

The Art Spot: Maud Arthur Herbert Maud’s work is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours.   WHO: My name is Maud Arthur Herbert. I have spent a lot of my life travelling and exploring, trying to find my place in the world. I am a mother of two amazing kids, and two equally amazing step-kids. I have always been creatively inclined, but recently I’ve been taking advantage of any rare opportunities of ‘kid-free’ time to work on my painting. WHAT: I mostly work with Acrylic paint on canvas and…
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The Travelling Wineberries: A Little Nova Scotia Goes a Long Way

The Travelling Wineberries: A Little Nova Scotia Goes a Long Way The tourist season in Nova Scotia has begun! The vineyards and wineries are open and busy, the Magic Wine Bus is on the roads, and visitors from all over are arriving daily in the Annapolis Valley. As locals we see them arrive and enjoy our inns, restaurants, galleries, shops, and shows. But when they leave, what do they take with them? What memories or experiences stick with our visitors long after they’ve headed back home? A happenstance meeting with some wine region tourists offered a little glimpse into the…
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Learn to Vibe Concert: Soul Brother Mike and Crissi Cochrane

Learn to Vibe Concert: Soul Brother Mike and Crissi Cochrane   By Mike Butler   Last year, I had the pleasure of writing a Who’s Who profile about a young, incredible musician named Crissi Cochrane and I promised to let you readers know the next time she was coming to the Valley for a show. Well, here it is! On July 6, in the Al Whittle Theatre’s STUDIO Z, Crissi and her husband Michael Paul (aka Soul Brother Mike), will rock the room. Soul Brother Mike has just released a new album called *Learn to Vibe* that he’ll be promoting…
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Founder of Modern Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Coming to Wolfville

Founder of Modern Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Coming to Wolfville By Angie Oriana Jenkins, ‘Wolfville’s Belly Dancing Herbalist’ Back in my early days of belly dance (mid 90s), I took a break from more traditional forms of Classical Egyptian belly dance and became enamored with the emerging Tribal Fusion style that was being developed in San Francisco. Having a best friend who lived there, I visited the area a few times and made sure to get in as many classes and performances as I could with the pioneers of this new movement. There was this funky little Mediterranean restaurant I…
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The Grapevine Chats with Ami McKay & Ken Schwartz about Nothing Less!

The Grapevine Chats with Ami McKay & Ken Schwartz about Nothing Less! By Emily Leeson The 2017 outdoor summer season Two Planks and a Passion Theatre production at Ross Creek features a world premiere of Nothing Less!, cowritten by novelist Ami McKay and Artistic Director Ken Schwartz as the Theatre Off The Grid MainStage production. *Nothing Less!* follows Canadian women during the Great War as they knit their bit, bought Victory bonds, and kept the home fires burning. Yet they still didn’t have the vote. Set during the spring of 1918, the show is a moving tale of an intrepid…
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Uncorked: Marion Bridge Returns to the Valley

Uncorked: Marion Bridge Returns to the Valley By Mike Butler Marion Bridge, the place, might not be much to look at. It’s a Canadian rural community in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The community is named for the eponymous bridge that crosses the Mira River, Marion Bridge, being approximately midway between the river’s source in Grand Mira and its discharge point at Mira Gut. The current concrete highway bridge was constructed in 1982 as a replacement for an older bridge, which collapsed after an accident involving a snowplow. And that about sums it up! But in 1998, renowned local…
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20 Ways to Get Outdoors This Summer

20 Ways to Get Outdoors This Summer By Genevieve Allen Hearn Looking for ways to enjoy the warmer weather? We compiled a list of hikes, bikes, swims, and outdoor experiences from Windsor to Kingston. All suggestions are family friendly – why not try one of these ideas with your pops on Fathers’ Day? 1. Hike It Baby, Wolfville This non-profit organization is dedicated to connecting families to nature with birth to school age children. Weekly walks rotate between toddler paced hikes and baby carrier adult paced hikes. To find out about hikes, join the “Hike It Baby Wolfville” Facebook group….
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Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2017-18 Series

Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2017-18 Series By Peter Smith The Acadia Performing Arts Series has announced its 2017-18 Series. The ten-performance line-up features wonderful classical music, plus amazing variety, with special performances for Canada150 including folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie. Theatre, ballet, and perennial favourites, Symphony Nova Scotia, will all help to enliven the cultural scene in Wolfville. The season opens in September with New Voices: Earthquakes and Islands, a unique program from Debut Atlantic which combines new music with striking images. If you like the cello, Ô-Celli in October is for you – it’s a cello octet! In November,…
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