Events

Valley Hike for Hospice raises $20,000 during National Hospice Palliative Care Week

Valley Hike for Hospice raises $20,000 during National Hospice Palliative Care Week By Dale Sanford valleyhospice.ca On May 6, 2018 the Annapolis Valley proudly joined other communities across Canada for the sixth annual Hike for Hospice, raising over $20,000 for the Valley Hospice Foundation and a new volunteer program to serve the Valley. Hike for Hospice marked the start of National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. The theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh!” draws from the concept of the international Compassionate Communities movement and encourages us to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and…
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Uncommon Common Art 2018 to Include New Mural by Ericka Walker

Uncommon Common Art 2018 to Include New Mural by Ericka Walker Submitted Well-known artist, printmaker, and NSCAD professor Ericka Walker is taking part in this year’s Uncommon Common Art exhibition. Walker first participated in Uncommon Common Art in 2016, when she painted a large mural on the side of Taproot Farm’s building in Canning, NS. The 2016 mural weds images of early twentieth-century farm equipment used in the area with poetic words from a local farmer’s wife of the same era. This time the artist, assisted by three Nova Scotia-based emerging artists, will be creating a mural that is inspired…
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Charke-Cormier Duo Release Debut Album: Ex Tempore

Charke-Cormier Duo Release Debut Album: Ex Tempore By Jeremy VanSlyke Leaf Music is pleased to announce the release of Ex Tempore from the Charke-Cormier Duo. This is the first release for the Nova Scotia ensemble. Prominent musicians and Acadia University faculty Derek Charke (flute) and Eugene Cormier (guitar) produced the album in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Derek Charke and Eugene Cormier formed the Charke-Cormier Duo several years ago, culminating in a debut recital at the KC Irving Centre in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This sonorous union of flute and guitar continues to charm audiences across the Maritimes. Their repertoire includes many of…
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The LYNNeS to Perform at the Al Whittle Theatre on May 18

The LYNNeS to Perform at the Al Whittle Theatre on May 18 The Grapevine recently had the opportunity to catch up with The LYNNeS (Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson) and ask them about their musical inspirations and histories: The Grapevine: What was your childhood or earliest ambition? Lynne Hanson: I wanted to be a writer. I was a voracious reader as a kid, and the idea of spending all day every day making a living with words seemed like the perfect life. Lynn Miles: To sing. GV: What is your favourite song and when did you first hear it? Lynne…
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The Annual Woodville Chicken Barbecue Set for Sunday, May 27

The Annual Woodville Chicken Barbecue Set for Sunday, May 27 Hosted by Boates Farms on 432 Bligh Road in Woodville, this annual fundraiser supporting the Woodville Community Centre has been a local tradition for 47 years. This event typically draws over 3000 diners to eat at picnic tables set throughout the orchard. The chickens are barbecued over an open pit, potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, and rolls are served, cider is offered, and, if the timing is right, the orchard’s fresh blossoms set the scene. This year The Mighty Oak String Band will be playing all day, and a bouncy castle…
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“Fifties Finery Junior Style”

“Fifties Finery Junior Style” By Kate MacInnes-Adams In 1950, the theme for the seventeenth Apple Blossom Festival was “Get aboard, we’ll go far off.” Princess Middleton was Elizabeth Anderson, and Queen Annapolisa was Olive Lewis of Digby. A six year old Carolyn Clark donned this dress as the Junior Attendant for Princess Middleton. In June of 2016, Carolyn Pope took the time to share her story and the story of the dress with the Kings County Museum in her own words: “The girls in the back are Virginia Cone on the left and June Bowlby on the top right. Bottom…
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Who’s Who: Hillary Webb and Hill’s Grills

Who’s Who: Hillary Webb and Hill’s Grills By Mike Butler Hillary Webb and I have a magnificent history! Hillary has been my co-star in some terrific ensemble plays (including Jump!, Rent, Death of a Salesman, and Lauren’s Vale), she has been my romantic leading lady, although some would say I was more woman than she was (Leading Ladies), and I have had the pleasure of directing Hillary in Grease. But the most pleasurable part of our history is our friendship and love for one another. I adore this very talented woman. For years behind the scenes of these productions, Hillary…
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Children of Eden Will Be Fun

Children of Eden Will Be Fun By Wendy Elliott Kentville’s St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets will soon present a life-sized Noah’s ark, rainbows, amazing animal puppets and costumes, and a cast of over 100. Music and colour will fill the air as the troupe brings Children of Eden to Wolfville. Children of Eden is a two-act musical with music and lyrics written by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird. First performed in 1991, the musical is based on the Book of Genesis. The first act tells the story of Adam and Eve and the brothers Cain and Abel. The…
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Apple Blossom: Japanese Style

Apple Blossom: Japanese Style Laura Churchill Duke After graduating from Acadia, I lived in Japan for three years. I lived in an area at the base of Mt. Fuji, on the Pacific Ocean, and you couldn’t get much more beautiful than that. The Japanese people love festivals and any opportunity to come together with friends and neighbours for a celebration. One of the most famous celebrations happens in March when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. This is called O-hanami or “going to see the flowers.” Friends, family, and coworkers gather by the hundreds in parks for a picnic beneath…
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Greatest Patchwork Picnic Ever!

Greatest Patchwork Picnic Ever! Sunday May 27 Victoria Park Bandstand Thomas Street, Windsor A huge picnic for West Hants friends and neighbours, rain or shine! Bring your basket of goodies, a great picnic blanket, and all the family! Enjoy the games, live music, and the Avon Community Farm Market with your community. Tea, coffee and water are available. Parking at the Baptist Church and pool, accessible parking at the community centre. A pet-free event (service dogs are welcome). This is a Happy Community Project Celebration! Let’s get to know our neighbours! Share the fun! The Happy Community Project aims to…
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