Events

The Kitchen Party Cookbook!

The Kitchen Party Cookbook! The Grapevine Chats with Jenny Osburn Following the success of The Union Street Café Cookbook in 2015, Jenny Osburn is back with another volume of delectable dishes called The Kitchen Party Cookbook: Recipes for Potlucks, Shindigs, and Good Times in the Maritimes. Designed by award-winning letterpress artist Laura MacDonald (Deep Hollow Print) and featuring a Nova Scotia food map by Monica Beaton, The Kitchen Party Cookbook keeps the good times rolling with more than sixty fresh and fun new recipes. Joel Plaskett declares that The Kitchen Party Cookbook is “the proof in the pudding” that Nova…
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The Grapevine Deep Roots Feature Interview: Lennie Gallant

The Grapevine Deep Roots Feature Interview: Lennie Gallant By Genevieve Allen Hearn ’Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant’ stars Lennie Gallant with an amazing supporting band comprised of Sean Kemp (violin), Jeremy Gallant (keyboard and percussion), Jonathan Gallant (backing vocals, drums, percussion and mandolin) and Patricia Richard (bodhran, mandolin, banjo, and vocals). Directed by Jac Gautreau. This critically acclaimed production stars Gallant himself presenting his folk-rock/roots music, along with captivating tales in a multimedia format that utilizes stunning visual works from celebrated Prince Edward Island artist and sibling Karen Gallant. As well as the paintings,…
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Featurepreneur: A Tasty Career Transition

Featurepreneur: A Tasty Career Transition By Genevieve Allen Hearn Hillary Webb has been working tirelessly to get ready for the grand opening of her new restaurant. On September 20th you’ll be able to find Hill’s Grills Panini Press & Tea House on the corner of Cornwallis and Webster in Kentville (where the Central Café used to be located). Formerly working in the sciences, Hillary chatted with The Grapevine about her foray into the world of sandwiches, baked goods, and tea. And if her food tastes as good as it looks on the Hill’s Grills Instagram feed, the valley is in…
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Youth Engagement from the Inside

Youth Engagement from the Inside By Genevieve Allen Hearn We met at Cotton Tale Café with our babies and toddlers in tow. It felt like an interview disguised as a playdate. Or perhaps the reverse. Either way, this is how working mothers can balance their professional and domestic lives – meeting in a space where children can run, crawl or wriggle while talking over coffee and intermittently jumping out of seats to diffuse a toy theft situation. I wrote an article about youth engagement in municipal politics last September before the municipal elections. Emily Lutz and Meg Hodges were two…
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The Grapevine Q&A: Alex Cuba

The Grapevine Q&A: Alex Cuba Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; Alex has a vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. The Grapevine (GV): What was your childhood or earliest ambition? Alex Cuba (AC): There was a time in my childhood when I wanted to be a doctor, and that lasted a few years, but at the age of 14 music became important for me and I went into it full on embracing it with…
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Opening the Vaults, Acadia University Art Gallery: Alex Colville, Fête Champêtre

Opening the Vaults, Acadia University Art Gallery: Alex Colville, Fête Champêtre By Alexandra Pulchny, Collections and Outreach Assistant, Acadia University Art Gallery The Acadia University Art Gallery is proud to present one of many works by Alex Colville: Fête Champêtre. This work is on display in our current exhibition, “From the Vault, Alex Colville: Living Things,” on display until September 30. Many locals and Grapevine readers know the name Alex Colville, and are just as enthusiastic and excited to see his work on display as we are to exhibit it. In 1993, Alex Colville spoke to this particular work: “There…
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The 2017 Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) Legacy Foundation Award presented to the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia

The 2017 Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) Legacy Foundation Award presented to the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia Submitted This year the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia was the very fortunate recipient of the Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) Legacy Foundation Award for 2017. The RTO Legacy Foundation was established in 1994 with the intent of supporting sick and/or challenged children in the province of Nova Scotia. This year’s RTO Legacy Foundation funds went directly toward supporting Camp Spectrum, the Annapolis Valley chapter of Autism Nova Scotia’s summer day camp for children and youth with autism. Camp Spectrum…
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Donna Holmes Interviews The Swinging Belles

Donna Holmes Interviews The Swinging Belles By Donna Holmes We asked local singer/songwriter Donna Holmes to send along a few questions for visiting Deep Roots Festival artists The Swinging Belles. Here’s their resulting chat. Donna Holmes is a local singer/songwriter who hosts a weekly open mic, sings with the Annapolis Big Band, and directs a seasonal variety show called Broken Leg Theatre. Donna also appears as a featured artist on Let the Good News Ring: Christmas Songs from the Annapolis Valley, an album recorded with the Hupman Brothers. The Swinging Belles (Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist Duane…
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Welcome NSCC Students!

Welcome NSCC Students! Whether this is your first year at NSCC Kingstec or you are a returning student, welcome. Much like the college you have chosen, Kentville has a great deal to offer in terms of recreation, fitness, spiritual, retail, banking, and health and wellness services. The Town of Kentville offers a full slate of recreational and fitness opportunities. Drop in to Town Hall and the Recreation Department or check out our website at kentville.ca for a full schedule of events or equipment available for loan. The town will be hosting one of the Canada Cup Mountain Bike races at…
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80th World’s Fair in Tremont

80th World’s Fair in Tremont Saturday, September 2 This family-friendly agricultural event is not to be missed. Admission to the grounds is $5.00 and children under 12 enter for free. Here are a few highlights planned for the Saturday, September 2: – Horse and Oxen Pulls All Day – 9:30am: Children’s Parade – 9:30am: Light Horse Classes 9:00am (Horse Ring) – 10:30am: Pets Judging – 10:30am: Cattle Judging ( Cattle Ring) – Dinner will be served from 11:30am to 1:00pm: Adults $10.00; Children $5.00 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm: Live entertainment – 4:00pm: Men’s, Ladies & Youth Cross Cut – Supper…
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