Matt the Music Man

Matt the Music Man By Mike Butler A few months ago I hosted the Night Kitchen event and Matt The Music Man was performing. He was a complete delight to watch and listen to. Matt was kind enough to give me a copy of his new album “Everyday Superheroes,” a wonderful collection of quirky, delightful songs aimed at younger listeners. I encourage any of you with young kids to run out and pick up a copy. Very reminiscent of the Fred Penner, Sharon, Lois & Bram, and Raffi era I grew up in, Matt has taken all the musical styles…
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Mousetrap Mania: Quick As A Wink Stages Christie Classic!

Mousetrap Mania: Quick As A Wink Stages Christie Classic! By Mike Butler Just off the heels of their hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone, Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, Windsor’s local theatre company, brings their production of the world’s longest running play to the stage. Quick As A Wink Theatre Society proudly presents Dame Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, The Mousetrap, a thriller which includes dark humour, a twisting and turning plot, and an ending which has been heralded as the “biggest secret in theatre.” Picture it: England, 1952. At their country guest house, Monkswell Manor, newlyweds Giles Ralston (Ryan…
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Qigong, Meditation and Healing

Qigong, Meditation and Healing By Jack Risk The first thing I realized about qigong was that it a made me feel better. Mild depressions were lifted, moods were smoothed out, stress and fatigue seemed to drop away easily and my body was refreshed. As time went on and I began doing more qigong I came to understand that this was only the beginning. On a regular basis qigong makes me feel calmer, more cheerful, more energetic, and better able to concentrate. Emotions don’t slow me down the way they once did. However, watching what it’s done for others with more…
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March Break @ your library!

March Break @ your library! Angela J. Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator When you make plans for March Break, why not include the library? We have so many FREE events happening it will make your head spin. Our plans include escape rooms, playing with mud and slime, art classes, yoga, music, Lego, and games. We will be launching our new Be Fit Kits in Berwick and Middleton. Visit the library website at to find out all the details and to register for the ones you want to attend.

Local Libations: What to try this Season

Local Libations: What to try this Season We have a fantastic selection of local bevvy options in our region! We’ve curated a list of what to try this season. You can also check out our libations map for all the places stretched across the Valley that offer beer, cider, liquors, and liqueurs. Cheers! Meander River Farm and Brewery (Brewery) 906 Woodville Road, Ashdale What to Try: Meander River Farm & Brewery is creating cider with 100% NS apples from Davison Farms in Falmouth. With no sugar added in the process, the apple blend becomes a true expression of the…
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Yorodeo: Many Worlds March 2 – April 12, 2018

Yorodeo: Many Worlds March 2 – April 12, 2018 Exhibition opening and artist talk March 9, 7pm Yorodeo is the design and screenprint collaboration of Paul Hammond and Seth Smith. For nearly the last decade, they have been focusing their efforts on exploring the possibilities of hand-printed anaglyphic (red/blue) 3D screen-prints, most recently combining this with sculptural and video elements. They draw inspiration from comic books, science fiction, fantasy and unintentional mistakes. The exhibition, “Many Worlds,” is a collection of images, sculpture, and video which presents the viewer with fictionalized landscapes, characters, elements, and events from imagined worlds. The anaglyphic…
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Acadia Theatre Company’s must see play: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

Acadia Theatre Company’s must see play: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House By Stephanie Clervi, Acadia University student Love, loyalty, and social constraints are quintessential topics of discussion, regardless of the era. The Acadia Theatre Company (ATC) is commencing preparations for the winter semester’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, A Doll’s House. Simon Stephens, a playwright, translated the original text. With subtle changes, the characters’ anxieties are seen through a contemporary lens. The play is directed by Dr. Anna Migliarisi, a professor in Acadia University’s theatre department, who is also an actor, producer, writer, and private coach. Dr. Migliarisi’s approach…
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Squeezing the Potential: Maritime Express Cider Co. and the Annapolis Valley’s Cider Scene

Squeezing the Potential: Maritime Express Cider Co. and the Annapolis Valley’s Cider Scene By Genevieve Allen Hearn Jimi Doidge, a Hamilton native, moved to Centreville in 2016. He was drawn to the area in part because it was an apple-growing region. You see, Jimi had a dream to open a cidery one day, and he saw that there was great potential in the Annapolis Valley. In 1633 the first apple trees in Canada were planted in the Annapolis Valley, and today the region accounts for approximately 10% of Canada’s production of apples, so it’s natural that the area is becoming…
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In Review: Recent News, Events, and Happenings

In Review: Recent News, Events, and Happenings Windsor’s Integrity Cheer Empire is heading to the 2018 Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando Florida! The club’s team IO5 Co-ed won the bid to attend at a recent competition in St. John, NB. This is the first time that they will attend, and the first time that a cheer club in the Annapolis Valley has ever received the opportunity. The team is composed of athletes from all over the HRM/Valley areas including Dartmouth, Bedford, Windsor, Kentville, and Coldbrook. — The weather outside has been perfect for running, so it’s time to start setting…
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Still Curling in his Nineties: Hubert Sullivan

Still Curling in his Nineties: Hubert Sullivan Submitted Hubert Sullivan has curled for over sixty years. In the early 2000s, Hubert encouraged the use of the stick method in rock delivery. The Nova Scotia Curling Association (NSCA) dedicated the Open Division Trophy to Hubert, naming it the Sullivan Cup. On accepting the cup to be named after him, Hubert wrote to the association that he “was convinced that this would be a way to introduce the game to people with many levels of abilities and allow others to continue playing and enjoying the comradeship of this great game. This can…
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