Events

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: CHERYL BURBIDGE

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: CHERYL BURBIDGE By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Cheryl Burbidge, NDP Candidate for Kings West   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by your…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: STEPHEN SCHNEIDER

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: STEPHEN SCHNEIDER By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Stephen Schneider, the NDP Candidate for Kings South   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: LEO GLAVINE

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: LEO GLAVINE By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Leo Glavine, the Liberal Candidate for Kings West.   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by…
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East Coast Classical coming June 2–4, a festival to watch for

East Coast Classical coming June 2–4, a festival to watch for By Janet Kirkconnell Festivals are not new to Wolfville. The most recent of three major festivals (apart from the on-campus New Music Festival begun in 2007; and the International Guitar Festival), the festival of popular music, Deep Roots, The Heartbeat of the Valley as it calls itself, over ten years ago thrust its then hesitant roots into the soil of Wolfville. And has flourished. The other two have come and gone. First off was Opera East, an opera festival  and workshop with international and national participants, heady stuff while…
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Seed Library coming to Berwick and Lawrencetown Libraries

Seed Library coming to Berwick and Lawrencetown Libraries By Tim Jackson, Community Engagement Assistant Annapolis Valley Regional Library Looking for a family project that leads to healthy food choices and sustainable communities? Need seeds to finish planting your vegetable garden? Is growing vegetables new to you? We can help. Starting Tuesday, May 2, the Dr. Frank W. Morse Memorial Library in Lawrencetown and the Berwick & District Library are inviting the public to stop by and pick up a free packet of seeds, complete with planting instructions. All you have to do, is browse the packets, show us your library…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Adventure On! Family Nature Day

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Adventure On! Family Nature Day By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Over 300 environmental educators from across Canada are gathering on campus this May long weekend. Acadia is excited to be hosting The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) conference. EECOM is Canada’s only national, bilingual, and charitable network for environmental learning. They strive to ensure that Canadians are environmentally literate, engaged in stewardship, and working together to contribute to a healthy, sustainable future. Families are invited to be a part of the conference on Saturday May 20. Join us…
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Grapevine on Government: King-Hants Counts – A New Political Advocacy Group in Our Community

Grapevine on Government: King-Hants Counts – A New Political Advocacy Group in Our Community By Emily Kathan A group of citizens in the Valley have recently come together to advocate for electoral reform. You may have heard something before about proposed changes to our current “first-past-the-post” system, including multiple parties promising electoral reform in the last federal election. What would electoral reform mean? According to King’s-Hants Counts members, Carolyn Campbell, S.J. Hauer, and Bill Zimmerman, electoral reform would create a voting system “that would make Parliament more consensual, resulting in better decision making, and encouraging all citizens to become more…
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Concert Band Music in Wolfville

Concert Band Music in Wolfville Join the Wolfville New Horizons Band and the Kings Community Concert Band for an evening of Concert Band Music – Marches, Overtures, Pop Tunes, and some Classic Arrangements at 7pm on Wednesday May 10 at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Admission FREE.   Did you ever hear a community band on your travels and think, gee I wish we had one in our town. Well, we do, almost! The New Horizons Band consists of supposedly seniors (youngers have successfully snuck in) who either played a long time ago and wanted to try again, or those who…
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Openings!

Openings! The busy season is here! Our Valley is bursting with businesses opening, events happening, places to be, and things to see! Here is a selection of what’s opening for the season. Luckett Vineyards 1293 Grand Pre Road, Wolfville Opening: May 1 “Dining, shopping, tours, and tastings…The Cellar Door is open for your enjoyment from May to October. We invite you to sit and sample from our local menu while enjoying the stunning views over Blomidon and the Minas Basin from our Crush Pad Bistro daily between the hours of 11am-4pm. Looking for light fare and a glass of wine…
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Mike Uncorked: SPREADING RUMORS AROUND THE THEATRE!

Mike Uncorked: SPREADING RUMORS AROUND THE THEATRE! By Mike Butler First, I want to thank Edalene Theatre and CentreStage Theatre for putting on two shows with very catchy titles… it made my job of thinking up a title for this article that much easier. The wonderful world of Valley community theatre is alive and well with so many shows coming your way. Check out the ValleyEvents.ca website for all the theatre and music shows going on and certainly the theatre listings in your Grapevine is a good place to check as well. I want to tell you about two exceptional…
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