Events

The Devour Chef Interview: Peter McKenna



The Devour Chef Interview: Peter McKenna Peter McKenna started his career in rural Ireland in the mid-1990s and went on to train in the kitchens of renowned chefs in the Netherlands, London, Sydney, Dublin and Glasgow. He spent four years travelling the world as the personal chef of a Saudi sheik and two years on the yacht of a Russian oligarch. Chef Peter opened The Gannet restaurant four years ago with business partner Ivan Stein to critical acclaim. They quickly gathered a reputation as one of Glasgow’s leading restaurants. Having a firm focus on seasonal Scottish produce with solid links…
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Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir By Emily Leeson This season the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will use their voices to draw out the theme of ‘home’: what it means to find a home, to be at home, and to support others in making a home. During the first concert of their season, “Shall We Dream,” set for October 21 and 22 at the Horton High School Performance Centre, the choir will sport T-shirts produced by recent Horton High grad Mollie Symons, aimed at raising funds for Doctors Without Borders. The “Shall We Dream” concert will share the…
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WHERE TO GET YOUR SCARE!

WHERE TO GET YOUR SCARE! Valley Ghost Walk Windsor Stage Show Presented by the Quick As A Wink Theatre Society and Valley Ghost Walks, this event has gradually expanded to include multiple locations throughout the area, showcasing haunted historical tidbits from Kentville, Wolfville, Hall’s Harbour, and Windsor. Presented throughout the summer and fall as a walking tour around the town, Ghost walks are a creatively spooky way to enjoy a memorable history lesson. The stage version features the same ghostly visitors all in one place, led with charm and style by Jerome the Gravekeeper, just in time for Halloween. Showtime:…
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New Exhibits for Bob Hainstock

New Exhibits for Bob Hainstock Submitted   Nova Scotia artist Bob Hainstock might be forgiven if he looks a bit worn around the edges these days as he contemplates his exhibition and teaching schedule for the next while: five exhibition openings, several artist talks, two teaching workshops related to the exhibitions, and an annual open house at his Annapolis Valley studio/gallery.   It begins Friday, October 6 at Acadia University Art Gallery with the opening reception of his two-month solo exhibition “Emptying Landscapes – An Altered Place.” The extra large 4’x4’ pieces are all mixed media on rust prints and…
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The 25th Valley Harvest Marathon

The 25th Valley Harvest Marathon Raymond Field, Acadia University, Wolfville   On Thanksgiving Weekend the Wolfville area welcomes several thousand runners for the Valley Harvest Marathon (VHM). The event is certainly a draw for many runners, eager for the event along with all the harvest-time activities on the go in the surrounding area.   Each year the VHM supports various organizations in return for their volunteer time dedicated to putting on the event. Last year, those organizations included the Shriners, the Evangeline Middle School Breakfast Program, the Central Kings Bank, the Canadian Ski Patrol, the Kingsport Wellness and Fitness Society,…
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The Q&A: Running with Cheri

The Q&A: Running with Cheri Emily Leeson   The Valley Harvest Marathon is coming up and we wanted to know more about running in the Valley! We asked runner Cheri Killam a couple questions:   How long have you been running? I started running in 2011 — right at the end of my first year of law school. I started all by myself with an app call Couch to 5k, which was apt because I’d always been a Couch Potato. I began in May that year with my first goal of making it to the 10k at the Valley Harvest…
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New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley

New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley Emily Leeson   There are new ideas afoot about how to live in our valley. Two groups are holding meetings and inviting the public to discover new ways to interact with neighbours and live out what it means to be part of a community.     Co-Housing Public Meeting in Windsor   A group in the Windsor area has been meeting over the past year to discuss and learn about Co-housing. On Sunday, October 22 (1pm-3pm) the group is hosting their first Co-Housing Public Meeting at the Cedar Centre in Windsor and…
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The Travelling Trunk Theatre Troupe Presents Storybook Theatre

The Travelling Trunk Theatre Troupe Presents Storybook Theatre   The Travelling Trunk Theatre Troupe will be at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre on October 7 for a presentation of “Storybook Theatre” featuring the stories of Robert Munsch and many other great children’s literature classics like the Adventures of Gerald and Piggy, The Gingerbread Man, Click, Clack, Moo and more.   The troupe, made up of local actors Linda-Levy Fisk, Candy O’ Brien, Brian Smit, Sharon Churchill-Roe and Mike Butler, have performed at local schools and businesses, as well as Centrestage Theatre, and are excited to bring the show to Wolfville this…
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A Laughing Matter: Kentville Gets a Comedy Club

A Laughing Matter: Kentville Gets a Comedy Club Genevieve Allen Hearn   It started almost by mistake. Comedian Mike MacDonald was supposed to perform in Sydney, Cape Breton in April and had a last minute cancellation. Marc Sauvé contacted Paddy’s Pub in Kentville to see if Mike could perform there instead. The show sold out, and the K-Town Comedy Club was born.   Marc Sauvé, a stand up comedian himself, organizes the monthly comedy weekends at Paddy’s in Kentville. He said he fell in love with the Celtic Hall when Mike MacDonald did a show there. “It’s perfect for stand-up…
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Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir Emily Leeson   This season, the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will use their voices to draw out the theme of ‘home’: what it means to find a home, to be at home, and to support others in making a home. During the first concert of their season, “Shall We Dream,” set for October 21 and 22 at the Horton High School Performance Centre, the choir will sport T-shirts produced by recent Horton High grad Mollie Symons, aimed at raising funds for Doctors Without Borders.   The “Shall We Dream” concert will share…
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