Events

Recipe: School Lunches and Stinger Ranch Dressing

School Lunches and Stinger Ranch Dressing Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | jennyosburn.com Jenny Osburn ran a restaurant, wrote a couple cookbooks, and thinks that everyone deserves good food. Join the Facebook group Better School Food Annapolis Valley and let’s figure out how to make it happen! It’s June and the school year is winding down, but a school food project at Berwick School is just getting started! I’ve been popping in to lend a hand for just one week and I’ve already learned so much from this somewhat daunting but exciting project. For one thing, kids…
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Cinematopia Closure

Cinematopia Closure By Megan Haliburton Cinematopia, the last video store in the province, is closing its doors. That doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t still be able to rent, just not from the shop. The plan is to rent the core of the collection out of a stall at the Wednesday night Wolfville Farmers’ Market beginning in July, and if it’s a success, keep that going for as long as people want it. Mail-out is also always a reasonably-priced option, and I’ll be keeping my current email and phone # so you can tell me what you want. I’ll start…
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Kentville Hosts Canada Cup Series

Kentville Hosts Canada Cup Series By Genevieve Allen Hearn This year, Kentville will be hosting a Canada Cup mountain bike event at The Gorge trail on August 4 and 5. Organized by TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures, the event will welcome over 200 racers and run activities for the general public. The Canada Cup series provides competitive opportunities to cyclists transitioning from provincial race series to international competitions. It is hosted by Cycling Canada, and features seven mountain bike events and five downhill events across the country. Ryan Lindh is the co-owner of TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures, a company that creates recreational programming…
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In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events L’Acadie Vineyards’ Prestige Brut Estate 2013 has won silver at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England. The judges’ comments included a description of the winning wine as having “a floral, apple nose with chalky lemon and creamy pear on the refreshing, mineral palate.” It will be available directly from the winery mid-June. Kentville’s Hardware Gallery is welcoming “Shift Focus,” its third exhibition this season, featuring the work of travel photographer Meghan Bray and artist Justine MacDonald. “We are very pleased to welcome Justine and Meghan to our gallery this month. Their…
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Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End: One Woman Show Hits The Stage In Wolfville!

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End: One Woman Show Hits The Stage In Wolfville! By Mike Butler Theatre has many challenges: knowing your lines, knowing your cues, remembering your props, working the set, staying in character, and so much more. Actors like to challenge themselves sometimes and up the ante, so to speak, so they choose projects that will stretch their talents. Actors do big ensemble plays, they try Shakespeare and Chekhov, they do a three-hander play, then a two-hander play and eventually, they try a one-person show (which I think is the biggest theatre challenge)! Local actress Carole Ball has…
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Kentville Skate Park Entering Second Phase

Kentville Skate Park Entering Second Phase By Genevieve Allen Hearn Looking for a father-approved activity this Father’s Day? The Kentville Skate Park is a great place to scooter, skateboard, or bike with Dad, and it’s located in Kentville’s recreation corridor alongside the Harvest Moon Trailway and next to the KCA playground. Pack a picnic and spend the day! Matt MacLeod, president of the Kentville Skatepark Association and father of two daughters, grew up in Kentville and has been skateboarding for over thirty years. While living in several cities across Canada he saw many examples of well-designed concrete skate parks that…
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Festival Feature: Full Circle

Full Circle The Full Circle Festival, a newfangled stringband hootenanny, happens this year June 22 to 24 at the Avon River Heritage Museum in Newport Station. Here at The Grapevine, we’d heard that in addition to great music, food, and fun there were a few instances of things coming, well — no better way to put it — full circle at the festival this year. Devin Lake grew up in Avondale, and lived up north for many years. He’s just brought his young family back to Avondale and built a house right across from the festival site. His band, The…
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In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events By Emily Leeson A new weekly market is set for Thursdays at Macdonald Museum in Middleton from 4-7pm beginning on May 31 and running to Thanksgiving week. Over 30 vendors have signed up so far. According to Janice Slauenwhite, director of the museum, everything for sale will be homemade, home-baked, or homegrown. “We have D’Aubin’s doing a sausage cart, other vendors with prepared foods, baked goods, several veggie vendors, artists, crafters, eggs, meats…a great variety,” she says. They’re hoping to have live music and it will all take place outside on picnic tables…
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Kingsport Gala Days

Kingsport Gala Days By Charlene MacLellan, President, Kingsport Community Association This year Kingsport Gala Days marks its 37th year of fun activities and events in the community. The first Gala Days took place in 1981, when the community planned a barbecue and party at the Park Pavilion in Kingsport to celebrate the installation of a new playground at the park. The playground was installed by the TelecomPioneers, a volunteer organization of Maritime Tel & Tel. The idea of hosting an annual social event in the community was born at that party. At that time the Kingsport Community Association was already…
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Greenwood Players Stage Ira Levin’s Deathtrap

Greenwood Players Stage Ira Levin’s Deathtrap By Crawford Van Horne The Greenwood Players are suspensefully waiting for the audience’s reaction to their latest production, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap, which holds the record for the longest-running thriller on Broadway. When the story begins, Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, once the toast of Broadway, has hit a slump and had a series of box office flops. Clifford Anderson, a student at one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has sent Sidney a script which Sidney is certain will be a hit. Clifford’s play, Deathtrap, is a five character, two act thriller, so perfect that,…
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