Events

Terry Drahos Exhibition Opens at Hardware Gallery in Kentville

Terry Drahos Exhibition Opens at Hardware Gallery in Kentville Hardware Gallery’s second exhibition this season, titled My North American Home, features the work of celebrated Wolfville artist and arts educator Terry Drahos. Running from April 27 to May 30, the show presents her body of work inspired by architecture. Terry uses bold colours and shapes reminiscent of both rural and urban constructions, rendered into abstraction. Drahos is passionately engaged with the practice of painting. Her use of colour is sophisticated: rich darks and somber, murky hues act as foils for bold primaries and other luminous colours. My North American Home…
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King County Honda is Driving Donations!

King County Honda is Driving Donations! To celebrate the twentieth year the Honda Civic is the best-selling car in Canada, Nick Balcom and Dwayne Anderson from Kings County Honda are giving back. Until June 8, they are donating $20 to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation for every test drive of the 2018 Civic in support of the Foundation’s spring campaign for infant radiant warmers. “We wanted to do something for the community,” says Nick. This is the first year they’ve done an initiative of this kind and they are already starting to see success. People have been test-driving, and the…
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Mike Uncorked: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Mike Uncorked: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia By Mike Butler The beautiful Wolfville Waterfront Park is beginning to blossom as the weather gets warmer and the tourists start arriving. When I was down there for a coffee the other day the picnic tables were full and the trail was alive with walkers and their dogs. It’s such a nice place to take a minute to unwind. The waterfront is going to get a lot brighter on May 16 at 6pm when the Town of Wolfville will raise the pride flag for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). This…
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St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Present Children of Eden

St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Present Children of Eden Music and colour fill the air as the St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets present Children of Eden in Wolfville. The Stage Prophets’ sixteenth production brings this family-friendly storyline to life with universal themes and catchy music that has been performed by thousands of schools and theatre groups. Children of Eden is a touching musical about parents and children. The show focuses on the challenges of making choices, forgiveness, letting go, and the obvious good and evil that live within all of us. It’s an inspiring story told through music, costumes, acting, and magnificent…
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Merritt Gibson Library Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale

Merritt Gibson Library Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale By Emily Leeson Spring has sprung, and out Canning way the gardens are starting to pop up, the cottagers are arriving, and as they do every spring, the dedicated volunteers at the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library are gearing up for their annual Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19. Back in the early nineties, around this time of year, the residents of Canning were busy fundraising with a big plan in mind: A new, volunteer-run library. Richard Matheson, now of Country Real Estate, was at that time a new…
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Grapevine on Government: Mother’s Day Q&A

Grapevine on Government: Mother’s Day Q&A On April 6, new legislation was introduced that will provide parental accommodation for elected municipal officials in Nova Scotia. Currently, parental leave is granted by a motion of council, and requests for leave may be publicly debated. The new amendments will define parental accommodation and encompass pregnancy, birth, and the adoption of a child. It would allow those who are pregnant or have recently become a parent to miss three council meetings without risk of losing their seat, and without financial penalty, for up to a maximum of 52 weeks. It would also allow…
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Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner

The Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner returns for its twentieth year in Wolfville and celebrates Canada’s game with multiple guests who have earned international success. Since starting in 1998, the event has raised close to $400,000 in support of the men’s varsity hockey program at Acadia. This year’s guests include head coach Dominique Ducharme, and team leading goal scorer Drake Batherson, from Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship.The event also welcomes the first two women from Nova Scotia to make the Canadian women’s hockey team, 2018 Olympic silver medalists Jillian Saulnier and Blayre Turnbull….
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Acadia Graduate Marcel d’Entremont at Sunday Music in the Garden Room

Acadia Graduate Marcel d’Entremont at Sunday Music in the Garden Room By Janet Kirkconnell Acadia School of Music graduate Marcel d’Entremont is on the cusp of a burgeoning career in the world of opera. The tenor, who is originally from Merigomish, and now lives in Montreal, showed great promise while he was still a young student: he won the coveted Rose Bowl at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Halifax four times, and as representative of Nova Scotia at the National Music Festival in 2014, placed first in the solo division, and won the grand award for overall best performer. On…
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Review: Like Coming Home

Review: Like Coming Home By Andy Flinn Yeah, that’s what I feel like, right now: Like Coming Home. Kimberly Matheson, instigator, dropped by with a Rolled Oat lunch and a pre-release mix of the new Ruby-Throated Records album by Sarah McInnis, Kimberly Matheson, Ellen Torrie, and Rebecca Fairless. I just finished my first listen. Wow. Storytellers. Singers. Harmonizers. Musicians. Professionals. I can’t wait to see them at the Al Whittle Theatre on May 12 (8pm). I’m now going to listen to it a few more times, then maybe write some impartial things…Forget impartial. I’m not. I just got me my…
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Discover the Valley with TrailQuest this Spring

Discover the Valley with TrailQuest this Spring By Laura Churchill Duke With the better weather comes the chance to get outside and explore the Annapolis Valley with a new innovative game, TrailQuest. TrailQuest gets participants to follow a set of clues and answer questions to solve a puzzle, much like a self-guided treasure hunt. TrailQuest is a family effort between myself and my 11-year-old son, Daniel Duke. Together we write the stories, while Daniel and his brother Thomas, 10, create the storyboard and logo images. When we lived in the UK, these types of hunts were very popular, and we…
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