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A Worthy Education: Brewery 101 at Schoolhouse Brewery

A Worthy Education: Brewery 101 at Schoolhouse Brewery By Genevieve Allen Hearn Class is in session April 27 and 28. The lesson: Brewery 101. Eleven breweries spanning from Windsor to Yarmouth will be on tap at the event, showcasing what the Valley has to offer. Presented by Schoolhouse Brewery at their taproom in Windsor, the Highway 101 Tap Takeover is part of Nova Scotia’s Craft Beer Week. The idea was hatched at a Nova Scotia Craft Brewers Association conference, where discussions about Craft Beer Week were occurring. Cam Hartley, owner of Schoolhouse Brewery, added up all the breweries and brewpubs…
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Annapolis Hop Field Ale

Annapolis Hop Field Ale In early December, the Wolfville Farmers Market was transformed into the ‘Annapolis Winter Night Market’, a launch for Alexander Keith’s new Annapolis Hop Field Ale. Keith’s has teamed up with local farmers and artisans to launch the newest small-batch brew. The Grapevine caught up with Alexander Keith’s Brewmaster Stefan Gagliardi to talk about the local connections of their new ale. The Grapevine (GV): The new Alexander Keith’s Annapolis Hop Field Ale is designed to showcase the flavours of the Annapolis Valley – where are the hops currently being grown? Stefan Gagliardi (SG): We worked with three…
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Valley Family Fun: Local Gift Guide for Teachers

Valley Family Fun: Local Gift Guide for Teachers By Laura Churchill Duke   Students are under no obligation to get their teacher a present at Christmastime. Some like to wait until the end of the year for a present instead. However, if you do want to give something to your teacher, it is always appreciated, and sometimes even a card of thanks can go a long way.   I interviewed some teachers and parents to find out what they did for teacher Christmas presents. This is a summary of my findings (the full article can be read on the Valley…
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Christmas Business Fair at NSCC Kingstec Campus

Christmas Business Fair at NSCC Kingstec Campus By Amanda Pace   Amanda Pace is a Business Administration student at the Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus. She has organized a Christmas Business Fair for December 2 and we asked her to tell our readers a bit about organizing the event.   In January 2017, after 15 years of being out of school, I started my first year in the business administration program at NSCC Kingstec Campus. I wasn’t sure what I expected to get out of the program, I just knew I needed a change of pace in my career…
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Featurepreneur: Makers Gonna Make

Featurepreneur: Makers Gonna Make By Genevieve Allen Hearn We wanted to get a sense of what it is like being an entrepreneur with a home-based business versus opening a brick and mortar retail space. We connected with two makers: Erika Diehl creates beautiful macramé creations at home and sells them at craft fairs and by request, and Don Beamish is the general manager of the handmade ‘end grain’ cutting boards company Larch Wood Canada that has recently opened a storefront in Wolfville. Erika Diehl – Maritime Macramé The Grapevine (GV): Is Maritime Macramé a full-time endeavor, or do you have…
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Wolfville Historical Society and Acadia Art Gallery Present: Leo Deveau

Wolfville Historical Society and Acadia Art Gallery Present: Leo Deveau 400 Years in 365 Days: A Daily Calendar of Events from Nova Scotia’s History November 22 at 2 pm Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville For the 150th anniversary of Confederation, local historian Leo Deveau decided to update, revise, and extend the Nova Scotia Book of Days, originally published by Shirley Elliott in 1979. The result was 400 Years in 365 Days: a fun, trivia-filled record of the people and communities of Nova Scotia over the past 400 years. Leo has assembled over one thousand entries reflecting events in the histories…
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Congratulations to the Taste of Nova Scotia winners!

Congratulations to the Taste of Nova Scotia winners! The winners of The Taste of Nova Scotia Awards were announced at the Devour Film Food Festival on October 26. The Grapevine would like to extend a huge congratulations to Benjamin Bridge, recipient of the ‘Producer of the Year’ award, and Annapolis Cider Company, recipient of the ‘Product of the Year’ award for their Something Different ciders. Way to go!

Double Featurepreneur – Revitalization of Cornwallis Inn

Double Featurepreneur – Revitalization of Cornwallis Inn By Genevieve Allen Hearn You’ll be noticing a lot more beards and plaid around the Cornwallis Inn these days. What was once considered one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in Canada, the Cornwallis Inn has seen many redevelopments since 1929. Recently there has been a push to fill the vacant commercial spaces and bring life to the landmark building once again. ENVE Hair and Tir na nOg Dance Academy have moved in and Pauline’s Golden Thread Tailor Shop has moved to the west end of the building with storefront windows. Cornwallis Inn…
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Wayfarers’ Ale Society: Another Successful Addition to the Port Williams’ Historic River Business Community

Wayfarers’ Ale Society: Another Successful Addition to the Port Williams’ Historic River Business Community WAYFARERS’ ALE SOCIETY at the Wharf in Port Williams celebrates its official opening together with Canada’s 150 birthday on July 1st. The brewery, located next to the historic Port Williams Wharf, opened its doors last summer after completing a purpose-built brewery, retail shop and upstairs Tap Room with deck and a vista across the river. The Tap Room also serves light food and offers tours and beer sampling. The story behind Wayfarers’ Ale is a classic tale of local success. One of how a small group…
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The Inquisitive Toy Company and Inquisitive Baby

The Inquisitive Toy Company and Inquisitive Baby The Inquisitive Toy Company and Inquisitive Baby in Wolfville have weathered quite the spring, but they are back in action!  After two devastating floods in March, they reopened in April, only to have yet another flood close their stores again. “We had a very successful grand reopening on Saturday, April 15, only to have a third flood from another apartment’s hot water tank the next evening. So, three floods in six weeks, two new floors, and one very disappointed Eddie, our dog, who wasn’t able to come to the store for quite a…
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