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The Art Spot: Makenzie Welton

Makenzie Welton’s art is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours WHO: I’m just an average teenage girl with an above average interest in art. I recently graduated from high school, so I’ve had a lot more time to focus on my paintings and honing my style. When I’m not working on something, I can generally be found drinking tea, listening to music, or playing outside with my animals. Nothing too abnormal, really. WHAT: Although I enjoy trying out any medium that comes my way, I’ve come to love painting…
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Who Who’s: Jeremy Ingham, Super Who’s Who!

Who Who’s: Jeremy Ingham, Super Who’s Who! By Mike Butler If footprints are the impressions left by a person walking, heartprints are the impressions a person leaves on your heart. For me, and many others, Jeremy Ingham is a valley heartprint! Jeremy Ingham was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, moved with his family to Wolfville shortly after his first birthday, and has lived here ever since. He attended Wolfville School for primary and middle school and then went on to Horton High School. “When I graduated high school I knew I wanted to live, work, and study here as long…
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The Q&A: The Craft Fair Business with Monica Jorgensen

The Q&A: The Craft Fair Business with Monica Jorgensen Monica Jorgensen looks after all of the fabulous event listings that you see in this paper. She also manages her own business Mad Catter Studio. We asked her a few question about what it’s like running a craft fair business. The Grapevine (GV):What do you make and sell? Monica Jorgensen (MJ):I make plush monsters, tooth pillow monsters, and this year I’m making some small purses, wallets, and change purses. My business name for the last several years has been MONsters by MON, but I have recently changed to Mad Catter Studio…
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Who’s Who: Chantel Peng, Music to Our Ears!

Who’s Who: Chantel Peng, Music to Our Ears! By Mike Butler   Even after almost nine years of writing these columns for The Grapevine, I am still overwhelmed when people approach me with such genuinely nice feedback about my writing. I love what I do and to know people enjoy it makes it so much more pleasurable. One day at work a lady came in and waited for about 25 minutes for me to be free from customers so she could tell me all about her very talented daughter who had a show coming up, asking me to help promote…
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Canadian Military Wives Choir

  Canadian Military Wives Choir By Hannah Scholz   When the Canadian Military Wives Choir, from CFB Greenwood, found out in February of 2017 they would be going to Toronto in September, there was disbelief and excitement. The new choir, established in the fall of 2016 by Darcy Gaudette, hoped for big things, but nothing close to the Invictus Games. At the time, the Greenwood choir was the only Atlantic choir and the responsibility to represent Atlantic Canada rested heavily on the shoulders of each choir member.   Farrah Prosper, choir member since October 2016, has lived in Greenwood for…
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The Q&A: 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Mike Adamson

The Q&A: 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Mike Adamson   Colonel Mike Adamson assumed command of 14 Wing Greenwood on July 20, 2017. The Grapevine recently had the chance to ask Colonel Adamson how it’s going. Here’s our Q&A:   The Grapevine (GV): You and your family have called the Annapolis Valley home before, and you’ve now returned as wing commander — what about the Annapolis Valley were you most looking forward to upon your return? Colonel Adamson: Although our roots are in Ottawa, my family and I have called the Annapolis Valley home for 14 of the last 22…
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Heroes in Orange: The Story of Valley Search and Rescue

Heroes in Orange: The Story of Valley Search and Rescue By Genevieve Allen Hearn   I was familiar with the bright orange Valley Search and Rescue (VSAR) vehicles and understood that there was a group of committed volunteers that helped to keep Kings County a safe place. But like most, I wasn’t entirely sure what role VSAR played in emergencies that involved lost persons.   I reached out to Ashley Perry, President of VSAR to learn more. He joined the team eight years ago after they rescued him and a friend on an ill-fated camping trip at Cape Split. Ashley explained,…
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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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Who’s Who: Bettyann Balcom

Who’s Who: Bettyann Balcom By Mike Butler It has been a few years since I had the pleasure of working with Bettyann Balcom, but we’ve remained in touch since my career in lighting took a different turn. Bettyann was so much fun to work with because she was so open to new ideas and she always had the most unique, and often tricky, little projects to tackle, which made the job fun and our working relationship blossom. I am so glad she touched base with me recently about being profiled in The Grapevine. Bettyann Balcom was born in South Berwick,…
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