Who’s Who

Jeremy Webb: Thanking you in Stages

I write this Who’s Who column for a number of reasons: to meet interesting new people, explore their life and work,and then have the pleasure of telling readers all about them. In many cases, I write about a person I’ve known for a while and take this opportunity to thank that person because they’ve contributed to my life in a very significant way. Sharing it with all of you is just a bonus! Which brings me to Jeremy Webb. Yes, THE Jeremy Webb fits into both of these categories. I say THE Jeremy Webb because he’s pretty awesome as a person,…
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Aaron Cumberland: the Racqueteer

I know a lot of active and busy people. I am one of them, but no one has come close to Aaron Cumberland! His achievements, his interests, his talents…this guy needs the Who’s Who spotlight! Aaron Cumberland is the Tennis Guy: always causing a racquet, and the guy everyone wants to court. Aaron was born in Romania, grew up in the U.S. and Canada and has lived all over Canada, but mostly in Ontario. Nice serve! Aaron studied theatre, specializing in improv and comedy sketch, training at Second City in Toronto. He holds several fitness certifications and teaches senior fitness,…
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Zanne Handley: In a Class All Her Own!

When I was a video-store rat many years ago, I use to serve this adorable couple, Zanne and Ian. They were always smiling, and Zanne had the most incredible set of dreadlocks I’d ever seen. We talked movies, art, literature, politics, current events and even fun stuff like cartoons and food. I’ve recently become reacquainted with them, and I’d like you meet Zanne Handley. Zanne is the French and Social Studies teacher at Bridgetown Regional High School, as well as Advisor for the Gay-Straight Alliance at BRHS. She loves all aspects of her job, but those lunch-hour conversations with students…
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Holly Woodworth: Leading the WAY!

Many people ask me where I find the people I write about in this column. Well, I take recommendations, I ask people on the street, I have a list of local “celebrities” whom I’ve always wanted to know more about, and then there are good old random happenings. Holly Woodworth falls into the “random” category. I was in the post office last week and noticed a poster for Wolfville Area Youth (WAY) with Holly’s contact information on it. The next thing you know, she was a Who’s Who subject! Holly was born out west, but her family stems from Nova…
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Ray Baltzer: The Principal Actor

One day at school I was sent to the principal’s office… why I went is not the issue, I’m innocent I swear… but what a long walk down the hallway to get to Ray Baltzer’s Office… who would have thought some twenty years later I’d be on stage with him, sharing a bow! Ray Baltzer was born in Annapolis Royal in 1943. He was raised in Middleton, calling the town his “Norman Rockwell painting” and although he played many sports, Ray excelled in theater, performing and singing in musicals, choirs and doing Solo acts in Church. He married his high…
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Liana vanderhof-Rhodenizer: Picture Perfect!

What a fun and random life I lead sometimes. I was walking down Central Avenue a few weeks ago and ran into a friend of mine who was taking part in a photo shoot. I pulled her right out of a shot so I could hug her and have a reunion of sorts… the photographer gave me a weird once over and I apologized and went on my merry way, thinking I would never have the chance to make it up to her for disrupting her shoot. Well, ladies and gentleman, that photographer was Liana vanderhof-Rhodenizer, and here’s me making…
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Will Chappus: Be His Guest!

William Chappus (that’s his formal name) originates from Windsor, Ontario and came to Nova Scotia when he was nine years old. He attended KCA in Kentville and throughout his schooling, Will received many accolades for both regional and provincial athletics. Will moved to Alberta when he was nineteen, lived in Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary over a span of thirteen years and then finally returned to Nova Scotia for permanent residency in his early thirties. As a child, Will use to volunteer to set the table at dinner time, complete with candles (it’s all about the presentation!) and he loved…
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Alan Slipp: A Pan-tastic Actor!!!

I act in plays but I don’t consider myself an Actor. I can entertain an audience but I don’t consider myself an entertainer. Then you take Alan Slipp! Alan IS community theatre in the valley! For years, I have (and I haven’t been alone) admired Alan’s work. He is never one to back down from a challenge and he ultimately dives into the role with great technique and motivation and always comes out on top. Let’s see if he can handle his toughest role to date: The Grapevine Who’s Who subject! Alan Slipp (the name gives me shivers of delight) lives…
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Heather Pineo Regan: The Ivory Tickler

This will be a Who’s Who first: Heather Pineo Regan is the first interviewee I have never met! It’s amazing what technology can do when you need to interview someone thanks email! I am so thankful Heather was recommended to me for a Who’s Who profile –I hope this article gives Heather some exposure. Heather was born and raised in Nova Scotia and began her formal musical training in Halifax at the age of nine. It was while studying piano at the Maritime Conservatory of Music that she first appeared as a soloist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Heather received…
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