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In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events The Senior, Junior, and Beginner orchestras, fiddle group, and string instrument clinics for beginner players of the Acadia Regional Youth Orchestra (ARYO) are accepting online registration through the new ARYO website for the 2018/2019 season. The registration fee is $100 for the year (fiddle group: $25) and a selection of rental instruments is available for an additional $100 a year. Registration in person will also be possible on Sept.11 from 3:30-5:30pm at Festival Theatre. To register, go to acadiaregionalyouthorchestra.ca. Email any questions or comments to aryostrings@gmail.com There’s a new coffeehouse coming to Canning…
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The Crowdsourcer

The Crowdsourcer Watch our community change the world one dollar at a time. Title: The Firefly Eco Cabin Project Website: kickstarter.com/projects/1236776413/the-firefly-eco-cabin-project-0?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=firefly%20eco%20cabin Description: The idea behind The Firefly Eco Cabin Project is to create an eco-friendly living space for people of all ages to experience and learn about sustainable construction. The Firefly Eco Cabin will be built at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. It will function as an exhibit for visitors to interact with and explore, including information about how the building works. The Eco Cabin will also be a space to accommodate visitors, such as professional art instructors…
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Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Cheesecake

Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Cheesecake 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! I know what you are thinking. Why on Earth would anyone mess with the sublime pleasure of the Valley’s first strawberries? And I would agree. Also the ingredient list is mighty long and it involves quite a few steps. Make this after you’ve already enjoyed your first strawberry shortcake, maybe even…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Cultural heritage

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Cultural heritage By Melanie Priesnitz Conservation Horticulturist When you think of what defines Canada, one of the primary things that comes to mind is this country’s natural environment and its wild and rugged wide-open spaces. You need look no further than our dollars, coins, and postage stamps to see how proud Canadians are of the flora and fauna that we share this great country with. Every Canadian flag that flies is a reminder of how much as a country we identify with the trees that grow here. So many of the…
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Featurepreneur: Mackerel Sky Games Launches First Board Game

Featurepreneur: Mackerel Sky Games Launches First Board Game By Genevieve Allen Hearn When you were younger, did you think being a game designer sounded like the coolest job in the world? I sure did! It was one of those jobs that I knew people did – but it was somehow unattainable and not ‘real life’. There’s a group in the Annapolis Valley that is dispelling any assumptions about careers in the gaming industry. They are four professionals that found an intersection of skills that made Mackerel Sky Games a reality. The team recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first…
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Deep Roots 2018 Festival Line-up

Deep Roots 2018 Festival Line-up Submitted The Deep Roots Music Festival is delighted that Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jim Cuddy will kick off this year’s fifteenth edition at University Hall on Thursday, September 27. 2017 Juno Award winner William Prince will open for Cuddy, and also give an intimate talk on Friday, September 28 as our Artist@Acadia in the Garden Room at the K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia University. Friday, September 28 boasts two main stage concerts this year. The Festival Theatre in Wolfville will feature the return of festival favourites The Bombadils, with the pride of PEI, Dennis…
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Dinner Out: Unpredictable Dining by Tangled Garden

Dinner Out: Unpredictable Dining by Tangled Garden By Scott Campbell There is only one word to describe this dinner: magical. From the moment we left the parking lot and walked into the fairyland that is Tangled Garden, we were spellbound. We were greeted by one of our hosts, Lisa Boehme, as soon as we walked through the gate. She gave us a quick tour of the retail space and our “dining room” and then sent us off to explore the expansive and mystical gardens on our own. Before entering the rest of the garden we stopped and chatted with Alexandra,…
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Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series coming to Wolfville

Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series coming to Wolfville By Wendy Elliott This July and August at the historic Al Whittle Theatre on Main Street in Wolfville, a new summer film series is all lined up. The Whittle’s inaugural Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series will bring back old memories while creating new ones for a fresh generation of cinema lovers, says manager Mary Harwell. The intent of the Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series is to capture the fun and nostalgia of the many popular hit movies of the past. Films like: Big, The Sting, Alien, Chinatown, Goldfinger, ET: The Extraterrestrial, Jaws,…
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The Art Spot: Gaspereau Art Market Special

The Art Spot: Gaspereau Art Market Special This year, the much-anticipated Gaspereau Art Market will take place on Saturday July 7, 2018. For this special edition of The Art Spot, we asked three participating artists to answer our questions about their work and what inspires them Jewelry-maker Misty Cogswell Who: I currently live in Black Rock with my husband and two daughters. I love nature and recycling. I started jewelry roughly ten years ago, and have been experimenting and learning with different styles, techniques, and mediums ever since. What: I create jewelry because it can incorporate any number of mediums….
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Introducing Kids to Live Theatre

Introducing Kids to Live Theatre By Laura Churchill Duke ValleyFamilyFun.ca It’s true. Someone actually answered a cell phone and proceeded to have a conversation in the middle of a play at CentreStage Theatre! I know this for a fact because my sister was acting on stage. We were all gobsmacked. We need to set a good example for kids at the theatre – and even for other adults! Some parents worry about taking their kids to live theatre, nervous about how they might behave. When asked what children get out of going to live theatre, CentreStage veteran Nancy Henry says…
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