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Recipe: Corn Fritters

Recipe: Corn Fritters Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, will be available this fall! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Well the countdown is on. The Kitchen Party Cookbook will soon be on the shelf at bookstores, farmer’s markets, and coffee shops, and hopefully in your kitchen! Laura MacDonald even let my kids and I use her press to print a few…
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Random Act of Kindness

On Sunday, August 27th, I was out cycling with three friends. I hadn’t cycled for so long that my friend and inveterate teacher Helen Harper was giving me a lot of guidance on the use of my gears. A group of cyclists was passing our slow foursome, and chatting to us as they did so. One of the group cycled up beside me and said he thought that my bike seat needed to be raised, that I would enjoy my cycling much better, and get less tired. He didn’t have the correct tool for my old bike, but a woman…
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The 2017 Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) Legacy Foundation Award presented to the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia

The 2017 Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) Legacy Foundation Award presented to the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia Submitted This year the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia was the very fortunate recipient of the Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) Legacy Foundation Award for 2017. The RTO Legacy Foundation was established in 1994 with the intent of supporting sick and/or challenged children in the province of Nova Scotia. This year’s RTO Legacy Foundation funds went directly toward supporting Camp Spectrum, the Annapolis Valley chapter of Autism Nova Scotia’s summer day camp for children and youth with autism. Camp Spectrum…
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Donna Holmes Interviews The Swinging Belles

Donna Holmes Interviews The Swinging Belles By Donna Holmes We asked local singer/songwriter Donna Holmes to send along a few questions for visiting Deep Roots Festival artists The Swinging Belles. Here’s their resulting chat. Donna Holmes is a local singer/songwriter who hosts a weekly open mic, sings with the Annapolis Big Band, and directs a seasonal variety show called Broken Leg Theatre. Donna also appears as a featured artist on Let the Good News Ring: Christmas Songs from the Annapolis Valley, an album recorded with the Hupman Brothers. The Swinging Belles (Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist Duane…
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Back to School Cookie Exchange

Back to School Cookie Exchange By Laura Churchill Duke If you ask most parents what they hate the most about the back to school routine, it’s making school lunches. The drudgery of wondering if your kid will eat what you send, and how to make it new and interesting, not to mention healthy, every day. To make things a bit easier, for the past several years, my friends and I have had a back to school cookie exchange. Think about your traditional cookie exchange, except, who really needs to eat that many cookies at Christmas time? It’s way more helpful…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Hands-on Learning

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Hands-on Learning By Melanie Priesnitz Conservation Horticulturist While many Acadia students spent the last four months away from Wolfville seeking new experiences through travel or summer jobs abroad, some students decided to broaden their horizons by getting to know their own campus. Samantha Durno (BSc BIO ENVS 2017) and Rebecca Dodge (BSc BIO ENVS 2019) worked as Native Plant Conservationists and Interpreters and discovered how rewarding getting to know what’s happening in your own backyard can be. Before spending their summer working at the Botanical Gardens, the students had only a…
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Opening the Vaults: Acadia University Art Gallery: Working in an Art Gallery, A Student’s Perspective

Opening the Vaults: Acadia University Art Gallery: Working in an Art Gallery, A Student’s Perspective By Alexandra Pulchny, Collections and Outreach Assistant, Acadia University Art Gallery When I applied to work at the Acadia University Art Gallery in August of 2016, I was under the impression I knew a lot about art – I worked in a museum for two years, during which time I learned how to handle and document artifacts, I had several favourite internationally-known artists, and could tell the difference between oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil works. When I started my job in September, however, I realized…
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Dinner Out: Campagnolo

Dinner Out: Campagnolo By Scott Campbell A few years ago, while attending the Devour Food Film Festival, I had the good fortune to be seated at a table with a couple from Toronto. I guess I should have known that when you’re seated at a table in Troy – A taste of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Wolfville – and being served food created by Calgary’s chef superstar, Connie DeSousa, great things are going to happen.  The couple seated with us was Nancy and Larry Miotto and we have remained great friends and Devour attendees ever since. So, this…
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Mike Uncorked: Peggy & Grace Ride Again!

Mike Uncorked: Peggy & Grace Ride Again! By Mike Butler In 1991, Thelma & Louise took the cinema world by storm with their no holds barred, take no prisoners, estrogen-fuelled, girl power, rule breaking car jaunt across the United States. The dynamic duo, played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, inspired countless female buddy comedies and dramas for years to come and that film is always worth another viewing. Before you track down the hit film, I highly recommend taking a jaunt over to CentreStage Theatre in Kentville, at 61 River Street, to see the “Thelma & Louise of the stage”,…
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Welcome NSCC Students!

Welcome NSCC Students! Whether this is your first year at NSCC Kingstec or you are a returning student, welcome. Much like the college you have chosen, Kentville has a great deal to offer in terms of recreation, fitness, spiritual, retail, banking, and health and wellness services. The Town of Kentville offers a full slate of recreational and fitness opportunities. Drop in to Town Hall and the Recreation Department or check out our website at kentville.ca for a full schedule of events or equipment available for loan. The town will be hosting one of the Canada Cup Mountain Bike races at…
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