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Featurepreneur: CAPRE: Tiny Businesses, Extraordinary Impact

Featurepreneur: CAPRE: Tiny Businesses, Extraordinary Impact By Genevieve Allen Hearn We tend to valorize a certain entrepreneurial archetype: the entrepreneur who started small and made it big, the entrepreneur who is an industry leader, the entrepreneur who is a financial success. But what of the entrepreneurs who overcome major obstacles every single day to continue to run their tiny businesses? What of the entrepreneurs who will never become wealthy, but are rich in social capital? Community Association of People for REAL Enterprise (CAPRE) is an organization that contributes to the entrepreneurial landscape in small but extremely important ways. CAPRE helps…
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Jelly Bean Pussy Willows

Jelly Bean Pussy Willows By Laura Churchill Duke What are your family’s Easter traditions? My earliest memories of Easter are with my grandmother. She would assign each of my siblings and I a room in her house, where she had previously hidden tons of jelly beans. We couldn’t wait to start hunting! As kids, we also always made Easter scavenger hunts for our parents to follow, and now I do the same for our boys, even though they are 10 and 11. My new favourite Easter craft works equally well as a general spring decoration. All you need is: A…
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Hardware Gallery Announces Exhibition Schedule

Hardware Gallery Announces Exhibition Schedule By Genevieve Allen Hearn Hardware Gallery, located at 36 Cornwallis Street in Kentville, is opening its doors on March 29. The season begins with a group exhibition by local artists Shasta Grant and Simone Labuschagne, followed by a solo exhibition by artist and arts educator Terry Drahos. The first exhibition, entitled Rural Roots, runs from March 29 to April 25. The two artists’ work creates a dialogue of complementing and contrasting styles and subject matter. The show is an examination of nature: Grant’s depictions of animals in their natural setting are paired with Labuschagne’s striking…
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Burger Wars, Episode III: April 2018!

Burger Wars, Episode III: April 2018! There’s a Burger War happening and we want you to be a part of it! For the month of April over 40 restaurants from Windsor to Digby will be participating in Burger Wars for Campaign for Kids! Here’s how it works.: Go to any one of the participating restaurants and order the designated burger. Log on to campaignforkids.com/burgerwars to add your comments, and rate the burgers, anytime between April 1 and April 30. At the end of the month, the restaurant with the top ratings will be awarded a fun burger-themed trophy and will…
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Mike Uncorked: Spring into Reading!

Mike Uncorked: Spring into Reading! By Mike Butler This is one of my favourite times of the year. Yes, spring, but mostly the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Annual Book Sale is happening now, and it’s the ultimate go-to place for inexpensive reading material to get me through the spring and summer months. I love to read and this book sale is always a busy triumph for book lovers.Take a minute to pop down to the sale and gather some new reading material. Take a friend and introduce them to this wonderful event which raises tons of money for various…
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Who’s Who: ‘Cowboy’ Harrison Czapalay: The Valley’s Bright Blue Light

Who’s Who: ‘Cowboy’ Harrison Czapalay: The Valley’s Bright Blue Light By Mike Butler Saddle up folks! Remember those Gene Autry, John Wayne, and Roy Rogers types who swept into town and made things better for the townspeople? Did you think they were long gone? Just when all hope was lost for a true gent to ride into town and makes things brighter, in sashays Harrison Czapalay! Cowboy Harrison Czapalay has become one of the most recognizable faces in the Valley and I am truly honoured to share his inspirational story and his efforts in lighting up the Valley for autism…
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The Art Spot: Carl Snyder

The Art Spot: Carl Snyder Carl Snyder’s photographs are currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours WHO: I am a retired commercial, advertising, and illustrative photographer living in Wolfville. I worked as a freelance photographer in Montreal and Toronto from 1980 to 2011, when I moved to Wolfville from Toronto. WHAT: My artistic medium is photography. I am interested in how literary phrasing can be presented visually, so my inspiration comes from writers who expand simple observations into wide thought panoramas. Here are some examples: Should we have stayed at…
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Wild Eats: Bessie North House and the Farm to Table Lifestyle

Wild Eats: Bessie North House and the Farm to Table Lifestyle By Avery Peters After many days of what seemed like spring, we had a resurgence of winter. As I pull up to Bessie North House I see a perfect row of buckets on each of their maple trees along the road. I am hoping for a view of the north mountain and their property, but even in this proximity, the storm clouds and mist are hanging low. The fields that were clear of snow for a few weeks are now covered again. I won’t be taking a farm tour…
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Recipe: B’Stilla: A Moroccan Chicken Pastry

B’Stilla: A Moroccan Chicken Pastry By 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, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Have you ever been intrigued by a certain recipe but were afraid to try it, maybe because it involved a seemingly strange combination of sweet and savoury that you thought might not work for your taste buds? I repeatedly was drawn…
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The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents Carmen, the Ballet, on March 31

The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents Carmen, the Ballet, on March 31 Closing its 2017-18 season with energy and passion, the Acadia Performing Arts Series presents Carmen, the Ballet, the famous tale re-imagined by the Atlantic Ballet Theatre and its founding artistic director and choreographer, Igor Dobrovolskiy. The story of Carmen is one of passion, seduction, and drama set to the iconic score by Bizet and Shchedrin. The performance begins at 7:30pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, March 31. As a very successful 2017-18 season comes to a close, the 2018-19 subscription season officially begins. During the…
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