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Novel Ideas For The Summer!

My addiction to reading has reached a new level. I read before bed, I read before my work shifts start. I read at the dentist’s office, while my laundry is drying, at my yard sale between customers and lately, I’ve started reading while walking to work. I can’t chew gum and walk at the same time, but I can get through at least 20 pages of a novel between my place and Il Dolce each morning. I love to read and I love to promote reading. Soon the true warmth of summer will be in the air and people will…
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Mona Parsons Commemoration

A campaign has begun to commemorate Wolfville’s unlikely war heroine Mona Parsons.  “This project isn’t just about remembering the contributions of a community member,” says Andria Hill-Lehr, who wrote Parsons’ biography. “There are many who deserve that. This is about honouring the memory of a woman who, though she never wore a uniform or carried a gun, was willing to put her life on the line when she found herself in war zone and seized upon the only thing she could do to support the Allies in their fight against Hitler.” “The contributions of women to Canada’s historical narrative have…
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Interested In Getting Your Hands Dirty?

Gain some volunteer hours down at the Acadia Farm, where we practice organic farming on produce that supplies Acadia’s own Wheelock Meal Hall. At the farm you will find different gardening techniques such as companion planting, sheet mulching, herb growing, a food forest, and composting. As well, you can see local plot-holders experiment with gardening. If you are interested in volunteering, here are the times when I am always at the farm: Morning:  Thursdays 9–11:30am Afternoon:  Tuesdays 1-3 pm Evening:  Wednesdays  6-8pm: Meeting at the Farmers’ Market for  30 mins and then 6:30 at the farm Contact: Erika Gardham  Farm…
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LIDDLE AT THE WHITTLE!

In case you haven’t heard yet, a really big deal is going to happen here in Wolfville on June 14! Expect to see our town invaded by coin belts & a trail of glitter as belly dancers from all over the Atlantic provinces gather for a weekend of workshops & a show. I fell in love with tribal belly dance over 10 years ago after visiting San Francisco. And then, not long after, I saw the Belly Dance Superstars (a large troupe of dancers created by Miles Copeland, former manager of ‘The Police’) in Vancouver & was immediately entranced by…
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SLUFOOT

Feature Pet – SLUFOOT:  Slufoot is a domestic short-haired black and white male born May 15, 2010. This handsome tuxedo kitty with double paws was surrendered by his owners. He needs to be on a special diet. He is such an attractive cat with giant paws! Wolfville Animal Hospital,   12-112 Front St., Wolfville . 542 3422  wolfvilleanimalhospital@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Laurel Green:A Splash of Green!!!

Let’s see. Laurel Green loves the arts and appreciates everything associated with the arts. She’s new to Wolfville… do you think she’ll fit in and find something to do? Laurel Green is from Upper Saint John River Valley, New Brunswick. She grew up on a Christmas tree farm in a small Scottish farming settlement outside the village of Perth-Andover. I can see the sign now: “Christmas trees for Sale… Have a GREEN Christmas.” Laurel spent most of her childhood in the woods, playing and developing a love of nature. She says, “My two younger brothers and I would cut and…
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Classic Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse originally was a stew made by Marseille fishermen using the bony rockfish that they were unable to sell to restaurants or markets. This French seafood stew shows off the catch of the day in a flavourful homemade stock. Herbed rouille (a thick bread-based garlic sauce) spooned onto the soup or spread on toasted baguette slices adds a special finishing touch. Lewis Acker Bouillabaisse ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 fennel, cored and thinly sliced 1 leek, (white and light green parts) sliced 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 c. dry white…
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Rachel Bobbitt

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for agreeing to be in the Who’s Who. I have never been this nervous to write about someone. I know that as you read this, you’re smiling with that infectious smile of yours and saying, “Why would you be nervous to write about me? I’m so boring,” Well, Rachel, you are wrong! I am nervous because for years you’ve sat in the audience and watched me perform in many shows and have always been a great support to me, as well as a wonderful person to work with, but it’s your natural and genuine…
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HAIR TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW!!

Well, I am game for just about any new adventure and I am willing to try practically everything, as long as it’s safe and not crazy (like bungee jumping or driving standard). I have tested many of my comfort zones for this column, but this one went above and beyond, I think! I have been MANSCAPED, and I want to share the experience with you.   Last year, the kind folks at the In Good Hands Nails and Esthetics Spa in Wolfville invited me over to have a pedicure, try out some of their products, and then write about them….
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Feature Pet – PRINCE:

PRINCE: I am a sweet, gentle boy named Prince and am 5 years old. I am nervous around new people and will need an experienced pet owner to show me the love that I need. I walk well on a leash, and love to play fetch. I am neutered and up to date on all of my vaccinations…I am ready to find a furever home! You can meet me at the Kings County SPCA any day between 2pm and 5pm. 1285 County Home Road, Waterville. Visit our website at www.kings.spcans.ca, check us out on Facebook or call 1-902-538-9075. Kings County…
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