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Cheaton Cup 2014

By Lindsay Doucet The Tradition What is the Cheaton Cup? It’s a hockey game between two on-campus residences: Chipman and Eaton/Christofor (EC). The game first took place in 1996 and every year since then, Chipman and EC have participated in this tradition. Every year, Acadia students choose a side and cheer on their favourite team. The proceeds from the game are given to a charity of our choice. The Lead Up We understand that this event requires a lot of preparation in order to mitigate risks and to ensure that everyone enjoys it safely. We have held meetings since January…
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Jennica Elder

TATTOO ARTIST: Jason Mahar I’ve always loved the look of anatomical hearts and honestly I just wanted a tattoo that looked cool. There’s no real meaning behind it and I don’t really think there needs to be a meaning behind it. I have tattoos that have a lot of personal meaning and I have tattoos that I have just because I love the artistry. This tattoo is special because I gave my artist a very general idea and let him add whatever elements he wanted to it. Blood? Check. Thorns? Check. Disease? Check. Man eating plants? Check. This tattoo is…
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Trip to the Vet

After work, I met my husband at the vet’s office. We had booked the last appointment of the work day to discuss my dog’s biopsy results with the vet, only to be told, “I thought it was benign but it is the worst – malignant melanoma – we can just keep him comfortable… probably 5 months…” We took the news and left the office, going to our separate cars. I was heading toward home, feeling pretty heavy, but the gas tank was near empty so I went to the gas station to fill up. That’s when I realized I had…
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Acadia Performing Arts Series 2014-15

The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to announce its 2014-’15 season.  The series opens in September with the twin pianos of the dynamic Duo Turgeon, followed in October by the Zodiac Trio with a beautiful program for clarinet, violin and piano. In November, the celebrated Elmer Iseler Singers will display their unique brand of choral excellence.Tafelmusik, Canada’s premier baroque orchestra, presents the Galileo Project with its stunning images accompanied by the music of the period. Measha Brueggergosman’s Christmas is a special series add-on in December. The Tom Regan Memorial Concert will open the second half of the season in…
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Lost and Found

What once was lost…. now is found! It’s freezing rain outside, Patsy Cline is playing on my stereo, laundry is tumbling in the dryer, and I am snacking on roasted almonds and contemplating loss. Seems like a depressing topic for me, doesn’t it? Well, you’re incorrect. It’s actually a very positive thing to discuss. I’ll prove it. On three occasions this past week I was called “a light”. All three times I asked the person, “What do you mean?” and they’ve explained: “Mike, you are a positive, bright and happy presence in the world and you never exude anything but…
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Gluten-Free Pecan-Date Loaf

What more can you ask for from a loaf? Gluten-free, no added sugar, full of nutrient-rich nuts, dates and flax—and most importantly, delicious! This loaf is quite dense, so it slices up nicely. It would be perfect for freezing and then toasting for breakfast. You could also turn it into a dozen muffins, but keep an eye on the time, as they will not need to cook as long. 1 1/3 c. pitted dates pinch of baking soda 3/4 c. water 1 free-range organic egg 1/3 c. butter 1 c. gluten-free baking mix 3/4 tsp guar gum 1 tsp baking…
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Tanya Barnett: A Fine Balance!

Tanya Barnett: Wife, mother (of three), grandmother (of two). Those are the basics about this extraordinary woman, but Tanya is also a counselor, mediator, seeker of knowledge, and lover of all endeavours creative. To me, having just got to know Tanya through this profile, it is clear that she is a light for many, an inspiration to many more, and one of the bravest and strongest people I’ve ever written about. Tanya moved to this area from B.C. 17 years ago. She loves the generous community here that surrounds her and her family! Tanya came to my attention through simple…
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Mary Ganong In Her Own Words

I come from good peasant genes – Eastern European – Romania, actually. We were poor. I remember my mother taking in boarders. My first job was in a candy store at the age of 10. Then I used to work in the schmata business, the rag trade, for $5 a week. I’ve seen signs: No Jews or dogs allowed. Coke bottle glasses, hand-me down clothes, terrible shyness. That was my teenage years. What saved me was politics and love…My grandma loved me. We shared a bed. She hugged me and she admired me and she made me laugh. I learned from…
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The Fracking Issue

EDITOR’S UPDATE “I now have very little appetite to participate in such a discussion in the Grapevine, especially given the cartoon that was presented in the last issue. ‘Fracking’ is clearly not an issue that your newspaper is interested in dispassionately discussing (note that the cartoon in the last issue was not labelled as an editorial, which it clearly was, and so you failed your readership on that one).“   Of all the feedback from the February 6th issue, the statement above from an Acadia professor spoke to us the loudest. Our decision to run an anti-fracking cartoon strip from…
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Lisa Boheme and Kevin Hernandez

Well, I’ve hooked another COUPLE for Who’s Who… these profiles are so much fun to write because I get to learn about TWO people, instead of just one, who have established themselves in our community. And this couple certainly has left their mark… well, a hole actually…. A Donut Hole! Lisa Boheme and her husband/partner Kevin Hernandez have become a sweet retreat at the Farmer’s Market lately, selling their Mortiscycle donuts. But before we get to that, let’s find out a bit more about each of them, shall we? Lisa is originally from La Jolla, California and lived in Victoria,…
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