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Wants & Needs

Do you know the difference between WANTS and NEEDS?  We all use these terms in our everyday life but do we really understand them. Do I really NEED a coffee or do I just WANT one? I know for sure that every day I NEED smiles, hugs and laughter. I know that every day I WANT breakfast, lunch and dinner. But…. well, just read on. Well over a year ago, maybe Summer 2013, I was walking down Central Avenue in Wolfville, just another ordinary day in my life, skipping back from the post office, and on the telephone pole was…
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To place a Wreath

At the Remembrance Day services held in Windsor, a young Girl Guide, who had also been selected as one of the students to place a wreath on behalf of her school, became distraught after being unable to make her way to the other chosen students in time to place the wreath. She returned to her Girl Guide troupe sobbing and buried her face in the arms of one of the Guide leaders who tried to console her disappointment. In front of the Girl Guide troupe, various military personnel were lined up ready to place wreaths on behalf of local businesses….
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Joshua Samuel Budish: Mastering The Field!

I rarely read the Athenaeum, you know, the Acadia Newspaper. Acadia is a HUGE part of the town of Wolfville and I love the buzz and feel of the town when the students arrive and spend their time here. They make the town feel alive and vibrant and, when they are polite and treat the town nicely, I enjoy them even more!  I picked up the Ath a few weeks ago and saw a small profile about Joshua Samuel Budish, a gentleman who has come into the Il Dolce Café a few times and was super friendly and talked about…
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Il Dolce Far Niente – One Sweet Year

Sometimes we need a change. Sometimes we need to try something different. Sometimes we need to grab a hold of what’s good and enjoy it for all it’s worth. Over a year ago, I needed a change. I needed a different job and a new path for myself. I needed a place of employment that didn’t feel like work, but instead was fun and enjoyable and a benefit to my psyche. I found all those things and more at IL Dolce Far Niente Espresso Bar in Wolfville.  On October 28th, IL Dolce Far Niente celebrates its One Year Birthday and…
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Small towns, small markets, big hearts.

Farmers’ markets are the kind of place you could say are ‘naturally primed’ for random acts of kindness. I remember one incident vividly from when I was a vendor at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. A young woman was chatting to me about my natural mosquito repellent and another woman joined our conversation, also interested. A nice exchange took place, smiles and laughter all around. The young woman went to purchase a bottle and realized she had no cash left. Flustered, she said she’d find some money and be back. When she left the older woman handed me enough money for…
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Rose Coloured Green Scene

OPINIONS We want to hear from you! We offer you, the reader, this section of the paper to share your positive or constructive thoughts on issues that matter to you. Please keep things brief (under 100 words), add your name to your opinion, and don’t use proper names of people or businesses when talking about others. Also, be aware that we tend to be a community-building paper; we hold the right to refuse publishing.  All letters are subject to edits for content and space. Rose Coloured Green Scene I think most of us can agree that the consumption of non-renewable…
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ON THE COVER

I’m an amateur nature and adventure photographer and I captured this leaf along the Gaspereau River Trail on October 26th. It was in one of the newly formed stream beds flowing down into the Gaspereau River after the heavy rains from the night before. The Gaspereau River Trail is an amazing place to hike; it can be done in three hours, in and out.  The trail is well defined and has a few wet sections, but the scenery is spectacular and varied, no matter which season you hike in. Near the end it dwindles down to a narrow path along…
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A Homecoming to Remember

My boyfriend and I met three years ago at Acadia. He was in third year, I was in first and although we’re from the same hometown we went to different high schools and didn’t know each other. I know a lot of people say it’s not possible to find love here, but it is, trust me. As an Acadia grad, he planned to make a trip up for Homecoming to reunite with fellow alumni he hadn’t seen since graduating two years ago – as that is what the weekend is all about. Friday night we attended the hockey game, had…
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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

By Darrin Harvey Sue is a superb cook. She put herself through Acadia as a caterer. This is one thing I can ‘cook’ (for lack of a better term) that we both really like. We mix it all up before work and come home to supper ready and the house smelling amazing.  It’s a fantastic, we’re-both-too-busy-to-cook fall meal. It makes leftovers for days. Ingredients 1 lb pork tenderloin 16oz jar of salsa 3 – 15oz cans of black beans I cup instant brown rice 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tsp ground cumin 2-3 tsp chili powder 1-1&1/2 tsp dried oregano…
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Wil Lang: TRIUMPHS OF THE WIL!

By Mike Butler I’m a busy man. There, I admitted it! Right here in PRINT, I admit to all my readers, I am a very busy man, but what about Wil Lang?  Seriously, check out this guy. Yes, it’s Wil with only one ‘L’ and if you’ve eaten at the Troy Restaurant in Wolfville, strolled through the Wolfville market, escaped to Pantoland in Fezziwig 2013, or just walked around town, then you’ve seen, heard of, or encountered Wil Lang. And if you haven’t, then you haven’t left the house in a very long time. I am busy but Wil Lang…
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