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Smokin’ Line-up

Smokin’ Entertainment, producers of a mixed array of fine talent coming through our Valley, has a great line-up planned in the next couple of weeks: GROOVEBACK- Saturday, December 11th Reservoir Bistro & Lounge – Gerrish St., Windsor (eat throughout the week for FREE passes) No cover before 10pm, $5 after This four-piece from Pictou County are ready to tear it up! These guys took home TOP SPOT at the Upper Clements Park/K-Rock “Battle of the Bands”. Their musical sound and style is hard to label under any certain genre, but if need be, it can be classified as Funk Rock,…
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Acadia Cinema’s Upcoming Anniversary

A landmark on Wolfville’s Main Street is having its 100th anniversary in the new year, and the celebration includes you! The front portion of the Acadia Cinema building was built in 1907. It became a cultural venue in the small university town in 1911 when the opera house was added at the back. Today the Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre and Studio-Z are on the old opera house site. In 1927 the venue became the Orpheum Theatre, as the burgeoning film industry began to outpace live performance. In 1947 the wooden structure was rebuilt as the Acadia Theatre, a single…
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A King’s Christmas

A Feast of Seasonal Song and Story The King’s College Chapel Choir is delighted to present its third annual Christmas concert, A King’s Christmas. The choir has performed to appreciative audiences in Halifax and Lunenburg since 2008, when the Chronicle Herald declared A King’s Christmas “an unquestioned tradition maker,” but this is the first time the concert has come to Wolfville. Under the direction of Grammywinning musician Paul Halley, the choir will perform carols both old and new, interspersed with seasonal readings by guest narrator Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company. The concert includes works by Herbert…
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Fight cancer locally!

With no private insurance and financially crippling Pharmacare co-payments for medications, what choices would you make to fight cancer? Would you choose the medications that could save your life and empty what savings you do have? What happens when your savings are gone? Susanne Winters, who has worked hard all her life, was recently down-sized from her job (and consequently from having private insurance). She now finds herself making choices as well as battling cancer. Maybe you, like me, thought we would be covered if it happens to us. Actually, Nova Scotia’s Cancer Program provides complete coverage only for those…
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Valley Yurt Builders go to Kyrgyzstan

It has been a long time dream for us (Selene, Alex and Yara Cole of Little Foot Yurts) to travel to Kyrgyzstan to study with traditional yurt and felt masters. After months of planning and with the help of the Kyrgyz Community Based Tourism Association, we ventured to Kyrgyzstan this past June. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country, rich in mountains, high altitude pastures and alpine lakes. Kyrgyz culture is most concentrated in rural areas and has a semi-nomadic way of life with seasonal traditions. The rugged countryside’s historic architecture is not buildings but self-contained communities with movable homes called yurts…
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Biography of Silas Tertius Rand

Shirley Soleil has written a biography of Silas Tertius Rand, a man who contributed to the rich history of Canada and, more specifically, the Maritime Provinces. Rand was born on May 17th or 18th, 1810 and spent his early years in Cornwallis Township, now part of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. He became well known throughout the Maritime provinces for his dedication to the First Nations people, the Mi’kmaq. Originally Rand set out to evangelize the First Nations people. As his relationships with them developed he became a friend who advocated on their behalf in the social, educational, religious…
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War Child Benefit Concert

Imagine……. Thom Swift, The Hupman Brothers Band, The Dungaree Brothers, Ken Shorely, Tracey Clements, Harry Roberts, some surprise guests, and……..a World without War. Harry Roberts, with the help of Linda Wheeldon, brings this lineup to a 4th Annual War Child Canada fundraising concert at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday December 11 at 8pm. Tickets are just $15 and available at Just Us Coffee, Wolfville, as of November 14th. On a quest to denounce war and create awareness about the causes and perpetrators of war while at the same time supporting this truly honourable charity, propelled by the…
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Deep-Seated

Album Review of Loveseat Volume 1 by The Hupman Brothers Band The Hupman Brothers wear a lot of musical hats: energetic late-night blues band, acoustic folk duet, soulful balladeers. In their new album, set to be released at a big concert this Saturday, they have their electric dynamo chapeaus firmly in place, tearing through a wide range of genres and styles with tracks that would make the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Marvin Gaye, and Herbie Hancock all proud. There are songs to dance to, songs to make love to, and songs to gun it down to Memphis to. As their…
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Cuddle up to an exhibition of hooked rugs

Margaret Forsey’s art has been described as fun, colouful, folky, cheerful, feminist, cozy and fuzzy. Her work as an artist has led her from studies at NASCAD, to artist in residence at the Craft Council of Newfoundland Clay Studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland, then at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, and back East to work, live, and teach art in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The first pieces in her current series, which have been inspired by the folk art traditions in Newfoundland and by her work as a doula and caregiver to children, will be…
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Heather Pineo Regan: The Ivory Tickler

This will be a Who’s Who first: Heather Pineo Regan is the first interviewee I have never met! It’s amazing what technology can do when you need to interview someone thanks email! I am so thankful Heather was recommended to me for a Who’s Who profile –I hope this article gives Heather some exposure. Heather was born and raised in Nova Scotia and began her formal musical training in Halifax at the age of nine. It was while studying piano at the Maritime Conservatory of Music that she first appeared as a soloist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Heather received…
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