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The 5th Annual Rockabilly Weekend

Green Goblin Customs, located at 2671 Highway 358, Canning, will be host to the 5th Annual Rockabilly Weekend on August 16-17. Vintage cars will start coming in around 9am Saturday morning with the festivities lasting until 5pm on Sunday. Owner Chad Hiltz will be chopping the roof on a 52 International truck cab and tattoo artists from Everlasting Ink will be in the house both days. On Sunday there will be a pinup contest and girls are still welcomed to join – no experience needed! HiDefRods Photography will be selling prints of photos taken on site, and the car awards…
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Rolled Oatcakes

My mom was good at baking a lot of things but these oatcakes were one of my favourite things she did.  I remember eating them for breakfast in the morning with homemade strawberry jam. She would always make a big batch but they wouldn’t last very long in our house! Ingredients: 4 cups oats 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable shortening 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water (I like to add a sprinkle of cardamon just to make them my own!) Method: Mix oats, sugar, salt and flour. Cut in…
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NEW CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL LAUNCHED IN NOVA SCOTIA

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (August 21 – 24) Sold-out performances in 2013 of award-winning choreographer Randy Glynn’s acclaimed “Dancing in the Third Act” have now morphed into a four-day contemporary dance festival. “Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal” (FODAR) runs August 21 through 24 at King’s Theatre. FODAR features performances by locally-based Company of Angels, Mocean Dance of Halifax, and Toronto’s JD Dance. The event is, in fact, a festival within a festival, running as part of “ARTs Unleashed!”, an arts festival running from August 16 through 24 in Annapolis Royal. FODAR began last year when Glynn created a new…
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KEVIN CAMERON: how LOGO can he go?

I speak for many people when I say that the Wolfville Farmers’ Market is an incredible venue. The food, music, artists, etc. found within those walls on Wednesdays and Saturdays are spectacular assets to our community. This week’s “Who’s Who” is someone I “met” at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, even though he wasn’t actually present. I came across his business card on the huge rack off to the right as you enter the building. Have you seen this rack?  It’s filled to the brim with so many neat and intriguing people. Kevin Cameron’s rack card caught my eye instantly and…
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Parks and Mikereation

This has been a week filled with amazing highs and buckets of nostalgia. What has happened since the last Mike Uncorked? Well, I was part of the Grapely Ghost Walk tour last Friday and two of my oldest and dearest friends were in the crowd. Seeing them and hearing their laughter brought back so many memories of the three of us in high school, acting like fools – except this time it was just me acting the fool. One of those friends has been in my life for 30 years and I love her to bits! I met her the…
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SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE  FUNDY FILM AUTUMN 2014 SCHEDULE

We think this year’s Fundy Film Autumn schedule is an exciting series and we hope you do too! We also want you to know that the Fundy Film Society is planning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first event held in the newly opened Al Whittle Theatre which happened on November 7, 2004 (and included the lighting of the illustrious and newly refurbished marquee).  Details will be listed on our website (as they develop), in our Autumn brochure, and shared at screening announcements. In the meantime, we hope each of you is having a great summer and we look…
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ON THE COVER

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is now blooming at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. This stunning native plant is rare across its range due to the aggressive eradication of its relative, Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca).  Milkweeds are the only larval host for Monarch butterflies.  Planting Swamp Milkweed in your garden is a great way to attract butterflies while supporting biodiversity. The Botanical Gardens are on the Campus of Acadia University and are free to the public daily from dawn to dusk. botanicalgardens.acadiau.ca Melanie Priesnitz Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Acadia University, Wolfville, NS Butterflies, Bees and Milkweed Butterflies and bees are big…
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F is for FISHING

Fishing is one of those quintessential Maritime activities everyone should try at least once. It’s also a great activity to do with your kids. Fishing with children can be really enjoyable. There is no perfect age to begin, as a lot of it depends on the child’s personality. Many children can start as young as two or three years old. Although there is fishing equipment available for children, most fishing gurus suggest just letting children use adult gear as it works better. When teaching your children to fish, start on shore to make sure children have a lot of space…
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Chef Dave Smart  |  Front & Central   902-542-0588 | frontandcentral.com With strawberry and rhubarb season wrapping up, I got to thinking back upon our apple crumble from this past fall – where we cooked the components separately and brought them together in the bowl. The best part about a perfectly cooked pot of stewed fruit infused with vanilla bean then topped with a delicious and crunchy crumble is that this base recipe can be used to highlight whatever fruit is in season.  Along with a complimentary spice/herb infusion (peaches and star anise….summer berries and cardamom….apples and ginger…to name a…
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STEVEN KENNARD – As the Wood Turns!

This Who’s Who was both a blast from the past and a very fortunate boost to the present for me. I have known Steven Kennard since about 1998 and it’s been a pleasure catching up with him. Steven and Ellie were two of my favourite customers when I used to work at Blockbuster Video in New Minas (a hundred years ago). I was an overweight, awkward teenager who was eager to excel at his first job and Steven and Ellie always made me feel intelligent and helpful. They always treated me with respect and maturity and that meant a great…
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