Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Who’s Who: Shelley Moore, The Moore the Better

Who’s Who: Shelley Moore, The Moore the Better By Mike Butler I truly believe there are three Shelley Moores out there, because she’s everywhere, and always doing so much for the community. I know, that’s a funny statement for me to make considering all the lakes my toes are dipped in, but I’ve known Shelley for about nine years and she is all over the place! I met Shelley during my very first show in December 2009, Brand New Year, when I was fortunate to share the stage with her daughter Meredith. It was evident early on how involved Shelley…
Read more

Dinner Out: Sparkling Wine Masterclass

Dinner Out: Sparkling Wine Masterclass By Scott Campbell Two of my all-time favourite things have to be food and wine. So when NSCC’s newest cool climate wine and viticulture faculty member, Patrick Cantieni, invited me to join him and Grand Pré Wines vineyard manager Devon Koeller at Benjamin Bridge Winery for a masterclass on sparkling wines with winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, along with food pairings by Le Caveau chef Jason Lynch, I knew I was in for a fantastic evening. Jean-Benoit guided us through the evening with his expert commentary on the elegant sparkling wines that were set before us. His…
Read more

Mike Uncorked: Winter Reading 2018

Mike Uncorked: Winter Reading 2018 By Mike Butler Warm fires (or heat pumps!), a mug of hot chocolate (or rum & egg nog), comfy sweatpants, and a bulky hoodie, wrapped up under your best-loved blanket, snuggled in with your favourite book: sounds like the perfect stormy winter day doesn’t it? Yes there’s shovelling, shopping, and holiday chaos this time of year but there’s also the chance to take in some magnificent literature. Never deprive yourself of the written word. Let me help you out by giving you my holiday wish list of must-reads for the winter season that are also…
Read more

Glow!: Annapolis Valley Honour Choir to Perform 30th Annual Concert

Glow!: Annapolis Valley Honour Choir to Perform 30th Annual Concert The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary, and will present their seasonal concert, “GLOW!”, on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. The choir’s two ensembles will perform music inspired by the wonder and mystery of the winter’s night sky, and the “glow” that we experience at this time of year, not only from the seasonal lights, sparkling starlight, candles, and burning fires, but from within. Together, the choirs and the audience will celebrate shining our own lights as a beacon in the darkness in an evening…
Read more

Valley Family Fun: The Countdown to Christmas is on!

Valley Family Fun: The Countdown to Christmas is on! By Laura Churchill Duke There is never so much fervour and excitement for the holidays as when there are children in the house! There are a couple of special things that you can do to get ready. These are some of our favourite countdown traditions. Elf of the Shelf Whether your kids believe in the Elf or not, it’s a whole lot of fun for the whole family to wake in the morning to see where the Elf is hiding or what mischief he has been up to! My biggest piece…
Read more

Lee’s Shop: The Little Business with a Big Heart Selling Products with a Story

Lee’s Shop: The Little Business with a Big Heart Selling Products with a Story By Lee & Francis The proud owner of Lee’s Shop in Canning is Lee Van Amerongen. Lee is a young man who loves his church, likes fast food, music, and books. Lee is proud to be called “Uncle Lee” by his niece and nephew, and treasures the time he spends with family and friends. Lee is also a young man with autism and significant seizure disorder. He is non-verbal, communicates with an ipad and alphabet board, and needs support for most aspects of his life. Lee…
Read more

Fundraiser Duo Recital to Showcase Mother-Daughter Virtuosity

Fundraiser Duo Recital to Showcase Mother-Daughter Virtuosity Submitted Clarinetist Jossée MacInnis and her mother, soprano Susan Dworkin, will perform together on December 18 in a duo recital that is sure to impress. The selections chosen for the concert will include classical Christmas music and baroque, romantic, and post-romantic composers including Schubert and Spohr. Jossée MacInnis was born in Montreal but was raised in Wolfville. She was awarded scholarships to study music at Mount Alison University in New Brunswick, and then at Western University, in Ontario. Now at l’Université de Montréal, she is about to begin her doctorate in clarinet performance….
Read more

Cadance Academy Dedicates Nutcracker Performances to Jacqueline Nassar

Cadance Academy Dedicates Nutcracker Performances to Jacqueline Nassar Submitted Gaea Jess, director of Cadance Academy, is excited about this very special show. “We have dedicated this year’s performances to Jacqueline Nassar, who helped Gaea mount the very first production back in 2006 and has been instrumental in coaching and choreographing every year since. Now after all her hard work and dedication to the show and the dancers over the years, she has retired and will be enjoying the show from the audience. We are so grateful to have been able to work with her and take her ideas and inspirations…
Read more

Annapolis Royal’s ARTsPLACE

Annapolis Royal’s ARTsPLACE By Wendy Elliott The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), which is based in Annapolis Royal, offers exhibits at its blue-sided ARTsPLACE along with varied programming. As of November 25, there is a show profiling five members of The Artist Way Collective, an exhibit of works by local artist Rion Microys, and a members’ exhibition all on display. Ted Lind, who serves as treasurer and secretary for ARCAC, says the local community relishes the visual arts. “We have three gallery spaces and one pop-up space,” he adds. “It’s a great place, it’s always busy.” Lind agrees that…
Read more

Exhibit of Masks from Around the World Opens at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Exhibit of Masks from Around the World Opens at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts By Katie Hall When Ross Creek’s executive director Chris O’Neill was looking for a final show for the Ross Creek Gallery’s Intersections series, she spoke to Sara Lee Lewis, a long-term supporter who has an extraordinary collection of masks from around the world, just down the road in Wolfville. Opening on December 2, 2018, the Lewis Mask Collection is the happy result of that initial conversation over a year ago. The exhibition is a display of international masks collected by Sara Lee and her late…
Read more