Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

“Fugitives and Heroes” at Hardware Gallery for September

“Fugitives and Heroes” at Hardware Gallery for September Submitted Hardware Gallery is pleased to present “Fugitives and Heroes,” featuring the work of artists Echo Nara and Michael Greer. The exhibit runs from August 30 to September 25. An opening reception, with the artists in attendance, will be held at the gallery, 36 Cornwallis Street, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday, September 12. All are welcome. Raised in Italy, Spain, and Belgium, Michael Greer was exposed to centuries of European artistic tradition from a young age. He studied fine arts at the University of Guelph, OCAD University, and the Academie des Beaux-Arts de Watermael-Boitsfort in…
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Town of Berwick Celebrates Its Roots with New Art Gallery

Town of Berwick Celebrates Its Roots with New Art Gallery By Anna Horsnell The Town of Berwick’s Apple Capital Museum recently opened the new Sally Horsnell Art Gallery to showcase paintings which herald the town’s historic buildings. With pride and gratitude, this writer would like to share a portion of the speech I made at the official opening on August 7 on behalf of the artist, my mother: Sally (Parker) Horsnell was born in the town of Berwick on January 23, 1934. Her family had already lived in Berwick for several generations and their lives were intertwined with the history…
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The Coldspring: A Refreshing Way to Enjoy History

The Coldspring: A Refreshing Way to Enjoy History By Bria Stokesbury Water so cold, clean, and refreshing. In Canada an abundance of clean water is one of our greatest national resources. One important source is spring water, which in certain spots flows to the earth’s surface from underground sources through an aquifer. Historically natural springs have been important places for humans as sources of life-giving sustenance, for the pursuit of health (“taking the waters”), and as the basis for natural and cultural inspiration. On Highway 12 between Kentville and Chester, one such natural spring can be found, and like so…
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Acadia Performing Arts Series Begins Season with Canadian Piano Quartet

Acadia Performing Arts Series Begins Season with Canadian Piano Quartet By François Côté Canadian Piano Quartet Sunday, September 15, 7:30pm Festival Theatre, Wolfville The Canadian Piano Quartet is the coming together of two of the finest piano duos of our time, the Duo Turgeon and the Bergmann Duo. Both husband and wife duos are regarded as global leaders of the multi-piano genre. They have established enviable world-wide reputations through hundreds of concerts and multiple recordings resulting in dozens of prestigious prizes and broadcasts throughout the world. Up to forty fingers tickling the ivory with virtuosity ! From September 2019 to…
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A Great Summer for the Acadia Community Learning Program

A Great Summer for the Acadia Community Learning Program By Sharon Churchill Roe This summer, the Acadia Community Learning Program hosted 65 participants in an English language program created for newcomer families in the Annapolis Valley. The Acadia Community Learning Program (ACLP) was launched in 2016 in response to the sudden influx of refugees from Syria and other parts of the Middle East and Africa. Summer language programs for parents and children, however, are not available in the Valley through federally and provincially funded programs because of a lack of funding in rural areas. To fill the gap over the…
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“Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Tour” Coming to Acadia’s Garden Room

“Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Tour” Coming to Acadia’s Garden Room Submitted meagan&amy, a vibrant Canadian duo formed by violinist Amy Hillis and pianist Meagan Milatz, share an intense passion for innovative programming and fearless music-making. Praised for their energy, sensitivity, and musical maturity, meagan&amy are about to embark on the first ever Pan-Canadian tour, a partnership between Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and Prairie Debut. The duo will launch this exciting initiative in Atlantic Canada for Debut Atlantic with seven concerts, including three concerts in Nova Scotian communities. From September 13-29, the duo will enthrall audiences with their program that…
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Authors @ Acadia Kicks Off

Authors @ Acadia Kicks Off Submitted The 2019-2020 Authors @ Acadia Series kicks off on Wednesday, September 18 with a reading by Sarah Faber in the Beveridge Arts Centre (Room 132). An exciting new voice in Canadian literature, Faber is originally from Toronto and studied creative writing and English literature at Concordia University in Montréal before making her home in Cape Breton. In addition to All Is Beauty Now, she has published work in literary journals, including Matrix and Brick. Set in Brazil in the 1960s, Faber’s first novel, All Is Beauty Now, offers a gripping portrait of an upper-crust…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Bridge Club

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Bridge Club By Marie Mossman If you’d like to learn to play the card game bridge with friendly people, try the Newcomers bridge interest group. The Newcomers bridge group plays on the second and and fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month. The group normally meets at the White Rock Community Centre, which accommodates three tables of players comfortably. If the number of expected players is low, they may enjoy their game in a member’s home. A coordinator informs players of any change in plans. You may wish to play bridge because of its reputation as a mental…
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Mike Uncorked: Poignant Dramedy Takes CentreStage

Mike Uncorked: Poignant Dramedy Takes CentreStage By Mike Butler As the summer starts winding down and the hustle and bustle of back to school takes over, on the weekends when you need a break, why not take in the latest show being produced by CentreStage Theatre in Kentville? You will not be disappointed in this crowd favourite that was produced many years ago but never fails to entertain over the years. The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, is a poignant drama with wonderful comedic elements and if you liked The Golden Girls, then you’ll love Ida, Lucille, and Doris! They’re…
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Who’s Who: Sandi and Guy (Porter-Breau)

Who’s Who: Sandi and Guy (Porter-Breau) By Mike Butler The Deep Roots Music Festival is right around the corner: a time when Wolfville bursts with incredible music, fun, and a special vibe that’s both welcoming and wonderful. It’s one of my favourite times of the year here in Wolfville, and with the festival comes the Deep Roots edition of The Grapevine and this special Who’s Who on some Deep Roots participants: Guy and Sandi! Here’s the scoop on this fascinating couple! Guy and Sandi met in Toronto in 2007. Sandi was working as a social worker and playing music with…
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