Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Way Back When

Way Back When DATE: circa 1928MATERIALS: PaperMEASUREMENTS: 30.5 cm L x 35.5 cm WSCOPE & CONTENT: This photo is of the Grade 10 students of Wolfville High School in 1928. The students acted out a scene entitled “A Grecian Scene” as part of the school’s Christmas Competition. Some of the people include: Lloyd Shaw, Lloyd Macpherson, Rex Porter, Joyce Sears, Harold Perry, Enid Coldwell, Helen Perry, Lorna Bishop, Frances Porter, Rose Cohen, John Murphy, Phyllis Barteau, Helen Fowler, Ralph Creighton, John Eaton, Marguerite Fowler, John Roach, Mabel Burgher, Florence Jodrey, Helen Young, Betty Williams, Jennie Pulsifer, Julia Burgher, Mildred Smith,…
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Art Actually

Art ActuallyBy Anna Horsnell Artists are different creatures. They communicate in a language that goes beyond words. They see possibilities and potential where others might not. Whether their chosen medium is photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, video, or any other visual art, artists attempt to shine a light and draw attention. They point to the beautiful and the sublime, the unjust and the controversial. They hold up a mirror, and capture the moment. They inspire and they confound. Most of all, artists mark a universal wall to say humanity was here. In this time and in this place, we lived….
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Christmas Services 2019

Christmas Services 2019Carols, candlelight, and pageants too! Here you’ll be able to find just the service to celebrate the season in the Valley December 15 A Blue Christmas ServiceCanard Community Church, 1315 Highway 341 (Upper Canard)7pmThis is a special service for those who find Christmas difficult or sad, a service to help them know it is okay to feel that way and to join with others in the same situation. C.A.K.E. Kids for Christ musicalKentville United Baptist Church, 503 Main Street, Kentville11amA Christmas children’s musical entitled Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment December 21 Quiet ChristmasHoly Trinity Anglican, 45 Main St,…
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If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin

If I Ever Get Out Of DublinLocal playwright writes and directs new show about highs and lows of travellingMike Butler Allen D. Hume knows the ups and downs and highs and lows of travelling! After a wonky trip to Europe, Allen decided to put the experience to use and share it with theatre audiences by writing a new script entitled If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin. Those of us who have travelled abroad know about delays, obstacles, lost luggage, cold hotel rooms, and expensive food, and in Allen’s new play ALL of those bumps and more are explored through…
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What’s Growing at Acadia: Student-Led Research

What’s Growing at Acadia: Student-Led ResearchBy Laura Clerk, BScH 2020 Tucked away on the lower floor of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, plants, lichen, and fungi are being dried and pressed, then carefully glued to paper. These specimens, preserved and displayed in an almost artistic way, will become part of the E.C. Smith Herbarium and Irving Biodiversity Collection. The mounting and labelling process is just one step of many that occur at the Herbarium, one of three parts of the biodiversity collection within the Centre. Although the Herbarium moved into the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre in 2002, its…
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! A delight for the whole family. Ken Lugwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to the CentreStage’s Upper Performance Centre. It…
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Consider Massage Therapy as a Part of Your Self-Care

Description Edit Consider Massage Therapy as a Part of Your Self-CareBy Farron Sharp Touch is the first sense we develop in vitro. At 3 weeks our sensory nerve receptors begin to allow the sensation of touch to travel from the outer surface of the body to the brain. Our sense of touch communicates temperature, pain levels, textures, and pressure. Therapeutic touch in infants is shown to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, and obesity as observed in institutionalized children and premature neonates. Massage therapy is the professional practice of therapeutic touch. As we approach the end of the calendar…
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In With the New

In With the New When you are planning for holiday gift buying or entertaining, why not try one of these new businesses in the Valley? Studio Philippe Goldsmith, 468 Main Street, WolfvilleObscured by scaffolding for a few months, Studio Philippe Goldsmith is now out in the open, and ready for customers! The shop offers a collection of fine designer jewellery items, made on site. Their gemstones are ethically sourced, and their metalsmithing and diamonds are from recycled or reclaimed sources.facebook.com/studiophilippegoldsmith Two Hearts General Store, 416 Main Street, WolfvilleOne of the newest members of the Wolfville business community is Two Hearts…
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Growing Local for a Greener Campus

Growing Local for a Greener CampusSubmitted Eating local is now easier and greener at Acadia University. The Growcer is an out-of-the-box local food solution located steps away from the dining hall. Acadia partnered with its food service provider, Chartwells, to bring the hydroponic vertical growing system housed inside a repurposed shipping container to campus. It will produce greens and microgreens year-round and employ students. It’s the first of its kind for post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada. “This is just one example of out-of-the-box thinking at Acadia in support of our students and greening the campus,” says Jodie Noiles, Acadia’s Sustainability…
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