Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

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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NATIONAL PAIN AWARENESS WEEK

Mike Uncorked: NATIONAL PAIN AWARENESS WEEKBy Mike Butler November 3-9 is National Pain Awareness Week. This is something that I have never heard of until recently, and I feel so fortunate to be able to share everything I have learned about it with you. There’s so many ailments that require our attention and to be able to tell you about this special week is a great privilege. Virginia McIntyre is an executive member of the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network, board member of the People In Pain Network, and facilitator for the Annapolis Valley Pain Self-Management Education and Support group, and…
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What’s Growing at Acadia: Corophium: A Tasty Feast for Sandpipers

What’s Growing at Acadia: Corophium: A Tasty Feast for SandpipersBy Sarah Lavallée (Class of 2022) This past summer was a busy one for student and Arthur Irving Scholar Sydney Scholten. Now in her final year at Acadia, Scholten spent the summer in the laboratories of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and at Avonport Beach conducting research for her honours degree. Scholten’s honours research concerns what are commonly referred to as “mud shrimp” in the Bay of Fundy. Scientifically known as Corophium volutator, they are a member of a suborder of crustaceans called amphipods. Corophium is actually considered a keystone…
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What is a Mushroom Foray?

What is a Mushroom Foray?By Philicity Byers This past weekend was the 11th annual fall mushroom foray organized by the Nova Scotia Mycological Society, held at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, near Canning. Upon my return from the event, my roommate asked me what a mushroom foray was, so, to my roommate and anyone else who is wondering: Most simply, a mushroom foray is an expedition for the purpose of collecting mushrooms, but it’s a lot more than just that. It’s a gathering of people who are interested in unearthing – literally and figuratively – the world of fungi….
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