Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Who’s Who: Wendy Elliot, A WOW Woman

Who’s Who: Wendy Elliot, A WOW Woman By Mike Butler This is big news everyone! I mean really BIG news! With this Who’s Who profile I have finally scored what was once the impossible: an interview with Wendy Elliott! Why is this so big? Because Wendy the journalist is now the subject, as opposed to being the writer… under the sharp wit and probing mind of ME! I’m so excited to tell you about this very special person with whom, I’m sure, we all have a connection to somehow. When I was 13 years old I travelled to Italy. As…
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A Holiday Tradition Returns for 11th Year!

A Holiday Tradition Returns for 11th Year! By Laila North This year marks the 11th Anniversary for Cadance Academy’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Festival Theatre. With performances on December 10 and 11, this lively and colourful production is sure to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit and impress audiences of all ages. Cadance Academy’s Director, Gaea Jess, is looking forward to this year’s show. “We’ve all been working so hard on this production – as they say putting our ‘blood, sweat and tears’ into it. I’m so proud of our dancers, and the show just gets better and…
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Book Launch: Box of Delights Bookstore

Book Launch: Box of Delights Bookstore “The Caves of Castleguard” A Canadian fantasy for all ages by Heather Pyrcz 7pm-8pm, December 15, 2016 466 Main Street, Wolfville Borealis Press invites you to help celebrate the release of “The Caves of Castleguard”, Book One in the Canadian fantasy trilogy: “Tales of the Shining Mountains” by Heather Pyrcz. Please join us for a talk, slideshow, and reading on December 15 from 7pm-8pm at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville. The story follows the lives of The Keepers, a community of grizzly bears bred for life in the high reaches of the…
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Joe Trio to Perform at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, November 19

Joe Trio to Perform at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, November 19 Joe Trio will entertain at the Acadia Performing Arts Series on Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Joe Trio is Cameron Wilson, violin, Charles Inkman, cello and Allen Stiles, piano. JOE TRIO is not your average piano trio. They don’t want to be neatly categorized, but instead strive for diversity, versatility, and more than a little humour and unpredictability. Their repertoire consists of the classics – from Papa Haydn to Uncle Shostakovich, new works by contemporary composers, and their own…
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Acadia Research: Plastic Consumption by Waterfowl

Acadia Research: Plastic Consumption by Waterfowl By Erika Holland, BScH MSc (candidate) I am a second year MSc student at Acadia University researching plastic ingestion by waterfowl found in Canada. When I started my research a year ago, there was no information available on plastic ingestion by freshwater birds, in contrast to the wealth of information for seabirds. Since the 1960s, studies have found plastics in the stomachs of many seabirds. In 2015, 56% of seabird species ingested plastic, and current estimates suggest that, without major changes, 99% of all seabird species will be ingesting plastics by 2050. These high…
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Holiday Gift Guide By Laura Churchill Duke

Holiday Gift Guide By Laura Churchill Duke, valleyfamilyfun.ca This Christmas, why not give a homemade gift? There are a lot of places you can go for kids to make something themselves. Start with the Clayground Studio in Wolfville! Kids can make a painted pottery piece, or older kids can try a fusible glass craft. Be sure to check the dates beforehand to find out when the last day is that the pottery will be prepared before Christmas! The Firefly Makery, located in Bridgetown, is a store that promotes local crafters and artists from the Valley. A variety of workshops are…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – The Language of Flowers

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – The Language of Flowers By Melanie Priesnitz Gifting plants and flowers has long been a tradition for a myriad of occasions. We give bouquets and potted plants in times of joy and sorrow, for celebration, and for commiseration. My favourite bouquets are the ones that hold special meaning. They are the ones collected by my partner who arrives home late and muddy because he stopped on the side of the road and fell in the ditch to reach the roadside daisies that he knows I love. They are the ones gathered…
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Acadia’s English Language Centre Looking for Homestay Hosts

Acadia’s English Language Centre Looking for Homestay Hosts By Sharon Churchill Roe, English Language Centre Acadia University’s English Language Centre is looking for homestays to host students in their homes from February to December, 2017. This winter, we have several students arriving from Japan who will be studying at Acadia until December. They would all like to stay with Canadian families, but we currently do not have enough families to host them all. Great Homestay Hosts are all different: they can be couples with children, young and old; empty nesters; or single moms and dads. However, they all are patient…
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AVRL News: Books – the gift you can open again and again

AVRL News: Books – the gift you can open again and again By Angela Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator, Annapolis Valley Regional Library Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. If you’ve ever sat with a child on your lap, and shared a picture book, you know the magic…
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“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” By Caravan Theatre

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” By Caravan Theatre Caravan Theatre brings alive the magic of Christmas with its dramatic retelling of Dylan Thomas’ timeless classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. Performing on a modest stage embellished only by Thomas’ poetic and evocative language, four actors transport the audience back to old-time Christmases of years gone by. Meet teacup-tipping aunts, snoring uncles, and boys who tumble into adventures out in the snow. Join them for this family-friendly story recounting the awe and wonder of childhood immortalized in holidays past. Show dates: Monday, December 5, 7pm, Dawn Oman Art Gallery 298 Granville…
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