Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Seed Library coming to Berwick and Lawrencetown Libraries

Seed Library coming to Berwick and Lawrencetown Libraries By Tim Jackson, Community Engagement Assistant Annapolis Valley Regional Library Looking for a family project that leads to healthy food choices and sustainable communities? Need seeds to finish planting your vegetable garden? Is growing vegetables new to you? We can help. Starting Tuesday, May 2, the Dr. Frank W. Morse Memorial Library in Lawrencetown and the Berwick & District Library are inviting the public to stop by and pick up a free packet of seeds, complete with planting instructions. All you have to do, is browse the packets, show us your library…
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Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm: Support for Mental Health

Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm: Support for Mental Health By Angela McMullen From a young age, Charlotte Paul of Mount Denson knew that she wanted to help others. Initially, she believed this could be achieved through nursing. Although a nursing career would enable her do this, she wanted to help people who faced specific challenges and barriers, especially persons living with mental illness. Time and circumstance provided her with the opportunity to succeed in doing just that. Charlotte is a recent graduate of the Social Services program at NSCC Kingstec. As a student, she decided that she wanted to “make an…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Adventure On! Family Nature Day

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Adventure On! Family Nature Day By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Over 300 environmental educators from across Canada are gathering on campus this May long weekend. Acadia is excited to be hosting The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) conference. EECOM is Canada’s only national, bilingual, and charitable network for environmental learning. They strive to ensure that Canadians are environmentally literate, engaged in stewardship, and working together to contribute to a healthy, sustainable future. Families are invited to be a part of the conference on Saturday May 20. Join us…
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Who’s Who: Justin Brown, Music Man!

Who’s Who: Justin Brown, Music Man! By Mike Butler Greetings Grapevine readers! I got a pretty special gent to tell you about in this issue’s Who’s Who. This is a really neat story of someone who was involved with theatre years ago, who came to my attention through their day job, and then out of nowhere burst back into the musical theatre scene in the Valley. He is really embracing his love and passion for entertaining audiences, and I am so excited to tell you about Justin Brown and the upcoming production he’s in – The Music Man! This handsome,…
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Grapevine on Government: King-Hants Counts – A New Political Advocacy Group in Our Community

Grapevine on Government: King-Hants Counts – A New Political Advocacy Group in Our Community By Emily Kathan A group of citizens in the Valley have recently come together to advocate for electoral reform. You may have heard something before about proposed changes to our current “first-past-the-post” system, including multiple parties promising electoral reform in the last federal election. What would electoral reform mean? According to King’s-Hants Counts members, Carolyn Campbell, S.J. Hauer, and Bill Zimmerman, electoral reform would create a voting system “that would make Parliament more consensual, resulting in better decision making, and encouraging all citizens to become more…
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The Dome Chronicles: The Baby Quilt

The Dome Chronicles: The Baby Quilt By Garry Leeson In 1981 we were busy running our new auction centre in Aylesford. Although we were primarily a livestock auction, we also sold other commodities like furniture and antiques. One day Andrea suggested that we try conducting a quilt auction to further diversify our business and help the local quilters to get better prices for their long hours of work. I was against the idea, so, of course, it turned out to be a roaring success. Hundreds of quilts sold at premium prices leaving a cash register full of commissions. We knew…
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Concert Band Music in Wolfville

Concert Band Music in Wolfville Join the Wolfville New Horizons Band and the Kings Community Concert Band for an evening of Concert Band Music – Marches, Overtures, Pop Tunes, and some Classic Arrangements at 7pm on Wednesday May 10 at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Admission FREE.   Did you ever hear a community band on your travels and think, gee I wish we had one in our town. Well, we do, almost! The New Horizons Band consists of supposedly seniors (youngers have successfully snuck in) who either played a long time ago and wanted to try again, or those who…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Lasagna Gardening

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Lasagna Gardening By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Gardening is great for helping practice patience. I am impatient by nature, and no matter how much I sing to my soil, I will always have to wait for the fresh taste of peas in the pod straight from the vine. Spring in the garden is a time for patiently waiting for the soil to warm and for the frost to pass. It’s a time to plan for future harvests and a time to prepare the earth for planting. If you haven’t started a…
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Openings!

Openings! The busy season is here! Our Valley is bursting with businesses opening, events happening, places to be, and things to see! Here is a selection of what’s opening for the season. Luckett Vineyards 1293 Grand Pre Road, Wolfville Opening: May 1 “Dining, shopping, tours, and tastings…The Cellar Door is open for your enjoyment from May to October. We invite you to sit and sample from our local menu while enjoying the stunning views over Blomidon and the Minas Basin from our Crush Pad Bistro daily between the hours of 11am-4pm. Looking for light fare and a glass of wine…
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Mike Uncorked: SPREADING RUMORS AROUND THE THEATRE!

Mike Uncorked: SPREADING RUMORS AROUND THE THEATRE! By Mike Butler First, I want to thank Edalene Theatre and CentreStage Theatre for putting on two shows with very catchy titles… it made my job of thinking up a title for this article that much easier. The wonderful world of Valley community theatre is alive and well with so many shows coming your way. Check out the ValleyEvents.ca website for all the theatre and music shows going on and certainly the theatre listings in your Grapevine is a good place to check as well. I want to tell you about two exceptional…
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