Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: STEPHEN SCHNEIDER

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: STEPHEN SCHNEIDER By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Stephen Schneider, the NDP Candidate for Kings South   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: LEO GLAVINE

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: LEO GLAVINE By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Leo Glavine, the Liberal Candidate for Kings West.   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by…
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East Coast Classical coming June 2–4, a festival to watch for

East Coast Classical coming June 2–4, a festival to watch for By Janet Kirkconnell Festivals are not new to Wolfville. The most recent of three major festivals (apart from the on-campus New Music Festival begun in 2007; and the International Guitar Festival), the festival of popular music, Deep Roots, The Heartbeat of the Valley as it calls itself, over ten years ago thrust its then hesitant roots into the soil of Wolfville. And has flourished. The other two have come and gone. First off was Opera East, an opera festival  and workshop with international and national participants, heady stuff while…
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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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