Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Valentine’s Day made Simple with NS Wines

Valentine’s Day made Simple with NS Wines By Laila North, Go North Tours So many of us panic to make Valentine’s Day special for the one we love. We scramble to get a reservation at a fancy restaurant only to find it noisy and far from the intimate evening we anticipated. Avoid the crowded restaurants and make a fabulous dinner at home paired with Nova Scotia wines! Here are some ideas to help inspire you!! Start the evening with Avondale Sky Lady Slipper Rose ($17). This pink wine sets the Valentine’s Day mood and reveals notes of cranberry, cherry, and…
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Active and Healthy Living: Microphone

Active and Healthy Living: Microphone By Lee-Ann Cudmore Registered Acupuncturist | Call/text 902-300-5100 | valleyacu.ca The scope of this article has shifted with our changing political environment. To start, if I was to use restraint, I would simply do a review on the artist and call the song “Microphone” – the best song you will hear this year. I could tell you of the beauty in her honesty, and the empowerment in her realizations, but that is not enough. Whether Kinley Dowling intended to or not she has created a song that is a rally cry, a marching song, for…
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Nova Scotia Icewine Festival Events

NS Icewine Festival Events The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is an annual event highlighting the local wine, Icewine and cuisine produced in Nova Scotia. The event is presented by the following wineries: Domaine de Grand Pré Luckett Vineyards Blomidon Estate Winery L’Acadie Vineyards Saint Famille Winery Gaspereau Vineyards Planters Ridge For more information and event tickets, visit: nsicewinefest.com Saturday February 25 Tasting Event 12pm – 4pm Wine and Food pairings from 9 participating wineries (guest wineries: Benjamin Bridge and Lightfoot & Wolfville) , pig roast, raclette , bonfire,  and guest Annapolis Cider Company. Ghost Walk 4pm Valley Ghostwalks will be…
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All Hands on Tech: How Volunteers in Kings County are Preparing Young Generations for Careers in Computer Sciences

All Hands on Tech: How Volunteers in Kings County are Preparing Young Generations for Careers in Computer Sciences By Genevieve Allen Hearn It is impossible not to imagine what your child will grow up to be. I have a four-month old, and often wonder if he’ll have the gravitas to be in politics, or the analytical mind of an engineer, or perhaps the creative impulses of a musician. More often than not, however, I imagine him working a job that doesn’t yet exist or is far from fathomable in the current landscape of careers. After all, fifteen years ago there…
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The Best of the Bunch 2016 Results

Food & Drink Best Restaurant (fine dining) WINNER – Troy 12 Elm Avenue, Wolfville troyrestaurant.ca Runner Up – Blomidon Inn 195 Main Street, Wolfville blomidon.ns.ca Best restaurant (casual) WINNER – Union Street Café 183 Commercial Street, Berwick unionstreetcafe.ca Runner Up – Paddy’s Irish Pub & Rosie’s Restaurant 46 Aberdeen Street, Kentville 460 Main Street, Wolfville paddyspub.ca Best Venue for Drinks WINNER – The Library Pub & Merchant Wine Bar Tavern 472 Main Street, Wolfville thelibrarypub.ca Runner Up – The Spitfire Arms Alehouse 29 Water Street, Windsor spitfirearms.com Best Craft Beer WINNER– Schoolhouse Brewery 40 Water Street, Windsor schoolhousebrewery.ca Runner Up…
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On the Cover: Women with Issues (24 per year, to be precise)

On the Cover: Women with Issues (24 per year, to be precise) It’s the Tuesday night of what we call Grapevine Week. By Thursday, The Grapevine newspapers will be hustled around the Valley, dropped off on countertops and waiting room tables across towns and villages, and everything in-between. At this point, most of the work is already done. Mike Butler has conducted his biweekly interview for the Who’s Who. Melanie Priesnitz has already pondered the seasonal offerings of the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and worked her thoughts into a report for the Acadia page. The organizers of the Church fundraiser…
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East Indian Split Pea Soup

East Indian Split Pea Soup By Jenny Osburn, The Union Street Cafe Cookbook A good split pea soup is one of winter’s greatest pleasures. My mom made it often when I was growing up and she still reigns as the Pea Soup Queen. Hers used to be made with a meaty ham bone, but is now most often vegetarian; thick with sweet potato, celery, onions, and carrot and spiced up with toasted cumin. When I ran a restaurant, we spiked our version with everything from pulled pork to maple sausage, always to good reviews. This version keeps all the comforting…
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Grease is the Word!

Grease is the Word! By Mike Butler Grease is coming to Windsor! Grab your steady and get her ready, put your mittens on your kittens, and make a date and don’t be late to see Quick as a Wink Theatre’s fast-paced, toe-tapping production of Grease! Filled with some of the most recognizable songs and characters in live musical theatre history, Grease tells the story of a group of students at Rydell High as they sing and dance their way through their final year of school, dealing with relationships, friendships, and rival gangs! Grease was first performed in 1972 and became…
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Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception

Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception Saturday, January 14 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm Please join us for the opening of the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. This much anticipated community exhibition celebrates the creative work in our community. We look forward to seeing what new work our community has created! The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. The opening is a night not to be missed. Acadia University Art Gallery Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University Wolfville