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Q & A with Craig Cardiff

Q & A with Craig Cardiff Singer-Songwriter Craig Cardiff takes the stage at Acadia’s Manning Memorial Chapel in Wolfville on Wednesday October 10 at 7pm. The Grapevine: What was your childhood or earliest ambition? Craig Cardiff: A doctor. Our grandma, who was a nurse all her life, lived with us and indoctrinated the grandkids. GV: What is your favourite piece or song and when did you first hear it? CC: “It’s The End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” (REM). Grade seven on a Walkman. GV: How did you get started in the music industry?…
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2018 Valley Harvest Marathon Thanksgiving Weekend

2018 Valley Harvest Marathon Thanksgiving Weekend Submitted This year marks the 26th annual Valley Harvest Marathon, which takes place on Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7 in Wolfville. The event draws over 3500 participants from all over the world. On Saturday, there is a free kids run which is followed Sunday by a 5km, 10km, half, full and ultra (50km) marathon. Ben Brown (wheelchair racer) will once again be competing in the 10km, and the event also encourages walkers as well. This will be Susan Carbyn’s ninth year organizing this annual event. For her, it is more about giving…
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Katrina Bishop Concerts at the Whittle in Wolfville and Sea-Esta in Delhaven

Katrina Bishop Concerts at the Whittle in Wolfville and Sea-Esta in Delhaven By Mike Butler I’ve just been introduced to a fabulous musician who happens to be coming to the Valley this month, and you should all make time to go see her. Katrina Bishop is stopping by the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday October 20 to promote her CD Hopscotch, filled with songs about wine and cheese, bad drivers, muffins, and rain, among other things. It’s going to be a wonderful evening spearheaded by this very talent lady, along with her special guest, Jeff Jodrey. When speaking…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Growing Gratitude

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Growing Gratitude By Adrien Rawley, Horticulture Assistant and Educator There is something truly magical about autumn in the Annapolis Valley. The way the sun rises a little bit later every morning, peeking over the horizon further and further south with the passing days. The way the early morning glow catches the heavy dew carpeting the fields and forests, glinting with the last promises of summer’s heat. The way we gather, store, and share so much abundance, as evidenced by the bursting farmers markets, the activity of squirrels, and the profusion of seeds,…
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The Dome Chronicles: Apple Pie Time

In 1972, a boxcar from Toronto containing a menagerie of farm animals and an eager young couple pulled into the station platform in Kingston, Nova Scotia. They were bound for a deserted hundred-acre farm on the South Mountain, determined to preserve the foundations of farmsteads past while constructing a geodesic dome. They were pioneers of the future, armed with respect for tradition and an irrepressible sense of humour. They didn’t call themselves farmers. They were back-to-the-landers. Farming was industry and their calling was sustainability. Over the next forty years, through flood and fire, triumph and catastrophe, they persevered, unwittingly sowing…
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Giving Thanks: Valley Yoga Teachers on Yoga, Gratitude, and Thanksgiving Traditions

Giving Thanks: Valley Yoga Teachers on Yoga, Gratitude, and Thanksgiving Traditions Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays at The Grapevine, and this year we’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude in general. We asked yoga teachers from all over the Valley about yoga and gratitude. We also asked each of them to share a little something about their own Thanksgiving traditions along with their answers. The Grapevine: How does gratitude inform your yoga practice and teaching? “I am grateful every day that I am able to get to my yoga mat to practice even if it is for just…
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Devour! The Food Film Fest: Musician and Culinary Entrepreneur Questlove Joins Lineup

Devour! The Food Film Fest: Musician and Culinary Entrepreneur Questlove Joins Lineup Submitted Devour! The Food Film Fest announces the addition of musician, culinary entrepreneur, and James Beard Award-nominated author Questlove to the programming lineup for the eighth annual installment, taking place October 23 – 28, 2018 in Wolfville and Kings County, Nova Scotia. The musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and leader of the show’s house band, influential hip-hop group The Roots, Questlove will join 2018 Festival Co-Host Ali Hassan onstage on October 27 for an intimate conversation about food issues, culinary creativity, and his infamous…
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African Dance Classes Offered in Wolfville

African Dance Classes Offered in Wolfville By David Edelstein This fall, Mohamed and Marielle Duranteau are spicing up the Valley cultural scene with a series of classes in traditional West African dance at the Acadia University Chapel in Wolfville. Mohamed Duranteau is an accomplished dancer from Guinea, West Africa, who immigrated to Canada several years ago. He and his wife Marielle, who is originally from Nova Scotia, have been teaching dance together and performing for audiences for the last 12 years — first in Victoria, BC, then in Montreal, and now in Halifax. This is the first series of classes…
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In Review: Recent and Upcoming Happenings and Events around the Valley

In Review: Recent and Upcoming Happenings and Events around the Valley Kingstec’s Nosh Café Now Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am – 1:00pm, Nosh Café will be selling the delicious baked goods being produced in the college’s Baking and Pastry Arts program, including cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, fresh bread, cakes, pies and more! Valley Connector Program Fusion Annapolis Valley has just launched the Valley Connector Program. Run by the Valley REN, the program is modeled after the National Connector Program created by the Halifax Partnership. The Valley Connector Program is designed to help new residents, job seekers, and students…
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Free Vocal Lessons with Valley Voices

Free Vocal Lessons with Valley Voices By Linda Brehaut This fall, Valley Voices, the Annapolis Valley’s premier A Cappella female singing group, will be holding a program for women who love to sing called Find Your Voice. Each week during Find Your Voice participants will experience the learning of a song and will be provided with weekly music lessons in vocal production and performance. It is a six-week event, one hour per week, beginning on October 9 at 6:45pm. All rehearsals of the group, including this event, are held in the Christian Education Center at Kentville Baptist Church on 503…
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