Feature Pet – PRINCE:

PRINCE: I am a sweet, gentle boy named Prince and am 5 years old. I am nervous around new people and will need an experienced pet owner to show me the love that I need. I walk well on a leash, and love to play fetch. I am neutered and up to date on all of my vaccinations…I am ready to find a furever home! You can meet me at the Kings County SPCA any day between 2pm and 5pm. 1285 County Home Road, Waterville. Visit our website at, check us out on Facebook or call 1-902-538-9075. Kings County…
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For the Health of it: Eat Your Weeds

Seasonal health secrets of Chinese medicine, shared by Devorah Fallows R.Ac., Wolfville “They’re quite tasty—honest.” My patient’s left eyebrow raised slowly of its own accord as she looked at me quizzically. “Eat your weeds! It’s that simple,” I explained. A conspiratorial grin crept across her face as she stood watching me in my crisp white doctor’s coat, giving my prescription: “Fresh young dandelion and nettle leaves: add them to everything. Use them just like you would use spinach.” Up and down the Valley there is an explosion of colour: rows of flowering fruit trees and grapevines, alternating with rows of…
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May 10 to October 11 | Harbourville After many months of planning, the North Mountain Market will become a reality … every Saturday morning. The historic Harbourville United Church will be home to the weekly market. The church sits on the bluffs, overlooking the Bay of Fundy, in the charming fishing village of Harbourville. You will find a welcoming space: a place to celebrate and enhance local culture and heritage through art, music and the weekly market, which will host a diversity of goods, from fresh produce to art. The market takes place every Saturday morning 8am to noon, May…
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Anonymous Gift Card

As many folks know, I am currently unemployed. The job hunt goes on but it has been pretty stressful. However, my community helps me stay sane by passing on possible job leads, or helping with job-hunting tips, or just by giving me hugs as they pass by (hugs really do make everything better). And today, some lovely anonymous person left a $20 Just Us gift card on my table while I was on an errand. Thank you my fellow Wolfvillians for being so totally awesome. Donna-Lynne M. Holmes

The Blue Sky Journal

The Blue Sky Journal was not that different from the Grapevine. In 1979, a group of community-minded writers and photographers decided to start an alternative newspaper in the area. The Blue Sky Journal was born of a desire to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the Valley. Issue #1, in October 1979, described our vision: “The creation of a monthly news media, a lively view of the community and the issues which affect us, and a showcase for local writers.” The publication was first released with two editions per month, then changed to monthly and sold for…
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Pothole Repair

 By Pamela Swanigan Nova Scotia: 2014-’15 total road-maintenance investment, $235 million. (Major construction $70 million, asphalt and resurfacing $114 million, bridge replacement/rehabilitation $35 million). Provincial government is responsible for maintaining 90% of NS highways. Wolfville: $200,000-$250,000/year for street maintenance. Kings County: Less than $5,000/year on pothole repair. 22.5 kilometres of road (municipalities and province responsible for rest); number of potholes not available, but Acting Public Works Manager Tim Bouter says they “haven’t dealt with a high amount of potholes to date.” Halifax: 2011 to 2013, between $560,000 and $850,000/year on potholes. 1,780 kilometres of road; average 6,000 potholes/year. Calgary: 2013,…
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Dreyfuss is a large, gorgeous, neutered male grey tabby who we estimate to be about 3 years old. He was found by a good Samaritan in a very remote area and he is very affectionate! Wolfville Animal Hospital,   12-112 Front St., Wolfville . 542 3422

Cheaton Cup 2014

By Lindsay Doucet The Tradition What is the Cheaton Cup? It’s a hockey game between two on-campus residences: Chipman and Eaton/Christofor (EC). The game first took place in 1996 and every year since then, Chipman and EC have participated in this tradition. Every year, Acadia students choose a side and cheer on their favourite team. The proceeds from the game are given to a charity of our choice. The Lead Up We understand that this event requires a lot of preparation in order to mitigate risks and to ensure that everyone enjoys it safely. We have held meetings since January…
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Jennica Elder

TATTOO ARTIST: Jason Mahar I’ve always loved the look of anatomical hearts and honestly I just wanted a tattoo that looked cool. There’s no real meaning behind it and I don’t really think there needs to be a meaning behind it. I have tattoos that have a lot of personal meaning and I have tattoos that I have just because I love the artistry. This tattoo is special because I gave my artist a very general idea and let him add whatever elements he wanted to it. Blood? Check. Thorns? Check. Disease? Check. Man eating plants? Check. This tattoo is…
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Trip to the Vet

After work, I met my husband at the vet’s office. We had booked the last appointment of the work day to discuss my dog’s biopsy results with the vet, only to be told, “I thought it was benign but it is the worst – malignant melanoma – we can just keep him comfortable… probably 5 months…” We took the news and left the office, going to our separate cars. I was heading toward home, feeling pretty heavy, but the gas tank was near empty so I went to the gas station to fill up. That’s when I realized I had…
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