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Local Libations: What to try this Season

We have a fantastic and ever-expanding selection of local beers, ciders, and spirits in our region! Check out our libations map for all the Valley has to offer. Cheers! Meander River Farm and Brewery (Brewery)906 Woodville Road, Ashdalemeanderriverfarm.ca Schoolhouse Brewery (Brewery)40 Water Street, Windsorschoolhousebrewery.ca Annapolis Cider Company (Cidery)388 Main Street, Wolfvilledrinkannapolis.ca Noggins Cider (Cidery)10009 Hwy #1, Greenwichnogginsfarm.ca/cider Paddy’s Brew Pub (Brewery)Kentville and Wolfvillepaddyspub.ca/brewery Barrelling Tide Distillery (Distillery)1164 Parkway Drive, Port Williamsbarrellingtidedistillery.com Wayfarers’ Ale Society (Brewery)1116 Kars Street, Port Williamswayfarersale.ca Bad Apple Brewhouse & Mosaic Brewing Co. (Brewery)515 Parker Condon Road, Somersetbadapplebrewhouse.ca Still Fired Distilleries (Distillery)9543 Highway 8, Annapolis Royalstillfireddistilleries.com Lunn’s…
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March is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Submitted Nova Scotia farmers will help students understand the importance of growing food locally during Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, beginning Monday, March 1. The campaign, which encourages students in all grades to learn and celebrate Canada’s agriculture, began in Nova Scotia and is marking its 10th anniversary. “A thriving agriculture sector is critical to supporting a stronger economy in Nova Scotia,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “By hearing stories of how our food is grown, students will better understand the importance of producing food locally and learn about career opportunities in agriculture at the same time.” This year, students in…
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Valley Credit Union Makes $20,000 Donation to Coldest Night of the Year

Submitted Valley Credit Union staff collected $15,000 in donations for Coldest Night of the Year, Annapolis Valley! That is more than double their initial target! The staff started fundraising in the fall. In addition to collecting donations in-branch, they sold snowflake cookies provided by Fresh From The Oven in Greenwood and sold tickets for two different prize draws: one for a Christmas gift card tree and one for two Nova Scotia themed signs, one donated by Valley Flowers and Crafts and the other donated by one of our amazing members! “We are so impressed by the staff’s hard work and…
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Nature Time for All: Addressing Barriers to Outdoor Recreation

Judy Lipp, Program Coordinator, Flying Squirrel Adventures Many of us by now have heard about and understand the need for regular nature time, and perhaps have even implemented a regular routine to support our health and wellness. Scientific research has shown consistently that time in nature can support physical, mental, and emotional well-being at all ages. Indeed, access to nature is a fundamental human right that should be available to all. The pandemic does seem to have raised our collective consciousness about the importance of regular time outside, but follow through is not always easy, and for some it’s not…
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Introducing Transition Wolfville Area

Submitted Transition Wolfville Area first got going in 2016, went into a dormant phase in 2018-19, and then sprouted anew to become incorporated as a non-profit in 2020, only to have its growth spurt stunted by the multiplying challenges of that year. Given the constant state of upheaval we all find ourselves in, it is all the more urgent that in 2021 we come together to find creative and local ways of living in more respectful, reciprocal, relational, and joyous ways. With that in mind, we are announcing our spring plans for Locavisioning with verve and verse! We welcome all…
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Schoolhouse Brewery Launches “Community Stout” to Support Local Food Bank

100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Matthew 25 Windsor & District Food Bank Submitted It’s no secret that every food service business in Nova Scotia was affected during the pandemic, resulting in service changes or shut downs across the province. While many are struggling to adapt and keep afloat, one small business in Windsor is putting its energy elsewhere. Schoolhouse Brewery, a microbrewery and taproom in downtown Windsor, is committed to helping the most important food service business there is in the area: the Matthew 25 Windsor & District Food Bank. Despite shutting down its taproom for…
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New Awards to Support Community Leadership Among Black Acadia Students

Submitted Through generous gifts from a wide variety of alumni donors and in support of the university’s commitment to anti-racism, Acadia University is pleased to announce the Edwin Borden Awards. Named in honour of Edwin Borden, an Acadia alumnus who was one of the first Black individuals in Canada to be granted a Bachelor’s (1892) and Master’s (1896), these awards will recognize community engagement and leadership among Black Acadia students. Borden was from Truro, Nova Scotia, and went on to earn a PhD and enjoy a distinguished career as a church leader and college president in the United States. Acadia…
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“Out of the Pandemic” at Jack’s Gallery

Submitted The Acadia University Studio Art Program in conjunction with Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville, will be presenting an exhibition titled “Out of the Pandemic,” which showcases acrylic paintings on canvas created by students enrolled in the independent study winter term course. This exhibition has been organized and curated by Acadia instructor Judith J. Leidl. Dates for the exhibition are Saturday, March 6 until Saturday, April 26. Participating students include Lena Gallant, Derek Gaudet, Jinhong Jiang, and Elianna McKinnon. The art work explores the question—as we come out of the worldwide pandemic—what important knowledge did we glean from this unprecedented situation? Students…
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Mike Uncorked: Ben Brown’s Paralympic Dinner and Auction!

Mike Uncorked: Ben Brown’s Paralympic Dinner and Auction!By Mike Butler Do you live in the Valley? Okay, the province? Well, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of parathlete extraordinaire Ben Brown! On March 7, Ben has a special fundraiser he’s planned and he needs your support! I am highly recommending you mark your calendars everyone! Ben is a wheelchair racer chasing a goal to be one of the best racers in the world, and Ben is over the moon to be representing Canada at the 2021 Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan (depending on the global situation. Keep all fingers crossed…
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Willow Bank Cemetery Needs Some Help

Wendy Elliott Wolfville’s Willow Bank Cemetery on Gaspereau Avenue, which was started in 1882, needs some help. The manager is retired and most long-serving members of the incorporated board are hoping to retire too. Serving on a new board would be a civic contribution, but not a huge time commitment based on previous history. Anyone with family connections or, indeed, anyone with an interest in volunteering can contact W. Elliott by emailing: welliott@bellaliant.net. As a result of Wolfville’s growing population prior to Confederation, the Old Burying Ground on Main Street was maxing out in the 1870s. Therefore the Willowbank Cemetery…
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