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Gaspereau Press to hold its TWENTIETH Wayzgoose & Open House

Gaspereau Press to hold its TWENTIETH Wayzgoose & Open HouseSubmitted On Saturday October 26, Gaspereau Press will host its 20th annual ‘wayzgoose’ and open house at its printshop in Kentville, Nova Scotia. The day-long public event will feature talks by guest letterpress printers from Minnesota and Ontario, readings by some of the press’s authors, and an afternoon open house at the printshop with demonstrations of various aspects of book production and printing. This year’s guest printers are Mary Bruno, proprietor of Bruno Press in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, and Larry Thompson, proprietor of The Greyweathers Press in Merrickville, Ontario. Bruno and…
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Meet the Arts Programming Director at Ross Creek

Meet the Arts Programming Director at Ross Creek By Anna Horsnell Ian Funke-McKay seems the perfect fit for his new position as arts programming director at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning. His generous smile exudes enthusiasm while guiding visitors through the main facility, past gallery spaces and rehearsal halls and a group of home-schooled children here for an arts experience. He knows firsthand what this place offers. Having grown up in Scots Bay, he spent his summers immersed in the various youth programs at Ross Creek, and by 2013 was involved in facilitating a number of their…
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Where To Get Your Scare This Hallowe’en

Where To Get Your Scare This Hallowe’en: Explore Ghost Town in Annapolis RoyalOctober 24 – 31, 2019 GHOSTLY GARDENS AFTER DARK: October 24, 25 and 266:30-8:30pm – Rain or Shine!A hauntingly good time for the whole family.Where: Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens,441 St George Street, Annapolis Royal.Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).Tickets: $7 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under)Purchase tickets online, or at the door.Information: 902-532-7018 CANDLELIGHT GRAVEYARD TOURS: October 24, 25 and 269:30pm – Rain or Shine!Join Alan Melanson as he introduces you to ghosts of our past!Where: Fort Anne National Historic Site…
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Dinner Out: Benjamin Bridge turns 20!

Dinner Out: Benjamin Bridge turns 20!By Scott Campbell If you’re a local lover of wines, or a lover of local wines, you will undoubtedly know of Benjamin Bridge winery. This year Benjamin Bridge celebrates 20 years of amazing winemaking and these people know how to have a birthday party. Last month a group of lucky diners were treated to two very impressive experiences. First we were honoured to be a part of the very first event to be held in the newly-created event space and tasting room at the winery. Although renovations are still under way in other parts of…
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Upcoming Events at Middleton’s Macdonald Museum

Upcoming Events at Middleton’s Macdonald Museum Bridge Parties: Mondays, September 23, October 7, and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2. 1:00 pm. Admission $5.00. Light refreshments. Greenwood Camera Club Exhibit: October and November Opening Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00pm. Steve Skafte: author and photographer mapping Nova Scotia’s abandoned roads, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00pm. Safe Halloween: Trick or treating and various activities, Thursday, October 31 at 5:30pm. Free admission. 33rd Annual Christmas Craft Sale: Friday, November 22, 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, November 23, 10:00am – 4:00 pm. Old-Fashioned Christmas Tea: Enjoy lots of goodies! Everyone is invited…
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A. L. Hardy’s Impact on Tourism

A. L. Hardy’s Impact on Tourism By Larry Keddy, Kings County Museum Amos Lawson Hardy was born on October 4, 1860 at Allendale, near Lockeport on the South Shore, yet it was in the spring of 1892, when he moved to Kentville and began work as a photographer, that he left a mark on his profession which lasted long after his death in 1935. In 1847, almost a hundred years after the expulsion of the Acadians, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Evangeline,” was published in Boston. In it, Longfellow immortalized a people, a place, and time, transforming historical fact into romantic…
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Kings County Museum Events

Kings County Museum Events Exhibit: Maladies, Remedies, & Pharmacies The Spanish Flu Pandemic (1918-1920) Opening October 1, 2019 In 1918, as World War One swept across Europe, a silent and deadly enemy overtook the entire world. The Spanish Flu Pandemic resulted in the death of between 50 to 100 million people yet it is largely forgotten today. This exhibit explores this catastrophic event and how it impacted the people of Kings County. TALK: Abandoned RCAF Radar Station BEAVERBANK with Bud Berntson, 111 Wing Dartmouth Tuesday, October 29, 7:30pm In 1950 manned bomber raids by the Soviet Union over Nova Scotia…
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Authors @ Acadia: Madeline Bassnett

Authors @ Acadia: Madeline Bassnett By Wanda Campbell Madeline Bassnett will be reading from her poetry on Monday, October 7 at 7pm in the Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Memorial Library, in this year’s second installment of Authors @ Acadia, brought to you by Acadia’s Department of English and Theatre, and Gaspereau Press. Bassnett is the author of two chapbooks, Pilgrimage (2016) and Elegies (2011), and a literary monograph, Women, Food Exchange, and Governance in Early Modern England (2016), but on October 7, she will be reading from her first full-length poetry collection, Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau, 2019), which contains…
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Dispatches from Acadia’s Walker Mycology Lab

Dispatches from Acadia’s Walker Mycology Lab By Bruce Malloch When most people think of fungi, it is usually mushrooms and mouldy bread that come to mind, however an incredible diversity of fungi exist all around us. Many species go without being noticed because the body of a fungus is essentially a network of microscopic filaments. These filaments snake through all manner of habitats where they are not easily seen, such as in the roots and shoots of plants, or the dust in our homes. This growth form is so successful that they are virtually ubiquitous in the world, growing in…
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A Mushroom Foray at The Booker School

A Mushroom Foray at The Booker School By Jen Wheeldon On Friday September 13, the ‘early years,’ primary, and grade one classes at The Booker School in Port Williams spent the afternoon exploring the school forest with Jocelyn Hatt and myself, Jen Wheeldon. As amateur naturalists and mycologists, Joss and I frequently spend time in the woods with our respective children. My daughter Norah attends The Booker School, and they spend time outdoors and use the natural environments at the school, such as the forest on campus, to enhance learning opportunities. The students at The Booker School often go on…
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