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Songs for Our Fragile Earth

Songs for Our Fragile Earth By Kim Barlow Friday, September 20, was a big day around the world. It was the launch of an intense week of global activism focused on climate change, urging governments to act. Here in the Valley we did our part. Glooscap Elementary School planted trees for their new outdoor classroom, Acadia University students led a climate strike from campus through town, and at the Wolfville Farmers Market, a very special afternoon helped get people in the spirit of hope and inspiration. Celes and Sue Davar came to our community not long ago, but have contributed…
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Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor!

Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor! By Mike Butler “I want your fear! For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you!” These brilliant, poetic words are the work of acclaimed author Bram Stoker, from his 1897 classic novel Dracula. Through Stoker’s words, the story of the most famous vampire ever leapt from the pages and burned itself into our literary culture. From the pages of the novel, the character of Dracula graced the silver screen in adaptation after…
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BEA Atlantic Film Series Presents City Dreamers in Wolfville

BEA Atlantic Film Series Presents City Dreamers in Wolfville Submitted Building Equality in Architecture Atlantic (BEA Atlantic) is proud to present the second feature in its film series which debuted in May 2019. The BEAA Film Series aims to bring films relevant to the architecture and design disciplines to Atlantic Canada, with a particular focus on the roles that women and other underrepresented groups have played in shaping the design professions. The film being presented for the October feature is City Dreamers, a film by Joseph Hillel, Maison 4:3 and Couzin Films. In City Dreamers we meet Phyllis Lambert, Blanche…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Potluck Dining Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Potluck Dining Group If you like to eat delicious food with congenial people, you’ll enjoy the Newcomers potluck interest group. In the past, the emphasis of the potluck group was on the cooks’ favourite recipes, ones they were experienced in making, whereas the gourmet group’s emphasis was on theme, and recipes were often new to the cooks. At a gourmet dinner, members discussed how to overcome problems with the new recipes and novel ways to present the food. Today, the main difference is there’s no theme for potluck dinners. The potluck dining group’s goal is pared down…
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Town of Wolfville Seeks Public Input on Draft MPS at Open House

Town of Wolfville Seeks Public Input on Draft MPS at Open House Wolfville’s new draft planning documents are up for discussion and the Town needs you to provide your input! On Thursday, October 10, between 3pm and 7:30pm in Council Chambers at Wolfville Town Hall, join councillors, members of the planning advisory committee, and Town staff at an open house public participation event to learn more about the Town’s new draft planning documents. This is an opportunity for members of the public to get involved, find out what the changes are, and provide their comments and any concerns. “It is…
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Book Launch: Two Crows Sorrow

Book Launch: Two Crows Sorrow Submitted Join Laura Churchill Duke on Saturday, October 26 at 7pm as she celebrates the launch of her first book, Two Crows Sorrow. Two Crows Sorrow is a work of creative nonfiction following the life of Theresa McAuley Robinson, who lived on the North Mountain at the turn of the twentieth century. The book is a true account of Theresa’s love and devotion for her children and her farmland, which ultimately led to her demise. This event, held in the upper performance centre of CentreStage Theatre in Kentville, will feature readings by the author, folk…
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First Annual Harvest Dinner on October 24 at Tattingstone Inn

First Annual Harvest Dinner on October 24 at Tattingstone Inn “This is the First Annual Harvest Dinner and we are excited to partner with chef Nelson Penner to honour the many local farms, orchards, and vineyards,” says Erika Banting of the Tattingstone Inn. The dinner will feature eight dishes, each created to highlight the many diverse products grown in the Annapolis Valley. The event promise to be an extraordinary evening of exquisite flavours. “We have invited eight local vineyards to provide a vintage wine from their cellar,” says Banting. “Nelson will create a dish to compliment each wine thereby creating…
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Who’s Who: Melanie Besemer: Homes Are Where Her Heart Is!

Who’s Who: Melanie Besemer Homes Are Where Her Heart Is! By Mike Butler Melanie Besemer: The lady on the poster on the bike with the flower basket! Clearly you know who I’m talking about right? Well, one day I passed a very cute bicycle on Main Street, Wolfville, complete with a basket full of fresh flowers with Melanie’s photo attached to it, and I knew immediately that I wanted to include her in my Who’s Who column. Let’s go on a ride and learn more about this very busy member of our community! Melanie was born and raised in a…
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Giving Light a Place to Perform

Giving Light a Place to Perform By Anna Horsnell For artist Catherine van der Woerd, colour and light truly lie at the heart of her creations. She paints with stained glass and the very nature of the medium comes to life with the changing light. Flickering, deepening, brightening with intensity, this is art that awakens with the sun. Her summer studio in Harbourville has large windows overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Inspiration surrounds her between the ever-changing sky and ocean, and the fields and forest framing her cottage. Van der Woerd’s artwork is properly described as glass on glass mosaic,…
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Valley Harvest Feast for School Food

Valley Harvest Feast for School Food Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | jennyosburn.com Chefs and restaurateurs from all over the Annapolis Valley will band together at the Berwick and District Lions Hall on October 19 to cook a Valley harvest feast and change school food for the better. Chefs Jason Lynch, Chantelle Webb, and Nelson Penner are part of the culinary team tying on their aprons to support Berwick School’s Pay-What-You-Can Healthy Lunch Program. The Union Street will start off the party with their famous grazing table, loaded with tasty appetizers, while the Lions open the bar….
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