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The New Windsor Makers Studio

The New Windsor Makers StudioBy Anna Horsnell Windsor is home to an exciting new community space where anyone can explore their creative side. From photography to sewing to woodworking, the opportunities are almost endless and everyone is welcome. This is a place to try something new, share what you know, or work together on a community project. This is the new Windsor Makers Studio at 21 Gerrish Street. Stepping through the door is to step into big open spaces generously divided into various creative work areas, including a textile studio for sewing and other needle work, an impressive wood-working shop,…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Food and Fun Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Food and Fun Interest Group How is this group different from the Newcomers gourmet and potluck groups? Food and Fun is designed for the person who wants to escape cooking. The fun activity may range through joining others to watch a movie at a cinema, hiking to a hidden waterfall, skiing in winter, playing a game of ultimate frisbee, visiting local museums, or carpooling to Halifax to visit Pier 21. Food and Fun has happened since the early years of Newcomers, and about twenty people intend to participate this year. Turnout for an activity varies from five…
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Who’s Who: Kym Hume: Girl Strong

Who’s Who: Kym Hume: Girl StrongBy Mike Butler Oh that SMILE! It’s as warm as her hugs and as glowing as her personality. This powerful, intelligent, and vibrant woman is an inspiration to so many here in our valley and beyond. I am so proud to call her my friend and to feature her here (finally!) for everyone to read about. Kym Hume is a Valley girl. She lived in Middleton with her parents and siblings until she moved to Halifax to go to university. She grew up in a loving, animal-centered and political family with her dad, veterinarian and…
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Coco Love Alcorn’s Release Tour for Rebirth Comes to Wolfville

Coco Love Alcorn’s Release Tour for Rebirth Comes to Wolfville Coco Love Alcorn’s career has spanned over 25 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances and award nominations including Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Join the legendary soul-folk singer-songwriteras she celebrates the release of her latest album, Rebirth with two events at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre. Alcorn’s new album features a collection of songs that will captivate audiences and showcase her dynamic vocals. With soulful melodies, heartbeat grooves, and lyrics that come from a personal place, yet speak to the listener on…
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Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery

Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery The Valley’s newest art gallery is officially open in Kentville. Tides Contemporary Art Gallery is a non-profit gallery featuring the work of more than a dozen established and emerging artists from Kings County and southwestern Nova Scotia. The gallery is a project of the Kentville Art Gallery Society (KAGS) which is also involved in other public art and community education projects in the area. Tides is located at 36 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, across from the Kings County Museum. “Our gallery is simply a transition from the vision and hard work of Hardware Gallery,…
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Featurepreneur: Conrad Mullins Insight into the life of an architectural designer

Featurepreneur: Conrad MullinsInsight into the life of an architectural designerBy Genevieve Allen Hearn Insight Design Co., owned and operated by Conrad Mullins, is a design firm based in Windsor. The company does many things, from conceptual drawings and drafting to consulting and project management, and it all started from a love of building tree forts. The Grapevine (GV): Tell us about what got you into architectural design.Conrad Mullins (CM): As a child I had a fascination with tree forts, endlessly redesigning my bedroom, carpentry, and now building science. GV: We have watched Insight Design work on some cool projects over…
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In With the New

In With the New When you are planning for holiday gift buying or entertaining, why not try one of these new businesses in the Valley? Studio Philippe Goldsmith, 468 Main Street, WolfvilleObscured by scaffolding for a few months, Studio Philippe Goldsmith is now out in the open, and ready for customers! The shop offers a collection of fine designer jewellery items, made on site. Their gemstones are ethically sourced, and their metalsmithing and diamonds are from recycled or reclaimed sources.facebook.com/studiophilippegoldsmith Two Hearts General Store, 416 Main Street, WolfvilleOne of the newest members of the Wolfville business community is Two Hearts…
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7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go

7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go The 7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” community fundraiser is underway. Donna Conrad and her team at RE/MAX Advantage in Kentville are excited to lead this project again, which they started in 2013. “The Stockings Were Hung” is a collaborative effort of local businesses, service and community groups, sports teams, and families. Its purpose is mainly to collect items to fill Christmas stockings for local youth (from primary to grade 12) and their families. Toys are also donated, and this year the stocking project has grown to incorporate some…
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Mike Uncorked: L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!

Mike Uncorked:L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!By Mike Butler In my close to eleven years of writing for The Grapevine, I can’t believe I’ve never featured the Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair! This floors me because L’Arche (and the amazing folks who work there) and Christmas are two of my favourite things! I had the pleasure of chatting with the handsome Greg Brown, Program Leader for Applewicks for almost two years now, and he filled me in on the fun things happening there and all the glitz and glamour of the upcoming craft fair. “Applewicks is the work-based program…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings Crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are more of the many upcoming events where you can find endless gift ideas, enjoy tasty treats, and support local entrepreneurs and community organizations in the process: 6th Annual Artisan Christmas Market–HarbourvilleEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere to Christmas shop original items created by local artisans. Hot lunch and refreshments available. Saturday November 16, 10am – 4pm & Sunday November 17, 10am – 4pmNorth Mountain United Tapestry3201 Long Point RoadHarbourville, Nova Scotiaunitedtapestry@gmail.com — Somerset…
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