Fifteen Voices of Kentville

Fifteen Voices of Kentville By Lynn Pulsifer, Kentville Historical Society History is coming alive in Kentville! Not just through books or dusty artifacts, but through the voices of past generations. “We didn’t know we were poor until somebody came along and told us years later.” These words came from one of the participants in the Kentville Historical Society’s new oral history project, now nearing completion. This project, done in collaboration with Dr. David Duke, a professor in Acadia’s department of history, has opened the door to discovering history through the words of those who lived it. Back in early 2018,…
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The Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces Full 2019-20 Season

The Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces Full 2019-20 Season By François Côté The Acadia Performing Arts Series proudly releases its 2019-20 Season on April 5, as the 2018-19 Series will come to a close with the presentation of Symphony Nova Scotia in concert with star pianist Sara Davis Buechner. The 2019-20 Series will begin in September with the Duo Turgeon and the Bergmann Duo joining forces to become the Canadian Piano Quartet, 40 fingers tickling the ivory with virtuosity. It ends in April 2020 with Grim & Fischer, a multi-award winning piece of physical theatre genius, by Wonderheads Theatre. In…
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Random Act of Kindness

The Grapevine has a secret admirer! Thank you for our gift bag of goodies — what a surprise! As we put together each issue, it’s always nice to imagine our readers enjoying it once it’s firmly in print, and it’s so great to hear that you love reading this little paper just as much as we love putting it together. Thank you!

The Crowdsourcer: Sisters of Science

The Crowdsourcer Watch our community change the world one dollar at a time. TItle: Sisters of Science Website:, search ‘Travelling Sisters of Science’ Description: Based in the Annapolis Valley, NS, the Sisters of Science are a group of girls aged 9-13 dedicated to science! Over the past four years, Sisters of Science (an all-girls First LEGO League Robotics team) have won several prestigious awards in competitions at two Nova Scotia Community College campuses as well as Acadia University. They are now fundraising for their upcoming travel. They have been offered the opportunity to participate in the Global Innovation Award…
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Who’s Who: Linda Wheeldon: Just Plain WOW!

Who’s Who: Linda Wheeldon: Just Plain WOW! By Mike Butler Linda Wheeldon is a powerhouse with an incredible (and literal) WOW factor when you get to know her. Her infectious smile, warm hugs, happy heart, and strength (the list goes on), have made Wolfville a much better community to live in. Knowing Linda can trickle in and out of your day. Her love and support of my husband Ian and I has been so appreciated over the years and it’s quite an honour to share Linda’s story with my readers (and gush a little bit about how much she means…
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Featurepreneur: Something New for Valley Taste Buds!

Featurepreneur: Something New for Valley Taste Buds! By Genevieve Allen Hearn FreshO opened in Kentville this past winter, but it felt like they were bringing an early glimpse of spring to town. The restaurant, which is bright and casual, offers fresh and healthy items including fruit smoothies, salads, shawarma plates, and falafel. Opened by Case Rahim, FreshO is located on River Street next to Case’s other business, Case Cuts. The Grapevine wanted to know more! The Grapevine (GV): You run a barber shop called Case Cuts, and recently opened FreshO. What inspired you to open a second business? Case Rahim…
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Mike Uncorked: 100 Men Who Give a Damn

Mike Uncorked: 100 Men Who Give a Damn By Mike Butler There’s lots of organizations here in the Valley that come together to help others out, and it’s a wonderful feeling to know that’s in place. We are so fortunate to have Kikima Grannies, CFUW, Women of Wolfville, Rotary Clubs, and so much more. A few weeks ago, reading an article in The Advertiser, I stumbled upon a fantastic group that I had never heard of before, who are making a huge difference and I just had to highlight it here in my column. After some scavenging on the book…
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Light it up Blue Thank You

Light it up Blue Thank You By Harrison Czapalay, Autism Advocate April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance month. On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, I had a dream of seeing all the Annapolis Valley lit up blue. WOW… all the blue lights shining from the homes and businesses were amazing! Thank you to the people of Wolfville for supporting my fourth year of this initiative. It’s wonderful to have other communities through the Valley join in. Thank ya’ll for the money raised for S.M.I.L.E. and Autism NS Annapolis Valley Chapter. Cowboy Harrison

Children Growing With Art

Children Growing With Art By Anna Horsnell Art is three letters encompassing a world of imagination and creativity. Painters, designers, graphic artists, photographers, film makers, and hundreds more, fill our lives in ways we are often not even aware of, from the clothes we wear to the movies we watch. Art is a response to life and those things which inspire us, frighten us, and hold us in awe. Art challenges our thinking and opens up endless possibilities. Art is a language beyond words. Gwynneth Wallace was a lover of art who wanted to provide children with the opportunity to…
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Dayliner: The Valley’s Most Passive-Aggressive Indie Rock Band

Dayliner: The Valley’s Most Passive-Aggressive Indie Rock Band By Kim Barlow Dayliner is celebrating their third album, III, with an indie-rock extravaganza at Union Street Cafe in Berwick this Saturday, April 6, 8pm ’til midnight. Tickets are $10 at the door. To add to the excitement, they’ll be joined by a couple of hot Halifax bands. First, some great alternative pop rock from Kids Losing Sleep, winners of “Best New Band” in the 2018 edition of The Coast’s “Best of Halifax” readers poll. Then Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset, with a blend of the hook-laden, soul-searching songwriting of Tom…
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