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Active and Healthy Living: Coffee and Music

Active and Healthy Living: Coffee and Music By Lee-Ann Cudmore Registered Acupuncturist | Call/text 902-300-5100 | valleyacu.ca Saturday mornings in our house are coffee and music. During the week we listen to various playlists to either get pumped up and out the door, or calm the bustle of the week. On Saturday morning we slow down and indulge in a full album. This is where you can separate the good from the great. The greats make a full album that satisfies and entices you to linger on your couch with your coffee from beginning to end. One weekend we did…
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St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Present Children of Eden

St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Present Children of Eden Music and colour fill the air as the St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets present Children of Eden in Wolfville. The Stage Prophets’ sixteenth production brings this family-friendly storyline to life with universal themes and catchy music that has been performed by thousands of schools and theatre groups. Children of Eden is a touching musical about parents and children. The show focuses on the challenges of making choices, forgiveness, letting go, and the obvious good and evil that live within all of us. It’s an inspiring story told through music, costumes, acting, and magnificent…
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Merritt Gibson Library Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale

Merritt Gibson Library Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale By Emily Leeson Spring has sprung, and out Canning way the gardens are starting to pop up, the cottagers are arriving, and as they do every spring, the dedicated volunteers at the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library are gearing up for their annual Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19. Back in the early nineties, around this time of year, the residents of Canning were busy fundraising with a big plan in mind: A new, volunteer-run library. Richard Matheson, now of Country Real Estate, was at that time a new…
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Grapevine on Government: Mother’s Day Q&A

Grapevine on Government: Mother’s Day Q&A On April 6, new legislation was introduced that will provide parental accommodation for elected municipal officials in Nova Scotia. Currently, parental leave is granted by a motion of council, and requests for leave may be publicly debated. The new amendments will define parental accommodation and encompass pregnancy, birth, and the adoption of a child. It would allow those who are pregnant or have recently become a parent to miss three council meetings without risk of losing their seat, and without financial penalty, for up to a maximum of 52 weeks. It would also allow…
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Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner

The Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner returns for its twentieth year in Wolfville and celebrates Canada’s game with multiple guests who have earned international success. Since starting in 1998, the event has raised close to $400,000 in support of the men’s varsity hockey program at Acadia. This year’s guests include head coach Dominique Ducharme, and team leading goal scorer Drake Batherson, from Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship.The event also welcomes the first two women from Nova Scotia to make the Canadian women’s hockey team, 2018 Olympic silver medalists Jillian Saulnier and Blayre Turnbull….
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Acadia Graduate Marcel d’Entremont at Sunday Music in the Garden Room

Acadia Graduate Marcel d’Entremont at Sunday Music in the Garden Room By Janet Kirkconnell Acadia School of Music graduate Marcel d’Entremont is on the cusp of a burgeoning career in the world of opera. The tenor, who is originally from Merigomish, and now lives in Montreal, showed great promise while he was still a young student: he won the coveted Rose Bowl at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Halifax four times, and as representative of Nova Scotia at the National Music Festival in 2014, placed first in the solo division, and won the grand award for overall best performer. On…
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Review: Like Coming Home

Review: Like Coming Home By Andy Flinn Yeah, that’s what I feel like, right now: Like Coming Home. Kimberly Matheson, instigator, dropped by with a Rolled Oat lunch and a pre-release mix of the new Ruby-Throated Records album by Sarah McInnis, Kimberly Matheson, Ellen Torrie, and Rebecca Fairless. I just finished my first listen. Wow. Storytellers. Singers. Harmonizers. Musicians. Professionals. I can’t wait to see them at the Al Whittle Theatre on May 12 (8pm). I’m now going to listen to it a few more times, then maybe write some impartial things…Forget impartial. I’m not. I just got me my…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Perennial Learning

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Perennial Learning By Melanie Priesnitz,  Conservation Horticulturist May is a month of renewal in the garden. The perennials and the gardeners are all well-rested from a long winter and ready to start anew and soak up some sun and new experiences. It’s taken me the last eighteen years as head gardener at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens to learn that a garden is an ever-evolving process. After spending two long seasons helping to plant the 6-acre botanical garden I naively remember thinking on opening day, September 14, 2002, that all of the…
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Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl By Jenny Osburn Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn You might think that since I owned a restaurant and write cookbooks that my family must eat well almost all the time. The truth is, my kids are as picky as any and don’t always appreciate my efforts in the kitchen. So when Katie from Valley Harvest Sweet…
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Booker School Bikes: Give your old bike a new life!

Booker School Bikes: Give your old bike a new life! Over the past month, Middle Years students at The Booker School have been working on a “personal project” as part of their schoolwork. The project needed to be related to something they were passionate about and that they could take action on. It also had to be connected to the United Nations ​17 Global Goals For Sustainable Development. Colin Stephens, a Grade 6 student at The Booker School, thinks biking is fun, healthy, and good for the environment. For his personal project, he is donating bikes to people who need…
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