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Exciting news from Glooscap Elementary!

Exciting news from Glooscap Elementary! By Miranda Hume Here at Glooscap Elementary, we are in the process of creating an outdoor classroom and are very excited about this project. An outdoor classroom will open up a whole new way of teaching for the children in our school and community. While this project is very exciting, it is also a very large job. We would love to have some help from the current and former families of Glooscap Elementary, as well as community members. Many hands make light work and this project could benefit from lots of hands. What are Outdoor…
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Celebrating Community and Kindness at the Acadia University Art Gallery

Celebrating Community and Kindness at the Acadia University Art Gallery By Kateri Foreman On January 12, over 200 visitors came to celebrate art in our community with the opening of the 28th Annual Acadia Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibition features over 220 works and highlights a wealth of talent from local artists. What makes this non-juried show so special is that it is open to everyone, from current and former students to faculty and members of the community. Some artists are veterans of the show, and their works have graced the walls (or plinths) of the gallery every year. For…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Tropical Orchids

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Tropical Orchids By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist I’m a horticulturist, I garden for a living, so naturally you would think that I have a thriving houseplant collection. It is not true. I have a small collection of houseplants that are all survivors. The plants that live in my house are the ones who thrive on neglect. Gradually the high-maintenance plants that used to adorn my windowsills have found their way to the compost pile. Mostly what remains are cacti and succulents. I also have one very tenacious tropical orchid named Sam. I’ve…
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Beyond Museum Walls

Beyond Museum Walls Through a partnership between the Kings County Museum and The Grapevine, with support from the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage’s Culture Innovation Fund, we are pleased to present this monthly page dedicated to the culture and heritage of Kings County. In this space you will find the offerings of local museums, as well as behind-the-scenes information about curating a museum, preserving local cultures, and connecting the past to contemporary issues, news, and events. Welcome to ‘Beyond Museum Walls’. “Love Conquers Nature: The Love Story of Ebenezer Bishop and Anna Lewis” (From an original version written…
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Daytripper: Wolfville and Gaspereau Winter Roadtrip

Daytripper: Wolfville and Gaspereau Winter Roadtrip By Emily Leeson While you are wandering your way between wineries (and breweries, and cideries, and coffee shops) here are few stops worth the while along the Wolfville/Gaspereau route: Gaspereau Valley Fibres Wind your way over the ridge and into the scenic Gaspereau Valley. Open year-round, Gaspereau Valley Fibres is located at 830 Gaspereau River Road, next to L’Acadie Vineyards, the province’s first organic vineyard. The yarn store is packed to the ceiling with an extensive yarn and fibre collection, including many Canadian, organic, and local natural and hand-painted yarns, as well as their…
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Icewine: What You Need to Know

Icewine: What You Need to Know By Emily Leeson By mid-February, it can get a little difficult to remind ourselves about the advantages to Nova Scotia’s winter season, but luckily for us, that’s just when it’s time for the annual Icewine Festival. While the wintry weather might be tough on the roads, and the snow day cancellations hard on the schedule, the winter climate in Nova Scotia offers the ideal temperatures for producing the unique treat that is icewine. Because they have to freeze on the vine, the icewine grapes are ready to pick sometime between late November and late…
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Furry Feature: Flint

Furry Feature: Flint Our first new cat of the year! Flint is an extremely friendly and loving black and white male, sporting a full tuxedo to boot! He’s estimated to have been born around July 25, 2017. This cat was brought in as stray that was found during some severely cold weather. The shelter posted a photo with hopes of locating an owner but no owner has appeared to claim him. He has now been neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated, and is ready for a forever home. For more information about adopting Flint, visit: Wolfville Animal Hospital 12-112 Front Street Wolfville…
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The Muddle: Still Waiting on a Fix

The Muddle: Still Waiting on a Fix By Kim Barlow Something is happening in the woods of Gaspereau. Follow a bumpy dirt lane and you’ll find a straw-bale barn tucked in the trees where a series of albums with startlingly high production values have begun emerging. The Muddle’s new release, Still Waiting on a Fix, is the latest. Jeff Hennessy is a music professor and the dean of arts at Acadia University, the kind of career a musician leaps at for obvious reasons: security, stability, and it pays actual money! But the performer is still the heart of the beast….
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A Mural Tale

A Mural Tale By Wendy Elliott There is an elderly woman in Buffalo, New York who once upon a time fell in love with a piece of public art in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and now it’s cost her money. Mary McCarthy (now 91), and her husband visited the Annapolis Valley during Wolfville’s centenary in 1993. Mary was quite taken with a bright, large new mural near the post office. She asked her obliging husband to snap a photo of the wide historic image on the brickwork. When Mary got home she had the photo enlarged and got it framed. Moving…
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