The Dome Chronicles: Thanks but No Thanksgiving

The Dome Chronicles: Thanks but No Thanksgiving Garry Leeson   In 1972, a boxcar from Toronto containing a menagerie of farm animals and an eager young couple pulled into the station platform in Kingston, Nova Scotia. They were bound for a deserted hundred-acre farm on the South Mountain, determined to preserve the foundations of farmsteads past while constructing a geodesic dome. They were pioneers of the future, armed with respect for tradition and an irrepressible sense of humour. They didn’t call themselves farmers. They were back-to-the-landers. Farming was industry and their calling was sustainability. Over the next forty years, through…
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Recipe: Cream of Broccoli Soup

Recipe: Cream of Broccoli Soup Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook |   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 and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn   Well, we had quite the launch party for The Kitchen Party Cookbook at The Noodle Guy!  The old table was piled high with curried popcorn, donair nachos, pesto veggie pizza, one of my mom’s enormous party platters, fried pepperoni and…
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Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir Emily Leeson   This season, the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will use their voices to draw out the theme of ‘home’: what it means to find a home, to be at home, and to support others in making a home. During the first concert of their season, “Shall We Dream,” set for October 21 and 22 at the Horton High School Performance Centre, the choir will sport T-shirts produced by recent Horton High grad Mollie Symons, aimed at raising funds for Doctors Without Borders.   The “Shall We Dream” concert will share…
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Who’s Who: Three Cheers for Chris Cunningham!

Who’s Who: Three Cheers for Chris Cunningham! Mike Butler   Have you heard of the Integrity Cheer Empire or ICE, for short? Well, ICE is one of the coolest all-star cheerleading organizations around, and I feel so fortunate to tell you about one of ICE’s main cheerpersons, Chris Cunningham.   Chris Cunningham is originally from Halifax, NS, but has spent the last six years of his life working in Toronto as the program director for a large and well-known all-star cheerleading program called PCT or Power Cheer Toronto. “I had many positive experiences with this program, including being named the…
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Mike Uncorked: High Definition Landscaping

Mike Uncorked: High Definition Landscaping By Mike Butler   Just a month has passed since I first met Dustin Rines and Charles Harvey, owners and operators of High Definition Landscaping, but we’ve become fast friends. I have to say, I’m pretty crazy about what they do for their day jobs, and I am very excited to share their story with you!   Before I became a full-time barista/local cafe entertainment mogul, I was a full-time lighting consultant with a special certificate in landscape lighting design, and it was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of the lighting world…
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Furry Feature: Mary Ann

Furry Feature: Mary Ann Mary Ann is a domestic short-haired spayed female born on June 12, 2016. She was found on a farm in the Canning area. She has had four kittens and been a good mother to all of them. She’s a very friendly kitty looking for a new home!   Wolfville Animal Hospital 12-112 Front Street Wolfville 902 542 3422

Random Act of Kindness

Random Act of Kindness I was at Tan Coffee  getting a cup of tea and a muffin, and I didn’t have enough change on me. I was telling the awesome barista that I just had to grab my wallet when the woman standing behind me grabbed a twenty from her purse and paid for my purchase. I had the money on me but just the same I am very thankful.

There’s a lot happening at the Kings County Museum

There’s a lot happening at the Kings County Museum Emily Leeson   The Kings County Museum has a stellar line-up events happening this fall. With everything from an examination of a local “haunting,” to the history of Professional Wrestling in the Annapolis Valley, the Kings Historical Society is taking a creative spin on making local history interesting and entertaining.   The Kings County Museum is located at 37 Cornwallis Street in the old courthouse which was originally built in 1903 and served as the King County’s seat of justice for more than 75 years. In 1980, the Kings Historical Society…
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In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events Emily Leeson   The Grand Opening of the new L’Arche Homefires building at 341 Main Street, Wolfville  took place on September 15. Over 500 visited the building for the drop-in event and tours of the new space. “We were very happy to welcome so many old friends and new friends. It was great to see people who had mobility challenges easily access the space. It was also wonderful to hear members of the Anglican community reminisce about the space  as where they taught Sunday School or where their families enjoyed community suppers” says…
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Valley Family Fun: Lots of Great Local Reads for Kids

Valley Family Fun: Lots of Great Local Reads for Kids By Laura Churchill Duke As the author Beverly Cleary says “children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something teachers make us do at school”. In the valley we are blessed with so many great local authors writing books specifically for kids. The best places to find these books are by asking a librarian at your local library (, or by stopping by one of our book stores. Box of Delights in Wolfville and Chisholm’s in Kentville always carry a great selection of local reads. Here are some of…
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