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Who’s Who: Darin Roche

Who’s Who: Darin RocheBy Mike Butler We all know someone with red hair! At least, we should! I’ve been fortunate to not only sprinkle my friendship circle with gingers but I also am the proud husband of a pretty stunning redhead, if you’ve ever seen him. With the holidays coming up, I have found the perfect gifts for my redheaded hubby through a clothing company called Ginger Authentic Clothing! And in finding this company, I found its founder, Darin Roche. Take a read. Darin was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At the age of 16 he found himself…
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ArtCan Art Store Offers Expanded Selection in Time for the Holidays

ArtCan Art StoreBy Michaela Hayes Need a gift for the artist in your life? The Art Store at ArtCan has recently expanded its selections of supplies. Purchase a gift certificate for art materials or to take an art class with Ron Hayes. The Art Store now carries a varied selection of premium art supplies as well as many standard economical materials. We decided to rebuild the art store, expand the options and bring back the lines of products that artists were wanting. We are the only store in Nova Scotia to offer R&F handmade oil paint sticks. For watercolour paints…
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Mike’s Guide to Gifting: A Few Of My Favourite Things!

Mike’s Guide to Gifting: A Few Of My Favourite Things!By Mike Butler As I am writing this article (twinkly-eyed and giddy), it’s exactly one month until Christmas Day. Out of common sense and respect, I start my holiday cheer after November 11, and music and decorating after December 1, but I never shy away from thinking about the gifts and treats I’m going to pick up for my friends and family. If you know me, then you know Christmas is my favourite time of year! With so much at our disposal here in the Valley, I’ve compiled a little list…
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Sustainability over the Holidays

Sustainability over the HolidaysBy Connor CB-Lamontagne It’s that time of year again, the snow is beginning to fall (and melt again), university students are busy with final papers and projects, homeowners are getting ready for winter, and everyone is beginning to think about the holiday season (except for retailers, they started shortly before Hallowe’en). With the holidays comes travel and food and holiday cheer, and stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. There are lots of things to think about at this time of year: what food to serve, what clothing to wear, what gifts to buy, and where to spend…
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If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin

If I Ever Get Out Of DublinLocal playwright writes and directs new show about highs and lows of travellingMike Butler Allen D. Hume knows the ups and downs and highs and lows of travelling! After a wonky trip to Europe, Allen decided to put the experience to use and share it with theatre audiences by writing a new script entitled If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin. Those of us who have travelled abroad know about delays, obstacles, lost luggage, cold hotel rooms, and expensive food, and in Allen’s new play ALL of those bumps and more are explored through…
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Heathers: The Musical at Acadia

Heathers: The Musical at Acadia The Acadia Theatre Company presents Heathers: The Musical written by Laurence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy. Directed by Robert Seale, musical direction by Paula Rockwell, choreography by Susan Barratt. Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit senior at fictional Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of girls that runs Westerberg: the unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to their awesome levels of “popularity,” the Heathers are also the most powerful and ruthless clique of Westerberg High,…
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What’s Growing at Acadia: Student-Led Research

What’s Growing at Acadia: Student-Led ResearchBy Laura Clerk, BScH 2020 Tucked away on the lower floor of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, plants, lichen, and fungi are being dried and pressed, then carefully glued to paper. These specimens, preserved and displayed in an almost artistic way, will become part of the E.C. Smith Herbarium and Irving Biodiversity Collection. The mounting and labelling process is just one step of many that occur at the Herbarium, one of three parts of the biodiversity collection within the Centre. Although the Herbarium moved into the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre in 2002, its…
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Beer Market Open at Wolfville’s Church Brewing

Beer Market Open at Wolfville’s Church BrewingBy Phil Church Let there be beer! The Beer Market is now open daily 11am-11pm (except 9pm on Sunday) at The Church Brewing Company located at 329 Main Street in Wolfville. Inside the arched doorway you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, an array of branded merchandise proudly emblazoned with The Church logo as well as its home (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) and you guessed it, beer brewed right on site. Featured are many items made locally at Stanfield’s in Truro, Nova Scotia, including hoodies and T-shirts in a variety of colours and sizes…
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Strike at Putney Church

Strike at Putney Church:New CentreStage Show A Real Crowd-PleaserMike Butler CentreStage is going on strike! Well, not really, but the characters in their new play, The Strike at Putney Church, are and it makes for a great night of entertainment. The play was written by Eliza Jane Wilson, and is based on the short story by L.M. Montgomery. It is 1922 in rural PEI. The women of Putney Church are outraged when the elders deny a famous female missionary the opportunity to speak in the church, so the women retaliate by going on strike! Filled with laughs, poignant moments, and…
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Cadance Academy’s 14th Nutcracker Sure to Warm Hearts

Cadance Academy’s 14th Nutcracker Sure to Warm HeartsSubmitted It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 14th year that Cadance Academy has brought its annual production of The Nutcracker to the Festival Theatre, and because of all of that experience putting on the show, you can be sure that it will be a performance that will fill you with holiday joy. Cadance Academy Director Gaea Jess is proud of how the show has evolved over the years. “It’s really amazing to be a part of this. Each year, there’s something new to see, whether it be new characters that…
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