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Return of the Piggy-bank

A few days ago, we were cleaning out our basement and getting rid of a few items that we didn’t need anymore. With students arriving in town and setting up their own apartments, it seemed like the perfect time to put a few things out on the end of our driveway in hopes that someone passing by might want to give our giveaways a new home. Included in the mix was a small piggy-bank that had been hanging around us through various moves but had never made it out of the moving boxes. Though apparently not to our taste, we…
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HERE AND AWAY: Education levels

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Nova Scotia: High School graduation or less – 36%. College diploma – 23%. University degree – 23%. Manitoba: High School graduation or less – 43%. College diploma – 19%. University degree – 23%. Ontario: High School graduation or less – 35%. College diploma – 23.5%. University degree – 29%. Nunavut: High School graduation or less – 58%. College diploma – 17%. University degree – 13%. British Columbia: High School graduation or less – 35%. College diploma – 20%. University degree – 27%. Newfoundland: High School graduation or less – 41%. College diploma – 24%. University degree – 16%. Minnesota: High…
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Give Luke a Lift

Help our hero Luke Sanford get the LIFT he deserves.  Luke is hoping to raise enough funds to purchase a wheelchair lift that will give him access to his family’s van. Luke does not have a specific diagnosis but has significant physical and developmental needs. He has used a wheelchair since he was a preschooler.  Luke is non-verbal as well as deaf.  He has taught himself to read lips and uses a combination of picture symbols, and simple signs and gestures, to communicate. Luke has had a profound influence on many individuals of all ages. He has been a life-changer…
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The 5th Annual Rockabilly Weekend

Green Goblin Customs, located at 2671 Highway 358, Canning, will be host to the 5th Annual Rockabilly Weekend on August 16-17. Vintage cars will start coming in around 9am Saturday morning with the festivities lasting until 5pm on Sunday. Owner Chad Hiltz will be chopping the roof on a 52 International truck cab and tattoo artists from Everlasting Ink will be in the house both days. On Sunday there will be a pinup contest and girls are still welcomed to join – no experience needed! HiDefRods Photography will be selling prints of photos taken on site, and the car awards…
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NEW CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL LAUNCHED IN NOVA SCOTIA

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (August 21 – 24) Sold-out performances in 2013 of award-winning choreographer Randy Glynn’s acclaimed “Dancing in the Third Act” have now morphed into a four-day contemporary dance festival. “Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal” (FODAR) runs August 21 through 24 at King’s Theatre. FODAR features performances by locally-based Company of Angels, Mocean Dance of Halifax, and Toronto’s JD Dance. The event is, in fact, a festival within a festival, running as part of “ARTs Unleashed!”, an arts festival running from August 16 through 24 in Annapolis Royal. FODAR began last year when Glynn created a new…
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KEVIN CAMERON: how LOGO can he go?

I speak for many people when I say that the Wolfville Farmers’ Market is an incredible venue. The food, music, artists, etc. found within those walls on Wednesdays and Saturdays are spectacular assets to our community. This week’s “Who’s Who” is someone I “met” at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, even though he wasn’t actually present. I came across his business card on the huge rack off to the right as you enter the building. Have you seen this rack?  It’s filled to the brim with so many neat and intriguing people. Kevin Cameron’s rack card caught my eye instantly and…
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Parks and Mikereation

This has been a week filled with amazing highs and buckets of nostalgia. What has happened since the last Mike Uncorked? Well, I was part of the Grapely Ghost Walk tour last Friday and two of my oldest and dearest friends were in the crowd. Seeing them and hearing their laughter brought back so many memories of the three of us in high school, acting like fools – except this time it was just me acting the fool. One of those friends has been in my life for 30 years and I love her to bits! I met her the…
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SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE  FUNDY FILM AUTUMN 2014 SCHEDULE

We think this year’s Fundy Film Autumn schedule is an exciting series and we hope you do too! We also want you to know that the Fundy Film Society is planning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first event held in the newly opened Al Whittle Theatre which happened on November 7, 2004 (and included the lighting of the illustrious and newly refurbished marquee).  Details will be listed on our website (as they develop), in our Autumn brochure, and shared at screening announcements. In the meantime, we hope each of you is having a great summer and we look…
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ON THE COVER

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is now blooming at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. This stunning native plant is rare across its range due to the aggressive eradication of its relative, Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca).  Milkweeds are the only larval host for Monarch butterflies.  Planting Swamp Milkweed in your garden is a great way to attract butterflies while supporting biodiversity. The Botanical Gardens are on the Campus of Acadia University and are free to the public daily from dawn to dusk. botanicalgardens.acadiau.ca Melanie Priesnitz Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Acadia University, Wolfville, NS Butterflies, Bees and Milkweed Butterflies and bees are big…
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