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Community Round Tables: Annapolis Valley HomeShare Program

Community Round Tables: Annapolis Valley HomeShare Program   The Women’s Place Resource Centre is holding a series of community round table events to discuss the Annapolis Valley HomeShare Program, an innovative housing initiative that they are hoping will take off in the region.   HomeShare programs match people who have an extra room in their home (Home Providers) with people who need an affordable place to live (Home Sharers). Home Sharers offer help in the home in exchange for low or no-cost accommodation. HomeShare programs normally interview both Home Sharers and Home Providers to ensure good matches, support both parties…
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New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley

New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley Emily Leeson   There are new ideas afoot about how to live in our valley. Two groups are holding meetings and inviting the public to discover new ways to interact with neighbours and live out what it means to be part of a community.     Co-Housing Public Meeting in Windsor   A group in the Windsor area has been meeting over the past year to discuss and learn about Co-housing. On Sunday, October 22 (1pm-3pm) the group is hosting their first Co-Housing Public Meeting at the Cedar Centre in Windsor and…
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The Travelling Trunk Theatre Troupe Presents Storybook Theatre

The Travelling Trunk Theatre Troupe Presents Storybook Theatre   The Travelling Trunk Theatre Troupe will be at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre on October 7 for a presentation of “Storybook Theatre” featuring the stories of Robert Munsch and many other great children’s literature classics like the Adventures of Gerald and Piggy, The Gingerbread Man, Click, Clack, Moo and more.   The troupe, made up of local actors Linda-Levy Fisk, Candy O’ Brien, Brian Smit, Sharon Churchill-Roe and Mike Butler, have performed at local schools and businesses, as well as Centrestage Theatre, and are excited to bring the show to Wolfville this…
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A Laughing Matter: Kentville Gets a Comedy Club

A Laughing Matter: Kentville Gets a Comedy Club Genevieve Allen Hearn   It started almost by mistake. Comedian Mike MacDonald was supposed to perform in Sydney, Cape Breton in April and had a last minute cancellation. Marc Sauvé contacted Paddy’s Pub in Kentville to see if Mike could perform there instead. The show sold out, and the K-Town Comedy Club was born.   Marc Sauvé, a stand up comedian himself, organizes the monthly comedy weekends at Paddy’s in Kentville. He said he fell in love with the Celtic Hall when Mike MacDonald did a show there. “It’s perfect for stand-up…
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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 | www.jennyosburn.com   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   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