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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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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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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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Random Act of Kindness

Just before Christmas, my friend and I walked into Canning after leaving her car at the garage. We stopped at the library, got some copying done, picked out books from their sale (to be picked up later), and continued to the stores. After shopping, both of us had bags in each hand. We stopped back at the library to pick up our books. We selected even more books, before realizing that we now had too much to carry. We decided to go get the car and then come back for all our parcels. The lovely ladies at the library said…
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Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven Fundraising Event: Pizza & Jazz!

Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven Fundraising Event: Pizza & Jazz! By Adam Barnett There is excitement in the air about a new project underway to build a wood-fired community oven in the Robie Tufts Nature Park in downtown Wolfville. The idea has been in the works since November 2017, with efforts going into getting support from the community and working through the process of getting the project approved by the Town of Wolfville. The community oven was officially supported by council last summer, and the planning has been gaining momentum ever since. The oven and its surrounding structure will begin…
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Dealing with Kids and Clutter at Christmas

Dealing with Kids and Clutter at Christmas By Laura Churchill Duke Looking around our house I see how much stuff our kids have, and with Christmas coming, they really don’t need anything else. Lately, because they are outgrowing so many clothes and toys, we have been doing a lot of de-cluttering. I know a lot of other families who are in the same situation and just do not want more things brought into the house. Here are a few suggestions for dealing with kid clutter at Christmas time: Reverse advent calendar There are a few ideas circulating around social media…
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Philanthropists Will Match Donations for Local Arts Centre up to $20,000!

Philanthropists Will Match Donations for Local Arts Centre up to $20,000! By Katie Hall The holiday season is a time for giving through charity and volunteerism. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts gives the gift of art and nature to creatives of all ages and skill levels from Nova Scotia and around the world all year round. Inspired by the Centre’s work and the holiday season, local philanthropists Jason Roth and Cheryl Steadmen-Roth have created a challenge for the community: until December 24, they are offering to match anything donated to the couple’s charities of choice, the Ross Creek…
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Furry Feature: Mister

Furry Feature: Mister Mister was a stray that turned up in Bishopville. He is a neutered male, born about 2008, and is quite friendly so long as he gets lots of food and naps. He loves his food! he will rub around your legs and will let some people pet him a bit, and will play a bit, but he will let you know when he is done and wants to be left alone. Not recommended for anyone with young children. He would prefer a place where he can get regular meals and lots of nap time. If you’re interested…
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The Valley Regional Hospital Foundation’s Youth Leadership Council

The Valley Regional Hospital Foundation’s Youth Leadership Council By Emily Kathan When Ruvimbo Chipazi began her studies in psychology at Acadia University, she knew she wanted to get involved. “The community outside the university is so vibrant,” she says, “and I wanted to learn about how organizations work and make a contribution.” Chipazi was living in Botswana before she came to Nova Scotia, but she grew up in Zimbabwe, and her time in international school had already made her more aware of what it’s like to be one of the few persons of colour in the room. Getting involved in…
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The Crowdsourcer: Refresh Annapolis Valley

The Crowdsourcer: Refresh Annapolis Valley Watch our community change the world one dollar at a time. Refresh Annapolis Valley is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization offering workshops, events, and competitions aimed at exposing our community to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) concepts, especially computer science. They offer programs for Primary to Grade 12 students, industry professionals, and beyond. In 2018, Refresh Annapolis Valley hosted 49 events supporting entrepreneurship and digital technology in the Valley, with an estimated 930 participants attending. Over 60 volunteers made this all happen, along with 12 partner organizations. Refresh also opened their toolshed, which has…
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