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Give to the Fundy Dental Community Project

Give to the Fundy Dental Community ProjectSubmitted Are you looking for a unique and life-impacting gift to give this holiday season? What about giving someone you don’t know the gift of a smile, with all of its additional benefits! Treatment through the Fundy Dental Community Project (FDCP) has life-impacting results for their clients. This type of opportunity can be an invaluable turning point and catalyst towards a future built on stronger mental, emotional, and physical well-being; overcoming obstacles that they previously felt were insurmountable, and opening doors to more opportunities. One recent FDCP patient says, “this program has been a…
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Chrysalis House Thanks Mrs. Claus

Chrysalis House Thanks Mrs. ClausBy Ginger McPhee For The Grapevine‘s Season of Giving issue, we’d like to tell you about an amazing woman in our community who is most certainly deserving of some recognition for her great work. At Chrysalis House, Wendy Richardson is also known as Mrs. Claus. She lives in Greenwood, and she has been hosting a Christmas breakfast pajama party for the Chrysalis House Association every year for the past nine years. On December 7, she hosted her tenth fundraiser. Every year, she contacts the Chrysalis House Association to collect a wish list from the shelter, and…
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Donate to the Kingston Library Expansion

Donate to the Kingston Library ExpansionBy Muriel West Are you looking for a new option for Christmas giving? A worthy project where you can be assured that a large portion of your donation isn’t being used for “administrative” expenses? Are you looking for a project that will benefit a large swath of society: the privileged as well as the disenfranchised, the elderly well as children? Something that will provide you with a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift? Perhaps your group, class, or workplace wants to impact the local community with a meaningful project at holiday time…
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The Grapevine’s Season of Giving Food Bank Listing

The Grapevine‘s Season of Giving Food Bank ListingPlease Give Generously Every year we donate a portion of our sales profit from our Season of Giving issue to a local cause. This year, we’ve directed those funds towards buying tangerines for the Wolfville Area Food Bank Holiday Hampers. These hampers are a true community effort. Each hamper is packed with the goods for a festive meal with all the fixings. Each ingredient is collected by local community groups. For example, local students gather donations of gravy; apple juice, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, carrots, and peas all come in from the congregations of…
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The Spirit of Giving One’s Time

The Spirit of Giving One’s TimeBy Bria Stokesbury Ask any non-profit organization what their volunteers mean to them and you will likely hear similar answers. Without an unpaid workforce it might be hard to operate, if not darn near impossible. It isn’t just non-profits that rely on volunteers. Almost all aspects of Canadian society are impacted by the work of thousands and thousands of hardworking selfless individuals who show up day and night, fair or foul weather, to make sure the work gets done. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our cultural and heritage organizations. I should know, I’ve worked with…
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Holiday Concert and Event Listings

Holiday Concert and Event Listings There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by experiencing the incredible events the Valley has to offer. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the classic poem. Saturdays November 23 and 30 and December 7, at 11am and 2pmDoors Open at 10:30amUpper Performance CentreTickets are $5/under 12: $7/ adult, cash or cheque. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations. CentreStage Theatre61 River StreetKentville, Nova Scotiacentrestage@centrestagetheatre.ca(902) 678-8040 Old Holy Trinity Church…
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! A delight for the whole family. Ken Lugwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to the CentreStage’s Upper Performance Centre. It…
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7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go

7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go The 7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” community fundraiser is underway. Donna Conrad and her team at RE/MAX Advantage in Kentville are excited to lead this project again, which they started in 2013. “The Stockings Were Hung” is a collaborative effort of local businesses, service and community groups, sports teams, and families. Its purpose is mainly to collect items to fill Christmas stockings for local youth (from primary to grade 12) and their families. Toys are also donated, and this year the stocking project has grown to incorporate some…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings Crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are more of the many upcoming events where you can find endless gift ideas, enjoy tasty treats, and support local entrepreneurs and community organizations in the process: 6th Annual Artisan Christmas Market–HarbourvilleEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere to Christmas shop original items created by local artisans. Hot lunch and refreshments available. Saturday November 16, 10am – 4pm & Sunday November 17, 10am – 4pmNorth Mountain United Tapestry3201 Long Point RoadHarbourville, Nova Scotiaunitedtapestry@gmail.com — Somerset…
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Repurposing to Bring us Joy

Repurposing to Bring us JoyBy Laura Churchill Duke How often do you look around your home and see things that you don’t use, but yet you love them so much, you just can’t bear to part with them?Consider repurposing your items, starting with clothes. Brenda Wilson of Aldershot, NS is an expert at doing just this. She creates memory quilts from old clothes. She started about 10 years ago, when she made a quilt for her daughter out of her old onesies. “I couldn’t part with them, so I turned them into a blanket,” says Wilson. “There was no point…
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