The Portal is Looking for Host Homes

The Portal is Looking for Host Homes Submitted A host home is a place where a youth experiences belonging, and a sense of family and community. The program helps youth to overcome both past and present challenges and to know there is help ready for them when they feel powerless. With other supports, a host home provides a consistent supportive atmosphere, encouraging a commitment to maturity and taking responsibility for oneself. Calling all new and existing host homes–mark it in your calendar. On the third Thursday of every month we are coming together to meet at the Portal, #6- 440…
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Making a Difference Through CFUW Wolfville

Making a Difference Through CFUW Wolfville By Winnie Horton For the past 52 years the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Wolfville has held an annual book sale, with proceeds over the years going to many charities and organizations here in the Annapolis Valley and more recently one in Kenya. Recently, some of these organizations and charities have indicated how much the CFUW’s support makes a difference: “For the last fifteen years, the CFUW Wolfville has been a major supporter of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Acadia University. Thanks to the generosity of its members, the WGST program…
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The Women of Wolfville tackle a Happiness Project

The Women of Wolfville tackle a Happiness Project By Wendy Elliott Happiness is a much sought after feeling, according to the Women of Wolfville (WOW). The town’s uniquely female community theatre group has built its 16th annual collective creation, Project Happiness, around what makes us happy. Over 30 schoolgirls, university students, working women, and grandmothers are participating from among the WOW network of over 300 women from across the Valley. Cast members, ranging in age from four to sixty-four, have been preparing for several months for this original collective that will hit the stage March 29-30. Director Linda Wheeldon says…
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I KNOW A PLACE By Ron Lightburn Browsing (CFUW Book Sale, Wolfville). Ron Lightburn has generously donated Browsing (acrylic on stretched canvas, 16″ x 12) to the CFUW, and it will be one of the prizes drawn at the end of the sale. Prizes also include two gift certificates from The Odd Book and a painting by CFUW member Gerri Robertson. The CFUW’s Annual Book Sale is happening Friday March 29, 8:30am-9:00pm and Saturday March 30, 8:30am-3:00pm at the Wolfville Lions Club Community Hall, 36 Elm Avenue.

Mike Uncorked: CFUW Book Sale and Spring Reads 2019

Mike Uncorked: CFUW Book Sale and Spring Reads 2019 By Mike Butler This is one of my favourite times of the year: yes, spring, but mostly the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Annual Book Sale! It’s the ultimate go-to place for inexpensive reading material to get me through the spring and summer months. I love to read and this book sale is always a busy triumph for book lovers. With a wide selection of books in all genres, you will no doubt fill a bag (or two) like I do. You can also find puzzles and games, CDs and DVDs,…
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Helping Grandmothers with Food Security

Helping Grandmothers with Food Security By Wendy Elliott For over a decade, a group of women from Kings County has aided over 25 Kenyan grandmothers raising their HIV/AIDS-orphaned grandkids. The Kings-Kikima Grannies were inspired by the documentary The Great Granny Revolution. It chronicled the kinship between two groups of women an ocean apart: the women of Wakefield, Quebec and the grandmothers (gogos) of Alexandria, South Africa. Moved to help, the Nova Scotia group reached out to Acadia University graduate Ruth Kyatha in Kenya, who works in community development. With her guidance and knowledge, the Valley Grannies have been helping with…
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Uncommon Common Art is Turning Things Around in 2019

Uncommon Common Art is Turning Things Around in 2019 By Terry Havlos Drahos Everything Uncommon Common Art does falls in two categories: public art and art education. For the past 11 years we have spent roughly 75% of our time and resources on presenting public art and 25% on delivering art education. This year we are switching things around, concentrating the majority of our efforts on art education and presenting a condensed public art exhibit. Designing, managing, and financing a county-wide art project is a huge undertaking. Offering free access, as UCA does, makes our finances even more precarious because…
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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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