Fifteen Voices of Kentville

Fifteen Voices of Kentville By Lynn Pulsifer, Kentville Historical Society History is coming alive in Kentville! Not just through books or dusty artifacts, but through the voices of past generations. “We didn’t know we were poor until somebody came along and told us years later.” These words came from one of the participants in the Kentville Historical Society’s new oral history project, now nearing completion. This project, done in collaboration with Dr. David Duke, a professor in Acadia’s department of history, has opened the door to discovering history through the words of those who lived it. Back in early 2018,…
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Random Act of Kindness

The Grapevine has a secret admirer! Thank you for our gift bag of goodies — what a surprise! As we put together each issue, it’s always nice to imagine our readers enjoying it once it’s firmly in print, and it’s so great to hear that you love reading this little paper just as much as we love putting it together. Thank you!

The Crowdsourcer: Sisters of Science

The Crowdsourcer Watch our community change the world one dollar at a time. TItle: Sisters of Science Website:, search ‘Travelling Sisters of Science’ Description: Based in the Annapolis Valley, NS, the Sisters of Science are a group of girls aged 9-13 dedicated to science! Over the past four years, Sisters of Science (an all-girls First LEGO League Robotics team) have won several prestigious awards in competitions at two Nova Scotia Community College campuses as well as Acadia University. They are now fundraising for their upcoming travel. They have been offered the opportunity to participate in the Global Innovation Award…
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Mike Uncorked: 100 Men Who Give a Damn

Mike Uncorked: 100 Men Who Give a Damn By Mike Butler There’s lots of organizations here in the Valley that come together to help others out, and it’s a wonderful feeling to know that’s in place. We are so fortunate to have Kikima Grannies, CFUW, Women of Wolfville, Rotary Clubs, and so much more. A few weeks ago, reading an article in The Advertiser, I stumbled upon a fantastic group that I had never heard of before, who are making a huge difference and I just had to highlight it here in my column. After some scavenging on the book…
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Light it up Blue Thank You

Light it up Blue Thank You By Harrison Czapalay, Autism Advocate April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance month. On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, I had a dream of seeing all the Annapolis Valley lit up blue. WOW… all the blue lights shining from the homes and businesses were amazing! Thank you to the people of Wolfville for supporting my fourth year of this initiative. It’s wonderful to have other communities through the Valley join in. Thank ya’ll for the money raised for S.M.I.L.E. and Autism NS Annapolis Valley Chapter. Cowboy Harrison

Children Growing With Art

Children Growing With Art By Anna Horsnell Art is three letters encompassing a world of imagination and creativity. Painters, designers, graphic artists, photographers, film makers, and hundreds more, fill our lives in ways we are often not even aware of, from the clothes we wear to the movies we watch. Art is a response to life and those things which inspire us, frighten us, and hold us in awe. Art challenges our thinking and opens up endless possibilities. Art is a language beyond words. Gwynneth Wallace was a lover of art who wanted to provide children with the opportunity to…
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Wanda Needs Your Help

Wanda Needs Your Help By Wendy Elliott A benefit concert is slated for Sunday, April 14 to aid a Sunken Lake resident with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Wanda (Brown) Redden was recently diagnosed with ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. Entertainment is being contributed by Rob Brown, Chet Brown, John Snyder, David Guptill, Ruth Manning, and Graham Moorehead and Make Mine Country. The fundraiser, which is sponsored by the Fuller Family Farm, will take place at the Louis Millett Centre in New Minas. Organizers are setting up a…
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Burger Wars, Episode IV: April 2019!

Burger Wars, Episode IV: April 2019! There’s a Burger War happening and we want you to be a part of it! For the month of April over 45 restaurants from Windsor to Digby will be participating in Burger Wars for Campaign for Kids! Here’s how it works: Go to any one of the restaurants we will have listed and order the designated burger. Log on to to add your comments, and rate the burgers between April 1 and 30. At the end of the month, the restaurant with the top ratings will be awarded a fun burger-themed trophy and…
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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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