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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 campaignforkids.com/burgerwars 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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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

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. thelightburns.com

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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