Events

Deep Roots Releases 2019 Festival Line-up

Deep Roots Releases 2019 Festival Line-up Submitted The Deep Roots Music Festival (September 26-29, 2019) is preparing for its 16th edition with a focus on the role that music plays in mental health and well-being. On opening night, celebrated Maritime singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will set the tone with a screening of her National Film Board documentary The Song and the Sorrow, directed by Millefiore Clarkes, with a duo performance following. The film captures Catherine’s personal struggle to reconcile a family tragedy, confront the hurtful mystery of her absent father, Gene MacLellan, and embrace his musical legacy, as well as break…
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Wolfville Farmers’ Market Food Bucks Project Now Province-Wide

Wolfville Farmers’ Market Food Bucks Project Now Province-Wide Thanks to a tremendous history of local support, this July the Wolfville Farmers’ Market will launch its Food Bucks program for the fourth consecutive year. The program’s success in past years has attracted the interest of many other market communities. With leadership from Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia and funding provided by Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia, the program will now be offered at five farmers’ markets across the province. “Food Bucks” was a program originally researched and conceived by Acadia student Jessica Wall, who was personally involved in launching the…
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Lorne Elliott Returns to Wolfville with The Fixer-Upper

Lorne Elliott Returns to Wolfville with The Fixer-Upper By Mike Butler Lorne Elliott has been a very recognizable face in music and comedy theatre for so long even he can’t remember (1974 according to the glorious Google). The Valley is in for a treat because Lorne is returning to Wolfville for a very special engagement and I had the pleasure of chatting with him about it. Lorne Elliott is bringing his show, The Fixer-Upper, to the Al Whittle Theatre from July 18-20. The Fixer-Upper is a comedy about Bruno McIntyre, who wants to take charge of his own life, his…
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Annapolis Valley Farm Land Trust Presents 100 Mile Farm Food Festival

Annapolis Valley Farm Land Trust Presents 100 Mile Farm Food Festival Featuring local food, local music, vendors, competitions, and a petting zoo, the 100 Mile Farm Food Festival promises a great day of fun for the whole family. The festival will take place on Sunday August 4 at the Northville Farm Heritage Centre in Centreville and is organized by the Annapolis Valley Farm Land Trust, an organization devoted to the preservation of farmland for future generations of farmers. Musical guests Two in the Morning, Bob Deveau, The Dearlies, and Yesterday’s Wine will perform, and the Northville Farm Heritage Centre and…
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Marie’s Report: Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club Book Group

Marie’s Report: Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club Book Group By Marie Mossman How can you make a new friend? The first step is to meet new people, and The Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club makes that easy. Newcomers welcomes all, whether new to the area or not. Its interest groups ensure you can mix with people who enjoy an activity that you like. The Newcomers book group is a particular favourite: A bikini hung unused by the swimming pool in June as the group of voracious readers concentrated on the hottest titles they would read during 2019 and 2020. This…
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Third Annual Valley Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Third Annual Valley Breast Cancer Fundraiser By Donna Paisley My name is Donna Paisley, and I am hosting the 3rd Annual Valley Breast Cancer Fundraiser. This year’s event will be in support of the Cancer Patient Navigator Fund. The Cancer Patient Navigator Fund at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville is designed to assist patients going through cancer treatment, whereby 100% of the funds donated assist patients with the crushing costs of cancer, treatment travel, medications, medical equipment, prosthetics, and more. My dear friend, and celebrity, Rhayne Thomas is coming from Las Vegas to perform at this year’s event. Rhayne…
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Wild Eats Adventure: Foraging the Farm for Weeds

Wild Eats Adventure: Foraging the Farm for Weeds By Avery Peters Farming and foraging are closely related: it just takes a different way of looking at what’s growing around you. What some gardeners and farmers hope to eradicate, others see as something delicious. One thing that I have learned since starting my own garden is that you get a lot more than you intend to grow. Many people call these unintended plants weeds, but I’m starting to think about many of these plants differently, especially since over the last year I have been hosting, planning, and helping out with Chef…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley By Lindsey Reddin July 11 – July 25 Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Bring your own boxes or buy them on-site. Expected end of season is late July. Hours are often dependent on field conditions. Bob Ansems Upick 1949 Lakewood Rd Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Hwy 1 Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church St Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main St Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm 902-538-8446…
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A Brief History of ArtCan Gallery and Café

A Brief History of ArtCan Gallery and Café By Ron Hayes When my family first came to Nova Scotia I noticed there were very few places to exhibit art in the Valley, and nowhere to buy basic art supplies. I decided to create an art gallery and art supply shop. ArtCan was born out of this idea in 2001. After a couple of years we required a bigger space, so we purchased the old MacDonald Chisholm building by the park in Canning. While renovating this building we added a café and reopened in 2004. There have been many adjustments over…
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Annapolis Valley Exhibition

The Annapolis Valley Exhibition is coming up August 12 to 17 and there’s still plenty of time to get involved & win some prizes (even if you live in town!). Over 90 years strong, this week-long event held in Lawrencetown celebrates the Valley’s community, heritage, and the future of farming with prize winning vegetables, barns to stroll through, horse shows in the main ring, live music, and carnival rides. But the best part is, you can take part! If you’re a quilter, a master of the sewing machine, a crafter, a leader, an artist, a photographer, a flower-arranger, a baker,…
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