Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings & Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings & Events Notice to all wood ducks: If you are ready for spring, the Annapolis Valley is now ready for you! Pictured left to right are members of Kings County Wildlife Association Marshall Jones, Everett Dixon, Gordon Keddy and Ross MacPherson. Wildlife member taking the photo is John Durno. These Wood Duck Boxes were made to be put in and around Kings County area. Two Planks and a Passion has been nominated for eleven Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Awards! Included in the impressive list are nominations for outstanding production, direction, new play, costume design,…
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Love, Scott: Inspirational Documentary Screens in Wolfville

Love, Scott: Inspirational Documentary Screens in Wolfville By Mike Butler The name Scott Jones has become very well-known in Nova Scotia, Canada, and all over the world. His courageous spirit and zest for life have been celebrated from one end of the globe to the other and now, Wolfville is offering a very special event to continue this celebration. Love, Scott, is an award-winning documentary about Nova Scotia musician Scott Jones, who was paralyzed in a homophobic attack. It will screen on Thursday April 4, at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. Proceeds from the event will go to the…
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Damage to the Iconic Acadia Cinema Marquee

Damage to the Iconic Acadia Cinema Marquee By Wendy Elliott Vandals have struck the neon tubing on the iconic Acadia Cinema marquee in Wolfville nine times since 2012. The latest damage took place on a Sunday evening in February while a movie was being screened inside. The Wolfville Volunteer Fire Department were concerned about fire since the broken tubes were causing electrical arcing. Vandals, who likely jump up and yank at the tubes, have caused the non-profit cinema co-operative nearly $5,000 in unnecessary repairs. Chris Siefert, who is one of the last artisans in Nova Scotia who can repair neon…
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Sunday Music Returns

Sunday Music Returns By Janet Kirkconnell After four months’ silence, Sunday Music in the Garden Room returns on March 17 to finish off its 2018-2019 season. Where the fall 2018 segment of the series had brought two cello recitals (with piano), one violin (also with piano), and just one solo piano, for this second half, three solo piano recitals are scheduled: David Potvin on March 17, Maxim Bernard on April 14, and Edward Enman on May 5. A fourth concert, on March 31, brings soprano, and Dartmouth native, Suzanne Rigden, noted by a reviewer in the San Francisco Chronicle for…
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Hill’s Grills Book Launch

Hill’s Grills Book Launch Hillary Webb had always dreamed of opening her own cafe: one with original recipes and whose business supported local vendors, all the while creating a sense of community between her team and the customers they served. After years of planning, the end result was a smashing success and the award-winning Hill’s Grills Panini Press & Tea House went on to become a staple in the community of Kentville. After closing the shop to pursue other dreams, Hillary decided to mark another one off of the bucket list: a cookbook to share her love of cooking and…
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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery By Mike Butler Comedic genius playwright Ken Ludwig has been leaving his mark on community theatre here in the Valley, for years! His productions Leading Ladies, The Game’s Afoot and The Fox on the Fairway were recently performed to high praise and belly-laughing sold-out audiences through CentreStage in Kentville, who just happen to be finishing their 2019 season with Ludwig’s ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas this winter. Quick As A Wink Theatre Society in Windsor also produced Leading Ladies a few years ago and it was met with much praise. Now, QAAW is getting ready…
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Mike Uncorked: OSCAR GOLD PICKS 2019

Mike Uncorked: OSCAR GOLD PICKS 2019 By Mike Butler Hi Everyone! Is it Academy Awards time already? It seems like just yesterday that I wrote my 2018 Oscar Fever Uncorked article and predicted my Oscar picks. Last year, my picks did very well, and this year I have seen practically all the films in the running so I’m excited to see how I perform. The Academy Awards ceremony airs on Sunday February 24. Here are my predictions for this year’s Oscars. Best Supporting Actress: What a wonderful year for strong female roles. This category is always one of the most…
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Art Spot: Jack Chipman

Art Spot: Jack Chipman WHO: I am a student at NSCC taking graphic design. I grew up in Wolfville and now am living in Dartmouth. In addition to drawing I also play piano, embroider, and like to cook. WHAT: My artistic medium is Microsoft Paint. My style came from the program itself. I like the way drawings in Microsoft Paint look. WHERE: Currently I am going to school but work at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on the side. You can find my work on Instagram. WHEN:I started drawing in Microsoft Paint in 2018 and that’s when I defined myself…
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Valley Family Fun: Valentine’s Family Fun

Valley Family Fun: Valentine’s Family Fun By Laura Churchill Duke Valentine’s Day is another great excuse to have a celebration with your kids! Try one of these many activities (for more great ideas visit my Pinterest page at pinterest.com/lachurchmouse/valentines-day): Bake heart-shaped cookies. Decorate them with pink icing and deliver them to your friends and neighbours. Read a book. The library is full of great books with a Valentine’s Day theme. Or, sign one out that teaches you about the history behind the celebration. Make your own valentines. Instead of buying them, get some red and pink construction paper and make…
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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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