Events

The New Windsor Makers Studio

The New Windsor Makers StudioBy Anna Horsnell Windsor is home to an exciting new community space where anyone can explore their creative side. From photography to sewing to woodworking, the opportunities are almost endless and everyone is welcome. This is a place to try something new, share what you know, or work together on a community project. This is the new Windsor Makers Studio at 21 Gerrish Street. Stepping through the door is to step into big open spaces generously divided into various creative work areas, including a textile studio for sewing and other needle work, an impressive wood-working shop,…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Food and Fun Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Food and Fun Interest Group How is this group different from the Newcomers gourmet and potluck groups? Food and Fun is designed for the person who wants to escape cooking. The fun activity may range through joining others to watch a movie at a cinema, hiking to a hidden waterfall, skiing in winter, playing a game of ultimate frisbee, visiting local museums, or carpooling to Halifax to visit Pier 21. Food and Fun has happened since the early years of Newcomers, and about twenty people intend to participate this year. Turnout for an activity varies from five…
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Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery

Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery The Valley’s newest art gallery is officially open in Kentville. Tides Contemporary Art Gallery is a non-profit gallery featuring the work of more than a dozen established and emerging artists from Kings County and southwestern Nova Scotia. The gallery is a project of the Kentville Art Gallery Society (KAGS) which is also involved in other public art and community education projects in the area. Tides is located at 36 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, across from the Kings County Museum. “Our gallery is simply a transition from the vision and hard work of Hardware Gallery,…
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In With the New

In With the New When you are planning for holiday gift buying or entertaining, why not try one of these new businesses in the Valley? Studio Philippe Goldsmith, 468 Main Street, WolfvilleObscured by scaffolding for a few months, Studio Philippe Goldsmith is now out in the open, and ready for customers! The shop offers a collection of fine designer jewellery items, made on site. Their gemstones are ethically sourced, and their metalsmithing and diamonds are from recycled or reclaimed sources.facebook.com/studiophilippegoldsmith Two Hearts General Store, 416 Main Street, WolfvilleOne of the newest members of the Wolfville business community is Two Hearts…
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Mike Uncorked: L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!

Mike Uncorked:L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!By Mike Butler In my close to eleven years of writing for The Grapevine, I can’t believe I’ve never featured the Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair! This floors me because L’Arche (and the amazing folks who work there) and Christmas are two of my favourite things! I had the pleasure of chatting with the handsome Greg Brown, Program Leader for Applewicks for almost two years now, and he filled me in on the fun things happening there and all the glitz and glamour of the upcoming craft fair. “Applewicks is the work-based program…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings Crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are more of the many upcoming events where you can find endless gift ideas, enjoy tasty treats, and support local entrepreneurs and community organizations in the process: 6th Annual Artisan Christmas Market–HarbourvilleEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere to Christmas shop original items created by local artisans. Hot lunch and refreshments available. Saturday November 16, 10am – 4pm & Sunday November 17, 10am – 4pmNorth Mountain United Tapestry3201 Long Point RoadHarbourville, Nova Scotiaunitedtapestry@gmail.com — Somerset…
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Intelligent Energy Project Heats Up in Berwick

Intelligent Energy Project Heats Up in BerwickSubmitted Equilibrium Engineering’s plan to develop an intelligent energy system with its Scottish partner StorTera and the Town of Berwick has officially kicked off. In September, the energy services firm held a lottery for Berwick residents interested in having a free residential storage (and possibly solar) system installed in their homes. The lottery saw 78 residents enter their name in the draw and 10 lucky winners were chosen. Design work on installations of the household systems have started, and homeowners are looking forward to becoming more energy efficient, saving money, and being part of…
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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift Shop

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift ShopBy Annita Nichol 360 Main Street, Wolfville has a new tenant. For two weeks, starting November 23, our community will have a space where kids and kids-at-heart get the hands-on opportunity to explore new crafts and learn new skills in one of our 30 make + take workshops. Workshops will run during the day, after school (and December 6 in-service) camps, evenings, and weekends, from November 23 to December 7. We are currently recruiting local experts in their fields to instruct workshops. If you have knowledge you’d love to…
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Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall

Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall Patricia Bishop says right now is the perfect time to plant your garlic for next year, and TapRoot has community garden plots available now for you to do it. “If you want garlic for next year,” Bishop says, “it would be ideal to get your plot now and plant your garlic to harvest in July. At TapRoot we have garden plots available for anyone who would like to grow their own food.” TapRoot has twenty garden plots available at their Church street location for anyone without access to land…
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Authors @ Acadia: Lyn Bennett

Authors @ Acadia: Lyn BennettWednesday November 6, 7pmKC Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium Interested in what was on our tables and in our cupboards two centuries ago? Dr. Lyn Bennett from Dalhousie University will be lecturing on her research project, Early Modern Maritime Recipes (emmr.lib.unb.ca), that examines recipes circulating before 1800 in print and manuscript in the area now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces. This project is creating a record of our domestic practices by transcribing recipes from archival collections throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. Early modern recipe writing focused on food and medicine, but recorded a wide…
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