Events

Remembrance Day Activities for Kids

Remembrance Day Activities for Kids By Laura Churchill Duke Kids are never too young to learn about the importance of Remembrance Day. I have a lot of craft ideas on my Pinterest page, which you can find at pinterest.ca/lachurchmouse/remembrance-day. For children aged 6 and older, I have developed a Remembrance Day scavenger hunt for Kings County. For this hunt, you have to drive to various towns and villages in the county to look at the war memorials. There is a chart to fill out with names of those who died, as well as a place to draw a picture of…
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Alfred Lake The World War I Bicycle Messenger

Alfred Lake The World War I Bicycle Messenger By Wendy Elliott At the Wolfville post office in front of our Mona Parsons sculpture, The Joy is Almost Too Much to Bear, stands an oak tree with a fascinating history. In a sense it goes back to the time of King Charles II of England, when an oak was planted at Windsor Castle. It was meant to commemorate the king’s escape from Cromwell’s army and the oak tree he hid in. During World War I, Wolfville resident Alfred Lake heard the story on the grounds of the castle and happened to…
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Mike Uncorked: Sherlock Holmes Farce Comes to CentreStage

Mike Uncorked: Sherlock Holmes Farce Comes to CentreStage By Mike Butler I know it might be too early to talk about Christmas but, honestly folks, it’s right around the corner and I am very excited! Christmas is my favourite time of year and its usually my busiest time of the year too, with so many family and friend events happening, as well as some dabbling in the local theatre community. 2018 has been a hectic but rewarding year for me in theatre and I’m going out with a bang with three shows during the months of November and December. The…
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In With The New

In With The New New Valley Businesses to Watch By Genevieve Allen Hearn As leaves fall from the trees, locally owned businesses seem to be budding around every corner in the Annapolis Valley. Here are a selection of businesses that have opened in the past month. The Core by Bad Apple Brewhouse – Wolfville Getting your hands on Bad Apple products just got a lot easier! Folks have been picking up growlers and cans at Bad Apple Brewhouse’s location in Somerset for years, but now bottle rockets (returnable 2 litre plastic bottles) and cans are available at their retail location…
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Acadia Performing Arts Series Presents Mezzo-Soprano Julie Nesrallah with Pianist Robert Kortgaard

Acadia Performing Arts Series Presents Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah with Pianist Robert Kortgaard By François Côté Julie Nesrallah is a sensational singer, actor, and broadcaster who has been captivating audiences with her engaging personality and her rich, expressive voice. She has appeared with leading opera companies, symphonies, and chamber music ensembles across North America and around the world. In Wolfville, her “Favourite Things” will form a very entertaining program including Italian and French art songs as well as excerpts from her signature lead role in Bizet’s opera, Carmen. Ms. Nesrallah is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for…
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Award-winning Solo Show Comes to Evergreen Theatre

Award-winning Solo Show Comes to Evergreen Theatre By Susan Wedlock What do you do when you are diagnosed with a life-threatening disease as a child and the only thing that will save you will leave you with only one eye? Well if you are Stephanie Morin-Robert you write and perform a multi-award-winning piece of theatre that uses comedy, dance, and story-telling to inspire and help others dealing with disabilities and differences. Blindside has been breaking boundaries and wowing audiences across North America and is touring the Maritimes in November with a local show at Evergreen Theatre November 17 at 8pm….
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Embracing the Darkness

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Embracing the Darkness By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist The forest is a magical place after dark. Unfortunately, sometimes fear of the unknown can leave us feeling unsafe to walk in natural places at night. This time of year the darkness is creeping in and the natural shift towards curling up indoors after dark has begun. While we sit inside our comfortable homes we sometimes forget that there is a whole world of wonder happening outside each night, no matter what time of year. I am never sorry when I make it a…
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Uncommon Common Art Calls for Submissions for Artist in Residence Program

Uncommon Common Art Calls for Submissions for Artist in Residence Program Uncommon Common Art (UCA) will be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia during the month of May 2019. This month-long residency is open to professional artists working in any visual art medium. The participating artist is expected to lead at least two community activities related to the work they will be doing while in residence, and participate in the annual UCA public art exhibit. A community activity can take whatever form best suits the artist and project. Activities may include, but are not limited to, an…
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Aube Giroux’s Modified to be Screened at Kings County Museum

Aube Giroux’s Modified to be Screened at Kings County Museum By Wendy Elliott October is non-GMO month, and the moving documentary Modified will be screened October 22 at the Kings County Museum in Kentville. That’s prior to its screening at the Seoul International Film Festival in Korea. Modified recently received its ninth festival award at Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival in Germany. Filmmaker Aube Giroux, who grew up in the Valley, lived in Europe for two years where genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are labelled on food products, and recalls coming home and feeling frustrated that they weren’t clearly identified…
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Featurepreneur: A Freakishly Talented Pair

Featurepreneur: A Freakishly Talented Pair By Genevieve Allen Hearn You may know Phantom Effects Special Effects & Make-up because of their annual Phantom’s FreakShow Haunted House & Corn Maze at Stirling’s Fruit Farm in Wolfville. Or, perhaps you’ve been to a theatre production where they were responsible for make-up and props. Then again, you might have heard about their ghoulish motorcycle masks, or about the restoration work they’re doing in the Cornwallis Inn. Phantom Effects co-owners Aaron Peerless and Jaimie Corbin are busy entrepreneurs, especially around Hallowe’en. Luckily, we were able to steal them away from their work terrifying people…
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