Events

Authors @ Acadia: Madeline Bassnett

Authors @ Acadia: Madeline Bassnett By Wanda Campbell Madeline Bassnett will be reading from her poetry on Monday, October 7 at 7pm in the Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Memorial Library, in this year’s second installment of Authors @ Acadia, brought to you by Acadia’s Department of English and Theatre, and Gaspereau Press. Bassnett is the author of two chapbooks, Pilgrimage (2016) and Elegies (2011), and a literary monograph, Women, Food Exchange, and Governance in Early Modern England (2016), but on October 7, she will be reading from her first full-length poetry collection, Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau, 2019), which contains…
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A Mushroom Foray at The Booker School

A Mushroom Foray at The Booker School By Jen Wheeldon On Friday September 13, the ‘early years,’ primary, and grade one classes at The Booker School in Port Williams spent the afternoon exploring the school forest with Jocelyn Hatt and myself, Jen Wheeldon. As amateur naturalists and mycologists, Joss and I frequently spend time in the woods with our respective children. My daughter Norah attends The Booker School, and they spend time outdoors and use the natural environments at the school, such as the forest on campus, to enhance learning opportunities. The students at The Booker School often go on…
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Songs for Our Fragile Earth

Songs for Our Fragile Earth By Kim Barlow Friday, September 20, was a big day around the world. It was the launch of an intense week of global activism focused on climate change, urging governments to act. Here in the Valley we did our part. Glooscap Elementary School planted trees for their new outdoor classroom, Acadia University students led a climate strike from campus through town, and at the Wolfville Farmers Market, a very special afternoon helped get people in the spirit of hope and inspiration. Celes and Sue Davar came to our community not long ago, but have contributed…
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Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor!

Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor! By Mike Butler “I want your fear! For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you!” These brilliant, poetic words are the work of acclaimed author Bram Stoker, from his 1897 classic novel Dracula. Through Stoker’s words, the story of the most famous vampire ever leapt from the pages and burned itself into our literary culture. From the pages of the novel, the character of Dracula graced the silver screen in adaptation after…
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BEA Atlantic Film Series Presents City Dreamers in Wolfville

BEA Atlantic Film Series Presents City Dreamers in Wolfville Submitted Building Equality in Architecture Atlantic (BEA Atlantic) is proud to present the second feature in its film series which debuted in May 2019. The BEAA Film Series aims to bring films relevant to the architecture and design disciplines to Atlantic Canada, with a particular focus on the roles that women and other underrepresented groups have played in shaping the design professions. The film being presented for the October feature is City Dreamers, a film by Joseph Hillel, Maison 4:3 and Couzin Films. In City Dreamers we meet Phyllis Lambert, Blanche…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Potluck Dining Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Potluck Dining Group If you like to eat delicious food with congenial people, you’ll enjoy the Newcomers potluck interest group. In the past, the emphasis of the potluck group was on the cooks’ favourite recipes, ones they were experienced in making, whereas the gourmet group’s emphasis was on theme, and recipes were often new to the cooks. At a gourmet dinner, members discussed how to overcome problems with the new recipes and novel ways to present the food. Today, the main difference is there’s no theme for potluck dinners. The potluck dining group’s goal is pared down…
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Town of Wolfville Seeks Public Input on Draft MPS at Open House

Town of Wolfville Seeks Public Input on Draft MPS at Open House Wolfville’s new draft planning documents are up for discussion and the Town needs you to provide your input! On Thursday, October 10, between 3pm and 7:30pm in Council Chambers at Wolfville Town Hall, join councillors, members of the planning advisory committee, and Town staff at an open house public participation event to learn more about the Town’s new draft planning documents. This is an opportunity for members of the public to get involved, find out what the changes are, and provide their comments and any concerns. “It is…
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First Annual Harvest Dinner on October 24 at Tattingstone Inn

First Annual Harvest Dinner on October 24 at Tattingstone Inn “This is the First Annual Harvest Dinner and we are excited to partner with chef Nelson Penner to honour the many local farms, orchards, and vineyards,” says Erika Banting of the Tattingstone Inn. The dinner will feature eight dishes, each created to highlight the many diverse products grown in the Annapolis Valley. The event promise to be an extraordinary evening of exquisite flavours. “We have invited eight local vineyards to provide a vintage wine from their cellar,” says Banting. “Nelson will create a dish to compliment each wine thereby creating…
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Valley Harvest Feast for School Food

Valley Harvest Feast for School Food Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | jennyosburn.com Chefs and restaurateurs from all over the Annapolis Valley will band together at the Berwick and District Lions Hall on October 19 to cook a Valley harvest feast and change school food for the better. Chefs Jason Lynch, Chantelle Webb, and Nelson Penner are part of the culinary team tying on their aprons to support Berwick School’s Pay-What-You-Can Healthy Lunch Program. The Union Street will start off the party with their famous grazing table, loaded with tasty appetizers, while the Lions open the bar….
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The Grapevine’s Federal Election Candidate Special

The Grapevine‘s Federal Election Candidate Special In anticipation of the fast-approaching federal election later this month, The Grapevine contacted local candidates with questions reflecting issues of particular interest to the Valley and to our readers. While we have made every effort to include all candidates on the ballot in Kings-Hants and West Nova, we are only able to publish those that contacted us by press time. All answers are printed here in full, unedited and as the candidates sent them. Responses have been included in the order they were received. The Grapevine: What do you plan to do to improve…
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