Events

Repurposing to Bring us Joy

Repurposing to Bring us JoyBy Laura Churchill Duke How often do you look around your home and see things that you don’t use, but yet you love them so much, you just can’t bear to part with them?Consider repurposing your items, starting with clothes. Brenda Wilson of Aldershot, NS is an expert at doing just this. She creates memory quilts from old clothes. She started about 10 years ago, when she made a quilt for her daughter out of her old onesies. “I couldn’t part with them, so I turned them into a blanket,” says Wilson. “There was no point…
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Mike Uncorked: August: Osage County

Mike Uncorked: August: Osage CountyWolfville Theatre Collective Returns with Pulitzer Prize Winning DramaBy Mike Butler Family is a funny thing. We all have a family , whether we want them or not, and each member of our family is so unique and creates a piece of the fun, weird, and sometimes frustrating puzzle that makes up the family unit. Well, if you think your family has troubles, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve met the family in Tracy Letts’ Tony and Pulitzer-Prize winning play August: Osage County. The Wolfville Theatre Collective, the independent theatre company that brought the Valley acclaimed…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Harder Hikers Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Harder Hikers Interest GroupBy Marie Mossman Are you looking to join a few friendly people who enjoy a physically demanding outing? You may like the Newcomers harder hikers group. It was started over two years ago by an enterprising person who wanted to organize longer and more challenging hikes than the Newcomers off-road hiking/biking group usually do. The members meet occasionally, when their able and congenial coordinator suggests a trail. Usually three to five people join the hike. One participant says “despite the fact we might be going a bit further or faster than the other Newcomers…
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Art Spot: Lynn A. Davidson

Golden Sunset

Art Spot: Lynn A. Davidson Lynn A. Davidson was born in Hants County and moved to Greenwich as a teenager. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and has lived with her husband Stephen in Newtonville (near Gaspereau) for over 40 years. There they brought up their 4 daughters: Emily, Lucinda, Cassandra, and Althea. She has always been interested in creating, so over the years she has done various things, including crafts, writing poetry and stories, quilting and sewing, and compiling and publishing a newsletter called Valley Sunshine. Life brings change: for the past 8 1/2 years, she has been one…
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Canning Home to Ships and Soldiers

Canning Home to Ships and SoldiersBy Tarina Bambrick & Bria StokesburyKings County Museum Known early on as Habitant Corner and Apple Tree Landing, the current name of Canning was bestowed in 1830 in honour of British Prime Minister George Canning. Over a century ago, Canning was the home of Sir Frederick Borden, a physician and businessman elected to the House of Commons in 1874. Under Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s administration in 1896, he was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Militia and Defence. Sadly in 1900 Harold Borden, the only son of Sir Frederick, was killed in action during the Boer…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

With the festive season already fast approaching, crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are some 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: Art Show and Auction–Wolfville This show features the work of the members of Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative. Beautiful and affordable pieces will include large and small paintings as well as jewelry of semi-precious stones set in fine silver. Friday November 1, 4pm – 7pm, and…
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Sunday Music in the Garden Room: Daniel Wnukowski

Sunday Music in the Garden Room: Daniel WnukowskiSubmitted Hot off of his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski is being hailed as “rapturous and glowing” (International Record Review) and “a pianist to watch” (New York Classical Review). He has performed with many orchestras, including the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestra Filarmonica, Marchigiana, Poznan Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic, and in numerous international festivals, including Chopin and His Europe in Warsaw, Poland; Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Pre-LSO Concert Series in London, UK. With his extensive touring experience throughout Europe,…
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What is a Mushroom Foray?

What is a Mushroom Foray?By Philicity Byers This past weekend was the 11th annual fall mushroom foray organized by the Nova Scotia Mycological Society, held at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, near Canning. Upon my return from the event, my roommate asked me what a mushroom foray was, so, to my roommate and anyone else who is wondering: Most simply, a mushroom foray is an expedition for the purpose of collecting mushrooms, but it’s a lot more than just that. It’s a gathering of people who are interested in unearthing – literally and figuratively – the world of fungi….
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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 ValleyBy Lindsey Reddin Boates Farm432 Bligh Road, Woodville9am-5pm902-678-7301 or boatesfarm.caCertified organic apples. Daniels U-Pick4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks11am-5pm902-798-5432Pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards2717 Highway 221 Aylesford10am-5pm, closed Sunday902-847-1855 or FacebookPears, grapes, apples, pumpkins.$2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market10362 Highway 1 Greenwich8am-9pm, Sundays 9am-9pm902-542-7198 or FacebookBlackberries, apples. Foote Family Farm1972 Woodville Road Woodville8am-5pm, closed Sunday902-678-4371 or FacebookApples. Gates U-Pick1269 Starrs Point Rd, Port Williams,10am-6pm902-542-9340Apples, pears, pumpkins. Noggins Corner Farm Corn Maze & U-Pick10009 Highway 1 Greenwich,Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm, weekends 10am-5pm902-542-5515 or FacebookApples, pumpkins. Stirling’s Farm Market10328 Highway 1 Greenwich9am-6pm902-542-2789 or FacebookPumpkins, wagon-ride apple u-pick…
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