Events

Daytripper: A Day of Art

Daytripper: A Day of Art By Evan Tanner Looking to spend an awesome summer day in Wolfville? Why not fill it with art! Take a day and explore the five public art pieces throughout town, presented by Uncommon Common Art. Each piece also has a geocache, so be sure to check that out as well! Start your day by taking a hike around Reservoir Park, and interact with “Sounding the Trees” by Brenda Sheppard. Each tree sounds a different pitch when hit; try playing your favourite songs, or try the sheet music stored with the guestbook. This installation is about…
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Marie’s Report: Wolfville Newcomers’ Off-Road Hiking and Biking Group

Marie’s Report: Wolfville Newcomers’ Off-Road Hiking and Biking Group By Marie Mossman Would you like to feel wind-in-your-hair youth again? Give cycling with our group a try. Members of the Newcomers’ adult cycling interest group look out for each other on the trail and are a super source of information about events, routes, and equipment. If you have no bike, you may borrow one at Wolfville’s public library, or rent one at a bike shop in the Valley. I’ve had excellent service from the shops in Wolfville and Kentville. I started with a 30-year-old bike too large for me, and…
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Hitching Post

Hitching Post Announcement is made of the marriage of Megan Calkin, originally from Black Rock, NS, and Adam Gieni of Moose Jaw, SK, which took place July 6, 2019 at Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery. The couple currently resides in Moose Jaw, where Megan works as a dental assistant and Adam works as a journeyman carpenter. Justice of the Peace Sarah Anderson officiated the ceremony. Megan carried a bouquet of white garden roses, eucalyptus, and other greenery. Her dress was ivory floral lace, with a high neckline. Adam wore a navy blue suit. The bridal party included five bridesmaids and five…
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Not a Random Act of Kindness

Not a Random Act of Kindness By Andrea Leeson As long as I have known Suzanne Sanford, she has been up to something generous. When I asked her why, she told me that as a young girl she just followed her grandmother’s example of kind and thoughtful acts of generosity, and she has remained true to her grandmother’s actions. Suzanne is turning 70 on August 3 and she has decided to turn it into another of her giving events. She says she doesn’t need anything so is asking instead for everyone to come to her party with donations for the…
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Deep Roots Releases 2019 Festival Line-up

Deep Roots Releases 2019 Festival Line-up Submitted The Deep Roots Music Festival (September 26-29, 2019) is preparing for its 16th edition with a focus on the role that music plays in mental health and well-being. On opening night, celebrated Maritime singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will set the tone with a screening of her National Film Board documentary The Song and the Sorrow, directed by Millefiore Clarkes, with a duo performance following. The film captures Catherine’s personal struggle to reconcile a family tragedy, confront the hurtful mystery of her absent father, Gene MacLellan, and embrace his musical legacy, as well as break…
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Wolfville Farmers’ Market Food Bucks Project Now Province-Wide

Wolfville Farmers’ Market Food Bucks Project Now Province-Wide Thanks to a tremendous history of local support, this July the Wolfville Farmers’ Market will launch its Food Bucks program for the fourth consecutive year. The program’s success in past years has attracted the interest of many other market communities. With leadership from Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia and funding provided by Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia, the program will now be offered at five farmers’ markets across the province. “Food Bucks” was a program originally researched and conceived by Acadia student Jessica Wall, who was personally involved in launching the…
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Lorne Elliott Returns to Wolfville with The Fixer-Upper

Lorne Elliott Returns to Wolfville with The Fixer-Upper By Mike Butler Lorne Elliott has been a very recognizable face in music and comedy theatre for so long even he can’t remember (1974 according to the glorious Google). The Valley is in for a treat because Lorne is returning to Wolfville for a very special engagement and I had the pleasure of chatting with him about it. Lorne Elliott is bringing his show, The Fixer-Upper, to the Al Whittle Theatre from July 18-20. The Fixer-Upper is a comedy about Bruno McIntyre, who wants to take charge of his own life, his…
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Annapolis Valley Farm Land Trust Presents 100 Mile Farm Food Festival

Annapolis Valley Farm Land Trust Presents 100 Mile Farm Food Festival Featuring local food, local music, vendors, competitions, and a petting zoo, the 100 Mile Farm Food Festival promises a great day of fun for the whole family. The festival will take place on Sunday August 4 at the Northville Farm Heritage Centre in Centreville and is organized by the Annapolis Valley Farm Land Trust, an organization devoted to the preservation of farmland for future generations of farmers. Musical guests Two in the Morning, Bob Deveau, The Dearlies, and Yesterday’s Wine will perform, and the Northville Farm Heritage Centre and…
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Marie’s Report: Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club Book Group

Marie’s Report: Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club Book Group By Marie Mossman How can you make a new friend? The first step is to meet new people, and The Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club makes that easy. Newcomers welcomes all, whether new to the area or not. Its interest groups ensure you can mix with people who enjoy an activity that you like. The Newcomers book group is a particular favourite: A bikini hung unused by the swimming pool in June as the group of voracious readers concentrated on the hottest titles they would read during 2019 and 2020. This…
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Third Annual Valley Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Third Annual Valley Breast Cancer Fundraiser By Donna Paisley My name is Donna Paisley, and I am hosting the 3rd Annual Valley Breast Cancer Fundraiser. This year’s event will be in support of the Cancer Patient Navigator Fund. The Cancer Patient Navigator Fund at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville is designed to assist patients going through cancer treatment, whereby 100% of the funds donated assist patients with the crushing costs of cancer, treatment travel, medications, medical equipment, prosthetics, and more. My dear friend, and celebrity, Rhayne Thomas is coming from Las Vegas to perform at this year’s event. Rhayne…
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