Events

Museum Spotlight: Macdonald Museum

Located in Middleton, the Macdonald Museum houses numerous exhibits including the Nova Scotia Clock collection, as well as a research library for genealogical historical research. Between May and December, the museum also hosts a community farm market on Thursdays, 4pm-7pm (call 902-825-6116 for more information).

Museum Page: The Kentville Heritage Centre Opens its Doors to the Past

The Kentville Heritage Centre Opens its Doors to the Past By Lynn Pulsifer The residents of Kentville haven’t heard “a train a-coming, coming round the bend,” since 1990. However, the small Via Station that was originally built in 1988 to sell tickets to ride the train has now taken on a new purpose. On Saturday, May 18, the Via Station became the new home for the Kentville Heritage Centre. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, and official opening by Town Crier Lloyd Smith, over 80 people, ranging in age from 9 to 90, who had gathered along Station Lane to watch…
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The Museum Page: D-Day Commemorative Coin Honours NS Soldier

D-Day Commemorative Coin Honours NS Soldier By Ellen Lewis “The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new coin (Special Edition Silver Dollar) to mark the anniversary of D-Day, and it turns out that Ellen Lewis, our summer student here at the Kings County Museum, is the granddaughter of the soldier featured on that coin! We asked Ellen to write about her connection to the coin.” –Bria Stokesbury, Kings County Museum June 6, 1944 marked a day in history when the lives of thousands of men from countries around the world changed forever. The D-Day attacks on five beaches in France…
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Queen Flash Will Rock You in Berwick Canada Day Weekend

Queen Flash Will Rock You in Berwick Canada Day Weekend By Mike Butler Did you know music royalty is coming to Berwick at the end of June? That’s right everyone, Queen Flash, the ultimate Queen tribute band, is coming to the Kings Mutual Century Centre, better known as The Appledome in Berwick, and it’s a show you don’t want to miss! Queen Flash is the latest in a string of hit tribute bands to come to Berwick through the Berwick & District Lions Club and, like the others before, this one is sure to be a huge hit across the…
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Town of Wolfville Implementing Access By Design Project

Town of Wolfville Implementing Access By Design Project By Ethan Lang Last month the Town of Wolfville’s councillors and Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) hosted a meeting to gain input from the public regarding concerns about the Town’s accessibility. The Town and the AAC are currently working alongside the Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate to implement the Access By Design project, which plans to make Wolfville accessible to all, regardless of any physical or mental disability, by 2030. Nova Scotia is the third province to adopt an accessibility plan, and Wolfville has been chosen to implement a plan first, as a sort…
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AVRL Helping You Stay Active and Healthy

AVRL Helping You Stay Active and Healthy By Tim Jackson In 2015 the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) created the original Be Fit Kits that focused on physical literacy and movement skills. During March Break 2018, Be Fit Kits 2.0 were launched. These kits are bags of equipment and books that children and families may borrow from the library. The bags are loaned for three weeks, just like books. The kits provide an opportunity for people to learn fundamental skill movements together in a safe and comfortable environment, with hopes they could continue to be active together. The kits focus…
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Green New Deal Town Hall to be Held in Wolfville June 19

Green New Deal Town Hall to be Held in Wolfville June 19 Submitted There is a stirring feeling one gets when contemplating the great achievements of the human race that I’m willing to bet is almost universal. It’s why we get so focused on the Olympics, speak in reverent tones about the Civil Rights Movement, and remember who first stepped on the moon. Currently there is a movement underway that is looking to tap into that feeling of excitement and possibility and channel it towards addressing perhaps the least good-news story of our age: climate change. The Green New Deal,…
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Valley Community Members Spearhead Donation Drive for Turtle Island Healing Ceremony

Valley Community Members Spearhead Donation Drive for Turtle Island Healing Ceremony In Wolfville, local community members have begun fundraising to support this year’s Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island Ceremony, set to take place on July 12-15 in Passadumkeag Maine. This event marks the third year in a 21 year ceremony. Organizers note that all are invited to attend this free gathering, no RSVP necessary: “We invite people from all corners of the Earth to join us in this healing ceremony. We will come together to heal the common wound that we all carry from our shared history of violence;…
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In Photos: Fridays for Future Student Climate Strike

On Friday May 24, students from local schools, along with members of the community, gathered in Clock Park in Wolfville to protest climate inaction, as part of the Fridays for Future climate strike movement founded by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, asserting the need for “massive and immediate action on climate disruption due to our dependency on carbon-based fuels for energy.”

A Memory Shared While Hiking for Valley Hospice

A Memory Shared While Hiking for Valley Hospice Submitted Long-time Valley Hospice Foundation supporter Janet Ness first became involved in Hospice through her work with the VON Annapolis Valley, where she met Valley Hospice Foundation Coordinator Dale Sanford. Janet, whose mother died in a hospice in Grimsby, Ontario, says the Hike for Valley Hospice fundraiser does more than raise money and awareness. “The hike also gives those of us who’ve had loved ones experience the care and comfort of a hospice setting the opportunity to share their memories with others,” says Janet. Janet’s mother was diagnosed with cancer at 92…
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