Events

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley Lindsey Reddin Boates Farm 432 Bligh Road, Woodville 9am-5pm 902-678-7301 or boatesfarm.ca Certified organic apples & pears. Daniels U-Pick 4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks 11am-5pm 902-798-5432 Plums, pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Highway 221 Aylesford 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 or Facebook Garden veggies, pears, grapes, apples, pumpkins. $2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Highway 1 Greenwich 8am-9pm, Sundays 9am-9pm 902-542-7198 or Facebook Blackberries, garden veg & herbs, pears, apples. Foote Family Farm 1972 Woodville Road Woodville 8am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-678-4371 or Facebook Apples. Gates U-Pick 1269 Starrs Point…
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Newest Jan Coates Novel to Benefit Feed Nova Scotia

Newest Jan Coates Novel to Benefit Feed Nova Scotia Submitted With the release of Jan L. Coates’ new children’s book, Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say, Nevermore Press in Lunenburg will be donating one dollar from the sale of each book to Feed Nova Scotia from now through October 14, Thanksgiving Day. Say What You Mean is the second middle-grade novel published under Nevermore’s Trap Door Books imprint. In Say What You Mean, twelve-year-old Jake MacKinnon rescues an old hound dog from the pound. Sandy turns out to be a fairy dogmother, who grants Jake’s greatest wish—to be…
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Speed Skating: You Can Do That in the Annapolis Valley

Speed Skating: You Can Do That in the Annapolis Valley Submitted “I didn’t know you could do that here” is a common comment from people seeing speeding skating in Nova Scotia. The follow-up comment is then usually “speed skating is always my favourite sport to watch during the winter Olympics,” or “I wish they had this when I was younger.” This month the Annapolis Valley Speed Skating Club is inviting everyone to come out to a couple of open house events to give speed skating a try. The events are supported with funding from Speed Skate Nova Scotia and Nova…
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ADAPT at Artist’s Landing, Avondale Heritage Museum

ADAPT at Artist’s Landing, Avondale Heritage Museum By Tacha Reed Last year I realized that I’d been inadvertently working on a series of maps of the Avon River, the Minas Basin, and the Bay of Fundy, some of which became the series “Within Every Fibre” (2016), “What We Leave Behind” (2017) and “Options” (2018). With these felted maps I was exploring the scars left on the landscape by the hands of man; a record of the environment adapting in response to manipulations made by man (the causeway, dykes, gypsum mines, roads, and rails). Currently in the Avon region there has…
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Rise Up and Run to Benefit Chrysalis House

Rise Up and Run to Benefit Chrysalis House By Edith Riley Chrysalis House is a non-profit grassroots organization that has been providing shelter, support, counselling, advocacy, outreach, and transitional supports to women and their children escaping violence for more than 30 years. Chrysalis House works with individuals, organizations, learning institutions, and businesses in our community to end violence against women in order to create healthier communities and families. The primary goal of Chrysalis House is to provide a safe place for women and children escaping abuse. The secondary goal is to support women and children through service delivery and programming….
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Flying Squirrel Adventures Offer Great Ways to Get Outside this Fall

Flying Squirrel Adventures Offer Great Ways to Get Outside this Fall By Ethan Lang After a brief summer hiatus, the Flying Squirrel Adventures program will be resuming its monthly nature outing series in the Kentville Ravine. Flying Squirrel Adventures (FSA) is a collaborative program between the Blomidon Naturalists Society, Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance, and the Town of Kentville which aims to inform, inspire and connect nature lovers of all ages in the Valley through guided outdoor explorations. This summer the program chose to offer a series of five special outings at different locations throughout Kings County, instead of the monthly meetings…
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On The Cover: Echo Nara

On The Cover: Echo Nara I am a self-taught artist who has spent the last five years exploring various media, including graphite, charcoal, conté, ink, markers, tattooing, and oil and acrylic painting. My art is influenced by mythology and post-colonial literature, which express the effects of power dynamics and systems that have bolstered colonial values. As our world experiences the initial effects of climate change and independence of AI, I feel it is important for the dominant culture to examine its foundation. My work is an attempt to express my alienation from my culture, and to create an alternate place…
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“Fugitives and Heroes” at Hardware Gallery for September

“Fugitives and Heroes” at Hardware Gallery for September Submitted Hardware Gallery is pleased to present “Fugitives and Heroes,” featuring the work of artists Echo Nara and Michael Greer. The exhibit runs from August 30 to September 25. An opening reception, with the artists in attendance, will be held at the gallery, 36 Cornwallis Street, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday, September 12. All are welcome. Raised in Italy, Spain, and Belgium, Michael Greer was exposed to centuries of European artistic tradition from a young age. He studied fine arts at the University of Guelph, OCAD University, and the Academie des Beaux-Arts de Watermael-Boitsfort in…
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Town of Berwick Celebrates Its Roots with New Art Gallery

Town of Berwick Celebrates Its Roots with New Art Gallery By Anna Horsnell The Town of Berwick’s Apple Capital Museum recently opened the new Sally Horsnell Art Gallery to showcase paintings which herald the town’s historic buildings. With pride and gratitude, this writer would like to share a portion of the speech I made at the official opening on August 7 on behalf of the artist, my mother: Sally (Parker) Horsnell was born in the town of Berwick on January 23, 1934. Her family had already lived in Berwick for several generations and their lives were intertwined with the history…
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