Events

Squeezing the Potential: Maritime Express Cider Co. and the Annapolis Valley’s Cider Scene

Squeezing the Potential: Maritime Express Cider Co. and the Annapolis Valley’s Cider Scene By Genevieve Allen Hearn Jimi Doidge, a Hamilton native, moved to Centreville in 2016. He was drawn to the area in part because it was an apple-growing region. You see, Jimi had a dream to open a cidery one day, and he saw that there was great potential in the Annapolis Valley. In 1633 the first apple trees in Canada were planted in the Annapolis Valley, and today the region accounts for approximately 10% of Canada’s production of apples, so it’s natural that the area is becoming…
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In Review: Recent News, Events, and Happenings

In Review: Recent News, Events, and Happenings Windsor’s Integrity Cheer Empire is heading to the 2018 Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando Florida! The club’s team IO5 Co-ed won the bid to attend at a recent competition in St. John, NB. This is the first time that they will attend, and the first time that a cheer club in the Annapolis Valley has ever received the opportunity. The team is composed of athletes from all over the HRM/Valley areas including Dartmouth, Bedford, Windsor, Kentville, and Coldbrook. — The weather outside has been perfect for running, so it’s time to start setting…
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Still Curling in his Nineties: Hubert Sullivan

Still Curling in his Nineties: Hubert Sullivan Submitted Hubert Sullivan has curled for over sixty years. In the early 2000s, Hubert encouraged the use of the stick method in rock delivery. The Nova Scotia Curling Association (NSCA) dedicated the Open Division Trophy to Hubert, naming it the Sullivan Cup. On accepting the cup to be named after him, Hubert wrote to the association that he “was convinced that this would be a way to introduce the game to people with many levels of abilities and allow others to continue playing and enjoying the comradeship of this great game. This can…
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AVRL NEWS: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Receives Funding for Be Fit Kits 2.0

AVRL NEWS: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Receives Funding for Be Fit Kits 2.0 By Angela Reynolds In 2015 the AVRL launched the original Be Fit Kits that focused on physical literacy and movement skills. The Be Fit Kits are bags of equipment and books that families can borrow from the library. The bags are loaned for three weeks, just like books. Created to provide an opportunity for people to learn fundamental skill movements together in a safe and comfortable environment, families can use these to be active together. After receiving feedback from community members, AVRL wanted to expand the kits…
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In Review: Recent News Events, and Happenings

In Review: Recent News Events, and Happenings Early in February L’Acadie Vineyards’ 2015 Vintage Cuvee went sip to sip with ten other Gold Medal Plates Best of Show wines in the finals of the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, BC. The certified organic, traditional method sparkling was awarded Best of Show at Gold Medal Plates Halifax in October 2017. This is the fourth time L’Acadie Vineyards has earned Best of Show in the five years that the wine competition has been held in Halifax. “We are very proud of our wines and are looking forward to showing them at the…
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Who’s Who: Danny Everson: Puppet Master

Who’s Who: Danny Everson: Puppet Master By Mike Butler I grew up in a world where Mr. Dressup, Romper Room, Sesame Street, and The Big Friendly Giant were my entertainment. The wholesome beautiful world of puppets, magic, stories, and adventure entered my life every day and it was a glorious way to be brought up. We are so fortunate to live in a valley where community theater is ablaze with productions of all forms including musicals, dramas, one-act plays, concerts, and puppetry. I had the pleasure of spending some time with a recent addition to this vibrant community: the new…
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Uncorked: Cinderella! Cinderella! Family Show Casts a Spell at CentreStage Theatre!

Uncorked: Cinderella! Cinderella! Family Show Casts a Spell at CentreStage Theatre! By Mike Butler Picture it, July 2010, a 30-year-old man steps onto the CentreStage Theatre stage for the very first time dressed as an adorable cat named Tom in the production Cinderella! Cinderella! That very timid (at the time) actor was me, and the role was too much fun to pass up when CentreStage recently decided to remount this wonderful, enchanting family production. I am back as the cat and having just as much fun with an all-new cast of incredible actors. Cinderella! Cinderella! by Edith Weiss is the…
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Windsor Makers: A Democratization of DIY

Windsor Makers: A Democratization of DIY By Genevieve Allen Hearn On Monday, February 12, Catherine Jamieson and Kathy Monroe planned a community meeting to discuss the launch of Windsor Makers. Expecting twenty-five people, they scrambled to find chairs when over seventy-five showed up. “We are re-inventing the idea of tribe,” says Catherine, who sees maker spaces as a way to connect our communities. Let’s pause here for a moment. If you’re like me, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about makerspaces, but also get lost in the confusion of different models that are appearing. Here’s a brief introduction to the…
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The Art Spot: Marcel Morin

The Art Spot: Marcel Morin Marcel Morin’s art is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue for month of February. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours Wolfville Memorial Library Exhibit: “The Lost Art of Cartography” WHO: I am a thirteenth-generation Acadian/Métis and have lived in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, and all over Nova Scotia. I studied cartography at the College of Geographic Sciences here in the Annapolis Valley, graduating in 1992, and spent the next 15 years living and working in Vancouver. In 2007 I moved back to Nova Scotia with my wife Angela and…
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Featurepreneur: 2018 ECMA Nominee Sound of Pop, Glenn McMullen

Featurepreneur: 2018 ECMA Nominee Sound of Pop, Glenn McMullen By Genevieve Allen Hearn The Grapevine (GV): What does it mean to be a music publishing company? Glenn McMullen (GM): I think it helps to view music publishing as essentially managing the songwriting portion of the artist’s career. In more established artists, this may be part of an overall team that includes other parties such as a record label and artist manager. Publishing agreements are usually for a catalogue of music which could include anywhere from a single song to multiple records. The responsibilities typically involve things such as copyright registrations,…
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