Events

Mike Uncorked: L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!

Mike Uncorked:L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!By Mike Butler In my close to eleven years of writing for The Grapevine, I can’t believe I’ve never featured the Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair! This floors me because L’Arche (and the amazing folks who work there) and Christmas are two of my favourite things! I had the pleasure of chatting with the handsome Greg Brown, Program Leader for Applewicks for almost two years now, and he filled me in on the fun things happening there and all the glitz and glamour of the upcoming craft fair. “Applewicks is the work-based program…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings Crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are more 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: 6th Annual Artisan Christmas Market–HarbourvilleEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere to Christmas shop original items created by local artisans. Hot lunch and refreshments available. Saturday November 16, 10am – 4pm & Sunday November 17, 10am – 4pmNorth Mountain United Tapestry3201 Long Point RoadHarbourville, Nova Scotiaunitedtapestry@gmail.com — Somerset…
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Intelligent Energy Project Heats Up in Berwick

Intelligent Energy Project Heats Up in BerwickSubmitted Equilibrium Engineering’s plan to develop an intelligent energy system with its Scottish partner StorTera and the Town of Berwick has officially kicked off. In September, the energy services firm held a lottery for Berwick residents interested in having a free residential storage (and possibly solar) system installed in their homes. The lottery saw 78 residents enter their name in the draw and 10 lucky winners were chosen. Design work on installations of the household systems have started, and homeowners are looking forward to becoming more energy efficient, saving money, and being part of…
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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift Shop

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift ShopBy Annita Nichol 360 Main Street, Wolfville has a new tenant. For two weeks, starting November 23, our community will have a space where kids and kids-at-heart get the hands-on opportunity to explore new crafts and learn new skills in one of our 30 make + take workshops. Workshops will run during the day, after school (and December 6 in-service) camps, evenings, and weekends, from November 23 to December 7. We are currently recruiting local experts in their fields to instruct workshops. If you have knowledge you’d love to…
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Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall

Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall Patricia Bishop says right now is the perfect time to plant your garlic for next year, and TapRoot has community garden plots available now for you to do it. “If you want garlic for next year,” Bishop says, “it would be ideal to get your plot now and plant your garlic to harvest in July. At TapRoot we have garden plots available for anyone who would like to grow their own food.” TapRoot has twenty garden plots available at their Church street location for anyone without access to land…
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Authors @ Acadia: Lyn Bennett

Authors @ Acadia: Lyn BennettWednesday November 6, 7pmKC Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium Interested in what was on our tables and in our cupboards two centuries ago? Dr. Lyn Bennett from Dalhousie University will be lecturing on her research project, Early Modern Maritime Recipes (emmr.lib.unb.ca), that examines recipes circulating before 1800 in print and manuscript in the area now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces. This project is creating a record of our domestic practices by transcribing recipes from archival collections throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. Early modern recipe writing focused on food and medicine, but recorded a wide…
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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

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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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