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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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Acadia Performing Arts Series Begins Season with Canadian Piano Quartet

Acadia Performing Arts Series Begins Season with Canadian Piano Quartet By François Côté Canadian Piano Quartet Sunday, September 15, 7:30pm Festival Theatre, Wolfville The Canadian Piano Quartet is the coming together of two of the finest piano duos of our time, the Duo Turgeon and the Bergmann Duo. Both husband and wife duos are regarded as global leaders of the multi-piano genre. They have established enviable world-wide reputations through hundreds of concerts and multiple recordings resulting in dozens of prestigious prizes and broadcasts throughout the world. Up to forty fingers tickling the ivory with virtuosity ! From September 2019 to…
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Featurepreneur: Kym Bennett of Realm (on Elm)

Featurepreneur: Kym Bennett of Realm (on Elm) By Genevieve Allen Hearn Kym Bennett is the owner of the new eclectic shop Realm (on Elm!) and kindly filled this Grapevine writer in on what a boutique “for the Modern Mystic” is all about. The Grapevine (GV): How do you describe your boutique? Kym Bennett (KB): Realm is a spiritual space that incorporates elements from many beliefs, cultures, and traditions throughout the world. I consider it an oasis of calm in an otherwise busy world. We lovingly curate a constantly evolving collection of crystals, unique books, oracles, curiosities, metaphysical products, and supplies…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley By Lindsey Redden Arirang Farms 620 Belcher Street, Port Williams, open 9am-6pm 902-599-4949 Spray-free blueberries, BYO boxes. Boates Farm 432 Bligh Road Woodville 902-678-7301 boatesfarm.ca Certified organic apples & pears. Blueberry Acres 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Sheffield Mills, open 9am-5pm 902-582-1482 or Facebook Blueberries. Daniels U-Pick 4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks, open 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm 902-798-5432 Plums, pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Highway 221 Aylesford, open 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 or Facebook Blueberries, plums, peaches, pears, garden vegetables, early apples, pumpkins. $2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Highway…
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Book Arts at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Presented by Box of Delights

Book Arts at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Presented by Box of Delights Calling all book lovers! The Box of Delights Bookshop is thrilled to invite you to Book Arts at the Market (BAM) 2019. BAM is a celebration of all things print: from books and editors, to illustrators and librarians, to publishers and printing presses! Join us at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, August 14 from 4-7pm as we fill the Market with book lovers, publishers, print artists, literacy warriors, and more. Included in our long list of incredible participants are publishers, including Gaspereau Press and Nimbus Publishing; literacy…
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Featurepreneur: Christy Ann Conlin on the Business Side of the Literary Arts

Featurepreneur: Christy Ann Conlin on the Business Side of the Literary Arts By Genevieve Allen Hearn Christy Ann Conlin, known for her novels Heave and The Memento, is about to launch a new collection of short stories entitled Watermark. Christy Ann can be seen spinning many plates, including as an author, mother, teacher, and motivational speaker. On top of this, she takes the business side of being an author very seriously. The Grapevine* grabbed a moment of her time to discuss how she finds balance between her myriad roles. The Grapevine (GV): How do you achieve a balance between the…
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Featurepreneur: Jeremy Novak Knows Where It’s At!

Featurepreneur: Jeremy Novak Knows Where It’s At! By Genevieve Allen Hearn Many know Jeremy Novak from his previous work with The Grapevine, or you may know him as the spirited tour guide on the Magic Winery Bus, or perhaps as Jerome the Gravekeeper on the Valley Ghost Walks. Without a doubt, you have encountered Jeremy before. Why? Because Jeremy is that guy. He is that guy who loves where he chose to live, loves the people who surround him, and loves hearing and telling stories of what makes this region special. Recently, Jeremy has started a new enterprise called Where…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around The Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around The Valley By Lindsey Redden Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Expected end of season is late July/early August. Bob Ansems U-Pick 1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Bosveld’s Fruit Farm 183 Lamont Road, Lakeville, open 7am-12pm and 5pm-dusk 902-678-8767 or facebook Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Highway 1, Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Harry Morse Farms 4127 Brooklyn Street, Somerset, open 8am-6pm 902-538-9389 Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church Street, Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main Street, Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday…
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Art and Soul

Art and Soul By Anna Horsnell Susan Spicer sees potential in the discarded. She imagines far beyond the rough edges and worn down surfaces. She envisions bright colours and intricate patterns. She has a gift for seeing the possibilities and making them real. Under the banner of “Susan’s Art and Soul,” she creates one-of-a-kind, hand-painted furnishings of all sorts to brighten your home or garden. This is not a hobby. Spicer is constantly seeking out new pieces which she can repurpose, often finding items at the end of a driveway, a second-hand store, barn, or attic. A piece of furniture…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley By Lindsey Reddin July 11 – July 25 Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Bring your own boxes or buy them on-site. Expected end of season is late July. Hours are often dependent on field conditions. Bob Ansems Upick 1949 Lakewood Rd Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Hwy 1 Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church St Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main St Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm 902-538-8446…
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