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The Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces Full 2019-20 Season

The Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces Full 2019-20 Season By François Côté The Acadia Performing Arts Series proudly releases its 2019-20 Season on April 5, as the 2018-19 Series will come to a close with the presentation of Symphony Nova Scotia in concert with star pianist Sara Davis Buechner. The 2019-20 Series will begin in September with the Duo Turgeon and the Bergmann Duo joining forces to become the Canadian Piano Quartet, 40 fingers tickling the ivory with virtuosity. It ends in April 2020 with Grim & Fischer, a multi-award winning piece of physical theatre genius, by Wonderheads Theatre. In…
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Featurepreneur: Something New for Valley Taste Buds!

Featurepreneur: Something New for Valley Taste Buds! By Genevieve Allen Hearn FreshO opened in Kentville this past winter, but it felt like they were bringing an early glimpse of spring to town. The restaurant, which is bright and casual, offers fresh and healthy items including fruit smoothies, salads, shawarma plates, and falafel. Opened by Case Rahim, FreshO is located on River Street next to Case’s other business, Case Cuts. The Grapevine wanted to know more! The Grapevine (GV): You run a barber shop called Case Cuts, and recently opened FreshO. What inspired you to open a second business? Case Rahim…
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Burger Wars, Episode IV: April 2019!

Burger Wars, Episode IV: April 2019! There’s a Burger War happening and we want you to be a part of it! For the month of April over 45 restaurants from Windsor to Digby will be participating in Burger Wars for Campaign for Kids! Here’s how it works: Go to any one of the restaurants we will have listed and order the designated burger. Log on to campaignforkids.com/burgerwars to add your comments, and rate the burgers between April 1 and 30. At the end of the month, the restaurant with the top ratings will be awarded a fun burger-themed trophy and…
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In With The New

In With The New New Valley Businesses to Watch Springtime is a celebration of all things new. Here’s a list of amazing new businesses that have opened or are opening in the Valley this spring! FreshO, Kentville The Valley lacks a good shawarma place no more! FreshO offers smoothies, shawarma and falafel plates, delicious baklava and more! Located at 19 River Street in Kentville. facebook.com/freshovill/ Girliture, Kentville We can’t wait for the brick and mortar version of Girliture to open! Tanya Owen has run this home-based, online business in Kentville for years, and specializes in custom pillows and cozy curated…
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Featurepreneur: Solving School Lunches

Featurepreneur: Solving School Lunches By Genevieve Allen Hearn Healthy school lunches are a hot topic lately. Jenny Osburn has been taking us along her school lunch journey in The Grapevine, and we are starting to see some progress made when it comes to healthy food options in cafeterias. But how about lunches made at home? There are a lot of things to take into consideration, especially if you are a parent of a child with dietary restrictions or allergies. School Zone Foods is a new business started by Ashley Richards that hopes to relieve some of the school lunch stress…
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I KNOW A PLACE

I KNOW A PLACE By Ron Lightburn Browsing (CFUW Book Sale, Wolfville). Ron Lightburn has generously donated Browsing (acrylic on stretched canvas, 16″ x 12) to the CFUW, and it will be one of the prizes drawn at the end of the sale. Prizes also include two gift certificates from The Odd Book and a painting by CFUW member Gerri Robertson. The CFUW’s Annual Book Sale is happening Friday March 29, 8:30am-9:00pm and Saturday March 30, 8:30am-3:00pm at the Wolfville Lions Club Community Hall, 36 Elm Avenue. thelightburns.com

Mike Uncorked: CFUW Book Sale and Spring Reads 2019

Mike Uncorked: CFUW Book Sale and Spring Reads 2019 By Mike Butler This is one of my favourite times of the year: yes, spring, but mostly the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Annual Book Sale! It’s the ultimate go-to place for inexpensive reading material to get me through the spring and summer months. I love to read and this book sale is always a busy triumph for book lovers. With a wide selection of books in all genres, you will no doubt fill a bag (or two) like I do. You can also find puzzles and games, CDs and DVDs,…
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Wayfarers’ Ale Craft Brewery Wins Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce Valley’s Best 2019!

Wayfarers’ Ale Craft Brewery Wins Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce Valley’s Best 2019! The name Wayfarers’ Ale is a tribute to an old custom in England where medieval travelers, ‘wayfarers’ as they were known, would stop at local churches, knock on the door, and be given a small horn of ale and a piece of bread to refresh them along their journey. Well, for two years now, the brewery located next to the historic Port Williams wharf has been welcoming visitors and making a name for itself far and wide. “A Wayfarer, like a seafarer, is a person who is…
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Farmworks: Investing in Local CEDIF Benefits all Nova Scotians

Farmworks: Investing in Local CEDIF Benefits all Nova Scotians By Linda Best, Treasurer FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited is a for-profit enterprise founded by Nova Scotians to promote and provide strategic and responsible investment in food production and distribution in order to increase access to sustainable local food for all Nova Scotians. FarmWorks is aware of many opportunities from “field to fork to future.” Just under one million Nova Scotians spend over three billion dollars annually on food, at home and away from home, and less than 20% is grown and processed in the province. Every percentage…
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Author Heather Pyrcz Releases Book Two of Tales of the Shining Mountains Trilogy

Author Heather Pyrcz Releases Book Two of Tales of the Shining Mountains Trilogy The bears are back! Borealis Press is pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of Heather Pyrcz’s trilogy, Tales of the Shining Mountains. In book two, The Northern Reaches, Pyrcz follows her protagonist grizzly bears as they travel north, colliding with the miners of the Yukon gold rush. A fusion of fantasy, natural, and human history, the trilogy addresses the early terms of what has become a crisis for wildlife as identified by current supporters of North American natural parks, sanctuaries, and wildlife corridors. Pyrcz…
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