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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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Art Spot: Lynn A. Davidson

Golden Sunset

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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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

With the festive season already fast approaching, crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are some 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: Art Show and Auction–Wolfville This show features the work of the members of Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative. Beautiful and affordable pieces will include large and small paintings as well as jewelry of semi-precious stones set in fine silver. Friday November 1, 4pm – 7pm, and…
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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 ValleyBy Lindsey Reddin Boates Farm432 Bligh Road, Woodville9am-5pm902-678-7301 or boatesfarm.caCertified organic apples. Daniels U-Pick4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks11am-5pm902-798-5432Pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards2717 Highway 221 Aylesford10am-5pm, closed Sunday902-847-1855 or FacebookPears, grapes, apples, pumpkins.$2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market10362 Highway 1 Greenwich8am-9pm, Sundays 9am-9pm902-542-7198 or FacebookBlackberries, apples. Foote Family Farm1972 Woodville Road Woodville8am-5pm, closed Sunday902-678-4371 or FacebookApples. Gates U-Pick1269 Starrs Point Rd, Port Williams,10am-6pm902-542-9340Apples, pears, pumpkins. Noggins Corner Farm Corn Maze & U-Pick10009 Highway 1 Greenwich,Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm, weekends 10am-5pm902-542-5515 or FacebookApples, pumpkins. Stirling’s Farm Market10328 Highway 1 Greenwich9am-6pm902-542-2789 or FacebookPumpkins, wagon-ride apple u-pick…
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In With the New

In With the NewBy Genevieve Allen Hearn As the leaves fall, some amazing new businesses around the Annapolis Valley are in bloom! LilyPond Vintage Furniture & Home Décor – Kentville Shirley Whiteway-Matheson opened a second location of her retail business in Kentville at the beginning of the month. The original LilyPond shop is located in Elmsdale. Shirley has been refinishing furniture and decorating on a budget for over twenty years. Her specialty is making old things new and seeing the potential in outdated furniture. She offers painting workshops where she teaches others how to affordably re-love their old furniture again,…
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West Kings Hungry Bowls Fundraiser: Youth Raising Awareness of Food Security Issues

West Kings Hungry Bowls Fundraiser: Youth Raising Awareness of Food Security IssuesSubmitted West Kings District High School’s first Hungry Bowls fundraising dinner is taking place in the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30-7:00pm as a drop-in meal. Tickets are $25 at the door in support of local food banks, and include a meal of soups, rolls, and desserts, and a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowl. A free will offering at the suggested minimum of $5 allows the event to be accessible to children and families. Artwork in both traditional and electronic media will be on display to raise awareness of hunger….
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Farm to Fork: Fostering Connections with WFM2Go

Farm to Fork: Fostering Connections with WFM2GoBy Avery Peters Like many who live in Wolfville, the Farmers’ Market was a place where I immediately found community when I moved here over 5 years ago. A farmers’ market can seem intimidating to some who do not like big crowds or crowded places. I am an introvert, and admit, despite my wholehearted support of small farmers and the market, to not always feeling like putting out the social energy required to go to the market. However, other days I am totally energized and soak up every minute of running into friends and…
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Featurepreneur: The Giving Vegetable

Featurepreneur: The Giving VegetableGenevieve Allen Hearn The luffa gourd is native to the Asian tropics, but for three years now, Cindy Lou Oulton has managed to keep her plants prospering inside a garden tunnel on the grounds of TapRoot Farm in Port Williams. After harvesting, drying, and peeling the luffa, it is then sold as a bath sponge or dish scrubber. As far as she knows, she is the only one selling commercially-grown luffas in Canada. We wanted to know more about this versatile vegetable crop! The Grapevine (GV): For those readers who don’t know about luffa, tell us about…
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Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor!

Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor! By Mike Butler “I want your fear! For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you!” These brilliant, poetic words are the work of acclaimed author Bram Stoker, from his 1897 classic novel Dracula. Through Stoker’s words, the story of the most famous vampire ever leapt from the pages and burned itself into our literary culture. From the pages of the novel, the character of Dracula graced the silver screen in adaptation after…
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