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Wolfville Farmers Market’s Zero Waste Initiative Results in Huge Waste Reduction

Wolfville Farmers Market’s Zero Waste Initiative Results in Huge Waste Reduction By Ethan Lang In the first four months of 2019, the Wolfville Farmers’ Market has increased its focus on environmental responsibility, implementing a new Zero Waste Initiative to decrease its weekly output to the landfill. The new initiative, in the words of market manager Kelly Marie Redcliffe, “aims to eliminate as many single-use items as possible, especially ones that aren’t recyclable or compostable.” The market had already instituted several ways of accomplishing this goal prior to the Zero Waste program; as early as 2017 they reduced the number of…
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Craft Local

Craft Local By Annita Nichol Part entrepreneurial incubator and part community gathering space, Craft Local brings together makers and designers, interactive makerspace installations, and small batch food and drink options in a vibrant and enjoyable marketplace showcasing our local makers-sphere. We are passionate about the Nova Scotia creative economy, the handmade revolution, and the makers movement. We want to showcase local businesses that value sustainability and make a difference in our community. We are also inspired by the Wolfville Farmers Market venue and excited to provide another opportunity for the local community and tourists alike to enjoy this beautiful space….
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What’s Growing at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre: Blue Vervain

What’s Growing at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre: Blue Vervain By Samuel Jean, Seed Bank Intern Happy spring! I started working at the seed bank last August, and I am happy to be here to see spring in the Annapolis Valley. During the last months, I collected seeds from native populations, assessed their germination rates, propagated endangered species, and offered plant tissue culture training to students. I’m Acadian, and I grew up in Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick. I started gardening in my sandbox when I was 4 years old and I was known by my peers as a nature enthusiast…
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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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