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Who’s Who: Lori Moore

Who’s Who: Lori Moore By Mike Butler Spring has sprung, and actually, I think summer might just be around the corner. It’s the time of year to get outside and enjoy the sun and beautiful energy of your community. It’s also a great time to exercise your body, mind, and soul and I know just the person to help you do that. Lori Moore was born just outside of Dartmouth, NS, in what was at the time Halifax County. She always wanted to be a teacher, but it seemed like an impossible feat to meet the needs of 28 students…
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Featurepreneur: From Online to Brick-and-Mortar

Featurepreneur: From Online to Brick-and-Mortar By Genevieve Allen Hearn There are many wonderful home-based businesses in the Valley that sell items from home or online. Tanya Owen has been running her online business, Girliture, for five years, and has recently made the transition to a brick-and-mortar location on Aberdeen Street in Kentville. There you will find a mix of handmade items for the home, as well as pre-loved décor and furniture. It’s well worth a visit – Tanya has a great eye for design! After a visit to her shop (and an impulse purchase!), The Grapevine asked Tanya a few…
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Who’s Who: Zack Clarke: The Supplement King

Who’s Who: Zack Clarke: The Supplement King By Mike Butler There’s a new business on Main Street, Wolfville that’s pumped to be serving the surrounding community, and its owner is even more excited to be one of the many leaving their mark on the thriving Wolfville business community. Zack Clarke and Supplement King have been flexing their business muscles for months now and I’m very proud to introduce this smiley, wonderful new face to all my readers. Zack Clarke was born in Halifax and was raised in Middle Sackville. He’s currently living in Kingsport and loves all aspects of Valley…
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Research Spotlight: Alice Cohen

Research Spotlight: Alice Cohen By Omar Bhimji Omar Bhimji (OB): In terms of research, what are you working right now? Alice Cohen (AC): I’m writing a book with Andrew Biro about Canadian environmental politics. There are a few books on the subject, but they tend to focus on governments and government institutions as the be-all and end-all of environmental policy and decision-making. That’s only part of the picture. For example, if you look at the debate over Northern Pulp in Pictou County, it’s not really about what laws exist, or who’s in government. It’s about pollution, jobs, and how you…
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Q & A with Owen Bridge of Annapolis Seeds

Q & A with Owen Bridge of Annapolis Seeds In celebration of Earth Day and the fast-approaching gardening season, The Grapevine asked Owen Bridge of Annapolis Seeds to tell us a bit about himself, and share some of his knowledge about heirloom vegetables and seed saving. The Grapevine (GV): What are heirloom seeds? What does ‘open-pollinated’ mean? Owen Bridge (OB): I like to think of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds as ‘the people’s seeds,’ in that they are public domain and you can save seed from your own plants. If you have a favourite heirloom tomato variety, you can carry it…
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Who’s Who: Mayar Tahina

Who’s Who: Mayar Tahina By Mike Butler A few months ago, I was presented with a certificate from MLA Keith Irving at a special ceremony recognizing the achievements of the many volunteers and professionals in our community. It was a great and humbling honour to be in the presence of so many wonderful people. I looked around at the “celebrity” panel of honourees and it dawned on me rather quickly that many had appeared in my Who’s Who column. And, so like any good journalist, I took it upon myself to network with those new faces that have not been…
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Faculty Q & A: Burc Kayahan

Faculty Q & A: Burc Kayahan By Omar Bhimji Omar Bhimji (OB): In terms of research, what are you working on right now? Burc Kayahan (BK): I’m an applied econometrician, which means my research focuses on empirical issues in economics. Since I started at Acadia I’ve been pursuing two broad research agendas. The first one is about tourism economics, and the first project I did related to that – in partnership with Dr. Brian VanBlarcom – was about UNESCO world heritage site designations and the expected economic benefits, measured in terms of visitation and tourism-related income generation, they would produce….
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Who’s Who: Linda Wheeldon: Just Plain WOW!

Who’s Who: Linda Wheeldon: Just Plain WOW! By Mike Butler Linda Wheeldon is a powerhouse with an incredible (and literal) WOW factor when you get to know her. Her infectious smile, warm hugs, happy heart, and strength (the list goes on), have made Wolfville a much better community to live in. Knowing Linda can trickle in and out of your day. Her love and support of my husband Ian and I has been so appreciated over the years and it’s quite an honour to share Linda’s story with my readers (and gush a little bit about how much she means…
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Grapevine on Government: Candidates and Nominees for Kings-Hants

Grapevine on Government: Candidates and Nominees for Kings-Hants By Emily Kathan With a federal election on the horizon, and the February resignation of incumbent MP for Kings-Hants Scott Brison, there’s already a lot happening on the campaign trail in the Valley these days. We contacted all the candidates and nominees for Kings-Hants and asked them some questions about why they think they should be our next representative in Ottawa. While we made every effort to contact all those in the running, we were only able to include those who responded by press time. Responses appear in alphabetical order. Brogan Anderson,…
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A Homegrown Celtic Harp

A Homegrown Celtic Harp By Anna Horsnell When Timothy Habinski and his wife Shelly moved their family from Ontario to rural Nova Scotia in 2009, they were seeking a more relaxed lifestyle in an area rich in music and culture. Habinski was especially drawn to our strong Celtic and traditional music scene, and he had something special to contribute: his very own, hand-crafted harps. Inspired by the hunting bow, the harp can be traced from ancient Egypt to the green hills of Ireland through a long and storied evolution. The Irish or Celtic harp was the first frame-style harp to…
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