Who’s Who

Who’s Who: Mark Bezanson

Who’s Who: Mark Bezanson By Mike Butler Mark Bezanson was sort of like Mr. Snuffleupagus to me for the last few years! I had heard of him, seen videos, knew people that had met him, but he and I had just never been able to meet up. Well, all that changed when Mark boarded the Magic Wine Bus a few weeks ago and drank with me all day! The connection was made and now I get to write about Mark so each of you can meet him. Mark was born on the South Shore in Chester Basin, moved to Port…
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Who’s Who: Mike Aubé: Man, Music, and More!

Who’s Who: Mike Aubé: Man, Music, and More! By Mike Butler Mike Aubé: the name is so familiar here in the Valley that it feels almost superfluous to feature him in this column, but Mike is known for his music, not for being a big personality in our community. He’s known, but do we really know him? I serve Mike coffee, own his CDs, see him out and about, pass along some hellos and chit chat when we bump into each other, but I wanted to include Mike in my column so I could learn more about him and where…
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Who’s Who: Brad Farquhar: Man Without Limits

Who’s Who: Brad Farquhar: Man Without Limits By Mike Butler Brad Farquhar is an inspiration! There’s just no other word that comes to my mind after meeting and chatting with him. There were moments during our conversation where I couldn’t blink and my mouth just hung open I was so in awe of his story and his accomplishments. Brad has gone above and beyond both physically and mentally and he’s showing no signs of stopping. Take a minute and be inspired. Let me introduce you to the one and only Brad Farquhar! Born and raised in Brooklyn Nova Scotia, Brad…
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Who’s Who: Ben Brown: Star Athlete on the Right Track!

Who’s Who: Ben Brown: Star Athlete on the Right Track! By Mike Butler Ben Brown has got all the right wheels turning for success! Ben is a probably a familiar name to almost everyone here in the Valley and beyond and I’m so excited to finally feature him in my column. Ben is a positive, hardworking, inspirational force here in our community and that inspiration has touched so many lives. Now Ben can add a little Grapevine fame and recognition to his long list of accomplishments. Ben was born in Weston, Nova Scotia but is currently residing in Cambridge. He…
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Who’s Who: Colleen Hagen: Who We all Want to Be!

Who’s Who: Colleen Hagen: Who We all Want to Be! By Mike Butler If I have one wish, as a writer for The Grapevine, it’s that I never run out of theatre friends to feature in this column. I look at the younger generations taking summer drama camps, performing in school productions, and falling in love with theatre and I think it’s safe to say the list will grow and grow. That list, and the many youth performers on it, find their love of drama and performance from those adults who exude their own love of drama and for years…
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Who’s Who: Jordan MacPhee

Who’s Who: Jordan MacPhee By Mike Butler Professional makeup artist Jordan MacPhee’s work literally makes me green with envy! I met Jordan last fall when I was preparing to play The Grinch for the CentreStage production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It was a daunting task to transform my above-average good looks into the green, mean, furry mass of unpleasantness that is the iconic Grinch, but with Jordan behind the brush, we pulled off something brilliant and enjoyable. During the 45 minutes of sitting through the makeup application, we chatted and I learned a lot about this very talented…
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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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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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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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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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