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New Minas Sunrise Rotary Builds Little Free Pantry

Have you seen the Little Free Pantry on Highland Avenue in New Minas? The Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise is excited to provide easy access to food for those in our community who have urgent needs. This is the first of four Little Free Pantries that will be located in our Village. Holly Thompson, member of the Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise, states that “the Rotarians will be stocking the shelves initially, but we are asking the community for their help going forward.” The Little Free Pantry can be accessed 24 hours a day and offers the opportunity…
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Art Spot: Tylluan O’Sinend

In a few sentences tell us about yourself:My name is Tylluan and I am of Gaelic heritage. I’m very lucky to have found myself a home here in Wolfville. It is a beautiful place and I am very inspired by the gorgeous scenery and the vibrant artistic community. I use art as therapy, to brighten up my day and keep myself in a positive state of mind. I have a disability which is challenging and it prevents me from doing a lot of things but art I can do and so I indulge in it to my heart’s content. What…
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Mike Uncorked : So Long 2020…Hello 2021!

The Best of the “Worst”By Mike Butler Happy New Year Everyone!!! I’m not sure, in any other year, we’ve meant it as much as this one. Have we ever looked forward to another year faster? I know 2020 was not, um…the greatest, for most, but honestly, I have very little to complain about. Life is full of hiccups and unwanted this and that. 2020 proved we can work together, roll with the punches, trek through life’s struggles and come out on top. At least for me, it was a time to regroup, reposition my priorities, and it gave me a…
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Books by Locals

By Wendy Elliott Rum Tales: Down Home Yarns Around a Pot-Bellied Stove By David MossmanWolfville’s David Mossman is becoming a prolific writer. In his latest book, published by Pottersfield Press, Mossman sets out a time after the First World War when the men of Rose Bay gather at the local store to trade stories. The collection is focused around Arthur Benjamin Lohnes, who owned the Lunenburg County store known simply as The Shop. From 1919 until it burned in 1957, Lohnes allowed for male socializing and storytelling on Saturday nights in his shop. Born and raised in Rose Bay, Mossman…
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The Christmas Star

By Kathy France Dear Diary, Well, um…don’t really know what to say. It’s been…I mean…wow I mean it’s been a hell of a year like a once-in-a-lifetime kind of year a lot happened a lot of it bad some of it good but a lot to take in Like in JanuaryAustralia caught fireand that pretty much dominated the news for weeksbut then this thing cropped up in China but early days I was like “So what?” It didn’t really matter becausePrince Harry and Megan exited the Royal family and settled in Canada and England brexited the EUAnd a president got…
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Visually Speaking: Printmaker Diana Baldwin

By Anna Horsnell Every artist chooses how to interpret their vision, how to give it shape. What inspires one artist may differ greatly from the approach of another. Those personal choices keep art alive. The idea may become a piece of sculpture, a painting, a photo, or, in the case of artist Diana Baldwin, an original print. First, some clarification best explained by Baldwin on her website: “A print is often confused with a photocopy or reproduction. A photocopy or reproduction of a work of art is not the original work of art by that artist. (In contrast) each print…
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Burns, Whisky & Noodles – A Scottish Celebration!

Robbie Burns was an influential Scottish poet and lyricist who inspired many during the Romantic period and beyond. He was born in 1759 to a farm family, and became known for the romantic folk songs that he wrote while working in the fields. Following his death, he became famous worldwide, and his legacy was celebrated annually on January 25, commonly known as “Burns Night”. This usually involves a supper that includes traditional Scottish foods like haggis, poetry readings, and of course, whisky. A group of local volunteers is planning a fundraiser for The Portal Youth Outreach, which will kick off…
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Featurepreneur: The Swimwear Hut’s Relocation and Rebrand

The turn of the calendar year is a great time to reflect, re-energize, and revisit old goals while establishing new ones. It is also a time for rebirth. Liz Huntley, owner of The Swimwear Hut And Lingerie, has given the store a fresh look and feel in its new location at 8876 Commercial Street, New Minas. If you haven’t visited yet, just find the most splendid looking Christmas tree in the village, and it’s the stately home-turned-commercial space next to it! Huntley has been busy transitioning to the new space while also operating her other business, LIV Fashion Boutique in…
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Who’s Who: Burton L. Russell

Mister Valley SportsBy Mike Butler I am going to start my 2021 Who’s Who roster with someone who embodies two of my favourite things: community and history. Now, these qualities barely scratch the surface when describing Burton L. Russell but they’re a great start. Burton L. Russell is so Valley-famous that an introduction seems almost pointless, but I love writing introductions so I’m going to do it anyway. Burton is a preserver of Valley history, something that is a lost art in my mind, and over the years Burton has produced an incredible wealth of historic Valley literature both pleasing…
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Mike Uncorked: A Few Of My Favourite Things

By Mike Butler It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Despite the tumultuous year we’ve all had, by the way congrats for making it through, we’ve come to the close of 2020 and hopefully our heads are held high and we’re ready for the next round of what’s coming our way, good or bad! No matter the events, the holidays are a time to reflect, enjoy, splurge, assist others, and make the best of the year end. Christmas is easily my favourite time of year and here’s a list of some fantastic things you can give as gifts to…
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