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Basin Brothers Present Another Impressive Line-Up At North Along The Shore

Basin Brothers Present Another Impressive Line-Up At North Along The Shore Submitted Already in its second year, the North Along The Shore Jamboree was created by The Basin Brothers, a country and honky-tonk band from Hants County. The Jamboree consists of mainly friends of the band, and the vibe is that of a hangout or party. The Basin Brothers started the festival to help grow the music scene in rural Nova Scotia, wanting folks in the city core to understand that there is something cool happening here. No other music festival showcases country, americana, and folk music like North Along…
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Life in a Climate Emergency: How Can We Move Forward?

Life in a Climate Emergency: How Can We Move Forward? By Caroline Beddoe I was sitting on my roof on a warm summer evening, overlooking the Wolfville dykelands and Cape Blomidon basked in the soft golden light, when I was overcome with grief. What will this landscape look like in a few years? How can we be destroying our beautiful planet with such greed? The science is clear: We are in the midst of an ecological catastrophe. An existential crisis. A climate emergency. It isn’t easy to ponder an ecological collapse when all you really want is to enjoy a…
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Dinner Out: The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop

Dinner Out: The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop By Scott Campbell It should come as no surprise to anyone who regularly reads my column that I am a great fan of desserts. I love all desserts, but a favourite of mine has always been ice cream. So you can only imagine my delight when my editor emailed me and suggested I do a story on Wolfville’s Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop. The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop is located on Gaspereau Avenue in Wolfville and has been open since March of 2018. Owners Tammy…
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Featurepreneur: Kym Bennett of Realm (on Elm)

Featurepreneur: Kym Bennett of Realm (on Elm) By Genevieve Allen Hearn Kym Bennett is the owner of the new eclectic shop Realm (on Elm!) and kindly filled this Grapevine writer in on what a boutique “for the Modern Mystic” is all about. The Grapevine (GV): How do you describe your boutique? Kym Bennett (KB): Realm is a spiritual space that incorporates elements from many beliefs, cultures, and traditions throughout the world. I consider it an oasis of calm in an otherwise busy world. We lovingly curate a constantly evolving collection of crystals, unique books, oracles, curiosities, metaphysical products, and supplies…
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Deep Roots Beets

Deep Roots Beets By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com Many years ago now my parents, Anna and Don Osburn, had a great idea. Why not build an epic music festival in Wolfville, one that incorporated the wealth of sweet venues in the town and plenty of music from the founding cultures of Nova Scotia? It was a time of tremendous excitement and change in our family. I was nursing my first baby, and we had just moved The Union Street Cafe to a much larger location. My Mom, co-chef with me at the restaurant, spent…
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Join the Wolfville Curling Club

Join the Wolfville Curling Club By Carole Morey The Wolfville Curling Club’s 2019-20 season is, incredibly, but a few weeks away! There will be an information booth in front of the curling club (Elm Avenue) every Saturday morning until Thanksgiving, 9:30am-12:30pm. On your way to the Saturday morning market, stop by to say hello. We will be happy to answer questions about curling and give you a tour of the club. Curling has become very popular in Canada, in part because of how well Canadian teams have represented us in world championships and the Olympics. Also, more than any other…
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David Francey on the Road to Recovery

David Francey on the Road to Recovery By Terra Spencer It is serendipitous to welcome my dear friend and mentor, internationally-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter David Francey to Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville this year, highlighting the healing power of music. For the past two years, David has been on his own journey of healing after reckoning with years of wear and tear on his primary instrument: his unmistakable voice. David Francey is a storyteller at heart. On stage, his lyric-driven songs are punctuated with anecdotes and sharp wit. His songwriting hearkens back to his days working in construction: songs so…
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Hitching Post

Hitching Post Jason Daniels and Vanessa Millett both grew up on the North Mountain, in Berwick and Halls Harbour respectively, and still do, together in Viewmount. Jason manages an excavating company called Ken Lutz Excavating in Aylesford and Vanessa is an elementary teacher at Coldbrook and District School. Jason and Vanessa were married on August 10, overlooking the Annapolis Valley at the Woodburn Ridge in Aylesford at 4:00pm in a ceremony officiated by Justice of the Peace Sarah Anderson. The reception was held at the same location in a beautiful, rustic barn on the property. The bouquet was created by…
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On the Cover: Rebecca Fairless

On the Cover: Rebecca Fairless By Donna Holmes I met Rebecca when we were both working with Deep Roots in 2015. Probably the first time we spoke about more than just the Deep Roots program booklet was when I interviewed her about her cat tattoo for the “Show Me Your Ink” column I used to write in The Grapevine. It has been my pleasure to do another Grapevine interview with Rebecca, this time about her upcoming performance at Deep Roots: Donna Holmes (DH): We both love cats. Do you have any kitties currently living with you in Halifax? Have you…
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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 Valley By Lindsey Redden Arirang Farms 620 Belcher Street, Port Williams, open 9am-6pm 902-599-4949 Spray-free blueberries, BYO boxes. Boates Farm 432 Bligh Road Woodville 902-678-7301 boatesfarm.ca Certified organic apples & pears. Blueberry Acres 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Sheffield Mills, open 9am-5pm 902-582-1482 or Facebook Blueberries. Daniels U-Pick 4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks, open 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm 902-798-5432 Plums, pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Highway 221 Aylesford, open 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 or Facebook Blueberries, plums, peaches, pears, garden vegetables, early apples, pumpkins. $2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Highway…
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