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Building a cause through entrepreneurship and community Submitted The Valley Women’s Business Network (VWBN) is delighted to present Tareq Hadhad, the inspiring founder and CEO of Peace By Chocolate, at its fall fundraiser on Friday, October 15. The event takes place at the Maritime Express Cider Co. ballroom in Kentville. Doors open at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. The event includes appetizers, a cash bar, and door prizes. An online silent auction precedes the event. The audience will learn the Hadhad family story as Syrian refugees, and the challenges that come with rapid growth in expanding to new markets and…
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Confession of a Carnivore

Garry Leeson When I was a boy my family was always on the move. In the 1950s and ’60s we lived at numerous locations in the city of Toronto, but most of our time was spent on various rented farms and small properties in the nearby countryside.My parents were of pioneer stock, born and bred to a certain way of life and whenever possible when we arrived at any property that was large enough for a garden, the first order of business was to dig the shovels out of the 1949 Ford sedan that served as our moving van and…
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Ross Creek Fall 2021 Programming and Events

Submitted Goodbye summer, hello autumn!We are so grateful to so many people for seeing us through our 30th anniversary season this summer and are so proud to have welcomed back hundreds of artists, campers, and theatre patrons to Ross Creek. Adult Weekend Workshop Retreats (October & November)Break away for a unique and creative experience in our fall series of weekend art intensives for ages 16+ with extraordinary artist mentors. Learn about a new medium, or fine-tune your creative toolkit with friends (or make some new ones along the way)! Each session is all about giving yourself time and new creative…
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When Country Gets The Blues

Charlie A’Court and Witchitaw bring tour to Berwick’s Union StreetSubmitted Powerhouse Blues artist Charlie A’Court and outlaw country rockers Witchitaw, have joined forces to create an exciting new show called When Country Gets The Blues. Together, these well-known East Coast artists are set to embark on a theatre tour that will make stops in all three Maritime provinces this fall, including Berwick’s Union Street and Windsor’s Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre. To celebrate the tour A’Court and Witchitaw have recorded a brand new live album. Separately, each act is known for their entertaining live shows and commitment to their respective…
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Indigenous Legend Tomson Highway opens Devour! The Food Film Fest

Featuring an expanded hybrid event with generous servings of in-person and digital programming Submitted With a fusion of food and film, Devour! has always been a hybrid festival, and this year just got a little sweeter. The 11th installment, celebrating Global Indigenous Cinema and Cuisine, will span 47 events over 6 days, running from October 19-24, 2021. Devour! is thrilled and honoured to announce our headlining special guest, Tomson Highway, Governor General award-winningplaywright, musician, and novelist. “Glooscap First Nation has successfully collaborated with Devour! in years past to celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and bring this experience to visitors from around the…
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New Space for The Red Door

Lindsay Millar, MD, CCFP The Red Door Youth Health & Support Centre has moved to a fantastic new space at 10 Webster Street, Suite 203, in Kentville. Look up from Webster Street below, and you’ll see our rainbow and trans pride flags in the windows! Our new clinic is bright, welcoming, and spacious, enabling us to expand our services. We continue to provide sexual health care for youth age 13-30 including: STI testing and treatment (including HIV testing), contraceptive counselling, free condoms, low-cost birth control, the morning-after pill (PlanB), gender-affirming care for trans and non-binary clients, pap tests, and a…
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Thank You from King-Kikima Grannies

Betsy Baillie On behalf of the Kings Kikima Grannies I would like to say thank you to all who donated items to our yard sale on September 25, and to all of you who then came and purchased so many of them. The sale was a huge success and we raised the money needed to pay tuition for a full term for our Kikima children. Four of our children are now in university and two have graduated. Many of the others have been through some form of post secondary education and are out working . Some are sending money home…
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Ron Lightburn CarinhosoA tranquil pond next to the Harvest Moon Trailway in Coldbrook. Ron Lightburn’s art cards are now available at locations throughout the Annapolis Valley: Tides Art Gallery, R.D. Chisholm and the Kings County Museum in Kentville; The Port Pub and Sea Level Brewing in Port Williams; Bent Ridge Winery in Windsor; Absolutely Fabulous at Home, Henny Penny’s Farm Market and Saunders Tartans & Gifts in New Minas; Endless Shores Books in Bridgetown.

Acadia Students Support Launch of Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Gym Time Program

Submitted At the start of the new fall semester, Acadia University’s Athletics Departmentannounced the launch of the Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Gym Time Program for students and Wolfville community members accessing the Acadia Fitness Centre this fall. This launch follows months of collaboration between Acadia Athletics, the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU) and other members of the campus community and is being heralded as an important measure in ensuring a welcoming, inclusive environment for all Acadia students. Mirroring initiatives implemented at various institutions across the country including the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, this measure introduces six designated…
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A Sign of “Live” from the Acadia Performing Arts Series

François Côté After producing a series of Acadia Performing Arts virtual concerts in 2020-21, we can’t wait to re-engage with our audience and present live performances again in Acadia University’s two largest venues: Convocation Hall and Festival Theatre. At this point, we are committed to the presentation of six performances during the 2020-21 season. For a few months already, we have been eager to announce this series, planned to begin with a November 21 concert. However, given the still uncertain timeline and terms of access to our Acadia venues, we are still holding back from officially announcing our series and…
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