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Wolfville Legion Fundraises with Garden Party

Submitted Recently, the Wolfville Legion held their first garden party at 155 Main Street, the home of Michael Bawtree, past president of the Legion. It was a fine success, with over fifty guests in attendance. Singer Alan Butler provided the entertainment, and John Whidden played his bagpipes. Ample food and drink was provided by Legion members, and the weather cooperated to provide a magnificent sunny afternoon. Social distancing was observed. Guests included MP Kody Blois and MLA Keith Irving, as well as Judy Green, candidate for the leadership of the national Green Party. The party was held in order to…
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Mike Uncorked: Emily Burton and The Valley Drama School

By Mike Butler As a community theatre-goer, as well as an actor, 2020 has been a tough pill to swallow. So many shows, concerts, events, programs, and festivals have been Covid cancelled and postponed and it’s been very hard on the creative folks in our valley and beyond. Well, with Nova Scotia doing an amazing job at following the rules; we’ve been able to reopen many restaurants, cafes, and soon the schools and event sites will reopen as well. One NEW business in particular requires a little attention as it’s very near to my heart and passion: The Valley Drama…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Foraging Wild Fruit

By Ted Morris, Student Native Plant Conservationist If you’re a fruit lover, then you probably get excited for the summer when berries are in season and available at markets and grocery stores. If you’re like me, your first quart is finished on the walk or car ride home from the store. What I’m learning this year though is that you don’t have to purchase all the berries you eat this season from a store. Foraging, which is searching for wild food sources, is a great way to collect delicious wild fruits without having to pay a cashier. If you know…
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Get your APAS Music Pass ASAP!

The Acadia Performing Arts Series’ MUSIC CLUB launched August 20!By François Côté The APAS had an amazing 2020-21 Series in store, ready to be officially released last April. Obviously, the pandemic put all of this on hold, and we eventually had to cancel the whole season. Now, until we can safely present live performances again, we are excited to launch the online APAS Music Club! Through the Club, we want to offer a platform on which we can maintain and expand our community of music lovers. We hope to keep our longtime subscribers connected, and we invite new members to Join…
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The Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance is Restoring the Cornwallis River

By Jennifer West Did you know that the Cornwallis River was a popular place for fishing, swimming (including Red Cross swimming lessons), canoeing, and collecting drinking water? The river was also abundant with Atlantic salmon, speckled trout and more. Sadly many of these activities and species are now missing from the Cornwallis River, but there is much work being done to bring them back. The Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance was established in 2016 with the goal of restoring the river to be swimmable and fishable again. The Mi’kmaq people have referred to the Cornwallis and Annapolis Rivers collectively as the Jijuktu’kwejk,…
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Two Planks and A Passion Theatre is Getting Back to Work

By Ken Schwartz Two Planks is getting back to work. It’s hard to believe in a way, and we have many hurdles to get over in the months to come, but the artists at Two Planks are getting ready to work with each other again in September. The first step will be a week-long workshop with eight company members at the Ross Creek Centre in September. During that time we will be developing our new fireside adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde (set in an imaginary Canning of 1911), a production that was interrupted by the pandemic in March. This week together will…
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Art Spot: Shasta Grant

In a few sentences, please tell us about yourself.I am an artist, mother, and university student. My family moved to Wolfville from Cape Breton when I was 13 and I grew up here. Now I am raising my eight-year-old son here. I am also currently pursuing a degree in community development and environmental sustainability studies at Acadia. What is your artistic medium? How did you come to this style?I work mainly with acrylics. I began taking art lessons as a teenager and was introduced to other mediums, but quickly fell in love with the versatility of paint and how it…
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Dining Out During Covid-19

By Scott Campbell Dining out while we’re in the midst of a global pandemic is a very different experience. Those of us who really enjoyed a night out with a great meal were left to fend for ourselves in our own kitchens. We were isolated not only from our friends and favourite activities but also from a sense of normalcy that had suddenly disappeared. Those first few months of flattening the curve were challenging to say the least. Then, as our concerted efforts continued, we began to see the results of our sacrifices and slowly, our society and our economy…
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Visually Speaking: The Art of North Mountain United Tapestry

By Anna Horsnell North Mountain United Tapestry is a little gem worth discovering north of Berwick. Perched cliffside in a small church overlooking the Bay of Fundy in Harbourville, they are a collaboration of artisans, musicians, farmers, and interested community members. Together they have created a gallery, gift shop, café, and popular farmers’ market. Artisans’ Market Director Debbie Greenwood kindly took the time to introduce the six local artists whose work is showcased exclusively through Tapestry this summer. Each artist has a gallery space for major artwork with smaller pieces found in the gift shop, where they are joined by…
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Devour Announces 2020 Headliner Phil Rosenthal

Submitted Devour! The Food Film Fest announces Phil Rosenthal, creator and host of Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil as 2020 headliner. The world is entering a new normal, the country is reopening, and Nova Scotia is about to feed Emmy winner Phil Rosenthal, who will be joining Devour! virtually this year. Due to the unprecedented times we are facing, Devour! is thrilled to confirm that this year’s re-engineered format will allow the festival to go on. It will be a hybrid in-person and virtual festival, to take place from October 21-25, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This transformative food and film experience will…
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