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Random Act of Kindness

Just before Christmas, my friend and I walked into Canning after leaving her car at the garage. We stopped at the library, got some copying done, picked out books from their sale (to be picked up later), and continued to the stores. After shopping, both of us had bags in each hand. We stopped back at the library to pick up our books. We selected even more books, before realizing that we now had too much to carry. We decided to go get the car and then come back for all our parcels. The lovely ladies at the library said…
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Lost and Found: Fezziwig

Lost and Found: Fezziwig Welcome to a new little column we are calling Lost and Found. Tell us your tales of items lost, items found, and the stories in between. It’s already the new year, but we’ll start with a little magic left over from the holiday season. Wolfville’s Fezziwig production, ’Twas the Wolf Before Christmas, was, as Fezziwig always is, a rollicking holiday adventure, but this year some of its charm extended beyond the stage. Four-year-old Henry Gadon was in the audience, clutching a new inch-tall dinosaur he’d procured from the lost and found at the Wolfville Memorial Library…
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Featurepreneur: Raising the (Wine) Bar in the Valley

Featurepreneur: Raising the (Wine) Bar in the Valley By Genevieve Allen Hearn Winegrunt Wine Bar opened in Windsor last summer, and it offers the kind of experience one would expect to find in a European city. It is brimming with rustic charm, hosts live music, has a wide selection of wines, and organizes events that offer experiences that are both intellectual and convivial. Owners Robert Buranello and Astrid Friedrich gave The Grapevine some insight into their business venture. The Grapevine (GV): Tell us about the concept of Winegrunt Wine Bar. Were you inspired by other places you’ve visited? Robert Buranello…
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In With The New

In With The New New Valley Businesses to Watch Chrismaria Family Restaurant – New Minas This highly anticipated South Indian restaurant is now open in New Minas! You can eat in, take-out, or hire them to cater an event. Dishes include Indian favourites like channa masala, butter chicken, mutton biriyani, and vegetable korma. Located at 8934 Commercial Street in New Minas. chrismaria.org Noble Grape – Coldbrook You may have noticed that the Noble Grape has changed locations in Coldbrook. The spacious, newly-renovated building can be found at 7116 Highway 1, Coldbrook (right across the street from the previous location). More…
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Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven Fundraising Event: Pizza & Jazz!

Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven Fundraising Event: Pizza & Jazz! By Adam Barnett There is excitement in the air about a new project underway to build a wood-fired community oven in the Robie Tufts Nature Park in downtown Wolfville. The idea has been in the works since November 2017, with efforts going into getting support from the community and working through the process of getting the project approved by the Town of Wolfville. The community oven was officially supported by council last summer, and the planning has been gaining momentum ever since. The oven and its surrounding structure will begin…
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Acadia University Art Gallery Celebrates Creativity in Our Community!

Acadia University Art Gallery Celebrates Creativity in Our Community! By Laurie Dalton Now in its 28th year, the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition presents visual work in many forms, and from all ages and skill levels. Last year we had close to 200 works of art on display, hung floor to ceiling in salon style. Join us for the opening on Saturday, January 12, 7pm, to see what work has been submitted for this year! The exhibition will be on view until February 15. Want to learn more about our collection and behind the scenes in gallery-land? Check our our blog:…
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Annapolis Valley Regional Library News

Annapolis Valley Regional Library News The Best of Books for Kids and Teens Every year our resident expert in children’s books compiles “Best of” lists for children’s and teen books. Reading on her own, and recommending her favourites, as well as browsing the year-end booklists, Angela compiles lists for our Valley readers. Head to the library’s website at valleylibrary.ca, and click on “Book Room” on the toolbar. There you will find a drop down menu with links to booklists. Under “Kids’ Booklists” you’ll find lists of the best chapter books, picture books, and informational books of 2018. Under teen booklists,…
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A Little Schoolhouse, A Big Part of the Community

A Little Schoolhouse, A Big Part of the Community By Emily Leeson Back in 1999, Cameron Hartley was just looking for a little plot of land somewhere in the Valley to make his own. When he saw the real estate listing for a dilapidated schoolhouse in Falmouth, he was intrigued but he also didn’t hold out too much hope. “I thought, oh well, this is probably a long shot,” he says. A long shot: that’s what someone might have said about Hartley’s whole trajectory from paramedic to teacher to owner of a bustling craft brewery in Windsor, NS. But that’s…
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Slowcoaster Comes to Wolfville for a New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Slowcoaster Comes to Wolfville for a New Year’s Eve Dance Party By Mike Butler New Year’s Eve 2018: what do you have planned? While the thoughts of a quiet evening at home might seem like the right thing to do most of the time, why not take the leap and dance the night away on December 31 this year with Slowcoaster? For over twenty years, the talented Cape Breton trio has been filling dance floors with their unique blend of ska, reggae, hip hop, and classic funk, and now the Wolfville Farmer’s Market will be bumping and hopping on New…
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