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Mike Uncorked: Travelling Trunk Stories and Murdered to Death at Centrestage

Mike Uncorked: Travelling Trunk Stories and Murdered to Death at Centrestage By Mike Butler CentreStage Theatre in Kentville is always busy! Between rehearsals for multiple shows, renovations, productions, and planning sessions, it’s a non-stop, full-throttle experience at 61 River Street. Just off the heels of a successful run of The Fox on the Fairway, CentreStage currently has two offerings for its audiences and I recommend you smile away the winter blues with both. Because the theatre boasts both an upper performance centre and a main stage area, CentreStage can offer more than one show at a time and that’s very…
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Lost and Found: “The Great Green Bag”

Lost and Found: “The Great Green Bag” By Susan Wehrell 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. We called it the “great green bag”, but it was actually black. Slightly larger than other reusable grocery bags, it was made out of black nylon mesh – the sort of material used in some hockey jerseys. The rim and the handles were sturdy green cloth, as was the pocket. At the grocery store, I could fill it full of the heavy groceries, and…
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Recipe: Butter Chicken Sauce for Everything

Recipe: Butter Chicken Sauce for Everything By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | jennyosburn.com Maybe it’s just the circles I run in but it feels like there’s never been more talk about food than RIGHT NOW. What with a new Canada food guide, the publication of the Lancet Planetary Health diet, and a national campaign underway to #standup4schoolfood, the buzz around food is everywhere. As someone who reads everything about food that I can find, I’m excited to see government and mainstream health organizations embrace science when it comes to telling us what to eat. By now…
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Farmworks: Investing in Local CEDIF Benefits all Nova Scotians

Farmworks: Investing in Local CEDIF Benefits all Nova Scotians By Linda Best, Treasurer FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited is a for-profit enterprise founded by Nova Scotians to promote and provide strategic and responsible investment in food production and distribution in order to increase access to sustainable local food for all Nova Scotians. FarmWorks is aware of many opportunities from “field to fork to future.” Just under one million Nova Scotians spend over three billion dollars annually on food, at home and away from home, and less than 20% is grown and processed in the province. Every percentage…
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Skating on the Wolfville Reservoir

Skating on the Wolfville Reservoir Interested in getting your kids outside for a little pick-up hockey? How about a moonlight skate with your Valentine? Thanks to local ice enthusiast John Brzustowski, locals and visitors alike can now find up-to-date information about ice conditions at Wolfville’s Reservoir Park. Visit wolfvillereservoir.blogspot.com/ Photo: Emily Leeson

Author Heather Pyrcz Releases Book Two of Tales of the Shining Mountains Trilogy

Author Heather Pyrcz Releases Book Two of Tales of the Shining Mountains Trilogy The bears are back! Borealis Press is pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of Heather Pyrcz’s trilogy, Tales of the Shining Mountains. In book two, The Northern Reaches, Pyrcz follows her protagonist grizzly bears as they travel north, colliding with the miners of the Yukon gold rush. A fusion of fantasy, natural, and human history, the trilogy addresses the early terms of what has become a crisis for wildlife as identified by current supporters of North American natural parks, sanctuaries, and wildlife corridors. Pyrcz…
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Who’s Who: Sarah Anderson of East Coast Pop Up Weddings

Who’s Who: Sarah Anderson of East Coast Pop Up Weddings By Mike Butler Not many people know this but I actually got married TWICE last year. It’s funny to say and only carries so much truth to it, but it’s a great story. On July 14, I got married at the Acadia Chapel. It was amazing and everybody knows about it. And then a few months later, my husband and I were asked to be part of a promotional photo shoot for East Coast Pop Up Weddings, and we went through the ceremonial motions again with our friend Justice of…
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Acadia Faculty Q & A: Dr. Zelda Abramson

Acadia Faculty Q & A: Dr. Zelda Abramson Omar Bhimji Dr. Zelda Abramson, head of Acadia’s Sociology Department, is due to retire this summer. Her latest research project is a book she co-wrote with her partner John Lynch, titled The Montreal Shtetl: Making Home After the Holocaust, being published this month by Between the Lines. Omar Bhimji (OB): What’s your book about? Zelda Abramson (ZA): My book is about displacement, migration and resettlement experiences of Holocaust survivors who came to Montreal. I’m an ex-Montrealer, and when my parents came to the city they had no home, no land; they were…
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Québec Superstar Pierre Lapointe in Concert in Wolfville

Québec Superstar Pierre Lapointe in Concert in Wolfville on Sunday, January 20 By François Côté On January 20, Québec star Pierre Lapointe and celebrated classical musicians Philip Chiu and Cameron Crozman will come together to present an exciting French-themed concert. In a “Musique de Chambre” treatment, they will perform songs from Lapointe’s recent recording, La Science Du Coeur, re-imagined here for piano, cello, and voice, as well as a selection of works by iconic French composers such as Chopin, Poulenc, and Debussy. Pierre Lapointe is a chart-topping leader of “La Nouvelle Chanson Française” who is known for his ground-breaking collaborations…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Evergreens

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Evergreens By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist When we think of evergreens, we often think of coniferous trees, such as spruce and pine. However, there are many herbaceous plants and shrubs in the Acadian Forest Region that are called evergreens.The term evergreen simply refers to a plant that remains green throughout the year. Larch, one of our native conifers, doesn’t have any needles this time of the year. Each fall their needles turn yellow and drop, so it’s certainly not an evergreen. Larch does bear cones, so it is a conifer (a deciduous…
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