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Dinner Out: The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery

Dinner Out: The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery By Scott Campbell I think Nicole Robinson, host of Nova Scotia’s Best on Eastlink Television and faculty member of the NSCC School of Tourism and Hospitality, said it best when she said, “You don’t have to travel to Tuscany for an amazing culinary experience, it’s all available at The Flying Apron.” The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery can be found in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Summerville. Don’t let the out-of-the-way location fool you into thinking you aren’t going to enjoy world class cuisine – because you are. The menu changes every week and…
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On The Cover: Steve Skafte

Steve Skafte is a writer and photographer whose latest book, This Creek Was Once a Street details abandoned roads around the province. Here’s a little about Steve, and about his Abandoned Roads Facebook group, in his own words: I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, by a spying eye and an overhearing ear. I grew up an ardent explorer of misplaced memories, photographer of dereliction, scribbler of words, spending my days wandering/wondering through the wilds of the eastern world. I’ve learned every road in Annapolis County, and hiked what I couldn’t drive. I’ve shot and shared an uninterrupted photo-journal…
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7Arts Presents The Itty Bitty Bistro Art Show and Youth Drawing Exhibit

7Arts Presents The Itty Bitty Bistro Art Show and Youth Drawing Exhibit By Penny Hughes 7Arts would like to invite you to join us at the reception of the Itty Bitty Bistro Art Show at Pascalice’s Bistro in Greenwood, Monday, July 29 from 6-9pm. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Desserts and other beverages will be available for purchase. Have a preview of the art that will be displayed for the month of August. All art pieces will be miniature in size, smaller than 6×6 or 5×7! Bring a friend and enjoy meeting some of the artists while 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 Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Expected end of season is late July/early August. Bob Ansems U-Pick 1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Bosveld’s Fruit Farm 183 Lamont Road, Lakeville, open 7am-12pm and 5pm-dusk 902-678-8767 or facebook Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Highway 1, Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Harry Morse Farms 4127 Brooklyn Street, Somerset, open 8am-6pm 902-538-9389 Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church Street, Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main Street, Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday…
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Daytripper: A Day of Art

Daytripper: A Day of Art By Evan Tanner Looking to spend an awesome summer day in Wolfville? Why not fill it with art! Take a day and explore the five public art pieces throughout town, presented by Uncommon Common Art. Each piece also has a geocache, so be sure to check that out as well! Start your day by taking a hike around Reservoir Park, and interact with “Sounding the Trees” by Brenda Sheppard. Each tree sounds a different pitch when hit; try playing your favourite songs, or try the sheet music stored with the guestbook. This installation is about…
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Marie’s Report: Wolfville Newcomers’ Off-Road Hiking and Biking Group

Marie’s Report: Wolfville Newcomers’ Off-Road Hiking and Biking Group By Marie Mossman Would you like to feel wind-in-your-hair youth again? Give cycling with our group a try. Members of the Newcomers’ adult cycling interest group look out for each other on the trail and are a super source of information about events, routes, and equipment. If you have no bike, you may borrow one at Wolfville’s public library, or rent one at a bike shop in the Valley. I’ve had excellent service from the shops in Wolfville and Kentville. I started with a 30-year-old bike too large for me, and…
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Hitching Post

Hitching Post Announcement is made of the marriage of Megan Calkin, originally from Black Rock, NS, and Adam Gieni of Moose Jaw, SK, which took place July 6, 2019 at Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery. The couple currently resides in Moose Jaw, where Megan works as a dental assistant and Adam works as a journeyman carpenter. Justice of the Peace Sarah Anderson officiated the ceremony. Megan carried a bouquet of white garden roses, eucalyptus, and other greenery. Her dress was ivory floral lace, with a high neckline. Adam wore a navy blue suit. The bridal party included five bridesmaids and five…
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Not a Random Act of Kindness

Not a Random Act of Kindness By Andrea Leeson As long as I have known Suzanne Sanford, she has been up to something generous. When I asked her why, she told me that as a young girl she just followed her grandmother’s example of kind and thoughtful acts of generosity, and she has remained true to her grandmother’s actions. Suzanne is turning 70 on August 3 and she has decided to turn it into another of her giving events. She says she doesn’t need anything so is asking instead for everyone to come to her party with donations for the…
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What’s Growing at the Acadia Community Farm

What’s Growing at the Acadia Community Farm By Sarah Boudreau, Acadia Community Farm Coordinator and Jodie Noiles, Acadia Sustainability Coordinator At the Acadia Community Farm we are growing gardeners and community! From Acadia’s inception until the mid-1950s there was a working farm on the campus, with livestock, fruit and vegetables grown for the dining hall. Many Acadia students worked on the farm in exchange for room and board. Over time as the Acadia population grew, land was required for new buildings and the farm was no longer viable, closing in 1956. In 2008, after learning of the original farm and…
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Art and Soul

Art and Soul By Anna Horsnell Susan Spicer sees potential in the discarded. She imagines far beyond the rough edges and worn down surfaces. She envisions bright colours and intricate patterns. She has a gift for seeing the possibilities and making them real. Under the banner of “Susan’s Art and Soul,” she creates one-of-a-kind, hand-painted furnishings of all sorts to brighten your home or garden. This is not a hobby. Spicer is constantly seeking out new pieces which she can repurpose, often finding items at the end of a driveway, a second-hand store, barn, or attic. A piece of furniture…
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