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Register for ARYO Strings Program!

Register for ARYO Strings Program! By Elizabeth Sircom Do you play a string instrument, or would you like to learn? Registration for the Acadia Regional Youth Orchestra (ARYO) strings program is already possible online and an in-person registration day will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 3:30pm-6:30pm, at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Instrument rental will take place at this time. The ARYO program consists of group lessons (“clinics”) for beginners in violin, viola, cello, and double bass and participation in a Beginner, Junior, or Senior Orchestra, for youth aged between 10 and 24, Acadia University students included! It…
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Booker School Teacher Shortlisted for Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018

Booker School Teacher Shortlisted for Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018 Submitted In June 2018, Booker School Curriculum Coordinator and teacher Temma Frecker was shortlisted for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching, along with 24 other teachers from across Canada. The award is designed to recognize the exceptional work carried out by teachers around the country in teaching Canadian history, and highlight the unique projects, initiatives, and learning experiences that have been facilitated by these educators. Temma is one of only two teachers within the province of Nova Scotia to be shortlisted for the award…
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Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now Celebrates Feminism and the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in Nova Scotia

Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now Celebrates Feminism and the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in Nova Scotia By Dorothy King Are we there yet? Nope. But it’s sure been a wild, heroic ride for women’s rights so far. That’s the takeaway from Kathy France, the artistic director of Caravan Theatre in Wolfville. France has launched Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Nova Scotia, and explore just how far feminism has brought us. The celebration France has conjured up combines an eclectic group of independent female artists….
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Mike Uncorked: Sweeney Todd and Charley’s Aunt: Demonic Barber and Classic Romp Hit Valley Stages

Mike Uncorked: Sweeney Todd and Charley’s Aunt: Demonic Barber and Classic Romp Hit Valley Stages By Mike Butler So, there’s back to school stuff going on and the general autumn prep, which means we all need a little break with something to do, right? This September the Valley theatre scene is exploding with two terrific productions covering all genres and you should mark your calendars to catch both! Up first, for all you devilish musical fans, the Valley premiere of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to the Al Whittle Theatre and it’s going to be a…
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Fourth Annual Black Rock Fairy Walk

Fourth Annual Black Rock Fairy Walk By Barb Reynoldson On Saturday September 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, the Black Rock Trails Association is hosting the fourth annual Fairy House Walk. This is a family event using the short trail starting at the trail head at 4404 Black Rock Rd, and allowing those who are young at heart to build fairy houses and attend a fairy tea, with a freewill donation being collected for the trail association. Follow the Purple Trail, see if you can find the fairy houses. Look up in the trees as well as on the woodland floor….
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Back to School: Best Tips from the Trenches

Back to School: Best Tips from the Trenches By Laura Churchill Duke ValleyFamilyFun.ca It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer has flown by and we are already back to school! To find the best tips, I went to Facebook to ask parents for their suggestions: 1. Make packing school lunches easier. I’ve got snack stations set up that my little one can pick from. She can choose one from the cracker box, one from the sweets box, two from fruit/veggie box and one from a dairy box. Then I have a list of allergy-friendly main meals that she can…
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Granola Bars that are Good for You

Granola Bars that are Good for You By Jenny Osburn Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Am I the only parent who wants summer to last forever? As much as I enjoy the routine of the school year, the beginning of it brings a certain amount of anxiety. Meeting new teachers, waking up earlier than we want to, making sure we have all…
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The Best (Free) Back-to-School Supply

The Best (Free) Back-to-School Supply By Angela Reynolds What is the most important FREE Back-to-School supply your child needs? A library card! Getting your child their own library card can make them feel important, and they can borrow books, magazines, and audiobooks to help them with their schoolwork. Even better, your AVRL library card gives you FREE access to Tutor.com, an online tutoring service. Designed to meet the needs of each learner, Tutor.com hires expert academic tutors, career tutors, librarians, and peer coaches. And it is not just for kids! Tutor.com can help with college and career readiness support for…
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Mayor Sandra Snow’s Welcome to Students

Welcome to Students By Sandra Snow, Mayor of Kentville Welcome to Kentville! Whether this is your first year at NSCC Kingstec, or you are a returning student, welcome. Much like the college you have chosen, Kentville has a great deal to offer. The Town is the regional hub in terms of recreation, fitness, spiritual services, retail, banking, and health and wellness services. The Town of Kentville offers a full slate of recreational and fitness opportunities. Drop in to Town Hall and the Recreation Department or check out our website at kentville.ca for a full schedule of events or equipment available…
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Mayor Jeff Cantwell’s Welcome to Students

Welcome to Students By Jeff Cantwell, Mayor of Wolfville Where did the summer of 2018 go? This time in September is often referred to as the “New Year” and for reasons one realises when living in a small university town. There is much excitement and celebration with the beginning of, or return to, academic life. Many of those of us who have already experienced it recall those years as when we had the “times of our lives,” when and where we met and made lifelong friends and relationships, and when we had responsibility thrust upon us like a cloak of…
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