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Cadance Academy’s 14th Nutcracker Sure to Warm Hearts

Cadance Academy’s 14th Nutcracker Sure to Warm HeartsSubmitted It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 14th year that Cadance Academy has brought its annual production of The Nutcracker to the Festival Theatre, and because of all of that experience putting on the show, you can be sure that it will be a performance that will fill you with holiday joy. Cadance Academy Director Gaea Jess is proud of how the show has evolved over the years. “It’s really amazing to be a part of this. Each year, there’s something new to see, whether it be new characters that…
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! A delight for the whole family. Ken Lugwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to the CentreStage’s Upper Performance Centre. It…
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Consider Massage Therapy as a Part of Your Self-Care

Description Edit Consider Massage Therapy as a Part of Your Self-CareBy Farron Sharp Touch is the first sense we develop in vitro. At 3 weeks our sensory nerve receptors begin to allow the sensation of touch to travel from the outer surface of the body to the brain. Our sense of touch communicates temperature, pain levels, textures, and pressure. Therapeutic touch in infants is shown to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, and obesity as observed in institutionalized children and premature neonates. Massage therapy is the professional practice of therapeutic touch. As we approach the end of the calendar…
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Christmas Artisan Market at the Kentville Library

Christmas Artisan Market at the Kentville Library Dating back centuries, the month-long Christmas Markets from London to Budapest are legendary. This year the Kentville library travels to old world Europe for a one-day festive Christmas Artisan Market. Set in a historic building, the library will present artisans from the surrounding community. A local musician will set the atmosphere with live cello music. Shop your gift list from a host of local artists who make beautiful one-of-a-kind artwork, photography, jewelry, fibre art, culinary delights, pottery, and more. Some of the goodies on offer include Irish cheesecakes, eggnog cookies, tarte Tatin, and…
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The New Windsor Makers Studio

The New Windsor Makers StudioBy Anna Horsnell Windsor is home to an exciting new community space where anyone can explore their creative side. From photography to sewing to woodworking, the opportunities are almost endless and everyone is welcome. This is a place to try something new, share what you know, or work together on a community project. This is the new Windsor Makers Studio at 21 Gerrish Street. Stepping through the door is to step into big open spaces generously divided into various creative work areas, including a textile studio for sewing and other needle work, an impressive wood-working shop,…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Food and Fun Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Food and Fun Interest Group How is this group different from the Newcomers gourmet and potluck groups? Food and Fun is designed for the person who wants to escape cooking. The fun activity may range through joining others to watch a movie at a cinema, hiking to a hidden waterfall, skiing in winter, playing a game of ultimate frisbee, visiting local museums, or carpooling to Halifax to visit Pier 21. Food and Fun has happened since the early years of Newcomers, and about twenty people intend to participate this year. Turnout for an activity varies from five…
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Who’s Who: Kym Hume: Girl Strong

Who’s Who: Kym Hume: Girl StrongBy Mike Butler Oh that SMILE! It’s as warm as her hugs and as glowing as her personality. This powerful, intelligent, and vibrant woman is an inspiration to so many here in our valley and beyond. I am so proud to call her my friend and to feature her here (finally!) for everyone to read about. Kym Hume is a Valley girl. She lived in Middleton with her parents and siblings until she moved to Halifax to go to university. She grew up in a loving, animal-centered and political family with her dad, veterinarian and…
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Coco Love Alcorn’s Release Tour for Rebirth Comes to Wolfville

Coco Love Alcorn’s Release Tour for Rebirth Comes to Wolfville Coco Love Alcorn’s career has spanned over 25 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances and award nominations including Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Join the legendary soul-folk singer-songwriteras she celebrates the release of her latest album, Rebirth with two events at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre. Alcorn’s new album features a collection of songs that will captivate audiences and showcase her dynamic vocals. With soulful melodies, heartbeat grooves, and lyrics that come from a personal place, yet speak to the listener on…
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Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery

Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery The Valley’s newest art gallery is officially open in Kentville. Tides Contemporary Art Gallery is a non-profit gallery featuring the work of more than a dozen established and emerging artists from Kings County and southwestern Nova Scotia. The gallery is a project of the Kentville Art Gallery Society (KAGS) which is also involved in other public art and community education projects in the area. Tides is located at 36 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, across from the Kings County Museum. “Our gallery is simply a transition from the vision and hard work of Hardware Gallery,…
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Featurepreneur: Conrad Mullins Insight into the life of an architectural designer

Featurepreneur: Conrad MullinsInsight into the life of an architectural designerBy Genevieve Allen Hearn Insight Design Co., owned and operated by Conrad Mullins, is a design firm based in Windsor. The company does many things, from conceptual drawings and drafting to consulting and project management, and it all started from a love of building tree forts. The Grapevine (GV): Tell us about what got you into architectural design.Conrad Mullins (CM): As a child I had a fascination with tree forts, endlessly redesigning my bedroom, carpentry, and now building science. GV: We have watched Insight Design work on some cool projects over…
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