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“Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Tour” Coming to Acadia’s Garden Room

“Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Tour” Coming to Acadia’s Garden Room Submitted meagan&amy, a vibrant Canadian duo formed by violinist Amy Hillis and pianist Meagan Milatz, share an intense passion for innovative programming and fearless music-making. Praised for their energy, sensitivity, and musical maturity, meagan&amy are about to embark on the first ever Pan-Canadian tour, a partnership between Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and Prairie Debut. The duo will launch this exciting initiative in Atlantic Canada for Debut Atlantic with seven concerts, including three concerts in Nova Scotian communities. From September 13-29, the duo will enthrall audiences with their program that…
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Authors @ Acadia Kicks Off

Authors @ Acadia Kicks Off Submitted The 2019-2020 Authors @ Acadia Series kicks off on Wednesday, September 18 with a reading by Sarah Faber in the Beveridge Arts Centre (Room 132). An exciting new voice in Canadian literature, Faber is originally from Toronto and studied creative writing and English literature at Concordia University in Montréal before making her home in Cape Breton. In addition to All Is Beauty Now, she has published work in literary journals, including Matrix and Brick. Set in Brazil in the 1960s, Faber’s first novel, All Is Beauty Now, offers a gripping portrait of an upper-crust…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Bridge Club

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Bridge Club By Marie Mossman If you’d like to learn to play the card game bridge with friendly people, try the Newcomers bridge interest group. The Newcomers bridge group plays on the second and and fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month. The group normally meets at the White Rock Community Centre, which accommodates three tables of players comfortably. If the number of expected players is low, they may enjoy their game in a member’s home. A coordinator informs players of any change in plans. You may wish to play bridge because of its reputation as a mental…
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Mike Uncorked: Poignant Dramedy Takes CentreStage

Mike Uncorked: Poignant Dramedy Takes CentreStage By Mike Butler As the summer starts winding down and the hustle and bustle of back to school takes over, on the weekends when you need a break, why not take in the latest show being produced by CentreStage Theatre in Kentville? You will not be disappointed in this crowd favourite that was produced many years ago but never fails to entertain over the years. The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, is a poignant drama with wonderful comedic elements and if you liked The Golden Girls, then you’ll love Ida, Lucille, and Doris! They’re…
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Who’s Who: Sandi and Guy (Porter-Breau)

Who’s Who: Sandi and Guy (Porter-Breau) By Mike Butler The Deep Roots Music Festival is right around the corner: a time when Wolfville bursts with incredible music, fun, and a special vibe that’s both welcoming and wonderful. It’s one of my favourite times of the year here in Wolfville, and with the festival comes the Deep Roots edition of The Grapevine and this special Who’s Who on some Deep Roots participants: Guy and Sandi! Here’s the scoop on this fascinating couple! Guy and Sandi met in Toronto in 2007. Sandi was working as a social worker and playing music with…
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Basin Brothers Present Another Impressive Line-Up At North Along The Shore

Basin Brothers Present Another Impressive Line-Up At North Along The Shore Submitted Already in its second year, the North Along The Shore Jamboree was created by The Basin Brothers, a country and honky-tonk band from Hants County. The Jamboree consists of mainly friends of the band, and the vibe is that of a hangout or party. The Basin Brothers started the festival to help grow the music scene in rural Nova Scotia, wanting folks in the city core to understand that there is something cool happening here. No other music festival showcases country, americana, and folk music like North Along…
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Life in a Climate Emergency: How Can We Move Forward?

Life in a Climate Emergency: How Can We Move Forward? By Caroline Beddoe I was sitting on my roof on a warm summer evening, overlooking the Wolfville dykelands and Cape Blomidon basked in the soft golden light, when I was overcome with grief. What will this landscape look like in a few years? How can we be destroying our beautiful planet with such greed? The science is clear: We are in the midst of an ecological catastrophe. An existential crisis. A climate emergency. It isn’t easy to ponder an ecological collapse when all you really want is to enjoy a…
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Dinner Out: The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop

Dinner Out: The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop By Scott Campbell It should come as no surprise to anyone who regularly reads my column that I am a great fan of desserts. I love all desserts, but a favourite of mine has always been ice cream. So you can only imagine my delight when my editor emailed me and suggested I do a story on Wolfville’s Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop. The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop is located on Gaspereau Avenue in Wolfville and has been open since March of 2018. Owners Tammy…
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Featurepreneur: Kym Bennett of Realm (on Elm)

Featurepreneur: Kym Bennett of Realm (on Elm) By Genevieve Allen Hearn Kym Bennett is the owner of the new eclectic shop Realm (on Elm!) and kindly filled this Grapevine writer in on what a boutique “for the Modern Mystic” is all about. The Grapevine (GV): How do you describe your boutique? Kym Bennett (KB): Realm is a spiritual space that incorporates elements from many beliefs, cultures, and traditions throughout the world. I consider it an oasis of calm in an otherwise busy world. We lovingly curate a constantly evolving collection of crystals, unique books, oracles, curiosities, metaphysical products, and supplies…
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Deep Roots Beets

Deep Roots Beets By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com Many years ago now my parents, Anna and Don Osburn, had a great idea. Why not build an epic music festival in Wolfville, one that incorporated the wealth of sweet venues in the town and plenty of music from the founding cultures of Nova Scotia? It was a time of tremendous excitement and change in our family. I was nursing my first baby, and we had just moved The Union Street Cafe to a much larger location. My Mom, co-chef with me at the restaurant, spent…
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