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Way Back When

Way Back When DATE: circa 1928MATERIALS: PaperMEASUREMENTS: 30.5 cm L x 35.5 cm WSCOPE & CONTENT: This photo is of the Grade 10 students of Wolfville High School in 1928. The students acted out a scene entitled “A Grecian Scene” as part of the school’s Christmas Competition. Some of the people include: Lloyd Shaw, Lloyd Macpherson, Rex Porter, Joyce Sears, Harold Perry, Enid Coldwell, Helen Perry, Lorna Bishop, Frances Porter, Rose Cohen, John Murphy, Phyllis Barteau, Helen Fowler, Ralph Creighton, John Eaton, Marguerite Fowler, John Roach, Mabel Burgher, Florence Jodrey, Helen Young, Betty Williams, Jennie Pulsifer, Julia Burgher, Mildred Smith,…
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Home for the Holidays: A Group Show at Harvest Gallery

Home for the Holidays: A Group Show at Harvest GalleryOn now until the end of the year Home is a holiday show featuring the work of participating gallery artists. We chose the theme of Home as it is such an evocative word –one often associated with the holiday season. And yet, Home can mean so many things: an accommodation, property, a roof over one’s head; the family or social unit occupying a home; a place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates; a game played at the team’s own field or court; or homing: the…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Earth, Sky, and Plants

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Earth, Sky, and PlantsBy Adrien Rawley, Horticulture Assistant and Educator The changing of the seasons is a powerful experience, especially when we choose to pay attention. We forget, amidst the busyness of our lives, that what is happening in the natural world around us is mirrored within us as well. Spring is an explosive celebration of new life, sometimes overwhelming in its displays and intensity. Summer is a time of growth, moving us upward and forward with great energy. Autumn finds us harvesting the literal and metaphorical fruits of our labours, knowing…
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Sunday Music, Part Two

Sunday Music, Part Two By Janet Kirkconnell Sunday Music in the Garden Room, a series now in its thirteenth year, is kept afloat by donations and volunteers. The second half of the 2019-2020 season of Sunday Music, presented in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on the Acadia campus begins on January 5 with a piano recital by Baxter’s Harbour native Tabitha Payzant. A graduate of Mount Allison University and the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, she will present an excellent program of a Bach prelude and fugue, one of Beethoven’s late sonatas (op. 110), a Chopin étude,…
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Donate to Acadia Performing Arts Series And Win a Train Trip to Montreal!

Donate to Acadia Performing Arts Series And Win a Train Trip to Montreal!By François Côté Make your charitable donation to the Performing Arts Series before February 1, 2020, for a chance to win an all-inclusive round-trip train cruise for two from Halifax to Montreal aboard Via Rail’s The Ocean. The trip includes double bedroom accommodations and all meals. Dates are to be chosen by the winner, who may also gift the trip to someone else. What a wonderful opportunity for a cultural adventure to La Belle Métropole! For decades, your Acadia Performing Arts Series has been bringing world class performances…
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The Valley Community Learning Association Releases 2020 Calendar

The Valley Community Learning Association Releases 2020 CalendarBy Sophie Bérubé The Valley Community Learning Association (VCLA) is a not-for-profit charitable group that works to raise the literacy levels of adults in Kings and Annapolis Counties. Since 2011, we have offered a creative writing class to our adult learners who are drawn to the literary arts. VCLA believes that adults learners, like children, also benefit from engaging in artistic creation. What began as a writing group has expanded into visual arts, song writing and music production programs. Since 2018, we have produced a calendar with photos of the Valley featuring poetry…
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Mike Uncorked: My Ten Years of Community Theatre

Mike Uncorked: My Ten Years of Community TheatreBy Mike Butler Picture it: December 2009. I’d only been in Wolfville for a few years. I was still getting my feet wet and looking for ways to get involved in this community. I was so young! I’d just started writing for The Grapevine, I was working full time at Atlantic Lighting Studio, and I’d met so many folks there. One day, Marion Leier was in the shop and mentioned her daughter Kerri was in need of an actor for a play she was directing. An actor had just backed out and she…
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Who’s Who: The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

Who’s Who: The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and FutureBy Mike Butler When the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future walked into my apartment to be interviewed, it got really TENSE! These fascinating apparitions have been making appearances on stage, television, film, and in literature for over a hundred years and it’s been very difficult to get them all in the same room to interview, but I finally did it. Let’s get into the holiday spirit of things, and learn more about three of the most famous ghosts in history! Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, and…
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Give to the Fundy Dental Community Project

Give to the Fundy Dental Community ProjectSubmitted Are you looking for a unique and life-impacting gift to give this holiday season? What about giving someone you don’t know the gift of a smile, with all of its additional benefits! Treatment through the Fundy Dental Community Project (FDCP) has life-impacting results for their clients. This type of opportunity can be an invaluable turning point and catalyst towards a future built on stronger mental, emotional, and physical well-being; overcoming obstacles that they previously felt were insurmountable, and opening doors to more opportunities. One recent FDCP patient says, “this program has been a…
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Chrysalis House Thanks Mrs. Claus

Chrysalis House Thanks Mrs. ClausBy Ginger McPhee For The Grapevine‘s Season of Giving issue, we’d like to tell you about an amazing woman in our community who is most certainly deserving of some recognition for her great work. At Chrysalis House, Wendy Richardson is also known as Mrs. Claus. She lives in Greenwood, and she has been hosting a Christmas breakfast pajama party for the Chrysalis House Association every year for the past nine years. On December 7, she hosted her tenth fundraiser. Every year, she contacts the Chrysalis House Association to collect a wish list from the shelter, and…
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