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In With the New

In With the New When you are planning for holiday gift buying or entertaining, why not try one of these new businesses in the Valley? Studio Philippe Goldsmith, 468 Main Street, WolfvilleObscured by scaffolding for a few months, Studio Philippe Goldsmith is now out in the open, and ready for customers! The shop offers a collection of fine designer jewellery items, made on site. Their gemstones are ethically sourced, and their metalsmithing and diamonds are from recycled or reclaimed sources.facebook.com/studiophilippegoldsmith Two Hearts General Store, 416 Main Street, WolfvilleOne of the newest members of the Wolfville business community is Two Hearts…
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7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go

7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go The 7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” community fundraiser is underway. Donna Conrad and her team at RE/MAX Advantage in Kentville are excited to lead this project again, which they started in 2013. “The Stockings Were Hung” is a collaborative effort of local businesses, service and community groups, sports teams, and families. Its purpose is mainly to collect items to fill Christmas stockings for local youth (from primary to grade 12) and their families. Toys are also donated, and this year the stocking project has grown to incorporate some…
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Mike Uncorked: L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!

Mike Uncorked:L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!By Mike Butler In my close to eleven years of writing for The Grapevine, I can’t believe I’ve never featured the Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair! This floors me because L’Arche (and the amazing folks who work there) and Christmas are two of my favourite things! I had the pleasure of chatting with the handsome Greg Brown, Program Leader for Applewicks for almost two years now, and he filled me in on the fun things happening there and all the glitz and glamour of the upcoming craft fair. “Applewicks is the work-based program…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings Crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are more of the many upcoming events where you can find endless gift ideas, enjoy tasty treats, and support local entrepreneurs and community organizations in the process: 6th Annual Artisan Christmas Market–HarbourvilleEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere to Christmas shop original items created by local artisans. Hot lunch and refreshments available. Saturday November 16, 10am – 4pm & Sunday November 17, 10am – 4pmNorth Mountain United Tapestry3201 Long Point RoadHarbourville, Nova Scotiaunitedtapestry@gmail.com — Somerset…
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Dinner Out: Juniper

Dinner Out: JuniperBy Scott Campbell There’s a new kid in town and their name is Juniper. Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet this new kid and I can tell you for sure, I’m going to be going back. Juniper Food and Wine is the newest restaurant to set up shop in Wolfville, and it is a spectacular addition to our local culinary scene. Chef and owner Geoff Hopgood has created what I predict is going to quickly become a highly sought after dining destination. The intimate atmosphere of the dining room, the delicious small plate offerings, and an…
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Intelligent Energy Project Heats Up in Berwick

Intelligent Energy Project Heats Up in BerwickSubmitted Equilibrium Engineering’s plan to develop an intelligent energy system with its Scottish partner StorTera and the Town of Berwick has officially kicked off. In September, the energy services firm held a lottery for Berwick residents interested in having a free residential storage (and possibly solar) system installed in their homes. The lottery saw 78 residents enter their name in the draw and 10 lucky winners were chosen. Design work on installations of the household systems have started, and homeowners are looking forward to becoming more energy efficient, saving money, and being part of…
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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift Shop

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift ShopBy Annita Nichol 360 Main Street, Wolfville has a new tenant. For two weeks, starting November 23, our community will have a space where kids and kids-at-heart get the hands-on opportunity to explore new crafts and learn new skills in one of our 30 make + take workshops. Workshops will run during the day, after school (and December 6 in-service) camps, evenings, and weekends, from November 23 to December 7. We are currently recruiting local experts in their fields to instruct workshops. If you have knowledge you’d love to…
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Growing Local for a Greener Campus

Growing Local for a Greener CampusSubmitted Eating local is now easier and greener at Acadia University. The Growcer is an out-of-the-box local food solution located steps away from the dining hall. Acadia partnered with its food service provider, Chartwells, to bring the hydroponic vertical growing system housed inside a repurposed shipping container to campus. It will produce greens and microgreens year-round and employ students. It’s the first of its kind for post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada. “This is just one example of out-of-the-box thinking at Acadia in support of our students and greening the campus,” says Jodie Noiles, Acadia’s Sustainability…
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Mike Uncorked: One Last Talk Comes to Wolfville

Mike Uncorked: One Last Talk Comes to WolfvilleBy Mike Butler Wolfville is about to receive a truly amazing gift. A live presentation unlike anything you’ve seen before. On November 14, the Al Whittle Theatre will host One Last Talk: Wolfville. One Last Talk is unlike any other event in the world, where people stand on the stage and share their One Last Talk. Yes, you heard right, like it’s their One Last Talk before they leave this planet. We all have stories that shape who we are as individuals. These stories determine how we grow, how we learn, how we…
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Buying, Collecting, and Framing Art for Your Home

Buying, Collecting, and Framing Art for Your HomeAnna Horsnell That iconic first view of Cape Blomidon from the 101 highway. The landmark tree marking your approach into Kingsport. These are signs of home to many: familiar, reassuring, pleasing. It’s that type of connection that often attracts someone to a piece of art. Perhaps it is the simple beauty of a painting, the dramatic effect of the photograph, or an emotional response to that piece of sculpture. The decision to buy art is personal. In conversation with Simone Labuschagne from Wolfville’s Harvest Gallery, she offered suggestions for those interested in purchasing…
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