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They Built a Dome: The Dome Chronicles Book Launches December 14

They Built a Dome: The Dome Chronicles Book Launches December 14Emily Leeson (with Zoe D’Amato) “Can you hear that?!” My mother was yelling into her phone. “Hear what?” I whispered back, lowering the volume on my receiver. I was in class, but I have a policy of always picking up when family calls…well, when my parents call, that is. They have a habit of getting into some sticky situations — like when Dad got stuck down the well, or when they crashed the wagon into the woodpile (everybody including the horses ended up upside — down, but ultimately fine). “I…
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Donate to the Kingston Library Expansion

Donate to the Kingston Library ExpansionBy Muriel West Are you looking for a new option for Christmas giving? A worthy project where you can be assured that a large portion of your donation isn’t being used for “administrative” expenses? Are you looking for a project that will benefit a large swath of society: the privileged as well as the disenfranchised, the elderly well as children? Something that will provide you with a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift? Perhaps your group, class, or workplace wants to impact the local community with a meaningful project at holiday time…
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Keeping Kentville’s History Alive

Keeping Kentville’s History AliveBy Lynn PulsiferKentville Historical Society It has been a busy year for museums in the town of Kentville! A new Heritage Centre opened its doors to the public in May. Located in Kentville’s downtown in the former VIA Rail Station, this small brick building sits alongside what was once the main rail line that ran through the town. Opening under the management of the newly formed Kentville Historical Society, the Centre consists of a written and pictorial history of three featured areas: old photos of the town, sports in Kentville over the years, and the development of…
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Mother Goose Muddle is Fezziwig’s Anniversary Show

Mother Goose Muddle is Fezziwig’s Anniversary ShowSubmitted This December will mark the 25th anniversary of the Fezziwig Family Christmas Frolic. To celebrate, the cast is reprising its very first original pantomime, Mother Goose Muddle. “We keep doing it because it’s really fun to stage these shows and so many people get enjoyment out of it each year,” says director Wendy Elliott. “It brings a whole community together to laugh and sing — that’s always the best part.” This year’s script is the first to be repeated. It features the familiar Victorian Fezziwig family hosting their annual holiday party, much as…
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The Grapevine’s Season of Giving Food Bank Listing

The Grapevine‘s Season of Giving Food Bank ListingPlease Give Generously Every year we donate a portion of our sales profit from our Season of Giving issue to a local cause. This year, we’ve directed those funds towards buying tangerines for the Wolfville Area Food Bank Holiday Hampers. These hampers are a true community effort. Each hamper is packed with the goods for a festive meal with all the fixings. Each ingredient is collected by local community groups. For example, local students gather donations of gravy; apple juice, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, carrots, and peas all come in from the congregations of…
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Art Actually

Art ActuallyBy Anna Horsnell Artists are different creatures. They communicate in a language that goes beyond words. They see possibilities and potential where others might not. Whether their chosen medium is photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, video, or any other visual art, artists attempt to shine a light and draw attention. They point to the beautiful and the sublime, the unjust and the controversial. They hold up a mirror, and capture the moment. They inspire and they confound. Most of all, artists mark a universal wall to say humanity was here. In this time and in this place, we lived….
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The Biggest Tiniest Nutcracker Performance of the Season

The Biggest Tiniest Nutcracker Performance of the Season December in the Annapolis Valley is packed with special events. At Wolfville School perhaps one of the sweetest little productions of the season is about to take place. While they are busy learning the basics of reading, writing, mathematics, and everything else on offer in the first year of elementary school, the primary students in Allison Carey’s class are also preparing to showcase their own version of The Nutcracker ballet. The final performance is admittedly a scaled-down approach to the classic ballet (the average age of the performer is five, and the…
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Christmas Services 2019

Christmas Services 2019Carols, candlelight, and pageants too! Here you’ll be able to find just the service to celebrate the season in the Valley December 15 A Blue Christmas ServiceCanard Community Church, 1315 Highway 341 (Upper Canard)7pmThis is a special service for those who find Christmas difficult or sad, a service to help them know it is okay to feel that way and to join with others in the same situation. C.A.K.E. Kids for Christ musicalKentville United Baptist Church, 503 Main Street, Kentville11amA Christmas children’s musical entitled Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment December 21 Quiet ChristmasHoly Trinity Anglican, 45 Main St,…
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2019

2019 Spring that year was late to the game,The smelt snow a blizzard and then freezing rain,The full moon in May was no day for planting,Wet fields in June and farmers were ranting.But through the good valley swam gaspereaux,The fiddleheads green, the fish fat with roe. Summer, that year, flew in fast and high,Hot as Jamaica, new moon in July,Hay fields checkered with great golden bales,Larks in the meadow, frogs in the swale.And down the good river tubes waltzed along,Sun-burnt bellies and bop-a-longs songs. September’s first shot was a Dorian blow,Hard day on willows, creeks overflowed,No hum in the wires,…
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