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Anonymous Gift Card

As many folks know, I am currently unemployed. The job hunt goes on but it has been pretty stressful. However, my community helps me stay sane by passing on possible job leads, or helping with job-hunting tips, or just by giving me hugs as they pass by (hugs really do make everything better). And today, some lovely anonymous person left a $20 Just Us gift card on my table while I was on an errand. Thank you my fellow Wolfvillians for being so totally awesome. Donna-Lynne M. Holmes

Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies

Amanda Ferguson  |  The Rolled Oat  |   420 Main, Wolfville  | This recipe for gluten-free double chocolate brownies is full of yummy things, including the most important thing: chocolate! Fudgy, chocolatey and full of protein, this recipe is super easy to make! Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies 2 c. cooked cooled quinoa 1/3 c. of milk 3 large beaten eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 c. of oil 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2-1 c. of dark chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you really like Blend all ingredients in a…
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The Blue Sky Journal

The Blue Sky Journal was not that different from the Grapevine. In 1979, a group of community-minded writers and photographers decided to start an alternative newspaper in the area. The Blue Sky Journal was born of a desire to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the Valley. Issue #1, in October 1979, described our vision: “The creation of a monthly news media, a lively view of the community and the issues which affect us, and a showcase for local writers.” The publication was first released with two editions per month, then changed to monthly and sold for…
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Pothole Repair

 By Pamela Swanigan Nova Scotia: 2014-’15 total road-maintenance investment, $235 million. (Major construction $70 million, asphalt and resurfacing $114 million, bridge replacement/rehabilitation $35 million). Provincial government is responsible for maintaining 90% of NS highways. Wolfville: $200,000-$250,000/year for street maintenance. Kings County: Less than $5,000/year on pothole repair. 22.5 kilometres of road (municipalities and province responsible for rest); number of potholes not available, but Acting Public Works Manager Tim Bouter says they “haven’t dealt with a high amount of potholes to date.” Halifax: 2011 to 2013, between $560,000 and $850,000/year on potholes. 1,780 kilometres of road; average 6,000 potholes/year. Calgary: 2013,…
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Dreyfuss is a large, gorgeous, neutered male grey tabby who we estimate to be about 3 years old. He was found by a good Samaritan in a very remote area and he is very affectionate! Wolfville Animal Hospital,   12-112 Front St., Wolfville . 542 3422

The CLIMB of my Life!

Jeremy Novak, my dear friend and the reason I write these articles, drives me up the wall sometimes with his kooky suggestions and harebrained subject ideas for my column. Do we all remember when I went zip-lining last year and almost peed my pants 40 feet up in a birch tree? I am sure we can recall his idea of my going up in a hot air balloon or hitting the rifle range. Well, this past week I finally caved and Jeremy literally drove me UP A WALL, because I tackled the new Adventure Climbing Gym in Greenwich! Now that…
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Cheaton Cup 2014

By Lindsay Doucet The Tradition What is the Cheaton Cup? It’s a hockey game between two on-campus residences: Chipman and Eaton/Christofor (EC). The game first took place in 1996 and every year since then, Chipman and EC have participated in this tradition. Every year, Acadia students choose a side and cheer on their favourite team. The proceeds from the game are given to a charity of our choice. The Lead Up We understand that this event requires a lot of preparation in order to mitigate risks and to ensure that everyone enjoys it safely. We have held meetings since January…
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Jennica Elder

TATTOO ARTIST: Jason Mahar I’ve always loved the look of anatomical hearts and honestly I just wanted a tattoo that looked cool. There’s no real meaning behind it and I don’t really think there needs to be a meaning behind it. I have tattoos that have a lot of personal meaning and I have tattoos that I have just because I love the artistry. This tattoo is special because I gave my artist a very general idea and let him add whatever elements he wanted to it. Blood? Check. Thorns? Check. Disease? Check. Man eating plants? Check. This tattoo is…
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Trip to the Vet

After work, I met my husband at the vet’s office. We had booked the last appointment of the work day to discuss my dog’s biopsy results with the vet, only to be told, “I thought it was benign but it is the worst – malignant melanoma – we can just keep him comfortable… probably 5 months…” We took the news and left the office, going to our separate cars. I was heading toward home, feeling pretty heavy, but the gas tank was near empty so I went to the gas station to fill up. That’s when I realized I had…
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Acadia Performing Arts Series 2014-15

The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to announce its 2014-’15 season.  The series opens in September with the twin pianos of the dynamic Duo Turgeon, followed in October by the Zodiac Trio with a beautiful program for clarinet, violin and piano. In November, the celebrated Elmer Iseler Singers will display their unique brand of choral excellence.Tafelmusik, Canada’s premier baroque orchestra, presents the Galileo Project with its stunning images accompanied by the music of the period. Measha Brueggergosman’s Christmas is a special series add-on in December. The Tom Regan Memorial Concert will open the second half of the season in…
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