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3.37 COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT Internet Censorship? - P 2 Grapevine Gripe - P 5 Molasses and Ale Bread - P 13

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What is a Producer-Consumer Food Market?


n late November the Chronicle Herald ran a story about the creation of a new local co-operative grocery store. Two weeks ago while on a run up the Acadia trails, I had a chance encounter with the president and CEO of Scotian Gold Co-operative Ltd., David Cudmore.  As a follow-up to that conversation, Karen Corey, the director of Marketing & Business Development at Scotian Gold, provided further information. JN: David mentioned that the New Minas Coop was: too big, not attracting young people and not retail focused (it was basically a wholesaler for Coop Atlantic). Older generations understand the benefits of Coop’s but, without the interest new faces, they aren’t sustainable.  KC: Our business model - a consumer/producer partnership is very different than the Kent Coop model other than it will be a co-operative business with the opportunity for people to become owners.  You will not have to be a member to shop or supply the food market.  Our goal is to create a food market that delivers "an experience" for all generations, but with particular focus on the younger generation.  We hope to achieve this by creating a family friendly environment with play area for children, interactive workshops and cooking classes for those interested in learning more about their food and where it comes from.  

– Kentville corridor and it will have a strong focus on local, fresh and NS food. Producers will be encouraged to be active within the store and there will also be a butchery. KC: Correct, our focus will be fresh and local whenever we can be - so fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, fresh fish and meats and cheeses, all sourced local first. We realize we will not be able to source local 52 weeks of the year so there will be times of the year that produce will be sourced outside our local market and our plan is to carry items like bananas and oranges that cannot be sourced locally any time of the year.  At the same time, we understand the convenience element of stocking grocery items as well which again will be sourced locally first.  We will look to our owners/ partners for direction and input on the items we stock.
 - Complied by, Jeremy Novak

JN: David also mentioned that a Coop in Port Williams will work because it’ll be a smaller store (1/4th the size), there's no other grocery in town while still being very accessible within the Windsor

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Can the U.S. Censor Your Internet Access?

Nova Scotia Icewine Harvest Predicted for January Due to Warm Weather

There has been a large buzz recently about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) being debated in the House of Representatives in the U.S. The proponents, unsurprisingly, are the MPAA, RIAA, the US Chamber of Commerce, and many large movie, music, and broadcast companies.  The opponents include hosting and internet provider companies, and human rights organizations interested in free speech.  There is also an international outcry - even a resolution by the European Union Parliament against the aims of SOPA. The purpose of SOPA is “To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.”  So, why is there such opposition from human rights groups and from an international audience? The act is supposed to give stronger methods to the Department of Justice (DoJ) to fight theft of intellectual property, mainly the distributing of movies and music.  It allows the DoJ to both have internet providers censor out “offending” web sites, and have links to “offending” sites removed from services like Google, Yahoo, and also the service that converts many site names (like into numerical addresses your computer understands. The problem is with how SOPA can be abused.  SOPA allows the U.S. government to censor out these sites before the owners have the opportunity to defend themselves, and require them to win a defence before the site is made available again.  It also allows companies to launch actions to block sites’ ability to receive payment from users on grounds of copyright infringement, again, until defended in court. Consider a foreign website which may be unfavourable to a U.S. government, like Al Jazeera English (AJE).  Someone could anonymously post a few torrents’ contents to AJE’s comments boards, and the DoJ could then effectively have AJE made inaccessible until it wins a defence in American courts. Consider a small indie music website.  A large music copyright holder could continually cut off their income by launching claims against them for “similar” music until that small site is starved out of business.

Halifax, N.S. – Due to warm weather and the long-range weather forecast, John Warner of Warner Vineyards predicts that this year’s Icewine harvest should take place around January 4, 2012. “Over the past 15 years of harvests, no two years have been alike,” says Warner. “We are not getting the cold weather snaps in early December like we used to, therefore we run the risk of grapes being eaten by birds, snow storms hitting and having to shovel the grapes out…the earlier the harvest, the easier it is.” Icewine grapes in Nova Scotia have typically been harvested during the Christmas holidays. If the conditions are right, it will take one long night to harvest the 20-25 tonnes of grapes at Warner Vineyards. It will take longer if there is snow covering the vines. “Last year was the longest year ever…we held the grapes on the vine until January 15,” says Warner. “We know they can hang, it’s just a waiting game now.”

That is why many groups are worried. Some of the “other purposes” SOPA can be exploited for is internationally silencing websites which voice opposition to American policies, and to allow large media industries to eliminate smaller competitors. So, if passed, SOPA would allow the U.S. government to censor your access to the internet, even here in Wolfville. ~Duane Curry

Warner Vineyards is located in Lakeville, in the Annapolis Valley. Of his 50 acres, Warner has five acres dedicated to Icewine grapes this year and he is the largest grower of Icewine grapes in the province. The Vidal, Ortega and New York Muscat grapes from Warner’s vineyard, sold to


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local wineries, should produce about 4,000 litres of Nova Scotia Icewine. “Icewine is a niche product that we do very well in Nova Scotia,” says Winery Association of Nova Scotia president and Avondale Sky owner Stewart Creaser. “Icewine is a luxurious treat that pairs wonderfully with the sweets and chocolates of the holiday season, or on its own as dessert... it’s also a fantastic wine to use for special occasion celebrations with family and friends or as a hostess gift.” For more information about the Winery Association of Nova Scotia visit About the Winery Association of Nova Scotia (WANS) WANS was formed in 2002 to represent the interests of wine producers in Nova Scotia, to serve as a voice for local industry and to promote the growth and development of Nova Scotia wines. Members include L’Acadie Vineyards, Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Avondale Sky Winery, Bear River Vineyards, Benjamin Bridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Domaine de Grand Pré, Gaspereau Vineyards, Jost Vineyards, Luckett Vineyards, Lunenburg County Winery, Muir Murray Estate Winery, Petite Riviere Vineyards and Sainte-Famille Wines.

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Soprano Marie-Josée Lord The Grapevine Asks:

How does Hantsport deal with two tremendous commercial losses?

The Acadia Performing Arts Series begins the second term with Soprano Marie-Josée Lord. The concert will take place on Sunday, January 15 at 7:30 pm at the Festival Theatre, Acadia University in Wolfville. Ms. Lord will deliver a gourmet recital where classical and popular music are gently entwined. Luc Plamondon, Verdi, Lama, Bizet, Ferland and many other composers make up this special program, whimsically titled “Jambalaya” because it’s so flavourful that you will be asking for seconds! In 2005, Marie-Josée Lord was the recipient of the Prix d’Excellence de la Culture, awarded by the Fondation de l’Opéra de Québec, and was selected to represent Canada at the Cardiff Singer of World competition. She won the Public Prize at the Canadian Lyric Fund Competition, and received the Raoul-Jobin Prize in 1998. Her first solo CD, which was recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Giuseppe Pietraroia, won Marie-Josée Lord a Félix in the category Album of the Year — classical vocal in 2011. Released on the ATMA Classique label in November

2010, it has been a great success, with over 25,000 copies sold to date. With her irresistible charisma, generosity, and passion for lyric art, Marie-Josée Lord is a favourite guest on several television and radio shows (Tout le monde en parle, Studio 12, En direct de l’Univers, etc.). The soprano has sung with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra on several occasions: at the Christmas concert at the NotreDame Basilica in December 2009; at the Starmania concert at Notre-Dame de Paris in February, 2010; and at the free outdoor concert for Haiti that the orchestra gave on September 2, 2010 at the beginning of its 2010-2011 season. Tickets: $26 ($20 students) and are available at the Acadia Box Office or by calling 1-800-542-8425 or 542-5500. INFO: Peter Smith 5851282 /

Wellness Initiative Fund Opportunities The Community Health Boards, through the Wellness Initiative Fund, support local groups in developing healthy communities. Do you have an idea .... • that will help improve the health of your community? • that will help people take control of their lives and improve their health? Contact your CHB for a printed copy of the application guide or visit: for an electronic version.

Annapolis CHB P.O. Box 730, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0 • Tel: 825-6160, Ext. 357 Kingston/Greenwood CHB P.O. Box 539, Kingston, NS B0P 1R0 • Tel: 765-4541 Western Kings CHB P.O. Box 490, Berwick, NS B0P 1E0 • Tel: 538-7088


undy Gypsum is indeed closed permanently. This is a huge blow to the tax base of the Town, but beyond that, to the whole West Hants/ East Kings area. These were good paying jobs that reinvested much of their income in local community. On the tax base front, the Town has secured committed taxes from Fundy through March 2014, albeit on a declining basis. The closure of Fundy Gypsum can be attributed to 2 factors. The first is the continual downturn in the US housing market. The last I heard, wallboard sales were at 25% of 2008 levels in the US. The second, and possibly more systemic is the use of artificial gypsum created in the process of cleaning the emissions from coal power stations in the US. This gypsum is a by-product of the process and so not only is it a surplus material, but the use of it qualifies for landfill diversion credits in the US. Minas Basin Pulp and Power is shut down, but only temporarily. The plant is expected to open in the near future. There have been several such shut downs over the past few years.  Nova Scotia is not alone in its loss of industries given the global economy. With the exceptions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, all Provinces are suffering, and all you have to do is turn on the news in the States to see what is happening there.  The one competitive advantage Minas Basin and CKF in Hantsport have is the power dam on the Saint Croix River. This supplies between ⅓ and ½ the power needs of the industries. Transportation costs and power costs are two huge disadvantages to Nova Scotia industries.  Hantsport is working with Minas Basin Pulp and Power to locate a tidal turbine manufacturing operation in Town. As well, the Town has entered into an innovative partnership with a development company to infill housing in Town. The Town has begun a careful review of all discretionary expenditures and is reviewing alternate revenue possibilities.    The Town continues to explore partnership opportunities with neighbouring Municipalities and we’re hopeful that there will be a positive outcome from the Town's Task Force. The above is not meant to be an in depth analysis of all the challenges and opportunities facing Hantsport. If you (or anyone) wish to discuss any or all of these points in more detail, I would be more than happy to. Jeff Lawrence

Central Kings CHB P.O. Box 154, Kentville, NS B4N 3W4 • Tel: 681-2524 Eastern Kings CHB 23 Earnscliffe Ave., Wolfville, NS B4P 1X4 • Tel: 542-1244

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Suggested Theme: The start of a new year is always an exciting time for resolutions or goal-setting but something about 2012 feels even more important. This is your year to get things done! One of The Grapevine's goals this year is to dabble with newsprint. What's one of yours? Bluenose II Company Store – 121 Bluenose Drive on Lunenburg’s waterfront, 634-1963 / • The narrowest point of our province is between Windsor and Chester. We’re a short 35km south of Chester. Clothing for all, books, DVDs, CDs by local artists, pictures, rope, unique gifts, pieces of Bluenose II wood.

CentreStage Theatre – 61 River St, Kentville,

678-8040 (reservations) / 678-3502 (info.) / /

boso Bamboo Boutique – Harbourside Drive (Railtown) Wolfville, 542-7790 / • boso is well into our third year, so our goal is to keep things new and fresh for 2012. This means new friends, new experiences, and new designers with exciting  bamboo pieces!

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education – 680-8839 / www. • One of our main goals in 2012 is to attract lots of new Beginner belly dancing women! Classes are starting at the Wolfville Farmers' Market Bldg. on Wed., Jan. 11th for Beginners & on Mon., Jan. 9th for Intermediate/Advanced. See our website for details!

Harwood House Bed & Breakfast – Wolfville, 542-

5707 / 877-897-0156 / www. • Our goal is to continue with what we know best. Spoil our guests with true NS Hospitality, make them Relax in Comfort. Let them enjoy the Beauty of our Garden.

Absolute Nonscents Sustainable Living Products

– 542-7227 / absolutenonscents@ • My goal is to increase the number of people in my area who have access to the necessary tools to break the plastic habit. With reusable bamboo utensils and stainless steel food containers we can resolve to throw away fewer things in 2012. Join the

munity by offering great meal options in savoury pies and quiches made from local ingredients. Stay tuned for new flavours.

The Tempest/PIAZZA Restaurant – 117 Front St. Wolfville,

Our renovations Continue! Walls are being framed – all in preparation for the new entrance. Shows will continue as usual! In 2012, CentreStage will strive to continue to bring top-notch theatre to the Valley. We are also endeavouring to fund-raise another $300,000 to help with our renovation process. Contact us to find out how you can help. We’ve been operating 100% by volunteers for 27 years. sustainability movement and reduce your forkprint!

Inner Sun Yoga Centre – 112 Front St., Wolfville, 542-YOGA / • One Inner Sun goal this year is to expand what we offer to include more aspects of yoga through weekend workshops.

Designer Café – 373 Main St.

Kentville, 365-3322 / • Designer Café is planning to bring a wide variety of talented artists from all over Nova Scotia for monthly exhibits. From abstract, to Folk art, to

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FELTasticFashion – Port Wil-

liams, 692-1462 / • "Reaching the local & the world" is Cecilia Ho's goal for 2012. Custom order your special gifts and/or join the monthly FELTasticFun Needle Felting Basic 101 workshop now!

Pie r Squared – 35 Minas View

Dr., Wolfville, 697-2502 / info@ • Pie r Squared will continue to support the com-

542-0588 / • PIAZZA Ristorante is back again this winter from Jan. 4th-May 1st. Inexpensive, friendly and authentic Italian food prepared from scratch by Chef Michael & the Tempest crew. Available for lunch and dinner (with some of our Tempest favourites STILL available at lunch).

Ultimate Pure Water Specialists Ltd. – Cambridge,

679-0221 / plane@ns.sympatico. ca • Make clean, fresh water your goal for the new year! If you’ve got water issues, I can help! Call Pat Lane, “The Water Guy” and I’ll test your water for free.

Atlantic Lighting Studio – 16 Elm Ave, Wolfville, 542-3431 / • January 6th-31st, Atlantic Lighting Studio will be having their Annual Storewide sale. All in stock fixtures will be 15-75% off! We have bright ideas and great deals!

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Weekly Events THURSDAYS: Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Jam w/ Kevin Myers (5th, 12th & 19th) 7pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (5th, 12th, 19th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Amsterjam Live Music (5th, 12th & 19th) 9pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Karaoke Contest w/ DJ Bill Stone (12th & 19th) 9pm Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Epic (5th, 12th & 19th) 10pm FRIDAYS: Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (13th) 6:30 - 10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Joe Murphy (6th) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Amanda LeBlanc (6th), Mike Aube Trio (13th) 8:30pm

Union Street Café (Berwick): Open Mic w/ Harvey Marcotte (6th), w/ SWIG (13th), 8:30pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Open Mic (13th) 9pm Dooly’s (New Minas): Frugal Friday w/ DJ Skippity Skip (6th & 13th) 9:30pm Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Fade (6th & 13th) 10pm SATURDAYS: Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jim Cochrane (7th) 8pm Kings Arm Pub (Kentville): Kevin Davison (14th) 8:30pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Jack McDonald (7th), Manitoba Hal (14th) 9pm Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Skippity Skip (7th & 14th) 9:30pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Live Music TBA (14th) 9:30pm


GRIPE Ah Winter – I love it. The more snow the better. Having been an avid x-country and down hill skier for more than 30 years, I can often be found out there in all kinds of weather. Recently several people have suggested to me that I get some snow shoes. 'Why would I do that? If there is snow I will be skiing.' I say, and they reply , 'because you can go anywhere on snow shoes!' So my 'grape gripe' is – Too often I have broken through lovely deep snow to set a track

Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Bright View (7th) DJ Fade (14th) 10pm SUNDAYS: Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Paddy’s Session Band (8th, 15th) 8pm MONDAYS: Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/ Al King (9th) w/ Hupman Brothers (16th) 8pm TUESDAYS: The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic w/ Jazz Mannequins (10th & 17th) 7:30pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (10th & 17th) 8pm T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mike & Donna (10th & 17th) 8pm WEDNESDAYS: Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke (11th & 18th) 10pm

for x-country skiing and come back to find it flattened by snow shoe tracks. The problem is, if we have a thaw and then a freeze and no one has trampled on the tracks I can return to that track and have a lovely ski day. But if the snowshoes have trampled on it the track is ruined. So if as my snow shoe enthusiasts maintain that snow shoes can go anywhere, then please go anywhere but on the ski tracks. There's room for both of us, all of us out there on those trails. And by the way, I now have a pair of snow shoes too. I will be out there beside the ski tracks, not on them, because now I can go anywhere! ~ Jane Mangle



Babies & Books - Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am Babies and caregivers can join us for stories, songs and playtime. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 /

Book in the Nook - Wolfville Memorial Library 10-10:30am Curl up, relax and enjoy listening to a story in our book nook. Suggested age range: 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 /

Cochrane’s Walk & Talk - Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am A Heart & Stroke walkabout program. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-3972

Cochrane’s Walk & Talk - Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am A Heart & Stroke walkabout program. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-3972

In the Round Knitting Group Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm INFO: 542-2656

Seniors Afternoon Out - Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:30-4:30pm • Gather in an attractive, supervised and friendly environment and spend time engaged in a social afternoon with peers. INFO: 698-6309

Seniors Afternoon Out - Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:30-4:30pm • Gather in an attractive, supervised and friendly environment and spend time engaged in a social afternoon with peers. INFO: 698-6309

Fridays Fun & Fables - Windsor Library 10:30am Ages 2-5, and their caregivers. Join us for some stories, songs and crafts. INFO: 798-5424 Yoga For Everyone (Community Yoga) - Farmers’ Market, Wolfville 12-1pm All-levels yoga (mats available) TIX: $5 donation drop-in

Saturdays Wolfville Farmers' Market DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm Jan 7th Music: Amanda LeBlanc. Jan 14th Music: Jack McDonald & Dennis Robinson. INFO: www. Peace Vigil - Post Office, Wolfville. 12-1pm

Sundays Scrabble on the Hill - Garden Room, K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia 10am Newcomers welcome. Bring your board if you have one. 1st and 3rd Sunday (Jan 15th) TIX: no charge INFO: 684-3733

Mondays Meeting: BestWord Writing Group - Wolfville, 7pm Small creative writing group open to all ages, genres, and writing levels. Every 2nd Monday at TAN Coffee, Wolfville Jan 9th TIX: no charge INFO:

In the Round Knitting Group Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 6 -9pm INFO: 542-2656 Scottish Country Dance Classes - Legion, Wolfville 7:309:30pm No partner needed; beginners welcome. TIX: $6 / class, $60 / term. INFO: 542-5320 45’s Card Parties - Community Centre, White Rock 7:30pm. TIX: $2 INFO: 542-3109   Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) Practice Group - St. Francis of Assissi Church Hall basement, Wolfville, 7-8:30 pm Open to all who have taken CFQ Level 1 TIX: free will donation INFO: roche@

Wednesdays Community Play Group - Ocean Spirit Room, Canning 10am Homeschooling play group with no restrictions on age, focusing on fun and community exploration. TIX: no charge INFO: Alisa Yoga For Everyone (Community Yoga) - Farmers’ Market, Wolfville 12-1pm All-levels yoga (mats available) TIX: $5 donation drop-in Shambhala Meditation - St. John’s Parish Hall, Wolfville 7-8:15pm • Intro instruction available on request, call to arrange. Tea & social to follow, all welcome. TIX: donation INFO: Gail 542-2385

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January 5 - 19, 2012 Acadia University 15 University Ave, Wolfville. 542-2201 Staffed Switchboard 8:30am-4:30pm. – General Inquiries

Acadia Perspective:

Everything I learned in Kindergarten: Be nice, especially at work

“You don’t have to like everyone, but at least be civil.”

“You don’t have to like everyone, but at least be civil.” These wise words from my mother are often easier said than done. We’ve all worked with them: the person who knowingly (or unknowingly) makes offensive or disparaging remarks, the ringleader of the rumour mill, or the one who just won’t listen. The workplace is not always a civil or respectful environment.

longer ongoing tolerance for, or an atmosphere that accepts aggressive or negative behaviour.

“It is important to recognize that employees generally do not display poor work ethic or undesirable The COR&D team (less Michael Leiter) behaviour simply because they feel photo: Heather Rushton of Twin Bridges Photography like it,” explains Dr. Michael Leiter a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at is one of those. CREW is a process that Acadia’s Centre for Organizational Research includes leaders, managers, and employees and Development (COR&D). Leiter recently and creates positive changes for the top line finished up a three-year research project (people) and the bottom line (productivity and funded by the Canadian Institute of Health profits) of an organization. “Most places have Research looking at how to use civility to organizational policies for workplace bullies,” build healthier workplaces. “Often there are explains Leiter, “but they don’t have issues occurring in the workplace that elicit policies on eye rolling. This is where this behaviour. Reasons can include anything CREW comes in.” from problems at home, to bullying in the So just what is CREW and how can workplace, to a conflict with the management you make it work for you? style in your area of work.” It is therefore important to determine and identify the CREW encompasses a series of problems, as well as address them quickly and meetings, the first setting the efficiently to create a healthy workplace. ground rules and making a "safe" In most cases, incivility in the workplaces environment. Working together, comes down to three main excuses that people the group defines: “What is civil beuse. Pressure: I was so stressed I snapped at haviour in our work environment?” you; Toughness: You gotta kick butt to get and “What are norms of behaviour anyone to work around here; and, Sensitivity: in the group?” Definitions may vary, I wasn’t really rude; people here just are too but the important thing is that there precious and lack a sense of humour. Results is agreement among the group as showed that using these excuses is associated to what they represent. Once the with increased rude behaviour at work. basic ground rules are set, the group COR&D, with other researchers, implemented can identify the issues on which to a program called Civility, Respect & focus, set goals for improving teamwork, and Engagement @ Work (CREW) in various strive to achieve these goals. “Once there is a healthcare settings across Nova Scotia and safe, strong group, individuals in the groups Ontario. will start to speak up,” says Leiter. “They will enforce the ground rules because they are There are always several interventions needed supported.” Civil behaviours therefore become to make a change in a workplace and CREW ingrained into the work culture as there is no

And the research shows that it works not only in healthcare, but in any organization. Coming up with pathways to civility can be as easy as having ready-made thank you cards that staff members can fill out and give to colleagues; creating a code word, such as “ouch,” to say every time a colleague unknowingly says something hurtful; or rewarding staff with coupons or stars for displaying respectful and civil behaviours. It doesn’t matter as long as everyone agrees that it will work for the team.

Michael Leiter

Placing awareness and creating the time and space for people to explore civility, respect and engagement in the workplace can have a positive impact on shifting people’s behaviour. It is time for us to stop tolerating uncivil behaviour in the workplace and start looking at how teams can support one another and to increase the bar as to what behaviours are acceptable and what are not! Working together as a crew, anything is possible.

For more information about Leiter’s research or the CREW program, visit www., email or phone 902-585-1671. By Laura Churchill Duke

Wolfville Winter Walking Program


f you are between the ages of 65-85 years, you may be eligible to participate in a free exercise program this winter. The program is 8 weeks in length and will begin the week of January 23rd, 2012. Exercise sessions will take place three times per week and will last no longer than 50 minutes. Sessions consist of either Walking or Nordic Pole Walking depending on the group that you will be randomly assigned to.

Shelagh Cochrane B.Sc. Pharm. Pharmacist/Owner

To determine whether you are eligible for the program or if you would like further information please contact us (Corey, Sarah or Shilpa) via email or phone by Jan 16th. We hope you all have an active winter season! INFO: / 585-1566

Hours of Operation: • Mon, Tues & Thurs: 9am - 5pm • Wed: 9am - 8pm • Fri: 9am - 5pm • Sat: 10am - 5pm

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Acadia Athletics: Basketball — Acadia Sports

Fundy Film screens: Margin Call — Al Whittle

FarmWorks Community Information Meeting


Theatre, 4 & 7 pm • An intelligent and riveting thriller with an allstar cast that follows key people at a NY investment bank for the first 36 hours of the 2008 global financial meltdown. See ad page 15. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

Artist In Residence - Mark Oakley — Library, Wolfville


Complex, Wolfville 6pm Women & 8pm Men. • Acadia vs. Cape Breton Capers TIX: $10 adult $5 external student INFO: 542-5500 / sports.

11am – 5pm • Mark will be working on projects in the library; visitors can come watch his work in progress and ask questions. Mark is offering an invitation to those who write graphic novels or comics to bring in their portfolio/sketchbook for review. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 / www.

Acadia Athletics: Hockey

— Acadia Sports Complex, Wolfville 7pm. • Acadia vs. Moncton. TIX: $12 adult $6 external student INFO: 542-5500 / sports.acadiau. ca

SATURDAY, 7 Grow with Art (for Children) — NSCC Kingstec,

Kentville 1-3pm • Children's art rental program and monthly art workshops with local artist/ cartoonist Mark Oakley. For children aged 5 to 14 TIX: $2 per child for workshop and $2 per art work for a month's rental INFO: Irene 542-0234 / irenehazell@

Acadia Athletics: Hockey

— Acadia Sports Complex, Wolfville 7pm. • Acadia vs. St Thomas. TIX: $12 adult $6 external student INFO: 542-5500 / sports.acadiau. ca

Grand Ole Night Kitchen

— Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-10pm • A bluegrass themed Night Kitchen! An phenomenal line-up, see ad page 3 TIX: $8 advance @ Just Us! Wolfville INFO:

Occupy Wolfville 2012

— Just Us! Cafe, Wolfville 7-9pm • Occupy Wolfville meets regularly in General Assembly. Come & see what's up for the rural constituency. Your voice will be heard. Your ears can listen. Working Groups are also reporting to the GA. TIX: no charge INFO: occupywolfville@

Valley Gardeners Club

— NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 7:309:30pm • Club member Charles Hope will speak on the topic "Succulents and Cacti". Bring your favourite garden /seed catalogues to display to fellow gardeners. All are welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: Alison

TUESDAY, 10 Careforce Alzheimer Café — Kings Riverside Court,

Kentville 2-4pm • The goal of this free monthly event is to provide a relaxed, accepting social environment with music, snacks, information, and the chance to meet and converse with others in similar situations. TIX: no charge INFO: Melissa 365-3155 /

Artist In Residence - Mark Oakley — Library (11 School

St.), Hantsport 2:30pm – 4:30pm • Mark will be working on projects, visitors can come watch his work in progress and ask questions. Mark urges those who write graphic novels or comics to bring in their portfolio/ sketchbook for review. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO:

— Farmers Market, Wolfville 7-9:30pm • Everyone is invited to attend a community info meeting; What is FarmWorks? What's the purpose of this CEDIF? How will the money that's raised be used? What are the tax advantages? Juice, cookies and conversation will follow. See ad page 13 TIX: no charge INFO: Linda 542-3442 /

WEDNESDAY, 11 Acadia Athletics: Basketball — Acadia Sports

Complex, Wolfville 6pm Women & 8pm Men • Acadia vs. St. Mary’s TIX: $10 adult $5 external student INFO: 542-5500 / sports.

Innovative Valley Business Network — Kings

RDA, 35 Webster St., Kentville 6:30pm • The Valley is teeming with smart, skilled and passionate people who have the desire to share their ideas, skills and connections. IVBN is a grassroots initiative that encourages dialogues about where the future of business in the Annapolis Valley can and should be going. INFO: krista@ / find us on Facebook

Board Game Night — Just Us! Cafe, Wolfville 7pm • Join us for a night of laughter and fun. Bring yourself, a board game and your game face! TIX: no charge INFO: Dan @ 542-7474 ext 301

THURSDAY, 12 Comic/Manga Studio Techniques Workshop —

Wolfville Library 6:30-8pm • Join us for just one workshop or all 4 (every Thursday until Feb 2nd). This week: penciling – how to draw comic characters and backgrounds. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO/PreRegister: 5425760 /

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Lecture: Celebrating Ignorance — K.C. Irving Centre,

Acadia 7pm • Lies, Scams and Sellouts in the Climate Change Crisis; a talk about the climate change denial industry and the media systems that enable it with Leo Elshof PhD. Acadia University and Richard Zurawski, B.Sc., M.A., PhD. TIX: no charge INFO: Hans / Dr. Elshof


Barefoot Boogie — St. John's Parish Hall, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm • This monthly dance happens in a relaxed and playful atmosphere. The DJ creates a music flow, using music from around the world with great rhythmic qualities always wonderful to move to TIX: $10 adult, $7 student or unwaged. Family discounts for children INFO: Berta valleyecstaticdance@ Concert: Old Man Ludecke — Mermaid Imperial

Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 8pm • One of Canada’s best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters, OML’s performances are exciting and totally entertaining; his banjo style sparkles with originality and pure musicality. See poster page 15 TIX: $26 adults, $24 seniors / students @ Moe's Music INFO: 798-5841 / puppets@

SUNDAY, 15 Concert: Celtic Airs — Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre 3-8pm • Acoustic music among friends and in the reflective mood of winter. All proceeds to the Historic Grand Pre Covenanter Church. TIX: suggested donation $10 or more INFO: John 542-5320 / keppie@ Fundy Film screens: Starbuck — Al Whittle Theatre,

4 & 7 pm • A colourful comedy follows a middle-aged slacker who has fathered 533 children via sperm donation, many who now want to meet their infamous 542-YOGA (9642)


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maker, "Starbuck". A slapstick set-up transitions to drama when Starbuck interacts with his extremely diverse children while also gaining a tender turn with his own father. See ad page 15. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

Concert: Marie-Josée Lord — Festival Theatre, Wolfville

7:30pm • “…A voice of wonderful depth and pliability casting a radiant glow. Her presence is spellbinding… a very classy singer with a bright future.” Montreal Gazette. See page 3 TIX: $26 adults, $20 students INFO: 5425500 /

MONDAY, 16 Town Council Meeting —

Town Hall, Wolfville 7:30 – 11pm • Open to the public. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5767

TUESDAY, 17 GED Preparation Course

— Hants Learning Network Association, 10 Water St., Windsor 6 – 8pm • This free course runs three evenings a week for fifteen weeks, starting January 17th. TIX: no charge INFO: 472-3133 /

WEDNESDAY, 18 Artist In Residence - Mark Oakley — Library, Wolfville

11am – 5pm • Mark will be working on projects in the library; visitors can come watch his work in progress and ask questions. Mark is offering an invitation to those who write graphic novels or comics to bring in their portfolio/sketchbook for review. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760

changes of Perestroika and let us into their present-day lives. . . . "playful, insightful, hypnotic and, ultimately, superb." See ad page 15. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

Fundy Film Winter Series 2012 (Films subject to chance without notice)

Jan 8: 4 & 7 p.m.

Margin Call

Jan 15: 4 & 7 p.m.



Jan 18: 7 p.m.

My Perestroika

Comic/Manga Studio Techniques Workshop —

Jan 22: 4 & 7 p.m.

My Week with Marilyn

Jan 29: 4 & 7 p.m.

Le havre

Feb 1: 7 p.m.

Surviving Progress

Feb 5: 4 & 7 p.m.

The Way

Feb 12: 4 & 7 p.m.

Café de flore

Feb 15: 7 p.m.


Feb 19: 4 & 7 p.m.

Shi (Poetry)

Feb 26: 4 & 7 p.m.

The Artist

Feb 29: 7 p.m.

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

Mar 4: 4 & 7 p.m.

The Iron Lady

Mar 11: 4 & 7 p.m.

Tinker, Tailor. Soldier, Spy

Mar 14: 7 p.m.

People of a Feather

Mar 18: 4 & 7 p.m.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Mar 25: 4 & 7 p.m.

A Dangerous Method

Mar 28: 7 p.m.

Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Apr 1: 4 & 7 p.m.

Sarah’s Key

Apr 8 & 9: 7 p.m.

Tom Boy

Apr 11: 7 p.m.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Apr 15: 4 & 7 p.m.

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation)

Apr 22: 4 & 7 p.m.

Albert Nobbs

Apr 25: 7 p.m.

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson

Apr 29: 4 & 7 p.m.

Monsieur Lazhar

Wolfville Library 6:30-8pm • Join us for just one workshop or all 4 (every Thursday until Feb 2nd). This week: inking – penciling is just planning, inking is way more than just tracing. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO/PreRegister: 542-5760 /

Alliance of Kings Artists AGM — Beverage Arts Room

132, Acadia 7pm • A special search committee is looking to recruit new volunteer board members to help build and implement a long-term development strategy for the 13-year old cultural organization. TIX: no charge INFO: 542.0037 /

Take Charge! Silver Donald Cameron — The

Fountain Commons, Acadia 7-9pm • Well-known Canadian author, broadcaster and environmentalist Silver Donald Cameron is partnering with Efficiency Nova Scotia on a province-wide speaking tour to promote the benefits of energy efficiency. Take Charge! Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Helping the Planet. TIX: no charge INFO: 1-877-999-6035

Fundy Film screens: My Perestroika — Al Whittle

Theatre, 7 pm • Four Russians share their stories as the last generation of Soviet children behind the Iron Curtain. They take us on a journey through their Soviet childhoods, their youth during the country’s huge

Thank you to the Wolfville and area communities for support and encouragement in 2011 542-YOGA (9642)


Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology for week of January 2011 Rob Brezsny The Grapevine 5 © CopyrightJanuary 5 - 19, 2012

ARIES (March 21-April 19):

"It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions," said poet Robert Bly. That's why he decided to learn to love his obsessions. I urge you to keep his approach in mind throughout the coming months, Aries. You are likely to thrive to the degree that you precisely identify and vigorously harness your obsessions. Please note I'm not saying you should allow your obsessions to possess you like demons and toss you around like a rag doll. I'm not advising you to fall down in front of your obsessions and worship them like idols. Be wildly grateful for them; love them with your fiery heart fully unfurled; but keep them under the control of your fine mind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20):

"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid." Rumor has it that this pithy observation was uttered by Albert Einstein. I bring it to your attention, Taurus, because you'll be smart to keep it in mind throughout 2012. According to my astrological analysis, you will have an excellent opportunity to identify and hone and express your specific brilliance. So it is crucial that you eliminate any tendency you might have to see yourself as being like a fish whose job it is to climb a tree.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

In his book Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures, former FBI agent Robert K. Wittman tells the story of the world's second largest crystal ball. Worth $350,000 and once belonging to the Chinese Dowager Empress, it was stolen from a museum. Wittman never located the actual robber, but years later he tracked down the crystal ball to a person who had acquired it quite innocently and by accident. She was a young witch in New Jersey who, unaware of its origins or value, kept it on her bedroom dresser with a baseball cap on top of it. I suspect you may have a comparable adventure in the coming months, Gemini. If you look hard and keep an open mind, you will eventually recover lost riches or a disappeared prize in the least likely of places.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22):

It's impossible for the human body to run a mile in less than four minutes -- at least that's what the conventional wisdom used to say. And indeed, no one in history ever broke that barrier until May 6, 1954, when Roger Bannister raced a mile in three minutes, 59.4 seconds. Since then, lots of athletes have done it and the record has been lowered by another 17 seconds. In fact, the sub-four-minute mile is now regarded as a standard accomplishment for middledistance runners. I suspect that in 2012 you will accomplish your own version of Bannister's feat -a breakthrough that once seemed crazy difficult or beyond your capacity.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Back

in 1958, 17-year-old Bob Heft created a 50-star American flag for a high school project. Hawaii and Alaska were being considered for U.S. statehood at that time, and a new design was needed to replace the old 48-star flag. Heft's teacher originally gave him a grade of B- for his work. But when his model was later selected to be the actual American flag, the teacher raised his grade to an A. I suspect that a similar progression is in store for you in the coming year, Leo. Some work you did that never received proper credit will finally be accorded the value it deserves.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Greek philosopher Plato suggested that we may become more receptive to spiritual beauty by putting ourselves in the presence of physical beauty. The stimulation we get when inspired by what looks good may help train us to recognize sublime truths. I'm not so sure about that. In my experience, people often get so entranced by their emotional and bodily responses to attractive sights and sounds that they neglect to search for higher, subtler sources of splendor. But I do believe you may be an exception to this tendency in the coming months. That's why I'm giving you the go-ahead -- indeed, the mandate -- to surround yourself with physical beauty. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Before he died in 1902, Libran cartoonist Thomas Nast left a potent legacy. Among his enduring creations

were the modern image of Santa Claus, the iconic donkey for America's Democratic Party, and the elephant for the Republican Party. I'm guessing that 2012 is going to be a Thomas Nast kind of year for you Librans. The work you do and the ripples you set in motion are likely to last a long time. So I suggest you choose the influences you unleash with great care and integrity.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): "If you're in a good relationship, chances are you're bored out of your mind," spouts comedian Chris Rock in his show Never Scared. "All good relationships are boring. The only exciting relationships are bad ones. You never know what's going to happen tomorrow when you're in a bad relationship. You never know when they're gonna walk through the door and say, 'Hey, you gave me crabs.' That's exciting!" Rock is making a satirical overstatement, but it does contain grains of truth. Which is why, in accordance with the astrological omens, I deliver the following request to you: In 2012, cultivate stable relationships that are boring in all the best ways. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21): Once every decade or so, you're asked to make a special point of practicing forgiveness and atonement. According to my reading of the astrological omens, that time will be the next few months. I think it'll be quite important for you to cleanse the grungy build-up of regrets and remorse from your psyche. Ready to get started? Compose a list of the sins you could expiate, the karmic debts you can repay, and the redemptions you should initiate. I suggest you make it into a fun, creative project that you will thoroughly enjoy.

and mindful; it's essentially a great rebellion against an unacknowledged taboo. Here's the good news: 2012 will be an excellent time for you to do this work.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): More and more musicians and authors are choosing to self-publish. That way they retain the full rights to their creative work, keeping it from being controlled and potentially misused by a record label or publishing company. One example is singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix, who owns all 14 of her master recordings. She lives by the motto, "Own Your Own Universe." I urge you to adopt her approach in 2012, Aquarius. The coming months will be prime time for you to do all you can to take full possession of everything you need to become what you want to be. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):

The coming months will be a time when you'll thrive by seeking out novel ideas, using new words, and regarding your imagination as an organ that's as important to feed as your stomach. In that spirit, I'm offering you a slew of freshly made-up terms that'll help tease your brain in ways that are in alignment with the upcoming astrological factors. They all come from the very NSFW dictionary at Dixtionary. 1. Assymectricity: energy generated by lopsidedness. 2. Enigmagnetic: a person who attracts mysteries. 3. Indumbnitable: incapable of being dumbed down. 4. Beneviolent: helpful chaos. 5. Fauxbia: a fake fear. 6. Craptometry: ability to see through all the BS. 7. Adoregasm: when you treasure someone to the point of ecstasy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Happiness isn't a state you acquire by luck. It takes hard work and relentless concentration. You have to rise up and rebel against the nonstop flood of trivial chaos and meaningless events you're invited to wallow in. You have to overcome the hard-core cultural conditioning that tempts you to assume that suffering is normal and the world is a hostile place. It's really quite unnatural to train yourself to be peaceful

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Mike Uncorked: 2012: Here I Come!

2011 was a very successful year for me both professionally and also with my extracurricular life. Next week marks my nine year anniversary working with Atlantic Lighting Studio and I do not plan on slowing down for 2012. I passed my Lighting Specialist exam in February 2011 and then flew to Cleveland in August where I received my Advanced Landscape Lighting certification. Anyone need a light? Thank you everyone, near and far, who support local businesses and make it a point to come to where customer service is top priority. I look forward to challenging myself with new projects this year, continuing to work with local professionals and meeting interesting new people. What about you? Extracurricular activities and the rewards that followed absolutely blew me away this year. Writing for the Grapevine every two weeks has been one of the most tremendous and beneficial experiences for me. The feeling I get from being able to meet so many fun and amazing people, as well as have a venue to write freely about what I love about Wolfville and the surrounding area is immeasurable. 2012 will continue with new faces, new stories and new adventures; maybe belly dancing? Irish dancing? Thank you readers for

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THEME: New Year's Resolutions

2011 I hit the stages and the streets of the Valley, from Windsor to Kentville, performing in 7 different plays. I met with some of my most challenging roles and pushed myself as a character actor, far beyond where I thought I could go. Thank you cast and crew of Edelane Theatre, Quick as a Wink Theatre, CentreStage Theatre, Fezziwig Society and Wolfville’s Gravely Ghost Walk for making me feel like I could do anything. And with four plays already on the books for 2012, I look forward to working with you all again and entertaining the masses together. Thank you all for supporting local theatre. In 2011 I took full advantage of the Wolfville Farmers' Market, Night Kitchens, Fundy Film movies, local fundraisers (books sales etc.) and local Open Mics and this year my goal is to be more involved and better promote the events of our area. Word of mouth tends to be the best form of promotion and no one’s mouth has more words then mine! If any of you need a helping hand or an extra voice for your venue, please let me know! And so, I say goodbye to 2011 and thank it for all it did for me and I say hello and welcome to 2012, where I plan to laugh a lot, love even more and live my life to the fullest. Best wishes to each of you!



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WORKSHOPS: All Female Freestyle Snowboard Clinic: Jan.

21st @ Ski Martock. INFO: Natasha /

Acting Workshop w/ Andrew Kasprzak: Sat.,

Jan. 21st, 10am-5pm @ CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. This fun workshop will teach improvisation, character development, the spirit of play, scene creation, the 'status' of characters, & finding energy in the role. Great for actors; also helpful to directors! 15 spaces. Please reserve in advance. TIX: $20 INFO: Mindy, mindyvt@

CLASSES: After School Art:

Wednesdays, Jan. 11th, 18th, 25th & Feb. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 3:30-5pm @ Harvest Gallery, 462 Main St., Wolfville. The emphasis will be on observational drawing. Exploring different techniques and materials such as pen and ink, charcoal, and chalk pastels. There are ten spots open to children grades 2 to 6 TIX: $125 includes materials & snack INFO/ Reg: 542-7093 /

After Supper Art (for grown-up non-artists): Mondays, Jan. 16th, 23rd,

30th, & Feb. 6th, 13th @ Harvest Gallery, 462 main St., Wolfville. Have a great time finding untapped creativity! This winter it will be all about painting, mixed media, and color theory. The goal is to explore your creative side in a fun, supportive environment & end up with something wonderful to take home. TIX: $150 includes supplies & snack INFO/Reg: 5427093 /

Computer Classes: 6

consecutive Saturdays starting Jan. 28th, 10am @ the White Rock Community Centre. Please bring your own computer (we have two that may be available for you to use). Instructors are Bruce and Brenda Hurwood. TIX: $35 per person INFO/Reg: Deanna 542-7234

Gaspereau Yoga Winter Session: 9 weeks,

starting the week of Jan. 9th @ Gaspereau Valley Elementary School, w/ Sophie Bérubé. Mondays: 3:30-5 pm, Level 1 - Intro to Basic Yoga. 5:15-6:45pm, Level 1-2 - Vigorous Yoga for those with some experience. Thursdays: 1-2:30pm, Gentle Yoga. 5:15-6:45pm, Advanced Yoga. 7-8:30pm, Intro to Basic Yoga. Spaces limited. Please pre-register. TIX: $65/session, or $110 for two INFO/Reg: gaspereau.rec@ / 542-7304

Cooking Classes w/ Chef Michael Howell:

Tuesdays, starting Jan. 10th, 6:30-10pm @ Tempest Restaurant, Wolfville. Want to learn how to cook something special? Join Chef Michael Howell for intimate cooking classes that run the gamut of interests. Includes: recipes and instruction, a meal and matching beverages after the knifework is over. TIX: $89.95 limit 8 people per class INFO: 542-0588 / mhowellgtc@

Winter Belly Dance Classes: @ the Wolfville Farm-

ers' Market, 24 Elm St., Wolfville. Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, Jan. 9th-Feb. 13th, 6-7:30pm; Beginner: Wednesdays, Jan. 11th-Feb. 15th, 6-7:30pm. TIX: $75 or both for $130 INFO/ Reg: 680-8839 /

FOR SALE/HIRE: Music Lessons: w/ Susan Dworkin. Voice and Piano. Enrich your life with music education! INFO: 542-0649 / susan_ Piano Lessons: w/ Jessica

Hansen, M. Mus. (U. de Montréal). Over 15 Years of Teaching Experience. All Ages & Levels Welcome - Special Course for Beginners! New Classes Starting Monthly! Please call for more info. INFO: 681-8938

Need help Around the House or Yard?: Snow

general cleaning, debris removal among others. Local, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Affordable Service. INFO: Andy, 542-0829

Sleep Coaching:

Learn how to improve your sleep. Free two-hour intro session about sleep basics. INFO: James,

UPCOMING: Food/Market Info Meeting: Jan. 23rd, 7pm

@ Port Williams Community Centre. An information meeting will be held to discuss a new producer/consumer food market concept. If knowing where your food comes from, buying local and making healthy food choices for your family and community are important to you, please join us! INFO: committedtolocal.weebly. com

Muir Murray Winter Carnival: Sat., Jan. 21st &

Sun., Jan. 22nd 10am – 4pm @ Muir Murray Estate Winery, 90 Dyke Rd  Wolfville. Outdoor rink, 3 on 3 charity ice hockey with the AVR Misfits, sleigh rides & official Yukigassen Snowball Fights! See ad page 15 INFO: Lisa 542-0343 ext 2 (for hockey team registration)/ (for snowball fight registration)

Fundraiser Ticket Auction: Jan. 22nd, 12noon with

draws at 2pm @ Wolfville Legion. To raise funds for a 65 kids school band trip to Ottawa & Quebec City. Event includes: 50/50 draw, cake bake table and canteen with hot food and drinks. Winner must be in attendance to win the draw and claim the prize. INFO: Martha

Kings-Kikima Grannies Previously Loved Jewellery Sale: Sat. Jan. 28th, 10am-4pm @ Blomidon Nursuries. Donations of previously loved jewellery are always most welcome. They can be dropped off at #15 Chestnut Ave, Wolfville or brought to us the day of the sale. Thank you! INFO: Betsy Baillie, 542-7591.

GENERAL: Wolfville Farmers' Market Community Room: Community Meetings,

Special Events, Community Initiatives ....think of using The Community Room at the Market. For details you can see the rental area on our website: INFO/book: Contact Kelly Marie, 697-3344 /

Join the Wolfville Community Chorus:

w/ Susan Dworkin. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm @ Wickwire Place, Wolfville. Diverse music selections, from classical to jazz. This secular chorus has only one agenda--to make singing a joyful experience! No experience necessary. TIX: $90 (Jan - June) Includes music and concert performances. INFO: 542-0649 /

Wolfville Winter Walking Program: Be-

gins the week of Jan. 23rd, for 8 weeks. People aged 65-85 may be eligible to participate in this free exercise program. Sessions consist of either Walking or Nordic Pole Walking, 3 times/week, lasting no longer than 50 min. Groups randomly assigned. Please contact us by Jan. 16th. TIX: Free INFO: Corey, Sarah or Shilpa, lifelab. / 585-1566

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us how we’re doing. Click the link on our website (right side under Links) or on our Facebook site. Worthwhile prize pack in 2012 to be awarded…trust us! Or visit: www.surveymonkey. com/s/72MJWJ9

Annual Acadia Art Exhibition Submissions:

Submission dates: Jan. 8th & 9th, 10am-4pm @ Acadia University Art Gallery. This non-juried art exhibition (Jan. 13th – Feb. 16th) features the diverse work of gallery members and celebrates the visual creativity in our community. See page 7 INFO: Laurie 585-1166 /

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Season of Bread and Bonfires

From Jenny Osburn of Union Street Café. Find her Kitchen Witch blog at:


e live on the fringe of the woods, a mile's walk from the Bay of Fundy on the North Mountain. Christmas here means a big family trip to the woods to choose a sparse-but-beautiful tree.  We're not going to miss the opportunity to build a big roaring fire to sit around.  And if you give an Osburn a fire to sit around, she's going to want a snack.  Or a full-on meal.  For this occasion, my Mom was bringing baked beans.  I wanted to bake brown bread, but with

only an hour before the slated trip, that was impossible. I flipped through a few cookbooks and adapted a beer bread recipe to suit. It's a quick bread, so it only takes about 50 minutes from start to finish.  I added molasses and used a bottle of St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale. It baked up to be a very respectable stand in, with the added bonus of fruity, yeasty ale-iciousness.  In this season of soups and stews, a loaf of this will fit in very nicely at your next gathering or potluck.

Locally, I think this bread would be equally wonderful made with Propeller's Honey Wheat or Pale Ale, or anything you like (maybe not stout, but you never know!) One more note: the bread disappeared before I could take a picture. Had it lasted, I would have eaten it toasted the next day with a big piece of cheese.  It will keep for a few days if given the chance. Hoppy New Year!!

Molasses and Ale Bread 1 C. Whole Wheat Flour 1 C. All Purpose Flour 1/2 C. Oatmeal 2 T. Baking Powder 1/2 t. Baking Soda 1/2 t. Salt 3 T. Brown Sugar 1/3 C. Molasses 1 341 ml. bottle Beer Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a loaf pan.  In a  large bowl, whisk the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and salt.  Add the molasses and beer and stir until just combined.  Scrape into the loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.  Cool on a rack or wrap in a towel on your way out the door!

10 reasons to start belly dancing this year! 1

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It is way more fun than going to the gym! (No neon spandex outfits required!)

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7 It improves your posture, flexibility, coordination, & core strength.

8 It tones the muscles. 9  It embraces women of all ages & ability levels. 10 It increases feelings of positive self-esteem,

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SPRING by Monika Wright

Art feeds my souI. Creating matters. Having an audience to enjoy the results of these creations allows me to pass on the energy and joy I experience while making it all happen. I am drawn to colour, then to form; to light and shadow. To me, art of any kind comes from life, from experimentation with new ways of seeing the world and interpreting those visions in an original form. Working with new techniques, such as these mixed media paintings and digital transformations that play with mysticism and fantasy, I hope to delight and stir the imagination in the viewer. Monica's work is being displayed at the Designer Café, Main Street Kentville M-Th 7am-5pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-4pm. From January 5th to January 31st 365-3322

joy, & well-being.

Angie Oriana Jenkins teaches Sister Lotus Belly Dance Classes at the Wolfville Farmers' Market Bldg. on Monday & Wednesday nights. For more info: 

Pie r Squared “The Valley in a crust”

Find us at the Findquiches. us at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market 697-2502 Homemade savoury pies and Wolfville Farmers' Market!


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LIVE THeATRE There Goes the Bride — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Opens Friday, Jan 6th 7:15pm, and continues Fri and Sat evenings at 8pm until Feb 11th with a 2pm matinee on Jan 22nd & Feb 5th • When advertising executive Timothy Westerby hits his head on the morning of his daughter's society wedding, he awakes to find himself in the company of Polly Perkins, a 1920's Flapper girl straight out of his current advertising campaign. The carefully planned wedding preparations disintegrate into chaos as friends and family attempt to lead Timothy back to reality and his daughter down the aisle before the newly arrived 'In-Laws' abandon the wedding. A delightful comedy and a must see for lots of laughter for both teens and adults. TIX: $12 adults, $10 seniors / students INFO: 678-8040 /

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January 5 - 19, 2012 902.365.3322

Jane Rovers: Layered Landscapes— CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Until Feb 11th • Rovers chooses to "paint" with photos. Each image is made up of several layers, some with up to 25 layers. She uses photos of people, places and things and layers them with textures, light and colour. INFO: 678-8040 Anticipating Spring by Monika Wright — Designer Café, Kentville Until Jan 31st • INFO: 3653322

M-F: 7am-5pm · Sat: 8am-4pm · Closed Sun

Paintings by Keshena Williams — Jack’s Gallery, Back lobby, Acadia Cinema, Wolfville. Until Feb 15th •INFO: Andrea Carvalho “Belonging: Narratives of Place”— Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning • INFO: 582-3842 Annual Art Exhibition — University Art Gallery, Acadia Opening Reception Jan 13th 7-9pm, until Feb 16th • This annual exhibition celebrates visual creativity in our community. This non-juried art exhibition features the diverse work of gallery members. See website for detail on submitting work. INFO: 585-1373 / /


The Box of Delights - A Delightful Little Bookshop on Main St Wolfville



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January 5 - 19, 2012

Who's Who: Heather Lunan and Ray Burton: Quiche and Tell! ABS-O-LUTE HEALTH CLUB O

h the pies and pastries! There’s the breakfast quiche, the curry meat pie, the quiche Lorraine, the chicken curry pie, the salsa quiche and even a cranberry brie quiche, just to name a few of the treats on the Pie r Squared menu board. I always grab three things at every Wolfville market: a coffee, some cheese, and a hug from Heather Lunan and I have to say the only thing equal to the great hugs she gives is the great food she sells.

Heather Lunan and her husband Ray Burton are the owners and operators of Pie r Squared, a home-based bakery located in the Annapolis Valley that specializes in creating mouth-watering pies and quiches using locally grown produce and valley meats. Wanna know more? Grab a piece of pie and let’s chat! Two and half years ago Ray retired after serving 34 years as a Calgary City Police Officer, he and Heather were married in her sister’s living room at a Canada Day party with unsuspecting guests as their audience and within a few days they left on a cross country trek to wonderful, welcoming Wolfville. Why Wolfville? Like most people, Heather and Ray visited this area on holiday, fell in love with it, bought a house and

the rest is history. Their first Saturday in town they ventured to the Farmers' Market and knew instantly that they wanted to become part of the market community. With so much good food around and so many like minded people who believed in the buy local movement, Heather and Ray decided to throw all these amazing ingredients around them into a pie. Yes, why not put the “valley in a crust”... Pie r Squared was born! Using family recipes, they start with pastry, made from scratch, and then carefully combine locally grown ingredients and the right amount of spices to make a culinary delight with no preservatives, no foreign chemicals and no artificial flavouring. And since

they are local, they can easily customize a pie to meet all dietary preferences. Heather and Ray offer catering services including lunchtime workplace deliveries, house parties, and soon will be developing a monthly ordering system for people who can’t make it to the market. You can find their pies at Porter’s Farm Market and Tap Root Farms in Port Williams. They also set up booths at the Kentville and Kingsport Farmers' Market during the summer. As Heather and Ray enter a new year they are keeping their eyes open for new recipes and finding ways to expand their business and services. And if they get some down time, these globetrotters might head off to do their other love; travelling. And after an amazing excursion to Spain last year, the bug might get them again this year.

Visit for information on the business, the products, and services. Email or call 902-697-2502... It’s easy as pie! Pop by Heather and Ray’s booth at the Market and pick up some of their fabulous products. But the hugs are mine! Best wishes to you both on another successful year! ~Mike Butler

Thank you for your patronage and all the best in 2012!

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Sunday, Sunday,

Fundy Film Society

The world's best films in Wolfville films subject to change without notice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Margin Call Theatre 450 Main Sunday, JanStreet, 8: 4Wolfville & 7 p.m.



Starbuck Sunday, Jan 15: 4 & 7 p.m.

The New Booker School Christmas Camp (Dec 19-21)

was fully booked and exceptionally well received. The board of directors will meet later in January to discuss the possibility of holding a Spring Camp for those who were unable to attend this one as well as those who are interested in exploring the International Baccalaureate framework once again. Please go to: www. for information about the New Booker School, upcoming Public Information Sessions and camps.

My Perestroika Wednesday, Jan 18: 7 p.m.

106 Gerrish Street, Windsor Tickets $26 / $24 students & seniors Available at Moe’s Music (798-5565) !

Al Whittle Theatre 542-5157

Pete See


6-Packs: $36 (s available 30 min

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The Grapevine

January 5 - 19, 2012

Scotian Hiker

Registered Massage Therapy & Yoga


There’s no place like home to roam.

Tues           level 1-2         5:30 - 7:00pm Thurs          level 1            9:00 - 10:15am Yoga schedule effective Jan 3

7 Gaspereau Avenue, Wolfville


What bay is closest to Guysborough?


What ferry sailed the Avon River from 1910 to 1937?


What mineral is still stored in powdered form in the twin silos on the Walton waterfront?


In what community can you find the Admiral Lake Loop hiking trail?


What was the name of the munitions ship that exploded in Halifax Harbour in 1917? Goal: $8 Million Raised: $6 Million


Hospice and Palliative Care Centre

...helping families face life limiting illness with  dignity and comfort surrounded by a circle of support.

Fifth Annual Wolfville Resolution Run/Walk: 150 participants jumpstarted their healthiest year ever! 300 pounds of food and $510.12 were gathered for the Wolfville Area Food Bank. Plans are underway for the 6th annual event on Monday, December 31st, 2012. Photo: Jeremy Novak.

Building a Hospice and Palliative Care Centre,  Purchasing Medical Equipment,  Funding redevelopment at Valley Regional Hospital donate online: or call 678-5414

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t wasn't easy when Christmas arrived and our beloved brother was stuck in Valley Regional Hospital. He was in isolation, so visits had to be carefully monitored and masks worn. There is so little anyone can do to help make this kind of situation better and we were stymied when friends asked how to help. Nobody, but nobody, wants to be in bed while the holly jolly season is unfolding pell mell everywhere else.  Three families in his subdivision had a brilliantly

simple idea to bring Christmas cheer to him. Once darkness fell on Dec. 24 they gathered, kids and all, in the snow below his room. About 20 of them lit sparklers and robustly sang carols to warm his heart. They could have been home wrapping last minute presents or going to church. Instead they thought of their friend. Giving of ourselves is the best Christmas gift anytime of year. Anonymous

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Tide Predictions at Cape Blomidon

Source: Canadian Fisheries & Oceans

January 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Low High 9:25am** 3:39pm 4:27pm 10:13am 5:11pm 10:58am 5:54pm 11:42am 6:37pm 12:25pm 7:20pm 1:09pm 7:38am 1:53pm 2:39pm* 8:24am 9:11am 3:27pm 4:17pm 10:01am 5:11pm 10:54am 6:09pm 11:51am 7:09pm 12:52pm 1:55pm 7:40am 2:58pm 8:41am

* Highest High: 42 feet ** Lowest High: 35.1 feet

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