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The Acadia Theatre Company Presents:

Marat/Sade

Written by Peter Weiss and directed by Robert Seale

oday, with the after-effects of the 2008 financial meltdown, the Occupy & Arab Spring movements, the EU monetary crisis, and Canadian/American political polarization, the streets are full of those questioning authority. 50 years ago, Peter Weiss's Tony Award-winning play Marat/Sade echoed the political turmoil of the 1960’s by harkening back to yet another tumultuous period in world history, the French Revolution. The dialectics of personal & political change are seen through the eyes of its two protagonists: the infamous Marquis de Sade, a proponent of pleasure through what later became known as “Sadism” and Jean-Paul Marat, the “voice of the people,” now awaiting assassination in his bathtub at the hands of the French counter-revolutionary Charlotte Corday. The play itself, an actual historical event, is performed in post-revolutionary France by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton. The director of the asylum and his family sit down expecting to see a patriotic display, but are instead confronted by a dilemma – the dilemma confronting revolutionary change in the 1790’s, in the 1960’s or in 2012: does true revolution come from changing society, or from changing oneself? Ticket prices: $12, $10 for students and seniors; $7 for groups of 8 or more.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Acadia Box Office, or at the door. Christine Kendrick, Department of English & Theatre Coordinator, Acadia Theatre Company 585-1502 / christine.kendrick@acadiau.ca Marat/Sade Nov 15-17 and 21-24 Antigone March 6-9 and 14-16 Minifest April 3-7

Performances at 7:30pm November 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, and 24 & 2pm matinee November 17.

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Canadian Songstress Jill Barber Coming to MIPAC The Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC) is pleased to present Jill Barber on Friday, November 16 at 8pm. This show is the third in MIPAC's 2012-2013 Entertainment Series. Formerly based in Halifax and now calling Vancouver home, extraordinary Canadian vocalist Jill Barber pays tribute to the golden age of music in her highly regarded stage performances. Taking a giant step forward from the typical confines of the singer-songwriter, Barber creates stirringly beautiful songs that evoke time-honoured classics. Inspired by the great ladies of music like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Barber’s latest album, Mischievous Moon,

Have you immigrated to NS? Living in Kings County? Considering starting or growing a business but you don't know where to start? The Acadia Centre for Social & Business Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) is looking to gather feedback from those who have immigrated to NS and have obtained at least a permanent residency. If you are living in Kings County your input can make a valuable impact on the business services available to you. Simply participate in our online survey found here: surveymonkey.com/s/3XDVJ28 Or, warm up with a hot beverage and refreshment on Thursday, November 15 from 1-2pm OR 7-8pm in Wolfville (call for location details). Contribute to important research that could help develop services and programs to benefit your career goals as an entrepreneur!

Call toll free 1-877-457-5627 OR write amelia.bishop@acadiau.ca Participants will have a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors and students. Tickets are available online at Ticketpro. ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.

Celebrate Diwali at the Wolfville Farmers' Market

Next Wednesday (November 14th) the Wolfville Farmers' Market will be awash in colour and lights as we celebrate Diwali again, this year! Like last year, many of the vendors will be offering delicious curries and other delectable Indian treats. If that's not enough to entice you, come for the complimentary henna (natural, temporary, painted “tattoos”), or to learn the Garba- a traditional, easy to learn folk dance from the Gujarati province of India. And if that's still not enough (like, seriously?), come for the complimentary yoga session (5pm), the live Indian music (with Ken Shorley, Heidi Kalyani and François Côté), or to get a free gulab jamun (a rich, Indian milk dessert) with your purchase of the regular $10 Wednesday Market Supper deal (gulab jamun provided courtesy of Vijay-Luxmi Mahajan from Taj Mahal Catering). South Asians, and some folks in the West Indies, look forward to Diwali (known as the Hindu 'Festival of Lights') with the same fervour as North Americans do Christmas, and it is considered a national holiday in many parts of the world. Although there are regional variations, Diwali is often celebrated with fireworks, prayers, feasting, fireworks, dancing, fireworks, and did I mention the fireworks? Although there won't be fireworks at the market, there will be plenty of food, music, and fun. Come join us—eat, dance, and be merry!

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Wolfville Swingology Street Fashion Concert at the by Claire Colville United Church

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ypsy swing band Swingology returns to this beautiful sanctuary at 613 King Street in Windsor NS on Sunday November 25 at 3:00 PM for a concert of classic swing tunes and Christmas Jingles, some of which you may not have heard before, but you're bound to love 'em, especially when given the gypsy treatment! The concert is a benefit for the church and its Mission and Service Fund. Windsor United is one of the best performance spaces around, with fantastic acoustics and a gorgeous interior featuring gobs of wonderful woodwork. The church was built by shipwrights after the former church on that site burned down in the Great Windsor Fire of 1897, which pretty much destroyed the town (fortunately, Windsor was rebuilt).

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Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, or in advance for $12 at Moe's Place Music Sales (110 Gerrish Street in Windsor) and Andrew Connolly Optician (69 Water Street in Windsor). You can also reserve yours by writing to us at info@swingology.ca.

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“People and the Planet Before Profits” These listings work on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Email grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com every two weeks for your free placement. Or, reserve your place with a 5-issue minimum commitment at $10 per issue.

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Will you be preparing for the inevitable winter?

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Your furnace is cleaned. Your chimney is swept. What about your mind, body and spirit? Increase your efficiency and heating capacity with a clean, green holistic energy session with one of our gals.

Gloria Burbidge (left) & Marilyn Roberts (the reflexologist at Flap Your Wings) I have been in business in my present location since last June and out of my home previous to that.

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education – 680-8839 / sisterlo-

tus.com • It's getting cold & windy out there & we have been busy making our very rich & protective Hand Balms. Our Winter Hand Balm contains Lavender, Lemon, & Chamomile. We also have a strictly Lavender variety. Our newest is Patchouli & it promises to be very popular! We'll have it with us at the market!

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles – 51 Main St., Mahone

Bay, 902-624-0427 / tammachat. com • Pick up a holiday gift that is fairly traded and sustainably created. Find us Sat., Nov. 17th@ the Wolfville Farmers' Market. Unique, organic & hand-spun Eri silk scarves & more, created by rural women's weaving groups in Thailand & Laos.

Blomidon Estate Winery

– 10318 Hwy 221, Canning, 5827565 / blomidonwine.com • Our 2010 Cuvée L'Acadie, just won Best Sparkling at the Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards! To celebrate, we will be at the Wolfville NSLC Nov. 16th, 2-6pm so you get to try it!

Pizzazz Bistro – 12 Webster Ct., Kentville, 356-3303 / pizzazzbistro. ca • Add Some Pizzazz to Your Theatre Experience! On any performance night of Nuncrackers, for $35 each you will receive an appetizer, entree and tea/coffee along with a ticket to the show. Reserve today! Wolfville Business Development Corporation – 112 Front

St. Wolfville, 542-4093 • Wolfville businesses can sign up for Friday, Dec. 7th's “Shop under the Stars.” Send application forms ($15 tables) to rcampbell@wolfville.ca or in person at the Town Hall. The deadline to apply is Wed., Nov. 21st.

Wolfville Children’s Centre

– 17 Earnscliffe Ave, Wolfville, 5425087 • With winter coming and the shortening of days, everyone

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

at the centre will be busy finding creative things for the children to explore and do as more time is spent indoors! We look forward to the coming snows and the coasting & snowman making that comes along with it!

JR Watkins Naturals – 6972843 / wagon975@gmail.com • Pioneer in Natural Living since 1868. Natural spices, organic extracts, natural body care, home remedies and cleaners. Contact me, Susanne Winters, Independent Consultant .

long as we can.

Inner Sun Yoga Centre – 112 Front St. Wolfville, 542-YOGA / innersunyoga.ca • Any extra time is a chance to slow down and experience your life. Yoga is a great doorway to the practice of your present.

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Damselfly Gifts – 351 Wiley Ave., Windsor, maryloubennettwindsor@gmail.com • Damselfly Gifts will be holding a fundraiser sale Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1st-2nd, 124pm, with some proceeds going to Christmas Angels. For Sale: Jewellery, Scarves, and other items.

Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals – Welsford, 538-3079 /

boso Bamboo Boutique – Harbourside Drive (Railtown) Wolfville, 542-7790 / boso.ca • Time is precious - like your money, you should spend it wisely. We will help you find the perfect gift in our friendly, easy-going, boutique. Tax free on towels, nightwear and every clothing piece with a hood (aren't we fun!) until Nov. 10th.

Harwood House Bed & Breakfast – Wolfville, 542-5707 /

Applewicks – 10 Gaspereau Ave. Wolfville, 542-9771 / larchehomefires.org/applewicks • Come in from the cold and stop by for a tour to see how our candles and weavings are made. Try our firestarters. A bag of 6 only $1.50. You will never want to start a fire without them again.

liams, 692-1462 / facebook.com/ FELTasticFashion • FELTasticFun Needle Felting DIY kits #1-9 are now in stock at Gaspereau Valley Fibres. Now, you can make your Eco-friendy Christmas Ornament. Sock Monkey, anyone?! Two-hour workshop available now until Dec. 18th (flexible schedule)!

pumpkinmoonfarm.com • Pumpkin Moon Farm is busy gearing up to keep YOU comfortable during the winter season. See our full range of winter wellness products at the Wolfville Farmers' Market or online.

877-897-0156 / harwoodhouse.com • We are busier than ever; autumn brings in so many returning visitors. They just love it here! There are still plenty of flowers in the garden; we keep picking them for the enjoyment of our guests as

Cinematopia Video – 360

Main St., Wolfville, 697-FILM (3456) / cinematopia.ca • Hunker down & pig out on movies in the cold weather. What else you gonna do?

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Thursdays: Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Jam w/Kevin Meyers (8th), w/ The Bluegrass Boys (15th), w/Kevin Meyers (22nd) 7pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Trivia Night (8th, 15th, 22nd) 7pm Lew Murphy's (Coldbrook): The Voice Competition (8th, 15th, 22nd) 8:30pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Gizmo (9th & 16th) 9:30pm Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Lethal Noise (9th, 16th) 10pm,

Saturdays: Farmer’s Market (Wolfville): Angela Riley (10th), George Symonds (17th) 10am-1pm

Upcoming Events:

Sundays:

Saturday, November 17th – during regular retail hours • Businesses launch the Christmas shopping season with in-store activities • Will coincide with the Acadia Craft Fair at the Arena

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Carl Boutlier (11th, 18th) 5pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Irish Music Session (11th, 18th) 8pm Mud Creek (Wolfville): Athlete's Night w/Ed McNally (11th, 18th) 9pm

Mondays:

Library Pub (Wolfville): Samurai Nights w/Tony Wood & friends (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm

Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Matt Millett 2-5pm followed by DJ Lethal Noise 10pm (10th), Margie & James 3-7pm followed by DJ 10pm (17th)

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Karaoke w/Hot McKitchin (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jim Cochrane (10th), Dave Jeffery (17th) 7pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia w/ Graham (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9:30pm

KC Irving Centre (Acadia): Open Mic (10th, 17th) 8pm

Fridays:

Lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): Matt Millett & Rob Hunt (10th), SWIG (17th) 8:30pm

Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (9th, 16th) 6:30 – 9:30pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Jack MacDonald (10th), Mike Aube (17th) 9pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Shirley Jackson (9th), Joe Murphy(16th) 8pm

Union Street Café (Berwick): Coco Love Alcorn & Ian Sherwood, $20 (10th) 9pm

Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams): TripALady (9th), Amanda LeBlanc (16th) 8:30pm Union Street Café (Berwick): Open Mic w/SWIG (9th), w/ Andy & Ariana (16th) 8:30pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Live Music w/Ed McNally (9th), (16th) 9pm Stoneroom Lounge (Kentville): Open Mic (9th, 16th) 9pm

Library Pub (Wolfville): Live Music Tom Hall (10th), TBA (17th) 9pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Live Music TBA (10th, 17th) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (10th, 17th) 9pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): DJ Krazy Kraig (10th), The Good Feeling Band (17th) 9pm

Businesses are encouraged to contact the WBDC for participation details.

Dooly’s (New Minas): Video Dance w/DJ Gizmo (10th, 17th) 9:30pm

Library Pub (Wolfville): Irish Saturdays w/Bob and Ro (10th, 17th) 2-4pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm

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Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Jenny MacDonald (12th) w/Al King (19th) 8pm

Tuesdays Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (13th, 20th) 8pm

Downtown Wolfville Holiday Open House

Wolfville Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 23rd – 6:30pm, Post Office Lawn • LED light exchange, Santa, carol sing w/Wolfville Community Chorus, Wolfville Princess

Wolfville's Shop Under the Stars

Friday, December 7th – 6pm to 9pm, Central Ave. • Street transformed into an outdoor market, Santa's Workshop for children (in a heated yurt)

Wolfville's Holiday Street Fest

Saturday, December 8th – 1pm to 4pm, Central Ave. • Street closed for the day • Traditional horse & wagon rides, wreath making (in that yurt!) For more information on these events, business participation details and suggestions, and other festive marketing and advertising plans (including: “All Wrapped Up” catalogues, $500 Wolfville shopping spree at WolfvilleChristmas.com, and more): David 542-4093 / dhovell@downtownwolfville.com

T.A.N Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mike & Donna (13th, 20th) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic w/Ian and Steve Lee (13th, 20th) 8:30pm

Wednesdays: Farmer’s Market (Wolfville): Ken Shorley, Heidi Kalyani & François Côté (14th), Ernie Laidlaw (21st) 4-7pm Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke & Open Mic w/Margie & James (14th, 21st) 9pm The Naked Crepe (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Jesse Potter (14th, 21st) 9pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Sports Trivia w/Jean-Marc Tomei (14th, 21st) 9:30pm

Celebrate the harvest season with Maple Squash Soup and Harvest Pumpkin Pie!

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WEEKLY EVENTS

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Fridays

Cochrane’s Walk & Talk — Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am. Heart & Stroke walkabout program. Also Tuesdays 10am INFO: 542-3972

Free Meal Friday — Student Union Building, Acadia 11:30am1pm. Until Nov. 30th. Great tasting, locally sourced vegetarian lunches. TIX: no charge (donations accepted) INFO: sharinggreatfood@gmail.com

Babies & Books Drop In — Wolfville Memorial Library 1011am. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca Fit As A Fiddle — Lion's Hall, Elm St., Wolfville. 10-11am. Senior's fitness with Janet Mooney. Also Tuesdays 10am TIX: $2 INFO: 542-3486 / sread@wolfville.ca Brown Bag Lunch — Alumni Board Room, Fountain Commons, Acadia University. 12-1pm. Nov. 15th Topic: Ships Around the World Speaker: Mac MacKay Nov. 22nd Topic: The Need for Blood and Water: The Ecology of Blackflies and Mosquitoes Speaker: Murray Colbo TIX: no charge INFO: joan. boutilier@ns.sympatico.ca In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm. Also Tuesdays 6pm INFO: 542-2656 Seniors Afternoon Out — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:304:30pm. Social afternoon with peers. Also Tuesdays 1:30pm. TIX: $5 INFO: 698-6309 Beginner Tai Chi — St. John's Parish Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm. INFO: 542-0558

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Featured Artist: Brenda Macaulay — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. • "Through My Eyes" photos include a variety of eyecatching views. “All my photos have an image I don’t want to forget”. INFO: 691-1634 / facebook: Photosbybrenda Peter Lawrence & Ernest Cadegan — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Nov. 10th • "Big Stuff - Little Stuff," jewelry and stand-alone sculptural pieces by Peter Lawrence, and "Valley Dreams" by Ernest Cadegan INFO: 542-7093 / harvestgallery. ca Doretta Groenendyk — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Nov. 17th, 11am • Show and sale of 22 original illustrations from {www.tutumuchfun.ca}

Yoga For Everyone (Community Yoga) — Farmers’ Market, Wolfville 12-1pm. All-levels, mats available. Also Wednesdays. TIX: $5 donation drop-in

Saturdays Wolfville Farmers' Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm November 10th Music: Angela Riley November 17th Music: George Symonds INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca Windsor Farmers' Market — Canoe Club Building, Waterfront 9am-1pm. Until December 22nd INFO: windsorfarmersmarket@ gmail.com Fall Fitness Fun — White Rock Hall, 10:30-11:30 until Dec. 15th. Everyone welcome! Also Wednesdays. TIX: $2 per class INFO: Pat, 542-2730 / whiterockhall.ednet. ns.ca Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville. 12-1pm

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a Bluenose Twelve Days of Christmas by author, Bruce Nunn and illustrated by, Doretta Groenendyk. Original paintings (acrylic on panel) bring this Christmas tale to life. Doretta will be between Harvest Gallery and Box of Delights Bookstore signing books and meeting fans. INFO: 542-7093 / harvestgallery.ca

Weekly West African Drumming Workshop — Wolfville Baptist Church. 1-3pm INFO: gscxs@stu.ca

Sundays Wolfville Trail Runners — Join on Facebook for afternoon run times. Meet at Trail Shop on Main St. Also Mondays @ 5:30pm INFO: 697-3115

Tuesdays Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-10:30am. Suggested age range: 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) Practice Group — St. Francis of Assissi, Wolfville 7-8:30pm. Open to those with CFQ Level 1 TIX: free will donation INFO: roche@ eastlink.ca 45’s Card Parties — Community Centre, White Rock 7:30pm. Until April 23rd, 2013. Lunch provided, prizes available. TIX: $3 INFO: 542-3109 Valley Scottish Country Dancers — 125 Webster St. Kentville 7:30-9:30pm. All levels. No partners needed. TIX: $6 class, $60 term INFO: 542-5320 / vscd.info

Wednesdays Kentville Farmers’ Market — Town Hall Rec Centre, Kentville 10am-2pm. INFO: kentvillefarmersmarket.ca

centuries. Each has intricate and powerful symbolic meaning. INFO: 585-1373 / artgallery@ acadiau.ca Linda Barkhouse — Ocean Spirit Studio, Canning. Until Nov. 30th • "Out and About" - A watercolour exhibit of seascapes, flowers, gardens and landscapes.. INFO: oceanspiritstudio.com

Size Matters — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Nov. 24th • Size Matters: Annual Big Show of Small Works INFO: 542-7093 / harvestgallery. ca

Judith J. Leidl: Paintings — Jack’s Gallery, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Until Dec. 2nd • Beautiful acrylic paintings. INFO: 542-4536 / jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville. Until Nov. 29th • 30 prayer rugs created during the early 19th and early 20th

Judith J. Leidl — Oriel Fine Art, 11 Bay St., Wolfville. • Colourful and beautiful acrylic paintings, prints and ceramics as well as Fine Inuit Arts and Crafts from Baffin Island. Gallery open

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465 Main St., Wolfville November 8 - 22, 2012 697-3115 trailshop.com Home Schooling Play Group — 10am. All ages, email for location. TIX: no charge INFO: Alisa nguyenalisa1@gmail.com French Storytime/ L'heure des histoires — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am. French songs, rhymes & stories. Age 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca La Table Francaise — BAC, room 325, Acadia 12-1:30pm. Practice your French. TIX: no charge INFO: caroline.blay@ acadiau.ca Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 4-7pm. Featuring Community Market Suppers! November 14th Music: Ken Shorley, Heidi Kalyani & François Côté November 21st Music: Ernie Laidlaw INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca The Wolfville Community Chorus — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 5:30-7pm. New members welcome. INFO: 542-0649 / susan_dworkin@hotmail.com New Horizon’s Band — 6-8:30pm. Adult community band & beginner music instruction. INFO: 585-1244 / newhorizonsband@yahoo.ca Valley Youth Project — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 6:30-8:30pm. LGBTQ or ally looking for a community? Drop-in 1st and 3rd Wednesday (Nov. 21st) each month. INFO: valleyyouthproject@gmail.com

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Acadia University 15 University Ave, Wolfville. 542-2201 November 8 - 22, 2012 Staffed Switchboard 8:30am-4:30pm. agi@acadiau.ca – General Inquiries

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Productivity and Innovation Voucher Winners

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ine small companies from the Annapolis Valley will be working with faculty and staff from Acadia University and ACSBE, courtesy of the NS Department of Economic & Rural Development and Tourism’s Productivity & Innovation (P&I) Voucher Program. Now in its fifth year, the Program provides small and medium-sized businesses with vouchers to acquire assistance from NS universities and colleges that is needed to help make their business more innovative and productive. This year, a total of 46 businesses received vouchers valued at $900,000. There is no funding contribution required by the companies. The successful Valley companies working with Acadia are: • Annapolis Valley Peat Moss Company Ltd (Berwick) • Colibri Software Inc. (Wolfville) • Fox Hill Cheese House (Port Williams) • Pie R Squared (Wolfville) • The Rivers of Avondale Vineyard Inc. (Newport) • Timbertec Inc. (Kentville) • VITIS Mobile Winery Services (Wolfville) • Hutchinson Acres Inc. (Aylesford) • Valley Flaxflour Ltd. (Middleton) Two additional NS companies - Ocean Sonics (Great Village) and Green Power Labs (Dartmouth) - will also be working with Acadia researchers. Projects range from one to develop play equipment for children with motor and

sensory challenges, to another on testing an attachment system for a Smart hydrophone technology on large marine animals. Several projects will be undertaken with Acadia’s School of Nutrition and Dietetics and will involve nutritional and consumer research on new products, and consumer sensory testing. The Acadia Centre for Social and Business Entrepreneurship will also be involved in a number of these projects.

Nova Scotia; and, has less than 100 employees, you may be eligible to apply to this program in the future. Details can be found at the NS Department of Economic and Rural Development & Tourism website at gov.ns.ca/econ/ pnivouchers/ Peggy Crawford, Research & Innovation Coordinator, Acadia University 585-1762 / peggy.crawford@acadiau.ca

“We’re pleased to be working with these local companies”, says Dr. David MacKinnon, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies with Acadia. “Many of the projects will connect to areas of research strength for Acadia, for example in the agri-food and wine areas, so the research will continue to help us build our capacity in these areas.” One of the successful recipients is Wolfvillebased, Pie R Squared. “Pie r Squared was born from the desire to be part of and contribute to a community equally invested in the importance of buying and eating locally produced food,” says Heather Lunan, company spokesperson. “As a recipient of the Voucher this year, we are very excited to have access to the expertise and support of Acadia, clearly strong members of this community. Together we can continue promoting how keeping it local just makes sense!” If you are a small business that: is registered as a business to operate in Nova Scotia; has part, or all, of your workforce currently residing in

Left to right: Lorraine Creaser (The Rivers of Avondale Vineyard); Shaun Marshall (VITIS Mobile Winery Services); Marlene Moore (Green Power Labs); Thomas Gregoire (VITIS Mobile Winery Services); Minister Percy Paris (Minister, Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister); John Read (Colibri Software); Peggy Crawford (Acadia University Division of Research & Graduate Studies); Carolyn Carson (Pie R Squared); Heather Lunan (Pie R Squared); Stewart Creaser (The Rivers of Avondale Vineyard)

INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP DAY O n Friday, November 16th, Acadia University is welcoming the general public, businesses, community organizations, and students to take part in Industry & Community Partnership Day, a celebration of research. This special event will highlight upon the many collaborations between Acadia faculty and students, and industry and community partners.

Running like an open house between the hours of 9am and 4pm, the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre will be abuzz with interactive research displays. There will be tours of the building and gardens, including lab visits where faculty members will speak to guests about their research.

will also be held at the K.C. Irving Centre. Industry & Community Partnership Day is one of the events that is part the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s Open Doors, Open Knowledge 2012 – Putting Ideas to Work initiative. Open Doors, Open Knowledge is a national campaign that showcases to Canadians how universities are contributing to Canada’s economic prosperity and quality of life. This year’s theme “Putting Ideas to Work” will focus on the collaborative partnerships undertaken between universities and the private sector. The impact these partnerships are having on our economy and the mutual benefits being derived will be discussed as part of the panel presentations between faculty and industry members.

organizations are invited to show off their most creative presentation skills while helping to raise money for their favourite local service group or charity. Think Dragon’s Den meets Research Funding Proposal on the set of So you think you’ve got Talent. Student teams will have two minutes to pitch a creative reason why their community-based organization or charity should win the prize money. The winners will be chosen be a panel of judges during the lunch hour.

Alongside the displays, a series of panel presentations will take place featuring faculty and community experts in four theme areas: Agri-Food & Wine, Equity & Diversity, Health & Wellness and Tidal Energy. These sessions

The planning committee is very excited to include “Pitch It to Win It!”, a student competition in support of local charities or community groups as part of Industry & Community Partnership Day. Student

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THURSDAY, 8 Lecture: Mona Parsons

— Beveridge Arts Centre, BAC244, Wolfville 7pm • From Nova Scotia to Nazi Prison and Back w/Author Andria Hill-Lehr. Mona became the only Canadian female civilian to be imprisoned by the Nazis. She lived and died in Wolfville. TIX: no charge INFO: Dr. Doerr, 585-1504 / paul.doerr@acdiau.ca

SATURDAY, 10 Scotian Hiker: McNabs Island — Please check the website

on the day of the hike for details and updates. TIX: no charge INFO: scotianhiker.com

Kings SPCA Flea Market

— Lions Club, Coldbrook 8am-1pm • Everything must go! Bargains, Bargains, Bargains. TIX: $1 INFO: 681-5131 / ajhiggins@eastlink.ca

Workhop & Concert: Bodhran and Beyond —

Horton Community Centre, Grand Pre 9:30am – 5pm for workshops; Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 8pm for concert • A full day devoted to the Celtic frame drum, "bodhran". Three hands-on workshops w/frame drum masters Mark Currie & Patrick Graham and percussionist Ken Shorley (all drumming levels welcome). TIX: $90 for three workshops, $40 for one workshop, $10 for concert INFO: ken@irhythm.ca / kenshorley.com

Christmas Miracle Benefit

— Fire Hall, New Minas 12-6pm • Kinsmen & Kinette Miracle Auction: door prizes, horse race game, Santa, entertainers, live music: Country Heat, Alan Butler, Wayne Parker and more! TIX: donation INFO: 678-1171 / kstarratt@ns.sympatico.ca

AXEmen Football — Raymond Field, Acadia University 1pm • AUS Football Championship Game, Loney Bowl VS St. Mary's. TIX: $10 adult, no charge for students INFO: sports.acadiau.ca

Family Dance — Glooscap Elementary School, Canning 6-8pm • Friends and family of Darren Brown and Ann Ells, involved

in a car accident on Halloween night (hit by a drunk driver) invite everyone to help raise funds. Darren is still in serious condition in the Halifax hospital. TIX: donation INFO: 582-2015 / lyda@ ianfreake.ca

Indonesian Buffet Dinner

— Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 6:30pm • Prepared in part by John and Eve Steenbeek. Many Indonesian (not spicy) dishes to enjoy. TIX: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under @ door or reserve. INFO: 681-1333 / 6792834

Benefit Show — Lions Club, Wolfville 7pm • Benefit for Eugene Atwell. 50/50, bake table, auction. Music by Jim & Marlene, Mark Clarke, Connie Stokes & more. TIX: donation INFO: 542-4508 Concert: Rebecca Caine — Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville 8-10pm • Award winning international opera and musical theatre soprano presents an evening which looks at British leading ladies of the West End Stage and their music including Coward and Novello. Accompanied by pianist Robert Kortgaard TIX: $20 @ door INFO: 825-6834 / evergreentheatre.ca L'Open Mic — Old Fairfield School, Wolfville 8pm • A Frenchthemed Open Mic hosted by Donna Holmes. Wear a beret, bring French wine, bake a baguette, and enjoy (or participate in) a new Open Mic at the old Fairfield School location. First-come/ first-perform sign up process. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-3796 / iwakichick@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, 11 Lest We Forget.

For Ceremony Details: Wolfville: 542-5869 10:45 @ U-Hall, Parade to follow. Kentville: 6788935 11am @ Cenotaph, reception @ Legion to follow. Windsor: 798-2031 Berwick: 538-9340. info@ns.legion.ca

Remembrance Day Observance — Royal Canadian

Legion, Canning 9:45am • Proceeds to the Lions Hall. Wreath laid at the Cenotaph and at the Borden monument. Church Services at

11am, bugler Lindsay Rand to play Last Post, Colors are dipped. TIX: donation INFO: 582-7246

War Time Song Service

— United Baptist Church, Mt. Denson 2pm • Mt. Denson Baptist Church War Time Song Service w/Avon Strings. Refreshments & fellowship to follow. TIX: donation INFO: 684-1046 / fhv@eastlink.ca

Fundy Film screens: In Darkness — Al Whittle Theatre,

4 & 7 pm • Based on a true story, a sewer worker and petty thief in Nazi-occupied Poland encounters a group of Jews trying to escape. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers. What starts as a cynical business arrangement unexpectedly turns when his conscience awakens and an unlikely alliance develops. See ad p. 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / fundyfilm.ca

MONDAY, 12 Valley Gardeners Club AGM — Bethany Memorial

Baptist Church, Kentville 5:309:30pm • Annual general meeting and banquet. Sorry, no banquet tickets at the door. Dinner at 6:30pm w/speaker Jodi Delong, gardening writer. Annual meeting after Jodi's presentation, approx 8:30pm. TIX: $15 for banquet INFO: Murray, 365-2932 / colbo@ eastlink.ca

Open Mic — Just Us! Cafe,

Wolfville 7-9pm • Hosted by: Red Creek Parallel (a band from the west). TIX: no charge INFO: info@ justuscoffee.com

Refresh Annapolis Valley — HUB, Kentville

7:30-9pm • A discussion about interesting local web projects, and initiatives supporting start-ups. Calling all forwardthinking entrepreneurs, start ups, creatives, artists, freelancers, coders and non-profits! Hear from: HarvestHand, Digital Dental Exchange, Wallcharts. com, Innovacorp, and Refresh Annapolis Valley. TIX: no charge INFO: thehubannapolisvalley.ca / RefreshAnnapolisValley@gmail. com

Free chair yoga class November 21st at 11am, registration required WOLFVILLE•NOVA SCOTIA

TUESDAY, 13 Habitat for Humanity — Louis Millett Community Complex, 9489 Commercial Avenue, New Minas, 9am • Celebrate the generous donation of land from the Village of New Minas. This land will be the location of our next valley build. TIX: no charge INFO: lynnspencer@habitatav.com / habitatns.ca Understanding Inadequate Housing —

Community Hall, Centreville 10am-8pm • Are YOUR housing needs being met? A community consultation to discuss: what does your community need in order to have permanent safe, affordable, adequate and healthy housing? Open House 10am-4pm, Open Community Meeting 6pm TIX: no charge INFO: 300-5266 / housingfirstkc@gmail.com

Alzheimer Cafe — 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: 1-866-966-1466 / careforce@careforce.ca

(Mis)conceptions about Islam — Acadia University

Art Gallery, Wolfville 7-9pm • In conjunction with Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug (exhibit), a series of roundtable discussions with 3-4 individuals presenting. Opportunity for questions to follow. Focus on Islam in both a historical, and contemporary context. Moderator: Dr. Jamie Whidden, Department of History & Classics. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1373 / artgallery@acadiau.ca

WEDNESDAY, 14 Workshop: Creating Cartoon Characters —

Memorial Library, Wolfville 3:305:30pm • w/ Star Drop cartoonist Mark Oakley. For kids aged 8-12. Kids will create, draw, colour and cut-out cartoon characters which can then be made into stickers or magnets. Please Register TIX:

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Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to:

Fezziwig's Get Hooked, Thursday December 6th, 2012, Festival Theatre, Wolfville. Draw date: Nov 30th. Enter all draws: valleyevents.ca/win no charge INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca

Valley Women's Business Networking — Kings Riverside

Court, Kentville 7-9pm • Do you know where your business will be next year? In three years? Presentation w/Jennifer Weisner (Kings Regional Development Agency) on strategic planning and how it can help your business. NO SCENTS policy. TIX: No charge to VWBN members and their first-time guests, $5 @ door for returning guests. INFO: rsvp@ vwbn.ca / vwbn.ca

THURSDAY, 15 ACSBE Seeking Immigrant Feedback — 11am-noon &

7-8pm •Immigrated to NS or obtained permanent residency? Living in Kings County? Considering starting or growing a business? Do our online survey or meet us in person. Learn about the services available to you! See page 2. INFO: 1-877-457-5627 / amelia.bishop@acadiau.ca

Download eBook & Audiobooks — Memorial

Library, Wolfville 2-3:30pm • Use the library's download service for eBooks and audiobooks. Bring your questions and your device. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca

FRIDAY, 16 Industry & Community Partnership Day — K.C.

Irving Centre, Wolfville 9am-4pm • A celebration of research at Acadia. Open house, interactive faculty displays, panel presentations on: Agri-Food & Wine, Diversity & Equity, Health & Wellness, and Tidal Energy. Tours of the K.C. Irving Centre and a student community challenge called "Pitch it to Win it!". See article page 7. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1594 / industryandcommunityday.com

Snowball — Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville 6pm-12am • 2nd Annual SNOWBALL in support of the Kings County SPCA. Dinner, dance and live virtual auction! TIX: $75 INFO: Brad 679-9770 / mcorkum1@hotmail.com / Susan 582-7292

Concert: Jill Barber —

Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 8-10pm • Jill Barber charms her audiences while weaving a romantic spell. Her unmistakable contralto is backed by sweeping strings and dramatic orchestration. See poster page____ TIX: $29 / $27 at Ticketpro.ca or in person at Windsor Home Hardware INFO: 798-5841 / puppets@mermaidtheatre.ns.ca

SATURDAY, 17 Breakfast — Wolfville Lions Club 7-10am • All proceeds for Wolfville Lions community service work. TIX: $6 Adults, $3 Children 10 and younger INFO: 542-4508 Downtown Wolfville Holiday Open House —

Downtown, Wolfville, regular retail hours • In-store activities and open houses, reshments, give-aways and specials! Participating stores will give out Christmas decoration kits to children. Come see what Wolfville has to offer this season! TIX: no charge INFO: 542-4093 / wolfvillechristmas.com

Download eBooks & Audiobooks — Murdoch

C. Smith Memorial Library, Port Williams 2-3:30pm • See Thursday, November 15th

Christmas Tea and Sale

— United Baptist Church, Wolfville Ridge 2-4pm • Bake, craft and white elephant tables. TIX: $5 adult, $2.50 12 and under INFO: 5423419

Christmas Tea & Sale — St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville 2-4pm • Home baking, wreaths, crafts. Proceeds to the Foodbank. TIX: donation INFO: 542-3796 / officewolfuc@eastlink.ca Variety Show — Fire Hall,

Greenwich 7pm • Enjoy music by: Ron DeAdder, Connie Stokes, Stillwater, Nora Davidson and others. All proceeds for the Black River Community Club New Building Fund. TIX: donation INFO: 542-3498 / jdhennigar@ xcountry.tv

Get Funky for C.F. — Lions

Club, Berwick 7:30-10pm • A fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. Cash

bar & canteen, bellydance & live music by: Circle of Sisters, Tidal Funk, Angie "Oriana" Jenkins, Sister Lotus Bellydance Troupe & More. TIX: $10 INFO: 538-3663 / bellyzap@live.com

AXEmen Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex 8pm (Women's 6pm) • Regular Season Home Opener, VS Memorial Sea Hawks TIX: $10 adult ($6 Women's), no charge for students. INFO: sports. acadiau.ca Fallin' The Blues Barn Dance — Old Orchard Heritage

Barn, Wolfville 8:30pm-12:01am • "The Kickin' Mule Blues Band" hosts an evening of blues. Come kick up your heels, a licensed event. TIX: $10 INFO: 542-5751 / kickinmuleblues@eastlink.ca

SUNDAY, 18 AXEmen Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex 2pm (Women's 12pm) • Regular Season, VS Memorial Sea Hawks TIX: $10 adult ($6 Women's), no charge for students INFO: sports. acadiau.ca

Monday, 19 Wolville Town Council Meeting — Town Office 7:30-

11pm • 1st meeting of the new council. INFO: 542-5767

Fundy Film screens: Cloudburst—Al Whittle

Theatre, 4 & 7 pm • Foul-mouthed Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dot (Brenda Fricker), both in their 70s, have been together for 31 years. When Dot’s granddaughter decides to place her in a nursing home, Stella and Dot head to Canada where same-sex marriage is legal. Written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald, with favourite Kings County vistas, this is a road-trip both comedic and poignant. Thom Fitzgerald will introduce the 7pm screening and offer a Q & A with co-producer Doug Pettigrew after. See ad p. 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 5425157 / fundyfilm.ca

TUESDAY, 20 Meeting: Burial Grounds Care Society — Sobey's

Community Room, New Minas 7:30pm • All interested parties

welcome! INFO: Lana 542-2649 / tashby@ns.sympatico.ca

WEDNESDAY, 21 School Readiness Clinic

— Glooscap Elementary School, Canning 9am • Is your child ready for school? A KEYSS clinic offers parents valuable information on: preschool behaviours, school readiness, healthy living, physical activity and safety. Learn about available programs and services in Kings County. Children born in 2009 are encouraged to attend. TIX: no charge INFO/Reg: 678-6111 / earlyyearsscreeningforschool.ca

Talk: Jim Bremner on J.F.W. DesBarres’s “Castle Frederick.” — Fire Hall,

Wolfville 2-3:30pm. • Presented by the Wolfville Historical Society. Located in Falmouth, Castle Frederick has been the subject of a number of archaeological investigations and is considered to be an area of archaeological significance in Nova Scotia (including evidence of First Nations and pre-and postDeportation Acadians). TIX: no charge INFO: randallhouse@live.ca / wolfvillehs.ednet.ns.ca

Fundy Film screens: 5 Broken Cameras — Al Whittle

Theatre, 7 pm only • A Palestinian farmer works with his Israeli codirector to capture the destruction of each of the farmer's cameras during non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. A rare collaboration between two filmmakers, they speak with passion and strength in one voice. See ad p. 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 5425157 / fundyfilm.ca

THURSDAY, 22 Jam Dance — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 7-8pm • This super fun social mixer is a guided creative physical and musical experience for people of all ages and abilities. It is all about learning how to play in ways that are welcoming and inclusive. TIX: donation INFO: 582-3888 / ks@ creativeaction.ca

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The data that's stored and disseminated on the Internet is unimaginably voluminous. And yet the 540 billion trillion electrons that carry all this information weigh about the same as a strawberry. I'd like to use this fun fact as a metaphor for the work you're doing these days -- and the play, too. Your output is prodigious. Your intensity is on the verge of becoming legendary. The potency of your efforts is likely to set in motion effects that will last for a long time. And yet, to the naked eye or casual observer, it all might look as simple and light as a strawberry. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): What if you have a twin sister or brother that your mother gave up for adoption right after you were born and never told you about? Or what if you have a soul twin you've never met -- a potential ally who understands life in much the same ways that you do? In either case, now is a time when the two of you might finally discover each other. At the very least, Taurus, I suspect you'll be going deeper and deeper with a kindred spirit who will help you transform your stories about your origins and make you feel more at home on the planet. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I

urged my readers to meditate on death not as the end of physical life, but as a metaphor for shedding what's outworn. I then asked them to describe the best death they had ever experienced. I got a response that's applicable to you right now. It's from a reader named Judd: "My best death was getting chicken pox at age 13 while living in the Philippines. My mother banished me to the TV room. I was uncomfortable but hyperactive, lonely and driven to agony by the awful shows. But after six hours,

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For the week of Nov 8th something popped. My suffering turned inside out, and a miracle bloomed. I closed my eyes and my imagination opened up like a vortex. Images, ideas, places, dreams, people familiar and strange -- all amazing, colorful, and vibrant -- flowed through my head. I knew then and there that no material thing on this Earth could hook me up to the source of life like my own thoughts. I was free!"

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Conservationists are surprised by what has been transpiring in and around Nepal's Chitwan National Park. The tigers that live there have changed their schedule. Previously, they prowled around at all hours, day and night. But as more people have moved into the area, the creatures have increasingly become nocturnal. Researchers who have studied the situation believe the tigers are doing so in order to better coexist with humans. I suspect that a metaphorically similar development is possible for you, Cancerian. Meditate on how the wildest part of your life could adapt better to the most civilized part -- and vice versa. (Read more: tinyurl.com/HumanTiger.) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What is

a dry waterfall? The term may refer to the location of an extinct waterfall where a river once fell over a cliff but has since stopped flowing. Döda Fallet in Sweden is such a place. "Dry waterfall" may also signify a waterfall that only exists for a while after a heavy rain and then disappears again. One example is on Brukkaros Mountain in Namibia. A third variant shows up in Cliffs Beyond Abiquiu, Dry Waterfall, a landscape painting by Georgia O'Keeffe. It's a lush rendering of a stark landscape near the New Mexico town where O'Keeffe lived. Soon you will have your own metaphorical version of a dry waterfall, Leo. It's ready for you if you're ready for it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are getting to where you need to be, but you're still not there. You have a good share of the raw materials you will require to accomplish your goal, but as of yet you don't have enough of the structure that will make

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everything work. The in-between state you're inhabiting reminds me of a passage from the author Elias Canetti: "His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations." Your next assignment, Virgo, is to see what you can do about coalescing a few constellations.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Doctors used to believe that ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. But in the 1980s, two researchers named Barry Marshall and Robin Warren began to promote an alternative theory. They believed the culprit was H. pylori, a type of bacteria. To test their hypothesis, Marshall drank a Petri dish full of H. pylori. Within days he got gastric symptoms and underwent an endoscopy. The evidence proved that he and his partner were correct. They won a Nobel Prize for their work. (And Marshall recovered just fine.) I urge you to be inspired by their approach, Libra. Formulate experiments that allow you to make practical tests of your ideas, and consider using yourself as a guinea pig. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is not prime time for you to rake in rewards, collect hardearned goodies, and celebrate successes you've been building towards for a long time. It's fine if you end up doing those things, but I suspect that what you're best suited for right now is getting things started. You'll attract help from unexpected sources if you lay the groundwork for projects you want to work on throughout 2013. You'll be in alignment with cosmic rhythms, too. Your motto comes from your fellow Scorpio, writer Robert Louis Stevenson: "Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21): On a beach, a man spied a pelican that was barely moving. Was it sick? He wanted to help. Drawing close, he discovered that ants were crawling all over it. He brushed them off, then carried the bird to his car and drove it to a veterinarian. After a thorough examination, the doctor realized the pelican was suffering from a fungus that the ants had been eating away -- and probably would have removed completely if the

man hadn't interfered. Moral of the story: Sometimes healing takes place in unexpected ways, and nature knows better than we do about how to make it happen. Keep that in mind during the coming weeks, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A farmer in Japan found a 56-leaf clover. Well, actually, he bred it in his garden at home. It took effort on his part. Presumably, it provided him with 14 times the luck of a mere four-leaf clover. I don't think your good karma will be quite that extravagant in the coming week, Capricorn, but there's a decent chance you'll get into at least the 16-leaf realm. To raise your odds of approaching the 56-leaf level of favorable fortune, remember this: Luck tends to flow in the direction of those who work hard to prepare for it and earn it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The largest bell in the world is located in Moscow, Russia. Called the Tsar Bell, it's made of bronze, weighs 445,170 pounds, and is elaborately decorated with images of people, angels, and plants. It has never once been rung in its 275 years of existence. Is there anything comparable in your own life, Aquarius? Some huge presence that has never actually been used? The time is near when that stillness may finally come to an end. I suggest you decide how this will occur rather than allowing fate to choose for you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Are

you interested in experiencing a close brush with a holy anomaly or a rowdy blessing or a divine wild card? If not, that's perfectly OK. Just say, "No, I'm not ready for a lyrical flurry of uncanny grace." And the freaky splendor or convulsive beauty or mystical mutation will avoid making contact with you, no questions asked. But if you suspect you might enjoy communing with a subversive blast of illumination -- if you think you could have fun coming to terms with a tricky epiphany that blows your mind -- then go out under the night sky and whisper a message like this: "I'm ready for you, sweetness. Find me."

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Boyd speaks on environmental Consitution for Canada S carce advertising didn’t stop an Acadia lecture auditorium from filling up on Tuesday night for author, professor, and environmental lawyer and activist David Boyd, who spoke on the necessity of including provisions for the environment in national constitutions. Boyd addressed an audience of both students and Wolfville residents regarding Canada’s own need to include environmental rights in its constitution. In one dramatic illustration, Boyd listed all 17 countries in the world that do not have the environment in their constitution. Along with Canada were mentioned the United States, China, Australia, North Korea, and Cambodia. Boyd asked the audience, “Which group of countries should Canada belong to?” He provided international success stories, like that of Beatrice Mendoza, who filed a case against the government of Brazil for permitting pollution in her neighbourhood in Buenos Aires and causing her to develop severe health issues. Mendoza won the suit in an above-and-beyond victory, with the Supreme Court ordering millions of dollars worth of restorative and preventative measures in her neighbourhood, and ensuring local politicians were implementing those measures in a timely manner. Boyd shared a story with similar beginning currently unfolding in Chemical Valley near Sarnia, Ontario – an industrial

location that is devastating the nearby First Nation reserve of the Aamjiwnaang with health issues.

Two individuals from the reserve have filed lawsuit against Ontarian government and major polluters at Chemical Valley, and have begun a battle similar to Mendoza’s - but without the constitutional protection she was able to invoke. “A constitution is like a mirror of a nation’s soul,” said Boyd. As he moved through examples of foreign countries that had successfully adopted environmental constitutions without harm to economic growth, Canada’s reflection appeared in sharp relief. Boyd did not finish on a discouraging note, however. “The right to a healthy environment gaining constitutional recognition in Canada has the potential to make us a cleaner, greener, healthier, wealthier, and in the long run, happier nation.” Wolfville was but one of the initial stops for Boyd who has just begun his cross-Canada book tour, promoting his recently published books “Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada’s Constitution” and “The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment”. Learn more about David: davidrichardboyd.com - Amber Rowe

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Like the Free Business Listings, this page works on a first come, first served basis (limit 1 listing per person). Or, to reserve a placement, pay $5 per issue (3-issue minimum commitment). Please keep listings to 35 words or less.

CAMPS: Audition & Visual Art Bootcamps: Dec. 7th-9th @

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning. Helping emerging artists develop materials for theatre school and professional auditions, and preparing for funding applications in the visual arts. A chance to have your materials reviewed and shaped by professionals! Ages 15-30. Meals & accommodations included. TIX: $145 plus HST INFO: 582-3842 / education@ artscentre.ca

CLASSES: Yomba: Mondays, start-

ing Nov. 12th, 10-11:30am @ Wolfville Curling Club. A creative combination of Yoga and Zumba dance moves, focused on the mature body and enthusiastic mind. Bring a mat, wear comfortable shoes and be ready for revitalizing exercise. TIX: $48 for 6 sessions INFO/Reg: 542-3019 / sread@ wolfville.ca

After School Art:

Wednesdays, Nov. 14th- Dec. 19th, 3:30-5pm @ Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. W/ artist Terry Drahos. Complete 3 finished canvases emphasizing painting techniques, layering, and the principles of design. For children grades 2 to 6. Class limit 10. TIX: $125 includes supplies and snack INFO: 542-7093 / terryhavlisdrahos.com

Art Lessons for Childcare: Local artist with BFA will

offer free art lessons in exchange for occasional childcare at artists home in the Greenwich area. INFO: 697-2079 / aiaigasa30@ hotmail.com

WORKSHOPS: Life Drawing: Sundays, Nov. 11th, 18th, 1-3pm @ Acadia University Art Gallery. Presented in conjunction with the Alliance of Kings Artists, sketch/draw from a live model. Self-guided; no instruction provided. Bring own materials. TIX: $10 per session. INFO: 585-1373 / artgallery@ acadiau.ca

Yurt Building: w/Little Foot Yurts. Jan. 18th-20th & Jan. 25th-27th @ 1459 White Rock Rd, Wolfville. Learn how to build your own yurt! Sleep, eat, learn and share with others in cozy felted yurts equipped with wood stoves. TIX: $320 (+HST) inc. camping, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and a yurt zine. INFO/ Reg: 670-4556 / info@lfy.ca / lfy. ca Making Tracks: Train the Trainer!: Sunday, Nov. 18th, 9am-4pm @ Wolfville Recreation Centre. Learn to be a trainer and make it safer for children and youth to walk or bike. Bikes and helmets available for those who may need them. TIX: $20 INFO/ Reg: sread@wolfville.ca NCCP Coaching Certification for Running Club Leaders: Dec. 1st-2nd,

full days @ Wolfville Recreation Centre. Athletics Canada hopes that run club leaders and running coaches will consider this certification & education opportunity. W/ instructor Steve Morley. TIX: $120 (included materials) INFO/ Reg: 542-3019 / recreation@ wolfville.ca

Portrait Photography: Dec. 9th, 1-3pm @ Ross

Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning. With artist Rachael Shrum, the ins and outs of portrait photography, lighting, posing, camera angles & techniques. Bring your own camera, space limited. TIX: $15 +HST INFO/Reg: 582-3842 / programs@artscentre.ca

Needle Felt-Your-Own Ornament: Nov. 10th,

10am-noon, Port Williams. Wet Felting: Nov. 13th, 7-9pm, New Minas. All material included. TIX: $30 ages 13 plus, $35 for Family Bonding option (Adult+Minor Age7-12) INFO: FELTasticFashion@gmail.com

GENERAL: ACSBE Seeking Immigrant Feedback:

Immigrated to NS or obtained permanent residency? Living in Kings County? Considering start-

ing or growing a business? Do our on-line survey. INFO: 1-877-4575627 / amelia.bishop@acadiau.ca

Campus Program/ Career Assistance: The

Acadia Student Resource Centre provides assistance for those seeking the right program or career direction. The Myers/Briggs Personality Assessment and The Strong Interest Survey can help you succeed. INFO: 585-1246 / counselling@acadiau.ca

Blueberry Bushes for Sale: Sat., Nov. 10th, 10am-

4pm @ 1736 Greenfield Road, Wolfville. Certified organic and no spray. Dig your own. Bring your own shovel and pots/bags, first come first served. Hot soup and cider provided. 200 in total, please RSVP. TIX: $25 per plant INFO: 542-2776

Pre-owned Ski Equipment Sale: Sat., Nov. 24th,

10am-3pm @ Ski Martock Lodge. Buy/sell alpine skis, snowboards, cross country skis and gently used clothing. To benefit The Martock Ski Race Club. Drop off Fri. Nov. 23rd 6-8pm. New equipment also sold. INFO: programs@msrc.ca

Ryan Hupman Designer Shirts: Looking for

Christmas present ideas? We still have some of newest Deep Roots designer T-shirt available! Ryan Hupman's painterly image of a seated fiddle player is printed on good Nova Scotian Stanfield’s white cotton t-shirts. TIX: $20 t-shirts, $25 long-sleeved shirts INFO: office@deeprootsmusic.ca

Get Your Shorts On:

Call For Submissions for the Annapolis Valley Short Film Fest! INFO: avshortfilmfest.ca

VOLUNTEER / DONATE: Seeking Community Health Volunteers: Are

you interested in actively promoting health and wellness in your community? The EK Community Health Board is currently looking for new members! We meet once per month. INFO: 542-1244 / ekchb@avdha.nshealth.ca

Casting Call: Nov. 18th, Wolfville. Sustenance Films Productions is seeking a female age 23-30 for our short film. Volunteer production. Some acting experience preferred (not necessarily film). INFO: 542-7790 / info@avshortfilmfest.ca ESL Tutors Needed:

Valley Community Learning Association matches ESL tutors with learners in need. A good command of spoken and written English needed but no teaching experience required. Make a difference in someone's life! INFO: 692-8042 / lori.noseworthy@ gmail.com

FOR HIRE: Interior Painting: Wom-

en in Rollers does accurate quotes, shows up on time to work, and performs to perfection. We even leave your home neat and tidy! Call today for your free estimate. INFO: Pamela, 697-2926.

Pet & House Sitter:

Available immediately. Good references available. FEE: Starting at $15 per day INFO: Tracy Casselman, 542-7282 / casselmantracy@ yahoo.ca

Accommodations Wanted: Acadia alumna '92

is moving back to the Wolfville area with her 5-year-old daughter to work at the university. She is looking for furnished accommodation January to June (tentative), 2013. Anyone looking for a house sitter or who has a sublet available, please contact. INFO: Nancy, 632-3034 / nhandrigan@ hotmail.com

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November 8 - 22, 2012

Roasted Butternut Squash [ Rockets and Ramona ] with Greens and Sausage

From Jenny Osburn of Union Street Cafe • www.localfoodlover@blogspot.com

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all and winter are cozy time for me in the restaurant. In the summer, we're sweating to death and drinking ice water by the gallon, wondering why anyone in their right mind would order French Onion soup. It's fun and a little crazy in a Bikram Yoga kind of way but I was mighty glad to avoid it this past summer while I was home with my new baby. Come autumn, though, there's a fresh breeze blowing in the back door and I'm gloriously happy to cuddle up with our ancient gas range and cook. I'm especially looking forward to the vegetable dishes we make for the holiday season: Carrots roasted with Honey and Butter, Turnip with Garlic Cream, Sweet Potatoes mashed with Rosemary and Parmesan Cheese , and Roasted Vegetables of all kinds, including Parsnips, Celeriac, and Beets. Yes, there's a nip in the air and the first few snowflakes have already fallen from the sky. For now, though, I'm hanging on to the end of fall. This dish is just the kind of thing when you have your foot firmly in two seasons at once.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Greens and Sausage Serves 4 • 1 small Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and chopped • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil, divided • Salt • 1 Onion, diced • 2 cloves Garlic, minced • 16 cups mixed Chopped Kale, Swiss Chard, or any kind of greens • 1 lb. Local Sausage, cooked and cut in 1" chunks (or substitute 8 oz Smoked Tofu, cut in strips) Preheat the oven to 350°. On a baking sheet, toss the squash and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil together with a little salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring

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after ten minutes, until fully softened and browned. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for ten minutes or so, stirring often, until they are soft and caramelized. Fire in the garlic, kale and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir and cook for a minute, then add ¼ cup water and cover. Cook for five minutes covered, then and add the chard or other greens and cover again. Cook for five minutes, until the greens are nearly softened, then uncover and add the sausage or smoked tofu. Toss and cook until the water has evaporated and the sausage is heated through. Divide the squash amongst four plates, then pile the greens on top and grind on some pepper. This is amazing served with homemade pickles!

Mr. Ells pulled on his shoes, and gathered up the model rocket launcher. He put the masking tape, and miniature A8 engine in the pocket of his shorts. As he shambled out behind his apartment complex toward the path to the gravel pit, he realized there was more bounce in his step than usual - and that this bounce was not connected, strictly speaking, to his new orthotics. He had just read a letter from his long lost love, Ramona, who had signed off with a particularly endearing comment about "cookie bits." Mr. Ells' world seemed light and free. (Like cookie bits and clouds, you might say.) He paused to pick a wild blackberry, and smiled as he recalled its taste.

Mr. Ells had not set off a model rocket since that rather unfortunate incident with the elderly lady in the foothills of the Catskill mountains. As he crossed the stream, he thought back to the faces in the crowd that day: the grimaces and the furrows. Nevertheless, the crushed shale made a crunchy sound beneath his feet as Mr. Ells plodded onward - determined to bask in the positive mood he found himself in. After all, as it turned out, the elderly lady's nephew was a plastic surgeon.

And, so, Mr. Ells set up the model rocket launcher with great ceremony in the gravel pit clearing. Not even the mosquito that had entangled itself in his eyebrow would stop him from enjoying himself! As the smell of sulfur filled his nostrils, Mr. Ells squinted into the sky to watch the rocket blast up and up. The flight was flawless. And the rocket twirled and whirled its way back down to Earth, as if directed by a drunken magician's wand. Mr. Ells saluted and did a whirl of his own. He then made a series of “NASA-like gestures.” As he walked over to pick up the rocket, he chuckled at the thought that he, too, was a human being; and that all human beings were funny, lost things. Just then - a moth appeared. It circled and fluttered around Mr. Ells, and led him back off in the direction of his apartment where he would later sit down and write a letter, in return, to Ramona.

-Wade Sal Ells Editor's Note: This is the start of a creative writing tale. The author is a Valley local now working as an educator on the South Shore.

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November 8 - 22, 2012

The Wolfville Area Food Bank Approaching Its 6th Anniversary

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he Wolfville Area Food Bank opened in February ’07. It has had amazing support from Wolfville and the surrounding area. In the planning stages at the sponsoring Wolfville Area InterChurch Council, its need was questioned by some who could see only the upscale town. They forgot that with our inadequate social safety network, anyone could find themselves in need. Poor health, disability, loss of work, expensive housing and increasingly expensive food are a few of the factors with which many must deal (and the majority of the clients are from the town!). It has been suggested that as long as food banks exist, then governments will not be forced to change, implying that food banks fix all problems. Unfortunately, each family is given only enough food for about one week, and may only attend once each month.

Over time, more than just food has been offered. Again, the community has been very giving – clothing, bedding, and books are available, as is information and help in applying for government assistance programs such as home heating rebates and Canada Learning Bonds. There is assistance with income tax calculation, and leads on possible employment. The food bank is increasingly aware of the importance of nutritional food, particularly for those whose health may already be compromised by poverty. The volunteers at the food bank are well aware that it is a very difficult thing to come to a food bank to ask for help, thus every effort is made to provide a non-threatening, supportive atmosphere. A large group of committed volunteers from Wolfville and the surrounding area give hundreds of volunteer hours;

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they are inspired by the changes that can be seen when clients are treated with respect. With other food banks across the country, Wolfville is experiencing increasing numbers of clients; this, with the rising food costs, means there is less money available. The Board is confident that the support shown by Wolfville and area will not falter, but continue to allow it to meet the growing needs. The food bank is located in the very supportive Wolfville Baptist Church. To apply to become a client, call 5420040. To become a volunteer, contact Pat Hawes at phawes@eastlink. ca. To contribute, please send your cheque ( payable to the Wolfville Area Food Bank) to Treasurer, Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council, PO Box 2270, Wolville, B4P 2N5. Please include your mailing address so that a receipt for income tax purposes may be sent to you.

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Who's Who: Brenda Ley: There’s NUN like her!!! T

his past spring, if you attended the Short Film Festival at the Al Whittle Theatre, in Wolfville, you would have witnessed my big screen debut in a film called Sustenance Hill. The film opens with a van, rocking back and forth with two feet sticking out the side and we hear some suggestive noises from within. Then cut to the face of a bearded stallion exchanging... um... pleasantries with a blond vixen. That bearded stallion was me and I was hand-picked by this blond vixen to be in this hilarious scene with her. That blond vixen is Brenda Ley. Brenda Ley lives in Hantsport. She grew up in Windsor but lived away after finishing school. Brenda had a wish to raise her children in the valley and that wish came true when she was transferred to Kentville for work and could settle here again. She is the proud mother; I can’t even get into how proud of a mother she is, of three children aged 18, 19 and 21. Brenda recently retired from a long and rewarding career with

Bell Aliant as a Labour Relations Consultant. After taking the summer off and travelling over Nova Scotia with her partner Tim, she realized that she wasn't cut out to lead the life of a retiree! She became an official empty nester in September after her last bird flew out of the nest so she went back to work in the travel industry and has loved every minute of it. Her new career took flight, so to speak as she works at Gateway Travel in Windsor where she gets to build trips for her clients. She finds the job of planning someone’s dream vacation very rewarding and would love to help you if you’re thinking of getting away. Visit the Gateway Travel Facebook page for details or pop by the office.

and what a wonderful experience it was, she is a genuine talent and an amazing comedienne. She also performed in CenterStages’s Last of Jane Austen, Getting Sara Married, Steel Magnolias and On Golden Pond productions and you can see her now as Sister Mary Hubert in the side-splitting production of the Nunsense Christmas Musical: Nuncrackers playing weekends until MidDecember. Brenda is a musician (she plays the flute and piano) and has spent lots of time in the pit for musicals but Nuncrackers is her first musical and I can’t wait to see this very talented lady as a singing nun! Check out the www. centrestagetheatre.ca website for more details. Don’t miss this terrific and very funny show!

For the last few years, outside of work, Brenda has been dazzling audiences at Centerestage and Quick as a Wink Theatre. Performing is one of Brenda’s biggest passions and stepping foot on stage feels like home to her. I had the pleasure of acting alongside Brenda in the Odd Couple: Female Version and then again in Rumors, both in Windsor

Brenda is one of the biggest Pearl Jam fans ever, even sporting a tattoo that pays homage to their song I Am Mine. Brenda’s plan for down the road is to live the best life she can and be the best version of herself that she can be. She believes that everyone deserves dignity and one of the worst things we can do to each other is take that away. She says

November 8 - 22, 2012

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“I believe that I Am Mine and the practice of gratitude is life changing”   I Love You Brenda.... To Infinity and BEYOND! ~Mike Butler Brought to you by

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High Tides!

The highest tides in the 18.6 year lunar cycle (Saros Cycle) are coming up on November 16th and 17th this year. Barring a storm surge coincident with these tides, the dykes should withstand these high tides; however, there will not be much room to spare, perhaps only a foot. A storm surge along with with the high tide could potentially go over the dykes. The storm surge with the Saxby Gale of 1869 was about 2 metres (6.5 feet). Hopefully we won't have this combination, rather just a sightseeing opportunity to see the tides at their highest for the next 18.6 years.

Autum

- Gregg Morrison, Planning Director, Town of Wolfville & confirmed by Timothy Webster, NSCC, Middleton

Sharing Great

Food

Sharing Great Food (SGF) is working in collaboration with the Centre for Rural Sustainability, a non-for profit organisation, to develop an alternative food option for Acadia students as well as the Wolfville community. This will be done through providing weekly vegetarian lunches and monthly community suppers. The aim is to educate and build stewardship by providing healthy, local, good tasting home-style meals to everyone that wishes to attend.

Sunday,

SGF will partner with local farmers, farmer markets and grocery store in the hope of reducing the amount of food they waste. Meals will then be prepared, with the help of volunteers, based on ingredients acquired from these sources.

Goals:

The goals of this program are to:

1. To provide students and com-

munity members with easy access healthy, local, good tasting homestyle meals.

2. To reduce the amount of food

wasted by local produce providers (farmers market, local farms, and grocery stores).

3. To create an atmosphere that

promotes stewardship, community sharing and accessibility to all that attend.

4. To educate and raise aware-

ness about food issues focusing on local and small-scale food options.

5. To provide students with an

alternative food option from current mainstream offerings. Lunches will be served every friday from October 19th November 30th in the Student Union Building. Community supper will be served either in the Wolfville Lions Club or the Farmers Market on the last Sunday of each month. Info: sharinggreatfood@gmail.com

Sunday,

Fundy Film Society

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Sunday, www.fundyfilm.ca October 14: 4 & 7 p.m.

Turn Me On, Goddammit

Sunday, October 21: 4 & 7 p.m.

The World Before Her

Wednesday, October 24: 7 p.m. Al Whittle Theatre 542-5157 www.fundyfilm.ca www.facebook.com/fundyfilm

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November 8 - 22, 2012

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harbour was York Redoubt 1 What built to protect? was the motto of the North 2 What Nova Scotia Highlanders? NS infantry regiment was 3 Which involved in the Allied invasion of Sicily in World War II?

allowe’en morning, we received an e-mail from Celine Hambling, from Happy Day Spa, informing me that she had a “whole bunch of food and about $125” to donate to Acadia’s annual Trick or Eat event. When we went to pick up the cash and two large totes full of over 80 food items from her in-town spa, we asked where all the donations had come from. Turns out Celine loves both Hallowe’en and helping Wolfville! During the month of October, in exchange for 5 items or a 5 dollar donation, Celine offered her clients free passes to her Zumba classes or discounts off upcoming appointments. And

her clients seemed more than ‘happy’ to help out the cause! We just wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone in town who supported our annual food drive for the Wolfville Area Food Bank. We collected from Superstore customers, we went door to door and had other donations along the way. All in all, we collected over 4100 food items and over $400 in cash for the food bank, surpassing last year’s record! Thank you Wolfville for your generosity and compassion, and we’ll see you again in March! ~ The Trick or Eat Team

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Volunteers from Trick or Eat 2012 with this year's stack of donations for the Wolfville Area Food Bank - thank you Wolfville, couldn't have done it without you! Photo credit: Janet Roberts Editor's Note: Dear Grapevine reader, Joss & I have thoroughly enjoyed growing the paper to level it's at. We hope you will appreciate the planned changes in the upcoming issues.

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Tide Predictions at Cape Blomidon

Source: Canadian Fisheries & Oceans www.waterlevels.gc.ca

Nov 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

High 7:11am** 8:08am 9:02am 9:55am 10:46am 11:36am 12:25pm 1:14pm* 2:04pm 2:55pm 3:48pm 4:43pm 5:41pm 6:41pm 7:13am

Low 1:19pm 2:18pm 3:14pm 4:08pm 4:59pm 5:49pm 6:38pm 6:58am 7:48am 8:38am 9:31am 10:25am 11:23am 12:23pm 1:24pm

* Highest High: 45.3 feet ** Lowest High: 36.1 feet

Please note, there are normally two high and low tides a day

There’s no place like home to roam.

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