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Don Amero’s Heart On My Sleeve Tour


n September 2007, when Don Amero walked off his day-job as a hardwood flooring installer to pursue music fulltime, you might say he found his calling. Since then, he has headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and toured coast-to-coast.

Don is often asked to deliver workshops at schools, conferences and gatherings. His story inspires, and his message is one of encouragement, positivity and beauty. He entertains audiences of all ages, and continues to impress wherever he goes.

Music Awards), Male Artist of the Year (2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards) – and 21 more nominations.

Considered one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today, Don’s first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated five national and international awards – Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American Music Awards), Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2009 Canadian Folk

This fall, Don is releasing his fourth album, Heart On My Sleeve. He’ll be touring Canada leading up to a CD release event on October 24 that will be streamed live on His fall tour includes a stop at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on September 24. A portion of proceeds from the tour will go to, to help children right here in our own country. A role model for today’s youth,

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Grateful for his success so far and eager to see what the future brings, Don’s decision to make music is proving to be a good one. And even though you could say it’s been a long road for Don Amero, that’s okay. Because he knows for certain he’s on the right one. Don Amero’s Heart On My Sleeve Tour Monday September 24th – Wolfville NS Al Whittle Theatre @ 7:30pm $10 advance/ $15 door

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swer was “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Qualifying rape as ‘legitimate’ means there is rape that is ‘not legitimate’. This means that there are women and men in incredibly physically and mentally vulnerable positions after an assault questioning whether or not to take action about it. Qualifying “legitimate rape” revictimizes rape and sexual assault survivors by denying them the power to identify what happened, and begin to move forward.

Rape is an uncomfortable topic, but it is one that society needs to discuss. A good place to start is the understanding that “rape is rape” (President Obama’s response to Akin). The next important step is to teach young adults, and adults alike, the concept of Enthusiastic Consent – that both partners are responsible to give AND receive a clearly communicated, freely given, enthusiastic “YES!” before sexual relations begin and while they are taking place.

If you’ve got questions, concerns or are looking for more information, here's the contact info for the Sexual Assault Resource Centre on campus: Assault.html and one in Halifax: Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Avalon provides individual counselling, support and therapy groups, court support, and Advocacy/Support/Referral services. - William Roberts

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aid the Spider to the Spy, a fast-paced, witty comedy by Fred Carmichael, centres around Augusta Waycross, a librarian leading a mundane life in 1987. When Gussie borrows her friend’s Florida beach house, she decides to borrow the glamorous romance-writer's identity as well. A mysterious man brings a suspicious package in from the beach. In scene after hilarious scene, we meet an intriguing variety of characters, thrown into uproarious situations by a plot that builds and twists, culminating in surprising revelations: Who are these people? Whose side are they on? And why are they pretending to be someone else? Join Augusta on her hysterical voyage of self – and other- discovery.

The show is appropriate for those 14 and older. Said the Spider to the Spy, directed by Geoff Ball, stars Carole Ball, Rebecca Crouse, Bob Cook, Tim Hawkins, Sharon Burnett, Emily Decker, Michael Jorgensen, Janet Westhaver and Robert Racine. Said the Spider to the Spy opens on Friday September 14th and continues playing on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm until October 20th. There will be a Sunday 2pm matinee on October 14th and a special matinee performance on September 30th, followed by a pork barbecue. Call 678-8040 for reservations. For more information, visit www.

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ick off the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market in celebration of the Annapolis Valley’s burgeoning wine scene. Join us Saturday, September 15th from 8:30am1pm, for your one-stop Valley wine experience with seven wineries from the Annapolis Valley region sampling wine and wine grapes for free, while offering a wide variety of bottled wine.  Meet the winemakers  and join a local sommelier who will present a guided sampling of selected reds and whites from the region.

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Guided Tasting Schedule:

(with Amy Savoury, Sommelier and Instructor, Nova Scotia Community College) Each tasting will be about 15 minutes and include a sampling of 2 or 3 wines along with Amy’s thoughts to help get you started and feeling comfortable about tasting, assessing, discussing, and serving wine.

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First Tasting (11:00am) Second Tasting (11:30am) Gaspereau Tidal Bay ('11) Grand Pre Ortega ('10) Blomidon Baco Noir ('11)

Third Tasting (12:00) L’Acadie Vineyards Vintage Cuvee ('10) Avondale Summerville ('11) Blomidon Tidal Bay ('11) Grand Pre Vintners Reserve Foch ('10) Avondale Bin 45 ('09)

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he events are open to the public and there are a limited number of tickets still available: Sunday September 16, 4-7pm. Opening reception & the Nova Scotia Fish Fry, Evangeline Beach, $65. Some of Canada's top chefs (Michael Stadtlander, Michael Howell, Anthony Walsh, Chris Velden, and Kris Cross) will prepare the opening reception of the 2012 CCC. The freshest fish dishes imaginable, beautiful sides (like watermelon, mint and feta salad) prepared beach-side with the most spectacular view of Blomidon and the tides! Only 150 tickets are available to this down-home, up-market fish fry with local beers and wines and hobnobbing with the delegates and invited Canadian Chefs that


will be at the Congress. This event is rain or shine. Monday - Tuesday, September 17th-18th The 2012 Canadian Chefs Congress, Land of Evangeline Campground, $250. Events during these two days include: The Best of Canada Dinner with 13 of Canada's most preeminent chefs, the Taste of Nova Scotia Luncheon, midnight kitchens, music galore (Sarah Harmer!), multiple educational seminars and camping with the chefs. Book a spot now for the food event of the year! Tuesday September 18th, 7-10pm The Home Grown Pig Roast, Land of Evangeline Campground, $65. Nova Scotia chef Chris Velden and Ironwood

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Babies & Books Drop In — Wolfville Memorial Library 1011am. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 / Cochrane’s Walk & Talk — Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am. Heart & Stroke walkabout program. Also Tuesdays 10am INFO: 542-3972

Brown Bag Lunch — Alumni Board Room, Fountain Commons, Acadia University. 12-1pm. Sept. 20th Topic: Kids, Zoomers & Robots: Investing in our Future. W/ Karen Wilder Sept. 27th Topic: Peak Oil: the Discovery-Supply Dilemma. W/Kelly Sulis TIX: no charge INFO: joan.boutilier@


In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm. Also Tuesdays 6pm INFO: 542-2656

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

Seniors Afternoon Out — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:304:30pm. Social afternoon with peers. Also Tuesdays 1:30pm. TIX: $10 INFO: 698-6309


Berwick Farmers' Market — Town Hall, 236 Commercial St. 3-6pm. INFO: 375-2387 / 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 /

Wolfville Farmers' Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm September 15th Theme: Valley Vineyards Music: The October Crisis September 22nd Music: Bob Deveau Band INFO: Windsor Farmers' Market — Coach House, Waterfront 9am-1pm September 15th Music: Angela Riley September 22nd Music: Jack & Dennis INFO:

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Jody MacDonald: Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up? — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville. Until Sept. 30th • A genuine, unadulterated identity in contemporary, consumerdriven society. INFO: 585-1373 / Patrick Bezanson — Designer Cafe, 373 Main St., Kentville. Until Oct. 3rd • Beautiful Decay: Barns of Nova Scotia INFO: 3653322 / http://visibledesigns. Barbara McLean: Abstract Landscapes — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Oct. 7th • Oils on canvas, her signature brushwork and love of abstraction is evident. INFO: 542-7093 / Kymberley Bennett & Mike Aubé — T.A.N. Windsor. Through Sept. • 2 People + 30 Days = 50 Pieces of Art! INFO: katie@ Judith J. Leidl — Oriel Fine Art, 11 Bay St., Wolfville • Acrylic

paintings, prints and ceramic art as well as Fine Inuit Arts and Crafts from Pangnirtung, Baffin Island. INFO: 542-2772 / 670-7422 / orielfineart@ Featured Artist: Betsey Harwood — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville • Acrylics and watercolours inspired by the nature of the Annapolis Valley. INFO: 365-2927 / bbh816@ Apple Exhibit — Prescott House Museum, Port Williams. Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th • Charles Prescott, father of NS apple industry, introduced over 100 apple varieties to the area. INFO: 542-3984 / / Quilts from the Past — Prescott House Museum, Port Williams. Until Oct. 7th • Locally made quilts from the past 100 years. INFO: 542-3984 / / prescott.

Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville. 12-1pm


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

SuNdaYS Valley Youth Project — Civic Centre, New Minas 4-6:30pm. LGBTQ or ally looking for a community? Drop-in 1st and 3rd Sunday (Sept. 16th) each month. INFO: Wolfville Trail Runners — Join on Facebook for afternoon run times. Meet at Trail Shop on Main St. Also Mondays @ 6pm. INFO: 697-3115

TuESdaYS 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@ Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-10:30am. Suggested age range: 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 / 45s Card Parties — Community Centre, White Rock 7:30pm. Lunch provided, prizes available. TIX: $2 INFO: 542-3109 Farmers' Market — Baxter's Harbour Community Center 4-6pm. Until mid-Oct. INFO: Andree-Anne 430-7472 Valley Scottish Country Dancers — 125 Webster St. Kentville 7:30-9:30pm. Until Nov. 27th. All levels. TIX: $6 class, $60 term INFO:

Kentville Farmers’ Market — Centre Square, Kentville 10am2pm. INFO: Home Schooling Play Group — 10am. All ages, email for location. TIX: no charge INFO: Alisa La Table Francaise — BAC, room 325, Acadia 12-1:30pm. Practice your French. TIX: no charge INFO: caroline.blay@ Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 4-7pm. Featuring Community Market Suppers! September 19th Music: Donna Holmes Theme: Preserving the Harvest September 26th Music: Djugdjoug Ensemble Theme: Rhythm & Beets Night INFO: The Wolfville Community Chorus — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 5:30-7pm. New members welcome. INFO: 542-0649 / New Horizon’s Band — 6-8:30pm. Adult community band & beginner music instruction. INFO: 585-1244 /

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Wolfville’s Gravely Ghost Walks — ClockTower, Main Street. Thursday, Sept. 20th, 8:30pm • Back for a 5th season, meet Jerome the Gravekeeper, the host of this theatrical history lesson. Family friendly. TIX: $13 adult, $8 student INFO: 6928546 /

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Said the Spider to the Spy — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. Fridays & Saturdays, Sept. 14thOct. 20th, 8pm. Sunday Matinee Oct. 14th, 2pm • A fast-paced comedy of mistaken (and borrowed) identities! See poster on this page 2. TIX: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors INFO: 6788040 / Unit 2 - 120 Morison Dr, Windsor, NS 902.306.1200


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Thursdays: spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Jam w/Kevin (13th), w/Gabriel (20th), w/Kevin (27th) 7pm Tommy gun’s (Windsor): Trivia Night w/Corey (13th, 20th, 27th) 7pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Justin Wood (13th), The Hupman Brothers (20th, 27th) 9pm library Pub (Wolfville): Samurai Nights w/Tony Wood & LD (13th, 20th, 27th) 9pm Mud creek grill (Wolfville): Karaoke w/ Hot McKitchen(13th, 20th, 27th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia w/ Graham (13th, 20th, 27th) 9:30pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (13th, 20th, 27th) 9pm

Fridays: blomidon inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (14th, 21st) 6:30 – 9:30pm spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jim Cochrane (14th), Joe Murphy (21st) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Paul Marshall & the Croaking Toads (14th), Mark Riley (21st) 8:30pm Union street café (Berwick): Open Mic w/SWIG (14th), w/ Russell Sawler (21st) 8:30pm Mud creek grill (Wolfville): Tom Hall (14th), TBA (21st) 9pm

stoneroom lounge (Kentville): Open Mic w/Justin Wood (14th, 21st) 9pm Westside charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Fade (14th, 21st) 10pm Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Gizmo (14th, 21st) 10:30pm

Saturdays: Farmers' Market (Wolfville): The October Crisis (15th), Bob Deveau Band (22nd) 10am-1pm library Pub (Wolfville): Irish Saturdays w/Bob and Ro (15th, 22nd) 2-4pm spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Dave Jeffrey (15th), Russell Sawler (22nd) 7pm The Kings Arms Pub (Kentville): Mark Riley (22nd) 8pm lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): SWIG (15th) 8:30pm Union street café (Berwick): Laura Smith (22nd) 9pm, $20 Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Midtown Blues Band (22nd) 9pm library Pub (Wolfville): Live Music TBA (15th, 22nd) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Darren Arsenault (15th), Manitoba Hal (22nd) 9pm Mud creek grill (Wolfville): Marco Landry (15th), TBA (22nd) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (15th, 22nd) 9pm Dooly’s (New Minas): Video Dance w/DJ Gizmo (15th, 22nd) 9:30pm

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Tommy gun’s (Windsor): 10 to Midnite (15th) 9:30pm Westside charlie’s (New Minas): Midtown Blues Band followed by DJ Fade (15th), The Ambush Band Followed by Quake (22nd) 10pm

Sundays: spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Carl Boutlier (16th, 23rd) 5pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Irish Music Session (16th, 23rd) 8pm

Mondays: Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Mike Milne & Ariana (17th), w/TripALady (24th) 8pm

Tuesdays: Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (18th, 25th) 8pm T.A.n coffee (Wolfville): Open Mike & Donna (18th, 25th) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic w/Ian and Steve Lee (18th, 25th) 8:30pm Mud creek grill (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Peter Gibson (18th, 25th) 9pm

Wednesdays: Farmers' Market (Wolfville): Donna Holmes (19th), Djugedjug Ensemble (26th) 4-7pm Westside charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke & Open Mic w/Margie & James (19th, 26th) 9pm


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his fall, Acadia continues to go ‘Back to the Tap’. Dedicated tap water enthusiasts, both students and admin alike, have been working this summer to improve access to clean, free, public water on campus. Funds were secured through two sources: the nation-wide win in the Bay of Fundy ‘Sprout a Seven’ contest last September, and through the Wellness Fund Initiative, fed by student fees paid to the Acadia Students’ Union last year for projects that benefit the mental and physical well-being of the campus community. The Fountain Upgrade Project has 3 phases: improving current fountains, installing new fountains and increasing awareness. As of last week, a new fountain, complete with water bottle refill spout, has been installed on the main floor of the Vaughan Memorial Library. Additionally, new eye-catching posters (like above) are being mounted above existing fountains – keep an eye out for them. As the semester progresses, other fountains across campus will be improved for flow, taste, appearance and temperature, as well as being retrofitted with water bottle refill spouts for water lovers on the go! Thank you to all who have helped support this project along the way, and for supporting Acadia’s efforts to reduce the demand for bottled water and provide access to free, clean water for everyone. William Roberts,

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emember Kony 2012 and the controversy around that campaign? Well, whether or not you agreed with their methods, whether or not you felt it was effective advocacy, you can hardly deny that it was an interesting campaign that stirred a lot of emotions. And, now they are at it again – Invisible Children has a new campaign to raise awareness about LRA violence and the waraffected communities in East and Central Africa. You can learn more about this organization and their work at: invisiblechildren. com/critiques. And even better, you can talk to people directly involved in the campaign as they are coming to visit Wolfville! On Thursday, September 20th, at 7pm in Denton Hall on campus representatives from Invisible Children will be here to screen and host a discussion of their new campaign, what they are doing, and what they hope to achieve. So, take the opportunity to come hear the message directly from the source! Whether you are a critic or a supporter, we want you to participate! ~ Edith Callaghan,

Symposium Of Art 2012 This fall, from September 13 to October 14, a "Symposium of Art" is organized in the area of Wolfville, Nova Scotia during the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival. This symposium invites artists from Nova Scotia to exhibit their works and, for some, to create new ones on-site; exhibitions which will showcase paintings and sculptures are held in some vineyards of the region.

September 15 (Saturday): L’Acadie Vineyards: 14:00 Sandy Davison & her guitar Avondale Sky Winery: 12:00 Vernissage of “Photo sculptures” by Anna-Lisa Jones Gaspereau Winery: 14:00 Vernissage “Laura MacNutt & Dawn Mac Nutt” Dawn MacNutt will work on a small willow and grapevine piece Luckett Vineyards: 16:00 Vernissage “Sculptures” by Al Simm

September 15 (Sunday): L’Acadie Vineyards: 13:00 "The Bernie Zinck Jazz Quintet" Muir Murray Estate Winery: 14:00 Vernissage for Eileen Boyd,Terry Drahos, Fabienne Leydecker, Andrea Pottyondy, Monika Wright Wine & Cheese

September 28 (Friday): Muir Murray Estate Winery:18:00 Poetry night with Blanca Baquero, Charles Baurin, Michael Bishop, Wanda Campbell, Vittorio Frigerio,Rose Grieder, Diemo Landgraf + Open Mike. Wine & cheese offered by Muir Murray Estate Winery and a cash bar will be available

October 6 (Saturday): Domaine de Grand-Pré :13:00 Swingology, classic gypsy swing Luckett Vineyards: 16:00 Artist Holly Carr’s performance accompanied by the virtuous harpist Johanne Mc Innis

October 7 (Sunday): Avondale Sky Winery: 14:00 Hugh, the one man band Domaine de Grand -Pré:: 14:00 Sandy Davison & her guitar Harvest Gallery: Wolfville Denise Comeau (during the NS Fall Wine Festival)


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Suggested Theme: Inspired By A Dream, Grounded In Tradition, Volunteer-Driven. Founded in 1981, The Terry Fox

Foundation has raised over $600 million for cancer research. Unlike many large fundraising events, these runs do not seek corporate sponsorships. During his cross-Canada run, Terry turned down every endorsement he was offered as he felt that it would detract from his goal of creating public awareness. [1] On September 16th the towns of Berwick, Windsor, Wolfville & others will participate in this international event. Regardless if you're going to participate this year, do you have a message to the many affected by this devastating disease? [1] - Wikipedia

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Sick or healthy, theatre & arts can be uplifting for everyone. There are 2 Ways to help 2 Planks! We have two campaigns running to reach our goals for next season. Please help us succeed by going online to donate to our 100 Miles to Arden and our Iliad by Fire campaigns. There are goodies to be won and the excitement is mounting! We’ve been around since 1992, and doing on-site productions at Ross Creek since 2007. The photo is from Lysistrata from this year: (l-r) Kirstin Howell, Alexis Milligan, Burgandy Code, photo credit Lindsay Ann Cory.

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121 Bluenose Drive on Lunenburg’s waterfront, 634-1963 / bluenose2. • 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 / / • The Sept. 30th matinee of Said the Spider to the Spy will be followed by a pork barbecue at 4pm, prepared by the Meadowbrook Meat Market. $30 for the show and dinner, reserve by Sept. 21st!

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/ • We are thinking of our friend Ron Hynes. Stay positive and always look to a bright future – I am a survivor and have had the love and support of family and friends over the past 11 years – how could I let them down now!

628, Acadia U. Students' Centre, Wolfville, 542-4422 / 698-2332 / • Sat, Sept. 15th we start a new driver education class. Register on-line through our website, call or drop by our Acadia U office. (Go Terry Fox runners - Go!)

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Williams, 692-1462 / facebook: FELTasticFashion • Cecilia Ho joins 180+ felters from 18+ countries in the Peace Felt 2012 event celebrating Peace Day this Sept! The mission is to connect the world in a circle of peace, unconditional love & gratitude!

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Hwy 341, Upper Canard, 698-3827 / • If you’d like to send your Kittie on a relaxing Christmas vacation, now would be the time to reserve your spot at the Valley Cat Hotel.

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education – 680-8839 / • Cancer prevention includes making healthy dietary choices, learning to express emotions in a healthy way, using natural body care & cleaning products, & consuming herbs as well as nutritional supplements with high antioxidant content. Would you like to learn more & receive a herbal consultation with Angie Oriana Jenkins in her home office? Details online!

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

Dr., Wolfville, 697-2502 / info@ • Remembering the spirit and courage of an amazing young man. May we all be inspired, once again, to make the world a better place.

boso Bamboo Boutique – Harbourside Drive (Railtown) Wolfville, 542-7790 / • Congratulations to those who are strong and focused on their goals. Terry Fox is a real inspiration! boso is entering our 5th year in business, and we still focus on well-priced, beautiful pieces by Canadian designers - as we always have. And we still appreciate your business. Keep healthy, happy and strong. Applewicks – 10 Gaspereau Ave. Wolfville, 542-9771 / • Applewicks is a workshop for adults with disabilities. We have a gift shop and studios for candle making and weaving. Stop by for a tour and meet the folks who make these wonderful products. New this season: 100% hand-woven Bamboo Scarves.

Apple Valley Driving School Inc.– 30 Highland Ave, Office / singingnettles. ca • We offer holistic support for clients with all manner of health issues, both chronic and acute. Amanda Dainow completed a thesis on Natural Approaches in Combination with Conventional Treatments of Breast Cancer.

Inner Sun Yoga Centre – 112

Front St. Wolfville, 542-YOGA / • More and more health care practitioners recommend yoga and mediation to help with the stress many cancer patients and survivors experience.

Victory Taekwondo – 38

Highway 358 Greenwich, 6707897 / • Victory Taekwondo - 38 Highway 358 Greenwich N.S. Come in and try 2 free classes! Classes for everyone!

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THURSDAY, 13 From Sept. 13th — Oct. 14th, a "Symposium of Art" is organized during the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival. This symposium invites artists to exhibit their works. For more info: Charles Baurin charles. From Sept. 13Th — Oct 14th, the Fall Wine Festival is also takes place. For a full schedule, go to:

The Big One BBQ — Windsor

Waterfront, 3-7pm • Sip. Chat. Connect. Businesses showcase the Avon Region's offerings. BBQ, wine tasting, live music, canoeing, kayaking, Mermaid & Quick As A Wink Theatres. Connecting the Avon Region, HRM, and the Annapolis Valley. TIX: no charge to business people INFO/Reg:

Thomas Head Raddall Prize Reading — The Box of

Delights, Wolfville 7pm • Gaspereau Press and Goose Lane Editions present: readings and a lively discussion by Atlantic Fiction Prize shortlisted authors Heather Jessup (The Lightning Field) and Valerie Compton (Tide Road). TIX: no charge INFO: 678-6002 /

Meeting: Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists

— Greenwich Fire Station, 7pm • If you have a love of art, or like to try something new, join us for good food, a painting project & laughs. Second Thurs. of each month. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5800 /

Film: Salmon Wars — Halls

Harbour Community Centre 7pm • Silver Donald Cameron's documentary about salmon farming in NS. TIX: $5 INFO:

FRIDAY, 14 Artist Talk: Jody MacDonald — Acadia

University Art Gallery 2pm • In connection with the current

exhibit: Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up? See Exhibits Section. TIX: no charge INFO: 5851373 /

WHS class of 1952 — Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville 6-10pm • Wolfville High School class of 1952 and friends, meeting after 60 years out in the world. TIX: $50 a piece. Buy in advance from class members. INFO: Ron Buckley, 5421815 / African Dance Workshop —

Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 7-8:30pm • A great workout with instructor Cynthia Lewis to the beat of live, traditional West African drummers! TIX: $15 adult, $10 students INFO: 681-9870 /

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys — Evergreen

Theatre, Margaretsville 8pm • Hailing from PEI, an awardwinning group serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. TIX: $20 INFO: 825-6834 /

SATURDAY, 15 Valley Vineyards — Farmers

Market, Wolfville 8:30am-1pm • Seven Valley grape growers offer free tastings and a large selection of bottled wines. Local sommelier Amy Savoury presents a guided tour of the region’s reds and whites. TIX: No charge INFO:

Perennial Plant Sale — St.

Francis of Assisi Church, 118 Main St., Wolfville 9am- 12pm • Perennial plants from the gardens of members of the Valley Gardeners. Fall is an excellent time to plant. TIX: $2 for most plants INFO: 5422472

Artist Workshop: Not Your Average Doll — Acadia

University Art Gallery 10am-4pm • With artist, Jody MacDonald. Textile-based image transfer and surface embellishment techniques, basic fabric form

patterning, and simple armature techniques as you build your own art "doll". All materials included. TIX: $50 gallery members/ $60 non-members. INFO: 585-1373 /

Magic Winery Bus — Town Centre, Wolfville 10:30am-5:30pm (Saturdays & Sunday until October 14th)• Hop on the double-decker wine bus for a tour of Nova Scotia Wine Country. The bus will make a one hour trip to five great local wineries and you may hop on and hop off at any one of the stops. Stay for an hour or stay for five. TIX: $10 adult, children no charge INFO: 542-7000 / tourism@ Fall Fitness Fun — Community

Hall, White Rock 10:30-11:30am (also Wednesdays. Until Dec. 15th) • Saturdays: Shelly leads a moderate paced exercises group. Wednesdays: Brenda & Pat sample various exercise forms and relaxations. For ages 50+. TIX/PreReg: $2 per class, $26 for full one-day schedule, $52 for all INFO/Reg: 542-2730 / /

Kings Kikima Jewelry Sale — Shand House Museum,

Windsor 1-5pm • The Kings-Kikima Grannies and grandmothers will be selling previously loved jewelry to support children in the Kikima Village of Kenya who were orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. Jewelry donations welcome. INFO: 798-2915 /

Pig Roast — Baxter's Harbour, 4:30pm • Cooked by the incomparable Loren Irving and crew. Live background music and one of the best views of Cape Split anywhere. Take-outs are welcome. TIX: please inquire INFO: Michael Demolition Derby — Hants County Exibition, Windsor, 1pm • The most fun you can have on a Saturday afternoon! Rain date Sept. 16Th TIX: $12 adult, $5 5-13 years, no charge under 5 INFO: Sherri 678-1684 /

Arabic Dance & Drumming Workshop for Men & Women with Ken Shorley & WOLFVILLE•NOVA Colleen Hagen September 16, 1:30pm VA SCOTIA

SUNDAY, 16 Canadian Chefs' Congress

— Evangeline Beach (also Sept. 17th & 18th) • Chefs, winemakers, growers, farmers, fishers, foragers and artisan food producers from across Canada celebrate Acadian culture. Also focusing on the importance of the small family farm. Some events open to the public: Single Malt Scotch Luncheon, a classic fish supper and a home-grown pig roast. TIX: various INFO: /

Herbal Adventures for Kids — Singing Nettles Clinic,

Burlington 10am-12pm • Fun and Natural Plant Exploration with Clinical Herbalist Amanda Dainow. All ages and abilities welcome, 12-monthly classes starting Sept. 16th. TIX: $220 for year, $60 for quarter, $20 drop-in. Bursaries available. INFO: 538-3662 /

Terry Fox Run — Recreation

Centre, Wolfville 10am-3pm • Annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research. Walk, Run, Ride! TIX: donation/pledge sheets INFO: Pat 542-3586 /

Terry Fox Run — Kings Edgehill

School, Windsor 11am (registration 10am) • 5km route through Windsor. TIX: donation/pledge sheets, $17 for t-shirts INFO: Taya 798-2278 / Terry Fox Run — Town Hall, Berwick 1:30pm (registration 1pm) • Bring your family, bring your dogs! TIX: donation/pledge sheets INFO: 538-8616

Community Arts Sunday & Open Farm Day! — Ross

Creek Centre, North Mountain 124pm • Did you know that Ross Creek is also a registered farm? We sell our hay and use what we grow in our kitchens. Celebrate the harvest on provincial Open Farm Day! New gallery opening (Sheilah Wilson), food-related activities, and more! TIX: donation INFO: 582.3842 / 542-YOGA OGA (9642)


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Arabic Dance and Drumming Workshop —

Inner Sun Yoga Studio, Wolfville 1:30-5pm • With drumming instructor Ken Shorley & dance instructor Colleen Hagen. TIX: $35. Info: Colleen 365-5268 /

Fundy Film screens: Once Upon A Time in Anatolia

—Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7 pm • A mysterious, metaphysical drama set in the eerie wilderness of the Anatolian steppes, that uses the police procedural genre to explore deeper truths. Exquisitely shot, it was co-winner of the Grand Prix (Cannes). See ad p. 19 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

MONDAY, 17 Wolfville Town Council Meeting — Town Hall, 359 Main St. 7:30-11pm • All welcome. INFO: 542-5767 /

TUESDAY, 18 Mocean Dance Contemporary Discussion

— Wolfville Room, Acadia Athletic Complex 6-7:30pm (Studio Workshop — Saturday, Sept. 22Nd 3:45-7:30pm) • ADCCommunity hosts, athletic, vibrant contemporary dance. Highly physical, collaborative, and technically & emotionally rich. Panel discussion: Life in Professional Dance. TIX: $30-$35 INFO/Reg: Courta /

WEDNESDAY, 19 Understanding Housing Crisis — Community Centre,

Gaspereau 10am-8pm • Are YOUR housing needs being met? If your house is over crowded, too expensive, unsafe, not accessible or unhealthy... we want to know! The Housing First Association of Kings County invites you to a community consultation. Open House 10am4pm, open community meeting 6pm TIX: no charge INFO: 3005266 /

Blood Donor Clinic — Lions Club, Berwick 1-3pm & Kings Century Centre 1-3pm & 5-8pm • Book your appointment through Canadian Blood Services. New donors welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 1-888-236-6283 /

Lecture: InvisibleChildren

— Denton Hall, Acadia 7pm • Remember Kony 2012 and the controversy around that campaign? Whether or not you felt it was effective advocacy or agreed with their methods, you can hardly deny that it was an French Movie: Le Fabuleux interesting campaign that stirred Destin d'Amelie Poulain a lot of emotions. Talk to people — BAC room 204, Acadia 5:30pm directly involved in this and their • Everyone welcome (English new campaign. TIX: no charge subtitles) TIX: no charge INFO: INFO: / 585-1254 / caroline.blay@wanadoo. fr

New Booker School Info Session — 4 Seaview Ave.,

Wolfville 7-8pm • For persons interested in learning more about the school and the International Baccalaureate program. Some additional students may be accommodated this year. TIX: no charge INFO: Johanna 5855000 / /

Poetry Reading — Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Memorial Library 7pm • Alice Burdick, of Mahone Bay, reads from Holler, her latest book & Jaime Forsythe, of Halifax, reads from Sympathy Loophole, her first book of poetry. Q&A to follow. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1138 / andrea.

THURSDAY, 20 Film: 'Freedom for Birth'

— Library, Berwick 2-4pm • A 60-minute documentary featuring a Who's Who of leading birth experts and international Human Rights lawyers all calling for radical change to the world's maternity systems. TIX: no charge INFO: Dawn 678-2446 / valleyfamiliesformidwifery@gmail. com /

Accessing Home Care —

Careforce Home Health Services, Kentville 6-7:30pm • How do I find a home care provider? How much does it cost? Who can help me pay for home care? Information regarding your home care needs. TIX: no charge INFO/Reg: 3653155 / /

'Freedom for Birth' Film Screening — Al Whittle

Theatre, Wolfville 7-9pm • See details two events prior TIX: no charge INFO: Dawn 678-2446 / valleyfamiliesformidwifery@gmail. com /

Wolfville Community Development Committee

— Town Hall, 359 Main St., 7-9pm • All welcome. INFO: 542-5767 /

SATURDAY, 22 Kings-Kikima Grannies — Blomidon Garden Centre, Greenwich 9am-4pm • Previously loved jewelry sale. See details Saturday 15th TIX: donation INFO: Barb 542-7591 / Edible Plants with AVYNC

— Irving Centre, Acadia 10-11:30am • Annapolis Valley Young Naturalist Club brings in Amanda Dainow to discuss the medicinal and edible uses of the garden's plants. A free club open to kids exploring the nature around us. TIX: no charge INFO/PreReg: Deann, dNmcln@

Drive Today for KCA —

Valley Ford, Kentville 10-2pm • For every test drive that is done (one per household), $20 will be donated to the KCA PTA. All funds towards purchasing a reader sign for the front of the school. Rain date is Saturday, September 29. TIX: no charge INFO/PreReg: kca@

Read to Me! Babies and Books — Library, Kentville

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your baby especially loves? Bring it along and meet the group. Refreshments! TIX: no charge INFO: 679-2544 /

Organic Week Celebration

— L'Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau 11am-5pm • Celebrate National Organic Week (22nd-29th)with us! Tastings of certified organic wine daily & learn why organic grape growing and wine making is good for the environment and you. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-8463 /

SWIGgin w/the Iron Chefs

— Muir Murray Winery 12pm (also Saturday 23rd) • Music & a competition. TIX: no charge INFO: Wineries 542-0343 /

Mud Bog — Hants County Exhibition, Windsor, 1pm • Driving vehicles through a pit of mud! Rain date Sept. 23Rd TIX: Gate admission: $12 Adult, $5 Ages 5-13, Free under 5 INFO/Reg: Sherri 678-1684 / AXEmen Football — Raymond Field, Acadia 2pm • VS. St. Mary's. We got this. TIX: $8 adult, no charge for students INFO: sports.

AXEmen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex 7pm • Don Wells Tournament. VS Carleton Ravens. TIX: please inquire, no charge for students INFO:

SUNDAY, 23 Fundy Film screens: Take This Waltz — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 4pm & 7 pm • Margot (Michelle Williams) is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their mutual attraction is obvious immediately and more complicated because he lives across the street. Sarah Polley's second film pulls romance apart and with it, all the assumptions surrounding mating, marriage and selfless love. See ad p.19 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157

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Deep Roots Music Festival • • September 28 - 30th, 2012 • • 2012 ARtISt PRoFIleS

September 27th – Pre-Festival Fundraiser: The Dominion Atlantic Railway, An Evening of Pictures, Stories and Songs

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n support of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative, join Gary Ness & the Mud Creek Boys for an evening aboard the Dominion Atlantic Railway! Revisit a bygone era through pictures and tales that cover more than a century of DAR history, with accompanying railroadin’ songs recalling the nostalgia and romance of the heyday of the iron horse.

• Willie Stratton • Harvey Marcotte • Micah O'Connell • Gary Ness and The Mud Creek Boys • Naming The Twins • The Modern Grass • Littlehouse • Angie Oriana Jenkins - Belly Dancer • Kickin’ Mule Blues Band • Meaghan Blanchard • DRUMHAND • James Hill (Anne Davison) • The Wee Giants • The Hupman Brothers • Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys • Fish & Bird • Mae Moore

Gary is a local train historian and an accomplished storyteller, with a wealth of tales about trains here in the Annapolis Valley. He’ll show projections from his extensive photographic collections, which are also featured in his two published volumes on the Canadian Pacific’s Dominion Atlantic Railway. The Mud Creek boys are an acoustic trio, playing a mix of old time country, bluegrass, blues and swing … those ‘old songs that everybody remembers but nobody plays anymore’. Members are J. P. Huang – guitar and mandolin, Ian Spooner – banjo and guitar, and Peter Williams – banjo, bass and guitar. Deep Roots is thrilled that Gary, J.P., Ian and Peter are willing to do the Train Show to help with our fund-raising. This show was performed once before, in November 2011, and the packed house obviously loved it. After the show, you are invited to join us in the lobby at the Whittle to take a closer look at fascinating train paraphernalia, chat with Gary and the Mud Creek Boys, enjoy wine and cheese (included in ticket price), and maybe even share your own memories and stories of the train. Tickets for the September 27th Pre-Festival Fundraiser ‘the train show,’ are now available online through Ticket Pro for $20, including taxes. This show was a sell out when performed in November 2011 so you will want to get your tickets early…either online or at the Box of Delights Bookshop.

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Goldenrod the good Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens One of my favorite sights in the garden this time of year is the bright yellow of goldenrod against a blue sky. If you stop for a moment and watch a patch of goldenrod you’ll see hundreds of tiny native bees happily working away. The late season blooms of goldenrod provide an important food source for bees. There are over a hundred species of goldenrod across North America, 16 of which are native to Nova Scotia. Some of the most common are: Canada goldenrod, Rough goldenrod and Bog goldenrod. Some of the more rare species are so infrequently seen here in Nova Scotia that we don’t even have common names for them including: Solidago multiradiata and Solidago simplex. Some of the Solidago species

Events Con't from page 9 AXEmen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex 6pm • Don Wells Tournament. VS to be determined. TIX: please inquire, no charge for students INFO: Matt Balsor Duet CD Release — Old Orchard Inn,

Wolfville 7-10pm • Featuring duets with 25 different singers, this album contains two disks totalling 26 songs. Live Country Band, doors open at 6pm TIX: $12.50 at door only INFO: / info@

Mocean Dance: Canvas 5 X 5 & Threnodies —

Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7:30pm • Mocean Dance performs a quartet commissioned from Tedd Robinson. Artistic Director Sara Coffin directs a new ensemble. TIX: $26 adults, $20 students @ Acadia Box Office INFO: 542-5500 / 1- 800-542-TICK (8425)

MONDAY, 24 Douglas Gibson: Stories About Storytellers — Irving Centre, Wolfville 7pm • One-man show - he strolls about the stage

(goldenrods) can be tricky to tell apart. The best way to identify them is when they are in flower. The scientific name Solidago comes from the latin solido meaning to make whole, which refers to the plant’s healing properties. Goldenrod has long been used to cure a wide variety of ailments due to its antiinflammatory, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is said to be a strong immune system booster and cure for ailments such as yeast, laryngitis, insect stings, allergies and bladder infections. Goldenrod has a lot going for it, however many see it as a ‘weed’ and source of seasonal allergies. Goldenrod plants bloom at the same time as the common

telling stories about the authors he got to know well in the course of his amazing career. “Unique”, “hilarious”, and “full of great stories” from his life as publisher of McClelland & Stewart from 1988 to 2004. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1138 / 585-1502

Don Amero Heart on My Sleeve Tour — Al Whittle

Theatre, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm • Don Amero is a multi-award winning Canadian musician. This tour is celebrates the release of his newest album “Heart on My Sleeve" and features guest Liam Kinnon. Further details found on page 3. TIX: $15 at door, $10 advance @ Box of Delights, Wolfville INFO: 542-9511 /

TUESDAY, 25 Sustainable Landscape Design Course — Botanical

Gardens, Acadia 6:30-9pm • Fiveweek course walks participants through landscape design process -site analysis to conceptual plans. Bring your property ideas to life or just come for inspiration. Tuesday nights, Sept. 25 - Oct. 23. Space is limited, includes all materials TIX: $195 +HST, 5 weeks INFO/Reg: 585-1917 /

allergen ragweed and therefore get blamed incorrectly for itchy eyes and runny noses. Ragweed doesn’t have a showy flower so it tends to get overlooked while quietly packing a powerful punch of pollen. One ragweed plant can produce more than a billion grains of pollen each season. Ragweed is wind-pollinated, meaning that its airborne pollen is tiny and easily inhaled. In contrast, goldenrods are insect-pollinated and have heavy, sticky pollen that is not carried by the wind and therefore not a concern for sufferers of seasonal allergies.

of-season show of colour while also supplying pollinators with an excellent food source. To learn about the many different species of goldenrod visit the online Encyclopedia of Life at www.

Many plants across the Valley are looking tired and brown from the hot, dry season we’ve had. Goldenrod however is happily blooming with its cheerful yellow flowers, providing a great end-

Fuller Lecture Series — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 9pm • A non-traditional venue for artist talks, an experiment in social interaction, and a platform for discourse. Subject: “A History” textbook history, changing history, fabricated history, family history. This project is run in collaboration with Ella Tetrault and BethanyRiordan Butterworth. TIX: please inquire INFO: fullershowandtell@ /

WEDNESDAY, 26 Kings 2050 Fall Community Workshop

— Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick 9am-4:30pm • What's your vision for the Kings Region? Jobs for Youth? Protecting our agricultural heritage? Protecting our drinking water? Citizens are invited to attend to share their ideas for the future of Kings County. Please RSVP, free lunch provided. TIX: no charge INFO/ Reg: 690-6139 / kings2050@ /

Fundy Film screens: Queen of the Sun —Al

Whittle Theatre, 7 pm • A gorgeous Big Screen nature film that is both engaging and ultimately

uplifting, this documentary explores the inner world of the beehive and an ongoing concern for honeybees. See ad p.19 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157

THURSDAY, 27 The Dominion Atlantic Railway — Al Whittle Theatre,

Wolfville 8pm • Pictures, stories, and songs, this is a pre-festival fundraiser in support of Deep Roots Music Cooperative. Gary Ness & the Mud Creek Boys perform railroadin' songs that recall the romance of the heyday of the Iron Horse. A bygone era through pictures and tales that cover more than a century of DAR history. Wine & cheese included. TIX: $20 through deeprootsmusic.a INFO: 542ROOT (7668)

Menopause-itive — Singing Nettles Herbal Clinic, Burlington, 7-8:30pm • With Clinical Herbalist Amanda Dainow. Many herbs can assist in hormonal balance and support for the whole woman during this phase of life. TIX: $20 INFO: 538-3662 / singingnettles. ca

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Mike Uncorked They’re HERE!!!!!!!!! I just returned from a five day mini-vacation to Montreal. It was a wonderful experience... lots of driving and eating and not enough sleeping but memories were made. When I left Wolfville the streets were semi-busy, parking lots were about half full, the stores were semi-crowded, and the sidewalks were spacious. When I returned, the streets were lined with cars, the parking lots were jammed, the stores were overflowing and the sidewalks were chaotic; this is what happens when you go away over Labour Day weekend. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, you’ve noticed that students have returned! I had a few people approach me this past week saying “remember that article you wrote last year welcoming students back to town, well... you should write another one, it was so friendly”. Well, I pulled that article from the Uncorked vault and they were right, it was friendly but it was also filled with concern. Wolfville can be overwhelming! Even for someone like me who has lived here for a decade, there are so many wonderful things about this town that I emjoy (concerts, plays, events etc) that as residents we have to help the students find. Many students are here for four years or more and it’s up to us to show them that there’s more to Wolfville than the Anvil on a Friday night. We have a library, coffee shops (with Open Mics), and the Farmers' Market. We have specialty shops like Boso, Herbin’s, Wild Lily, Botanique, Box of Delights, and the Aveda Spa and any student who’s sick

of cafeteria food can be pointed to many of Wolfville’s nice restaurants like the Naked Crepe, the Privet House, Pete’s, Paddy’s, or the Rolled Oat for good food and great atmosphere. I remember helping some students find places to eat and things to do last year and I was taken back a bit because I felt out of the loop in many ways trying to point directions and fumble over what I liked and didn’t like. My advice is, have some suggestions ready if a student asks you for advice. Make them feel welcome; most of them are guests not only to Wolfville, but to Canada. I mentioned last year to be patient and courteous; line ups may be longer, traffic may move more slowly, the gym and walking trails will be a bit tighter but embrace it! And for the students; imagine Wolfville is a giant boarding house and you are the tenant. There are rules and common courtesies that you need to follow as a guest in the town. I was very proud of the town for mailing out pamphlets regarding drinking bylaws and fines... bravo! I hope everyone reads them... pretty hefty fine for a few sips of beer if you’re under age or forget your I.D. isn’t it? There are also noise bylaws, parking regulations, and lots of do’s and don’ts about litter that require attention. So far, things have been looking clean and quiet so let’s keep it that way. So, welcome students new and returning, enjoy your studies and enjoy Wolfville. Good Luck to you all! ~Mike Butler

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ARiEs (march 21-april 19): You will never be able to actually gaze upon your own face. You may of course see a reasonable likeness of it in mirrors, photos, and videos. But the real thing will always be forever visible to everyone else, but not you. I think that's an apt symbol for how hard it is to get a totally objective view of your own soul. No matter how sincere you may be in your efforts to see yourself clearly, there will always be fuzziness, misapprehensions, and ignorance. Having said that, though, I want you to know that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to see yourself better than ever before. TAURUs (april 20-may 20): I've got four related pieces of advice for you, Taurus: 1. The most reliable way for you to beat the system is to build your own more interesting system. 2. The most likely way to beat your competitors is not to fight them, but rather to ignore them and compete only against yourself. 3. To escape the numbing effects of an outworn tradition, you could create a fresh tradition that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning. 4. If you have a problem that is not only impossible to solve but also boring, find yourself a fascinating new problem that will render the old problem irrelevant. gEMini (may 21-June 20): "Dear Doctor of Love: My heart is itchy. I'm totally serious. I'm not talking about some phantom tingle on the skin of my chest. What I mean is that the prickling sensation originates in the throbbing organ inside of me. Is this even possible? Have you heard of such a crazy thing? Could it be some astrological phenomenon? What should I do? - Itchy-Hearted Gemini." Dear Gemini: I suspect that it's not just you, but many Geminis, who are experiencing symptoms like yours. From what I can tell, you have a lot of trapped feelings in your heart that need to be identified, liberated, and dealt with. cAncER (June 21-July 22): If you make a conscious decision to combine plaids with stripes or checks with floral patterns or reddish-purples with greenishoranges, I will wholeheartedly

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For the week of August 30th approve. If, on the other hand, you absent-mindedly create combinations like that, doing so because you're oblivious or lazy, I will soundly disapprove. The same holds true about any hodgepodge or hybrid or mishmash you generate, Cancerian: It'll receive cosmic blessings if you do it with flair and purpose, but not if it's the result of being inattentive and careless.

lEo (July 23-aug. 22): Should

we boycott the writing of Edgar Allan Poe because he married his 13-year-old cousin when he was 26? Should anti-drug crusaders stop using their iPhones when they find out that Steve Jobs said that "doing LSD was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life"? Should we stop praising the work that Martin Luther King Jr. did to advance civil rights because he engaged in extramarital affairs? Those are the kinds of questions I suspect you'll have to deal with in the coming days, Leo. I encourage you to avoid having knee-jerk reactions.

VIRGO (aug. 23-Sept. 22): Arthur Turner, a Virgo reader from Austin, is upset with my recent horoscopes. In his email, he wrote the following: "You're making me mad with your predictions of non-stop positivity, Brezsny. I need more dirt and grit and muck. I've got to have some misery and decay to motivate me. So just please shut up with your excess projections of good times. They're bringing me down." Here's my response to him and to any other Virgo who feels like him: I'm afraid you're scheduled to endure even more encounters with cosmic benevolence in the coming week. If these blessings feel oppressive, try to change your attitude about them. libRA (Sept. 23-oct. 22): The humorous science journal Annals of Improbable Research published a paper entitled "The Effects of Peanut Butter on the Rotation of the Earth." Signed by 198 Ph.D. physicists, it came to this conclusion: "So far as we can determine, peanut butter has no effect on the rotation of the earth." If possible, Libra, I suggest you summon a comparable amount of high-powered expertise for your own purposes. But please

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make sure that those purposes are weightier than the question of peanut butter's role on our planet's movements. Round up the best help you can, yes; call on all the favors you're owed and be aggressive in seeking out brilliant support; but only for a truly important cause.

scoRPio (oct. 23-nov. 21): September 16 is the first day of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. So begins ten days of repentance. Whether or not you're Jewish, Scorpio, you are entering an astrological phase when taking stock of yourself would be a brilliant move. That's why I invite you to try the following self-inventory, borrowed from the Jewish organization Chadeish Yameinu. 1. What would you like to leave behind from the past 12 months? 2. What has prevented you from living up to your highest standards and being your very best self? 3. What would you love to bring with you into the next 12 months? 4. Who served as a teacher for you in the past year? 5. Were you a teacher for anyone? 6. Is there anyone you need to forgive? 7. How will you go about forgiving? sAgiTTARiUs (nov. 22-dec.

21): If I'm accurately interpreting the astrological omens, the coming months will be a soulful feast in which every day will bring you a shimmering revelation about the nature of your soul's code and how best to activate it. Reasons for grateful amazement will flow so freely that you may come to feel that miracles are routine and naturally-occurring phenomena. And get this: In your dreams, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty will get married, win the lottery, and devote their fortune to fostering your spiritual education until you are irrevocably enlightened. (I confess there's a slight chance I'm misinterpreting the signs, and everything I described will be true for only a week or so, not months.)

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to manipulate people into doing things that aren't in alignment with their own desires. For another, I faithfully report on my understanding of the tides of fate, and refuse to just make stuff up. I urge you to have that kind of integrity, Capricorn. I suspect you may soon be invited or coaxed to engage in what amounts to some tainted behavior. Don't do it. Make an extra effort to be incorruptible.

AQUARiUs (Jan. 20-feb. 18): "The far away, the very far, the farthest, I have found only in my own blood," said poet Antonio Porchia. Let's make that thought your keynote, Aquarius. Your assignment will be to search for what's most exotic and unknown, but only in the privacy of your own heart, not out in the great wide world. For now at least, the inner realm is the location of the laboratory where the most useful experiments will unfold. Borrowing from novelist Carole Maso, I leave you with this: "Make love to the remoteness in yourself." PiscEs (feb. 19-march 20): It

would be an excellent time for you to elope, even if you do so with the person to whom you're already mated. You might also consider the possibility of wearing a wedding dress everywhere you wander, even if there is no marriage ceremony in your immediate future, and even if you're a man. And if neither of those ideas appeals to you, please at least do something that will symbolize your intention to focus on intimacy with an intensified sense of purpose. Fling rice at yourself. Seek out someone who'll give you lessons in how to listen like an empathetic genius. Compose and recite vows in which you pledge to become an utterly irresistible and reliable ally.

cAPRicoRn (dec. 22-Jan. 19): A reader named Marissa begged me to insert a secret message into the Capricorn horoscope. She wanted me to influence Jergen, a guy she has a crush on, to open up his eyes and see how great she is. I told her I wouldn't do it. Why? For one thing, I never try 611 Main St. • Wolfville's newest 4-1/2 star B&B

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CLASSES: Voice and Piano Lessons: W/ Susan Dworkin,

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Music for Young Children (MYC): w/ Jessica Hansen. Keyboard Based Music Program. Empowering children, enriching families! Register now for fall classes! Private piano lessons also available. INFO/ Reg: 670-5726 / jessicasjhansen@ / JaHansen.

Strengthening Families: Living with Mental Illness: Starting Tues.

Sept. 18th, 7-9pm. Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness? 10-session group for families and friends. Please register. TIX: no charge INFO/ Reg: Pat 678-8458 / haroldpat@

Ocean Spirit Studio Classes: New classes: Tai Chi

and Quigong w/Bob Cook, start Sept. 18th, $120 each / $200 both. Textile Medium w/Marilyn Rand, $160 for 8 sessions / $25 each, including materials. Favourite classes: Latin Elements (salsa & flamenco), start Sept. 20Th, $150 single / $225 couple. See other offerings (belly dance, yoga, play groups, reflexology) online! INFO/Reg:

Learn2Burn: Beginner Running: Wednesdays, Sept. 19th - Nov. 7th, 6:30-7:30pm. Not everyone who runs is a lightweight. 10-week program designed for running with extra weight. Register @ Wolfville Rec. Centre. TIX: $50 INFO: Gaspereau Yoga Fall Offerings: w/ Sophie BĂŠrubĂŠ

starting Sept. 17th, 12 weeks @ Gaspereau Valley Elementary School. Mondays: gentle 1:30-3pm, level 1 3:15-4:45pm.

Tuesday: level 2 5:15-6:45pm. Thursdays: Level 1-2 5:156:45pm. Anusara inspired, space limited. TIX: $84 one session, $144 two sessions. INFO/PreReg: 542-7304 / 542-6090 / gaspereau.

Four Seasons of Herbs: w/ clinical herbalist

Amanda Dainow starting Oct., one Sunday per month, 10am3pm @ the Singing Nettles Clinic, Burlington. Remedies, preserving, medicine-making, holistic nutrition and much more. TIX: Course A $650 year, $188 quarter, $63 drop-in, Course B $700 year, $200 quarter, $67 drop-in INFO: 5383662 /

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starting Sept. 20th @ the St. John's Parish Hall, 341 Main St., Wolfville. Offered by Kings County Tai Chi Association. INFO: 542-0558.

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CIBC Run for the Cure: Participate in the run (or walk) and help fund breast cancer research! Early reg. & kit pick-up Sept 29th, 9am-3pm @ Acadia's Athletic Complex. Please raise a minimum of $150 or pay $40 participant fee. Register on Race Day too, Sept. 30th, 9-9:30am INFO: 1-866-273-2223 / cgilfoy@ /

Casting Call: Sept. 23rd @ Rhythm and Sole Dance Studio, Skyway Dr., Wolfville. Edalene Theatre is looking for actors aged 16 to adult to perform RENT. Must perform specific songs acapella. INFO: Kerri, 697-2515 / Call for Musicians:

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ORO! Orkestra: Casual Tryouts: Mon. Sept., 17th, 8pm @ Wolfville Curling Club. A new Wolfvillebased community band seeking musicians to play beautiful folk dance music of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Turkey. Directed by percussionist Ken Shorley. Please RSVP. INFO: Ken ken@

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There will be a meeting of interested individuals to discuss ongoing noise problems in Wolfville. Please call for details. INFO: 670-7422

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28th-30th. Loudon Wainwright III, Lynn Miles, Mae Moore, James Hill and many more. Activities for the whole family. Come join the fun. INFO: 542-ROOT (7668) /

Footsies Award Night: Oct. 14th @ CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. If you have ever been on, behind, or in front of our stage. A night of fun, food, and frivolity, a "red carpet" in appreciation to all the volunteers over the past 29 years! Confirm your attendance by Sept 30th (by email). INFO: centrestage@ /

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“Wolfville’s Where It’s At”

The lighthouse was taken down in the early Seventies. It was at the entrance to the Wolfville harbour where they used to load the Kipawo Ferry. Peter Bromley (now in Vancouver) responded to a few Grapevine questions: Why was it taken? Cuz, well, Woofle was where it was at. What was the vibe/atmosphere in town like during this time? Charles Colville, son of Alex, described Wolfville and the Annapolis Valley in the late sixties as "Nirvana". That sums it up pretty good. Describe, in general terms, the type of people that are in the photo? Were they young and ambitious? Locals? Students? Movers & Shakers? Musicians? All of the above, except the words meant different things back then. “Wolfville’s Where It’s At” was a slogan back in the late Sixties and it stuck for some time. One could easily argue that it’s still the case. Although recollections are somewhat fuzzy, the late Dick Gifford apparently took the photo in 1968 but Peter Bromley designed the poster. David E. Sheppard produced and marketed the creation (through Kentville Publishing Company) and he remembers doing a radio interview at the time because the town council was terrified that hundreds of hippies were going to besiege Wolfville. They were NOT amused that the Police Chief (Alex Kendricks) and one of the council members were in the photo! 

Kentville Gravely Ghost Walks! Kentville’s Gravely Ghost Walks are a new production created by CentreStage Theatre and performed by ValleyGhostWalks. com. There are plenty of incredible people who have helped to form the backbone of this dynamic town. Let Jerome the GraveKeeper and his ghostly friends inform and entertain throughout this creatively spooky history lesson.

There are two historical productions to choose from. The first happens around the downtown area (starting on the steps of the Cornwallis Inn) and the other takes place in the Oak Grove Cemetery (across from the Research Station). The Downtown Walks happen on Friday, October 5th & 19th while the Oak Grove Cemetery Walks run on Saturday, October 6th & 20th. All shows start at 8:30pm, please reserve (limited space) and arrive at least 10 minutes prior. In addition, two indoor shows will be held at CentreStage Theatre.

What sort of results came from this campaign (exposure/ negative reactions other)? No campaign. No results. It just WAS. (Some young people today don't get this.) Is Wolfville still ‘Where It's At’? Depends on, like, where you are. To see a copy of the poster, visit The Odd Book on Wolfville’s Front Street. - Compiled by the Grapevine. These productions, scheduled for Sunday, October 21st & 28th at 8pm, will be a compilation of both outdoor walks. There will be a free reception following the show on the 28th. For these CentreStage shows only, phone 678-8040 for reservations. Funding for the project was received from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, through the Cultural Activities Program. Kentville's Gravely Ghost Walks are also sponsored by Pizzazz Bistro on Webster Court. Your $35 reservation will provide a

choice of appetizer, entrée, tea/ coffee plus a ghostly ticket to be used that same evening. Some of the proceeds from all shows will go towards supporting local theatre. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring a flashlight and $13 for adults / $8 for students. If you've been on Wolfville's Gravely Ghost Walks, you'll have a good idea of what to expect. For more information & reservations: 692-8546 / /

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sually in September I'm dreaming up ideas for showcasing the season's most fleeting of pleasures: homegrown tomatoes. Once I've eaten my fill of tomato-and-basil sandwiches and made a few batches of the world's fastest tomato sauce there is still a giant bowl of perfectly imperfect tomatoes in my kitchen. Here is a lovely and deliciously plain meal that invites a table full of toppings to garnish it. You can have fun with this, and it's perfect for a large gathering if you simply scale up the recipe. The beans can be made well ahead of time, then reheated with a little extra water so they don't scorch. Bowls of roughly chopped tomatoes, avocado, finely diced onion, cilantro, cheese and some good hot sauces allow each of your guests to make their own beautiful presentation. It's also really good with none of these accompaniments, proving that simple is almost always best...

Black Beans and Rice four servings Seasoning is totally key here, taking something that could be boring to something outstandingly delicious. When starting with dried beans, a full tablespoon of salt is right for me. You might want to start with two teaspoons and season to taste from there. • 2 cups dried Black Beans or 2 cans (540 ml) Black Beans • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil • 1 large Onion, chopped • 3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin • 1 teaspoon ground Coriander Seed • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika (optional) • 1 Bay Leaf • 1 tablespoon Salt • 1 cup Brown or White Rice, cooked according to directions (don't forget the salt!) If using dried beans, place them in a large heavy pot with 8 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, about an hour and a half. Check from time to time that there is enough water. If using canned beans, skip this step and place the beans in a large heavy pot- no need to drain.  When the beans are tender, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the onions. Stir until golden, then add the garlic, spices and salt. Cook for a minute, then scrape into the pot with the beans. Add 2 cups water, 183 commercial st, berwick cover and simmer over low heat until beans are falling apart a little, 538-7787 about an hour. Serve with rice and "handmade food and fun" toppings and cold beer.

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The New Wolfville School Garden


he New Wolfville School Garden which is located on the back patio and surrounding grassy area fronting on Prospect Street in Wolfville was started early last spring when Sheonagh McCullough (mother of 4) and Martha Valiquette (mom of one and Driving School owner) became inspired after hearing Dr. Vandana Shiva speak at Horton High School about seed saving and the security of food. There are many wonderful reasons to teach our children about growing delicious, nutritious food not the least of which is to pass on valuable skills and concrete life lessons about feeding ourselves and our families, but also about nutrition, nature, pollination, germination, life-cycles, heirloom seeds and variety of foods which can be so much fun to nurture and follow through to maturity and then into seed bearing stage.  Saving seed is almost a lost art but we plan on passing this knowledge on to the young students of Wolfville School.  And we're learning so much too! To date we have had over 200 students in the garden (not all at once) performing many tasks.  From the student-built, raised-bed garden boxes (from locally grown and milled hemlock), to the students who folded seed-starting pots from

newspaper and then sowed the seeds and seedlings into the previous filled garden boxes and other hand-tilled beds in the grassy area.  We have had over a dozen community volunteers who have donated several species of perennials from rhubarb to raspberry to sage, mint and chives and grape vines.  Besides donations we have had community volunteers watering, weeding, advising and harvesting all summer long.  All annuals are heirloom varieties and doing quite well in the their new home.  Before the summer break, students twice harvested lettuce varieties, radish, peas and nasturtiums for use in Wolfville School's own lunch program.  By all reports the fresh foods were well received and delicious! Future plans include picnic tables, an arbour, welcome sign, outdoor wall art and more varieties of perennial herbs, fruit and berries. If you would like to donate anything to this effort or if you are interested in reading more and seeing photos and videos, please visit our blog: ws-garden.tumblr. com


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Who's Who: GeoFF Ball: Said the Director to the Cast! G I thought Geoff was just an actor when I first met him in fall 2011. We did a play together called Out of Sight, Out of Murder and there was much talk of his theatre life, actress wife and long resume of theatrical endeavours but I was mistaken... he is an actor and so much more! Presently, Geoff is retired but he’s actually busier than ever. In the past he was a Civilian Mariner for the federal government (for about 20 years) , Scientific Instrument Technician (Dalhousie), High School English teacher (Lockeport, NS) , Radio Commercial writer , Commercial fisherman, Airport Ground Transportation Dispatcher , and First Aid and CPR Instructor for St. John Ambulance (just to name a few!) Oh and did I mention he’s an

actor, director, stage manager, and producer? Geoff started doing theatre as a summer job before attending university. He spent two seasons at the Provincetown Playhouse, Cape Cod and moved on to work in various venues in the ensuing four plus decades doing professional, semiprofessional and community projects from New Jersey to Musquodobit. Geoff worked for a dozen years with the Dartmouth Players, in every capacity, setting still-standing attendance records for his production of Nunsense, and recently an original play by Geoff was workshopped by Kentville native Richard Donat. Geoff also does TV and radio commercial work, voice-overs, music videos and has appeared in several independent films, most recently, he received accolades for his acting in the film “Ne’er Do Wells” at the Al Whittle Theatre. He has appeared in four Centrestage plays, in Kentville, and now takes on the role of director for the theatre company’s current production of Fred Carmichael’s Said the Spider to

the Spy, the ultimate mistakenidentity comedy! This play is fastpaced and witty, filled with real, believable characters thrown into hilarious situations, continually building and twisting. Geoff is no stranger to comedy and this should be a real crowd pleaser. Said the Spider to the Spy plays September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at Centrestage Theatre in Kentville. Call 678-8040 to make reservations for this hilarious farce. Visit the www. website to read cast bios and check out all that’s happening with the little theatre with big heart!

Geoff is husband to Carole Ball. She auditioned for a prime role in a play he was directing many years ago, did not get the part but was hired as the stage manager instead. A month after closing night, Geoff proposed. The Balls now live in Blomidon, among their animals, starry nights, gorgeous scenery and no traffic and they both really love this way of life. Next up for Geoff:

The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus: Good Valley Family Fun “Mommy! I wish we could go on a double-decker bus!” You could imagine my delight when I saw that the Magic Winery Bus – a double-decker bus was coming to Wolfville!

As the operator of Valley Family Fun ( I wanted to see how kid-friendly it really was. A morning that combines a double-decker bus for the kids and wine for me – sign me up! The Magic Winery Bus is an authentic London transit doubledecker bus that every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-3:30 until October 14th, winds its way, rain or shine, to five wineries in the Gaspereau Valley, Grand Pre and Lower Wolfville. Hop on the bus every hour on the half hour at the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot in Wolfville. Free parking is available at the Festival Theatre parking lot. Tickets are $10 and kids ride for free!

Like what is necessary with parenting, the Magic Winery Bus is flexible. So, this means as you go around on the tour bus, you can get off at whatever wineries you wish, and hop back on an hour later when the bus makes its next round. At all the wineries, kids can walk through the vineyards, sampling the grapes. In the afternoons at Gaspereau Winery, tours of the vineyards for kids are given where and L’Acadie has sparkling juices and a playground. Luckett Vineyards has horse-drawn wagon rides for $5 (children under 8 are free) and a British phone box in the vineyard with free phone calls to anywhere in North America – so bring Grandma’s phone number! Grand Pre Winery has a kids’ menu at their restaurant and Muir Murray has weekly activities that kids could get involved with.

Overall, my advice to families who want to go on the Magic Winery Bus is to be flexible. If you are going with kids, pick one or two places where you would like to stop. Enjoy the bus ride, the great views, and the novelty of being on a double-decker bus! The Magic Winery Bus is definitely good Valley Family Fun! Laura Churchill Duke,

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eoff Ball, born and raised in western Massachusetts, now living in the Valley, has quite the biography, certainly more facts and tidbits then this Who’s Who can hold, but with little space will come a great profile.

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