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The Grapevine

May 15 – 29, 2014

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May 15 – 29, 2014 | Issue No. 10.1




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Index About Us p.2 Furry Feature p.3 Random Act of Kindness p.3 Here & Away p.3 The Free Tweets p.4 Mike Uncorked p.5 Crossword p.5 Freewill Horoscopes p.6 Inquisitive Trivia p.6 Tide Chart p.6 Acadia Page p.8 Who's Who p.11 Farmers' Market p. 12


n Saturday, May 17th the Wolfville Area Pride Group is participating in the celebrations stemming from the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and you’re invited! A very special ceremony will take place at the Waterfront Park in Wolfville starting at 12 Noon and everyone is welcome to attend. This is the third year in a row, that the Rainbow Flag will be raised in recognition of this day. Please meet around the 4 flag poles and bring friends and family.

The Grapevine is brought to you by Jeremy Novak & Jocelyn Hatt, with an amazing team of contributors: Jeremy Novak

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Like · Reply · 2 · April 22 at 11:18pm

Isabella Chardonay Great to see these being built local. Worldwide, they are the answer to low-income living. Now let’s hope that they are [the] affordable, safe answer to twelve people [living] in an old run-down house. Once the [final] construction is complete, it’ll hard to tell what they are. All for it!

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In addition to being in every department at Acadia and over 800 businesses from Windsor to Berwick, additional Grapevines can be found at these fine locations:

+ Wolfville: Box of Delights, The Post Office, EOS, Pita House, Muddy’s Convenience, Cinematopia, the Public Library, Just Us! Café, Wolfville Farmers’ Market, T.A.N. Cafe, What’s the Buzz? Rolled Oat, Mud Creek Mini Mart + Grand Pré: Convenience Store, Just Us! Coffee Roasters + Gaspereau: Valley Fibres, XTR Station + Port Williams: Wharf General Store, Tin Pan Bistro + Canning: Art Can, Al’s Fireside Café, Aspinall Studios + Windsor: Moe’s Place Music, T.A.N. Café, Lucky Italiano + Hantsport: R & G’s Family Restaurant, Pizzaria + Berwick: Drift Wood, North Mountain Coffee, Rising Sun Café, Union Street Food and Music + Kentville: Designer Café, T.A.N. Cafe, Café Central, Post Office + Coldbrook: T.A.N. Cafe + New Minas: Boston Pizza, Milne Court, Pita Pit

Kevin Davidson

Slow Communities in action. I haven’t seen craftsmanship like this since Rail Town

Lisa Hammett Vaughan

People worried about the environment say we need to start focusing on building smaller living quarters which is exactly what this is. As we get more and more people on the earth we need to find modular lower cost ways to build things which is, again, exactly what this is.

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Editor’s Update, on April 22nd we posted on our Facebook a video from James Skinner about the 336 Main St. Development Project in Wolfville. It generated in a lot of discussion, here is a sample of some of the reactions to the video. Please note, all commenters provided consent to use in print.

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Nothing wrong with small so long as it has some curb appeal.

When you sell the best new, you get the best used.

Mike Butler

Oh, by the way, did I mention that yours truly will be the emcee? I was so happy to be on hand last year, it was an incredible experience and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I am filled with immense pride to be a part of this occa-

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sion and I hope the turnout is stellar…we can do it! I am so proud of Wolfville for having the Rainbow Flag raising be an annual tradition. And there's so much more to come during Pride Week in July...stay tuned!

Mayor Jeff Cantwell will be on hand to raise the flag and other presentations will be made. Nothing like a splash of colour to brighten the harbour!

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Angie Chase It amazes me how long these transfer trucks are allowed to idle in the bylaws regarding idling engines/pollution/quality of life...not even on Earth Day?


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Kevin Davidson All they need is a little vinyl siding. Close to Tim’s Like · Reply · April 23 at 8:02am

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HERE AND AWAY Pothole Repair

Nova Scotia: 2014-’15 total road-maintenance investment, $235 million. (Major construction $70 million, asphalt and resurfacing $114 million, bridge replacement/rehabilitation $35 million). Provincial government is responsible for maintaining 90% of NS highways. Wolfville: $200,000-$250,000/year for street maintenance. Kings County: Less than $5,000/year on pothole repair. 22.5 kilometres of road (municipalities and province responsible for rest); number of potholes not available, but Acting Public Works Manager Tim Bouter says they “haven’t dealt with a high amount of potholes to date.” Halifax: 2011 to 2013, between $560,000 and $850,000/year on potholes. 1,780 kilometres of road; average 6,000 potholes/year. Calgary: 2013, $25 million for road rehabilitation, plus $2.5 million for pothole repair. 5,007 kilometres of road; approximately 40,000 potholes. Edmonton: 2013 pothole-repair costs, $7

By Pamela Swanigan million. 2014 pothole-repair budget, $5.9 million. 1,563 kilometres of road; approximately 450,000 potholes (2013).

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Canning Architect Wins Lieutenant Governor’s 2013 Citation in Architectural Design Award The presentation oudinidesign ceremony and Architect is Hpleased reception for to announce that Canning architect Lisa Tondino has just won a Lieutenant Governor’s 2013 Citation in Architectural Design Award. The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) holds the annual architectural design awards competition to recognize outstanding architectural design by its members. The Citation Award is in recognition of an exceptional renovation of the Ritchie Residence in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. An adaption of a barn-like structure transformed it into a richly-textured two-storey dwelling. Designers Judy Obersi and Alex Bolen collaborated with Tondino on the award-winning project. The jury consisted of Christine Macy, Dean of Dalhousie Faculty of Architecture and Planning; George Cotaras, NSAA, MRAIC / Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd.; and Jonathan Carmichael, NSAA, MRAIC / S.P. Dumaresq Architects Ltd. The jurors noted that the renovation was remarkable for its “rich variety of spaces” and the architect’s “clever strategy for accomplishing privacy and light transmission across the ground floor plan.”

the Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards in Architecture will be held later this year at Government House, where His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d) will present the Medal and Certificates to Tondino and six other award-winning designers. Houdinidesign is currently designing a small net-zero-energy home near Kentville. The company’s focus is on well-crafted, sustainable residences and small community-based architecture. Houdinidesign welcomes new residential and commercial clients. The Ritchie renovation will be displayed on the NSAA website:

The jurors reviewed 19 entries of outstanding projects for the 2013 design awards.

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Montreal: $2.5 million/year on pothole repair. 4,100 kilometres of road; 35,000-50,000 potholes. Toronto: $3.6-6.9 million/year on pothole repair. 5,605 total kilometres of road (2,118 arterial and freeways, 3,487 residential and lanes); between 140,000 and 280,000 potholes. Vancouver: 2012, $450,000 (all road repair). 1,420 kilometres of road; 36,841 potholes. New York City: Winter 2013-’14, $127 million for road resurfacing, plus $7.3 million for emergency pothole repair. 6,000 miles of road; 321,229 potholes. Sources: NS government; City of Calgary; Calgary Herald; Alberta government; Global Halifax; City of Edmonton; Edmonton Journal; The Atlantic; The Daily Pothole (New York City Department of Transportation publication); Kings County Advertiser and Kings County Register; Ontario Road Goods Association; CBS News.

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Fairweather provides a globally inspired and environmentally responsible program of education for children at the age 3–6 level. Fairweather fosters skills of focus, self direction, and a love of learning, in keeping with the program of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. With Spring in the Air, Miss Liz is busy planting and planning our outdoor classroom environment. Originally founded in 2003 at “Fairweather House” in Grand Pré and operating to 2010 as an American Montessori Society “member school”, “Miss Liz” is excited to have returned “home” after teaching in HRM. She currently resides onsite with her spouse, Dr. Arun Vats and a special rescue cat named “Quiver”. Directress: Liz Hobbs

SoundMarket Recording Studios — 63 Pleasant Street, Wolfville, 542-0895 / soundmarket • Music producers Terry Pulliam and Kory Bayer invite musicians/songwriters to visit our professional studio. Gold-recordwinning service and gear. Low rates and assistance with funding. We’ll capture your sound your way! Valley Family Fun — / • Are you looking for an idea for a great spring adventure? Check out Valley Family Fun for inspiration. There are lists of hikes, farms, adventure places, recreational activities and more! Remember there is no such

thing as bad weather – just bad clothing! Whole Green Heart Coaching — Berwick, 538-3079 / • Winter is over, Spring is here! Join us for the June session of our Forever Forward Club. Oakview Farm & Greenhouse — 7 Longspell Road, Kingsport, 582-7454 / / • Now open 9am-7pm daily. Many new flowers and plants available this year along with herbs and vegetable transplants. Visit our FB page. Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education — 680-8839 /

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Union Street Café — 183 Commercial St. Berwick, 538-7787 / • We’d love to be part of your first picnic this year! Stop in for delicious handmade dips, sandwiches, salads, sweets and cold drinks. We’ve also got Nova Scotia cheeses, Marie et Guy’s breads and much more! Mr. Sandless Nova Scotia — 71 King St., Hortonville, 579-9663 / / • Mr. Sandless Nova Scotia offers Sandless Floor Refinishing, no mess, no odour, done in a few hours! With floor refinishing machines and proprietary solutions, we’re able to extract all the dirt and grime that’s embedded into the polyurethane. We then add color back to the floor, and multiple coats of our sealer and finishes to bring the floors back to life!

made by Flowercart. Ultimate Pure Water Specialists Ltd. — Cambridge, 679-0221 / • Winter is definitely over and it’s time to head outdoors! When filling your water bottles to keep hydrated during some outdoor fun, be sure it’s with the best quality water you can get. Give ‘The Water Guy’ a call...I’ll come test your water for free! Caravan Theatre — 7 Sunset Terrace, Wolfville, • Journey into the magical world of puppets, poetry and mime! Caravan Theatre performs “Poetry and Motion” at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville at 2pm on May 17 & 18. Tickets at Box of Delights or at door. $10 child, $12 adult, $40 family of 4.

Troy Restaurant — 12 Elm Ave., Wolfville, 542-4425 • Winter is definitely over at Troy Restaurant and our patio is now open! Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy our regionally sourced, Mediterranean inspired menu. See you soon. Flowercart — 9412 Commercial Street, New Minas, 681-2349 / / facebook: Flowercart • The sunshine brings people outdoors to play washer toss. This classic game is great for backyard or cottage – and almost anyone can play it. Make it part of your next get-together. Game and rules – $40 taxes in –

6 week after-school club at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. Thursdays 3-5pm, May 15 - June 19.


uthors from the Annapolis Valley have often covered common ground: wildlife, history, poetry. Local writer Nicholas Morine is offering something a bit ... different.

“No holds barred, here. Not for the faint of heart.” Morine says, “A lot of people are writing YA or ‘young adult’ nowadays. I’m focused on a • We have lots of mini road trips coming up this spring/summer including retreats, performances, & herb walks in New Germany, Fox Mountain, & Wilmot. Just returned from Bear River First Nations where many came out for a medicinal plant forest hike. We love being on-the-move!!

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His debut novel, Punish the Wicked: A Dystopian Horror, was published in March of this year. Focusing on the story of a political fugitive in an oppressive and violent future, the book has a tone similar to George Orwell’s seminal novel 1984 mixed with the cyberpunk stylings of films such as Blade Runner and novels like Neuromancer. Morine says, it’s been taken to a new level.

Do we dare claim that the weather has finally turned the corner? Can we now for sure say goodbye to the cold white stuff? We don’t want to jinx it, but it certainly feels that way doesn’t it? In fact, it feels wonderful. When the Spring conditions take a turn for the positive, when the blossoms begin to appear, and when the May long weekend beckons (Victoria Day, May 17–19), what roadtrip destination do you find yourself making plans for? And/or, how does your business assist those seeking, often for the first time in the year, outdoor recreation and relaxation? Are you willing to claim winter is over?

Get your kids outside, learning about the food they eat and the earth it grows in. mature audience. It’s not just about the graphic content, it’s about the concepts and ideas. Both are designed with a more mature reader in mind.” Morine, 30, is from Grand Pré. You may have seen him working at Save Easy in Wolfville, Subway, Sears, or EB Games in New Minas, or working 15 years ago behind the counter of Grand Pré Convenience (where his grad photo still hangs on the wall). CAVERN: City in the Dark is his second novel, released by Newfoundland’s Problematic Press in April of this year.

Green Thumbs are invited back to tend their gardens throughout the growing season. Harvest party will be held in the fall. $90 includes a Green Thumb Club t-shirt. 10% sibling discount available. Register by May 9 in person at the KC Irving Centre Café or by calling 585-1917.

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The CLIMB of my Life!

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eremy Novak, my dear friend and the reason I write these articles, drives me up the wall sometimes with his kooky suggestions and harebrained subject ideas for my column. Do we all remember when I went zip-lining last year and almost peed my pants 40 feet up in a birch tree? I am sure we can recall his idea of my going up in a hot air balloon or hitting the rifle range. Well, this past week I finally caved and Jeremy literally drove me UP A WALL, because I tackled the new Adventure Climbing Gym in Greenwich! Now that I go to the gym and I’ve become more fit over the last year, I can say that I had a blast climbing the walls at the ACG. A year ago, if I’d tried to tackle them, I would not have been as successful or confident. Having said that though, ANYONE can go and participate and get something out of this unique workout experience. And it IS a workout, but what a brilliant place for kids to play and be active with each other. More on that in a second! The Adventure Climbing Gym is located at 38 Highway 358 in Greenwich, as part of the Abhaya Martial Arts Building; the ACG is at the back. I heard about this place when they opened in September 2013 and I have been trying to get there ever since. However, I will be sure to frequent the ACG next winter, because it’s a wonderful and handy indoor workout. The appearance is very rustic but completely appropriate. It’s the only public climbing wall in the Annapolis Valley and it boasts a variety of challenges for all ages, body types, and abilities, from beginners to serious climbers. You can visit the website to see photos of the wall and check out their hours of operation and pricing. But first, let me tell you about my experience on the wall. I arrived with my partner (and coach) Ian, who has climbed many a wall before this. We stayed for over an hour and were not timid to traverse all areas of the gym. I am sending a huge shout out to KYLE, the coolest climb-

ing-gym worker EVER! There is nothing better than an employee who loves what he does and exudes that love onto his clientele. Kyle was terrific. I am not the easiest client in the world, especially the fitness world, but Kyle made me feel at home and fully confident to tackle the wall. Kyle fitted us into these awesome shoes, specific to the activity because they sort of squeeze your toes and make your feet better for gripping the wall projections. He then showed us the different courses they’ve mapped out on the wall and he really took charge of showing us around and making us feel safe. And why would I need to feel safe? Because I have a fear of heights! There’s no harness on your person and after an hour of climbing, when I could barely feel my fingers, Kyle was encouraging and enthusiastic when I was stuck up on the wall like a panicked housefly!



2. Golfers: Time to dust off your ____s and head

1. Shade of a robin's egg.

over to the ____house.

3. Outdoor grilling.

5. A gentle wind.

4. The process by which a seed, an idea or the

7. The grass is green, time to ____ it.

seed of an idea comes into existence and

8. This red fruit (not a vegetable) benefits from an


early start indoors.

6. The asphalt of the Annapolis Valley has already

10. For the sake of the bees, let these little yellow

produced a bumper crop of these.

flowers run wild.

9. Spring ____: Time to sort out that hall closet.

11. Stir things up in the garden, or elsewhere for

12. The inevitable ruiner of springtime picnic plans.

that matter, in preparation for good crops to come. 13. Used to support a young tree or plant. 14. Running at a leisurely pace. 15. Increase over time.

BUT I DID IT!!!! I climbed all the walls, went in all different directions, made it across the bridge and I even conquered the sloped wall. I rocked it! It was fun and challenging. I had to use my brain, my muscles, a lot of willpower, and a bit of prayer! I was so proud of myself for going the distance and not chickening out on the harder spots of the wall. At one point I did get so tired that I just let go and dropped to the crash mat, but in all honesty, that was a blast too! Now, back to the kids! I am 35 years old and was quite entertained for over an hour while I climbed the wall, so when Kyle mentioned that they got a lot of kids who come in, it dawned on me how perfect this place is for youngsters. You can schedule birthday parties (complete with a side area for rest and cake and gifts) and make a memorable day of it. And all of you ladies can have a girls night out at the ACG, because Tuesday night is Ladies’ Night (ladies only) and trust me, it would be a blast, with many a photo op for you and your friends! Mike Butler

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I see you as

having more in common with a marathon runner than a speed racer. Your best qualities tend to emerge when you’re committed to a process that takes a while to unfold. Learning to pace yourself is a crucial life lesson. That’s how you get attuned to your body’s signals and master the art of caring for your physical needs. That’s also how you come to understand that it’s important not to compare yourself constantly to the progress other people are making. Having said all that, Taurus, I want to recommend a temporary exception to the rule. Just for now, it may make sense for you to run fast for a short time.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you fling handfuls of zucchini seeds on the ground of a vacant lot today, you shouldn’t expect neat rows of ripe cucumbers to be growing in your backyard in a couple of weeks. Even if you fling zucchini seeds in your backyard today, you shouldn’t expect straight rows of cucumbers to be growing there by June 1. Let’s get even more precise here. If you carefully plant zucchini seeds in neat rows in your backyard today, you should not expect ripe cucumbers to sprout by August. But here’s the kicker: If you carefully plant cucumbers seeds in your backyard today, and weed them and water them as they grow, you can indeed expect ripe cucumbers by August. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “If we want the rewards of being loved,” says cartoonist Tim Kreider, “we have to submit to the mortifying ordeal of being known.” How are you doing with this trade-off, Cancerian? Being a Crab myself, I know we are sometimes inclined to hide who we really are. We have mixed feelings about becoming vulnerable and available enough to be fully known by others. We might even choose to live without the love we crave so as to prop up the illusion of strength that comes from being mysterious, from concealing our depths. The coming weeks will be a good time for you to revisit this conundrum. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There’s a piece of art

on the moon: a ceramic disk inscribed with six drawings by noted American artists. It was carried on the landing module of the Apollo 12 mission, which delivered two

astronauts to the lunar surface in November 1969. One of the artists, Leo maverick Andy Warhol, drew the image of a stylized penis, similar to what you might see on the wall of a public restroom. “He was being the terrible bad boy,” the project’s organizer said about Warhol’s contribution. You know me, Leo. I usually love playful acts of rebellion. But in the coming weeks, I advise against taking Warhol’s approach. If you’re called on to add your self-expression to a big undertaking, tilt in the direction of sincerity and reverence and dignity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The planet we live

on is in constant transformation. Nothing ever stays the same. To succeed, let alone survive, we need to acclimate ourselves to the relentless forward motion. “He not busy being born is busy dying,” was Bob Dylan’s way of framing our challenge. How are you doing with this aspect of life, Virgo? Do you hate it but deal with it grudgingly? Tolerate it and aspire to be a master of it someday? Whatever your current attitude is, I’m here to tell you that in the coming months you could become much more comfortable with the ceaseless flow -- and even learn to enjoy it. Are you ready to begin?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder,” said English author Vita Sackville-West, “but it has to be judiciously arranged.” That’s your theme for the week, Libra. Please respect how precise a formulation this is. Plain old ordinary disorder will not provide you with the epiphanies and breakthroughs you deserve and need. The disorder must be sweet. If it doesn’t make you feel at least a little excited and more in love with life, avoid it. The disorder must also be judiciously arranged. What that means is that it can’t be loud or vulgar or profane. Rather, it must have wit and style and a hint of crazy wisdom. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I have three sets

of questions for you, Scorpio. First, are you anyone’s muse? Is there a person who draws inspiration from the way you live? Here’s my second query: Are you strong medicine for anyone? Are you the source of riddles that confound and intrigue them, compelling them to outgrow their narrow perspectives? Here’s my third inquiry: Are you anyone’s teacher? Are you an influence that educates someone about the meaning of life? If you do play any of these roles, Scorpio, they are about to heat up and transform. If you don’t currently serve at least one of these functions, there’s a good chance you will start to soon.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to my reading of the astrological omens, you should draw inspiration from this Chinese proverb: “Never do anything standing that

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you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.” In other words, Sagittarius, you need extra downtime. So please say NO to any influence that says, “Do it now! Be maniacally efficient! Multitask as if your life depended on it! The more active you are the more successful you will be!” Instead, give yourself ample opportunity to play and daydream and ruminate.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In Raymond

Chandler’s pulp fiction novel Farewell, My Lovely, his main character is detective Philip Marlowe. At one point Marlowe says, “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.” In accordance with your astrological omens, Capricorn, I’m asking you to figure out how you might be like Marlowe. Are there differences between what you think you need and what you actually have? If so, now is an excellent time to launch initiatives to fix the discrepancies.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There’s a

slightly better chance than usual that you will have a whirlwind affair with a Bollywood movie star who’s on vacation. The odds are also higher than normal that you will receive a tempting invitation from a secret admirer, or meet the soul twin you didn’t even know you were searching for, or get an accidental text message from a stranger who turns out to be the reincarnation of your beloved from a previous lifetime. But the likelihood of all those scenarios pales in comparison to the possibility that you will learn big secrets about how to make yourself even more lovable than you already are.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Author Eva

Dane defines writer’s block as what happens “when your imaginary friends stop talking to you.” I suspect that something like this has been happening for you lately, Pisces -- even if you’re not a writer. What I mean is that some of the most reliable and sympathetic voices in your head have grown quiet: ancestors, dear friends who are no longer in your life, ex-lovers you still have feelings for, former teachers who have remained a strong presence in your imagination, animals you once cared for who have departed, and maybe even some good, old-fashioned spirits and angels. Where did they go? What happened to them? I suspect they are merely taking a break. They may have thought it wise to let you fend for yourself for a while. But don’t worry. They will be back soon. Homework: What’s the thing you lost that should stay lost? What’s the thing you lost that you should find?


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When is Queen Victoria’s birthday? What was Queen Victoria’s first name? Victoria Day became an official holiday in Canada in what year? What Canadian Army Regiment still uses Queen Victoria’s royal cypher on their crest? When was the reign of Queen Victoria? Note: Victoria Day is not one of the general (paid) holidays in Nova Scotia.


ahead divides in two, Aries, I am hoping you can work some magic that will allow you to take both ways at once. If you do master this riddle, if you can creatively figure out how to split yourself without doing any harm, I have a strong suspicion that the two paths will once again come together no later than August 1, possibly before. But due to a curious quirk in the laws of life, the two forks will never again converge if you follow just one of them now.

1. May 24, 1819, 2. Alexandrina, 3. 1845, 4. The Royal Canadian Regiment, 5. June 20, 1837-January 22, 1901

ARIES (March 21-April 19): When the path

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Horoscopes for the week of May 15th


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The Disappeared screens at Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville May 16 The Disappeared, shot on the open ocean off the coast of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia plays at The Al Whittle Theatre on May 16 at 7pm. It is the gripping tale of six men determined to row home after their fishing boat sinks far out at sea. Says writer/director Shandi Mitchell, “The story began after I spoke with a 92-year-old who had worked on the ocean his entire life. I asked him if he had ever been afraid. He looked away and answered ’Once’, after his boat went down and he and his crew had to find their way home.”

The screening will also include a visit from The Disappeared stars Brian Downey and Neil Matheson. Following the showing will be a Q&A session with the actors to discuss the making of and behind-the-scenes of the film’s production. For his performance as Pete, Shawn Doyle (Grown Up Movie Star, John A: Birth of a Country, Big Love) won the ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance by a male actor, as well as Best Performance at the Canadian Film Festival. Nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards, The Disappeared recently received the Coup de Coeur award at the Dieppe International Film Festival in France. Follow The Disappeared: | Facebook: / TheDisappearedFilm | Twitter: @disappearedfilm

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FAMILY FUN IN THE VALLEY ABCs of Family Fun B is for Bowling “It’s the most fun you’ll have in someone else’s shoes!” So says the slogan for Fairlanes Bowling Alley in New Minas. When was the last time you went bowling? Often we think of bowling as something just for kids, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the most fun nights we had out was at our 30-something’s friend’s birthday party at the bowling alley! Another friend had a blind date at the bowling alley! Bring out your inner child! Try your hand at glow bowling on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to midnight at

May 15 – 29, 2014 Fairlanes in New Minas. Those with kids, remember you can book birthday parties at the bowling alley, or just go there for family fun. They have a couple of lanes available where you can lower the bumper guards to make it easier for kids (and some adults like me!). I call ahead to make sure one of those lanes is available before we head over. Fairlanes also runs a student special from Mondays to Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm. For a $5 flat fee, students can have unlimited bowling and free shoes. No adult players allowed in the lanes—just students! This summer, starting the second week in June, Fairlanes is open only Thurs-Sat (subject to change). It is a “cool” spot to spend a hot day! Laura Churchill Duke


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

PuLsE: A community group exhibition Men’s basketball announces committed recruit from Fredericton This group exhibition features the work of artists who participatied in the live painting event Art Battle 125. Held in Wolfville on May 10, Art Battle is a national event of live competitive painting, with the finale in Toronto. Painters created the best work they could across three rounds of public painting. The audience voted for the winners of each round, and the single winner of each event goes on to a provincial competition. Wolfville’s winner this year was Heather Alexis Porter of Hantsport.

Porter is Valley born and raised and never has left the pond. After receiving a BA at Acadia University in Art History, she attended classes at NSCAD and continues to develop her art through workshops with fellow artists.

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Acadia University and Head Coach Stephen Baur of the Axemen men’s basketball team are pleased to announce the commitment of Fredericton native Dan Luton. Photo by James Skinner: Heather Alexis Porter

Vibrant colours and blooming flowers were featured in Porter’s winning piece. “Nature, intuition and color are the inspiration of my work.” Porter says, “I feel as if my art is ever changing just as my surroundings are ever changing. My art is a way to communicate something that has caught my eye. My process usually starts with drawing and then proceeds with adding color and then sometimes texture. Many times it feels like a process of mediative creation and a balance act.” For the exhibition, a selection of work from each artist has been selected, a pulse on the artist’s current painting practice. Artists include Rose Adams, Emily Clark, Sarah Effenberger, Bob Hainstock, Jane Lutes, Rylee Oosterhuis, Alex Porter, Gerri Robertson, and Paul Syme. The exhibit runs until June 14. Artist Afternoon: June 4, 3pm Join us in the gallery for tea and coffee for conversation with select artists from the exhibit. Acadia University Art Gallery |

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Evolution and opportunity. That’s what Acadia University has meant to Student of the Year Darcy Shea as she graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration diploma in one hand and a one-year contract to work at Disney World in the other. “I’ve evolved so much since first year,” she says, “I’m almost a different person.” She left her hometown of Waterdown, Ontario, because she wanted to go to a small university with a good reputation. An Acadia campus tour in her grade 12 summer sealed the decision. “I fell in love with Acadia as soon as I stepped on campus,” she says. “It was beautiful.” On her first day, she was recruited to play for the Ultimate Frisbee team. She successfully ran for vice-president of the club and made good friends, and she hasn’t stopped since. She’s been on house council, was a Residence Assistant, joined the Students’ Union, and took part in Relay for Life. In fourth year, she was elected to the Students’ Union Executive and developed new and close friendships. “I’ve learned at Acadia it’s never too late to get involved and make new friends,” she says.

She’s proud of having participated in Welcome Week every year, starting as an incoming student and ending as a member of the Executive. Shea’s advice to prospective students? “Meet as many new people as you can. Be aware that you’re always changing, and be prepared to adapt. Get involved, and spread your wings!” Her biggest surprise was the opportunities she received at Acadia, including attending the Atlantic Residence Conference. “There were people there from Mount Allison, Dalhousie, St. FX, Acadia – it was really cool,” she says. Shea sees her work contract with Disney World as a gap year while she figures out her next step, whether to continue her education or start a career. “The opportunities I was given at Acadia I would never have had at a big school,” Shea says. “I wouldn’t have had the confidence or the ability to jump for them or take advantage of them.” It’s hard to imagine this young woman ever having lacked confidence to jump for an opportunity. But maybe that’s evolution. Printed with permission

Luton, a six-foot five-inch forward who finishes his high-school career at Fredericton High School, brings great academic and athletic accolades to Acadia as a freshman. Based upon his application and acceptance to Acadia University, Daniel will receive the Chancellor’s Award of $51,000 over a four-year period while at Acadia. Luton was named as the 2013 Coaches’ Choice Award winner with the New Brunswick Canada Games men’s basketball team as a team captain for the fourth-place Canada Games team. He also received a similar award in 2012 on the New Brunswick Provincial Under 17 Basketball Team. Named captain of the Fredericton High School Senior Black Kats in 2013 to present, Luton won gold as Provincial Champions during the 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12 seasons and also captured gold as Provincial Champions with the Junior Varsity Black Kats. “We have been watching Dan develop at FHS over the past three years and are excited to have him join us at Acadia,” says Acadia head coach Stephen Baur. “Dan has proven his ability to perform on the big stage as shown in a provincial title and exciting run through Canada Games.” With a well-padded resume, Luton’s academic achievements include winning the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award along with being

named a Loran Scholar Nominee in 2013. Luton was also honoured with a 2012 Certificate of Distinction in the Cayley National Mathematics Contest provided by the University of Waterloo. Asked why he chose Acadia, Luton points to the university’s academic and athletic reputation as the main reason. “Acadia is a perfect fit for me. Academically, athletically and location-wise, it is a great school and I am very excited to hit the court next year.” When asked to elaborate on his choice, Luton is clear. “The university’s reputation speaks for itself. Acadia has a long history of successful athletic programs, especially pertaining to its basketball team which has really set itself above the competition. I have spoken to current and former students who all have great things to say about the classes and the campus, so I can’t wait to start in September.” The Axemen open the exhibition season by hosting Crandall University for two games on October 3 and 4 at 7pm and 2pm respectively before visiting Brandon University and Carleton University in the following weeks. Printed with permission.


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Cheri Killam is happily married to Michael Caplan and the proud mother of Max, Solomon, and Clara. After several university experiences, she made the massive decision to go to law school at age 37. She currently works at Nathanson Seaman Watts. When not blogging or learning to be a lawyer, Cheri reads like a fiend and runs. She also loves all things local! Obviously.



ometime there are things a person just has to do. Through no fault of her own, she’s subjected to torturous, painful experiences that simply must be gotten through for some purpose greater than the suffering she must endure. This week, sampling Domaine de Grand Pré Winery’s offerings was most decidedly not one of those experiences. With Clara by the hand, I swept up to Domaine de Grand Pré Winery booth and launched into my RootLocal spiel. A bewildered looking Anna Weig explained that

she’d been in Germany for three weeks and was therefore unsure of who I was or why I was asking my 6-year-old to try a sample of Maréchel Foch. See, I was hoping to get an “ew YUCK!” face from my dear daughter, but she is too diplomatic for that, so after she’d touched her little tongue to the liquid and politely declined it, I gallantly offered to finish off the sample for her. It really was lovely, but I do not go in much for reds, so I peeked around to see what else was on offer. Continued on page 10...

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...Continued from page 9 My eye landed on a very Champagne-y looking bottle. Anna explained that while the name Champagne cannnot be used unless said concoction is grown and bottled in the Champagne region of France, Domaine de Grand Pré’s cleverly-named Champlain is made using exactly the same process. It’s a bit of a mad-scientist process involving yeast inside the bottle and a beer-cap-style cap to seal it, a year or so to wait, and then an inverting, daily turning, and freezing process that allows the yeast to be fished out and a cork slapped into the bottle. I’m positive Wikipedia can explain it better than that. Suffice it to say: you can’t get this stuff in a kit. This adventure was educational in more ways than one. As I’d mentioned before, I was in a rush that day. As soon as we wheeled into the driveway, I frantically slapped the remainder of the cake together and had it ready about 30 seconds before the first guest arrived. At that point, I remembered the Champlain waiting out in the van. I fetched it and put it in the freezer. Here is where the educational bit comes in. Since I am a self-trained hack when it comes to wine appreciation, I googled how to drink champagne (a.k.a. Champlain) and learned it was best served cold. Although the freezer speeded things up a bit, my lovely sister Joan was not able to wait, as she had only popped by briefly to wish Max a happy party. She gamely agreed to give it a taste with me. I was happy to share, but I explained to her that I would have to be careful, because it should be cold. As it happens, Google was NOT kidding. If you open Champlain without letting it thoroughly chill, it will exit the bottle rather enthusiastically.

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eventual level of liquid was not much lowered. I poured three glasses (did you think I was leaving Mike out?) and we found the cork two days later. I was going to pretend I was all sophisticated and compare Champlain to all the other champagne I’ve tasted, but I realized you would see through me faster than a cork can hit a ceiling in the middle of a 13th birthday party. Here’s what I CAN tell you: Champlain is perfectly delicious. It is dry and apple-y tasting and it stings your mouth with a zillion bubbly bursts of champagne-y goodness. It’s not so dry that you feel your eyeballs are about to be sucked into your sinuses, and it’s not so bubbly that you feel your skull might lift off. I could drink this stuff every day. But I won’t, because that would mean it was no longer celebratory and there might be other ill effects. Please drink responsibly, audience. However, if you have anything you want to celebrate—a wedding, a birth, the beginning of Spring (at long last), or that it’s a Thursday afternoon—I highly recommend chilling a bottle of Champlain and then carefully opening it. My mother also tried it and also pronounced it delicious. Bonus: see how I resisted making a bad pun about how it’s not chamPLAIN, it’s chamAWESOME. Extra bonus: I’ll be called to the Bar on June 6th, an event that is often celebrated... Domaine de Grand Pré’s winery offerings can be found at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, at NSLC locations, and many other places, including the possibility of ordering it online! You can find all sorts of information about them at their website: Cheri Killam

The young gentlemen at the party were quite entertained by the enormous pop followed by me laughing my head off and my sister attempting to “save” the precious liquid by capturing it with her mouth. Fortunately, the bubbles were more sound than fury, and the

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Leone Stanway: Note Perfect! W

ell, folks, this is a first. I am sitting here at the Il Dolce Café, writing my Who’s Who, and my subject is here with me! I have never written one of these articles with the subject present. I am a little nervous, not going to lie, but inspired at the same time and feeling a little pressure to get all the facts right. Leone Stanway just happens to work as a part-time barista with me at the Il Dolce café on Elm Avenue, but that’s not how we met. Last fall, Leone came on board the Fezziwig Society as our musical director and taught us all (except me) how to sound beautiful on stage. I, unfortunately, can’t carry a tune in a knapsack, but Leone worked hard and the audiences loved the show. It was a blast. Despite all of Leone’s efforts, Widow Spanky sounded about as beautiful as she looked… but I made a new friend! Ladies and gents: Leone Stanway! The adorable Leone Stanway grew up in a teeny-tiny town in the mountains of British Columbia where she spent most of her time running amuck and attending school intermittently. Leone is one of two kids (she has a younger brother) and her family always had an assortment of pets/animals ranging from commonplace to very odd. Leone recently graduated from Acadia University with a B.A. in Music, and at the moment she is spending A LOT of her time contributing to various productions being performed in the

area. She does performance, directing, musical directing, and/or interfering as much as possible with the gentle flow of the rehearsals. She loves getting tangled up in projects, as it offers an incomparable opportunity to become engaged with a community and to continue developing her musical skills. As a child, Leone had wonderful experiences with theatre and musicals. She says, ”Participating in musicals had an immeasurable effect on the development of my life-skills and personality. You learn cooperation, kindness, self-awareness, confidence, and the list does not end. I can still hardly believe I’m in a position to offer this chance to others: it is one of the reasons I am particularly excited about working on Wolfville Elementary Schools production of The Wizard of Oz! The Wizard of Oz was also the first musical I was in, as it is for many of these kids.” The Wizard of Oz just wrapped up at Wolfville School to glowing reviews and packed houses (Congrats Leone and cast). I apologize for not getting this profile to you sooner so you could catch it (if you missed it), but you can see Leone’s work in the upcoming production of Stage Prophets’ Les Miserables. She gets to put on her performing suit for this production and I’m very excited to check it out. Les Miserables will be performed at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville May 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7pm with

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Who's WhoBrought to you by T.A.N. COFFEE a matinee performance on May 17at 1:30. Tickets are on sale now at Box of Delights and the Acadia Box Office in Wolfville, The Designer Café and the St. Joseph’s Church Office in Kentville, and M&M Meats in New Minas. As well, Leone is hard at work (before she heads back home for the summer) as Musical Director with the Women of Wolfville production coming up in a few months. WOW has a theme this year about clothing! When asked about hobbies and such, Leone answers that her work is her hobby and she loves it! She does like to travel, which counts as a hobby, and she usually works as she travels, which adds fun and experience. Leone’s future goals include continuing to offer what she can to the local arts community, especially any work involving children, as she feels it’s super important to nurture those young talents. She also plans to return to school to complete her Masters, but first she’d like to get herself to another country asap for a bit of R&R and discovery. Her to-do list is lengthy, but with Leone’s determination, I’m sure she’ll get through it all. I always end my Who’s Who interviews by saying, “Tell me some interesting facts about yourself.” Leone’s answers were quite priceless. She says, “I never learned how to cartwheel, although I understand it in theory. I have a

Mexican Kingsnake, which is currently residing in B.C. with one of my past music teachers, and I’ve swum in the Mekong and in the Nile, and as far as I know, did not catch diseases in either.” HA HA!!! Her answers are as sweet and entertaining as her beautiful singing voice! Best of luck, Leone. Thanks for hitting all the right notes with the Wolfville Theatre Community! And thanks for always getting my Americano just right! Sincerely, Widow Spanky! Mike Butler



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What is your Business?

All-natural herbal body care products made by belly dancing herbalists in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Facial care, massage oils, body butters, medicinal ointments, body glitter gels, women/baby care, teas, incense, & more. Locally harvested plant material as well as botanical ingredients used in our line.

What are you most proud of in the product you make or grow for Market?

I am very proud of one particular product I have recently created. It's called 'Nova Scotia Forest' Incense & everything in it was harvested in our forests, then dried, & processed by my herbal apprentices & me. I believe it's the only bioregional incense being made in the area. It contains Sweet Fern, Wintergreen, Pearly Everlasting, Bayberry, Sarsaparilla, & Labrador Tea.....many of which were considered sacred & burned in the households of First Nations communities.

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What do you love best about coming to Market?

Because I often work alone from home (especially during the winter months when I am not out harvesting with apprentices), I really enjoy the social interaction of the market. There are always lots of hugs & encouraging words from customers as well as market vendors. Also, I like to see & sample the delightful creations of the other artisans & food vendors.

What are you doing to keep your inspiration going for your work?

Sister Lotus

Luscious body care made by belly dancing herbalists All natural ingredients (including scents & colours) Facial care, perfumes, teas, artisan soaps, medicinal ointments, incense, & more!


I think it's so important to keep learning! I have recently started studying Shamanic Herbalism with a herbalist in Arizona. It is a 6 month course that involves connecting with plants on a very deep level. I find this work to be so rich, fulfilling, & nourishing to my soul. I hope it will translate to even more soulful products!

Market Team Profile:

Emma Laskey

What is your role with the Market Team? And, please describe what you do.

I run The Kid's Craft which gives the kids who come by at the market a chance to make a fun craft. I come up with ideas and help the kids putting the crafts together.

Customer Profile:

Henry Hoeksma

Why have you made the decision to do this Work at the Market?

I decided to work at the market because I love the sense of community it provides, as well as working with kids. The market raises an awareness of the importance of buying local and provides a warm, friendly place for people to gather every week.

How long have you been a customer of the Wolfville Farmers' Market and how often do you come?

My wife, Marie, and I moved to Wolfville in 1999. I remember the open-air markets of the early 2000's in the sun, rain, wind, and sometimes even snow. We still go every Saturday morning when we are in town.

Why do you come to the Wolfville Farmers' Market and have those reasons changed over time?

We come to the market for produce, to see if there is a new vendor, and to get a treat--a chocolate, a danish, or a hot apple cider. It used to be just to buy things but now we have so many friends here it's our community.

What are some of your other interests and passions?

My wife and I are both sailors so we spend a lot of our summer weekends on Mahone Bay. We usually drop by the market on our way down to the boat.

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My favourite part of working at the market is seeing the big smiles from the kids after they're finished with their craft. I love giving the kids a chance to have fun at the market while their parents look around at the other vendors.

If you were to tell a friend why you work with the Wolfville Farmers' Market, what would you tell them?

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The Blue SkyJournal The Blue Sky Journal was not that different from the Grapevine. In 1979, a group of community-minded writers and photographers decided to start an alternative newspaper in the area. The Blue Sky Journal was born of a desire to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the Valley. Issue #1, in October 1979, described our vision: “The creation of a monthly news media, a lively view of the community and the issues which affect us, and a showcase for local writers.” The publication was first released with two editions per month, then changed to monthly and sold for 25 cents a copy. We sold ads, usually the size of a business card, to raise funds. The greatest difference between The Blue Sky Journal and the Grapevine was technology. In 1979, we used typewriters and calligraphy. We designed the ads by hand and drew the illustrations with a black pen. The headlines were neatly written in calligraphy with the typed articles below.

Our editorial staff consisted of editors Lila Brooks (Hope-Simpson) and Mercedes Brian; photographer Rob McKinnon; layout artists David Threlford, Mike Sturgeon and Grace Van Horne; ad rep Greg Brooks; associate Chris Cann; writers Jim Queen and Randy Lawrence; and artist Joanne Arsenault-May. Quite an enthusiastic team! Looking back, I am amazed at the scope of our content and the quality of our articles. From anti-nuclear rallies to bee-keeping, fasting to legal aid, we covered it all! Not only did we report on controversial events and profile community members, we published baby-food recipes, classified ads and horoscopes! There was nothing we could not do! And everything was done by hand, from layout and advertising to delivery and promotion! We worked together as a team, full of positive enthusiasm and brimming with exciting ideas. In February 1980, I profiled a dear friend and resident of Starr’s Point, Jack Marriott, who was almost 92 years old. “Talking with Jack about his life is a fascinating though tricky task, as each experience produces tangents of anecdotes, incidents and tales, each one as witty as the next….” In the same edition was an article on “Erosion: Topsoil Down the Drain” by Mercedes Brian, a piece on “Cooperative Games” by Grace Van Horne and a blurb on the “Wolfville Folk Club” by Jim Queen.

Our hand-drawn ads, which financed the publication, included Yum Bakery, EOS, Shaklee, Music Lessons by Jeffrey May, Rafuse Building Supplies, Chuckie’s Jean Patch, the Apple Tree Landing Restaurant, The Artisans Gallery and more. Classified ads for that same issue, which cost $1 per ad, included Labrador puppies for $5, stereo repairs, a cast-iron cook stove, old books, an upright piano for $800 and Neil’s Custom Grinding. Our final copy was published in September 1980. We said “Farewell, but not goodbye” with high hopes of resuming, but the youthful 542-5157

volunteers behind the scenes went our separate ways and reshuffled. The Blue Sky Journal was a lively and eclectic forum about passion & ideas and it did indeed fill a gap in our community in 1979 and 1980, giving many budding writers an opportunity to grow and expand. Some of us are still writing! Lila Hope-Simpson (Lila Hope-Simpson is an educator, author and freelance writer.)






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Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies Amanda Ferguson | The Rolled Oat | 420 Main, Wolfville |

This recipe for gluten-free double chocolate brownies is full of yummy things, including the most important thing: chocolate! Fudgy, chocolatey and full of protein, this recipe is super easy to make! Amanda Ferguson

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THURSDAYS: Blend all ingredients in a food processor then pour into a parchment lined 9x13 pan.

2 c. cooked cooled quinoa 1/3 c. of milk 3 large beaten eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 c. of oil 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2-1 c. of dark chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you really like

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350°. Allow to cool before cutting.

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Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (15th, 22nd, 29th) 9pm

n April. 26 in Wolfville's Studio Z, The Funtime Brigade produced episode #7 of their live podcast, Make Time for a Good Time. Oliver Lund hosted and interviewed Scotty Marsters, Tanar Repchull of 44 Productions, and Cuckoo Moon. Here's a little snippet of the interview with Kate Adams and Cathy Arsenault of Cuckoo Moon.

Library Pub (Wolfville): Tom Paul (15th), TBA (22nd, 29th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night w/ Aden (15th, 22nd, 29th) 9pm

FRIDAYS: Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (16th, 23rd) 6:30-9:30pm

Oliver: When did you guys start making music? What inspired that? Cathy: I was 12 and a friend's father had just gotten back from a trip to Asia. He had brought back a sitar. It was so gorgeous and it just had all these harmonic sounds and strings. I just fell in love with that sound and all the possibilities there. I then of course quickly got a guitar out of the Sears catalog, coming from a totally non-musical family. I played at the seminary folk mass until I knew better at 13. Oliver: How about you, Kate? What was it like for you? Kate: Well, after playing classical guitar for a couple years, I think it came out of teenage angst. You know, a lot of us have this angst when we're teenagers and really need a way to express that, like an outlet. For me, I would sit in my room for hours and hours and just play my guitar and make up songs. Oliver: So, why don't you tell us a bit about your guys’ approach to songwriting? Cathy: Well, my brain is very abstract, but it's also very visual. I get inspired by looking out the window, gazing at the moon, the smell of the garden. You know, different things like that. Kate: For me it's a little more like... Well, sometimes, I know a song is coming and I don't write it right away. Sometimes I just enjoy that feeling that you have when you know it's sitting there waiting for you. It's magical, it's like it's knocking at your door. You grab a

cup of tea or a beer, whatever time of day it is, sit down and welcome it in. And there it is. I love that. Oliver: So how did you guys decide on the name Cuckoo Moon? Cathy: Many miles of walking really. Tons and tons of names. You know like everybody's tried to name something. And then the moon... Kate: We've always been moon worshippers. Cathy: We're, really... Kate & Cathy: Cuckoo. Kate: Yeah, I think it describes us really well. Cathy: A bunch of old birds. Kate: The cuckoo bird is actually a really lazy bird and it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. Like it doesn't even get it together to build its own nest. It goes into other birds’ nests and lays its eggs and lets the other women bring up the chick. Cathy: But I didn't raise her children. Kate: Yeah, and I didn't raise hers. Note: The next Make Time For A Good Time Podcast happens in Wolfville’s Studio Z on Thursday, May 29. To listen to full podcasts, check out: / Facebook: The Funtime Brigade

Joe’s Food Emporium (Wolfville): Freddy Mujica (16th), SWIG (23rd) 7-10pm Kings Arms Pub (Kentville): Al King Band (16th) 7-10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): JF Lovely (16th), 10-2 Midnight (23rd) 8pm

Lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): Matt Millett & Rob Hunt (17th) 8:30pm, Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, $10 donation (24th) 8pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Leo Boudreau (17th, 24th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Music By Tristan Legg (24th) 9pm The Anvil (Wolfville): Live DJ (17th, 24th) 10pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): DJ Shorty P, $3 (17th), The Prophets, $5 (24th) 9:30pm1:30am

SUNDAYS Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Paddy’s Session Band (18th, 25th) 8pm

MONDAYS: Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Mike Milne (19th), w/Angela Riley (26th) 8pm

TUESDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Gus Web (20th, 27th) 12-2pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Trivia Nights, $2 (20th, 27th) 7pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville) Irish Jam Session (20th, 27th) 8pm T.A.N Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mic with Donna (20th, 27th) 8-10 pm

Union Street Café/Wick Pub (Berwick): Open Mic w/Don Osburn (16th), w/Speakeasy (23rd) 8pm


West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Billy T (16th), DJ Lethal Noize (23rd) 10pm

Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): Angela Riley (21st), Ernie Laidlaw (28th) 5pm


Troy Restaurant (Wolfville): Ian Brownstein, Belly Dancing, & Friends (21st, 28th) 6pm

Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): Mike Aube (17th), The Hupman Brothers (24th) 10am West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Rob & Matt (17th) 3pm, DJ Lethal Noize (17th) 10pm, Broken Circuit (24th) 9pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Kevin Davidson (17th), Sean Peori (24th) 7pm

Kings Arms Pub (Kentville): Trivia Night (21st, 28th) 8-10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Billy T’s Karaoke (21st, 28th) 9pm



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Weekly Events

Cochrane’s Walk & Talk — Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am. Heart & Stroke walkabout program. Also Tuesdays 10am. INFO: 542-3972 Babies & Books Drop-in — Wolfville Memorial Library 10–11am. Newborn to 2 years. Until May 29. INFO: 542-5760 / Fun & Fables — Library, Windsor 10:30–11:30am. Until June 12. Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 2 to 5. FEE: no charge. INFO: 798-5424 In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres 1–5pm. Also Tuesdays 6pm. INFO: 542-2656. Seniors’ Afternoon Out — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:30–4:30pm. Social afternoon with peers. Also Tuesdays 1:30–4:30pm. FEE: $5. INFO: Robin, 698-6309. Boardgame Night — C@P Lab, Wolfville Public Library, 7pm. Bring your games! Ages 12+. FEE: no charge. INFO: Liam, 542-9482. Tai Chi — L’Arche Hall, Wolfville 7–9pm. FEE: no charge to try a class. INFO: 542-0558

Saturdays North Mountain Market — 8am-2pm, United Church, Harbourville. Until Oct. 25. High-quality, locally produced foods, hand-made products and workshops on healthy living choices. Spots available for vendors of: baked goods, fresh fish, eggs, apples, honey, maple syrup, wine, coffee and quality, hand-made products made from local wood. INFO: Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 8:30am-1pm May 17 Music: Mike Aube May 17: Outdoor Courtyard Opens for the Season! May 24 Music: The Hupman Brothers Band INFO: Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville 12–1pm Weekly West African Drumming Workshops — Wolfville Baptist Church 1–3pm. FEE: $5. INFO: 681-9870 / / facebook: Djembes and Duns Wolfville Family History Workshop — C@P Lab, Wolfville Library 2–4pm. Until end of June. Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month (May 17). Access to thousands of records, friendly genealogy professionals. Bring a laptop or tablet if possible. FEE: no charge INFO:

Sundays Family & Community Flea Market — Port Williams, former Stage 2 building. 8am-1pm. INFO: Capoeira — Clark Commons, Wolfville 1–3pm. AfroBrazilian martial art w/ strong emphasis on dance and music. FEE: no charge. INFO: facebook: Campus Capoeira Social Ballroom Dancing — Community Centre, Port Williams 3–5pm. Practice your existing dance skills and learn new group dances. FEE: $17.50 per membership per semester, or $5 per session drop-in fee per couple. INFO: Alan, 678-0375

Mondays Painting Morning — Recreation Centre, Wolfville 9:30am-12pm. W/Evangeline Artist Cooperative. Informal, unstructured & social. FEE: $2 INFO: Jean, 542-5415. Toastmasters — 2nd Floor, Irving Centre, Acadia 6:30–8pm. Communicative skills to enhance peaceful and effective dialogue. All welcome. INFO: Judy, 681-4643 /

Tai Chi Classes — White Rock Community Centre (lower level) 7–8:30pm. Until end of May. Instructor Ed Schofield. FEE: $5 INFO: Insight (Vipassana) Meditation — Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia, downstairs, 7:30–9pm. W/Laura Bourassa. Suitable for beginner and experienced meditators. Instructions, short talk, discussion. FEE: free-will offering. INFO: 365-2409.

Tuesdays Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 10–10:30am. Until May 20. Suggested age range: 3–5. INFO: 542-5760 / Friends in Bereavement — Western Kings Mem. Health Centre, Berwick 10am-12pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (May 20). VON Adult Day Program Room (main floor) INFO: River Street Rug Hooking Studio — 38 River Street, Kentville 1–3:30pm. Drop-in rug hooking. FEE: donation. INFO: Kay, 697-2850 Friends in Bereavement — Kentville Baptist Church 2–4pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (May 20). Left parking lot entrance. INFO: Lego-rama — Windsor Library 3:30–4:30pm. Until May 27. Ages 5–10 INFO: Homework Club — Memorial Library, Wolfville (upstairs) 5–8pm. Looking for a little homework help or just a quiet place to settle in and get it all done? Ages 12+. INFO: 542-5760 / Valley Game Night — Gametronics, New Minas 6pm. Also Thursdays, 7pm @ Memorial Library, Wolfville. Board game/ card game group. New players welcome! FEE: no charge. INFO: Social Group for Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder — Various Wolfville locations 6–8pm. INFO: 357-3031 / Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus — Bethany Memorial Baptist Church (gym), Aldershot 7pm. We sing four-part harmony. INFO:


May 15 – 29, 2014

Fishing — Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor May 17, 7pm • MIPAC presents Fishing. Written by and starring Jeremy Webb, Paul Fisher is a forty-something, single, newspaper cartoonist with a failed marriage and a history of ‘going-nowhere’ relationships. In cyberspace there are hundreds of thousands of lonely people all summarizing their hopes, needs and desires on the global internet dating site ‘’. Paul can no longer resist the pull of the dating pool. Fishing is about week in the bizarre world of Internet dating. At the end of his seven days, Paul Fisher will definitely never be the same again; but will he have landed the fish of his dreams? TIX: $22 adult, $20 student/senior @, Home Hardware (Windsor) INFO: 798-5841 /

LIVE THEATRE Three to Get Married — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville May 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 8pm. 2pm matinée May 18 • This historic comedy by Kay Hill is set near Aylesford, NS, in the 1830s. It tells how a resourceful clergyman sets out to marry off his three daughters. With the running of the first stagecoach in Nova Scotia, the Government is offering a subsidy of 25 pounds to any householder on the route who will open his home as an inn for the passengers. Upper level theatre. There are no wheelchair accessible washrooms on that level, but the chairlift will be operational. See poster page 11. TIX: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors (65+) INFO: 678-8040 / Les Miserables — Festival Theatre, Wolfville May 15, 16, 17, 18, 7pm. May 17, 1:30pm matinée • St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets are thrilled to be presenting the full-stage production of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, one of the most beloved and longest-running musicals of all time. It is gearing up to be an impressive event, with incredibly gifted actors, beautiful display of period costumes, creative set designs and hundreds of hours of dedication from the cast and volunteers. NOTE: We will be collecting personal products such as toothpaste/ brushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and socks for Open Arms at the shows. We would greatly appreciate your donations! TIX: $20 @ Acadia Box Office, Box of Delights (Wolfville), St Joseph’s Church Office (Kentville), Designer Café (Kentville), M&M Meats (New Minas), Alliance Dental (Coldbrook) INFO: 542-1870 / Poetry and Motion — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville May 17, 18, 2pm • Journey into the magical world of puppets, poetry and mime. Audience members will thrill to the visually dramatic and dynamic staging, the inspiring messages, and the artistic beauty of the plays. For ages 4–12, and young-at-heart adults! See page 9. TIX: $12 adults, $10 children 12 and under, $40 for family of 4 @ Box of Delights Bookstore (Wolfville) INFO: 697-2607 /


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Kentville Farmers’ Market — Town Hall Recreation Centre, 350 Main Street, Kentville 10am-2pm. Open year-round. INFO: /

Doretta Groenendyk — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until they’re gone • A show and sale of the original artwork for Step Outside, the latest book by Doretta Groenendyk. A beautiful combination of sport, art, poetry, nature and family. INFO: 542-7093 /

French Storytime/ L’heure des histoires — Wolfville Memorial Library 10–11am. Until end of May. French songs, rhymes & stories. Age 3–5. INFO: 542-5760 /

Judith J. Leidl — Oriel Fine Art, Wolfville • Fine art: floral paintings, scarves, acrylic paintings, prints, ceramics, and Inuit work from Baffin Island. INFO: 670-7422 /

UPCOMING: The Secret Garden — Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor May 30, 31, June 6, 7, 7:30pm. May 31, June 1, 7, 2pm matinée • Quick As A Wink Theatre Society presents the beautiful musical “The Secret Garden”. See poster page 11. TIX: $17.50 adult, $15 student/QAAW members, $12 age 12 and under @ Moe’s Place Music (Windsor) or call. INFO: 798-5565 / The Apple Blossom Ghost Walk — Cornwallis Inn, Kentville June 1, 8pm • Reservations encouraged. TIX: $15 adult, $10 student INFO: / Until We Meet Again — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville June 5, 6, 7, 8pm, June 8, 2pm • A new dramatic comedy by Nova Scotian playwright Colleen Hagen and performed by Carole and Geoff Ball. Having not seen each other for almost 40 years, Harold and Ellen and are reunited for the first time since college. These two find they still have a thing or two in common as they look back on their past sorrows and dreams. Presented by Plays On Stage. TIX: $15 INFO/RSVP: 678-8040 / 902 . 365 . 3322

PuLsE: A Community Group Exhibition — Acadia Art Babies and Books — Windsor Library 10:30–11am. Until Gallery, Wolfville. Until June 14 • Group exhibition featuring INFO: May 28. Ages 0–24 months. the work of artists who participated in the live painting Toddler Rhyme Time — Civic Centre, New Minas 10:45– event Art Battle 125. A selection of work from each artist has 11:45am. Please register. FEE: no charge. INFO: 678-5760 been selected: Rose Adams, Emily Clark, Sarah Effenberger, Bob Hainstock, Jane Lutes, Rylee Oosterhuis, Alex Porter, Wolfville Breastfeeding Support Group — Multipurpose Gerri Robertson, Paul Syme INFO: room (upstairs), EKM Health Centre, Wolfville 10am-12pm. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (May 21). INFO: Jean Leung B.A, M.S.W. — Designer Cafe, Kentville. Until June 15 • Jean Leung makes her home in Grand Pré and is inspired by the beauty of field, forest and family. She uses Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., watercolour to capture the ever-changing seasons of life Wolfville 4–7pm. Featuring Community Market Suppers! May 21 Music: Angela Riley May 28 Music: Ernie Laidlaw Theme: Apple Blossom Market Supper INFO: Wolfville Community Chorus — 30 Wickwire Ave., Wolfville 5:30–7pm. New members welcome! FEE: $180 yearly membership, no charge for first-time drop-in. INFO: 542-0649 /

They Came From Away — Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville May 17, 8pm • A play written by and featuring Trevor McKinven. A look at the events in Gander, Newfoundland in the days following September 11, 2001 TIX: $12 INFO: 825-6834 /

and land. INFO: 542-5415 / /

Apple Bin Art Gallery — Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville • Approximately 100 pieces of affordable, original art created by local Valley artists. The art is changed every two months so there is always something new to see. Part proceeds go towards hospital equipment and to help support Annapolis Valley health care programs. The next art exchange is May 29. Affordable Art Sale — May 16, 17, 18, 9am-4pm @ 3 Harris Place, Wolfville. Original small and large pieces. INFO: Bobbie,

The New Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is May 26th! Operations and Measurement – Productivity; Waste at work – lessons from Toyota; Begin with the end in mind – lessons from Lean; interpersonal productivity – lessons from the teamwork lab.

Sessions are $50 for a half day module, first module is free! Donna Fancey | 543-1067 |


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May 15 – 29, 2014

WHAT'S HAPPENING FROM May 15–29, 2014 To be included in our event listings, please email:

THURSDAY, 15 Chicken BBQ — Fire Hall, New Minas 11am–7pm • Chicken BBQ for the New Minas Vol. Fire Department Includes 1/2 chicken, potato salad, coleslaw & roll. Delivery available. TIX: $10 per plate @ 678-9524 / 681-6661 for tickets INFO: 681-2787 /

FRIDAY, 16 Chase the Ace — Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick 5pm. Also May 23 • Draw at 7:15pm, light supper 5–7pm. Bring your Musical Talents for a “Kitchen Party” after the draw. TIX: $5 per ticket, $5 supper INFO: 5389440 / Concert: WineHardt: Django Uncorked — The Designer Cafe, Kentville 6–9pm • The Wolfville Thought Factory presents live music every Friday night at the Designer Cafe. TIX: no charge INFO: 365-3322 / Medieval Swordplay — Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 7–8:30pm. Also May 23 • Shinsen-Gumi Dojo Medieval Swordplay. We use safe practice weapons to try techniques against each other. I’ve been doing swordfight training for 18 years. Ages 12 and up. TIX: no charge INFO: 692-1047 / gangdemongol@ Film: The Disappeared — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7–9pm • Filmed in Lunenburg, NS, Writer/Director Shandi Mitchell’s gripping story of six fishermen adrift on the North Atlantic Ocean following the loss of their fishing vessel. This journey conveys a profoundly stark but beautiful view of the natural world and of these men forced to confront their mortality in their fight for survival. Stars Brian Downey and Neil Matheson will be in attendance, a Q&A session with them follows. See p. 7. TIX: $10 INFO: 499-0666 / / Dance: Route 12 — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 8pm–12am • Dance the night away to the music of Route 12. TIX: $5 INFO: 798-0888 / Victoria Day Dance — Lions Club, Kentville 9pm–1am • Monthly dance with Vintage. Great 50’s, 60’s 70’s tunes to dance the night away. Munchies, spot dances, fifty/ fifty, and a door prize. TIX: $6, $10 couple INFO: 6794899 /

SATURDAY, 17 Breakfast — Lions Club, Wolfville 7–10am • Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, beans, hash browns, toast, tea, coffee, juice. Proceeds for community projects TIX: $6, $3 ages 10 and under INFO: 542-4508 Breakfast — Community Hall, Centreville 7–10:30am • Breakfast with: eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, juice, coffee, tea, homemade beans, homemade hash browns, etc. TIX: donation INFO: 678-3999 Breakfast — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 7:30– 10am • A full breakfast. Proceeds go towards the legion expenses. TIX: $6 INFO: 542-5869

Breakfast — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 7:30– 10am • Support the Windsor Legion and Windsor Fire Department. Full breakfast of: bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, baked beans, toast, juice, coffee or tea TIX: $6 adults, $3 children, no charge children under 6 INFO: 798-0888 / rclbr09windsor@ Plant, Yard and Bake Sale — Glooscap Curling Club, Kentville 8am • Amazing plant selection, extensive display of resale items and yummy baked goods. Come early for best selection. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-4637 / Breakfast — Community Hall, Burlington 8–10am • Free will offering. Proceeds for the hall. TIX: donation INFO: 538-3441 Plant & Bake Sale — Baptist Church, Berwick 8am–12pm • Annuals and Perennials. Goodies from a bake table. Enjoy fellowship with tea/coffee and a muffin for a freewill offering. Proceeds for church work. TIX: donation INFO: 538-8276 / Yard Sale — New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville 8am–1pm • Rain or shine. TIX: donation INFO: 678-5553 Outdoor Courtyard Opens for the Season — Farmers Market, Wolfville 8:30am–1pm • Enjoy your lunch, chat with friends, and breathe the fresh spring air. All of the loved regular Market vendors will be inside with their delicious, nutritious and artful creations. TIX: no charge INFO: 697-3344 / Relay for Life Yard Sale — Baptist Church, New Minas 8:30am–1pm • Relay for Life, All Teams Yard Sale. Canteen on site. Weather permitting TIX: no charge INFO: 678-0200 / Yard Sale/Plant Sale — Community Hall, Black River 8:30am–1pm • Hotdogs/Pop will also be available. Yard sale donations will be accepted. TIX: prices as marked INFO: Clara, 542-3180 / Plant Sale — Community Center, Lakeville 9am–12pm • Lakeville Women’s Institute 25th Annual Plant Sale. Everyone welcome, proceeds for hall maintenance. TIX: Various prices INFO: Ticket Auction and Tea — Fire Hall, Waterville 10am–2pm • Waterville Baptist Church is holding their annual Ticket Auction and Tea. Draw starts at 2pm, tea is from 11am–1:30pm. Everyone is welcome. TIX: 20 tickets for $1, $4 for the tea INFO: 538-9653 / Flea Market/Rummage Sale — Community Hall, Scotts Bay 10am–2pm • The Scott’s Bay Community Hall Association holds a flea market, a rummage sale next door at the Seaside Centre. TIX: $5 per table, rummage $5 per bag INFO: 582-7489 / Planting Day & Mechanical Fair — Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown 10am–3pm • Heavy horse teams, antique tractors plowing, harrowing, and seeding the fields. A Mechanical Fair in conjunction with Planting Day, early 20th century mechanization made farm and household work miraculously easier. Come see the machines and the tasks they performed. The cookhouse is open. TIX: freewill donation. INFO: 678-7088 /

Community Gaming Tournament — Hantsport Fire Hall 10:30am (all day) • Playstation 4 “Call of Duty – Ghosts” community tournament. Cash prizes! Children under 16 require parental waiver. TIX: $30 INFO/Reg: Relay for Life Della’s Babes Family Fun Day — Fire Hall, New Minas 11am–2pm • Relay for Life, Della’s Babes Family Fun Day: bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, ticket auction TIX: donation INFO: 678-0200 / Pride Flag Raising — Waterfront Park, Wolfville 12pm • Come and join in to raise the Rainbow Flag with Mayor Jeff Cantwell and Valley citizens to acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. See page 2. TIX: no charge INFO: NS Loyalist & Planters — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 1:30–4:30pm • An Afternoon Workshop on Planter and Loyalist Settlers of Nova Scotia Presented by The Nova Scotia Branch of United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada. Share what you know about your ancestors or what you need to discover. Find out how to research your family history. Ask the experts on Loyalist and Planter origins in NS. Refreshments & 50/50. TIX: donation INFO: 245-1205 / Book Launch — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 3pm • The Cancer Olympics by Robin McGee. Reception, speakers, book reading and signing. Ardyth and Jennifer performing TIX: no charge INFO: BBQ for Relay for Life — Doolys, New Minas 4–6pm • Support the Relay for Life team by buying an afternoon snack! Come in and play some pool and get another ballot for the BBQ! TIX: donation INFO: 681-1838 / People First Banquet, Film & Dance — Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville 6–11pm • People First Nova Scotia began 25 years ago in Kentville. Now there are seven chapters across the province. Great food, inspirational speakers, a world premier of a movie and a dance w/ The Funtime Brigade & Winehardt TIX: $60 @ The Old Orchard Inn Reservation Desk: 542 5157 INFO: 582-3888 / / Variety Show — Community Hall, White Rock 7:30pm • Featuring: Don Feltmate, Ron Deadder, Harold Hunt, and “Mountain Fever” with Pam and Don Warner. Canteen available. TIX: $5 INFO: marlene. Beatles Barn Dance — Old Orchard Heritage Barn, Greenwich 8pm • Celebrate the launch of the book The Cancer Olympics by Robin McGee. Hal Bruce performing. TIX: donation to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada INFO: Dance: Route 12 — Lions Club, Coldbrook 9pm– 12:30am • Country/country rock, 50/60’s music. 50/50, door prize, spot dances, & canteen. TIX: $6 INFO: 678-8013 / Dance: Still Doing Time — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9:30pm • 19 and over TIX: $6 INFO: 678-8935

SUNDAY, 18 Ticket & Silent Auction, & Yard Sale — Community Hall, Centreville 10am–3pm • Yard sale, silent auction, ticket auction, and BBQ too. Donations are very much appreciated! TIX: 20 tickets for $1 INFO: 582-7623 / Hike: Cape Split — 999 Cape Split Road, 12:30– 5:30pm • Meetup at 12:30pm at the trailhead parking area, by the trailhead sign. Wet, muddy areas, moderate difficulty level. 2 hrs each way with lunch break at the Split. Bring: lots of water, snacks, hiking footwear, light jacket. A commanding view of the upper Bay of Fundy region and hear ‘the voice of the moon’. NOTE: keep back from the cliff edges!! See online event calendar the day of for updates & directions. TIX: no charge INFO: Fundy Film screens LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty) — Al Whittle Theatre, 8pm • In the 2014 Best Foreign Language Oscar, journalist Jep has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. He’s been a permanent fixture in literary-social circles since the legendary success of his only novel. When his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep unexpectedly takes stock, and finds Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. See ad p. 13. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / info@

MONDAY, 19 (Victoria Day) Babysitters Course — Canadian Red Cross, Kentville 9am–4pm • Designed for youth 11 years and up who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. Responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children, basic child care skills, what to do in emergencies. TIX: Some courses are free, some will have costs. Details available, please ask. INFO: 670-1383 / Book Presentation — Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pré 2pm • As a finalist for the Atlantic Book Award for Non-Fiction, Jonathan Fowler will present his most recent publication, Diaries of the Acadian Deportations, No. 1: Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beauséjour and Grand-Pré (co-authored by Earle Lockerby), at the Interpretation Centre followed by a guided walking tour. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-6002 /

TUESDAY, 20 Committee of the Whole — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 9am • All are welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: Town Council Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville 6:30pm • TIX: no charge INFO:

WEDNESDAY, 21 Meet Author Dian Thomas — Orchards and Tides Room, Kings Municipal Building, Kentville, May 21, 9:30–11am • .The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce present the opportunity to meet Dian Thomas, author of How to get a Million Dollars Worth of Free Publicity. Let’s talk about: public relations ideas, plans, or experiences. TIX: no charge INFO/ Reg:


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May 15 – 29, 2014

Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to: Ron Hynes Concert, Friday May 30, 8pm, Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville. Draw date: Sunday, May 25 Enter all draws: Wolfville Historical Society Monthly Meeting — Wolfville Legion Hall, 2–4pm • Monthly meeting to introduce the new Curator of the Randall House Museum, Dr Roger Marsters, PhD, who’ll talk about the new exhibit, “1914: War Comes to Wolfville”. The public is encouraged to come. TIX: no charge INFO:

250th Anniversary Gourmet Dinner & Auction — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 6pm • Celebrating 250th Anniversary of the Baptist presence in our area. Gourmet dinner and auction w/Nelson Penner of the Blomidon Inn. Auction viewing 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm TIX: $25 (call for tickets, pick up by May 18) INFO/RSVP: Karen and Blaine, 582-3127

The Ivany Report. Church and Community — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 7–7:30pm • Acadia President Ray Ivany addresses how the Church might engage with the community based on his recently released report. Brief AGM of Wolfville Area Interchurch Council starts immediately prior at 6:30pm. TIX: no charge INFO:

Archeology for Kids — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 6pm • Learn about local history through hands-on archaeological excavation w/Aaron Taylor. Basic archaeological skills: excavating, artifact identification, site interpretation. TIX: $225+HST INFO: 582-3842 /

Kings County Schizophrenia Society AGM — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 7pm • The Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of NS AGM. Speaker Stephen Conn, personal journey through mental illness. Everyone is welcome TIX: no charge INFO: Fundy Film screens THE EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD — Al Whittle Theatre, 8pm • In the summer of 2011, a three-masted schooner sets sail for Northeast Greenland, one of the most majestic and inhospitable places on the planet. Aboard is a Danish crew of adventurous scientists, artists and philosophers. In this superbly orchestrated film, they embark on an epic journey to a landscape that has not been walked by humankind since prehistoric times. See ad p. 13. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

THURSDAY, 22 VON Lunch Bunch — Sobeys, New Minas 11:30am– 12:30pm • A hot meal & a lively conversation. TIX: $8, limited seating INFO/RSVP: Anna, 678-1733 / anna. Jam Dance — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 7–8pm • Social mixer for all ages and abilities. Guided creative movement, dance and music. Meet new people and have fun in a safe creative way. TIX: $0.50 cents INFO: 583-3888 / JINGO! — Fire Hall, Hantsport 7–9pm • JINGO! A unique fundraiser bingo event! Prizes: Jockey women’s spring apparel & more. Proceeds to Save Hantsport Public Library Fund. TIX: $10 per card @ Hantsport Public Library, Town Hall, R&Gs Restaurant, Jane’s Again (Wolfville) INFO:

FRIDAY, 23 Breakfast — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 7:30– 10am • Bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, toast, jam, marmalade, coffee, tea, juice. TIX: $6 INFO: 542-5869 Fundraising Golf Tournament — Berwick Heights Golf Course, Weston 9am–2:30pm • Register your team. Proceeds support of the Student Bursary Fund at Landmark East School. TIX: $100 INFO: 542-2237 / Meet artist Jean Leung — The Designer Cafe, Kentville 9:30am–3:30pm • Jean will be painting on-site. Her artwork is available & on display through June 15. TIX: no charge INFO: 365-3322

Concert: The WoodScott Band — The Designer Cafe, Kentville 6–9pm • The Wolfville Thought Factory presents. All-ages venue. TIX: no charge INFO: 365-3322 / Benefit for O’Neal Blackman — Horton High School, Wolfville 7–9pm • Raise money for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle. TIX: donation INFO: 542-6075 Concert: Ask Your Sister — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8–10pm. Also May 24 • Ask Your Sister is coming home to the Valley! See page 7. TIX: $20 advance, $15 students, $25 door @ Box of Delights Bookshop (Wolfville) INFO: 542-9511 / Dance: Higher Limit — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 8pm–12am • Classic Rock & Roll. TIX: $5 INFO: 798-0888 / Concert: Coco Love with Caleb Miles — Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick 8:30pm • 19+, cash bar. All funds to Berwick Legion. TIX: $20 advance, $25 door @ Berwick Legion & phone. INFO: 538-7397 /

SATURDAY, 24 The Modern Knowledge Tour — Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax. May 24-25. • The tour travels across Canada combining unique speakers and their vast knowledge and experience of interlacing disciplines. Ask questions regarding our current knowledge, doctrines and dogmas. Speakers: Michael Tellinger, Richard Dolan, w/via video feed of Michael Tsarion, & G. Edward Griffin. See website for tickets and pricing. INFO: modernknowledge2014. com Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale — Greenfield and Forest Hill Roads, Gaspereau Mountain 8am–1pm • Lots of useful items, plants and kids’ stuff. Part proceeds go to area community organizations. Rain date: May 31. INFO: Janet, 542-4002 Yard Sale & Parish Breakfast — St. James Anglican Church, Kentville 8am–1pm • Yard Sale 8:30am, Parish Breakfast 8–10am TIX: $6 donation for breakfast INFO: 678-3123 / Kikima Grannies Jewellery Sale — Blomidon Garden Centre, Greenwich 8:45am–3:30pm • Fundraiser for Grandmother’s in Kenya raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. Donations of jewellery welcomed. TIX: donation INFO: 542-3605 / Book, Plant & Bake Sale — Library and Heritage Centre, Canning 9:30am–1pm • Selling donated

books, plants, and homemade baking to raise money to keep it open! TIX: no charge INFO: 582-7699 / 582-7749

Ford, Drive One For Your Skate Park — Kings County Academy, Kentville 10am–2pm • Valley Ford hosts a day of test driving in support of the Kentville Skate Park. Every test drive raises $20 to a maximum of $6000. Bring driver’s licence to complete the necessary paperwork. TIX: no charge INFO: 2 Cute 2 Toss Children’s Clothing & Toy sale — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 10am–1pm • Funds to The Relay for Life & Amy Paradis for her Eco Skeleton suit. TIX: $2 adult, no charge for children 12 and under, $5 table rental INFO: 472-2755 / k.nelson02@ Forever Is My Song! — United Baptist Church, Kentville 3pm & 7pm • The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir organization present their final musical offerings of the year! Both the Junior & Senior Choirs concluding with all 120 AVHC singers in song. TIX: $10 adults/seniors, $5 students @ Pharmasave (Berwick, Kentville, Wolfville) INFO: The Devil’s Half Acre Album Release — St. Croix United Church, Windsor 7–10pm • Folk band’s release of their new album “Die & Carry On”. A wonderful evening of acoustic folk music. TIX: $8 @ Moe’s Place Music Sales (Windsor) INFO: 789-0829 / Concert: Jamie Junger & the Hupman Brothers — Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville 8pm • Fundy Folk Night features singer-songwriter Jamie Junger & the Hupman Brothers, an energetic duo based in Wolfville. TIX: $10 INFO: 825-2062 / Spring Blossoms Dance — Fundy View Community Centre, Halls Harbour 9pm–1am • Country/ Rock ‘n’ Roll stylings of Wayne Brown’s well-known band Country Heat. 19+, designated drivers available. TIX: $10 INFO: Dance: Reboot — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9:30pm • 19+ TIX: $6 INFO: 678-8935

SUNDAY, 25 Medicinal Plant Walk — Nan’s Rock Shop, #13995 HWY #1. Wilmot 1–2:30pm • w/ herbalist Angie Oriana Jenkins of Sister Lotus. Learn how to use herbs or pick up a few new tips! They are all around us and can help add healthy choices to our lives. TIX: $20 INFO/Reg: 825-2700 Frenchy Day — Royal Canadian Legion, Canning 1–3pm • Donations of gently used items welcome. Drop off anytime after 4pm Tues–Sat. TIX: $5 per large garbage bag INFO: Legion, 582-7246 / Emily, 582-3157 Musical Benefit Show — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 1:30pm • Proceeds to medical expenses for Connie Munroe and daughter. Musical entertainment, bake table 50/50, auction. TIX: donation INFO: 678-4803 Community Welcome Potluck & Barn Dance — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 4–11pm • See the plans for the big building project. Potluck dinner,

please bring what you can to share. TIX: $10 adults, $5 children 5–12 for the dance, $10 for dinner if you are not able to bring food INFO: 582-3842 / mail@

Musical Showcase — United Baptist Church, Port Williams 7pm • Participants of the Annapolis Valley Music Festival. If you would like to be a participant too, please contact by May 22. TIX: donation INFO: 542-2186 / Fundy Film screens LE DÉMANTÈLEMENT (The Auction) — Al Whittle Theatre, 8pm • In the pastoral landscape of Saguenay, rugged sheep farmer Gaby (Gabriel Arcand) decides to sell the ancestral home to help his eldest daughter. He sees his move to the city and a modest apartment as a liberation from the only life he has ever known. Arcand, in a world-weary, King Lear–inspired role, delivers a subtle, moving performance, his character reflecting a rural Québec, struggling between a vanished past and an uncertain future. See ad p. 13. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

TUESDAY, 27 Springtime Storytime — Memorial Library, Wolfville 10–11am • Stories, songs & 5th annual worm races. Suggested age, 3–5. Parent/caregiver accompaniment required. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760

WEDNESDAY, 28 Apple Blossom Festival — Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, Kentville 10am–11pm • The second oldest festival in Canada, draws more than 100,000 visitors. Discover the Valley Blossoms is the festival theme. Running from May 28 to June 2. For all of the event listings, visit the webpage. INFO: 678-8322 / Apple Blossom Market Supper — Farmers Market, Wolfville 4–7pm • $10 Market supper w/apple-inspired foods. Apple pruning & grafting demonstration with Market apple growers. TIX: no charge INFO: 697-3344 / Spring Fling — Kings County Academy, Kentville 4:30– 7pm • Special guests: Little Ray’s Reptiles! Candy bags, cupcake walk, face painting, Scholastic Book Fair. Each activity will require tickets. Rain date May 29 TIX: $0.25 per ticket, cash BBQ INFO: 678-1562 /

THURSDAY, 29 Seniors Health & Wellness EXPO — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 9:30am–1:30pm • 30+ exhibitors, complimentary lunch, all welcome TIX: no charge INFO: 798-9601 / New Brain Research & Autism Lecture — West Kings Memorial Health Centre, Berwick 6:30–9pm • Autism education expert Leslie Broun presents on new brain research & autism. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 375-3031 / Apple Blossom Festival Valley Tea — Hantsport School, Hantsport 7–9:30pm • Hosted by the Town of Hantsport, seating limited. Speeches from the Leadership Candidates TIX: $10 INFO: Katelyn, 684-3187 /

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CAMPS: Theatre Intensive Camp: Aug. 4–22 @ Edalen Theatre. Dance, music and theatre technique while rehearsing for a full scale musical production. All who audition are accepted (provided space is available) for musical “Annie”. Ages 10–18 FEE: $315 w/ deposit by July 4, $335 first day of camp, $350 if paid late. INFO/ Audition: Kerri, 697-2515 / Brigadoon Village: Do you know a child or youth living with a chronic illness, condition or special need? There may be a camp for that! We host 12 different camps this summer. INFO/Reg: 422-3387 / / CentreStage Summer Youth Camp: July 7 to Aug. 22, M-F, 9am-3pm, w/ public performance on Friday afternoon. Something for everyone, ages 5–15. See online for camp list, space is limited. FEE: $150 per person per week INFO: YouthTheatre.html

CLASSES/LESSONS: Music Lessons: (Voice & Piano) w/ music educator, Susan Dworkin-Hachey. Spring and Summer lessons. Register now! All experience necessary. Music helps develop skills in reading, math, creativity, memory, ambition, discipline, concentration, fine motor skill, musicianship, hand/eye coordination...also good for your spirit and soul! INFO/Reg: 542-0649 / Community Yoga: M-W-F, 12–1pm @ Dance Studio, Downstairs, Old-SUB, Acadia. FEE: Monday w/ Marti: $5, $2 for Acadia students, Wed & Fri w/ Carol: $5, no charge for Acadia students INFO: / Tai Chi Classes: Mondays, 4–5:30pm @ Melvern Square Community Centre, Kingston. Other times can be available. This is Wu style Tai Chi, all ages welcome. FEE: $10 per class. INFO: 765-1898 / Spring Belly Dance Classes: Monday evenings, May 26-June 30 @ Wolfville Farmers’ Market. W/ Angie Oriana Jenkins. Beginners: 7:30–8:30pm. Intermediate/Advanced: 6:30–7:30pm. FEE: $60 (shows online $48+shipping) INFO: Flamenco Dance: Mondays, May 26 – June 30, 5:30–6:30pm @ Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Beginner class open to everyone, no partner or experience necessary. Pre-registration available online, or at the door! Olé! FEE: $60 (for 6-week term) INFO: / Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Coaching Course: June 21–22, 9am–5pm in Wolfville. On completion, participants become Trained NCCP Let’s Ride Community Initiation Coaches. Ethics, safety, practice, competition rules, and more. Register by June 10. FEE: $30 (includes all course materials and manuals) INFO/Reg: Sherry, / Shannon,

WORKSHOPS/RETREATS/ SESSIONS: Mini Yoga & Herbal Medicine Retreat: June 6–8 @ Windhorse Farm, New Germany. W/ Angie Jenkins & Carol Fellowes. Herbology, creation of herbal mandalas, Chakra Tea from harvested plants, yoga, sauna, forest trails, lake swimming, just be. Focused and playful attention to your hips, heart and other bits. Beautiful

surroundings, & a supportive, like-minded group. Amazing, juicy, mojo-boosting food. FEE: $345 INFO/ Reg: Art Therapy Workshops: Seek Balance Counselling presents: Chronology – May 21, Body Mapping – May 17 & 18, Emotions – May 29, Circle play – June 12, Inner Exploration – Sept. 24–29. INFO: Tanya, Access to Justice Info Session: Wed., May 28, 6:30–8:30pm @ Windsor Community Centre (78 Thomas St.). Lawyers from Waterbury Newton provide introduction to: family law (including grandparent rights), criminal law, personal injury law, employment law, human rights, wills & estates. Refreshments provided. INFO/RSVP: Shelly, 678-3257 /

DONATE/VOLUNTEER: Donate Used Clothing: Flowercart creates work and training for people. Donate your used clothing to Flowercart and keep your donation and the resulting money local. Drop off locations at 9412 Commercial Street. INFO: Kings Kikima Grannies Yard Sale: June 7, 8am2:30pm @ L’Arche Hall, Wolfville. Donations welcomed and accepted June 6 at L’Arche Hall. Funds raised will support Grandmother’s raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. INFO: 542- 7591 Crowd-Funding: Nicaragua Photography Trip: I’m taking a trip to Nicaragua in July to participate in a photography workshop, with a goal to create a hardcover collection of photographs and short/flash fiction inspired by Nicaragua. All donations will go toward the costs of the trip and book. Thank you! INFO: Justine, Sponsors & Volunteers: There are still a few spots left for sponsors of Smokin’ Blues Fest 4, and volunteers are always welcome. You make the event possible, huge thanks to those already onboard! INFO: The Hope Classic: June 21, Memorial Park, Kentville. 5 or 10km walk/wheel/run. Proceeds to help those with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. How can you help? Participate or volunteer June 21, fundraise w/ pledges, & tell your friends! DONATE: INFO:

FOR HIRE/PURCHASE: Conflict Management & Mediation for Elders: Patient, confidential, and knowledgeable help from an accredited mediator specializing in elder support, planning, and mediation. Services are also available for individuals, businesses, and organizations. Reasonable rates with a sliding fee scale based on income. INFO: Sue Barthos, BIS, MBA. 697-2285 / Pam’s Editing Services: Make your writing look professional! Experienced editor and journalist can help you with press releases, manuscripts, ads, reports, school essays, proposals. FEE: $35/hr. INFO: Pam, 306-0570 / Interior/Exterior Painting: Women 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 Acupuncture-Tao TCM: A holistic approach to treating various chronic and acute disorders such as backaches, headaches, knee pain, digestive disorders, fatigue, gynaecological disorders, and more. Provided by

Sensei Yula. INFO: 697-2661 / / Massiah’s Cleaning: The best services, prices and quality of work. Stripping waxing, deep scrubbing, recoating, buffing, tile & grout, cement & degreasing, carpets & general. Throughout the Valley, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even on short notice. Maintenance plans available. INFO: Ryan, 691-3614 Spring Clean: Light housekeeping, floors, baths, dusting, walls windows, etc. Clean for house closings and apts. FEE: $40/4 hrs for new clients, $12/hr, anytime 7 days a week. INFO: Cynthia, 691-3313 / Scott Prudence Woodworking: Carpenter/ Cabinet Maker/Timber Framer for hire. Over 25 years experience. Reasonable rates. Quality work whether you want it or not. INFO: Scott, 698-7140 / Hand-Crafted Urn Boxes: Respectful, wooden, locally-made. INFO: Farmer Eddie, 542-3387

EMPLOYMENT: Wine Kitz New Minas: Do you enjoy fine wines and consider yourself a people person? We have a part-time position available that may be perfect for you. INFO: Corey, 681-1129 /

ACCOMMODATIONS: Live Rent Free: We are a busy professional couple and are looking for someone to live in our house (June-August) for FREE in exchange for up to 10 hours a week of household help. Located 7 minutes from Wolfville, must have a car or be a dedicated biker. INFO: House-Sitter: 30-something professional able to provide house-sitting arrangements, within Wolfville preferred. Available anytime, references available. INFO: Land for Sale: It’ll be your million-dollar view of the Annapolis Valley! For just $60K, you’ll own over 20 acres of mountainside land near the top of the North Mountain, on Hwy. 358. Your house’s view will be a half-mile west of the Look-Off! P.I.D. # 55007892 INFO: Ernie, 385-1515

GENERAL: 5th Annual Landmark East Golf Tournament: 5th Annual Landmark East Golf Tournament at Berwick Heights Golf Course, May 23. Proceeds support the Student Bursary Fund. INFO/Reg: Mandy, 542-2237 / Artists/Craftspeople: Interested in displaying/ marketing your work in a funky little shop in downtown Berwick? I am looking for someone to share this space with me. I will cover the rent for the first 6 months. INFO: Young Artist Cover Competition: The Grapevine is looking for an apple blossom cover. Send us a high resolution scan of your artwork (picture, sketch, drawing, painting, etc.) and we’ll showcase the winner’s piece on the May 29 issue. Due Sunday, May 25. Open to artists aged 0–18. INFO: Calling All Artists!: Thursdays, 3–5 pm @ T.A.N Coffee Kentville. Looking to perform? Join our next Open Mic. Musicians, singer/songwriters, poets, comedians, spoken word, hidden talents, showcase

your skills. Also a great place to meet new people while witnessing great community talent. INFO: North Mountain Market: May 17, 24, 8am-2pm @ United Church, Harbourville. Kings County’s newest community market featuring high quality, locally produced foods, hand-made products, and workshops on healthy living choices. Every Saturday morning until October 11. Seeking vendors of: baked goods, fresh fish, eggs, apples, honey, maple syrup, wine, coffee and quality, hand-made products made from local wool. Come see the North Mountain United Tapestry’s Uncommon Common Art installation also at the United Church. INFO: Thank You!: On April 26, the Orchard Valley United Church Seekers youth group had a BBQ fundraiser in front of the Wolfville church. Thanks to all who purchased our hotdogs and BBQed donuts. A special thanks to the Supreme Homes construction crew (Wolfville’s Micro Boutiques) who bought their lunches from us and topped it up with an extra donation. INFO: Apple Blossom Tennis Tournament Entry: Entries accepted for the Apple Blossom Tennis Tournament at the Wolfville Tennis Club, May 24–25. Men’s singles/ doubles, women’s singles/doubles, men’s 45+ singles/ doubles, mixed doubles. You may enter: one singles category, one doubles category plus mixed doubles. Entries close May 20, 8pm. FEE: $20 singles & doubles, $20 singles only, $10 for doubles only INFO/Reg: Art in Public Places Committee: Wolfville Town Council approved a Public Art Policy with the goal to unveil, every four years, a permanent piece of public art by means of juried process. The Art in Public Places Committee will advise on the implementation of the policy, propose the scope and terms of reference for each new public art project, and recommend for approval the members of the jury for each project. The Town is currently seeking individuals to serve on the committee. Application deadline, May 23. INFO: 542-5767 /


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For the Health of it: Hummingbirds Return Seasonal health secrets of Chinese Medicine shared Submitted by Devorah Fallows R.Ac

M otherin g S unday, Bir d s & Babies

The Grapevine's LONG WEEKEND

Photo Contest! Sponsored by

Devorah Fallows says “be well”

May 16, 17, 18, and 19 Theme: InQUISITIVE ADVENTURE

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This time we are teaming up with Inquisitive Toy Company just in time for the long weekend. Inquisitive Toy Company will award the winner of this challenge with a a $30 gift certificate and an Inquisitive Tshirt!

The incredible hummingbird migration reminds me of how crucial it is for us and all creatures to live in harmony with our environment.

Just start snapping photos for the theme INQUISITIVE ADVERTURE from Friday morning (May 16) to Monday night (May 19) for your chance to win. Read on for the rules.

HOW TO PLAY (AND HOPEFULLY WIN) • Submit up to 3 photos per day, inspired by the theme • Add your photo to Instagram or Facebook. (If you’re only using Facebook you must post your photos on The Grapevine’s page so that we can see them: valleygrapevine). • Important: you will need to include the hashtag #valleygvchallenge with every post so that everyone can find your photos! • Join in at any time - but the more you play, the better your chances of winning are. • Photos are judged based on their artistic merit and representation of the daily challenge word. Your photo is more likely to win if the photo is current and/or the subject is local.

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The Grapevine is looking for an Apple Blossom cover! Send us a high resolution scan of your artwork and we’ll showcase the winner’s piece on the Apple Blossom issue of the Grapevine, May 29. Open to artists aged 0-18.



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The hummingbird’s arrival falls precisely in the last lunar month of spring according to the Chinese calendar. This is the transition

In Chinese Medicine, two simple ideas can help us live more healthily and prevent illness: 1. Mirror the unique qualities of the current season with how we conduct ourselves and manage our bodies, and 2. Prepare for the upcoming season adequately to build a basis for health.

Being a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, I can’t help but see the beautiful analogies of healthy living that’s all around us. Watching Dania spoon-feed sugar water to the newly arrived hummingbird is a perfect example of nurturing between seasons. The energy expended by the incredible expansion (migration) that happens in spring is being restored, and also assisting the preparation for growth (babies) that comes with summer.

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As she spoon-fed sugar water to the weak little bird, Dania explained that within a day or two of Mother’s Day, the ruby-throated hummingbirds return to their greenhouse every year, from their long migration. These tiny birds travel over 800 kilometres nonstop, from as far away as Mexico and Central America.

period between spring and summer. In Chinese medicine, each of the four main seasons is associated with a particular element. The transition periods, however, are all associated the element “Earth”. The concept of “Earthing” is one of nurturing and preparation. The Earth element is associated with the organs spleen and stomach, and with sweet flavours.


his Mother’s Day, my family and I spent most of the day doing one of my favourite things: poking about in local garden centres. Glad Gardens, between Waterville and Berwick, had an extra-special surprise for us on Sunday. From a distance, through the thick jungle of hanging vines and flowers, I saw an odd sight: a woman with a gentle yet concentrated expression was reaching up to a hanging basket very carefully with a white plastic spoon. It turned out that Dania Budde, a co-owner of this family-run garden centre and farm market, was nursing an exhausted young hummingbird.



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Country Mist Fruit Wine Sale! Buy 1 regular priced Country Mist fruit wine kit and get the second at 50% off! On now through Saturday, May 24th Valid on regular priced, in-stock wine kits. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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The project manager, Maria Sancho, is someone whose life was changed through the safety and services Bryony House offered. Says Maria, “When a woman comes into a place like Bryony House, her heart is broken, her mind is shaken and the people at the shelter help her to become whole again.” To learn more, go to or purchase tickets at

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