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1 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Issue N 3.47

Oct March 28 - Nov 2411, - April 20107, 2011 Issue N 3.37 COMMUNITY COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT • This This one is one of 1320 of 1315 issues! issues!

TWO-WEEK TWEETS 4

EAT TO THE BEAT 5

EVENTS CALENDAR 8,9

Crossword 11

THE FREE CLASSIFIEDS 12

STARDROP 14

Day for Democracy - p 3

Greenwich Issue Settled - p 6

Community Farm Plots now

available - p 14

APRIL 1ST - LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

The Kings County Chapter of

the Schizophrenia Society

of Nova Scotia will be hosting a

night of music and comedy at the

Kentville firehall on Friday, April

1 st . The celebration of laughter

and song as "the best medicine"

will feature music of the talented

Rachel MacLean and the showmanship

of 'The Healthy Minds

Comedy Troupe'. The evening also

includes desserts and a silent auction,

with the bidding starting our

evening at 6:30pm.

Your participation or contribution

would be greatly appreciated

to help alleviate the stigma and

suffering of all those affected by

schizophrenia.

All money is used locally, as we

are dedicated to the improvement

of the quality of life for all those

who are touched or afflicted by

schizophrenia, psychosis and cooccurring

disorders.

Thank-you for your anticipated

support,

Who’s Books?

Find out on p15

Brought to you by Carol Fellowes RMT

Therapeutic Massage+Yoga. To book

online: www.carolfellowesrmt.com

Pepper came

from a home

with other cats

that she was

not getting

along with.

She is doing

fine now with

the other cats

in the shelter,

but she should go to a home

that has no cats. Her personality

has started to shine - she can be

playful on one occasion and then

quiet and reserved in the next.

She tends to be quite still for the

most part. So, now Pepper resides

with us, waiting for you to come

in and finally give her a "Forever

home".

Wolfville Animal Hospital

Dr. Peter Bligh

542-3422

Update:

LEVI has been adopted :)

Belle Darris 538- 9075

kingscountyspca@yahoo.ca

KCSS

678-8458 /www.nsnet.org/kcss/

New Quick Lunch Menu!

All items $8.95 includes

coffee or soft drink.

11am – 3pm Mon – Fri.

Like us on Facebook for

up-to-date promotions &

events. Tell us what

youʼd like to see.

Established in 2004 Contact the Grapevine: grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com

Visit us online: www.grapevine.wolfville.org


2 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Dandelion Update:

A year and a half ago, local

people created The Dandelion

Community Investment

Cooperative as a way to support

and encourage new locally-owned

businesses, artistic efforts and

agricultural ventures through the

financial support of community

investors like you! Since that

time, in an effort to grow the

local economy, there have been

regular advertisements in the

Grapevine seeking participation

from those with: entrepreneurial

ideas, the time to mentor and the

willingness to invest. Some of

you may be wondering where we

currently stand.

Ranging from a CD-launch to

video camera equipment to

lambs, we now have 5 clients with

a total of $22,000 in loans. We

also have a board of 6 members

that, throughout the year,

have gathered twice for regular

board meetings and once for the

AGM. The community has seen

a positive economic impact and

we are still

accepting

new

applications and looking for

investors.

An important goal to attract

investors was to qualify for the

Equity Tax Credit. Unfortunately,

this did not happen. Because The

Dandelion is set up as a guarantor

of the loan and not the actual

administrator, the application hit

a snag. Although this is obviously

a challenge - one that we’d

appreciate public input on -we are

still resolved to move forward.

After all, look at the impact we’ve

had thus far:

“Without the financial and

moral support of people in my

community, and particularly

the faith in my business idea

expressed by the Dandelion,

I certainly would not have

succeeded in getting Cinematopia

off the ground. They offered help

just when I needed it, and the

money they secured for me was

crucial in setting up the shop.

The Harvest Gallery

Located in the

charming town

of Wolfville,

Harvest

Gallery opened

its doors in

July 2004. It

was the vision

of Owner/

Director Lynda Macdonald to create a showcase for

the tremendous artistic talent that abounds in Nova

Scotia.

Macdonald grew up in an environment full of

art. She graduated with a BA in Sociology from

McMaster University, followed by an MBA from

the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. After

seven years in Marketing, Macdonald moved with

her family to Nova Scotia and soon began traveling

the province delighting in the many artist’s studios

and galleries. Combining her life-long passion for art

and her acumen for business, she founded Harvest

Gallery.

Their multi-layered support gave

me the confidence and resources

to realize a dream. Thanks! -

Megan Haliburton

"Although I was the first one

to go through the process, The

Dandelion was a pleasure to work

with and really helped me get my

business (Ward’s Way to Fitness)

off the ground. The money I

received through their program

helped me to buy some much

needed materials that got my

business moving in the direction I

wanted to take." – Jason Ward

By nature, dandelions are resilient

organisms able to prosper in

temperamental environments.

Ironically, the name was originally

selected to reflect another

attribute, the ability to multiply

quickly. Either way you look

at it, the name appears to be

very fitting. We would love to

hear from you, our Dandelion

community. Contact us at:

info@thedandelion.ca / www.

thedandelion.ca

Harvest Gallery represents many of Nova Scotia’s

best-loved artists and artisans including: Jeanne

Aisthorpe-Smith; Alan Bateman; Geoff Butler; Holly

Carr; Denise Comeau; Cecil Day; Terry Drahos; Peter

Gough; Doretta Groenedyk; Bob Hainstock; Eve

Hartling; Ron Hayes; Cluny Maher; V.L Maclean;

Barbara McLean; John Neville; Kath Kornelson

Rutherford; Robert Rutherford; Lynda Shalagan;

Alan Syliboy; Anna Syperek, George Walford and

Wolfville’s own Alex Colville, to name but a few. Also

featured is original work by photographers, folk and

jewellery artists, works in stone, ceramic, metal,

wood and fibre.

Harvest Gallery also offers custom framing,

worldwide shipping, flexible payment plans, an

in-home trial period, complimentary local delivery

and art hanging, gift certificates, and a fine art gift

registry. The gallery is also available for functions

and their current show is Press: Celebrating the

work of select Nova Scotia Printmakers (See pg 5 for

details). Lynda Macdonald lives in Wolfville with her

husband, two children and her dog Ting.

We have raised $47,604

23.8% of the $200, 000

from the community

$500, 000 raised through

Gov’t sources and $100, 000

committed by vendors

A Gathering of Fine Local Art

462 Main St., Wolfville. (902) 542-7093

WWW.HARVESTGALLERY.CA

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3 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Deep Roots Newsletter:

Blossom Blues

Concert at the

Apple Blossom

Festival

Except for Deep Roots Music

Festival time, Apple Blossom

Festival weekend is the best time

to be in the Annapolis Valley!

After the Grand Street Parade on

Saturday May 28 th the Blossom

Blues Concert will be held at

Acadia’s University Hall.

Performing that night: incredible

bluesman MATT ANDERSEN

(2010 International Blues

Challenge winner and 2011 Maple

Blues “Entertainer and Acoustic

Act of the Year”), The HUPMAN

BROTHERS BAND (winners of

the 2010 ECMA “Blues Recording

of the Year”) & JENS JEPPESEN

(nominated in 2010 as Music New

Brunswick's Folk Recording Artist

of the Year)!

Advance tickets are $27 (tax

included) and are available now

at www.ticketpro.ca or 1-888-

311-9090 or the Box of Delights

Bookstore, Main Street, Wolfville

INFO: 542-9511. Tickets will be

$32 at the door.

All advance ticket purchasers will

be entered to WIN a MONTHLY

DRAW to receive premium

concert seating, three signed

CDs, a backstage pass to meet

the performers before the show,

and two tickets to the 2011 Deep

Roots Music Festival Friday Night

Concert! www.deeprootsmusic.ca

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to help out Deep

Roots behind the scenes? Do you

have some clerical knowledge

or ability? The Deep Roots

administrative team needs

volunteers who can help do some

basic clerical work for a couple

of hours per month during quiet

times, increasing to as much as a

couple of hours per day during the

festival. Many hands make light

work! We have had some great

volunteers in the past but we

cannot grow as an organization

on the efforts of a few. If you

have the skills or the willingness

to learn, I would like to hear from

you. Please contact me, Bernie

Young, Deep Roots Treasurer, at

bernie.young62@yahoo.ca, or by

phone at 670-1526. Thanks.

Festival Committee

Update

Some of you may have heard that

due to health concerns Francois

Cote cannot do our programming

for us this year – we are all

sending him love and support.

The programming committee of

Dave Carmichael, Terry Taylor

and Jane Cayford are going

forward with their work, with

Dave taking the helm.

A few others of our Festival

Committee leaders are stepping

down this year. (Due to weddings,

babies and so on!) With personnel

changes come opportunities to

do things a bit differently. We

are happy to be getting some

people to work as management

teams, rather than having all the

responsibility on one person. So

far I have confirmed volunteers

to take over the Billeting and

Green Team management for

this year. I still need to find some

people who’ll lead our Kitchen/

Meals program and our Green

Rooms (performer hospitality).

If you have skills in coordination,

communication and supervision,

and you are interested to join the

Festival Committee, send me an

email – lisa@deeprootsmusic.ca –

or, if you prefer to speak with me,

evenings and weekends, please

telephone 542-5370.

Lisa Hammett Vaughan

Festival Committee Chair

Deep Roots Music Cooperative

Deep Roots Music Festival is

September 23-25, 2011

Deep Roots Newsletter: The deadline for submitting for the next Deep Roots Newsletter is 5pm Friday, April 15th. news@deeprootsmusic.ca

D4D = Day For Democracy

Some think it a shame that we

have to hold a special event

for democracy in this country.

Indeed; on Wednesday, April

6 th , groups all across Canada are

holding such events, focusing

on how to increase democracy in

Canada, because it is necessary

to do so. Discussion of issues

such as the state of democracy

in Canada, civil rights, human

rights, how to get demands heard

by our government, how to get

people out to vote, the direction

Canada is currently headed in,

proportional representation,

CRA’s outdated charity act

(disallowing charities to speak

to political matters), and many

other subjects essential to

our country’s well-being will

be considered and dialogued,

depending on the region. People

from Yellowknife to Montreal,

and from Campbell River, BC to

Wolfville, NS are holding D4D

events in their area.

The Wolfville event is to take

place in the Acadia Cinema Coop’s

2 nd floor Studio Z, from Noon

until 2PM that day. Participants

are encouraged to bring their

lunch, their ideas, and their

hearts, in order to share thoughts

with others in the area who have

common concerns, hopes and

aspirations around our country’s

direction.

From darkness comes light. This

event is something that came

out of a national group called

Voices-Voix that came out of

the organizations that sprang

up due to the last prorogation

of Parliament. Wolfville’s own

chapter, Citizens Assembly for

Democracy, continued to hold

meetings for a few months after,

but eventually the gardens,

beaches and other activities took

the attention of many during

the hazy days of summer. This

year, the state of our democracy

continues to be a concern to many

and this meeting is meant to start

the group moving forward again.

A short film will also be presented

to the assembled.

A number of the concerns people

are expressing these days could

be listed here, from Contempt

of Parliament or untendered

military contracts, to our loss of

international respect and national

pride due to the actions of the

current government who seem to

have policies & hidden agendas

none of us are aware of. But they

are too many and too complex to

speak to in the space allotted. If

you have concerns about the state

of democracy in Canada, please

come out and dialogue with those

attending the Day For Democracy.

This too shall pass. This is a nonpartisan

event, but there is a

definite focus on a need for

change of government; after all,

as an adage says, “Power tends

to corrupt, and absolute power

corrupts absolutely”, and for some

governments it seem to come

faster than for others. It is time

for a change.

For more information please

contact NotHarper2011@gmail.

com

~Marke Slipp

Are you looking for someone to help you or your loved ones live in their

own home more independently with transportation and companionship

to and from shopping, appointments or social gatherings, etc.? Do you

have a loved one needing a medical or dental procedure done and need

someone to stay with them for a short time? Or do you need time for

yourself and could use some respite for a loved one? Do you live far from

loved ones and want to be assured of their safety and having their needs

met? I am a compassionate, experienced, insured woman loving to assist

other seniors to have Quality of Life and Peace of Mind in knowing they

can spend their lives in their own homes where they feel comfortable and

secure. VAC Health Identification Card Accepted.

Please phone Flora: 692-1077 to meet and discuss your needs.

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New SPRING

home decor

merchandise

now in stock!

Hoppy Hour

Every Night – 9pm to close

Paddy's Microbrewed Draft

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4 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Free Community Business Listings & Two-Week-Tweets brought to you by: Just Us! Coffee Roasters Cooperative

Main St. Wolfville & Hwy #1 Grand Pre, 542-7474 “Every time you buy something, you have the power to make a statement

about what you value, and to help shape the future of your community – BALLE NS” www.ballens.ca

These listings work on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Email grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com every two weeks for your free

placement. Or, reserve your place with a 5-issue minimum commitment at $10 per issue.

Suggested Theme: The days are longer, the snow is almost gone and the crocuses are appearing. Everyone rejoice, spring has arrived!

How is your business celebrating?

Heather Pierce Massage Therapy & Yoga

7 Gaspereau Ave, Wolfville, 698-0956 / heatherpierceyoga.com

Bluenose II Company

Store – 121 Bluenose Drive on

Lunenburg’s waterfront, 634-1963

/ www.bluenose2.ns.ca • The

narrowest point of our province

is between Windsor and Chester.

We’re a short 35 km south of

Chester. Clothing for all, books,

DVDs, CDs by local artists, pictures,

rope, unique gifts, Bluenose

II mementos.

boso Bamboo Boutique

– Harbourside Drive (Railtown)

Wolfville, 542-7790 / www.boso.ca

• boso is celebrating spring with

new pieces from all your favourite

designers including Tonic Yoga

Wear, Blue Canoe, We3, and Echo

Verde. It's time to look good and

feel great! BTW, winner of the

bathrobe is Neil. Thanks!

Wolfville Children’s Centre

– 17 Earnscliffe Ave, Wolfville,

542-5087 / http://www.nsnet.org/

wolfvillechildrenscentre/ • Our organization

is celebrating by flying

kites and enjoying time outdoors

in the sunshine looking for signs

of spring; it’s a beautiful time to

be a child!

To celebrate spring we've started yoga

classes this week, everyone welcome!

Heather has been practicing massage

therapy in Wolfville since graduating

June 2010 and has been teaching yoga

in the valley since 2008.

Kall Binaural Audio

– www.kallbinauralaudio.com /

902.495.7788 • "We're celebrating

spring by recording all of

the beautiful music coming out

of Acadia at grad time. 6 of 11

recitals captured so far, and we're

so impressed with this year's

graduating musicians!"

Wolville Hearing Clinic

Ltd.& Babble and Beyond

Speech-Language

Services - 414 Main St.,

Wolfville, 542-0024 / 698-2669

/ tlfisk@ns.sympatico.ca • Tweet

Tweet. Can you hear the bird

songs of spring? Drop by to have

your hearing aid "tweaked", or for

a complimentary hearing test to

see if you are missing any of the

sweet sounds of spring!

YUM Bakery – 94 Cedar

St. Windsor, 792-2727 /

www.yumfoods.ca • Yum Bakery

is Celebrating spring with New &

Exciting Product Development!

Stay Tuned for THE News! In the

meantime, check out MUDDY'S

downtown Wolfville, if you are

looking for the LARGE YUM

BAKERY MUFFINS & COOKIES!!

Sister Lotus Body Care

Products, Belly Dance &

Herbal Education – 680-

8839 / www.sisterlotus.com • We

at Sister Lotus are celebrating

Spring by planning our herb garden.

We are looking forward to

growing many of our own herbs

this year for use in our products

& in our upcoming Intro to Herbs

course beginning in May!

Designer Café – 373 Main

St. Kentville, 365-3322 / www.

designerkentville.com • We're

propping open our front door

and putting our chairs and tables

out on our sidewalk - nothing

like that a delicious cappuccino in

hand while the gentle promise of

spring warms your skin.

Suzie Q's Boutique – 43

Water St., Windsor, 472-3322

/ suzieqsboutique@eastlink.ca •

Come check out our new spring

stock arriving daily in our new

digs at 43 Water St. Former home

of Signature Glass.

Cinematopia Video – 360

Main St., Wolfville, 697-FILM

(3456) / www.cinematopia.ca •

Finally, clear sidewalks, fresh mild

breezes, and actual heat from

the sun- we wouldn't appreciate

these simple things without the

long hard winter. Celebrate the

little things...like tiny local video

shops!

Aspinall Pottery – 9842

Main St. Canning, 582-7028 •

New Spring Products from Aspinall

Pottery! Planters, wine cups,

shell cups. Every Saturday at the

Wolfville Farmers' Market, Saunders

Tartans and Gifts in New

Minas and the Canning Studio.

Damselfly Gifts & Bridal

– 360 Main St., Wolfville,

697-4438 / www.damselflygifts.com

• Spring is sprung,

the grass is growing. Come into

Damselfly , for a Spring Bling

Showing!

Pie r Squared – 697-2502 /

info@pie-r-squared.ca • Celebrate

spring with us as we continue to

introduce the flavours of Spain.

Tostadas now but stay tuned

for our new tapas. Local produce

with international flavours.

The Tempest/PIAZZA

Restaurant – 117 Front

St. Wolfville, 542-0588 / www.

tempest.ca • Celebrate spring with

a fiesta of flavours straight from

the heart of Mexico. Taste foods

from the hottest cuisine out there

at the Taste of Mexico Buffet,

April 6th. $29.95 or $24.95 (students),

reservations required.

Our Mother’s Keepers – 85

Water St. Windsor, 472-8733 • We

are celebrating spring with sales!

20 - 50% off numerous items in

store. New items arriving soon!

Retro Runway Fashions –

2 Central Ave. Wolfville, 542-3670/

www.retrorunway.com • Come

check out the new Spring Clothing

For Guys and Gals.

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

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5 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

EAT TO THE BEAT

Brought to you by Moe’s Music Place.

Where you won’t get strung along.

Music Sales & Service | 129 Gerrish St. Windsor

info@moesplace.ca / 798 5565/ www.moesplace.ca

THURSDAYS:

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):

Jam Session (24 th ) w/ Jack

Maple (31 st ) 7pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman

Brothers (24 th , 31 st & 7 th ) 9pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Live

Entertainment TBA (31 st & 7 th ) 9pm

Library Pub (Wolfville): Straight

Chillin’ (24 th ), TBA (31 st ) 9pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): Karaoke w/

Billy T (24 th & 31 st ) 9:30pm

Westside Charlie’s (New

Minas): Valley Girl Night w/DJ Epic

(24 th ) 10pm

FRIDAYS:

Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz

Mannequins (25 th & 1 st ) 6:30 -

10pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):

Rob Brown & 10 to Midnite

(25 th ), Corey Poirier (1 st ) 7pm

Union Street Café (Berwick):

Open Mic w/Scott Trivers (25 th ), w/

Beer in the Headlights (1 st ) 8:30pm

The Port Pub: (Port Williams):

Double Trouble (25 th ), John Duggan

(1 st ) 8:30pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): Low Rider

(25 th ) 9pm

Westside Charlie’s (New

Minas): DJ Epic (25 th ) 10pm

SATURDAYS:

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):

Fundraiser Event for Chet

Kirkby w/ Kickshaw (26 th ) 4pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Barry

Mack (26 th ) 9pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville):

Live Entertainment TBA (26 th &

2 nd ) 9pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Lost

Tourists, Frederic & Csaba – Latin

Music (26 th ) $15 9pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): Dance

Party w/DJ Billy T (26 th ) 9:30pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Lazy

James Hustle & Flow Show (26 th ),

Good Feeling Band (2 nd ) 10pm

Westside Charlie’s (New

Minas): DJ Trenholm (26 th ) 10pm,

Open Mic w/ Margie & James (2 nd )

3pm

SUNDAYS:

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Celtic

Band (3 rd ) 8pm

MONDAYS:

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open

Mic w/Andy & Ariana (28 th ), w/

Jack MacDonald (4 th ) 8pm

TUESDAYS:

T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open

Mike & Donna (29 th & 5 th ) 7pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams):

Open Mic w/Jazz Mannequins (29 th

& 5 th ) 7:30pm

exhibits Brought

to you by designerkentville.ca 902.365.3322

Press: Celebrating the work of select Nova Scotia Printmakers

— Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, Opening Reception March 31 st , 7pm (please

note, this is a new date) • Enjoy the array of printmaking techniques and

varied work of Cecil Day, Bob Hainstock, Rion Microys, John Neville,

Kath Kornelsen Rutherford, Robert Rutherford, and Anna Syperek.

INFO: 542-7093 / www.harvestgallery.ca

Post-Impressionism from a Child’s Point of View — Designer Cafe,

Kentville, until April 13 th • See the result of a six week program where

children explored painting by Cezanne, Van Gogh and Picasso and

created their own versions of these techniques. INFO: 365-3322 / www.

designerkentville.com

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America — Acadia Art Gallery,

Beveridge Arts Center, Acadia, until May 17 th • An examination of many

of the forms of prison art, ranging from paper weaving, soap carving,

toilet paper sculptures, as well as painting and drawing. INFO: 585-

1373/ artgallery@acadiau.ca / http://gallery.acadiau.ca

Weekly Events

Thursdays

Babies & Books - Wolfville Memorial

Library 10-11am. Babies and

caregivers can join us for stories

songs and playtime. Newborn to 2

years. INFO: 542-5760

Fun & Fables - Windsor Library

10:30am. Ages 2-5, and their caregivers.

Join us for some stories,

songs and crafts. INFO: 798-5424

Lifelong Learning Brown Bag

Lunch – Fountain Commons, Acadia

12-1pm. Basil Pitts and Paul

Maillet of the Kings East Transportation

Dept. will offer an overview

of our highway system. (31 st )

Paul Illsley will talk and show

slides about mysterious Isle Haute

in the Bay of Fundy. (7 th ) INFO:

joan.boutilier@ns.sympatico.ca

In the Round Knitting Group -

Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm.

INFO: 542-2656

Fridays

Fun & Fables - Windsor Library

10:30am. Ages 2-5, and their caregivers.

Join us for some stories,

songs and crafts. INFO: 798-5424

Wolfville Children’s Chorus

- 100 Sherwood Dr., Wolfville 5:15-

6:15pm. INFO: 542-0649

Saturdays

Wolfville Farmers' Market -

Student Union Building, Acadia

University. 8:30am-1pm. Mar 26 th

Theme: Food Bank Donations

& Leek and Potato Soup. Music

Guest: Tom Haddal. April 2nd

Music Guest: Dusty Keleher

& Amy Lounder INFO: www.

wolfvillefarmersmarket.com

Peace Vigil - Post Office, Wolfville.

12-1pm

Sundays

Fitness for Geeks - Wolfville

Library, 6-7:30pm. Fun exercise

including Tai Chi & Self Defense

for those “geeks” who spend a lot

of time at the computer.

Mondays

Meeting: BestWord Writing

Group - Just Us! Wolfville 7pm.

Small creative writing group open

to all ages, genres, and writing

levels. Every 2nd & 4th Monday

(Mar 28 th ) TIX: no charge INFO:

jordandickie@bestword.ca

Making Art Mondays - Acadia

University Art Gallery, Wolfville

7-9pm. ‘Exquisite Corpse: Collaborative

Drawing’. Often used

by Surrealist artists, we will create

life size collaborative drawings.

Facilitator: Laurie Dalton (Mar

28 th ). ‘Learning to Look: Creative

Writing’ - uncover the poetry in

your world. Hands-on workshop

for adults focusing on poetry

questions and the task of naming.

Facilitator: Wanda Campbell

(April 4 th ). Be sure to arrive 15

minutes before! TIX: $10 workshops

for non-AKA members

INFO: 585-1373

Tuesdays

Book in the Nook - Wolfville

Memorial Library 10-10:30am Curl

up, relax and enjoy listening to a

story in our book nook. Suggested

age range: 3-5 INFO: 542-5760

In the Round Knitting Group -

Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 6 -9pm

INFO: 542-2656

White Rock Card Parties -

White Rock Community Hall,

7:30pm Food provided & prizes to

be won. TIX: $2 INFO: dianneandjohn@eastlink.ca

Scottish Country Dancing

- Wolfville Legion 7:30-9:30pm

All levels welcome. No partner

required; reasonable rates. INFO:

542-5320

Wednesdays

Wolfville Community Chorus -

Wickwire Place, Wolfville 5:30-7pm.

INFO: 542-0649

Mountain Music Jam - Recreation

& Culture Centre, Black Rock

7:30-10pm.Canteen open; all welcome

to participate or to enjoy.

TIX: $2 INFO: 538-7412

Jack’s Gallery — Lobby, Acadia Cinema, Wolfville. • Currently featuring

works by the Mahone Bay Printmakers INFO: jacksgallerywolfville@

gmail.com

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

32 Main St., Wolfville, 542-3420 | www.roselawnlodging.ca


6 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

OPEN CALL FOR:







actors, singers,




dancers, comedians,




poets, and other






theatrical types.

LIVE THeATRE

the first broken

leg theatre will

be held on

june 18 th , 2011

at the Al Whittle

Theatre in Wolfville

(8pm).

We want it to

include: play

scenes, musical

theatre numbers,

dance pieces,

monologues, comedy

sketches, and other

types of skits and

bits.

Want to be

part of the

first BROKEN

LEG THEATRE???

Contact Donna: 542-

1214 / iwakichick@

hotmail.com - NOW!

“Holy Cow!” Quebec’s Theatre de l’Oeil — Mermaid Theatre, Windsor.

Friday, April 1 st 7-8pm. • See puppets and engaging actors present a tale

of mystery and mayhem. When Henrietta’s stuffed teddy bear is stolen

and she can’t sleep, she enlists two famous detectives to help. Suitable

for ages 5 and up. See article page___(if you include it)TIX: $11 adult,

$9 seniors/children INFO: 798-5841

Sisters and Daughters — Harvey Denton Hall, Acadia. Friday, March

25 th 8pm & Saturday, March 26 th 3pm. • Two heart-wrenching, one-act

operas. Sister Angelica, who is searching for redemption, forgiveness

and acceptance, is one of Puccini’s great masterworks. In contrast, von

Suppe has created a case of mistaken identity within the story of a man

with ten daughters, all of whom need husbands! TIX: $12 adults, $10

students/seniors INFO: 585-1512

The Odd Couple, Female Version — Fountain Hal, King’s-Edgehill

School, Windsor. Friday, March 25 th & Saturday, March 26 th 7:30pm •

Quick As A Wink Theatre presents a comedy by Neil Simon. Unger and

Madison are at it again! Except this time it's Florence Unger and Olive

Madison. This hilarious comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. TIX:

$15 adult, $12 senior/student, @ Brooklyn Office Supplies, Windsor &

Box of Delights, Wolfville. Also available at the door. INFO: 472-7229

Dial M for Murder — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. Fridays &

Saturdays until April 9 th 8pm • A suspenseful drama by Frederick Knott

suitable for older teens and adults. Tony Wendice has married his

wife Margot for her money and now plans to murder her for the same

reason. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim

survives. TIX: $12 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors INFO: 678-8040

Greenwich Land Issue Settled:

Service Nova Scotia and

Municipal Relations Minister

John MacDonell, today, March

23, announced his decision to

turn down an application to rezone

agricultural land in Greenwich

to allow development.

The application was rejected

because the Municipality of

the County of Kings did not

demonstrate the need for the

additional land. "While I am

satisfied by the municipality's

explanation that they would do

all that was necessary to protect

the Town of Wolfville's drinking

water supply, there was no

demonstrated pressing need for

development of this protected

agricultural land," said Mr.

MacDonell.

The municipality applied to have

153 hectares of land, which lies

between Greenwich and Wolfville,

re-zoned from agricultural to

residential and commercial.

The Statement of Provincial

Interest about agricultural

land requires municipalities

to preserve valuable farm land

where reasonable. The statement

is intended to serve as a guiding

principle to help government

departments, municipalities and

people make decisions about land

use.

When a municipality wants to

change its planning documents,

a provincial review is required

under the Municipal Government

Act. In 2010, the province allowed

24 hectares of agricultural land

in nearby Port Williams to be rezoned

to allow for development.

The minister said that the

province will consider any future

applications from municipalities

for re-zoning as long as the

application clearly demonstrates

the need for the additional land.

http://www.gov.ns.ca/news/

(keyword: Greenwich)

Editor’s Note:

This ongoing dispute has

raised the profile of farming

realities in Nova Scotia. We,

as a community, need to

rally behind the agricultural

efforts of local farms by

identifying and rectifying the

current challenges. After all,

the decision to attempt rezoning

only came after years

of restrictive barriers. As The

Grapevine doesn’t have a team

of writers, we’d very much

welcome input on the matter.

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7 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

The Acadia Page

Acadia University - 15 University Ave, Wolfville. 542-2201

Staffed Switchboard 8:30am-4:30pm. agi@acadiau.ca – General Inquiries

From service to experience ...

Understanding the appeal of local coffee shops in the Annapolis Valley

Why is it that consumers

are willing to pay so

much more for a hot drink

at Starbucks? Is the grande

really so much better than the

corresponding cup of java at a

corner store? What sets the two

apart may have some relationship

to the actual quality of the drink,

but is likely tied more closely to

the experiential qualities around

the designer coffee experience.

To explain, the overall design of

the experience – such elements

as interior decorating, colours,

ambient music, and even names

and sizes of the drinks offered –

are carefully constructed to create

a memorable experience for the

customer and to set experiences

apart from services. Here is

the distinction: while services

are intangible, experiences are

memorable – they are carefully

designed (engineered) to

maximize the positive sensory

impact at every consumer touchpoint.

Think for a moment, of Disney,

the quintessential provider of

experiences. From the moment

you step on the property at

any Disney theme park, your

experience is carefully designed

Discovering your

creativity is a joy

at any age, but finding

it in later life brings

a particular delight

and maybe even a few

laughs.

The Acadia

Lifelong Learning

Centre will again

celebrate UNESCO’s

International Adult

Learners’ Week

with a special event for people

aged 50+ on Wednesday, April

6 th , at the Fountain Learning

Commons, Acadia University,

beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s

to provide positive memories that

will last a lifetime. As a result of

a positive memorable experience

you are inspired to encourage

friends and family to visit and

to return in the future yourself.

The streets are swept, hosed,

and kept free of any trash. The

sights, sounds, and smells engage

your senses to entice you. Disney

provides a takeaway, that is, a

memorable experience. Contrast

that to a trip to the local midway

during a county fair. While you

may still enjoy the rush of wind in

your ears and a bit of adrenaline

on the rides, the experience is

not harmoniously designed in

the same way. The visit may be

pleasant, but not because there

has been a deliberate attempt to

provide a harmonious experience;

the midway merely provided a

service.

Acadia Honours Business

student, Elizabeth Brachaniec,

will explore consumers’ real-life

experiences at locally-owned

coffee shops in comparison with

the products and services offered

at franchise coffee shops. The

study will use mixed methods to

explore attitudes and preferences

along with the lived experience

theme is “Celebrating

Creativity.” The

evening will offer

relaxed fun and a

chance to try new

creative pursuits or

brush up old skills.

There will also be

special performances

by the New Horizons

Band and the

Wolfville Chorus.

Participants can

take part in two mini-workshops

from among a selection on offer.

Choices include dancing, Gaelic

for beginners, sketching, playing

a band instrument, memoir

(script) of consumers who

visit a locally owned – often

fair trade - coffee shop versus

a franchise outlet, such as Tim

Horton’s. Gaining an appreciation

of why consumers choose one

experience over another will lead

to opportunities for developing

and expanding the coffee shop

market. In doing so, Elizabeth

will answer the following research

questions: Do consumers perceive

differences in their experience at

franchises versus locally-owned

coffee shops? If so, how do they

articulate

those

differences

and how

do those

differences

translate into

marketing

outcomes

(higher

loyalty,

willingness

to pay, etc.)

for the

organization?

Elizabeth

is a marketing major (Bachelor

of Business Administration)

who hails from Moncton, NB

writing, decorative lettering,

photography, making jewellery,

singing, acting, and yoga.

In addition to the workshops, the

evening offers demonstrations

and displays of wine and beer

making, cake decorating,

woodturning, rug hooking, and

floral arranging.

Admission is $2, and all adults

aged 50 and over are welcome.

Parking on campus is free after

6 p.m. at any of the metered or

parking-pass spaces. Come, have

fun and open new doors to your

creativity.

About:The Acadia Lifelong

Learning Centre was created

and plans to work in either

advertising or public relations

after completing her degree. She

enjoys interacting with members

of the Wolfville community in

her part-time position at Joe’s

Food Emporium. Elizabeth is

co-supervised by Dr. Stephen

Ash – whose interests include

design thinking – and Dr. Donna

Sears – whose research focuses on

experiential marketing. Both are

members of the marketing faculty

in Acadia’s F. C. Manning School

of Business.

Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Donna

Sears, Elizabeth Brachaniec, and Dr.

Stephen Ash

Celebrate your creativity with Acadia Lifelong Learning

in 2000 as a way of sharing

intellectual resources of Acadia

University with the Annapolis

Valley’s growing population of

senior adults. Under the umbrella

of Open Acadia, ALL offers a

variety of courses and events for

adults aged 50 and over. Through

ALL programs, participants

revisit old talents, discover new

skills, make social connections,

and learn from a number of

engaging local experts.

Rachel Cooper, Acadia Lifelong

Learning Advisory Board Chair

582 3251 / rachel.cooper@xcountry.

tv / http://all.acadiau.ca


8 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

What’s Happening from Mar 24 - Apr 7, 2011

Send your event listings to grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com for publishing in this list

THURSDAY, 24

Community Development

Committee Meeting — Wolfville Town

Hall, Wolfville 7 - 9pm • Open to the public.

TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5767

FRIDAY, 25

Family Movie Night — Kings County

Academy, Kentville 6pm • Come to watch

Despicable Me. There will be a freewill offering

with proceeds going to the new playground.

Everyone welcome! Parents are asked to

stay with kids. TIX: free will donation INFO:

kcaplayground@gmail.com

Book Signing — The Box of Delights,

Wolfville 7pm • Meet Nova Scotia author

Christy Ann Conlin for a reading and book

signing of “Dead Time”. TIX: no charge INFO:

542-9511

SATURDAY, 26

Brunch with the Bands — Avon View

High School, Windsor 9am-12pm • Second

annual event to benefit the music programs

at West Hants Middle School and Avon View

High School. Come and enjoy a delicious

brunch while listening to the talents of all

the local music students. TIX: $7 adults,

$5 children (under 5, no charge) INFO:

pmatheson@ns.sympatico.ca

Mini Monster Sale — Fire Hall, New

Minas 10am-2pm • Gently used children's item

for infant, toddler and pre-schoolers such as

clothing, childrens furniture, toys (large and

small), outdoor gear etc. TIX: no charge INFO:

minimonstersale@hotmail.com

Fundraiser for Chet Kirkby — Spitfire

Arms Alehouse, Windsor 4-10pm • Recently

Chet suffered a mild stroke and he’s only

36 years young. This has been a challenging

time for him and our family as Chet is a selfemployed

carpenter. There will be a silent and

live auction, live music, great food and even

greater friends to help us during this time of

need. INFO: 792-1460

Concert: Tanya Davis with Zac

Crouse — Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville

8-10pm • A Music Nova Scotia ‘Bringing

it Home’ Event. Tanya Davis is refreshing

matrimony of language and sound, sidestepping

genre and captivating audiences in

the process. Zac Crouse is currently working

on his 1 st solo album, a collection of acoustic

pop songs about ladies, politics and adventure

performed with banjo, bass, and drums. TIX:

$17 INFO: 825-6834 / www.evergreentheatre.

ca

Concert: The Hupman Brothers

"Loveseat Volume 2" CD Release

— Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-11pm • This

album was recorded live from the floor of The

Welding Shed, Port Williams and includes

12 new tracks, plus an acoustic version of

the album title "Loveseat". TIX: $15 @ Box of

Delights INFO: hupmanbrothers@hotmail.com

Concert: Going South For The

Spring — Old Orchard Heritage Barn,

Wolfville 9pm-1am • Two Bands for the price of

one! Flash Back and The Bandits will rock your

night away with the best of Southern/Classic

Rock and Country TIX: $10 @ the door INFO:

538-0674

SUNDAY, 27

Scotian Hiker: Black Rock Trail

System — Black Rock, 11am • Moderate/

difficult 10km+ hike through woods and along

rocky shoreline. Dress for cold wind. Check

the website morning of for cancellations.

TIX: no charge INFO: www.scotianhiker.com/

events.htm

Scrabble Afternoon — Public Library,

Wolfville 1-4pm • Bring your board if you have

one! TIX: no charge INFO: janmh19@yahoo.ca

Music in the Garden Room — KC

Irving Centre, Acadia 2pm • “A Cornucopia of

Winds”, five wind musicians (all members of

Symphony Nova Scotia) will be playing in this

beautiful setting. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-

5520

Concert: Baltic Landscapes —

Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 3pm •

The Halifax Camerata Singers will perform

choral music by composers whose roots are

in countries near the Baltic Sea, including

Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia,

and Latvia. TIX: By donation

INFO: tenille.goodspeed@gmail.com

Fundy Film Screens: L'illusionniste

(The Illusionist) — Al Whittle Theatre,

Wolfville 4 & 7pm • Performing in a village pub

off the west coast of Scotland, a weary, old

magician meets an innocent young girl who

changes his life forever. They don't speak the

same language, yet the lonely strangers bond

through small kindnesses. This animation

is one of the most gorgeous evocations of

Scotland in cinema history. See ad page 15

TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / fundyfilm.ca

TUESDAY, 29

Storytime 1-2-3! — Wolfville Memorial

Library, Wolfville 10-11am • Kids age 3-5 and

their caregivers can join us for stories, songs

and fun. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760

After School Special— Wolfville

Memorial Library, Wolfville 3-4pm • Come learn

how to make your own snacks, then enjoy

them while listening to a good book! Ages 6-8

TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760

Vegetarian Potluck — Call or email

for location, 6pm • Wolfville area welcomes

newcomers. Bring some vegetarian or vegan

food to share. TIX: no charge INFO: 684-3733

/ veggiepotluck@ymail.com

Film: The Soloist — St. James Anglican

Church, Kentville 7pm • Starring Jamie Foxx

and Robert Downey Jr. Followed by short

discussion on moving from charity to

friendship. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-3123

WEDNESDAY, 30

After School Special— Wolfville

Memorial Library, Wolfville 3-4pm • Ages 9-12,

See March 29 th TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760

Fundy Film Screens: Waiting for

"Superman" — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

7pm • Education "statistics" have real names

whose stories are the engrossing foundation

of Davis Guggenheim's documentary

(Sundance Audience Award). Following

promising kids through a system that inhibits,

rather than encourages, he undertakes an

exhaustive review of public education while

methodically dissecting the system. See ad

page 15 TIX: $ 8 INFO: 542-5157 /

fundyfilm.ca/

AES Coffehouse — Michner Loung, Acadia

7:30pm • Bring your instruments, your

listening ears or your homework (if you have

to) for a night of acoustic music! Free coffee

and tea provided. TIX: no charge

THURSDAY, 31

The Economics of Happiness — Al

Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7:30pm • A film by

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick &

John Page. Presented by Business Alliance

of Local Living Economies and Friends of

Agriculture in Nova Scotia. 'Going local' is a

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS - Train to Fight, train for fitness, train for fun

Ages 4+, Greenwich, 542-1666, www.abhaya.ca


9

9 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Ticket Giveaway! ValleyEvents.ca is giving away a pair of tickets for the following event:

Name: Tanya Davis with Zac Crouse Date: Saturday March 26th, 8pm Location: Evergreen

Theatre, Margaretsville. Draw: March 25 To enter: http://valleyevents.ca/win

powerful strategy to help repair our fractured

world – our ecosystems, our societies and our

selves. Far from the old institutions of power,

people are starting to forge a very different

future..." TIX: free will offering INFO: 542-

3442

FRIDAY, 1 – April Fools!

44th Annual CFUW Book Sale

— Lions Hall, Wolfville 9am-8pm • A large

selection of books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles,

music, etc. Proceeds support many local

organizations including the Annapolis Valley

Regional Library and the Valley Music Festival.

See Who’s Who page 15. TIX: no charge INFO:

542-2352

SPRING BLING: Jewelry Sale

Fundraiser — Wong International Center,

Acadia 10am-4pm • King’s-Kikima Grannies

annual fundraiser. Still accepting jewelry

donations. INFO: 542-7591

Reading: Matt Robinson — Vaughan

Memorial Library, Wolfville 3- 4:30pm • Matt

will be reading from his fourth full length

collection Against the Hard Angle (2010). TIX:

no charge INFO: 585-1502

Bring In The Spring, On The Right

Note — Recreation Centre, Kentville 6-9pm • A

Spring dance to welcome in the warm weather.

Ages 13 – 19, no alcohol or drugs please. TIX:

$5, $8 per couple INFO: 678-7118

"Laughter Is The Best Medicine" —

Kentville Fire Hall, Kentville 6:30-9pm • The

Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia

Society of Nova Scotia hosts a night of music

and comedy. Including desserts and a silent

auction which all money is used to improve

the quality of life for all those who are touched

or afflicted by schizophrenia, psychosis and

co-occurring disorders. See article on cover.

TIX: $10 INFO: www.nsnet.org/kcss

Piano Recital: David Potvin — Garden

Room, KC Irving Centre, Acadia 8pm • Join

pianist David Potvin for an evening of :

Mozart, Chopin and Debussy. Special guest,

Ronald Tomarelli. TIX: $10 adult, $5 students

INFO: hp_regan@hotmail.com

Drum Night — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

8pm • 8th annual Drum Night concert will

feature a rhythm-centric convergence of six

flying hands and three rhythmic minds! Two

fabulous musicians will be joining Ken Shorley

- Ade Suparman from Indonesia, and Mark

Duggan from Toronto. Set the groove for

spring! TIX: $15 advance, $20 @ door INFO:

http://www.worldinwolfville.com

SATURDAY, 2

Kingstec Day Care Flea Market —

NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 8am-1pm. • Proceeds

for the Day Care TIX: $1 at door INFO: 678-

7969

44th Annual CFUW Book Sale —

Lions Hall, Wolfville 9am-3pm. See Apil 1 st for

details. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-2352

Grow With Art Workshop — NSCC

Kingstec, Kentville 1 – 3pm • With Mary Ruth

Cochrane: Folk Art, for ages 4 to 14. TIX: $2

INFO: 542-0234

Acadia Relay for Life — Acadia Arena,

Wolfville 6pm-6am • Canadian Cancer Society

FundRasier. INFO: 095666m@acadiau.ca

Nova Scotia Mass Choir — Festival

Theatre, Wolfville 7:30pm. • A two-time East

Coast Music Award winning 35-member,

multicultural/multiracial gospel choir based

in Halifax. Through both its music and its

very composition, the choir transcends

limitations and actively spreads its message

of racial harmony. TIX: $32 adult, $24 student

@ Acadia Box Office INFO: 542-5500 / peter.

smith@acadiau.ca

Night Kitchen — Al Whittle Theatre,

Wolfville 8-10pm. • Featuring: Kev Corbett,

Stephanie Domet, The Dead Sheep Scrolls &

More! See Ad page 6 TIX: $8 advance, $10 @

door INFO: ariana@tabmusic.ca

Springin' The Blues Barn Dance —

Old Orchard Heritage Barn, Wolfville 9pm-1am. •

The Kickin' Mule Blues Band is a collaboration

of: Brian Chipman, Caleb Miles, Jason

Burns, Mark Bezanson and Richard “Ricco”

Berthiaume. TIX: $10 @ Box of Delights or at

door INFO: 538-4102

SUNDAY, 3

CanaDANCE Recital — Harvey Denton

Hall, Wolfville 1-3pm. • ADCCommunity is a

not-for-profit dance education programme

serving the Annapolis Valley. Our 8th annual

recital promises to be an exciting and fun

show packed with plenty of Canadiana! This

is a family show that is child appropriate. TIX:

$10 advance, $12 @ door INFO: 698-1812

Acadia Community Farm:

Plotholder Signup & Starting

Seedlings — K.C. Irving Centre, Lobby,

Acadia 1-4pm. • Interested in growing your

own food this summer? 2011 is the fourth

season that we're offering free garden plots

for community members & students to use.

See article page 14 TIX: A commitment to help

tend the communal plot INFO: 542- 9483 /

Facebook: Acadia Community Farm

Fundy Film Screens: L’affaire

‘Farewell’ — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

4 & 7pm. • A true Cold War thriller in

which a patriotic KGB colonel (Emir

Kusturica) decides to bring down the Soviet

Union by providing top-secret intelligence

to an unlikely conduit–a French engineer

(Guillaume Canet). An outstanding

international cast, engrossingly authentic and

soulful. See Ad Page 15 TIX: $ 8 INFO: 542-

5157 / fundyfilm.ca

MONDAY, 4

Committee of Council Meeting —

Wolfville Town Hall, Wolfville 1:30 – 4pm. •

Open to the public. TIX: no charge

INFO: 542-5767

TUESDAY, 5

Wolfville Newcomers Meeting —

Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia 7-9pm • Topics:

Centre Stage Theatre & Mermaid Theatre.

All are welcome. TIX: no charge INFO:

wolfvillenewcomers@hotmail.com

WEDNESDAY, 6

Day for Democracy — Studio Z, Wolfville

12-2pm. • A day focusing on how to increase

democracy in Canada. Participants are

encouraged to bring their lunch, their ideas

and their hearts in order to share thoughts

with others who have common concerns,

hopes and aspirations around our country’s

direction. See article page 3 TIX: no charge

INFO: notharper2011@gmail.com

Celebrating Creativity— Acadia

Lifelong Learning Centre, Acadia 7pm. •

Workshops offering playing a band

instrument, dancing, acting, singing,

drawing, learning a new language, and

more. Also demonstrations and displays and

performances by the New Horizons Band and

Wolfville Chorus. Everyone 50+ welcome. See

article page 7 TIX: $2 INFO: 585-1434

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS - Train to Fight, train for fitness, train for fun

Ages 4+, Greenwich, 542-1666, www.abhaya.ca


10 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Horoscopes for week of March 24, 2011 © Copyright 2011 Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19):

Were you under the impression

that the sky is completely

mapped? It's not. Advances

in technology are unveiling a

nonstop flow of new mysteries.

In a recent lecture, astronomer

Joshua Bloom of the University of California described the explosion

of wonder. One particular telescope, for example, detects 1.5 million

transient phenomena every night, and an average of 10 of those turn

out to be previously undiscovered. Reporting on Bloom's work, Space.

com compared astronomers' task to "finding a few needles in a giant

haystack night after night." I see this challenge as resembling your

imminent future, Aries. Mixed in with all the chatter and hubbub,

there are some scattered gems out there -- rich revelations and zesty

potentials. Will you have the patience to pinpoint them?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you're thinking of calling on a ghost

to provide you with information, make sure you know how to banish

it when you're finished milking it. If you're considering a trek into the

past to seek some consolation or inspiration, drop breadcrumbs as

you go so you can find your way back to the present when it's time to

return. Catch my drift, Taurus? It's fine to draw on the old days and the

old ways, but don't get lost or stuck there.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): From an astrological point of view, it's

a favorable time for people to give you gifts and perks and blessings.

You have my permission to convey that message to your friends

and associates. Let them know it's in their interest to be generous

toward you. The truth, as I see it, is that they will attract rewards for

themselves, some unexpected, if they help you. So what's your role

in this dynamic? Be modest. Be grateful. Be gracious. At the same

time, rake it all in with supreme confidence that you deserve such an

outpouring.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Nobel Prizes are awarded to geniuses in

a variety of fields for work they've done to elevate science and culture.

But have you heard of Ig Nobel Prizes? The Annals of Improbable

Research hands them out to eccentrics whose work it deems useless but

amusing. For instance, one recipient was honored for investigating how

impotency drugs help hamsters recover quickly from jet lag. Another

award went to engineers who developed a remote-control helicopter to

collect whale snot. In 2000, physicist Andre Geim won an Ig Nobel Prize

for using magnetism to levitate a frog. Unlike all of his fellow honorees,

however, Geim later won a Nobel Prize for his research on a remarkable

substance called graphene (tinyurl.com/NobelGraphene). I think you'll

soon have a resemblance to him, Cancerian. Some of your efforts will

be odd and others spectacular; some will be dismissed or derided and

others will be loved and lauded.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you have ever fantasized about setting up

a booth at the foot of an active volcano and creating balloon animals

for tourists' kids, now is an excellent time to get started on making

that happen. Same is true if you've ever thought you'd like to be a

rodeo clown in Brazil or a stand-up comedian at a gambling casino or a

mentor who teaches card tricks and stage magic to juvenile delinquents.

The astrological omens suggest that playfulness and risk-taking would

synergize well right now. There's even a chance that if you found a way

to blend them, it would lead to financial gain.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You've arrived at a phase in your cycle

when you'll have the opportunity to scope out new competitors,

inspirational rivals, and allies who challenge you to grow. Choose

wisely! Keep in mind that you will be giving them a lot of power to

shape you; they will be conditioning your thoughts about yourself

and about the goals you regard as worthy of your passions. If you pick

people of low character or weak values, they'll bring you down. If you

opt for hard workers with high ideals, they'll raise you up.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): "There's no key to the universe," writes

Swami Beyondananda. But that shouldn't lead us to existential despair

or hopeless apathy, adds the Swami. "Fortunately, the universe has been

left unlocked," he concludes. In other words, Libra, there's no need for a

key to the universe! I offer you this good news because there's a similar

principle at work in your life. You've been banging on a certain door,

imagining that you're shut out from what's inside. But the fact is that

the door is unlocked and nothing is stopping you from letting yourself

in.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When you travel to Mozambique, the

Ministry of Fish and Wildlife gives you a warning about the frequency

of human encounters with lions out in nature. "Wear little noisy bells

so as to give advanced warning to any lions that might be close by so

you don't take them by surprise," reads the notice you're handed. I'm

certain, Scorpio, that no matter where you are in the coming week

-- whether it's Mozambique or elsewhere -- you won't have to tangle

with beasts as long as you observe similar precautions. So please take

measures to avoid startling goblins, rascals, and rogues. If you visit a

dragon's domain, keep your spirit light and jingly. If you use a shortcut

that requires you to pass through the wasteland, sing your favorite

nonsense songs as you hippety-hop along.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Few things make me more excited

than being able to predict good tidings headed your way. That's why,

as I meditated on your upcoming astrological aspects, I found myself

teetering on the edge of ecstasy. Here's what I foresee: a renaissance

of pleasure . . . an outbreak of feeling really fine, both physically and

emotionally . . . and an awakening of your deeper capacity to experience

joy. Here's your mantra for the week, generated by my friend Rana

Satori Stewart: yum yum yum yum yum / yum yum yum yum yummy

yum / yum yum yum yum yummy yummy yum yum.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): CNN reported on two neo-Nazi

skinheads from Poland, a married couple, who discovered they were

actually Jews. It turned out that during World War II, the truth about

their origins had been hidden by their parents for fear of persecution.

Years later, when the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw informed

them that they were members of the group they had hated for so long,

they were shocked. Since then, they have become observant Jews

who worship at an orthodox synagogue. The new perspective you'll

be getting about your own roots may not be as dramatic as theirs,

Capricorn. But I bet it will lead to a shift in your self-image. Are you

ready to revise your history? (More info: tinyurl.com/Ex-skinheads.)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): My astrological colleague Antero Alli

says that a lot of good ideas occur to him while he's taking a shower. He

also finds frequent inspiration while riding his bike. Why, then, does he

not enjoy biking in the rain? He doesn't know. I bring this up, Aquarius,

because you're entering a phase of your cycle when flashes of insight

and intuition are likely to erupt at a higher rate than usual. I suggest

you aggressively put yourself in every kind of situation that tends to

provoke such eruptions -- including ones, like maybe riding your bike in

the rain, that you haven't tried before.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A Canadian man named William Treble

once found over a thousand four-leaf clovers in a single day. Niamh

Bond, a British baby, was born on the tenth day of the tenth month

of 2010 -- at exactly 10:10 a.m. and 10 seconds. My friend Allan told

me he was driving in suburbia the other day when two white cats

bolted across the road right in front of him. And yet as lucky as all that

might sound, it pales in comparison to the good fortune that's headed

your way, Pisces. Unlike their luck, which was flashy but ultimately

meaningless, yours will be down-to-earth and have practical value.

As the Grapevine is a bi-weekly paper, you will have to get next week’s horoscopes at freewillastrology.com/horoscopes


11 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Ii promote Wolfville ALOT;

the town, it’s businesses and

it’s events. I was reminded last

week by a very nice lady that the

Grapevine and my readers stretch

across the valley and I shouldn’t

keep my focus on “what’s next

door, but what’s down the road a

bit too”, so... while I’ve been staying

in Windsor the last few weeks

I made some nice discoveries that

I’d like to share with you. I have

always been sceptical about what

Windsor has to offer me so I had

a Windsor Day and was greatly

surprised at the treasures that lie

between the two Tim Hortons’

exits.

My first stop was In the Bin Used

Clothing at 68 Albert Street. Open

Mon-Fri 9-9 and Sat-Sun 9-5, this

unique shop offers used and new

clothes, boots, shoes, giftware,

books and much more. This is

the perfect stop for the bargain

hunter in all of us. Then it was

on to the Reader’s Haven used

book store at 40 Water Street.

Open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Saturday

9-4, this is a little piece of heaven

on earth with a great selection

of books. It was break time so I

skipped next door to the T.A.N

coffee for a hot chocolate. The

decor is very special in this shop

and it’s a great place to relax and

chat with friends.

One of the great businesses I

deal with at work is the

Revival Decorating Studio

at 21 Gerrish Street.

Owner Maggie Bell is

a delight and her shop

is an essential stop

for anyone renovating

and redesigning their

living spaces. She’ll

offer great advice on

paints, fabrics and styles.

And down a spell at 110

Gerrish is Brandi’s Treasures and

Giftware. This store is really cool!

They carry candles, scarves, baby

wear, lots of great jewellery and


Mike Uncorked: A Windsor Adventure

specialty gift items for weddings

and birthdays. Hours of business

are 10-5 Mon-Thurs. 10-6 Fri.

And 10-3 Sat. Then I popped

into the Hobby Emporium at 101

Gerrish St. where you can find

everything for favourite pastime.

They have paints and tools for

model building as well as kites,

train sets, science kits, telescopes

and more- a very neat find!

Next was Our Mother’s Keeper

at 85 Water Street which sells

“Products for Soul and Planet”

Our Mother’s Keeper carries

fair trade, eco-friendly and

socially-responsible items from

around the world and around the

corner. They’re open Tuesday and

Wednesday 10-5; Thursday and

Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-4. Check

them out!

As the afternoon quickly passed,

I realised how hungry I’d become.

Well, the highlight of my day was

easily the meal I was served at

Cocoa Pesto at the Woodshire Inn. I

love this restaurant for the warm

atmosphere, great music (Nat

King Cole, Peggy Lee and Johnny

Mathis) and great food. Visit their

website at www.cocoapesto.com to

view their menus and you won’t

be disappointed. Try the ribs,

the chicken or the salmon with

their signature sauces and end

it off with the carrot cake. You’ll

thank me. I also recommend

treating yourself to their stellar

brunch Saturdays or Sundays

11:30am-4:00pm.

So there’s just a selection

of my day in Windsor, I

have much more saved for

future articles. For now,

visit www.town.windsor.

ns.ca/ for a full listing of

businesses and events that

make this town just as special as

Wolfville. Spring is here... have

an adventure and try some place

new!

~Mike Butler

crossword

created by Manda Mansfield

Brought to you by:

Across

4 main population of camp

5 _____ Children's Camp

Society

7 you might get a bit ___ if

you run into this ivy

9 homes at camp

10 ctrl + z

12 body of fresh water

15 red root veggies

18 Camp ___ or victory

19 a favorite meal at camp

20 ___ and sour

22 to feel a triumphant joy

23 ____ your time and effort

1 2 3 4

Down

1 apple, pumpkin or mud

2 at camp, you're whole life

can fit in a ___

3 to sing a ____

4 activity with yarn and two

needles

5 worn around ones wrist,

or a way to help support

camps

6 mistake in typing

8 Canadian boat

11 one who hides things

13 mate to a fork

14 phrase often heard at camp

16 favorite camp activity

paired with 12 across

17 leave out

20 sport utility vehicle

21 what camp is all about

5 6

7 8

9 10

12 13 14 15 16

17

18 19

Fill this crossword and drop it off at the Trail

Shop (Main St. Wolfville) for your chance to

win a Save a Phone (save your wet electronic

devices, retail value $19.50)

Winner of the folding dining set:

Kaitlyn Schaffner.

THEME: Camps

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Name:

Phone:

E-mail:

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12 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

CLASSES:

Music Education: Voice &

Piano Lessons w/Susan Dworkin.

Over 20 years teaching experience,

beginner to advanced.

INFO: 542-0649 / susan_dworkin@hotmail.com

Red Apple Music: Jenny

MacDonald teaches: singing, guitar,

piano, songwriting & more!

Mondays & Wednesday in Canning.

INFO: jenny@jennymacdonald.com

/ www.jennymacdonald.

com/redapplemusic

Spring Running Program:

10 weeks w/Wolfville

Active Living & Janet Mooney.

Monday evenings @ 5:30pm

starting March 28 th . Meeting at

Wolfville Rec Center, includes

registration to the 2011 KFrogs

Run/Walk. TIX: $50 INFO/Reg:

sread@wolfville.ca

Family Bicycle Safety

Workshop: w/Wolfville

Active Living. Saturday, April 23 rd

10am-3pm @ the Wolfville Recreation

Cente. Family-orientated to

prepare both you and your family

for the upcoming cycling season.

TIX: $5 family fee, bring your

lunch INFO/Reg: 542-3019 /

sread@wolfville.ca

Sunrise Boot Camp: w/

Al Mumford Fitcamps. 90-minute

classes Tuesday & Thursdays

starting April 11 th , 6am @ Rotary

Park, Wolfville. Co-ed, ages 12

and up. A FUN, safe, fast, effective

program for weight loss,

improved sports performance

& increased energy levels.

TIX: $136 + tax INFO/Reg: 792-

1026 / amumford_ca@yahoo.com

/ www.alanmumford.ca

Belly Dancing: w/Julie

Page. Retro Runway Fashions,

Wolfville. Level 1Mondays, March

21 st – April 25 th 5:30-7pm. Learn

the basics & a choreographed

dance. TIX: $60 limited space

INFO/Reg: 542-3670 / retrorunway@hotmail.com

Ocean Spirit Studio:

New list of classes include: Friday

night Flamenco w/Laila North;

Sunday morning Zumba w/Megan

(Spencer) Shepherd; Thursday

evening Core Strengthening Yoga

w/Carol Followes; Tuesday Shakti

Flow Yoga w/Karen Roberts;

Thursday evening Salsa w/Fredric

MUJICA; Monday, Wednesday &

Friday morning Fitness w/Carol

French TIX: various prices INFO/

Reg: www.oceanspiritstudio.com

WORKSHOPS:

Youth Triathlon Skills

Camp: Acadia University, Mar

27 th , April 17 th & May 15 th 8am

-2:30pm • Valley South Shore

skill development camp designed

for novice 12-18 year olds with

focus on the three disciplines of

triathlon. w/Colin Edwards. TIX:

$30 per day, 25% discount per

sibling INFO: Shannon 542-3019

/ sread@wolfville.ca

Group Cleanse Workshop:

Feel Fabulous in Four

Weeks. March 24 th , 31 st , April 7 th

& 14 th @ 7pm. Includes: support,

guidance, recipes and taste testing.

Get the bounce back in your

step with a Spring Cleanse! TIX:

$150 INFO: MaryBeth Miles

RHN 670-9355 / wellness@marybethmilesrhn.com

Naturally Nourishing

Cooking: Gluten Free

April 4 th & Vegetarian April 11 th

TIX: $40 apiece INFO: MaryBeth

Miles RHN 670-9355 / wellness@

marybethmilesrhn.com

Reducing the Risk of

Sport Injuries: “On The

Field” is brought to you by the

Physiotherapists of the Annapolis

Valley for youth aged 8-16.

Join us on Sunday, May 1 st at the

Kentville Indoor Sports Facility

TIX: no charge INFO: annapolisvalleypts@gmail.com

Ai Ripples Spiritual

Community First

Gathering: Group meditation,

information on Ai Ripples,

motivation talk, Chakracise &

inspiring video. TIX: free will

offering INFO: ai.ripples@gmail.

com / Facebook: Ai Ripples

Pie r Squared “The Valley in a crust”

Like the Free Business Listings, this page works on a first come, first served basis

(limit 1 listing per person). Or, to reserve a placement, pay $5 per issue (3-issue

minimum commitment). Please keep listings to 35 words or less.

Making Art Mondays:

A series of ten drop-in workshops

presented by the Alliance of Kings

Artists (AKA) Monday evenings

7-9pm @ Beveridge Arts Centre,

room 131, Acadia. See Weekly

Events Section for the next two

classes TIX: $10 per Monday for

non-AKA members INFO/Complete

Listing: http://gallery.

acadiau.ca / artgallery@acadiau.ca

QiGong – The Bear &

The Crane: Brought to you

by Elements of Health, two sets

of gentle, yet powerful, healing

exercises you can take home with

you. Meditation and self-massage

are also taught. Sunday, April

3 rd 9am-4pm @ CentreStage

Theatre, Kentville. TIX: $75 for 1

workshop, $200 for 3 workshops

INFO: 1-866-792-1229

PROFESSIONAL:

Elderly Care: Country

Companion Enhanced Independent

Living seeks to support

seniors with everyday tasks

allowing them to stay living in

their own home. VAC Health

Identification Cards Accepted. See

ad page 3 INFO: Flora 692-1077

/ poetess011956@yahoo.ca

Personal Care: compassionate

woman with experience

caring for all age groups. Can

come to your home.INFO: Sue

yolande1943@homail.com

GENERAL:

In Appreciation: Thanks

to the potcake donators at boso.

Every week boso donates to

fundraisers, so thanks for helping

mine out!

Looking for Speakers

& Volunteers: TEDxAnnapolisValley

(Wolfville Sat, May

14 th ) seeks volunteers & speakers

covering ‘Ideas that Empower

& Connect Rural Communities’.

INFO: tedxannapolisvalley@

gmail.com / http://www.ted.com/

tedx/events/2275

Looking for Theatrical

Performances:

Broken Leg Theatre is looking

for: play scenes, musical theatre

numbers, dance pieces, monologues,

comedy sketches, etc. for a

special evening during the Acadia

Cinema Coop’s “100 Years of

Stage & Screen” celebrations. See

poster page 2 INFO: 542-1214 /

iwakichick@hotmail.com

Local Artist Opportunity:

Jack’s Gallery in Wolfville

(lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre)

is looking for submissions for

future exhibits. We welcome

artwork in all mediums but only

those in 2-dimentions can be

accepted. All submitted work is juried.

INFO: 542-4526 / jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

Local Artist Opportunity:

Ocean Spirit Studio

in Canning is always looking for

local art to display. INFO: 582-

3089 / cbstmaxner@xcountry.tv /

www.oceanspiritstudio.com/

Request for Jewelry:

The Kings-Kikima Grannies

request donations for their annual

SPRING BLING jewelry sale

(Friday, April 1 st 10am-4pm at the

Wong International Center, Acadia).

INFO: 542-7591 / betsybaillie@yahoo.ca

Listen to Eclectic Ernesto

Show: Mondays &

Thursdays 2-3pm online at http://

axeradio.acadiau.ca. Musicthemed

hour with human-interest

interviews and rants. INFO:

542-4122 / ernesto.robinski@

gmail.com

Gala at Greyhaven:

Early notice for classical/operatic/

jazz concert May 15 th in Coldbrook.

80 seats available performed

by Susan Dworkin, Jossée

& Swingology. TIX: $50 INFO:

susan_dworkin@hotmail.com

Wolfville Community

Radio: New service lets you

watch & live chat w/DJs. Join

us Monday – Friday, 11am-4pm

to hear what’s going on. INFO:

info@capcast.net / www.wolfvilleradio.ca

Find us at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market 697-2502 www.pie-r-squared.ca


13 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Wearing Pearls in the Kitchen

Happy Spring everyone!! Song sparrows are my alarm clock and I don’t need my bulky winter coat anymore. At the end of a long day, it’s so relaxing

to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine, and take in the lovely weather. While it’s still a bit nippy out there, it’s time to let your imaginations

run wild. This week, I bring to you a basic recipe for risotto, a creamy Italian rice dish, wonderful on its own or as a side dish. The best thing about

risotto is you can put pretty much ANYTHING in it. From roasted vegetables to strips of seared beef or chicken, mushrooms and tomatoes,

cranberries and lemon jest, smoked paprika and white wine, let’s get your creative juices flowing! ~Victoria Comeau

Basic Risotto

Ingredients:

• 3 tablespoons Olive Oil

• 1 cup minced onion

• 2 tablespoons minced shallots

• 2 cups Arborio Rice

• 1/2 cup dry white wine

• 6 cups chicken or beef stock

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits

• 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

• Freshly Ground Pepper

Directions:

Sauté onions and shallots in olive oil until

golden. Add rice and stir, to coat with oil.

Add wine, 1/2 cup heated chicken stock and

salt-stir well. Cook, stirring constantly, until

all liquid is absorbed. Continue to add stock

in 3/4 cup increments and cook until each

successive batch has been absorbed, stirring

constantly until rice mixture is creamy and ""al

dente"". Stir in whatever fabulous ingredients

with which you are experimenting, veggies,

seasonings, fruits, have fun! If you add cooked

meats though, make sure they’re fully cooked

before you add to the cooked rice.

Remove from heat; whip in butter and half

of the grated cheese. Season with salt and

pepper. Serve immediately, topped with

additional grated cheese.

Buon appetito!

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Rite of Spring; With a Side of Greens, Fiddleheads and Beans

Here comes the culinary

celebration that is spring.

Let’s consider the fading into the

background (by choice) of hearty

stews and braises concocted

from aged, sturdy vegetables…

Denizens of the cold room.

Instead, it’s time for crisp, and

light, and fresh. The Annapolis

Valley has such bounty, take

your pick. Particular favourites

include fiddleheads, beet greens

and string beans. After the long

cold winter, what can top the

bold snap, sweetness and flat out

newness, of a properly treated

spring vegetable?

On a primal level; Toss ‘em in the

pot, the pan or the steamer, and

savour the results immediately.

To this end, let’s focus on cooking

new vegetables in a manner

that will bring out the premier

attributes of the main ingredient.

Personal tastes are very

important. Could it be said that

passionate people inform their

personal tastes passionately?

One of the best bits of advice

I ever got about cooking was

presented to me when I was

still utterly terrified to be in the

midst of the organized chaos of

a professional kitchen, with a

twelve inch, razor sharp French

knife in my hand.

Said (shouted) my Serbian

mentor, Vladimir; “You must

have feeling! Like with woman!”

One can reverse polarity on this

phrase to suit, as one’s polarity

may be manifest.

Looking back, Vlad’s message

was pretty succinct; Cook with

your heart and soul, not just your

head. The book is called “The Joy

of Cooking,” not “The Precise,

Disciplined and Measured Process

of Cooking.” Now, to be fair,

perhaps a little discipline now and

then is a good thing. But that’s

up to the consenting adults in

question. The government has

no place in the kitchens of the

nation.

Let’s get away from thinking

“recipe” and get into a more open

and spontaneous mindset about

preparing our favourite offerings.

A sure fire way of preserving the

best qualities of your favourite

spring vegetable is to combine

steaming and sautéing. These are

the techniques, but one’s senses

gauge doneness.

Steam, for example, new beans

about half way to being done. I

give no timing here. Pluck one

out of the steamer, (or the pot

of water with that miniature

satellite dish in it) at intervals,

and try it. Taste.

Is it still crisp, yet yielding to

the tooth? You’re probably good.

Now, plunge them into cold water.

This stops the cooking process. It

refreshes the vegetables.

Next, into a sauté pan they go,

along with some preheated oil,

and a knob of butter for flavour.

High heat at first, a good shot of

stock (choose) goes in, cut the

heat back. Simmer for bit. Taste.

What else goes in the pan, just a

little bit ahead of the stock, is up

to you. It’s your kitchen.

~Colin MacPhee

Montessori

Kinderhaus School

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14 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

Interested in growing your own food this summer?

is the fourth season that The

2011 Acadia Community Farm

will be available for community members and

students. On Sunday, April 3 rd at 1pm, we’ll be

meeting in the lobby of the K.C. Irving Centre

and moving to a classroom to discuss how the

garden will work this summer.

At 2pm after the signup, we'll move to the

greenhouses for the largest seedling and

kick-off event of the year (starring: tomatoes,

parsley, and cabbage family crops - cabbage,

broccoli, cauliflower, kale). 3-Cheers to

seedlings!!!

About the

ACADIA COMMUNITY FARM :

The Acadia Farm is a community garden

consisting of individual plots of land where

students and Wolfville residents can grow food

alongside one another. Benefits include: a shed

full of shared tools, garden materials (straw,

water...) and, most importantly, encouragement

and helping hands from fellow gardeners.

The Farm is a place to revisit and reinforce

productive connections between friends and

neighbors while introducing children and

beginners to the joys of growing food!

The Acadia Farm is also a student garden

connecting the campus community with

their food in unique ways. We grow over 20

vegetables and herbs for the campus dining

hall using responsible methods. Our very local

vegetables replace conventionally grown produce

often sourced from operations thousands

of miles away from Wolfville.

Stardrop

by Mark Oakley: www.iboxpublishing.com

The Acadia Farm also fills an urgent need in

the community. Produce is delivered to the

Wolfville Food Bank throughout the season

increasing the nutrition value of what the

standard 'non-perishable' items have to offer.

The 2011 season will see increased cooperation

with the Food Bank as the Farm invites

everybody who grows to donate some of their

time, efforts, and expertise to this communal

effort.

The Acadia Farm is, in many senses, growing.

Plots are available for the 2011 season, but

there are many other ways to get connected

with the project. Visit the website to learn

more about us but don't let that replace an

actual in-person visit. The Farm is north of

Raymond Field (behind the Athletic Centre)

on the Wolfville dykelands; it’s where we’ll be

working with much enthusiasm!

For info: info@acadiafarm.org / 542- 9483 /

http://acadiafarm.org / Facebook: Acadia Community

Farm

PS – There is no charge for a plot, we instead

require a commitment to tend the communal

land. After all, it’s nourishing all of us.

Stardrop is brought to you by The Box of Delights - A Delightful Little Bookshop on Main St Wolfville

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15 The Grapevine

March 24 - April 7, 2011

WHO’S WHO – Canadian Federation

of University Women: Book ‘em Ladies!

It boils

down to

this: I

LOVE to read!

Leisurely reading,

reading to

my nephews,

and passing

books and

recommendations

on to

friends-I find

it all extremely

rewarding. It’s

this love of

reading that has

propelled me to do my first Who’s

Who on a group rather than an

individual. That group is the local

chapter of the Canadian Federation

of University Women.

The CFUW was founded in 1919.

They’re a voluntary, non-profit,

self-funded, non-partisan, nongovernmental

organization of

close to 10, 000 graduate women,

students and Associate Members

in 112 Clubs in Canada who

advocate for equality for women

and girls. The CFUW seeks to

improve access to education for

women and to support programs

that improve the environment.

Our Wolfville chapter started in

1938 and their accomplishments

are astounding. To name a few;

they were instrumental in the

opening of the regional library

in 1949 and were major players

in having the old train station

serve as the town library in

1993. They’ve sponsored musical

recitals and tutoring services for

children with learning disabilities,

they’re a major supporter of the

Annapolis Valley Regional Library

and have donated to Flowercart

since 1970. They also support

a variety of interest groups for

bridge, writing, painting, walking,

theatre, current events and more.

The group is made up of women

ranging from 64 to 88 years of

age who commit to hundreds of

volunteer hours a year for major

fundraisers...one being their

annual book sale!

The Who's Who is

brought to you by:

In 1968 the club held its first

book sale in one of the stores on

Main Street and this year marks

the 44 th continuous book sale for

CFUW Wolfville. CFUW collects,

categorises, prices, repackages,

transports, and sets ups the

hundreds of books donated by

individuals in the area. This year,

mark your calendars; the sale

takes place at the Lions Hall at

36 Elm Ave. in Wolfville April

1 st and 2 nd , 9am-8pm Friday and

9am-3pm on Saturday. You’ll

find mysteries, classics, fiction

and non-fiction works, children’s

books, magazines, puzzles, and

much more. It’s a great way to

introduce children and young

adults to books and reading, and

to affordably stock up on summer

reading material and support a

great cause.

These days I find teenagers

could care less about books so

the more encouragement from

adults the better, and what a great

organization to introduce them

to as well. Books left behind are

distributed to children overseas

through student teaching

programs, to military personnel

in Afghanistan and to other

groups needing assistance. I will

be one of the first people through

the door on April 1st and I hope

you all take advantage of this

great event. I think it’s a novel

idea!

~Mike Butler

www.boso.ca •(902)542-7790

east end of Railtown, Wolfville

Power Plants!

The secret power plant:

Symphytum officinale

– Comfrey

A perennial herb, native to the

woodland river banks of Britain,

is proving to be a secret power

for organic fruit growing. The

deep tap root of Comfrey draws

nutrients up from the subsoil

and stores them in the leaves.

The leaves become concentrated

with Potassium and Nitrogen,

providing rich nutrients through

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March 24 - April 7, 2011

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The lowest temperature in

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recorded January 31 1920 in

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What was the first Canadian

warship to visit Poland since

World War II?

solutions

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red, gold; 3. False; 4. Upper Stewiacke;

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Monday, March 21st, was a beautiful day for a run on the Woodland

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this one is across the path, at head level, just before the old Artesian

well. I ducked under it on my way toward the well, but misjudged it

on the way back, and wham! I was with it enough to grab a piece of

snow/ice from the ground and hold it to my head. I stood like that for

a few minutes until I felt better. But when I removed the snow from

my head, it was covered in blood! Fortunately, not 100 feet from me

and walking toward me, were a man and his dog (Elliott and Brody).

I told him what happened, and he offered to get his car and take me

to the clinic or the hospital. His house was about 5 minutes away, as

was mine. After a little discussion, I asked if he would mind walking

me home, where we could assess my condition. We had a nice (and

lucid) conversation on the walk over, so decided I hadn’t suffered a

concussion. Elliott offered to wait outside with Brody so I could go

inside and have a look. I didn’t think it looked too bad, and I had him

look at it too. I was pretty sure I was OK by that time, so I sent him

back off on his walk, with many thanks. I did go down to the EKM

clinic that evening, and ended up with four stitches!

- Julia Cochrane

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