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New Cinema Manager - The Grapevine

1 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

Issue N 3.40

Oct December 28 - Nov 11, 9 - 2010 23, 2010 Issue N 3.37 COMMUNITY COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT • INVOLVEMENT This This one is one of 1320 of 1315 issues! issues!

Banner by Franziska Becker

TWO-WEEK TWEETS 4

EAT TO THE BEAT 5

EVENTS CALENDAR 8,9

THE FREE CLASSIFIEDS 12

STARDROP 14

Perfect Wine Pairings - p 2

New Pronto Crossword - p 11

New Cinema Manager - p 15

Who drew

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on p15

Smokin’ Line-up Smokin’ Entertainment, producers of a mixed array of fine talent

coming through our Valley, has a great line-up planned in the next couple of weeks:

GROOVEBACK- Saturday, December 11th

Reservoir Bistro & Lounge - Gerrish St., Windsor (eat

throughout the week for FREE passes)

No cover before 10pm, $5 after

This four-piece from Pictou County are ready to

tear it up! These guys took home TOP SPOT at the

Upper Clements Park/K-Rock “Battle of the Bands”.

Their musical sound and style is hard to label under

any certain genre, but if need be, it can be classified

as Funk Rock, or the

coined phrase, “Groove

Rock”. Their blend of

Soul, Funk, Blues and

Rock is enough to get

everyone movin’ and

groovin’. These boys

deliver a combination

of raw power and

rhythmic melodies

capturing a sense of

freedom moving from

your mind down to

your feet igniting your

instinct to dance. It’s

a feeling exposed not

nearly enough. Trust me, this band is AWESOME!!!

EDDY’S BASEMENT “UNPLUGGED AT

THE PORT”- Friday, December 17th

Port Pub – Terry’s Creek Road, Port Williams

No cover charge, starts at 8pm

One of NS’ finest bands will be doing a one-off

acoustic show at the Valley’s most beautiful pub, The

Port in Port Williams. In addition to some of the

best food in the Valley, expect soothing acoustic hits

by Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Guns n’ Roses and some

great originals. Get there early for a good table.

“ROCK THE HALLS” Double Bill with

AMUBUSH INC. and A CALL FOR

SUBMISSION - Saturday, December 18th

Westside Charlies - Commercial St., New Minas

No cover charge, starts at 10pm

Classic Rock and Hard Rock to get your bells ringing

for the Holidays.

NEW YRS EVE BLASTOFF w/ EDDY’S

BASEMENT - Friday, December 31st

Reservoir Bistro & Lounge - Gerrish St., Windsor

Tickets only $10, on sale at the bar

It’s time to start making your New Years’ Eve plans...

we can save you the trouble by letting you know that

EDDY’S BASEMENT will be rocking in the New Year

with a fantastic celebration

If you haven’t been out to see a show for a while,

hopefully these choices will inspire you to get out

there. Feel free to message Jay for tickets to any of

these events and he will gladly mail you some for

being supportive.

Jay, Smokin’ Entertainment

smokinentertainment@hotmail.com

myspace.com/smokinscotian

Brought to you by KathyWhitewood

of Keller William Realty | 902 691-3157

kathywhitewood@kwvalley.com

Charlie: All of his

brothers have been adopted but

Charlie is still waiting for a special

home that wouldn’t mind if he

only had one eye. He is about 3

months old, lovable, playful and

has adjusted just fine to his minor

disability. Charlie can be seen at

the Care Center in Waterville and

adopted for a

fee of $120.00.

For more on

Charlie, go

to the Page 4

TWEETs.

Belle Darris, kingscountyspca@

yahoo.ca / 538-3422

Update:

LEVON: Levon has 2 interested

parties and is on

hold so hopefully one

of those will be able

to give him a new

home. 12 adoptions

for November!

Wolfville Animal Hospital

Dr. Peter Bligh

P - 902 542 3422

Pleased to announce NEW MENUS!

Purchase medium 12-inch,

3-topping pizza and get

9-inch garlic fingers

for free.

Monday thru Thrsday only

Expiry: Nov Dec 24th 22

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2 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

Perfect Pairings

It’s just a few weeks until the

holiday season begins and, in

keeping with the “buying local”

trend, here are some ideas of local

wines you can serve your holiday

guests. When it comes to pairing

food with our local wines, some

people can get overwhelmed with

grape names like Leon Millot or

Seyval Blanc. We tend to stick to

our usuals every year – a German

Reisling with our glazed ham, or

an Italian

white

wine

with the

turkey. But

as your

guests come

through the

door, welcome

them with the best that the

Annapolis Valley has to offer.

Start with a glass of Benjamin

Bridge Nova 7 which has been

hailed “the quintessential apéritif

wine” paired with an assortment

of light cheeses such as Cranberry

Cheddar and Fenugreek Havarti

from Fox Hill Cheese House. The

delicate effervescence, crisp

acidity and low percentage of

alcohol make it a great choice to

start an evening of feasting.

Then as the turkey is brought to

the table with all the trimmings,

always have a choice of a white

and a red wine for the guests

to have with the meal. Our

signature grape of the province

– the L’Acadie grape, has been

The cows come home from

Deborah Nicholson’s photography-based

Denmark: paintings now on display at Harvest Gallery

Having spent the

autumn touring

Denmark with the popular

Nova Scotian artist

collective SEVEN, Deborah

Nicholson’s selection of

artworks, entitled Adagio

Cow, have come home and

some are now on display at

Harvest Gallery in Wolfville.

Deborah`s works are an

invitation to contemplate

the creatures that feed us

and give us the products

we use everyday – an invitation to ponder that moment of eye contact

when we become engaged with beings other than human. In a lyrical

abstract landscape, Deborah`s subjects are suspended in time and place

where all else melts away but the moment of connectedness.

Based in rural Nova Scotia, Deborah is a photography-based, mixed

media artist who shares home and studio with her husband and an

endless array of visitors to their feeders. They live on four acres of

Acadian Forest ravine, surrounded by great friends, sustainable familyrun

farms and the magnificent Bay of Fundy.

Please contact Lynda Macdonald: 542-7093 / lyndamac@harvestgallery.com

traditionally paired with seafood

but it can make the perfect

companion to the turkey dinner.

The wine is light-bodied and is

wonderfully aromatic with a crisp

clean finish. Most wineries in the

province produce the L’Acadie

wine and Blomidon Estate’s 2009

Vintage was recently named Best

NS Table Wine by NSLC’s Port of

Wines Festival. Red wines have

been traditionally paired with red

meats but as tastes change so do

the rules. The light-bodied Pinot

Noir is a flavourful wine and pairs

with a variety of foods because

it’s not heavy with alcohol, oak

or tannin. The Pinot Noir is being

developed by many local wineries

however it is only available for

purchase at Gaspereau Vineyards.

Now for my favourite part of the

meal – dessert! We have a wide

variety of award-winning dessert

wines to choose from in this

province and it’s worth the trip

to each winery to sample their

dessert wines, ports, sparkling

wines and icewines. Domaine

de Grand Pre has a new dessert

wine made from the red grape

Marechal Foch called Dolce

Vita. With intense aromas of

blackberry, cherry and raspberry,

it’s great on its own or with a

cheese tray. And for something

fresh and fun on New Years’, add

a dash of The Tangled Garden’s

Cool Cranberry with Orange Mint

liqueur to a glass of sparkling

wine! Cheers!

Laila North is the owner of Go

North Tours, the Official Partner

of the Winery Assoc. of Nova

Scotia. 352-2552 / http://www.

gonorthtours.com/

New Regulations for NS

Wine Industry

Agriculture Minister John MacDonell announced new regulations

Nov. 17 th , which will encourage and support the continued growth

of this rural-based agricultural sector. “Nova Scotians can be proud

of the fact that our wines continue to win national and international

awards and recognition,” said Mr. MacDonell.

The regulations establish a minimum Nova Scotia content of 85 per

cent for grape wines and 100 per cent content for non-grape wines such

as blueberry and maple. The regulations also include administrative

structures and requirements such as winery registration and

designation, acreage certification, record keeping, and cellar audits.

The Department of Agriculture worked with the industry, including the

Winery Association of Nova Scotia, individual wineries, Grape Growers

Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, to

develop the regulations.

The Nova Scotia industry, valued

at $10 million, has 17 farm

wineries, with another one in

development, and 30 grape

growers operating vineyards.

There are also about 475 acres of

land in grape production.

– Press Release

185

Commercial St,

Berwick, NS

(902) 375-3050

Current hours:

LUNCH Tue to Fri: 11:30 am to 2 pm

DINNER Thur to Fri: 5:00 pm to close

Reservations recommended for dinner

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December 9 - 23, 2010

Are you getting SLEEPY?

We don’t get enough of it. Most are deficient from it and we can’t live

without it - sleep. Missing one night of sleep causes stress, lack of

concentration, mood swings, and levels of nutrients such as zinc and

magnesium to drop. Sleep is vital for us to stay healthy - this is when

our bodies rejuvenate and go into repair mode.

Following are some minerals, vitamins and amino acids

that we need to maintain good health for great sleep:

Magnesium rich food sources

include kelp, cashews, almonds,

wheat bran, black strap molasses

and brewers yeast.

Calcium rich food sources

include yogurt, broccoli, goat’s

and cow’s milk, nuts, seeds, and

collard greens.

B6 rich food sources include

fish, poultry, egg yolk, dried

beans, walnuts and peanuts.

B5 rich food sources include

brewers yeast, egg yolks, fish,

chicken, dried beans, sweet

potatoes, and cauliflower.

B12 rich food sources include

animal protein foods, oily fish

and fermented foods such as

miso and tempeh can contain

small amounts.

B Vitamins such as B6, B5 and

B12 are both known to have a

sedative effect on the nerves

Tryptophan is an amino acid

that in our brain converts to

serotonin, a natural sleep inducing

chemical. Rich food sources

of tryptophan include milk and

turkey.

6 tips for GREAT sleep:

• Eat a high protein snack

several hours before

bedtime, to provide the

tryptophan necessary for the

production of serotonin and

melatonin.

• Avoid sugary snacks before

bed that will raise your blood

sugar levels and delay sleep –

when your blood sugar drops

later in the night you may

wake and be unable to get

back to sleep.


• Listen to a relaxation cd or

try deep breathing exercises

before bedtime.

• Stop watching tv/computer

at least one hour before

bedtime. Both of these are

very stimulating.

• Exercise 30 minutes daily.

• Go to bed as early as possible

and try to maintain the same

schedule each night

When you are sleep deprived

your immune system will not be

in top condition for fighting off

invaders. Six to eight hours sleep

is perfect for adults. So go to bed

and sink into some sweet dreams.

~ MaryBeth Miles, RHN

670-9355 / www.

marybethmilesrhn.com

Trip the Light Fantastic

(note: article title is an old phrase meaning “to dance nimbly to musical

accompaniment”)

Don’t sit at

home on your

heinie this New

Year’s Eve watching

insipid talking

heads and endless

year-end schmaltz

on TV. Instead,

get that rump out

and dance the

year away to The

Talking Heads. And

Michael Jackson.

And Madonna. And

Paul Simon. All

these and more will

be presented to you

live and lively at the Old Orchard

Barn on the 31 st by the Valley’s

own dance-pop phenomenon,

TripALady.

The quartet (made up of Aran

Silmeryn on guitar, Denise

Aspinall and Ariana Nasr on

fiddles, and Alex Porter on drums)

delivers extremely groove-able

tunes and wicked harmonies in

their distinct blend of 70s and

80s billboard hits with Celtic

jigs and reels. Their typically

holiday-oriented concerts always

draw a sizable crowd, this past

Halloween’s dance being no

exception. The Old Orchard Barn

offers a spacious dance floor (and

licensed drinkables) in a cozily

wooden, yet nightlife-friendly

atmosphere.

Their performances

are true to the power

and sound of the

original tunes, but

definitely provide

something infinitely

more pleasurable than

listening to old cassette

tapes. The fiddle riffs

and expert harmonies

are tasteful and

exuberant, and inspire

rug-cutting in even the

shyest of dancing feet.

Shake it up right and

celebrate the 11 th year

of the 21 st century by dancing

to some of the catchiest music

of the 20 th century. Tickets are

$15, available at Box of Delights

or from the band (call 697-2271

or see Aspinall Pottery at the

Wolfville Farmers’ Market). Show

starts at 9 pm and will carry on

past midnight.

~Laura MacDonald

Valley

Stationers Ltd.

Call us:

678-6106 or 800-565-2605

Or Visit us Online:

valleystationers.com (shop on-line)

“Locally Owned & Operated

in Nova Scotia Since 1962!”

Cup of Excellence Coffee...

Craft roasted by T.A.N. Coffee

Starting at $11

MON-SAT: 6:30AM - 9PM

SUNDAY: 8AM - 6PM

The Hip Rose

Catering Company

fresh - inspired -fun

Let us bring some pizazz to your

holiday party with fresh, made-to

-order savory & sweet crêpes!

www.thehiprose.com | 300-0606

thehiprose@gmail.com

CANNING VILLAGE

MEAT MARKET

O.C. Huntley, Butcher 582-3777

Also in Port Williams

Sunday - Friday 10AM to 5:30PM

Saturday 9AM to 5PM

(Closed Sundays in Port Williams)

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4 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

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: Whether it’s for family, charities or other important causes, the Holiday Season is a time to give more than what

we receive. Without giving all your surprises away, what/how will you be giving this year?

The Trail Shop – 465 Main St. Wolfville, 697-3115

www.trailshop.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.

Pumpkin Moon Farm &

Herbals – Wolfville, 538-3079 /

www.pumpkinmoonfarm.com • All

website orders over $60 receive

FREE SHIPPING during the

month of December! So send parcels

to friends and family – we’ll

take care of the postage. Thanks

for your support in 2010.

boso Bamboo Boutique

– Harbourside Drive (Railtown)

Wolfville, 542-7790 / www.boso.

ca • Come in and enter to win

lots of different prizes including

a bathrobe, gift certificates and

stocking stuffers. Smiles and

good conversation are always

“a given” at boso!

Vote for the Trail Shop’s Window

in the Wolfville Merchants Window

Contest and help send Kids to CAMP

TRIUMPH. www.camptriuumph.ca

Business history: On Quinpool

Rd. in Hfx since 1967. 2nd store

opened Main St. Wolfville Sept 2009

Our Mother’s Keepers –

85 Water St. Windsor, 472-8733

• We’ve had a “featured cause”

every month since we opened!

This month our cause is MADD:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Please drive sober this holiday

season and always!

Inner Sun Yoga Centre –

112 Front St. Wolfville, 542-YOGA

/ www.innersunyoga.ca • To share

our bounty, Inner Sun will once

again hold an all levels Winter

Solstice class on Tuesday, December

21 at 5:45 pm with cash

donations to the Wolfville and

Area Food Bank.

Domaine de Grand Pre

& Le Caveau Restaurant

– 11611 Highway #1 Grand Pre,

542-7177 /lecaveau@grandprewines.ns.ca

/ www.grandprewines.

com • Like every year, we’re now

accepting orders for Smoked Salmon.

To make sure they are ready

in time for the holidays, we need

all orders to be in by Dec 15 th .

Email us today!

Designer Café – 373 Main

St. Kentville, 365-3322 / www.

designerkentville.com • It seems

everyone on our team is always

doing something extra special for

someone, usually anonymously

and without expectation - each

of us believes in PAYING IT

FORWARD. So, Christmas for us

is business as usual. :-)

Cinematopia Video – 360

Main St., Wolfville, 697-FILM

(3456) / www.cinematopia.ca • In

this season of giving, give the gift

of entertainment with our gift

certificates for those hard-toplease

movie lovers on your holiday

shopping-list. And then give

yourself a break and relax with a

good movie!

Harvest Gallery – 462 Main

St. Wolfville, 542-7093 / www.

harvestgallery.ca • We invite you

to shop “Size Matters” our annual

Big Show of Small Works by your

favourite gallery artists. Art,

Craft, Jewellery and more – all

priced $200 or less. Give handmade

this holiday and show your

love for the artists and artisans of

Nova Scotia!

Happy Day Spa – 657 Main

St. Wolfville, 542-4212 / www.

happydayspa.biz/ZUMBA.html

• We are giving $5 off any spa

service this month to anyone who

brings in a generous Food Bank

donation. They say it is better to

give than to receive...this way you

can do both.

Sister Lotus Body Care

Products, Belly Dance &

Herbal Education – 680-

8839 / www.sisterlotus.com • Our

spicy belly dancing elves are

giving all their fabulous energy to

our products this holiday season!!

Come see our hugely popular

soaps at the Wolfville Farmer’s

Market. Or, shop on line. We

now have PayPal on our site for

easy ordering!

Kings County SPCA –

Waterville 538-9075 / kingscountyspca@yahoo.ca

/ http://kingsspca.

com/ • Charlie was one of 5 kittens

left in a cardboard box at the

entrance to the SPCA Care Center.

All of the babies were very sick

but responded well to medical

care except for Charlie and a litter

brother. They developed eye

infections so bad that each of

them will need to have one eye

removed. The SPCA is soliciting

for donations to its Lana

Fund which provides money to

cover extraordinary medical costs

for animals in its care. This fund

at the present time doesn’t have

sufficient money to

cover the eye surgeries

scheduled for late

December.

Locally-sourced loans for

locally-impacting entrepreneurial

ideas. Inquire at:

www.thedandelion.ca

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

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


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December 9 - 23, 2010

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 (25 th , 2 nd & 9 th )

7pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Open

Mic Talent Search (25 th ) 8pm

Kings Arm Pub (Kentville):

Open Mic w/James & Margie (25 th ,

2 nd & 9 th ) 9pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The

Hupman Brothers (25 th , 2 nd & 9 th )

9pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville):

Karaoke w/Denny Myles (25 th , 2 nd

& 9 th ) 9pm

Fridays:

Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz

Mannequins (26 th & 3 rd ) 6:30-10pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams):

Blueprint (26 th ), John Duggan (3 rd )

8pm

Union Street Cafe (Berwick):

Open Mic w/Kickin’ Mule Blues

(26 th ), w/Mike Aube (3 rd ) 8pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):

Joe Murphy (26 th ), Studebakers

(3 rd ) 8pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville):

Karaoke w/Denny Myles (26 th &

3 rd ) 9pm

Westside Charlie’s (New

Minas): DJ Epic (26 th & 3 rd ) 9pm

LIVE THEATRE

Saturdays:

Kings Arm Pub (Kentville):

SWIG (27 th ), Kevin Fletcher & The

Gents (4 th ) 9pm

Reservoir Lounge (Windsor):

Dressed 2 Kill (27 th ), Under Pressure

$5 (4 th ) 9pm

Union Street Cafe (Berwick):

Ryan Cook $10 (4 th ) 9pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Rob

Brown w/10-2-Midnight (27 th )

9:30pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville):

DJ Dieter (4 th ) 10pm

Westside Charlie’s (New

Minas): Park Street Band (27 th ),

The Bandits (4 th ) 10pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Live

Music TBA (27 th & 4 th ) 10pm-1am

Sundays

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Celtic

Jam Band (28 th & 5 th ) 8pm

Mondays:

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open

Mic w/Mike Aube (29 th ) w/Mike

Milne (6 th ) 8pm

Tuesdays:

The Port Pub (Port Williams):

Open Mic w/Jazz Mannequins (30 th

& 7 th ) 7:30pm

Thursdays

Weekly Events

Brought o you by USED DESIGNER HUT - 348 Main St. Wolfville 678-0395

Come in for In-Store Specials

Babies & Books Drop In -

Wolfville Memorial Library 10-

11am Informal gathering offering

the opportunity to meet with

other little ones in a comfortable

setting. Newborn – 2 years.

INFO: 542-5760

In the Round Knitting Group -

Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm

INFO: 542-2656

Fridays

Christmas Fun & Fables –

Windsor Library 10:30am Ages

2-5, and their caregivers. Join us

for some Christmas stories, songs

and crafts. INFO: 798-5424

Wolfville Children’s Chorus –

100 Sherwood Dr., Wolfville 5:15-

6:15pm. TIX: $150/year INFO:

542-0649

Teen Movie – Wolfville Memorial

Library 6pm Ages 13+ Come to

the C@P Site for a free movie on

the big screen. Popcorn included!

INFO: 542-5760

Saturdays

Wolfville Farmers’ Market –

Student Union Building, Acadia

University. 8:30am-1pm

Dec 11th Music Guest: Andy &

Ariana & the t@b Groove Co-op

Dec 18th Theme: Yule Market Music

Guest: Rachel MacLean INFO:

www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.com

Peace Vigil - Post Office,

Wolfville. 12-1pm

Teen Lounge – Berwick Library,

7-9pm Hang out with friends,

play games, read, and meet new

people. Ages 12-18. Every 1st &

3rd Saturday (Dec 18th) INFO:

538-4030

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

(Dec 20th)

TIX: no charge INFO: jordandickie@bestword.ca

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: 3-8 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. Dec 14th is the last

party for this year. 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

Little Women - CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Fridays & Saturdays until Dec 11 th @ 7:15pm (Sunday, November 28 th @ 2pm).This is a beautiful

adaptation of Lousia May Alcott’s classic Little Women. Set during the Civil War, it is about four young girls beginning to learn about life and the

ups and downs that come with it. TIX: $12 adult, $10 seniors/students INFO/Reserve: 678-8040

Country Companion for



Friendly, compassionate,

experienced, insured Country

Companion seeks to offer services to

seniors to help them with the tasks of

everyday living to remain independently

in their own homes. This service extends

to family members looking after a loved

one who are in need of respite. VAC

Health Identification Cards Accepted

Phone Flora at 692-1077

exhibits

Ella Morton: Night Vision - Ross Creek Gallery, Canning Until Dec 17th, 10am – 5pm. An exhibition of colour

prints and a video installation, seeks to address the mystery and inscrutability of the natural world. TIX: no

charge INFO: 542-0255

Size Matters - Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Dec 20th. Annual big show of small works by your favourite

gallery artists. INFO: 542-7093

Jack’s Gallery - Back lobby, Acadia Cinema, Wolfville. Currently featuring the work of Shasta Grant INFO:

jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

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


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December 9 - 23, 2010

Downtown Windsor Teams Up

with MADD’s Project Red Ribbon

This year, many shops in

downtown Windsor are

offering MADD (Mothers Against

Drunk Driving) Red Ribbons to

help spread awareness about the

dangers of driving while under

the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The holidays are a time of

celebration, for sure” said Heather

Donohue of HENS Uniforms

in Windsor, “and we want to

remind people to stay safe and

not let Christmastime become

a time of tragedy as a result of

drinking and driving.” Windsor’s

participation in the 23rd annual

MADD Project Red Ribbon

campaign came as a result of a

discussion among a number of

Windsor merchants who wanted

to use the holiday shopping

season as an opportunity to give

back to the community. In her

store, Donohue has decorated a

Christmas tree with Red Ribbons

and is challenging customers to

“undecorate” it by taking and

displaying a ribbon as a personal

commitment to drive sober.

MADD Canada’s mission is to

stop impaired driving and to

support victims of this violent

crime. MADD states its belief

that it is everyone’s responsibility

to help stop impaired driving.

“Many of my customers are

moms and health care employees,

so they often see firsthand

the consequences of impaired

driving,” said Donohue, who

added she is very proud her fellow

merchants have come together

to support MADD this holiday

season.

More than 20 Project Red Ribbon

boxes have been distributed to

shops throughout downtown

Windsor. “We see a lot of

customers at this time of year,

so why not use this as a chance

to help promote a worthy cause;

one that all of us can relate to,”

said Debbie McNutt of Brandi’s

Treasures, who has her Red

Ribbon display next to her store’s

cash register so it won’t be

missed.

According to MADD Canada’s

web site, every day, 4 Canadians

are killed and 200 are injured as a

result of impaired driving crashes.

Research also indicates that in

2007 alone, there were between

1,350 and 1,600 crash fatalities

and over 73,000 individuals

injured across Canada due to

impaired driving.

MADD Canada encourages people

to plan ahead if they are going

to be drinking: arrange for a

designated driver, call a taxi or

stay overnight, and call 911 to

report suspected impaired drivers.

To help illustrate the effects of

impaired driving, MADD will be

bringing its Fatal Vision Goggles

for customers to try on December

19 at the Downtown Merchants

Last Minute Shopping Party from

noon to 4 pm.

Project Red Ribbon runs until

January 3, 2011. For more

information on the various

programs and information

campaigns of MADD Canada,

go to www.madd.ca

143 Gerrish Street, Windsor NS

www.tommyguns.ca 798-0124


7 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

On the morning of February

17, 2010, the SV Concordia

was 500 km off the coast of Brazil

in route to Montevideo, Uruguay,

on a journey that was to see the

teaching sailing ship cross the

south Atlantic to Cape Town,

South Africa and other ports of

call. The sky was overcast, rain

showers were expected. The winds

and seas were forecast to increase

throughout the day. The sails were

diminished in anticipation of the

deteriorating conditions. None of

this was out of the ordinary. We

had been through such squalls

before.

On board were 64 people – 8

professional crew, 8 teachers

and 48 students. I had sailed

with the Concordia back in 2007,

joining the ship in Copenhagen

for the fall teaching term in the

Baltic and the Mediterranean.

As it turned out, this past sailing

experience was important,

for along with about 15 of the

students (and one other of the

teachers) I had come aboard the

Concordia only two weeks earlier

on its present voyage.

At 2:10 in the afternoon I

was lying on my bunk ‘below

decks’ doing some reading and

preparation for a 3:00 pm class.

Professor’s Perspectives: Maurice Tugwell

A Look Back at a Tall Ship’s Last Voyage

Enrolment is Up

The Acadia Page

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

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

The winds had ‘freshened’, the

seas were running at 2-3 meters

but nothing seemed out of the

ordinary. As we were on a port

tack, and my bunk was on the

port side, I was comfortably

wedged against the outer wall.

Suddenly I was alert to the

changing ship ‘attitude’. The

Concordia heeled to port with a

gust of wind, then – as expected

- began to right itself, stopped

in this correction and resumed

rolling to the left. I was conscious

of the shifting of objects above

According to preliminary reports,

enrolment numbers at Acadia and

universities across the Atlantic

region have increased this year,

though not exponentially. The

preliminary reports posted

on the Association of Atlantic

Universities’ website show that

Acadia had an increase of 115

full-time undergraduate students,

which represents a 3.9% increase.

This time last year, there had

been only a 1.9% increase over

the year prior to that. As of

October of this year there was

also an increase of 32, or 21.2%,

full-time graduate students.

These numbers contributed to

an overall 2.2% increase in fulltime

undergraduate students

in Atlantic Canada, and a 5.4%

increase in full-time graduate

students. However, there has

also been a slight decline, 1.9%

to be exact, among part-time

undergraduate students enrolled

at Acadia, which somewhat

reflects the decline by part-time

undergraduate students in the

overall Atlantic provinces.

According to Vice-President

Academic Dr. Tom Herman, “We

are seeing an increase in new full

time enrolment and overall full

time enrolment. I would describe

the increase as modest.” When

asked what he attributes the

me, the smashing of dishes, pots

and pans (my cabin was below the

galley and mess), the crashing of

computer terminals in the little

teaching space just outside my

cabin door to the left, and voices

raised in alarm. My cabin went

dark, the only light coming from

the lone porthole in my cabin

which was now under foot, as the

ship was on its side, and taking

on water through open doors and

hatches above deck.

At this point, each of the 64

aboard would have their own very

theathenaeum

Beating up on the bigger kids since 1874 www.theathonline.ca

increase to, he credits Acadia’s

dedicated recruitment team.

“I attribute it to the increased

and more strategic recruitment

efforts. We are pleased to be

seeing more success in Western

Canada and Halifax Regional

Municipality despite a declining

demographic. Students also play

a pivotal role in recruitment and

we are very appreciative of those

efforts and that contribution.

Students are the best recruiters.”

It is also looking good for next

year, according to Dr. Herman,

since “any discussion of tuition

increases is premature at this

point. The key piece is the finance

brought to you by:

specific story to tell. About 30

of the students were in the mess

and the classroom, the two main

teaching areas; some were on ‘day

watch’, also above decks. A few

of us – students, teachers and

‘pro’ crew - were in our respective

cabins.

One cannot know in advance how

one will react in such a crisis:

fight, flight or freeze. As the

abandon ship code was blaring

from the cabin speaker I felt

relatively calm. Obviously I had

to get above deck to the open

area at mid-ships where a number

of the life-pods were stationed.

This strategy would require me

to climb up my cabin wall to the

door (which was where the ceiling

used to be), crawl right a few feet

on the companionway wall, open

the door to the mess stairs on the

other side of the companionway

(again where the ceiling ought

to be), climb up the stair railing

(now the floor) to the mess,

then finally make my way to the

starboard mess door to see what

awaited me outside.

~Maurice Tugwell

(To be continued in a

future Grapevine)

package that is available to

students. The impact of tuition

depends on the finance package

such as scholarships, bursaries,

etc..” In terms of whether Acadia

expects further increases in

enrolment, Dr. Herman said

“Absolutely. We know that we

have the capacity for more

students than we have” though

he explained that Acadia “does

not plan to expand indefinitely.

Enrolment does remain a top

priority and we are doing well,”

Herman concluded.

~Vanessa Gallant

Story also found in Acadia’s

Athenaeum, Nov 24th edition


8 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

What’s Happening from Dec 9 - 23, 2010

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

THURSDAY, 9

December Jam Dance - Civic Centre,

New Minas 7-8pm. We never know what

musical group experience we will create, but

that’s half the fun! Live improvised music by

Andy and Ariana and the T@b Groove Co-op.

Everyone is welcome, no experience required!

TIX: free will donation INFO: 582-3888

FRIDAY, 10

Festival of Lights Community Tree

Memorial Park, Kentville 6pm. Tree lighting

ceremony. Purchase lights for $5. Hot

chocolate, cookies and coasting. If there is no

snow, bring your skates TIX: no charge INFO:

678-5414

Valley Ecstatic Dance - St. John’s Parish

Hall, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm. Every move is

a good move when it is your own. Beautiful

rhythms, wonderful supportive environment,

come and explore! Wear comfortable clothes,

no scents please, bring water bottle and your

bare feet. TIX: $10 adults, $7 students INFO:

valleyecstaticdance@hotmail.com

Vineyard Party and Auction

Wolfville Lions Club 7:30-10:30pm. Live music

by Mike Milne. TIX: $30 @ Actons Grill or

Visioncare Optometry, (both in Wolfville)

INFO: 542-1455

SATURDAY, 11

HMCC Annual Christmas Dinner

Churchill House, Hantsport, 5:45-8pm.

Hantsport Memorial Community Center

presents entertainment, appetizers, a

traditional Christmas dinner, dessert & wine.

TIX: $25 @ Hantsport Pharmasave INFO:

Angie 684-3187

The Spinney Brothers Acoustic

Christmas - Mermaid Imperial Performing

Arts Centre, Windsor 7-10pm. The Spinneys,

and their special guest Rachel MacLean, will

deliver timeless Christmas classics with their

close harmonies enhancing the warm feelings

of the season. TIX: $22 adults, $20 students/

seniors INFO: 798-5841 ext 7

Concert: A King’s Christmas

Baptist Church, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm. A feast

of seasonal song and story under the direction

of Grammy-winning musician Paul Halley, the

King’s College Chapel Choir presents its third

annual Christmas concert, featuring carols

from the medieval to the contemporary. TIX:

$20 adults $10 students @ Box of Delights

INFO: 542-9511

War Child Fundraiser Concert

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-11pm. An

amazing line-up featuring The Hupman

Brothers, Thom Swift, The Dungaree Brothers,

Ian Sherwood, Ken Shorley, Tracey Clements

and Harry Roberts. TIX: $15 INFO: 538 9464

SUNDAY, 12

Scotian Hiker: Gaff Point - Hirtle

Beach Rd, Lunenburg Co. 11am-3pm. Scenic hike

through costal forest and over rocky shoreline.

The hike depends on weather conditions, so

check the website in the morning for updates.

Dogs are welcome, but there is dangerous

terrain, so use own judgment. TIX: no charge

INFO: www.scotianhiker.com

Marilyn Manzer’s Music Studio

Recital - St. Andrew’s United Church, Wolfville

2pm. Students aged 6-18 will perform a variety

of styles of piano, vocal, recorder and violin

music. Christmas music will be performed by

a six-piece recorder ensemble. All are welcome.

TIX: no charge INFO: 542-1214

King’s Chorale Presents Gloria!

Horton High School, Wolfville 3pm. Music by

Vivaldi and Jenkins. Tickets available from

King’s Chorale members or at the door. TIX:

$10 INFO: 542-6060

Fundy Film Screens: The White

Ribbon - Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 4&7

pm. Winner of many international awards

including the Cannes Palme d’Or, Michael

Haneke’s drama is set in a Protestant village

of northern Germany, 1913-1914. Strange

accidents occur and gradually take on the

character of ritual punishment. The village

school teacher eventually discovers the

incredible truth. Shot in stunning black and

white by the gifted Christian Berger. TIX: $8

INFO: 542-5157

Concert: Amelia Curran - Evergreen

Theatre, Margaretsville 8-10pm. “…haunting

melodies that immediately stick in the brain

and insightful, incisive lyrics that always cut

to the heart of the equation.” – The Chronicle

Herald. Opening Act - Don Brownrigg TIX:

$20 INFO: 825-6834

MONDAY, 13

Recreation and Parks PAC - 359 Main

Street, Wolfville 5-7pm. Open to the public TIX:

no charge INFO: 542-5767

French Christmas Stories & Songs

Kentville Library, Kentville 6:30pm. Parents and

children from 5 -8 are invited to an evening of

fun stories and songs. Children are welcome

to come in their PJs with a stuffed animal

friend. Younger siblings are welcome. TIX: no

charge INFO: 679-2544

Valley Gardeners Club Meeting

NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 7:30-9:30pm. This

is the annual Christmas Social. There is no

business or formal speaker, but members

are encouraged to bring a holiday decoration,

hand-made from natural materials, for display

and sharing of construction method. Please

bring your favourite holiday finger food to

share. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-7341

TUESDAY, 14

Fiscal Sustainability Task Force

Wolfville Fire Hall, Wolfville 6:30-8:30pm. Open

to the public TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5767

WEDNESDAY, 15

Habitat for Humanity

Groundbreaking - 104 Maple Ave,

Wolfville 2pm. A home for two families, fast

taking shape thanks to the carpentry class at

Kingstec and the leadership of John Owen and

his team on the build committee. They have

been onsite for the past several weeks framing

in hopes to have it roof/weather tight soon.

Coffee & cake ceremony at Just Us! to follow.

TIX: no charge INFO: www.habitatav.com

Fundy Film Screens: Babies

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7pm. This

documentary simultaneously follows four

adorable babies from around the world–birth

to first steps–capturing on film the earliest

stages of humanity that are at once unique

and universal to us all. The children are from

Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the USA. TIX:

$8 INFO: 542-5157

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

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


9 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

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

Name: Lievre, Stone, and Trites Date: Friday Dec 17, 2010 at 8:00p Location: Al Whittle

! Theatre, Wolfville. Draw: Dec 15 To enter: http://valleyevents.ca/win

THURSDAY, 16

Concert: Vintage - Kings Presbyterian

Church, New Minas 7-9pm. 1950’s ,60 ‘s, 70’s

country, pop, rock and R&B with Bob Wright,

Pete O’Connell, Paul Wood, Wayne MacDonald

and Mark Clarke. Refreshments and social to

follow. We welcome you and bring a friend.

TIX:free will offering INFO: 681-1333

The Sentimentalists Reading w/

Johanna Skibsrud - Al Whittle Theatre,

Wolfville 7pm. This year’s Giller Prize winner

Johanna Skibsrud will be reading from

her novel The Sentimentalists. Details to be

announced. TIX: $5 (benefits the Writers’

Federation of NS) @ Box of Delights & The

Odd Book (both in Wolfville) INFO: 678-6002

FRIDAY, 17

12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza

CentreStage Theatre, Kentville 6:45-10pm.

Christmas Cabaret - more singing, more

dancing, more drumming and a partridge in a

pear tree! The evening will begin with a spread

of holiday appetizers. The cabaret stars many

of your favourite CentreStage faces. TIX: $25

INFO: 678-8040

Concert: Lievre, Stone, and Trites

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-10pm. Deep

Roots Music Coop presents a Bringin’ it Home

Concert Series. Singer/Songwriter Circle: Mike

Le Lievre(bassist for Slowcoaster), Carleton

Stone and Kristina Trites TIX: $20 inc tax @

Box of Delights, $22 @ the door. INFO: 542

9511

SATURDAY, 18

Joyful and Triumphant - A

Christmas Choir Musical - United

Baptist Church, Kentville 7-8pm. The 40-voice

Kentville Baptist Seasonal Choir presents the

Christmas choir concert musical “Joyful and

Triumphant”. Opening Christmas concert by

Band2Gether. TIX: free will offering INFO:

678-3162

Al King CD Release - Al Whittle Theatre,

Wolfville 8-11pm. Al’s second CD entitled

‘LISTEN’ is a collection of country rock tunes

that are perfectly suited for a theatre style

show. With a full band of two phenomenal

guitar players, an exceptional drummer and

a bass player with soul, get ready for a show

that will kick off your holidays in style! TIX:

$15 @ Box of Delights INFO: 542-1160

SUNDAY, 19

Christmas Cantata - St. Andrew’s United

Church, Wolfville 11am. ‘Light of the World’

–this will feature the United Voices Choir,

under the direction of Janet Townsend. TIX:

no charge INFO: 542-1214

Last Minute Shopping Party

Downtown Windsor, Windsor 12-4pm. Carollers,

Christmas readings, live music, festive

treats and tax free shopping at participating

merchants! Don’t forget to fill out a ballot to

win a gift basket brimming with treasures

from downtown Windsor merchants!

Donna Holmes sings for Christmas

Dinner - St. Andrew’s United Church,

Wolfville 1-2pm. Come listen to Donna Holmes

sing (and strum) an hour of Christmas songs

at St. Andrew’s United Church (just East of

Tim Hortons). All proceeds will go towards

the Wolfville and Community Christmas Day

Dinner. TIX: free will donation INFO: 542-

3796

Fundy Film Screens: Jack Goes

Boating - Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

4&7pm. Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and

Connie (Amy Ryan) are two single people

who meet through mutual friends and find

the courage to explore a promising new

relationship. In contrast their friends are

confronting marital difficulties. Set in New

York City, this unconventional romantic

comedy is Hoffman’s directional debut. TIX:

$8 INFO: 542-5157

Advent/Solstice Candle Light

Spiral - St. John’s Anglican Parish Hall,

Wolfville 5pm.Children & adults are invited to

walk the “Paradise Garden” spiral of greenery

to light their candles of renewal. Beautiful,

peaceful, live music designed to mark the

beginning of the season and the return of the

light. Non-denominational. TIX: $3 donation

INFO: 582-3888 / kp@alexandersociety.org

MONDAY, 20

King’s Cluster Carol-Sing - Grand Pre

Historic Site, Grand Pre 7pm. You are invited by

the Kings County Cluster of United Churches

to come and sing Christmas carols, drink hot

chocolate and watch fireworks on the grounds

of Grand Pre National Historic Site. Dress for

the weather & bring a flashlight. Song sheets

will be available, and everyone is welcome!

TIX: no charge INFO: 542-3796

Town Council Meeting

359 Main Street, Wolfville 7:30-11pm. Open to

the public TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5767

TUESDAY, 21 - Winter Solstice

Longest Night Worship

New Minas United Church, New Minas 7pm.

Come together in worship intended to provide

a quiet, reflective space within a very busy

season. TIX: no charge INFO: 681-0366

Longest Night Concert - St. James

Anglican Church, Kentville 7:30-9:30pm.

Harpists, Ardyth and Jennifer, and special

guest tenor, Michael Harris, are back for their

annual Longest Night Concert along with

storyteller, Lynn Uzans. TIX: $10 @ the door.

INFO: 678-3123

Longest Night Service - St. Andrew’s

United Church, Wolfville 7:30pm. This service is

held on the Winter Solstice to provide a quiet,

reflective space within a very busy season.

There will be quiet music and poetry. Come

light a candle and help brighten the darkest

night of the year. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-

3796

WEDNESDAY, 22

Stocking Up: Wolfville Farmers’

Market - Student Union Building, Acadia

University 4-9pm. A special time for this

market gives you a great opportunity to fill

your stockings and your cupboards. Music by

Steve Lee & Friends. The normal Saturday

morning markets resume January 15 th , 2011.

INFO: www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca/

THURSDAY, 23

Planning Services Public Advisory

Committee - 359 Main Street, Wolfville

7:30-10pm. Open to the public TIX: no charge

INFO: 542-5767

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

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


10 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

Horoscopes for week of December 23rd, 2010 © Copyright 2010 Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In

the coming weeks, life will beguile

you with secrets and riddles but

probably not reveal as much as

you’d like. I think this is an opportunity,

not a problem. In my

opinion, your task isn’t to press for shiny clarity, but rather to revel in

the luxuriant mysteries. Let them confer their blessings on you through

the magic of teasing and tantalizing. And what is the nature of those

blessings? To enlighten your irrational mind, stimulate your imagination,

teach you patience, and nurture your connection with eternity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Butterflies recall at least some of what

they’ve learned during their time as caterpillars. The metamorphosis

they go through is dramatic, turning their bodies into a soupy goo before

remaking them into winged gliders. And yet they retain the gist of the

lessons they mastered while in their earlier form. I see something comparable

ahead for you in 2011, Taurus. It’s as if you will undergo a kind

of reincarnation without having to endure the inconvenience of actually

dying. Like a butterfly, the wisdom you’ve earned in your old self will accompany

you into your new life. Are you ready? The process begins soon.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What nourishes you emotionally and spiritually,

Gemini? I’m not talking about what entertains you or flatters you

or takes your mind off your problems. I’m referring to the influences that

make you stronger and the people who see you for who you really are and

the situations that teach you life-long lessons. I mean the beauty that

replenishes your psyche and the symbols that consistently restore your

balance and the memories that keep feeding your ability to rise to each

new challenge. Take inventory of these precious assets. And then make a

special point of nurturing them back.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Two-thirds of American elementary-school

teachers spend their own money to buy food for their poor students.

Meanwhile, there’s a 50 percent chance that an American kid will, at

some point in his or her young life, resort to using government aid in

the form of food stamps. Those facts make me angry and motivate me

to volunteer to distribute free food at the local food bank. I encourage

you, my fellow Cancerian, to summon your own good reasons to get riled

up in behalf of people who have less luck and goodness than you do. It’s

always therapeutic to stretch your generosity and spread your wealth, but

doing so will especially redound to your advantage in the coming weeks.

Unselfish acts will bring profound selfish benefits.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): According to some sources, the ancient Greek

philosopher Socrates practiced the art of sculpture as a young man. But

he abandoned it early on, deciding that he wanted to “carve his soul

rather than marble.” Can I interest you in turning your attention to that

noble, gritty task, Leo? It would be a fine time to do some intensive soulcarving.

Soul-scouring, too, would be both fun and wise, as well as souletching

and soul-emblazoning and soul-accessorizing. I highly recommend

that you enjoy a prolonged phase of renovating and replenishing

your most precious work of art.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In her haunting tune “One Blood,” Virgo

singer Lila Downs confesses that “the deepest fear [is] my desire.” I personally

know many Virgos who make a similar lament. How about you?

Is there any way in which you are scared of the power of your longing? Do

you ever find yourself reluctant to unleash the full force of your passion,

worried that it could drive you out of control or lead you astray? If so, the

coming weeks will be prime time to face down your misgivings. It’s time

to liberate your desires, at least a little.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Here are your words of power: hybrid, amalgamation,

composite, aggregate, medley, alloy, ensemble. Now here are

your words of disempowerment: welter, mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge,

patchwork. Strive to accentuate the first category and avoid the second.

Your task is to create a pleasing, synergetic arrangement from a multiplicity

of factors, even as you avoid

throwing together a hash of diverse

influences into an unholy mess.

Be calculating and strategic, not

rash and random, as you do your

blending.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): On

my Facebook page,I posted this

excerpt from a Pablo Neruda love

poem (translated by Stephen Tapscott):

“Our love is like a well in the

wilderness where time watches over

the wandering lightning. Our sleep

is a secret tunnel that leads to the scent of apples carried on the wind.” In

response, a reader named John F. Gamboa said this: “I once found a well

in the desert. There was a rope and a bucket. The bucket had a small hole

in it. While pulling up the bucket of water, about half of it drained. But I

suppose a decent bucket would have been stolen. So a bucket with a small

hole was perfect; I got what I needed!” I’m here to tell you, Scorpio, that

like Gamboa, a bucket with a small hole is probably what you need right

now.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ve arrived at a delicate yet boisterous

turning point when one-of-a-kind opportunities are budding. I’m

going to give you seven phrases that I think capture the essence of this

pregnant moment: 1. wise innocence; 2. primal elegance; 3. raw holiness;

4. electrifying poise; 5. curative teasing; 6. rigorous play; 7 volcanic

tenderness. To maximize your ability to capitalize on the transformations

that are available, I suggest you seek out and cultivate these seemingly

paradoxical states of being.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): For years I’ve had recurring dreams

of finding treasure amidst trash. I interpret this to mean that I should

always be alert, in my waking life, for the possibility that I might come

across beautiful or valuable stuff that’s mixed in with what has been discarded

or forgotten. Recently I heard about a literal embodiment of this

theme. A sewage treatment plant in Japan announced that it has been

culling huge amounts of gold from the scum and slop -- so much so that

their haul outstrips the yield at the country’s top gold mine. I urge you to

make this your metaphor of the week, Capricorn. What riches might you

be able to pluck out of the dirt and shadows?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Should you store up your energy,

postpone your gratification, and withhold your full intensity for a more

opportune time? Hell, no! Should you await further data before making

a definitive conclusion, fantasize dreamily about some more perfect

future, and retreat into a self-protective cocoon? Double hell, no! And if

thoughts like those have been poking up into your awareness, exorcise

them immediately. It is high time for you to grab the best goodies, reveal

the whole truth, and employ your ultimate schemes. You are primed to

make a big play, call on all the help you’ve been promised, and transform

the “what ifs” into “no doubts.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In Taio Cruz’s mega-hit pop song “Dynamite,”

he describes how excited he is to go dancing at his favorite

nightclub. “I throw my hands up in the air,” he exults. “I wanna celebrate

and live my life . . . I’m wearin’ all my favorite brands.” In advising you

about the best ways to ride the current cosmic rhythms, Pisces, I’ll use

Cruz as both a role model and an anti-role model. You should be like him

in the sense of being eager to throw your hands up in the air. Right now

it’s your sacred duty to intensify your commitment to revelry and find

every possible excuse to celebrate your life. On the other hand, it’s crucial

that you don’t wear all your favorite brands. To get the full benefits from

this time of festive release, you will need, as much as humanly possible,

to declare your independence from corporate brainwashing and escape

the intelligence-sapping mindset of consumerism.

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


11 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

Mike Uncorked: Take it from the Shop: Part II

There’s

Christmas

music on the

radio and

as usual I’m

the only one

singing. My

cards are licked

and stamped

and ready to

be mailed and

my I Love Lucy

Christmas Tree

is on my table lit

up like a… well,

a Christmas

tree…. But

my shopping isn’t complete. I

browsed the shops of Wolfville

and found some great gift ideas.

Here’s Part Two of my “shop local

for the holidays” article.

My first stop was Botanique,

located at 12 Elm Ave. What a

beautiful and unique shopping

destination with something for

everyone on your list! Feast your

nose on the vast assortment

of bath and body care products

including the Christmas scents

from Crabtree and Evelyn

(pomegranate, windsor forest

and vanilla), Italian bath line Acca

Kappa and also, Lucia- they’re

heavenly. You’ll find locally made

jewelry and soaps, fair trade

Mohair throws and scarves and a

line of delicious jams and cookies

perfect for someone’s stocking.

Botanique also carries BC made

St. Geneve nightwear, European

table linens, and handmade,

Scandinavian, kid-friendly felt

ornaments. Gift Certificates are

also available.

Winter means a lot less daylight,

so why not give the gift of natural

light! Pop by Atlantic Lighting

Studio at 16 Elm Ave. where

you’ll find a variety of table and

floor lamps including Natural

Daylight High Definition Ott-Lite

lamps, perfect for dark evenings

and aging eyes. There

are also great stocking

stuffers like Kiwi

Kleeners, Decorative

Nightlights and Lamp

Dimmers.

Scoot to Railtown, 24

Harbourside Dr, and

peek at Boso Bamboo

Boutique. You’ll find

soft and breathable

yoga wear, baby and

infant wear, odor

resistant socks, boxers,

and blissful bamboo

bathrobes, towels and

bed sheets. 95% of the products

at Boso are made by Canadian

companies and your body will

thank you for the comfort. Gift

certificates are also available.

Nothing says Merry Christmas

like good food with friends!

Gift certificates to Paddy’s Pub,

Actons, Tempest, The Ivy Deck

and even Subway make great

gifts. A bottle of wine from one

of Wolfville’s many local wineries

or a pound of Coffee are perfect

additions to a gift basket; check

out TAN on Main Street for a bag

of fresh beans and inexpensive

travel mugs and coffee making

accessories. Take advantage of all

this beautiful town has to offer-

Happy Shopping and enjoy the

holidays! Ho Ho Ho!

~Mike Butler

crossword

created by laura macdonald

The Grapevine crossword is now being sponsored by Pronto

Pizza (Main St)! Drop off a completed crossword for your chance

to win one free slice of pizza, a pop and a hug from Wally

(if requested).

Across

1. most popular pizza topping

5. ____’s Half Acre (Kentville

nickname)

6. city in Germany

8. nibble on, eat casually

11. pizza-friendly herb

14. folded pizza

15. phonetic unstressed vowel (ə)

16. this crossword’s sponsor!

20. not west

22. ‘hi there’, in sailor-talk

23. hellish fire

24. file a lawsuit

25. Fable writer

26. Italian island (in Italian)

28. pizza country

29. pizza-friendly herb

THEME: Pizza

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Down

1. fixes water pipes

2. large purple fruit

3. perfect, flawless

4. green or black pizza topping

7. fungal pizza topping

9. fishy pizza topping

10. pizza cheese, typically

12. Assoc. of Chess Professionals

13. ___ Jima, WWII battle site in

Japan

17. American form of ‘zed’

18. All Sports Network

19. state that likes pineapple and

ham on pizza, apparently

21. saucy pizza necessity

24. young and ____

27. something used in pool and

plays

Solutions: Visit our blog or Pronto Pizza


We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Kathy Whitewood

on her recent career move to Keller Williams Realty. Please look for

her at the Wolfville Save Easy December 21 to the 23rd, raising

funds and supplies for the Valley Animal Shelter.customer service.

1600 Bedford Highway

Suite 220

Bedford, NS B4A 1E8

Cell: 902 691-3157

Fax: 902 407-7374

kathywhitewood@kwvalley.com

Kathy

Whitewood

My goal is to exceed

your expectations

in customer service.

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December 9 - 23, 2010

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.

CLASSES:

The Vocal Zone: Master

classes, workshops and private

tuition for singers. INFO:

Karen www.thevocalzone.ca

/680-6170 / info@thevocalzone.

ca

Music Education: Voice &

Piano Lessons w/Susan Dworkin.

Over 20 years teaching experience,

beginner to advanced.

INFO: 542-0649 / susan_dworkin@hotmail.com

Wolfville Children’s

Choir: w/Susan Dworkin for

ages 6-12 INFO: 542-0649 /

susan_dworkin@hotmail.com

Zumba Fitness: Latin

music, easy to follow moves,

great workout! Mondays and

Wednesdays 7pm @ MacKeen

Rm, Acadia’s ASU until Dec

15th. Drop in = $12. INFO:

www.happydayspa.biz

Piano Lessons: Acadia U.

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Graduate. Reputable

instructor w/10 years teaching

experience. Variety of musical

levels. INFO: Matt 697-2767 /

valleymusicteacher@gmail.com

Prenatal Yoga: w/Navjeet

– Starting in January, Saturdays

@ 11:15am for 8 weeks (preregister)

at the Inner Sun. yoga@

innersunyoga.ca.

Introduction to

Kundalini Yoga: w/

Navjeet – Starting in January,

Thursdays @ 7:30pm for 8 weeks

(pre-register) at the Inner Sun.

yoga@innersunyoga.ca.

WORKSHOPS:

Entering the Red Tent:

Sacred Yoga, Belly Dance &

Herbal Medicine for the lower

chakras w/Carol Fellowes &

Angie Jenkins. Dec 12th 10am-

3pm @ Ocean Spirit Studio,

Canning. $100 + $10 optional

lunch INFO/Reg: 680-8839 /

oriana@sisterlotus.com

PROFESSIONAL:

Latin Duo “The Lost

Tourists”: Looking for concert

bookings and performances

in the Valley and beyond.

Frederic Mujica (Cuba) & Csaba

Kanyasi (Australia) for all your

Latin music needs. INFO: 542-

9770 / csabakanyasi@yahoo.ca

Elderly Care: Mature

woman with 25 years experience

caring for the elderly seeks part

time employment. INFO: Sue

678-3456 / sue.rouleau@bellaliant.net

GENERAL:

Support the WAICC: The

Wolfville Area Inter Church

Council, supports the Wolfville

Area Food Bank, a Christmas

Dinner Hamper program, school

breakfast and lunch programs

and provides many kinds of help

to those in need. You may make

a donation by cheque to WAICC

at P.O Box 2270, Wolfville, NS

B4P 2N5. Tax receipts will be

provided. Donor gift cards are

available upon request. http://

www.waicc.org/foodbank.html.

Tutor/Child Care: I am a

young lady wanting to experience

Wolfville. I can mind

children in your home on an

as-needed basis, provide conversational

German, tutoring or

other activities paid or volunteer.

INFO: franziska-becker@

gmx.net

How To Use Hiking Poles: The DO’s and

DON’Ts of one of the best pieces of hiking equipment.

1. HEIGHT: The poles heights need to be adjusted correctly in order

to function as meant to. The bottom section should be extended

longer than the middle section; there is more flex in the bottom

thus less likelihood of breakage from over stress. The overall length

is determined by a 90 degree angle formed by the pole and your arm

bent at the elbow, any longer and the pole drags on the ground, any

shorter and you lose functionality.

2. THE STRAPS: The wrist straps have a limited function. If you

are Nordic skiing than they let you keep control without losing

them. Insert your hand coming up through the bottom of the strap

parallel to the grip, and then grab the strap and the grip as one.

This allows for releasing of the grip while still getting the downward

pressure you want to propel forward. Other than using the straps

to carry or hang up, or dangle as you traverse a rock climb or other

obstacle, I don’t recommend you use the straps. If you are hiking

on slippery conditions and are locked into the straps, falling now

becomes hazardous. A broken or strained limb could ensue, better to

drop the pole than chance injury.

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3. ADJUSTMENT: The general rule of use is to lengthen the pole on

descents, or shorten for ascents by adjusting the bottom section.

This is a very good thing to do. You will definitely lessen any strain

on your knees and back using this method. However, I find constantly

adjusting the poles height to be rather tedious, so I leave my

poles in the longer setting and simply move my hand farther down

the grip to the hilt (the part at the bottom of the grip.) Now down

hills or up hills are easily negotiated by moving your hand up or

down the grip without having to stop and readjust for the terrain.

You can’t do this if you’re using the straps, so there’s another reason

not to.

4. THE THREE POINTS SYSTEM: This is the safest, most effective

way to traverse potentially dangerous or difficult situations. Simply

speaking, you have four contacts with the ground, the tips of the

poles and the soles of your feet. When confronted with crossing a

stream, or a wet, slick mud puddle, do not have more than one point

of contact off of the ground. By moving singularly you are always

in control, you are able to pick the next step without sacrificing

balance. This system works well with blow-downs, steep inclines,

long reaching ascents or descents. I rarely get my feet wet or lose my

balance adhering to this most important rule.

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13 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

Let it Grow – December Flowers

As I bent down to talk to

a Snapdragon in front of

the Wolfville Post Office last

week I was surprised to find

myself looking into the eyes of

a Reindeer. With all of the mild

temperatures and rain we’ve had

this fall many plants are confused

and seem to think it’s spring

despite the Christmas ornaments

hanging in their midst.

I’ve had reports of a wide range

of plants in bloom over the last

month from Rhododendrons

and Azaleas to Daisies and

Snapdragons. Last week while

I was doing fall pruning at

the Botanical Gardens, I came

across one of our early spring

native plants, Marsh Marigold,

blooming away as if it were

March.

These fall and winter booms are

becoming more frequent as our

climate continues to change.

Climate change models are

predicting that as a result of

Global Warming, Nova Scotia

may experience oddities such as

more severe storms, irregular

rainfall patterns, coastal erosion

and increased numbers of overwintering

pests. What effect will

these changes have on the health

of our plants and forests? Will

plants be able to adapt quickly

enough to climate change in order

to survive?

Herbaceous plants that

experience secondary fall blooms

generally bloom as usual the next

spring. Larger woody plants that

set their buds at the end of the

season generally will not bloom

again in the spring if they are

tricked by the weather into a

fall bloom. With all plants, there

is a concern for overall health

and longevity if the plant is

putting its energy into shoots

and flowers instead of roots just

before dormancy.

As we know, there are many timesensitive

interactions that occur

in our gardens and in nature. A

concern with climate change is

whether pollinating insects will

continue to time their arrival

correctly with the blooming of

plants. Another concern with

rising temperatures is that plants

will be forced to migrate further

north in order to survive. Groups

of already rare artic alpine plants

are at special risk here in Nova

Scotia. As plants get pushed out

of their natural habitats there’s a

great concern that species could

be forced into extinction.

Mother Nature is not predictable

and never has been; however it

does appear that many of the

climate change predictions made

by scientists are starting to ring

true. It is very important that we

keep monitoring the changes in

our environment while trying to

ensure that we tread as softly as

possible on our planet.

Think about our plants and

forests this holiday season and

give the gift of conservation

through an organization such

as the Nova Scotia Nature

Trust (http://www.nsnt.ca) or

get involved with local plant

monitoring through PlantWatch

(http://www.plantwatch.ca).

~Melanie Priesnitz

Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

Pie r Squared “The Valley in a crust”

Homeopathic Treatment

of Autism ~ Sarah Trask, HD ~

Autism Spectrum Disorder

(ASD) is a neurological

disorder that includes a spectrum

of diagnoses varying from Autism

to Pervasive Developmental

Disorder (PDD). Autism and PDD

impact normal brain development

leaving most individuals with

communication problems,

difficulty with typical social

interactions and a tendency

to repeat specific patterns of

behaviour. There is also quite a

restricted repertoire of activity

and interests. Early signs can

be noticed between 12 and 24

months of age, but more often go

unnoticed until 3 years of age. It

is very important for parents to

be aware of these early potential

signs and educate themselves.

A child may demonstrate only

a few of these symptoms in

combination (between 12-24

months):

Develop language then loses it, or

doesn’t acquire language at all

· May appear deaf,

respond unevenly or not

at all to sounds

· Difficulty consoling

during transitions

(tantrums)

· Difficulty sleeping /

wakes at night

· Does not “point and

look”

· Failure to bond (e.g.

child is indifferent to

parents’ presence)

· Reaction to vaccines

· Self restricted/selected

diet

· Limited imaginative play

· Not interested in playing

with other children

· Chronic gastrointestinal

problems

· Repeated infections

If you notice any of the above

symptoms in combination, in your

child, or your child has normal

development and then regresses,

you should seek help immediately.

A developing child’s brain is

pliable and there is a window

of opportunity for recovery at

a young age that diminishes as

the child gets older. Individuals

on the autism spectrum tend

to have varying degrees and

combinations of symptoms and

therefore treatment needs to

be specific to the individual.

Homeopathic Medicine can play

an important role in improving

symptoms of Autism Spectrum

Disorder ranging from improving

a wide constellation of symptoms

to cure. In most cases, better

results can be expected when

earlier homeopathic treatment is

started. The recovery of health is

a process. Even though treatment

can take several months to

several years, you should begin

to see changes within a few

weeks of the selection of the

correct homeopathic remedy.

Although homeopathy can

achieve great results with many

forms of Autism, it is known

to be especially successful with

Asperger’s Syndrome. This is

because these children (or adults)

are often obsessed or fixated on

certain objects, and they tend

to have more verbal skills. Both

of these attributes will help a

Homeopath more easily find the

characteristic symptoms in each

individual case. The following

are some helpful websites for

more information on Autism and

homeopathy.

www.impossiblecure.com

www.homeopathy4autism.com

www.autism.net

www.autismcanada.org

www.vran.org

*Check out a new film in the works

about Homeopathy and Autism at

this website blinddogfilms.com

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14 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

The Federation of Scottish Clans Update

The Federation

of Scottish Clans,

with a large turnout

of members at its recent Annual

General Meeting in Lower

Sackville, unanimously voted to

change its name to The Federation

of Scottish Culture In Nova

Scotia.

The Federation is composed of:

clan societies, dance societies,

pipers and drummers, Gaelic

speakers, poets, song writers,

St. Andrew’s Societies and other

Scottish Groups. It was felt by the

membership that the new name

will represent a better reflection

of what the Federation stands

for in the province, a complete

coverage of: music, language,

dance, and history as a whole and

not just one aspect of the Scottish

Culture.

The Federation in 2011 will again,

for the ninth time, host the

International Gathering of the

Scottish peoples and Clans and

have many events lined up for

the up-coming year. President

Tom Wallace, of Lower Sackville,

states, “This is a huge step for the

Federation and the future will

find the Scottish Culture more to

the front in Nova Scotia than ever

before. One of our first steps is to

create a Music Dept. along with

more involvement with poetic

writings and Gaelic genealogy.”

Past-President Jean Watson,

known as The Mother of Tartan

Day stated, “It is also our burning

ambition to find a location in

Halifax for a permanent Scottish

Cultural House. This will be an

added attraction for tourists and

Scots the world over.”

The Federation was delighted

with the news of the passing in

the Federal House of Bill 222 on

October 21 st making Tartan Day

in Canada a National Federal

date recognizing the work of the

Scots who came to Canada and

their descendants in building

the cornerstones to create the

Canada we see today. Tartan

Day in Canada was started here

in Nova Scotia by the Federation

in 1986 and has spread worldwide.

Presently the Federation is

working on the passing of a bill

in the Federal House to make the

Maple Leaf Tartan the National

Tartan of Canada.

Contact: Thomas Wallace, President:

401-8195, Jean MaKaracher

Watson: 864-1994 / Jean.

watson2@ns.sympatico.ca

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15 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

WHO’S WHO:

William

“Bill” Pick

A Bill of all Trades

watch him from across the

I coffee shop as he sketches. One

minute his face is covered with a

look of deep artistic concentration

and then in an instant it displays

a welcoming smile

and quirky glance

as friends gather

around him to

peek at his latest

drawing. Bill Pick

is a Wolfville

fixture. Bill Pick is

an artist. Bill Pick

is a creator.

William Pick

(call him Bill, not Willie) was

born and raised in Wolfville and

he is a student of life and all it

has to offer. He is a master of

many trades, a doer of odd jobs

and a helper to all. What a great

resume eh? Bill loves Wolfville for

being a global bubble filled with

so many diverse, open-minded,

and friendly people and he takes

full advantage of the music and

theatre in town. There is not an

open mic he hasn’t sociabled at,

a night kitchen he hasn’t clapped

at or theatrical performance he

hasn’t missed. He loves a plethora

of musicians, everyone from

Moby to Jimi Hendrix but prefers

instrumental guitar music and

always lends an ear to local talent.

Bill comes from a family of artists,

carpenters, pottery makers,

and painters and during some

extended stays in the hospital

during his teenage years. Bill

began exploring his love of

drawing and painting. If you

see him, approach him and take

a peek at his work. He draws

wildlife, landscapes, portraits, and

his best works are those sketches

where he experiments with

different perspectives, depths and

dimensions. You can find some of

Bill’s work on postcards available

at the Front Street Café and the

Mystic Meadow shop in Wolfville

and prints are available upon

request. His work is imaginative,

eye catching and inspiring.

Besides drawing, Bill enjoys wood

working; carving, barrel burning

and sculpture and his enjoyment

Who’s Who Brought to you by

surpasses being just a hobby to

become a huge part of Bill’s daily

life.

And great art is not all he creates.

Bill is the rare

breed of person

who has created

a world around

himself where

there are pluses,

not minuses,

where every glass

is half full, where

every cloud has a

silver lining and

where the reward

is giving and not receiving. As

I talked with Bill, I realized we

share a lot of the same values and

outlooks for life; why frown, why

get upset and why be negativewhere

does it get us and what

does it do to those around us?

Instead, be a person who is a

listener, a shoulder and a smile to

those who need it. Bill said at the

beginning of our interview “why

do you want to do an article on

me… I’m nobody”. Well Bill, you’re

nobody who’s somebody to me!

Thank you for your artistic eye

and your big heart!

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New Acadia

Cinema Coop

Theatre Manager

Chosen

The Board of Directors of the

Acadia Cinema Cooperative,

Ltd, is pleased to announce that

they have chosen Kathleen Hull

of Port Williams to be the Coop’s

new Theatre Manager. On January

1, 2011, she will assume the many

and varied duties now being

performed by volunteer Theatre

Manager William Zimmerman,

who has agreed to be available as a

transitional resource until March,

2011.

Ms. Hull has extensive experience

in the arts world to bring to

the job. She has been General

Manager for the Ross Creek

Centre for the Arts and Two

Planks and a Passion Theatre,

and has held the same position

with Shakespeare in the Ruins, a

theatre company in Winnipeg.

She operates her own consulting

company and has worked with

many arts organizations in

the Annapolis Valley. This has

provided her with knowledge of

not-for-profit businesses like the

ACC, and experience working with

volunteers - a vital part of the

theatre manager’s job.

“I am very pleased to become

part of such a cornerstone

organization for the Arts in the

Valley. I look forward to building

on the strength and stability of

the Acadia Cinema Coop to secure

its legacy and ensure a long and

exciting future.” said Ms Hull.

The Board was pleased with

the strong response to this job

opportunity and wishes to thank

all of the candidates who applied

for the position.

Heather Pierce, R.M.T.

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Fundraiser Update

We have raised $25,031

of the $200, 000

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$500, 000 raised through

Gov’t sources and $100, 000

committed by vendors

Fundy Film Society

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films subject to change without notice

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Wednesday, Dec 15: 7pm

Jack Goes Boating

Autumn Series begins!

Sunday, Dec 19: Adoration 4 + 7pm

Sunday, September 13: 4+7pm

Acadia Cinema's Empties

Sunday, September 20: 4+7pm

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

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16 The Grapevine

December 9 - 23, 2010

Scotian Hiker

trivia

1. Every year NS sends a

Christmas tree to Boston. How

tall must it be, according to

specifications?

2. The French word ‘fendu’ [for

‘split’] became the name given

to what body of water?

3. Balancing Rock in Tiverton

is an example of what type of

rock?

4. Where was the eastern-shore

community of Guysborough

located before 1784?

5. What caused the ‘Year Without

A Summer’, in 1816, when

crops failed and ice formed on

NS lakes during summer?

solutions

1. 40-50 ft/12-15 metres; 2. Bay

of Fundy; 3. columnar basalt;

4.Port Mouton, on the south shore;

5.volcanic eruptions (Mount Tambora

and others)

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Thank with Grapevine you for the construction. deliveries:

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exit is an

entrance

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Next to my house is a dirt road. It’s a dirt road which happens to

only have 2 full time residences on it. One of these people is a lone

female, who is very outgoing, say anything to anyone, and has

lived there for over 20 years. Her house is directly next door to my

uncle’s Christmas tree plot and she can see any activity that goes on

there. Considering how supportive she is, my uncle takes comfort in

knowing she’d put the kibosh to any suspicious activity since he doesn’t

live nearby and can’t watch the lot himself. So, as a simple gesture of

thanks, every Christmas season when my uncle is cutting trees to sell

in town, he cuts one down and sets it in her yard so that she won’t have

to go get one herself. Considering it’s taken virtually no energy to keep

an eye on those trees - she’s never had to shoo anyone away - and it’s

sort-of an unspoken understanding, she never would have expected

anything for it. It’s a nice festive gesture to see continued year after

year.

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Just Us! Coffee Roasters. Gaspereau - Valley Fibres, Shell Station,

Wharf General Store, Tin Pan Bistro. Canning - Art Can, Al’s

Fireside Cafe, Aspinall Studios.Windsor - Moe’s Place Music, Yum

Bakery, Peg & Wire Cafe Hantsport - R & G’s Family Restaurant,

Ship’s Landing

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· Sports performance

· Personal training

· Injury reconditioning

Please contact for pricing

and additional information

Shauna Forsyth, MSc, ATC, CSCS

792-4002 / Hale11@hotmail.com

Mariposa

Interiors

112 Front St. (next to EOS)

www.mariposainteriors.ca

An additional 30% discount until Dec

15th on 2" and 2 1/2" Carsan wood

composite blinds. Great new colors

have been added to the collection.

Come in and see for yourself!

Family Deal: Large works pizza, large

garlic fingers & 2L pop $22.99 + tax

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Tide Predictions at

Cape Blomidon

Source: Canadian Fisheries & Oceans

www.waterlevels.gc.ca

Dec

09

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

High

3:02pm

3:49pm

4:36pm

5:24pm

6:13pm

6:41am

7:30am**

8:19am

9:08am

9:55am

10:42am

11:28am

12:14pm

1:01pm

1:48pm*

Low

8:46am

9:33am

10:20am

11:07am

11:57am

12:48pm

1:39pm

2:31pm

3:21pm

4:09pm

4:56pm

5:42pm

6:28pm

6:45am

7:33am

* Highest High: 42.7 feet

** Lowest High: 34.4 feet

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