JAKES'S GIFT - The Grapevine


JAKES'S GIFT - The Grapevine

1 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

Issue N 3.33

The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010 COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT This is one of 1275 issues!






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Jakes’s Gift

For the centenary of the

Canadian Navy this year,

Vancouver-based actor/

writer Julia Mackey

is bringing her onewoman

show to

Wolfville and Nova


Billed as an inspiring

and touching piece of

theatre, Jake’s Gift has

toured the country for

300 performances and

is currently on stage in


Mackey has created

a play about a crusty,

old Canadian World

War II veteran, and an

innocent little French

girl who happen to

meet on Juno Beach.

A funny, heartwarming

show that pays tribute

to the history and importance of

Canada’s veterans, Jake’s Gift will

be in Wolfville for one night, Sept.

14, at the Al Whittle Theatre.

In June 2004, Mackey was in

Normandy for D-Day’s 60th

anniversary and she attended

the ceremonies as research for a

script she was working on, but

Mackey says she could never have

predicted the deep effect the

event would have on her.

The most emotional day was

going to the cemetery and seeing

a lot of these guys just break

down as soon as they saw a lot

of their buddies - their fellow

soldiers who never got to go

home,” she recalled.

“I remember seeing a couple of

veterans kneeling down at the site

of the graves and openly weeping.

For a lot of the men I met, it was

the first time they had come back,

and being in their 80s there was

the freedom to be emotional.”

During her trip to Normandy,

Mackey had the chance

to interview dozens of

the Canadian veterans of

the massive 1944 Allied


“I have some of the

recordings on my iPod

now, and when I listen

to them I think, ‘I’m

basically crying for eight

days.’ They end up

comforting me, which

was the opposite of what

I wanted!”

A frequent concern

among the former

soldiers she spoke to was

that young people had

no appreciation for the

events or outcome of

WWII. Through her solo

work, Mackey attempts to help

keep their memories alive.

The play will be staged at 8 p.m.

and advance tickets at $15 are

available at the Box of Delights.

Veterans get in for $10.


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Rollin’ on Oat

Fiddle riffs and the various sounds of a good

time drifted out from the building with

the fresh coat of indigo paint on Main Street

last Friday night. This is the home of

Wolfville’s newest café, The Rolled Oat, where

an evening concert featuring Andy &

Ariana, freshly-made iced tea, and homebaked

goods brought in a small, but engaged

crowd, filling every last wooden seat.

The interior of The Rolled Oat is warm and

homey—mason jars on the walls, red curtains

on the windows, flowers in tin pails on the

tables. Everything exudes a sense of the

homemade, and indeed, as co-owner Amanda

Ferguson says, “everything was done by

local people. We renovated it ourselves, John

Lynch made the tables, Ryan Hupman

made our sign, the art on the walls is all by

local people.” The food, of course, is local

too. The chicken and beef come from Longspell

Point Farm, the tofu from Acadia Soy,

and vegetables from various local farms. “I like

knowing the people that my food comes

from,” says Amanda, who with co-owner

Lindsay Reid does all the shopping for the café


Since opening on July 21st, the café has seen

a steady stream of customers and Amanda

is optimistic about this continuing. The menu

offers a range of breakfast and lunch

options, including paninis with delectable

ingredients such as brie and smoked tofu.

There is a special pasta salad everyday and

smoothie of the day. (*Note: in case you

didn’t know, bringing in a completed

Grapevine crossword puzzle to the Rolled Oat

enters you for a chance to win one of these

smoothies, see insert!). The Oat has also

introduced daily specials: Friday is pizza day,

Wednesday is chilli day, with more

regular specials to come. The real prize at the

café, though, are the heaven-sent baked

goods. They end up selling out everyday,

customers ravenous for the angelic taste of

a cosmic cookie or a raspberry tart (which

recently won Taste of the Valley Award).

The café’s atmosphere is turning out just as

Amanda envisioned it, as a social gathering

place with a laid-back vibe. The walls display

work by local artists that are available for

purchase (currently, prints by Shasta Grant for

$20). The owners want to switch the art on

a regular basis, and invite local artists to come

talk to them if interested. They also want

to keep the evening events happening on a

regular basis, and are looking for musicians

keen on performing, provided they keep in

mind the size and nature of the space.

The Rolled Oat is open daily from 8 to 4

(Saturdays 11-4). Stop in for some good ol’

homemade eats and ambience.

Laura MacDonald

Landmark East School

For 30 years Landmark East School has helped

students with learning differences reach their

potential and achieve many of their goals and

aspirations. The School was the dream of Dr.

Bill Mason, a native of Kentville, who brought

together a visionary group of parents and

friends. The program was originally developed

under the guidance of Dr. Charles Drake, a

pioneer in special education. He was fond

of pointing out that some of society’s greatest

advances were made by people with learning

differences because they viewed things differently

and developed novel solutions.

The founders of Landmark East School

believed, as we do today, that children

with learning differences should have

every opportunity to become confident,

independent learners. The school’s mission is

to develop in students a solid understanding

of their potential by teaching them academic

and social skills they need to succeed in

today’s competitive global society. The record

of the school speaks for itself with close to

90% of our graduates going on to further

education, the majority to post-secondary


There is an immediate need to provide

additional financial support to students of

Landmark East School by increasing our direct

annual bursary support through our Student

Bursary Sponsorship Program and by securing

additional funding for our Student Bursary

Endowment Fund.

We respectfully seek financial support from

individuals and businesses for this year’s

walkathon. All money raised at this event is

used in our Student Bursary Fund.

This event is our main fundraiser and is put

on with basically no budget. Staff, parents

and students volunteer their time. Local

businesses provide prizes and food which has

ensured costs are minimal. The walkathon

is on the 26th of September and people

involved with the school will be out canvassing

door-to-door from mid-August to the 25th

of September. The general public is welcome

to walk on the 26th by bringing in a donation

to the registration at 1:30pm and the walk

will begin at 2:30pm. There is a BBQ and

closing ceremonies (with door prizes) at the

conclusion. For more info contact:

Shannon Callaghan

Chair, 2010 Walkathone

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First off, this “advice” is coming

from the guy who rode a picnic

table on a storm surge during

Hurricane Bill. That said, as with

any major weather event, make

sure you have a 72-hour supply

of water and non-perishable food

ready. Prepare a Bug-Out Bag (or

a GOOD Bag - Get Out Of Dodge)

in case you’re in a flood-prone

area and have to evacuate (Meat

Cove comes to mind lately). Look

it up on Wikipedia for a suggested

list of bag contents: candles, glow

sticks, flashlight, crank radio, first

aid kit, meds, spare socks/undies,

food, knife, compass, firestarter,

etc. If you’re indoors, keep away

from windows that are bearing

the brunt of the wind. If you’re

outdoors, watch for flying debris,

downed power lines and trees,

etc. Make sure you have some

cash on hand, fill up your car and

don’t run gas-powered generators

“Waste no time!

They are approaching.

Hurry now, we must protect

ourselves and find some shelter

Strike by night!

They are defenseless.

They all need the sun to

photosensitize their venom.

Fashionable country gentlemen

had some cultivated wild gardens,

In which they innocently planted

the Giant Hogweed throughout

the land.

Botanical creature stirs, seeking


Royal beast did not forget.

Soon they escaped, spreading

their seed,

Preparing for an onslaught,

threatening the human race.”

Saying that Hogweed is a threat

to the human race is a bit

extreme, but it makes a great rock

song and it is a plant we need to

be cautious around. These lyrics

from the song “Return of the

Giant Hogweed’ written by Peter

Gabriel of Genesis in the 1970s

tell the tale of this recent media

hyped plant.

Giant Hogweed is a noxious

weed. Plants in this category are

or BBQs indoors (that should be a

no-brainer, but...).

Ron White said it best in his

comedy routine and I’ve set it as

Scotian Hiker’s latest FB status

update, “There was a guy, down

in Florida, who said that at the

age of 53 years old he was in

good enough physical condition

to withstand the wind, rain, and

hail of a force-5 hurricane. Now,

lemme explain somethin’ to ya:

It isn’t *that* the wind is blowin’.

It’s *what* the wind is blowin’.

If you get hit by a Volvo, it don’t

matter how many sit-ups you did

that mornin’.”

If Earl really does hit us on

Saturday (and it’s a category 3

or less), I’ll be heading to Hirtles

Beach to watch the surf during

the ‘cane, and will likely be part

of a group of like-minded people.

Hogweed Hype

By Melanie Priesnitz

Conservation Horticulturist, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

so ranked if they are deemed to

be injurious to agricultural and/

or horticultural crops and/or

humans and livestock. The main

concern with this plant is to

humans, which is why it’s been

so apparent in the news. The

sap of Hogweed is phototoxic;

meaning that if your skin comes

into contact with the sap and is

exposed to the sun it will cause

a serious burn. The sap can

cause permanent or temporary

blindness if it gets in your eyes.

This giant member of the Carrot

family was introduced from

Asia as a garden plant. It was

likely introduced first in France

in the 1600s and later brought

into North America. The flower

resembles other members of

the Carrot family including

Queen Anne’s Lace and Cow

Parsnip. While all of these

Where do you draw the line

between wanting to experience a

force of nature, and competing for

the Darwin Awards? ;) Actually,

Hirtles is a ‘safe’ vantage point,

unlike the slippery rocks at

Peggys Cove. If you wanna go, let

me know. Happy Hurricanin’!

Don, aka the Scotian Hiker

flowers share similar umbel-like

structures, the main way to tell

them apart is size; the Hogweed

flower can grow to 1 metre in

diameter. Mature plants can

grow to 5 metres tall with the

right conditions. Another way

to distinguish Hogweed from its

relatives is by the purple spots on

its large bristly stem.

The presence of Giant Hogweed is

very low in the Annapolis Valley

with reports of small populations

in the Canning area as well as

Grand Pre. There was a plant

in a garden in Wolfville but it

has since been destroyed. The

important thing to note if you

come across this plant is not to

be alarmed; it won’t attack you as

suggested in the Genesis song! If

you don’t touch it and expose its

sap, it won’t hurt you!

To download a fact sheet on Giant

Hogweed visit the Department

of Natural Resources website:



To see a video of the classic

Genesis song ``Return of the

Giant Hogweed`` go to You Tube!




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Suggested Theme: School starts this week and education is in the forethought.

What have your customers taught you about doing business in NS?

Harvest Gallery – 462

Main St. Wolfville, 542-7093 /

www.harvestgallery.ca • We love

to participate with our clients

in the discovery of new work,

the artists, their mediums and

methods. We strive to provide

education to enlighten and

entertain. If you have a question

we’ll do our best to answer it or

find someone who can.

boso Bamboo Boutique

– Harbourside Drive (Railtown)

Wolfville, 542-7790 / www.boso.ca •

Everyday at boso is a fun, learning

experience. My customers made

great suggestions for the fall,

and I listened....fantastic new fall

clothing arriving weekly!!

Pumpkin Moon Farm &

Herbals – Wolfville, 542-0831

/ www.pumpkinmoonfarm.com •

Back to school is an exciting time

for our kids – and can bring them

into contact with lots of new bugs

too. We have 100% natural antiviral

hand spray, cough and cold

and flu tinctures, and children’s

well-being tea available at the

Wolfville Farmers’ Market on

Saturdays. Happy September!

The Valley Cat Hotel –

1221 Hwy 341, Upper Canard,

698-3827 / www.ValleyCatHotel.

com • Every new customer (cat

& owner) teach me that no one

is alike, everyone is unique with

individual needs. It’s exciting and

interesting to exceed everyone’s

(again cats and owners)


Aspinall Pottery – 9842

Main St. Canning, 582-7028

• Aspinall Pottery customers

are appreciative and supportive

of work done by local artisans,

thank you! Mugs, bowls and

platters every Sat. at the Wolfville

Farmers Market, Saunders

Gifts in New Minas, and at the

studio in Canning by chance or


Kathleen’s Shuttle and

Tours – 834-2024 / www.


• Every day with

my passengers is a learning

experience: about their countries

right through to their counties,

We enrich each other. I’ve learned

that courtesy and respect go a

long way.

Pie r Squared – 697-

2502 / info@pie-r-squared.

ca • Through your support

and commitment, we understand

the importance of continuing to

offer a quality product made with

local ingredients. Savoury Pies

and Quiches... local homemade

goodness. Thanks!

Apple Valley Driving

School Inc.– 360 Main St.

Wolfville, 542-4422 • Education

is the key. Good Driving is NO


Mariposa Interiors – 112

Front St. Wolfville, 542-7881 •

Come celebrate our Grand Re-

Opening. Door prizes, live music

& refreshments. We’re excited

to share our new look and new

management! Friday, Sept 17th

from 6-9pm.

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.

The Tempest Restaurant

– 117 Front St. Wolfville, 542-

0588 / www.tempest.ca • Michael

is the BIG Cheese…winning the

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s Grate

Canadian grilled Cheese Cookoff

in Toronto this past Tuesday at

the Canadian National Exhibition.

The award-winning recipe will be

on the lunch menu starting next


Happy Day Spa – 657 Main

St. Wolfville, 542-4212 / www.

happydayspa.biz • My guests have

taught me to take time to relax!

Go North Tours – 352-

2552 /info@gonorthtours.com /

www.gonorthtours.com • Join us

on Sept 18th for Perfect Pairing

Progressive Dinner & wine Tour.

An evening of NS food & wine at

L’Acadie Vineyards, Muir Murray

Estate Winery & Gaspereau


Dandelion: We’re looking

forward to getting back into

the groove this Fall. Please

contact us if your local entrepreneurial

idea could stand a

financial boost.


Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

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

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Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):

Dave Guptil (2 nd ), Mike Aube

(9 th ) & Marshall Lake (16 th ) 7pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The

Hupman Brothers (2 nd , 9 th & 16 th )



Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz

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

Le Caveau (Grand Pre): Matt

Andersen & The Hupman Brothers

(10 th ) 6:30pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):

The Studebakers (3 rd ), Rip

Tide (10 th ) 8pm

Union Street Cafe (Berwick):

Open Mic w/Team Beaton (3 rd ), w/

Dusty Keleher (10 th ) 8:30pm

Port Pub (Port Williams): Jon

Duggan (3 rd ) 8:30pm

Reservoir Bistro and Lounge

(Windsor): The Persuaders (10 th )


Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville):

Karaoke w/Denny Myles (3 rd & 10 th )



Spitfire Arms (Windsor): Swig

(4 th ), Denoon Blues (11 th ) 7pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams):

Mark Riley and the Players Club

(4 th ) 8:30pm

Union Street Cafe (Berwick):

Hupman Brothers & Irish Mythen

(4 th ) 8:30pm

Reservoir Bistro and Lounge

(Windsor): Under the Sun (4 th ) &

Jenny Whiteley (11 th ) 9pm

Kings Arm Pub (Kentville):

Margie Brown (4 th ), Beer in the

Headlights (11 th ) 9pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Blue

Monday Band (11 th ) 9:30pm

Westside Charlies (New

Minas): A Call for Submission (4 th )

& Ambush (11 th ) 10pm


Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Celtic

Music Sessions (5 th & 12 th ) 8pm


Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open

Mic w/Irish Mythen (6 th ) w/TripALady

(13 th ) 8pm


The Port Pub (Port Williams):

Open Mic w/Ian Brownstein &

Steve Lee (7 th & 14 th ) 7:30pm


Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville):

Karaoke w/Denny Myles (8 th & 15 th )


Westside Charlie’s (New

Minas): Karaoke w/Steve McKarney

(8 th & 15 th ) 9:30pm

Weekly Events

Send your event listings to grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com

to get in the list. Free!


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-


Brown Bag Lunch Seminars:

Clark Commons, Acadia University

12-1pm Part of the Acadia Lifelong

Learners. Sept 16th Guest Speaker:

Glenn Ells - Canadian farmers in

Cuba INFO: Roger joan.boutilier@


In the Round Knitting Group:

Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-4pm

INFO: 542-2656

Berwick Farmers’ Market:

Centennial Park, Union Street .

3-7pm. INFO: 375-2387


Community Play Group: Ocean

Spirit Studio, Canning 9:30-11am

Parents and their children participate

in: cooperative play, creative

arts, music, encouraging a love for

books & more. Networking and fun

for all involved. INFO: 582-3089 /


Afternoon Tea & Artifact

Express: Randall House Museum,

Wolfville 2-4pm. A refreshing cup

of tea while you are entertained by a

5-minute presentation on a museum

artifact. Accompanied by a tea

biscuit & locally made jam. TIX: $6

INFO: 542-9775

Windsor Farmers’ Market:

Coach House on the Waterfront,

Windsor 4-8pm, June thru October.

INFO: windsorfarmersmarket@


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:


Windsor Waterfront Concert

Series: Waterfront gazebo,

7-8:30pm Sept 3 rd John Tetrault

Sept 10 th Valley Community Concert



Wolfville Farmers’ Market:

Robie Tufts Nature Centre, Front

St. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm

Sept 4th Music Guest: Jenny

Berkel Sept 11th Music Guest:

Heather Kelday INFO: www.


Peace Vigil: Post Office, Wolfville.



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.


Wolfville Trail Runners Club:

Meet at the Trail Shop, Main St.

Wolfville 7pm sharp. Local runs

with leaders running at various

speeds. No charge. INFO: Facebook

Wolfville Trail Runners

Meeting: BestWord Writing

Group: Just Us! Wolfville 7pm Small

creative writing group open to all

ages, genres, and writing levels.

Every 2nd & 4th Monday (Sep 13th)

TIX: no charge INFO: jordandickie@


Making-Art-Mondays: Art

Gallery Art Education Room, Acadia

7:30-9:30pm Alliance of Kings Artists

present: Life Drawing w/Ron

Hayes Sept 13th. Bring your own

drawing supplies. Model provided.

TIX: AKA members no charge,

$5 drop-in INFO: laurie.dalton@



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

Blomidon Naturalist Society

Garden Walk: Main Gates,

Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

6:30-8pm A 4th-year project. Look

for and record flora and fauna, get

connected to our local biodiversity.

Everyone welcome. INFO: melanie.

priesnitz@acadiau.ca / www.blomidonnaturalists.ca


Kentville Farmers’ Market:

Center Square, Kentville 10am-

2pm. With over 30 vendors, buying

local in Kentville has never been so

easy. Until Oct 3rd INFO: Michelle


Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

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

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September 2 - 16, 2010

What’s Happening from Sept 2 - 16, 2010

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



Reading by Jenney Nelson

Box of Delights, Wolfville 7pm. Jenny Nelson

will read from her novel ‘Georgia’s Kitchen’

(Gallery Books $17.00). A delightful story of

a brilliant young chef struggling to realize her

dream of opening her own restaurant in New

York City. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-9511/



Poetry in Motion- Box of Delights,

Wolfville 7pm. Michelle Elrick will read from

her debut collection of poetry ‘To Speak’. She

is a gifted and insightful writer, as well as, a

talented musician.. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-

9511/ boxofdelights@ns.aliantzinc.ca


73 rd World’s Fair

Tremont 7:30an-6pm.Church hall breakfast,

Horse and Oxen Pulls, children’s parade, cattle

judging, soap slide, dinner & supper. TIX: $8

adults, $4 children

Corn Boil/BBQ

Scott’s Bay Community Hall 5pm.Corn on the

cobs, hotdogs etc. Proceeds to Scotts Bay Hall

Association. TIX: $1 per cob or 3 for $2

Fish Chowder Supper

Halls Harbour FireHall 4:30-6:30pm .Proceeds to

the HH Volunteer Fire Department. . TIX: $1 per

cob or 3 for $2

Night Kitchen

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-10pm. Local

performers showcase their talent. Featuring:

John Lynch, Ben Veneer, George Symonds,

Andy Kavanagh & many more See ad page___

TIX: $8 advance, $10 door INFO:ariana@



Windblown Woodwind Ensemble

Haliburton House Museum, Windsor 2pm. This

popular local woodwind ensemble returns

to the museum for their third year. Hear live

music in the house as it was done many years

ago. Refreshments served. TIX: $3.60 Adults,

$2.55 Child & Senior (Under 6 free) INFO:

798-2915/ tuckerjb@gov.ns.ca


Committee of Council Meeting

Wolfville Town Hall 1:30-4pm. Open to the

public.INFO: 542-5767

Wolfville and Area Newcomers

Club - KC Irving Centre, Wolfville 7-9pm. First

meeting of 2010-11. Guest speaker: Debbie

Roza-Mercier, General Manager, Deep Roots

Co-op discusses the upcoming music festival

and the Co-op’s other projects. TIX: no charge

INFO: wolfvillenewcomers@hotmail.com


Committee of Council Meeting

Wolfville Town Hall 1-4pm. Open to the public.

INFO: 542-5767


Matt Andersen and The Hupman


Le Caveau, Grand Pre 6:30pm. Concert in the

Vineyard to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

Doors open at 6pm. Only 200 tickets are

available. Concert is in the Vineyard, weather

permitting, or under a tent on the Courtyard.

TIX: $40 INFO: 542-1753

Music at Shand

Shand House Museum, Windsor 7:30pm.

Come join us is the parlour for and intimate

evening of live music by local musicians.

Appetizers and museum tour TIX: $10/person


Emerging Artists: Unearthed

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm.

Featuring award winning songwriter, Ian

Sherwood. Opening for Ian will be The

Trips from Mahone Bay area and Julie

Aube from Dieppe, New Brunswick. Money

earned will support future Emerging Artists:

UNEARTHED programming. TIX: Freewill

donation INFO:542 7668


Acadia Shinerama

Acadia Athletic Complex, Andy’s Tire &

throughout the Wolfville Streets 9am-Noon. Car

Go North Tours -Official Partner of the Winery Association of NS

Washes, busker type entertainment, shoe

shining followed by an evening fundraiser

night at the Anvil ‘Tight & Bright’. All

proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis TIX: donations


Harvest Festival

Community Hall, Sheffield Mills 10:30am-9pm.

Shed the back to school blues by coming to

Sheffield Mills for our annual harvest fair to

be held this year. Events include: children’s

parade, horse & wagon rides, face painting,

a bounce house, archery shooting, country

store, tire roll, tug of war, fireman’s carry, 2x4

toss, horseshoe tournament, cow milking and

more. Events occur between 12:30 & 3pm.

We hope to see you at the fair for a fun filled

day! TIX: Free will donation INFO: 582-7263/


Grow With Art

NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 1-3pm. Children’s

art workshop for ages 4-14. Theme: Clay, my

favourite place. Art works may be rented/

returned at this time. TIX: $2 per child INFO:


Blueprint and Laura Roy

Community Hall, Sheffield Mills 7pm. This year

the Sheffield Mills Harvest Fair will have

an evening concert featuring the rockabilly

trio Blueprint and Canning’s own Laura Roy.

TIX: Free will donation INFO: 582-7263/


The songs of Joni Mitchell

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8 – 10:30pm. A

number of your favorite valley musicians

play the songs of Joni Mitchell. All proceeds

will go to fund Jenny MacDonald’s newest

release. Musicians include: Caleb Miles, Andy

& Ariana, Jenny MacDonald, Heather Kelday,

Bruce Clarke and more...TIX: $15 at door

INFO: jenny@jennymacdonald.com


Fundy Film screens: The Kids are

All Right - Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 4 &

7pm. Nic and Jules (Annette Bening, Julianne

Moore) marry, gave birth to, then raise their

children as a family. Conceived by artificial

insemination, teenagers Joni and Laser agree

to find their biological father. When ‘bio-dad’

Paul (Mark Ruffalo) comes into their lives,

an unexpected chapter begins. Most talkedabout,

best-loved movie at Sundance, and a

richly drawn modern family portrait. See ad

page__TIX: $8 INFO/Reg: 542-5157/ info@


902-352-2552 or 1-877-365-2552




7 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

What’s Happening FROM Sept 2 - 16, ‘10

Holding An Event? List it at www.valleyevents.ca


Special Committee of Council

Meeting - Wolfville Town Hall 1-4pm.

Open to the public.INFO: 542-5767

Valley Gardeners Club Meeting

Room 2101 NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 5:30-

9:30pm. Annual corn boil @ 5:30pm (picnic

grounds of the Kentville Agricultural Research

Centre - members & guests). Regular meeting

at 7:30pm. Speakers Sarah MacDonald and

Tracey Tomlik of Harvest Landscape Design

discuss “Edibles in the Landscape”. House

plant/perennial exchange follows. All welcome.

TIX: $3 for corn boil INFO: 678-7341


Community Dialogue on

GamblingCMHA Kings County Branch,

Kentville 7-9pm. The third in a series of

workshops for people interested in learning

about gambling and the role the community

can play in reducing the harm from problem

gambling. Workshop leader is Audrey Shields,

clinical therapist. TIX: Free. INFO: 542-2363

Jake’s Gift

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm.Please see

front page or Theatre section on page__ for

more info.


Fundy Film screens: Oceans

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7 – 8:24pm. Winged

Migration co-directors Jacques Cluzard and

Jacques Perrin re-team for this ecological

drama that explores the many mysteries of

our planet’s oceans. Filmed throughout the

globe and narrated by Pierce Brosnan, it offers

an unprecedented look beneath the sea with

spectacular underwater footage. See ad page__

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

MADD:Evening of Rock & Roll,

Folk and more!

Evergreen Theatre, Magaretsville 8 - 10pm.

MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving)

presents: Paul Lamb, David Llewellyn, Rachel

MacLean, Ian Sherwood In an evening of Rock

& Roll, Folk and more! TIX: $15 INFO/Res:

825-6834/ evergreentheatre@gmail.com


Poor No More

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7 - 9pm. A

documentary film about poverty and potential

solutions for the working poor. The screening

will be followed by a panel discussion. Also,

information about the Wolfville Community

Fund will be available. TIX: Free will in

support of Wolfville Community Fund INFO:



Jake’s Gift

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm. Tuesday Sept.

14th. Jake’s Gift is an award winning Canadian

play about a WW2 veteran’s journey back to

Juno Beach for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day.

While there, Jake meets Isabelle, a precocious

10-year-old from the local village, whose

inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old

soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts.

It’s about the importance of remembrance and

makes personal the story behind one soldier’s

grave. TIX: Adult $15, Veteran & Seniors $10

See article page 1 INFO/Reg: semaphonr@


Gravely Ghost Walk

Clock Park, Wolfville 8:30-10:10pm. Thursday,

Sept. 9 th – Sixth show of the season. A

historical production throughout the

streets and cemeteries of Wolfville. Join

us every second Thursday until Halloween

Meet at the ClockTower about 15 minutes

prior to showtime. Space is limited, prebooking

preferred. Family friendly. TIX:

$12 adult, $6 student INFO: 692-8546 /

www.wolfvillewalkingtours.com / Jeremy@


Temperance in a Tea Cup

Glooscap Curling Club, Kentville, 5:45-11pm

(Sept 10th & 11th) & @ CentreStage Theatre,

Kentville, 2pm (Sept 18th & 19th) Presented by

the CentreStage Theatre, join us for a 1920’s

Dinner w/hors d’oeuvres, mingle, browse and

bid on silent auction items. Followed by a

four-course pork loin dinner and live auction.

At 8:30pm the musical comedy about rum

running and the Temperance Society begins.

Wearing 1920s fashion encouraged. The 18 th

& 19 th matinees do not include the dinner &

auction. TIX: $50 dinner auction & show, $10

for the shows at CentreStage INFO:678-8040/


Go North Tours -Official Partner of the Winery Association of NS


Fresh Produce

Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Sept 26th.

New work by artists new to Harvest Gallery:

Cluny Maher, Barb McLean and others INFO:


Dick Groot: Tide

Acadia Art Gallery, Acadia University.

Opening Reception Sept. 10th 7pm Until Oct.

22nd. Presentation of music, poetry and

photography inspired by the tidal landscape

of Minas Basin. See article page__. INFO: 585-

1373 / artgallery@acadiau.ca

Jack’s Gallery

Back lobby, Acadia Cinema, Wolfville. Currently

featuring the work of Shasta Grant INFO:


Grand Pre Art Gallery

National Historic Site, Grand Pre. Original art

by 17 artists. INFO: 1-866-452-3631

Quilt Show

Prescott House Museum, Port Williams. Sept. 4th

Until Oct. 15th. Locally made quilts displays

throughout the museum. INFO: 542-3984

“Horton Planters”

Randall House Museum, Wolfville. Until Sept

15th. TIX: no charge for children INFO: 542-


“Uncommon Common Art”

Outdoor Art Scavenger Hunt around the Valley

INFO: Maps at Box of Delights, Wolfville

902-352-2552 or 1-877-365-2552



8 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

Thanks to the Trail Shop, The Grapevine is pleased to offer

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.


Ocean Spirit Studio: Many

new classes to choose from.

Visit www.oceanspiritstudio.

com/classes INFO: Angie: belly

dance oriana@sisterlotus.com,

Frederic: Women’s Self Defence

& Salsa kathie@oceanspiritstudio.com,

Karen: Yoga karen-

3shanti@yahoo.ca i Cann Tango


Irish Dance: Offered in

Wolfville & Kingsport this September.

Tir na nOg Irish Dance

Academy offers classes ages 3

to adult. INFO: Niamh Webster

(certified) 582-1786 / njamh@


Webster’s Guitar Academy:

Accepting new students this

September in Canning. Private

lessons in all types of guitar by

Andy Webster BA Hon Applied

music. INFO: 582-1786 / info@


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

Music Education: Voice &

Piano Lessons with Susan Dworkin.

New students register now

for September! INFO: 542-0649

/ susan_dworkin@hotmail.com

The Vocal Zone: Master

classes, workshops and private

tuition for singers. INFO: Karen

www.thevocalzone.ca /680-6170

/ info@thevocalzone.ca

Red Apple Music: Contemporary

Music Education. Now

accepting registrations for

voice, guitar, piano, theory, and

harmony singing. INFO: jenny@

jennymacdonald.com / www.


Turning the Mind Into an

Ally: 8wk introductory meditation

class by Wolfville Shambhala

Meditation Group. Tuesday

evenings starting Sept 21 st @ St.

John’s Parish Hall, Wolfville. By

donation, all welcome. INFO:

542-3544 / www.wolfville.


Yoga for Mediators: 8wk

series emphasizing hip and back

stretches to facilitate ease in

sitting meditation posture. Led

by Gail Kerr, certified Kripalu

and Shambhala instructor. Preregistration

required, $80 for

series INFO: 542-3544 / www.


Zumba Fitness: Latin music,

easy to follow moves, great

workout! Mondays and Wednesdays

7pm @ MacKeen Rm,

Acadia’s ASU. Sept 13 th - Dec

15 th . 10 classes = $100 OR drop

in = $12. INFO: www.happydayspa.biz


Motivate Me! at NSCC: 6

workshops - break the procrastination

habit, prepare a

plan and follow through, use

positive thinking and the ‘Law

of Attraction’. Tuesday evenings

September 21 st -October 26 th ,

6:30-9:30pm. INFO/Reg: Helen

692-8918 / helen@daffodiltraining.com

Therapeutic Touch: A healing

art form. Level 1 (no prereqs),

Sept 25 th 9am-5pm held in

Wolfville. $75 taught by: Janet

Manthorne. INFO: 542-9193/



Male Singers Wanted: Short

Order Opera Society, under

direction of Susan Dworkin,

searching for following roles:

Figaro, Count Almaviva, Don

Basilio, chorus members (tenors

& bass) & more! Performed in

July, rehearsals in May. INFO:

542-0649 / susan_dworkin@


Looking for a Driver:

Wolfville to Cocoa FL. Good

driver needed for cargo van.

Owner is older & can share

driving. Payment & 2 motels en

route. Leaving mid-Nov to mid-

Dec INFO: Paula 542-4464

Wolfville Capoeira Enthusiasts:

Meet regularly to train,

play and have roda’s. Amazing

Brazilian dance art form INFO:


Girl Guides: Registration Sept

13 th from 5:30-7pm at Gaspereau

Church. $85 for the year.

Come meet your new District

Commissioners & Leaders for

your units. INFO: Carrie carrienichols@eastlink.ca.

Girl greatness

starts here!

No Farms No Food: Help

stop the application to rezone

land from Agricultural uses to

Commercial and Residential

Comprehensive Development.

Sign the online petition. INFO:



Dinner Theatre & Auction:

Kentville’s CentreStage Theatre

and Glooscap Curling Club’s

dinner theatre and auction is

September 10th & 11th. For

more info, to buy tickets, or to

donate an auction item, contact


White Rock Community

Fall Auction: Sat, Sept. 25 th ,

6:30pm. White Rock Community

Hall. Looking for gift certificate,

donated items and baked goods.

INFO: Diane 542-3109


Sublet Needed: Starting

between mid Nov and mid Dec

until April 1st. Highland Ave,

Wolfville. INFO: Paula 542-4464

What’s Cooking?

Commercial Kitchen Services

8736 Commercial Street

New Minas, NS

Contact Wolfville’s Trail Shop at 697-3115 if your non-profit organization could benefit from this banner space.

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9 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

wearing pearls in the kitchen

I love this time of year. It’s getting cooler (well, usually, it’s getting

cooler) and the fall produce is out. I love green tomatoes. I’m like a kid

at Christmas time when I see them in the grocery store or at the farm

markets. I like taking a classic food and twisting it to make it my own.

I discovered a treat that I’m sure for some is an acquired taste, but if

you like green tomatoes, or think you might, I dare you to try this. This

week’s recipe is simple, but when it’s almost 35° outside, I imagine that

simple is ok with most people. ~ Victoria Comeau

Fried Green Tomato BLT

• 2 slices bread, whole grain, toasted.

• 1 green tomato

• Flour

• 1 egg

• Bread crumbs (panko is best; they are Japanese

bread crumbs and are nice and crunchy when

they’re fried on something. You can get them at

most grocery stores, or Bulk Barn)

• Mixed salad greens (MUCH better than plain

old lettuce... and better for you too)

• 3 very thin slices pancetta (Italian bacon, but

if you can’t find any, regular bacon will do just

fine), cooked

• Canola oil for frying

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To cook pancetta, slice very thinly, or perhaps you

can even buy it sliced. Place pancetta on a baking

sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for anywhere

from 3-10 minutes (ovens vary, you know your

better than I do), take it out when it’s the crispiness

you like.

Slice green tomato, about ¼” thick. Roll in flour,

then beaten egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Fry in

a pan with a fair amount of canola oil for 30 seconds

to a minute on each side (depending on your burner,

heated to medium-high heat), until golden brown.

Place in paper towels to get rid of extra oil.

I’m going to go on the assumption that you know

how to assemble a sandwich, so I’ll leave that up to

you. Typing this out has made me hungry and I’m

going to go make me one of these! Ciao!

The Workman’s Labor

Scottie digs up wires and pipes

to pay for a wedding band.

An alchemist turning copper to gold,

he wants to make her honest.

Toiling tirelessly he digs up trenches

of earth only to fill them in again.

They do that with graves too.

I ask him: “Why do this?”

“It gives me time to think.”

After thinking he adds:

“Everyone works for someone.

I work for myself”

He pushes through.

Each day’s work a

purifying pilgrimage

shaving from him

all the knowledge

and ignorance

necessary to ruin a man.

David Oastler

Back to School - Boost Immunity

So it’s that time of year again and the kids are

going back to school. This can be an exciting

but also sometimes difficult time for parents

and children, especially when it comes to their


As stress levels increase, our immunity

function tends to decrease. When kids are

sitting in a classroom all day, sharing germs,

and being more exposed to viruses, they

obviously are more susceptible to getting sick.




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Thursday, Sept 9th

Please pre-book, space limited


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wholesale bakery,

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As well as being a restaurant,

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10 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010


UNEARTHED SHOWS at the al whittle theatre

The Deep Roots Music Cooperative is pleased to announce that

Ian Sherwood will headline one of the two Emerging Artists:

UNEARTHED shows at the Al Whittle Theatre on the September 10 th

(Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold already hosted an UNEARTHED Show

on Aug 28 th ).

Following a showcase of young talent at the Festival Theatre on July

31 st , the judges selected four Emerging Artists: UNEARTHED to

perform at the Al Whittle Theatre and then be part of this year’s Deep

Roots Music Festival (24th – 26th September). They are Julie Aube

from Dieppe, NB; Jesse Potter from Canning, NS; The Trips from Mahone

Bay, NS and Elizabeth Furniss from Berwick, NS.

On September 10 th award winning songwriter Ian Sherwood will take

to the stage. Ian is no stranger to Deep Roots and appeared at the 2008

and 2009 Festivals. His energetic stage show and honest presentation

have quickly gained him recognition as a solid performer, lyricist and

player and garnered him Music Nova Scotia’s 2008 Musician of the Year

award. Opening for Ian will be The Trips and Julie Aube.

The shows starts at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission

is by freewill donation which will support future Emerging Artists:

UNEARTHED programming. For more information call the Deep Roots

Music Coop office on 902 542 7668 / gm@deeprootsmusic.ca.


Tidelines, conceptualized by photographer Dick Groot is an integrated

presentation of music, poetry and photography inspired by the tidal

landscape of Minas Basin. The central component of the exhibition

is a large mobile with 32 suspended photographs, from Dick

Groot’s Tidescape series, a project in a continuing state of becoming.

The emotion engendered by the tidal landscape is reflected in recorded

poetry and music integrated into a soundscape designed specifically

for this exhibition by composer Derek Charke. The poetry is by Dutch

poet Onno Kosters with the work of the late John Frederick Herbin.

Michael Bawtree and Paula Rockwell with her voice students Kyla

Cook, Rosanna Harris, Haley Watson read the poetry, recorded by

Carl Anderson with Stephen Naylor as Sound Installation consultant.

The audience experiences the photographs, poetry and soundscape

simultaneously. As they are walking through the mobile to the view the

photography the whole structure moves suggesting the motion of the


The exhibition will be view on from September 10 – October 22, 2010.

Please join us for an opening reception with the artists on September

10 th at 7pm. An artist roundtable with Dick Groot, Derek Charke and

Onno Kosters will be held on October 2, 2pm. Established in 1978 the

Acadia University Art Gallery presents a year-round exhibition program

of historical and contemporary art.

For more information contact: Acadia University Art Gallery, 585-1373

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

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11 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

Who’s who: Tom Skeritt

I notice EVERYONE. If you are

sitting on the bench by the post

office, in the line at the bank,

window shopping at Casa Bella,

eating at Subway, or just walking

down the street, I’ll notice you!

It’s just something I do. A while

back I noticed this guy. He was

wearing a long winter coat, a nice

scarf, an old man’s hat and had

a very determined stride- I was

intrigued- Who is this guy?

After very little snooping I found

out we were neighbors, and then

I just did what I normally do,

I walked up and said “who are

you?”…. Sometimes you just have

to ask and you end up meeting

the most interesting people that

way… and Tom is no exception.

Tom Skerritt was born and raised

in Toronto. He attended the

University of Toronto earning

degrees in English Literature,

History and Education, and was

an active participant in public

speaking and debate clubs.

Knowing this, I thought- I’ll let

Tom tell you about himself… a

great speaker should be heard

and read.

Tom lives in Wolfville and works

at L’Arche Homefires with adult

with developmental disabilities.

On his Job: “ I think what I enjoy

about my line of

work is the fact

that the people

I work with

couldn’t care

less about what

my academic


are, how many

books I’ve read

or what my

opinion is about

the elected

government of

the day. They

don’t take it

seriously, so that

means I don’t

have to, at least

not all the time”

Tom loves to read;

early morning

(starting some mornings at

4am), noon and night Tom is

constantly got his nose in a book

or a newspaper. Two newspapers

a day and sometimes 2-4 books a

week fills Tom’s hobby time well.

On his current reads:” At the

moment I’m reading Friedrich

Hayek’s Road to Serfdom which is

basically a defense of Free Market

capitalism. I’m also reading Fight

Club which I’m loving!”

On music and film: “I’ve

been into jazz and blues music for

The Valley Youth Project

Are you a young LGBTQidentified

person or ally who is

looking for a community? Are you

interested in sharing some fun

and friendship? If so, the Valley

Youth Project might be just what

you’re looking for! Whoever you

are, we’d love to get to know you.

We’d like the Valley to know about

us too, so please spread the word.

The Valley Youth Project (VYP)

is a Valley-based non-profit

organization run entirely by

local volunteers. It was founded

in 2009 by two passionate

and committed activists who

have since moved on to other

adventures. The project and

purpose of the VYP is to provide

a safe and supportive space for

LGBTQ youth and their allies

to meet, share, and foster a

community. We are affiliated with

the Halifax Youth Project, which

has been running since 1993

and provides a safe, supportive,

youth-directed environment

where youth from across

Nova Scotia can have access to

information, peers, support, and

social activities. Like the Halifax

Youth Project, our goal is to make

Nova Scotia a safer, healthier, and

happier place for young people

of all sexual orientations and


The VYP is open to all youth,

18 and under, who identify as

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual,

transgendered, intersex, twospirited,

queer, or questioning,

as well as to all straight allies.

Our gatherings are primarily

social. Some activities we’ve

done in the past include crafts

(button-making was a huge

success!), various workshops,

games night, movie night, as

well as field trips to Halifax.

This summer we were delighted

to get to march in the Halifax

Pride Parade! This year, starting

in September, we’re holding our

regular drop-in sessions every

as long as I can remember. As we

speak, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

is playing in the background. My

favorite movie of all time would

have to be Scent of a Woman.”

I wondered what would happen

if I gave Tom a platform to voice

his opinions on Wolfville, likes

and dislikes… J I said “Tom, Does

Wolfville meet your needs?”

On Wolfville: “I’d say that

Wolfville is as accommodating to

my needs as any small town can

be. I was pleasantly surprised at

how cosmopolitan people around

here are. Being from a big city,

becoming used to small town

living has been a challenge for

me. But as I get to know more

people and make more friends

the idea of staying here becomes

more and more plausible”.

By far the best thing about

Wolfville is Paddy’s Pub. Bar

None. The staff is outstanding

and is always ready to exchange

witty repartee with me. The

beer is far superior to the

(other options) proffered at

other purveyors of spirits in

the area. There’s only one place

for Tom to get his drinkin’

done: Paddy’s.

On ONE thing everyone should

know about him: “I am, in fact,

a friendly person. I’m told

I’m intimidating. People have

informed me that when they

see me walking in downtown

Wolfville I look like I’m on my

way to kill someone. It’s not

true. I enjoy conversation. So

if you’re in the mood for a little

verbal fencing or just a pleasant

chat, don’t hesitate to look for

me.” I did everyone. I’m glad I

did! Thanks Tom!

By: Mike Butler


to you by

Fundy Film Society

The world's best films in Wolfville

films subject to change without notice

first and third Sunday of the

month at the New Minas Civic

Centre on Highway 1 (right across

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Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre

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snacks, and, of course, new and

old friends for you to meet.


Wednesday, Sep 15: 7pm

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12 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

Scotian Hiker

There’s no place like

home to roam.



1. What heavyweight prizefighter

from Weymouth Falls was

described as ‘one of the top five

greatest fighters we’ve ever had

on the planet’?

2. Donald McKay of Jordan

Falls, Shelburne County, was the

builder of The Great Republic,

launched in 1853; what was this

ship’s claim to fame?

3. Who was the famous captain

of the Bluenose?

4. In what provincial park can

you find The Three Sisters?

5. Where did Malignant Cove

get its name?


1. Sam Langford; 2. it was the

largest wooden clipper ship ever

built; 3. Angus J. Walters; 4.

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13 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

Horoscopes for week of August 19th, 2010 © Copyright 2010 Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April

19): In an old comedy sketch

called “One Leg Too Few,” a

one-legged man comes in to a

casting agent’s office to audition

for the part of Tarzan in an

upcoming show. The agent is as

diplomatic as he can be given the fact that the role would best be played

by a strapping young man with exceptional running and leaping skills.

“It’s possible that no two-legged men will apply,” the agent tells the

applicant, “in which case you could get the part.” Don’t be like the onelegged

man in this story, Aries. While I usually encourage you to think

big and dream of accomplishing amazing feats, this is one time when

you should respect your limitations.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): As I was meditating on your horoscope

for this week, a song popped into my head: Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual

Healing.” I instantly knew it was a message from my unconscious,

meant to be delivered to your unconscious -- a perfect action plan for

you to pursue in order to be in maximum alignment with the astrological

omens. I encourage you to come up with your own interpretation of

what “sexual healing” means for you, maybe even write your own lyrics.

If you’d like to listen to the original for inspiration, go here: tinyurl.

com/SexHealing. P.S. You don’t necessarily need a partner to conjure up

the cure.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You probably get emails that close like

this: “Sent from my iPhone.” Maybe you even deliver emails like that

yourself. Keep that detail in mind while I tell you the dream I had last

night. In the dream, all of my Gemini friends had sent me poignant

emails. Every one of them said something like, “I’ve got to get back to

where I started from” or “There’s something really important that I’ve

got to do, but I can’t remember what it is” or “I hear a voice calling my

name but I don’t know who it is or where it’s coming from.” And each of

their emails ended like this: “Sent from my iSoul.” I suspect my dream is

in perfect accordance with your astrological omens, Gemini. It’s time to

go home, in every sense of the word.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Jack

Mytton was a famous 19th-century

eccentric whose wealth and privilege

often shielded him from the

consequences of his odd behavior.

One of his less successful adventures

came on a night when he got

a bad case of the hiccups. Thinking

he could scare himself into being

cured, he set fire to his pajamas. In

the ensuing mayhem, his hiccups

disappeared but he burned himself.

I bring this to your attention, Libra,

in the hope it will dissuade you from attacking a small problem in a

way that causes a bigger problem. For now it’s better to endure a slight

inconvenience. Don’t seek a quick fix that causes a complicated mess.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In accordance with the astrological

omens, Scorpio, I will ask you to make everything wetter; to be the

personification of fluidity. Where there is drought, use your magic to

bring the rain. If you’re stuck in a dynamic that is parched and barren,

add moisture and tenderness. Be ingenious, not rash, as you stir up

dormant feelings in people you care about. Remind those who are high

and dry about the river that runs through them. (A good way to do that

is to reveal the river that runs through you.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Gwyneth Paltrow is the

most perfect person alive, said Gawker.com. From a certain perspective,

I suppose it’s possible to award her that title. She’s beautiful, rich, famous,

and in good shape. She’s a talented actress and published author.

Without denying that Gwyneth is a gem, however, I must say that my

standards of perfection are different. Are you doing the work you love?

Are you engaged in ongoing efforts to transform your darkness? Do

you practice compassion with wit and style? Are you saving the world

in some way? Are you skilled at taking care of yourself? Those are my

primary measures. What are yours, Sagittarius? It’s an excellent time to

define your ideal human.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): My name was “Robbie” from birth

till seventh grade. But as my adolescent hormones began to kick in, I

decided I needed a more virile stature. My name became the punchier,

sleeker “Rob.” But with every year that passes, I find myself heading

back in the direction of “Robbie.” The clever severity of my youth yearns

to meld with the buoyant tenderness I’ve been cultivating the past decade.

I want my paradoxes to harmonize -- my blithe feminine qualities

to cooperate with my aggressive masculine side, my bright-eyed innocence

to synergize with my restless probing. So you can call me “Robbie”

if you like, or “Rob,” or sometimes one and sometimes the other. Isn’t

it time for you, too, my fellow Cancerian, to circle back and reclaim an

early part of you that got lost along the way?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The Clash was a leftwing punk band that

launched its career in 1979. With its dissident lyrics and experimental

music, it aspired to make an impact on political attitudes. But then one

of its songs, “Rock the Casbah,” got so popular that college fraternity

parties were playing it as feel-good dance music. That peeved the Clash’s

lead singer Joe Strummer, born under the sign of Leo. He didn’t want

his revolutionary anthems to be used as vulgar entertainment by

bourgeois kids. I sympathize with his purity, but I don’t advocate that

approach for you. For now, relinquish control of your offerings. Let

people use them the way they want to.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “The trouble with life isn’t that there

is no answer; it’s that there are so many answers,” said folklorist Ruth

Benedict. That’s always true, of course, but it’s especially apropos for

you right now. You’re teeming with viable possibilities. There are so

many decent ideas eddying in your vicinity that you may be hardpressed

to pick out just a couple to give your power to. My advice: Let

them all swarm and swirl for a few more days, then go with the ones

that you feel will last the longest.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In an old Star Trek episode,

a 24th-century starship captain is weighed down by a knotty problem

about how to deal with two of her enemies who are at war with each

other. Unable to come up with a viable solution, she retreats to the

holodeck, where virtual reality technology can create a convincingly

real rendition of any desired scene. Where does she go for advice? She

seeks out Leonardo da Vinci in his 16th-century studio. Once she has

outlined her dilemma, Leonardo offers his counsel: “When one’s imagination

cannot provide an answer, one must turn to a greater imagination.”

This is my advice to you right now, Capricorn.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Seth Grahame-Smith rewrote

Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. He kept 85 percent of

her material, but also added a big dose of “ultraviolent zombie mayhem,”

creating a new story, *Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.* In his

version, Austen’s tale is expanded and altered by the previously unrevealed

activities of zombies. I urge you to follow Grahame-Smith’s lead,

Aquarius. Take some original creation you really like, and add a shot of

your own unique approach to generate a completely new thing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Everyone alive should see the musical

comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” At the very least, we

should all meditate regularly on the play’s title, using it as a self-mocking

mantra that dissuades us from committing the folly it describes.

How better to serve the health of our relationships than by withdrawing

the projections we superimpose on people, thereby allowing them

to be themselves? Right now you’re in special need of honoring this

wisdom, Pisces. If you feel the itch to tell friends and loved ones that

they should be different from how they actually are, stop and ask yourself

whether maybe you should transform yourself instead.

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

14 The Grapevine

September 2 - 16, 2010

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