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1 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010issue N ọ 3.20Mar 4 - 18, 2010COMMUNITY AWARENESS INVOLVEMENTBanner by Jocelyn hattOur Readership is now approx. 2600!4………TWO-WEEK TWEETS5………EAT TO THE BEAT,6 & 7 …EVENTS CALENDAR8………THE FREE CLASSIFIEDS10……..STARDROPRecipes - page 3Colourful Benches SupportCauses and Brighten Town- page 9KNOWHER?Find out onpage 11Acadia Performing Arts Series: ChirgilchinWolfville, NS - The AcadiaPerforming Arts Seriespresents Chirgilchin on Sunday,March 14 at 7:30 pm at the FestivalTheatre in Wolfville. It promises tobe a unique musical experience.New York performance artistLaurie Anderson first met the threemale vocalists at their appearancein that city in June 2005. She wasso taken by their vocal techniquethat she decided to take part inthe following morning’s throatsingingworkshop. This led to aninvitation by Laurie to collaborateon some studio sessions later inthe year. “I first heard Chirgilchinat the Rubin Museum [of Art] …and I was immediately entrancedwith their incredible sounds - bothinstrumental and vocal.”Chirgilchin’s Aldar Tamdyn craftsthe horse-head fiddles and otherinstruments that the group plays.He is joined by Igor Koshkendeyand Mongoun-Ool Ondar. Tuvais the only republic in the worldwhose chief export is its folk music.The three male vocalists representthe best of the younger generationof Tuvan musicians and werebrought together by AlexanderBapa, the founder of the popularthroat-singing group Huun HuurTu.The word “chirgilchin” meanseither “mirage” or “miracle” in theTuvan language. Throat-singing,or “overtone singing,” is theaudible expression of producingtwo or more notes at once. Thisstartling technique was developedin response to the sounds of thenatural environment in whichCentral Asian nomadic tribesroamed. A particularly rich throatsingingtradition survives in Tuvaand neighboring Mongolia. In theseareas, marked by vast grasslands andmountain ranges, throat singingis called khöomei. The singerproduces overtones by varying theshape of his mouth and pharynx;as a result two, three, or evenfour distinct tones can be heardat once. The fundamental toneremains constant, while melodiesare sung with the highest overtone,resembling the sound of a flute.The three members are all grandprix winners in the biggestinternational throat-singingcompetitions, and sing in awide variety of styles, playingon Mongolian instruments,in traditional costume. IgorKoshkendey is one of the finestthroat singers from Tuva.Tickets ($26/$17 for students) areavailable at the Acadia Box Office542.5500 or 1.800.542.8425(TICK). Any remaining ticketswill be available from 6:30 pm onMarch 14 at half-price ($10 forstudents).For more information, please contact:Acadia Performing Arts Series: PeterSmith 902-585-1282 or peter.smith@acadiau.caRemember Pepper? Yes, shehas been in a previous issue butshe really is a sweet dog. Sheneeds a forever home.Pepper is a 6 yr old German WireHaired Pointer X who needs a homewhere she gets a lot of attention andexercise. She doesn’t like to be leftalone for long periods so a stay athome member of the family wouldbe a good thing in her opinion.Pepper has been spayed, vaccinated,microchipped and is available to theright home for an adoption fee of$150.00.Please email us at kingscountyspca@yahoo.ca or phone 538-9075Update: Ivy has been adopted!but Sly here is still in need of ahome.A T T H E W O O D S H I R E I N N4 9 4 K I N G S TW I N D S O R , N S( 9 0 2 ) 4 7 2 3 3 0 0H o m e o f t h e M a r i t i m e ’ s b e s t B B Q r ib s!Established in 2004 Contact the Grapevine: grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com Visit us online: www.grapevine.wolfville.org


2 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010VIEW FROM THE (distant) DYKESThere are a lot of things thatamaze me about NewZealand: the scenery, thefriendliness of the people, theweather (it’s summer here now),the Maori culture...just to name afew. Every part of my journey hasbrought with it new discoveries thatcontinue to delight. But one of thethings that has impressed me themost with this country is its laidback culture.The people here are relaxed.And when I mean relaxed I amcomparing to North Americanculture as I know it. They have yetto be going uber-fast in everythingthey do. People celebrate a lot andwith fervour. There is a certain ruleabout not really paying attention tothe rules - “Just jump the fence, youare in New Zealand now, mate.”But even more impressive to meis the level of risk that still existsin everyday life. Risk, of course, isalways present in everything we do.But it seems that back home wehave been following the exampleof the US and have been puttingin more rules and regulations allthe time. If someone gets hurtwhile walking on a trail it seemsthat someone is to blame (not theindividual themselves). In no timethere is a fence up or else a gatesaying that no one is allowed in anymore. Someone is stupid and getstoo drunk at a festival and goes tothe hospital then next year there isno booze allowed - too dangerous.This is maybe a little extremebut I feel that is how it has beengoing. So many cultural eventscan’t continue anymore becausethey can’t afford liability insurance.More and more signs are being putup to block access. Places are nowadvocating that children shouldhave to wear helmets while slidingin fluffy snow in an open field. Ifind this really sad.Unfortunately, it seems that NZis at risk of following our example.I have talked to a lot of kiwis whoare proud of their culture. But theyare also fearful of the change that isseemingly taking place. Bit by bit,more rules are being laid down andmore freedoms infringed upon.Will NZ be the same next time Icome and visit? Well, no...of coursenot. Things always change and NZis no different. My only hope is thatas a country they take special noticeof what they have and how valuableit is. And do what they can to hangon to it.And I wish this for us backhome. It’s time to bring backresponsibility for one’s actions.Living in a world of fear is never agood thing. People get hurt, theyalways will. But we must do whatwe can to ensure that some people’sinjuries or deaths do not imposeupon the ability for everybody elseto continue living freely.~Adam BarnettGreen scene - Spring Fever hits ‘home’Home conjures up such avariety of meanings. It isat once our hometown and ourshelter. Whether your address is astately mansion on a boulevard, arecreational vehicle parked amongrows of trailers, or the fifth floorof a tenement building, we all seekrefuge and comfort ‘in’ our home.Our homes express to others whatis important to us, or at least whatwe can afford to convey. We investin our homes and perpetuallyaspire to ever better accommodations,whether the ambitions areminor renovations or dramaticmoves to a ‘superior’ locale. Withspring just days away we areconsidering the potency of our‘exterior’ spaces. The singing birdsand blooming vegetation remindsus that there is so much to enjoyin the outdoors. Ideally we incorporatethe ‘outdoors’ in our homeand capitalize on nature. Themore hospitable your ‘outdoorspaces’, the more inclined you willbe to enjoy and entertain outside.There is nothing more indicativeof summer than a deck or pergola.The design and construction doesnot have to be complicated orexpensive. You can vacation at‘home’ every day and evening thissummer with modest investmentand careful planning.Laura MacNutt, M.Arch.,B.E.D.S.PIER 101 home designs inc.1-800-476-9514902-791-1963www.pier101.caGaspereau Press Spring 2010 ReleasesBelow is a short description of all their spring titles. Email Emily Leeson,emily@gaspereau.com / 678-6002 for a detailed description of all 5 titles.THE GEOGRAPHY OF ARRIVAL: A MEMOIR BY GEORGE SIPOSMarch 2010 | Memoir | $25.95 | Smyth sewn and bound into apaper cover and enfolded in an offset-printed jacket.In The Geography of Arrival, George Sipos revisits the city of London,Ontario, where his family settled after immigrating to Canada fromHungary in 1957. Divided into short chapters, each related to a differentlocal landmark, the book depicts the world through the eyes of a boygetting the hang of North American culture, and of an adolescent findinghis way in the larger world.Other titles include: A Short History of Forgetting by Paul Tyler; IDo Not Think That I Could Love A Human Being by JohannaSkibsrud; The Annotated Bee and Me by Tim Bowling; ThroughDarkling Air: The Poetry of Richard Outram by Peter Sanger.Gaspereau Press | Printers & Publishers47 Church Avenue, KentvilleNS, Can B4N 2M7Phone: 902-678-6002www.gaspereau.comwww.gaspereaupress.blogspot.com


3 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Wearing Pearls in the KitchenI’m not a fan of washing dishes. That’s why I love this “Wowie” cake recipe.Not sure why it’s called Wowie cake, but it’s been a favourite of Bostonianhousewives since the 50’s or 60’s, having been shared “back in the day” ina recipe column in the Boston Globe. It also wins brownie points (no punintended) for minimal cleanup afterwards. You mix the batter right in thebaking pan! I don’t know about you, but I like any cake recipe that cures mycraving for chocolate and means I don’t have to slave over a hot dishwasher.Enjoy!WOWIE CAKE:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Asingle recipe fits in an 8” by 8”pan, a double in a 9” by 13”1 cup sugar1 1/2 cups flour1/2 tsp salt1/4 cup cocoa powder1 tsp baking soda1 TBSP white vinegar1/3 cup salad oil (i.e. canola)1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup cold waterMix all ingredients right in thepan, whisking until there are nolumps. Pick the pan up and plunkit back down on the counter acouple of times to expel any bigbubbles (carefully! It can get messyif you go nuts!) Bake at 350 degreesfor 35 minutes, or until a toothpickinserted in the center of the cakecomes out clean.- Victoria ComeauAnti-Migraine Tea BlendHerbal migraine treatment is highly individual. This tea blend, using driedherbs, may work preventatively and in certain acute situations.2 parts Gingko Biloba2 parts Gotu Kola1 part Wood Betony1 part Lavender1 part Chamomile1 part Rosemary1 part PeppermintBulk herbs can often be purchased through some herbalists or naturopaths,on line, and at certain health food stores. Or, learn to grow and dry yourown! Stay tuned for classes starting up in the spring at the Harriet IrvingBotanical Gardens.Please note: Please consult a health practitioner before using any of theseremedies if you have allergies, if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have amedical condition, or if you are taking prescription drugs.Angie Jenkins is a practicing Herbalist in Wolfville. To schedule a HerbalConsultation, she can be reached at 902-697-2661. For more info, visitwww.sisterlotus.com.~Angie Jenkins, B.A., Certified HerbalistBehind RailtownI’m sure the people residing inthe new condos at Railtown feelthey own a little piece of heaven.They do. They can walk onto theirbalconies or look out their windowsand be treated to one of the mostbreathtaking views in the valley.What are those little houses they seedirectly below them? Those are thehomes of Wolfville natives whosefamilies have enjoyed and struggledin this paradise for decades.When my mother was a littlegirl attending Wolfville school shehad to endure constant ridicule forliving “across the tracks” as theycalled it. They were consideredpoor and unfortunate by othersbut never felt that way themselves.This land has been in my family forover a hundred years and was theclosest knit community I have everencountered.When I was small mygrandparents’ homestead was themost wonderful place in the entireworld. I will never forget ridingmy bike up and down the smalldirt road/driveway separatingtheir house from that of my greatgrandmother’s. Stately Willowtrees shaded the drive and the sunalways seemed to shine its brightest.The back yard was probably thebest of all. The entire dyke wasmy playground. I can remembercountless games of baseball andhorse shoes, barbecues on an oldcharcoal grill and the laughter ofthe neighbours and friends. Wewere two minutes from town butwe were in our own secluded littleworld. Now when you step outsidethe dozens of windows lookingdown at you is unnerving.Before construction of thecondos began the people in chargeheld several “information sessions”for the residents of GaspereauExtension (this was the previousname of the street which has nowbeen changed to HarboursideDrive). The residents were offeredan array of differentdeals to try and appeaseeverybody. In the end,the massive buildingwas constructed onlyseveral feet from theirfront doors. (Onehomeowner actuallyhas to park his car onhis front lawn.) I canonly compare it’s stature to a giantlooming castle literally blocking outthe sun that once shone brightlyover these peoples’ homes.Over time the owners ofRail town have approached mygrandparents with various requests.They have cut down ALL of theWillows that once bloomed overthe property and in turn gave themsaplings to plant in their place.This was to give the residents of thecondos an unobstructed view of thedykes. Suddenly people started torealize that this bit of overlookedland was actually the most beautifulin the town of Wolfville. Theoffers started to pour in. Someof them accepted the offers andleft their homes in paradise. Mygrandparents did not. They standfirm and I’m so proud of them.I agree that Railtown is abeautiful building and I’m notcondemning those who live or workthere. I just want people to beaware of the lives that exist behindit.~Laura WalshBuds & Bygones542-7623Fair tradeor locallygrownflowerswww.wolfvilleflowers.com11 Gaspereau Ave., Wolfville, NS


4 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Free 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 thepower to make a statement about what you value, and to help shape the future of your community – BALLE NS” www.ballens.caThese listings work on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Email grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com every two weeks for your freeplacement. Or, reserve your place with a 5-issue minimum commitment at $10 per issue.Suggested Theme: In celebration of Canada’s Olympic Gold Rush, how is your business striving for excellence in 2010?Wolfville Business DevelopmentCorporation – 112 FrontSt. Wolfville, 542-4093 • WolfvilleBusiness Development Corporationcongratulates all of the Olympicathletes in their efforts and inviteyou to share some more golden momentsin Wolfville – from outdoorpursuits to fine dining and boutiqueshopping – you too can be a winnerin Wolfville!Joe’s Food Emporium – 434 MainSt. Wolfville, 542-3033 / http://joesfoodemporium.ca/ • Joe’s wouldlike to thank all the people whocelebrated Canada’s Olympic successwith us. We are your home forall major sporting events!The Tempest (PIAZZA) Restaurant– 117 Front St. Wolfville, 542-0588 / www.tempest.ca • Due to theexcellent response, we’re holdingover PIAZZA until March 31st.The Ivy Deck Bistro – 8 Elm Ave.Wolfville, 542-1868 • GetFit with our ‘Mediterranean Diet’menu, Celebrate with our DecadentDesserts...and all March drinkF-R-E-E COFFEE with each meal& enjoy our **yummy new interiordesign**...at the Ivy Deck GardenBistro!!Atlantic Lighting Studio – 16 ElmAve. Wolfville, 542-3431 / www.atlanticlightingstudio.com • Combiningnew technology with designelegance. Save on energy but not onstyle. Just Arrived: LED pot lights!Abhaya Mixed Martial Arts – 38Hwy 358, Greenwich, 542-1666 /www.abhaya.ca • We’re helping yougo for the gold by getting you ingreat shape. Classes for all ages andall skill levels including Women’sBoot Camp. THE ULTIMATEWORKOUT!Wolfville Children’s Centre –Wolfville, 542-5087 / http://www.nsnet.org/wolfvillechildrenscentre/• Wolfville Children’s Centre seesALL children as the world’s greatestresource. They are the future. Thecentre provides quality early childhoodeducation through thoughtfulpractice and care of trained educators.Monday–Friday 7:30-5:30IFix Computers – Wolfville, 690-7899, www.akasvirtual.com / akas@akasvirtual.com • To achieve excellencein providing our services toour customers, we stopped drinkingbeer on Sundays.Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals– Wolfville, 542-0831 / www.pumpkinmoonfarm.com • Locallyproducedherbs and herbal products– celebrating 18 years in 2010!Sister Lotus – Wolfville,697-2661/ http://www.sisterlotus.com. • SisterLotus strives to achieve gold medalquality by providing you with allnatural herbal body care productsallmade by local belly dancingherbalists (who sport their goldcoins proudly)!Sarah Trask Homeopathy – 116-112 Front St. Wolfville, 542-2317 /www.homeopathichealing.ca • Westrive to remain dedicated to treatingpatients with care and compassionand, as always, to help themcure in the most safe, gentle andeffective way.boso Bamboo Boutique – HarboursideDrive (Railtown) Wolfville,542-7790 / www.boso.ca • We had agreat 2009, and 2010 is shaping upnicely with spring and summer linesarriving throughout March. ThanksWolfville for all your support! GoWolfville Go!!Rainbow Stitches – 128 GaspereauAve, Wolfville, 542-0909 / sheilarich60@hotmail.com• Custom ordersand Alterations. Clothing for men,women and children in cotton andhemp, silk and hemp, linen. Babysleeping bags and wear. Quilts foreveryone: partner, spouse, daughter,son, child, baby. Drapes, tablecloths, weddings etc.The Valley Cat Hotel – 1221 Hwy341, Upper Canard, 698-3827/ www.ValleyCatHotel.com • Wetirelessly work on improving anoptimum and luxurious environmentfor cats on vacation and striveto see smiling owners and happycats return again and again!The Acadia Media Centre – HortonHall Basement, Acadia University,585-1332 / www.acadiau.ca/amc/• Our facilities allow Gold-Medal,DVD-quality audio and videorecordings of board meetings andfocus groups. Contact us for a touror try us for no charge during ourfree 3-hour weekly sessions.R&D SCUFF & BUFF SHOEREPAIR – Located in Centreville.Tel: 678 7678 • Scuff and Buff issituated in Centreville as a localservice to people needing repairs totheir footwear. New machines havebeen purchased to improve andquicken service to customers.Inner Sun Yoga Centre – 112 FrontSt. Wolfville, 542-YOGA / www.innersunyoga.ca• Yoga, Pilates and theTRX Fitness classes will help youachieve a gold medal in your race tostay healthy.Pita House – 389 Main StWolfville, 542-4009 • Excellencewill continue by serving fresh &awesome pitas while introducingnew, weekly home-made hot dishes.(Chicken Fried Rice starts Mon,March 8th)Mariposa Interiors – 112 Front St.Wolfville, 542-7881 • The talentedinterior decorators at MariposaInteriors help you make your dreamhome a reality.Grapevine Publishing – 692-8546 / http://grapevine.wolfville.org/• We admit, we’ve yet to have aflawless issue. That said, hopefullythe judges will give high marks foreffort. Join our team! We need helpwith specific tasks. Please inquire.The Dandelion: Hasawarded over $17000 inEntrepreneurial loans thus far.We’d like to do more. Pleasecontact: TheDandelionCooperative@gmail.comif you havea local business idea that couldbenefit from funds and othersupport resources.Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:32 Main St., Wolfville, 542-3420 | www.roselawnlodging.ca


5 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Send your event listings to grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com for publishing in the list. No charge!THURSDAYS:Acadia Lifelong Learning BrownBag Lunch Series - FountainLearning Commons, Acadia University,Noon-1pm. Public speakers onvarious topics. Mar 11th: Dr. TonyBerger: Coping w/Climate Changeafter Copenhagen. Mar 18th: PeterGillis: Valley Community LearningAssociation.TIX: No charge INFO:Scott 582-3933In the Round Knitting Group -Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-4pm. Info:542-2656Corkage Free Thursdays - TempestRestaurant, Wolfville. Purchase amain dish and bring your own winebottle for no chargeFRIDAYS:A Book In the Nook - WolfvilleMemorial Library. 3:30pm. Curl up,relax and enjoy listening to a story inour Book Nook INFO: 542-5760Jam Session - Wolfville Legion.7:30-10pm. Bring an instrument andplay along. $2 drop-in chargeAngry Beavers Improv ComedyNight - Michener Lounge (SUB),Acadia University 8pm “The funniestimprov in Wolfville.” No chargeSATURDAYS:Wolfville Farmers’ Market - StudentUnion Building, Acadia University.8:30am-1pm, March 6th MusicGuest: Zenigma (Jesse Potter, AndyKavanagh & Ben Taylor). March13th Music Guest: George SymondsPeace Vigil - Post Office, Wolfville.12-1pmExhibitsMONDAYS:Family Playgroups - Valley ClothDiaper Company, 945 Church St,Port Williams. 10:30am-noon. Chat,snack, relax & play. INFO: 542-8624TUESDAYS:Storytime - Wolfville MemorialLibrary, 10-11am. Kids aged 3-5 andtheir caregivers have fun with stories,songs and activities. Ongoing untilend of March. INFO: 542-5760Chess Club - Wolfville MemorialLibrary, 3:30pm INFO: 542-5760Immigrants Meeting Point - Upstairs,Wolfville Memorial Library,5-7pm. Share information, conversationand make new friends. INFO:542-5760Scottish Country Dancing -Wolfville Legion, 7:30-9:30pm Mixedlevels. $7 drop-in INFO: Maggie542-5320WEDNESDAYS:Parents’ Morning Out (guestspeakers & discussions away fromthe little ones) - Baptist Church,Wolfville 9:30-11:30pm $5 suggestedfor babysittingWolfville Community Chorus- Home of Susan Dworkin (100Sherwood Dr), Wolfville. 5:30-7pmUntil June ‘10. Cost: $3David R. Harper: AtlasAcadia Art Gallery, Acadia University. Opening March 12 th @ 7pmUntil May 18 th Harper questions the role of the modern day mobilehome in its ability to allow the person to relocate, and reinvent theirlives. Through the installation of textile and embroidery Harperhopes to explore, “how do you know that where you are is whereyou are meant to be?” INFO: 585-1373 / artgallery@acadiau.caAmy Friend: FirmamentRoss Creek Center for the Arts, Canning. Opening March 7 th @ 1-3pmUntil March 31 st Amy takes us to a place of memory, beauty anddesire, transforming everyday objects into transcendent iconsthrough her spectacular large-scale photography. INFO: 582.3842/programs@artcentre.caQuality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:EAT TO THE BEATEvery Evening of the WeekBrought to you by Moe’s PlaceWhere you won’t get strung along.Music Sales & Service | 129 Gerrish St. Windsorinfo@moesplace.ca / 798 5565/ www.moesplace.caTHURSDAYS:Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):Glen Campbell (4th), Mike Aube(11th), Big Dave Guptil (18th) 7pmTommy Guns (Windsor): Trivia& DJ Gizmo (4th, 11th & 18th)7-10pmPaddy’s Pub (Kentville): Beer in theHeadlights (4th) 8pmMud Creek Grill (Wolfville):Straight Chillin’ (4th), Chris Morris(11th), TBA (18th) 9pmLibrary Pub (Wolfville): DonDeveau (4th), Straight Chillin’ (11th),Fat Tony & the Speedholes (18th) 9pmThe Stone Room (Kentville): OpenMic w/Melissa Vidito & Bernie Zinck(4th, 11th & 18th) 9:30pmDoolys (New Minas): Karaoke & DJw/Billy T (4th, 11th & 18th) 10pmFRIDAYS:Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): JazzMannequins (5th & 12th) 6:30-10:00pmSpitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor):10-2 Midnite (5th), Rip Tide (12th)8pmUnion Street Cafe (Berwick): OpenMic Kitchen Party w/Mike Aube (5th)& Jon Duggan (12th) 8pmPort Pub (Port Williams): Jon Duggan(5th) 8:30pmBoston Pizza (New Minas): Karaokew/Darlene Jamison (5th & 12th) 9pmDoolys (New Minas): Witchitaw(5th), Ozone (12th) 10pmWestside Charlies (New Minas): DJLoony Tunes (5th & 12th) 10pmSATURDAYS:Spitfire Arms (Windsor): JimCochrane (6th), SWIG (13th) 7pmMud Creek Grill (Wolfville): TBA(6th), Morgan Davis (13th) 8pmTommy Guns (Windsor): CrazyCraig’s Karaoke DJ Show (6th) 9pmPaddy’s Pub (Kentville): Hard DaysKnights (Beatles Music) (6th) 9pmKings Arm Pub (Kentville): TenMile House, $5 cover (6th), MarkRiley & The Players Club (13th) 9pmDooly’s (New Minas): Karaoke &DJ Billy T (6th & 13th) 10pmWestside Charlies (New Minas):Under Pressure (6th), The Bandits(13th) 10pmSUNDAYS:Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): CelticMusic Sessions (7th & 14th) 8pmMONDAYS:Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Micw/Mike Milne (8th) & Jenny Mac-Donald (15th) 8pmTUESDAYS:The Port Pub (Port Williams):Open Mic w/Ian Brownstien & SteveLee (9th & 16th) 7:30pmWEDNESDAYS:AXE Lounge (Acadia University):Wing/Trivia & Karaoke Nights (10th& 17th) 6:30pmTommy Guns (Windsor): BillBrown (17th) 7pmPort Pub (Port Williams): TripAlady(17th) 8pmKings Arm Pub (Kentville): Karaokew/Denny Miles (10th & 17th)9pmMud Creek Grill (Wolfville): OpenMic (10th & 17th) 9pmDooleys (New Minas): SWIG (17th)9pmWestside Charlies (New Minas):Karaoke w/Steve McKarney (10th &17th) 9:30pm“Press” – Annual ShowHarvest Gallery, Wolfville. Opening March 7 th @ 2pm Until April 4 thAn annual show and sale of work by Nova Scotia’s premier printmakers. INFO: 542-7093 / www.harvestgallery.ca32 Main St., Wolfville, 542-3420 | www.roselawnlodging.ca


6 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010What’s Happening from Mar 4 - 18, 2010Send your event listings to grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com for publishing in this listTHURSDAY, 4Potvin Brothers In ConcertKC Irving Centre, Acadia University, 7pmBen Potvin on Violin & David Potvin on piano.Featuring: violin works by: Kroll, Rachmaninov& Kriesler and and piano works by: Liszt, Bachand Ginastera. TIX: no chargeFRIDAY, 5Acadia Athletics: Men’s BasketballVs Dalhousie - Acadia Athletic Complex 7pm.TIX: $10 Adult, $5 external student INFO: 542-5500Documentary: Four Feet UpUnited Church, New Minas 7pm.A film documentary look at a child’s life inpoverty in Canada. Afterward, Debbie Reimerof the Kid’s Action Program and Apple TreeLanding will be available for discussion. TIX:Freewill donation Fundy Foodbank. INFO: 681-0366SATURDAY, 6Dessert Day Fundraiser - TempestRestaurant, Wolfville All Day. Proceeds from alldesserts to support the Wolfville School BandTrip to Ottawa & Quebec City. INFO: 542-0588Scotian Hiker: Hike to PennantPoint/Duncans Cove - Meet at CrystalBeach parking lot in Sambro 9:30amHike the boulder-strewn seaside trail. Moderatedifficulty, 3-4 hour return trip through thedeadwood Enchanted Forest and over massivegranite rockfaces. Dress for windy, wet, winteryconditions. Dogs allowed. TIX: no chargeINFO: Don scotianhiker@hotmail.com / www.scotianhiker.com/events.htmOrchid Show and Sale - Harriet IrvingBotanical Gardens, Acadia University 10:30am-4pm.Step out of winter and into the Greenhousesand discover the beauty and diversity of tropicalorchids for one day only. Orchids in bloom,plant & supply sales, educational displays,informative talk at 2pm. Presented by: OrchidSociety NS, Botanical Gardens and ValleyOrchid Growers. All welcome. TIX: no chargeINFO: 585-5242Grow with Art - NSCC Kingstec Campus,Kentville 1-3pm. For children aged 4-14. Comepaint like an impressionist. Art rental programis also available. TIX: $2 per child INFO: Irene542-0234Country Musical Show - Wolfville Legion7:30pm. Entertainers: The Country Boys, JustinBalsor, Eugene Schofield, Franklin Brewster,Paul Marshall & friends. Proceeds for LegionEmcee Harold Hunt. Canteen & 50/50. TIX: $5Night Kitchen PhenomenalAl Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm. Kimberly SmithHughie McDonell Laura MacDonald BetsyMacDonald Matt Cummings t@b DeweyDunnington The Dead Sheep Scrolls TheDevil’s Half Acre Emily Grant & Adam BazinetHeather Cameron and Megan Osburn TomHeinan Mike Milne Sara Nasr & Terry Stone etc.Erika Kulnys TIX: $8 advance Just Us! Wolfville& from t@b at Wolfville Farmers’ Market, $10door. INFO: 697-2176SUNDAY, 7Ross Creek Open HouseRoss Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 12-4:30pm.We are creating a fabulous open house dedicatedto music - making music, making art about musicand hearing and seeing music. Our open housesinclude: art activities, bake sales for bursaries, liveperforming arts, galleries and woods to explore.All ages. TIX: Suggested donation $5 person, $15family INFO: 582-3842Fundy Film screens: A Single ManAl Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 4pm. & 7pmBased on a late Christopher Isherwoodnovel set in Southern California in the early 60s,this drama features Colin Firth as George, a gaycollege professor overwhelmed by grief whenhis lover dies and his “invisible status” in societybegins to close in on him. See ad page 11TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157MONDAY, 8Valley Gardeners Club - AgriculturalResearch Centre, Kentville 7:30-9:30pm. Lee Dickieof Briar Patch Garden Centre will speak on“Under-utilized Trees, Shrubs and Perennials”.Members may bring extra seeds and bulbs toexchange. All are welcome. TIX: Free INFO:alison@bogan.caWEDNESDAY, 10WAAG Meeting - Smitty’s Meeting Room, NewMinas 6:30pm. We Are All Animal Guardiansanimal rescue group NEEDS new membersto stay functioning. Looking for an accountant,secretary & treasurer. INFO: Pam 690-7639FRIDAY, 12Special Event: Experience AcadiaDay - Acadia University All DayFor everyone and anyone who would like toexperience everything Acadia has to offer.Experience Frosh Week in one day, take a class,all you can eat buffet & An Amazing Race. Spaceis limited, sign-up early! Parents welcomed. TIX:Free by Registering INFO: www.acadiau.caSt. Patrick’s Supper - Wolfville LionsCommunity Hall 5-8pm. Meal: valley pork, parsleymashed potatoes, local veggies, classic Irish sodabread & cheesecake. Entertainment: The PennyWhistlers, Sarah Pound, Marcie Clowry, BillBrown & Nikki Lannan. Fundraiser for CampTriumph adventure camp. TIX: $15 Adults, $12Students/Seniors, $8 Children @ Door INFO:heatherthompson@eastlink.caBang Bang Burlesque’s “Dancesof the Dead” - Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville7:30pm & 10pm. Dark and gritty theatre., dance& live music. An original production that takesyou on a journey through life, death, beauty andugliness. Like nothing you have ever seen before!Influenced by: film noir & Cirque du Soleil.Written/Directed: Delia Macpherson. All agesbut we suggest 13+ TIX: $10 @ Door INFO:870 6462 / jenny@jennymacdonald.comInternational Women’s Day EveningCafe - St. John’s Parish Hall, Wolfville 7:30pm. Afundraiser for the Chrysalis House. Sponsoredby the Acadia U Faculty Association Women’sCommittee. TIX: Free Will INFO: Zelda 585-1273 / zelda.abramson@acadiau.caSATURDAY, 13Scotian Hiker: Black RockCommunity Trail - Meet at Black RockCulture and Rec Hall, 4404 Black Rock Road10:30am. Moderate 8-10km hike of the BlackRock stacked-loop trail through woods andthe Fundy shoreline. Snowshoes probably notrequired but prepare for muddy, wet and icyconditions. Dogs allowed. TIX: no chargeINFO: Don scotianhiker@hotmail.com / www.scotianhiker.com/events.htmBarbara Lake - Seamstress Services • 416 Main St. Wolfville NS • Store: 697-3085 • Msg: 542-9551 • Hours: Mon - Fri 10 - 6; Sat 10 - 3


7 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010What’s Happening Mar 4 - 18, 2010Holding An Event? List it at www.valleyevents.caRazzmatazz for Kids - Michelin Sports andSocial Club, Waterville 2 & 6pm. Seen on SesameStreet, “March Break Kiddie Kick Off ”. They’llget you hugging someone you love, clucking likea chicken, bumping up and down on a bumpybus and more. This group of four has touredin Canada and the USA. A video of their song,“Going to my Grandma’s”, has played on SesameStreet. TIX: $8 @ the MSSC INFO: 698-1604SUNDAY, 14 – Daylight SavingsSunday Music in the Garden RoomGarden Room, KC Irving Centre, Acadia University2pm. An All-Beethoven Sonata Program,performed by Robert Uchida, violin, and PeterAllen, piano. Sunday Music sponsored andmanaged by members of the Associated Alumniof Acadia University. This annual series ofclassical chamber music concerts, performedalmost entirely by professional musicians,entered its eighth year in January. TIX: FreeINFO: christopher.olsen@utoronto.caFundy Film screens: PreciousAl Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 4 & 7pm.Raw, vibrant, hopeful, and based on the novelby Sapphire this film will stand as one of thestrongest American films of 2009. Multipleaward-winner Precious may shock, but at itsheart is the story of a young woman determinedto better herself despite overwhelming obstacles.See ad page 11. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157Acadia Performing Arts SeriesPresents: Chirgilchin - Festival Theatre,Wolfville 7:30pm. Three of Chirgilchin’smembers are grand prix winners in the biggestinternational throat singing competitions. Theysing in a wide variety of styles, playing ontraditional Mongolian instruments, in authenticcostumes. See article page 1. TIX: $26 Adult,$17 Student INFO: 542-5500 / peter.smith@acadiau.caMONDAY, 15Winter Adventures w/Monkey!March Break Camp - Wolfville Rec Centre, 7Victoria Ave March 15th – 19th @ 8:30am-4:30pmAges 6-12 (two groups of 12). Many eventsscheduled throughout the week. Dress for coldweather, please provide your own lunches &snacks. TIX: $80 Limited Participants INFO:542-3019 / sread@wolfville.caMarch Break Arts Camp @ RossCreek - Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, CanningMarch 15 th -19 th @ 9am-5pm. Ages 5-18. FromPanthers to Picasso, from Bugs to BBoys, thereis something great for everyone. We offerprograms in dance, theatre, music and art. Kidscan come for a day or for the whole week. Newthis year: a week-long theatre program for kidsaged 11+ with performance at the end. Also, weserve the kids lunch and snacks! TIX: $55 AllDay Camps, $250 All 5 Days INFO: 582-3842March Break Drama Camp @CentreStage - CentreStage Theatre, KentvilleMarch 15 th -20 th @ 9am-3pm. Ages 10-15. Learnvoice, movement, character development andtechnical skills. The week concludes with aSaturday afternoon performance. ColleenHagen is the artistic director. TIX: $100, 20participants only INFO: Nancy 678-3502 /george.henry@ns.sympatico.caWolfville Town Council MeetingTown Hall, Wolfville 7:30pm. All welcome.TUESDAY, 16Film: Kinky Boots - St. James AnglicanChurch, Kentville 7-9:30pm. Based on a true storyof a shoe factory threatened with closure, ittraces factory and its employees when theydecide to enter the world of footwear forcross-dressing cabaret stars. Rated PG-13, itwill provide good material for discussion aboutcommunity, loyalty, fitting in, standing out, andwhat constitutes humanity. Discussion to follow.TIX: free INFO: 678-3123WED 17 – St. Patrick’s DayTeen Film: Whit It - Kentville Library,Kentville 6:45-9pm. Free movie and snacks!Starring Ellen Page, this movie shows how anindie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealingwith her small-town misery after she discovers aroller derby league in Austin, Texas. Come havefun! Rated PG-13. TIX: no charge INFO: 679-2544Fundy Film screens: UnmistakenChild - Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7pm.Visually stunning, emotionally gripping, this isthe search for a reincarnated Tibetan master astold through the eyes of his lifelong disciplein an ages-old sacred quest under the instructionof the Dalai Lama. See ad page 11TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157Live TheatreLast of Jane AustenCentreStage Theatre, Kentville.. Mar 5 th , 6 th , 12 th &13 th @ 8pm & Mar 14 th @ 2pmA marvelous and touching comedy by ShirlHendryx. Two elderly, usually quite proper sistersin a small Midwestern town, bored with playingcanasta and attending readings of Jane Austinnovels develop a passion for boxing. Directedby Candy O’Brien. Appropriate for older teensand adults. TIX: $12 Adults, $10 Students, $5Children INFO: 678-350242nd Street - The MusicalHorton High School, Wolfville. Mar 4 th & 5 th @ 7pmEntertaining antics, energetic dancing, and greatsongs! TIX: $10 adults, $8 students/seniors @Box of Delights, Wolfville INFO: 542-6060A Short History of the BluesLower Denton Theatre, Wolfville. Mar 4 th -6 th & 10 th -13 th @ 7:30pm & Mar 6 th , 13 th @ 2pmA steady rollin’ tour through American socialhistory. Racial segregation, civil rights, and eventhe Sex Pistols play a role in this musical journey.A live blues band plays the work of Howlin’Wolf, Muddy Waters, George Thorogood, JanisJoplin and many more! A Short History of theBlues is a show guaranteed to banish thoseblues away, even as it presents a panoramicview of the dramatic history of America’s mostquintessential musical form.TIX: $12 regular, $10 student/senior INFO/Reserve: 585-1766Stirring the Pot: WOW dishes it outFestival Theatre, Wolfville Mar 4 th – 6 th @ 8-10pm &Mar 6 th @ 2pmThe Women of Wolfville’s ninth annualproduction examines the food we eat. In caseanyone thought otherwise, food is a complicatedbusiness in 2010. In the midst of world hunger,obesity is a growing problem and eatingdisorders are not uncommon. Still director EmilyLevy-Purdy notes that the topic of food canprovoke humour, song and dance.TIX: $15 Adults, $12 Students/Seniors INFO:pat@daysend.ca / 542-9788Barbara Lake - Seamstress Services • 416 Main St. Wolfville NS • Store: 697-3085 • Msg: 542-9551 • Hours: Mon - Fri 10 - 6; Sat 10 - 3


8 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Thanks to the Trail Shop, The Grapevine is pleased to offer FREE CLASSIFIEDS!Like the Free Business Listings, this page works on a first come, first served basis (limit 1 listing per person). Or, to reserve aplacement, pay $5 per issue (3-issue minimum commitment). Please keep listings to 35 words or less.Female Musicians Invited:Toperform at International Women’sDay, Fri, March 12th. A fundraiserfor Chrysalis House. INFO/Sign-up: Zelda Abramson 585-1273, zelda.abramson@acadiau.caSponsored by: Acadia UniversityFaculty Association’s Women’sCommitteeJam Dance - Calling all Musicians:Next Jam Dance is April 8,at the New Minas Civic Centre.We need volunteer musicians wholove to jam in a variety of styles ina spontaneous back ground for allkinds of unpredictable group play.Call Kimberly Smith 582 3888 tolearn more.Viewfinders Call for Music Submissions:Looking for music submissionsfrom Atlantic CanadianYouth for a music video premieringat the 30th Atlantic Film Fest. Dueby: 12pm March 12th. INFO:Courtenay 902-420-4398 / atlanticfilm.com/viewBelly Dance Classes w/Oriana:Beginners 7-8:30pm MondaysMarch 8-April 12, Intermediate/Advanced 7-830pm TuesdaysMarch 9-April 13. St. John ParishHall, Wolfville. $75 each or $130for both. INFO: Angie, 697-2661 /oriana@orianabellydance.comZUMBA Fitness Classes: A fuse ofhypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-followmoves to create a one-ofa-kindfitness program. Mondays& Wednesdays, 7pm @ WolfvilleRec Centre, Victoria Ave. FREEclasses in March! INFO: 542-4212/ celinegabrielle@yahoo.comYoga Classes w/Heather Pierce:All Levels Restorative & AshtangaVinyasa Yoga. Studio Z. Wednesdaysat 5:30pm, $12 Drop-in. Info:Heatherpierce33@hotmail.comBabcock’s Restaurant andWhitespot Photos Wanted:Author/ Psychologist writingintriguing nonfiction on romanticlove. Seeking photos of Babcock’sRestaurant and Whitespot Restaurant(inside and out). Individualsdepicted deleted if desired. INFO:norman.hadley@ns.sympatico.ca /681-5455.Items for Sale: Jack Lalane PowerJuicer - $50. “Aquatec Elan” tublift w/transfer mat - $550. INFO:Beth: brew.fish@ns.sympatico.ca542-7227Research on Relationships:Couples (dating or married, 18+)needed for two research studies atAcadia University. WIN $1000,and/or receive $20 each in rewards!www.research-on-relationships.comVoice & Piano Lessons: All agesand levels. Private instruction w/SusanDworkin, NSRMTA, N.A.T.S.INFO: 542-0649 /susan_dworkin@hotmail.comTHE VOCAL ZONE: Masterclasses, workshops and privatetuition for singers. INFO:www.thevocalzone.ca Contact:680-6170, info@thevocalzone.caBillets Needed: Slow Food 2010National volunteer leaders aremeeting at Acadia April 28 29 and30 and rooms are needed. Walkingdistance to campus preferred.Contact Michaelmhowellgtc@ns.sympatico.caArbonne Spa Night: Friday, March19th, 7-9pm @ 1 William St,Hantsport. Relaxing and informativespa session, plus opportunityto purchase spa goodies to enjoy athome! INFO: Andreaandrea.j.cann@gmail.comSpanish Lessons: In addition, sheis also offering: guitar and generalmusic lessons. Contact Margarita at698-0540 / margaritacampoamor@yahoo.esEAC - WoodCarving Workshopsw/Dick VanderEyk: No previousexperience required, wood provided.A list of suggested tools will beprovided. Grand Pre HistoricSite. 7 weeks Starting Sat March20th 10am. TIX: $130 INFO/Reg: Cathy 860-3453 / cpoole@ns.sympatico.caLaughology: Featuring stand-upcomic Susan Carter, laughingactivities and the LaughologyDocumentary. Sat April 17th7pm, Al Whittle Theatre. $15 +HST, Available at Box of Delights,Wolfville. Guaranteed evening ofLAUGHTER! Contact: Helen692-8918Auditions - Getting Sara Married:Modern comedy, requiring 3females (mid 20’s, 30’s & 60s) and3 males (mid 30s to 40s). RunningJune 3-July 10th. Auditions: Tues,March 23rd, 7pm, @ CentreStageTheatre, Kentville. INFO: Mindymindyvt@gmail.com.Valley Animal Shelter Needs:Desperately needing plastic pennyrollers, white vinegar & cannedcat food. INFO: 542-3422 (FrontSt.Wolfville) Thank you.Best of Kings Tickets: FridayMarch 5th is the last day to buytickets for the Eastern KingsChamber of Commerce Best ofKings Celebration Event takingplace Wed March 10th. $40Members $45 Non-MembersINFO: Judy, 678-4634 /executivedirector@ekcc.caEAC - Acrylic Painting Worshop:Sat, April 10th, 9:30am-4pm @ Grand Pre Historic Site.Hands on with award-winningpainter Wayne Boucher. No experiencenecessary. TIX: $70 INFO/Reg: Cathy 860-3453 / cpoole@ns.sympatico.caProm Gala & Gown Sale: Sun,March 28th, 2-4:30pm @ NSCCKingstec Campus, Kentville.Many local vendors to suit allyour prom needs, prizes &freebies. Gowns for $300 andless! Proceeds for local volunteersaffiliated with the Global VolunteerNetwork. INFO: Andreaandrea.j.cann@gmail.com2 Bedroom Carriage House forRent: Beautiful rural property inLakeville. Available immediately.INFO: Debbie drozamercier@btopenworld.comMusic Lessons: Matt Kallio isaccepting piano & music theorystudents. All ages & skill levels.INFO: 697-2767, kallio.matt@gmail.comNS Music Wanted:WolfvilleCommunity Radio (www.capcast.net) is looking to build their localmusic library. Please drop off CDsto Library. INFO: Nick wocap@nsar.library.ns.caShoes for Souls: Donate used ornew shoes that you do not wantanymore. These will be donated tothe Halifax homeless & people ofZambia. INFO/Donation: KyleWarkentin 858-2315Contact Wolfville’s Trail Shop at 697-3115 if your non-profit organization could benefit from this banner space.


9 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Colourful Benches Support Causes and Brighten TownWolfville has a park benchthat is pink. It sits inClock Park, at the corner ofMain and Elm Streets. Have younoticed it?Last summer, Wolfville ParksDepartment staff realized that ananniversary was approaching. Theproblem of bullying in schools hadgained considerable media attentionin the fall of 2007. Students atCentral Kings Rural High Schoolwore pink to show they wereunited in declaring that bullyingis unacceptable. With the startof every school year, the issue hasregained attention.David Slabotsky, Parks DepartmentLead, explained that Parks staffwanted to show their support.They painted one bench pinkto strengthen the anti-bullyingmessage. The pink bench stayed atthe Recreation Centre playgroundfor the summer.Last fall, the bench took on anotherpurpose. Pink is also the colour ofthe campaign to increase awarenessof breast cancer and hope to findthe cure. So when the bench had tobe relocated for the winter months,staff put the bench in Clock Park.Just in time for October, which isbreast cancer awareness month.David Slabotsky says the parkbench might be moved elsewherearound town, but nothing definitehas been decided.Parks staff have been creative withother benches. You might noticea bench painted yellow, one isred, another is blue with a brightyellow sun. There’s a bench paintedrainbow colours and one paintedthe colours of the Acadian flag.How many of these colourfulbenches can you find around town?- Jan HermistonLet it Grow – grassThis is the time of the yearthat I can’t help but wonderwhy so many of us worship grass.From under the melting snow,we’re starting to see great patchesof brown dormant grass. We’realso seeing grass killed by road saltand torn up by snow plows. Noneof these sights are pleasing to theeye. Something that is excitingto look at this time of the yearare the tiny green shoots startingto appear at the surface of southfacing garden beds. I would ratherlook at the potential held withinawakening perennials than atsleeping brown grass any day.In North America, we didn’t startgrowing turfgrass around ourhouses until late in the 18 th century.Instead, most folks had food andherb gardens surrounding theirhomes or simply compacted soilor meadow. Today, the growing ofgrass is a giant industry that hashigh financial and environmentalcosts.There are agreat numberof nativegroundcoversthat are moreecologicaland practicalchoices for planting in our yards.In choosing a turfgrass alternative,it’s important to take stock of yourproperty. Look at the type of soil,the light conditions and the usagepatterns in all areas. Also rememberthat planting a monoculture isnever a good idea; planting a varietyof different groundcovers willsupport biodiversity and be morepest and disease resistant.“Her lawn looks like a meadow,and if she mows the placeShe leaves the clover standing,and the Queen Anne’s Lace.”- Edna St. Vincent MillayIf your home sits on sand or otherlow nutrient soil, in full sun,one groundcover to consider isAntennaria neglecta (pussytoes.)This plant has attractive silverishgreen foliage, spreads rapidly andhas a short white flower in June thatmakes a nice cut flower for driedbouquets.There aremany creepingcinquefoils thatmake greatgroundcovers;my favouriteis Potentillatridentata (three-toothed cinquefoil)as it is evergreen and has strongshiny leaves. The small whiteflowers only get from 5 – 30centimeters tall so there’s nevera need to mow. I have walkedrepeatedly on this plant (flowersand all) and it never looks worse forwear. In the wild, this cinquefoilgrows in exposed locations near thecoast so it is salt tolerant making ita great one to plant near drivewaysand walkways.For areas that are shaded, Cornuscanadensis (bunchberry) is a goodchoice. This woodland plant hasbeautiful flowers, fruit and foliageand never gets any taller than 20cm.The foliage turns a beautiful redcolour in the fall. In its naturalhabitat on the forest floor, it growsin mats, often beneath evergreens.More and more nurseries areselling native groundcover plantsand seeds. Do some research whilethe earth is still frozen this winterand start replacing your grassone section at a time starting thisspring.For more information read:How to Get Your Lawn off Grass- A North American Guide toTurning Off the Water Tap andGoing Native by Carole RubinISBN 155017259X~Melanie Priesnitz


11 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Who’s Who? Lila hope-simpsonLila Hope-Simpson startedthe Home and Heart ChildDevelopment Centre in 1995. Herinvolvement in the community hasgiven her the privilege of watchingher small students grow up. Shesays it’s like seeing the whole“Circle of Life” when you teachthe children of former pupils. It’salways hard for her when it’s timefor them to move on to elementaryschool. “You really grow to lovethose kids,” she says.When I asked her what sheloved about her job she was quickto respond, “I have a job where Iget up in the morning and go play!”She has worked with the3-5 age group for so longshe can really relate tothem. “It’s like the storyof Peter Pan,” she says,“the kids never grow up.”Lila was the recipientof the Prime MinistersAward for Excellencein Early ChildhoodEducation in 2004.She also developeda certificate coursefor home child careproviders. She haswritten several resourcesfor parents and is alsoa published children’sauthor. Her book,“Fiddles and Spoons” isa must-read. She alsowrites a Positive Parenting columnfor The Advertiser.Lila has had a volunteer withher from day one. Pam Herbinis a local woman who has alwaysbeen an important part of thenursery school. She is well lovedby the children and she returnsthe feeling whole-heartedly. Lilahas had a number of volunteersover the years. Another volunteer,Laurie-Anne, was with her for twoyears and both she and the childrenbenefited from her involvement.Lila says the school’s philosophythat “Nobody gets left out and thereis always a place for you”, extendsto volunteers as well. She now alsohas an assistant with her full-time.Lisa Kelly has been sharing theresponsibilities and Lila says she is“invaluable.”My daughter has been inLila’s care twice a week for almosttwo years now. I am so happyknowing that she is getting the bestpossible early childhood educationin such a caring atmosphere. Shehas a maximum of 12 childrenin her class and each one gets atremendous amount of one onone learning as well as groupactivity. As a parent I often lookto Lila for advice and am alwaysgrateful for the help she gives. www.homeandheart.org~Laura Walsheditor’s updateFirst, I hugged Ren. Then Ihigh-fived Jay the bartenderand the numerous other ecstaticfans on my way outside. Withthree mighty whoops at the topof my lungs, I let Main Streetknow that Sidney had just madehistory. What a moment! If onlythere were a video to capture theimpromptu street hockey game thathappened shortly thereafter. If 80%of Canada really caught at leastsome of the Gold Medal match,those honking cars would definitelybe included. That night the entirecountry was brought together atan unprecedented level. Here’s to alifetime of where-were-yous?!Also, congratulations to RyanIsnor and Budoor Al-Khaja forfinishing 1st and 2nd in TheClaygound Studio’s ColouringContest. Because their effortsreceived the most votes, they willbe awarded creative prizes. Specialthanks to everyone who enteredand to Margaret for suggestingthis idea in the first place.This paper welcomes more contestsand readership participation.If you have fun and interestingideas, we’re all ears. If you want towrite articles, we encourage it. Ifyou want to find us Arts funding,knock yourself out! Until nexttime.~Jeremy Novak


12 The GrapevineMar 4 - 18, 2010Scotian HikerThere’s no place likehome to roam.triviawww.scotianhiker.com1 What was the nickname of thelegendary schooner Bluenose?2 What major historical eventfigures prominently in the bookBarometer Rising, by HughMacLennan?3 Who was the first female mayorin the Maritimes? When and wherewas she elected?4 What is ‘Lunenburg champagne’?5 What well-known inventor livedand is now buried at Beinn Bhreagh,in Cape Breton?Flip for Answers:1. Old Stormalong; 2. The HalifaxExplosion; 3. Gladys Porter, 1946,Kentville NS; 4. Rum; 5. AlexanderGraham BellThe Grapevine is brought to youby Jeremy Novak & Jocelyn Hatt& printed at the Acadia Print Shop585-1129Contact us:grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com(902) 692-8546Want the GV mailed to you?Inquire for costs.Also available online:www.grapevine.wolfville.org{David Gallantserendipity & a random act of kindnessIt was another work day,another bus ride home.I noticed a daily newspaperon one of the empty seats. So Iasked the passenger sitting besidethe newspaper if she would mindif I read it. She answered, “Not atall. Help yourself.”The very next morning, I took theusual bus to work. I was a bit tiredand began dozing off. The womanwho had kindly invited me to takeWhere to find The Grapevinethe newspaper the previous eveninghad also boarded the bus and hadrecognized me. She tapped megently on the shoulder and with asmile she offered me the morningpaper.Serendipity and gratitude - whata wonderful way to start the day.~AnonymousDeadline for March 18th Issue, March 16th95% of all businesses in Wolfville, Grand Pré , Gaspereau &Port Williams receive at least 1 hand-delivered copy. Additionalpapers can be found at these fine locations:In Wolfville:The Post Office, EOS, Pita House, Muddy’sConvenience, Cinematopia, the public Library, Just Us! Cafe,Wolfville Farmers’ Market, T.A.N., What’s the Buzz?Greater Wolfville Area: Grand Pre - Convenience Store,Just Us! Coffee Roasters. Gaspereau - Valley Fibres, Shell Station,Wharf General Store, Tin Pan Bistro. Canning - Art Can, Al’sFireside Cafe, Aspinall Studios.Windsor - Moe’s Place Music, Peg& Wire Cafe, Lucky Pizza. Hantsport - R & G’s Family Restaurant,Ship’s LandingEagle - Sheffield Mills; Hawk - Canning. Photos by Terry Hatt{Tide Predictions atCape BlomidonSource: Canadian Fisheries & Oceanswww.waterlevels.gc.caMar040506070809101112131415161718High3:18pm*4:08pm5:00pm5:57pm6:58pm7:25am8:27am**9:25am10:17am11:02am11:43am12:21pm12:57pm1:33pm2:11pmLow9:02am9:51am10:42am11:38am12:38pm1:42pm2:45pm3:41pm4:30pm5:13pm5:51pm6:26pm6:44am7:20am7:58am* Highest High–42.7 feet** Lowest High – 35.4 feet