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Uncommon Common Art an outdoor trek full of adventure

Uncommon Common Art an outdoor trek full of adventure

Uncommon Common Art, in its 10th-anniversary edition, offers lots of adventure and exciting, thought-provoking art with 20 outdoor installations from Grand Pre to Aylesford until mid-October.
Carol Bruneau writes about Nova Scotians now  in new short-story collection

Carol Bruneau writes about Nova Scotians now in new short-story collection

The Halifax author's new book of short stories, A Bird on Every Tree (Nimbus Vagrant Press), is being released mid-September and is an exploration of the lives of contemporary Nova Scotians who are travelling physically and psychologically in the 21st century.
REVIEW: Perfect dough and chicken parm at Rinaldo’s

REVIEW: Perfect dough and chicken parm at Rinaldo’s

The Rinaldo brothers are passionate about offering their guests traditional Italian dishes and our meal surpassed expectations.
Growing Food With Greg: All about fall crops

Growing Food With Greg: All about fall crops

Fall crops are a great way to get a little more out of your garden each year. If you've never tried planting them before, it's time to get them in the ground! While there are many approaches to getting them started, I like doing it the easy way!
Halifax-to-Portland flight a great option for U.S. travel

Halifax-to-Portland flight a great option for U.S. travel

If the Portland, Maine-based airline — founded in 2006 — continues to impress, writer Cathy Donaldson might check out some of its other routes.
PET CORNER: Halifax is not a proactive city when it comes to integrating pets into society

PET CORNER: Halifax is not a proactive city when it comes to integrating pets into society

Why did Halifax Regional Municipality councillors even debate a proposal to allow dogs on the Metro Transit ferries that cross the harbour? Of course it was never going to happen.
GLASS ACT: Atlantic Canada's top sommelier to compete at nationals

GLASS ACT: Atlantic Canada's top sommelier to compete at nationals

Lesley Quinn is a sommelier. She tastes, evaluates, researches, promotes and sells wine for a living. For fun, she competes in the extreme sport version of wine stewardship.
WIDESCREEN: Fake news can’t afford to take the summer off

WIDESCREEN: Fake news can’t afford to take the summer off

Saturday Night Live is spinning off Weekend Update for a limited run before Labour Day.
Award-winning pianist Anastasia Rizikov returns to Nova Scotia

Award-winning pianist Anastasia Rizikov returns to Nova Scotia

Eighteen-year-old Canadian piano virtuoso Anastasia Rizikov, who has given over 30 orchestral concerts around the world, performs Aug. 11 in Mahone Bay as part of the Music at the Three Churches series.
Art meets bugs in magical, mysterious Annapolis Royal exhibit

Art meets bugs in magical, mysterious Annapolis Royal exhibit

Canadian artist Jennifer Angus creates a world-of-wonders walking tour and five-part art installation called Lookabout for ARTsPLACE in Annapolis Royal. People pick up passports at ARTsPLACE and then take a journey into a fictional Victorian-era story about young women who believed in fairies and collected bugs, and one day, in 1867, vanished as they were out collecting.