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Rural bookstore a dreamery come true for Sheree Fitch

Rural bookstore a dreamery come true for Sheree Fitch

The tranquil countryside of River John, Pictou County, serves as the setting for a new bookstore that the author and her husband plan to open in July. Photos by INGRID BULMER
PET CORNER: Kitten season keeps rescuers busy

PET CORNER: Kitten season keeps rescuers busy

'Tis the season. Anyone in the world of cat rescue knows exactly what I'm referring to. It's a season they steel themselves for every year as it puts a strain on finances and uses up a good amount of human and other kinds of resources.
Growing Food With Greg: The curious case of ornamental gardening

Growing Food With Greg: The curious case of ornamental gardening

There is something about a well-designed garden space that is pleasing to the human eye. Perhaps it is the combination of nature, geometry, and artistic expression that draws us in. Or perhaps this is a manifestation of some other more basic desire to engage in this most primordial of activities: to capture the very essence of creation itself in our hands, combine that energy with an idea, and to see that idea realized in a physical form.
WIDESCREEN: Theatres don't have all the hot new releases

WIDESCREEN: Theatres don't have all the hot new releases

Netflix is streaming War Machine, the latest project from Brad Pitt.
East Meets West in Opera Nova Scotia’s telling of an ancient Indian story

East Meets West in Opera Nova Scotia’s telling of an ancient Indian story

Opera Nova Scotia makes Atlantic Canadian opera history in Devotion and Truth: Two Chamber Operas on a Hindu Legend, with the 1921 Gustav Holst interpretation side by side with a new Indian-Canadian composition by Nova Scotia-born tabla player Vineet Vyas and his wife, dancer-singer-composer Bageshree Vaze on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Dunn Theatre.
War veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe completes Uncommon Common Art piece

War veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe completes Uncommon Common Art piece

Wiebe and supporters completed a 14-kilometre march, then used 550 sandbags, including some concrete sandbag sculptures, to build her work at the Acadia war memorial.
Public Gardens venue of outdoor films this summer

Public Gardens venue of outdoor films this summer

This year, the Atlantic Film Festival Outdoor Film Experience features screenings in the Halifax Public Gardens, at the Tall Ships Quay on the Halifax waterfront and in Dartmouth, as it celebrates the gardens' 150th anniversary, Canada's 150th anniversary and Telefilm Canada's 50th anniversary.
Crocker’s Bibelot creates music that thinks outside of the box for OBEY Convention

Crocker’s Bibelot creates music that thinks outside of the box for OBEY Convention

Anna Leonowens Gallery hosts unique aural experience as part of this week's celebration of exploratory sounds
War veteran invites all to march with her Thursday for public art piece

War veteran invites all to march with her Thursday for public art piece

Artist and war veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe invites people to join her on a march starting at 9:50 a.m. Thursday from Camp Aldershot to the Acadia war memorial in Wolfville where she will build a trench wall out of more than 500 sandbags as part of her public art piece for the 2017 Uncommon Common Art exhibit.
ART entertaining story about male friendship

ART entertaining story about male friendship

Yasmina Reza's popular play about three men, a painting and a friendship on the rocks is at the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Stage in a highly entertaining production to June 4. It is the final studio series show this season.