How Home Hardware saved Valentine’s Day
Staff at Home Hardware saved Valentine’s Day in Middleton this year.
At least they helped make sure bouquets could be made and delivered from Valley Rose flower shop on Commercial Street.
The flower shop’s Sabrina Tapp faced a mountain of snow when she arrived at work the morning of Feb. 14, one of the busiest days of the year for a florist. But some neighbours soon came to the rescue from Home Hardware from across the street.
Anne Callanan, Joan Penny, and Emily Shorey brought shovels from the hardware store and helped clear an eight-foot path through the four-foot-deep snow to the flower shop’s door.
Not only that, the Home Hardware staff dug out some spray chalk and painted open signs, hearts, and flowers in the snow banks so people would know Middleton stores were open for business after the Feb. 13 blizzard that dumped tons of snow on the town.
Customers driving by couldn’t tell if businesses were open because of the mountains of snow between the sidewalk and the street.
“I thought the idea of the snow signs was genius,” said Jonathan Archibald at Blue Griffin Books, two shops down from Valley Rose. “I never would have thought of that. It’s a great way to let people driving by know we’re open. I need to buy a box
Legally Blonde the Musical
Running from Feb. 22 through Feb. 26, there’s going to be musical theatre at West Kings High School.
The Evergreen Theatre and the Evergreen Youth Players are presenting Legally Blonde the Musical in Auburn.
General admission is $13 for adults and $10 for students. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are encouraged by calling or text at 902-8049997 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Cities to release album in Wolfville
The trio called Port Cities will offer an album release concert on March 2. The music will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon, and Dylan Guthro, began writing together in 2011 on Cape Breton Island.
They formed a strong musical connection as each of them were releasing awardwinning albums and touring with their solo careers, but soon their creative success started to demand more ongoing collaboration.
The band will introduce their fans to music from their debut album, which will be available for download and CDS at the show.
The concert is presented by the Deep Roots Music Cooperative at the Al Whittle Theatre.
Regular tickets are $20 and students are $15 plus fees and HST at Ticketpro.ca and Ticketpro locations throughout Nova Scotia. of that snow chalk stuff.”
Linda Macneil at Cinnamon Creek thought the open signs sprayed on the snow banks was a great idea – and people were stopping and taking pictures of the signs.
Besides helping shovel the path to the flower shop, one Home Hardware employee went inside and helped staff with their Valentine’s Day flower orders as well, Tapp said.
“Snow’s not keeping us down,” Tapp said.
Callanan and Penny went up and down Commercial Street with the spray chalk to make sure the snow banks were adequately decorated.
“Seeing the Home Hardware red shirts running around helping shovel out fellow businesses and painting the snow signs reminded me of watching a Blue Jays game and the Home Hardware cleanup crews that clean the bases in the fifth inning,” Archibald said.
Even town hall posted pictures of the signs on its Facebook page.
Home Hardware used an environmentally friendly spray chalk call Blizz Art.
Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan on screen
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw will be on stage via film on March 3 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
The screening of the live work of theatre will run from 7-9:45 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.
Tickets at $20 are only available at the door.
Call all women for art day
On March 5, there will be a special community art day at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts entitled A Woman’s Work is Never Done.
There will be an exploration of the art of women in the early years of the last century – both professional artists and those who perfected traditional forms, including food. Make art inspired by our grandmothers, and have a late lunch and afternoon tea at Ross Creek, with cucumber sandwiches, soups and cakes. Admission is by donation.
Sabrina Tapp of Valley Rose flower shop faced a mountain of snow when she arrived at work Feb. 14, one of the busiest days of the year for a florist. Neighbours soon came to the rescue from Home Hardware across the street. Anne Callanan, Joan Penny and Emily Shorey brought shovels from the hardware store and helped clear an eightfoot path through the four-foot-deep snow to the flower shop’s door.