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What you missed this week in Kings County - July 14-20

This Phil Vogler photo capturing the picturesque view of the Annapolis Valley from the Avonport Mountain area of Highway 101 minutes before sunset hit home for a lot of social media users after it was posted on the Kings County Advertiser and Register Facebook page Feb. 28.
The picturesque view of the Annapolis Valley from the Avonport Mountain area of Highway 101 minutes before sunset hit. - Phil Vogler

A recap of some of our top news, community, sports and arts stories of the week.

2019 Federal Election: Martha MacQuarrie running for Conservatives in Kings-Hants

Martha MacQuarrie has been announced as the Conservative Party of Canada’s Kings-Hants candidate for the 2019 federal election.
Martha MacQuarrie has been announced as the Conservative Party of Canada’s Kings-Hants candidate for the 2019 federal election.

 

Card-carrying Conservative Martha MacQuarrie is ready to step out from behind the scenes. The Kentville resident was recently announced as the Conservative Party of Canada’s Kings-Hants candidate for the 2019 federal election. READ MORE HERE.

Kings and Hants court report for July 19

Check out the latest court report. READ MORE HERE.

Meth, ecstasy seized by police

Two men are facing trafficking charges after an RCMP traffic stop. READ MORE HERE.

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Same sex marriage makes unique statement opening Wolfville’s Pride week

There was a hardly dry eye in the chapel where Mike Butler and Ian Brunton exchanged wedding vows and were pronounced husbands. Their July 14 wedding coincided coincidentally with Wolfville’s kickoff of Pride. (Claire Coville, Two Crows Joy Photography)
There was a hardly dry eye in the chapel where Mike Butler and Ian Brunton exchanged wedding vows and were pronounced husbands. Their July 14 wedding coincided coincidentally with Wolfville’s kickoff of Pride. (Claire Coville, Two Crows Joy Photography)

 

When Mike Butler tied the knot July 14 with his longtime love Ian Brunton, he was thrilled to realize the date they’d chosen coincidentally coincided with Pride Day. READ MORE HERE.

See more related stories in our Pride package:

Why one woman spoke out on why Pride matters to her

Wolfville proud to host Pride event

Kentville man competing in international Axe-throwing event

HaliMac Axe Throwing Lounge employee Steve Rex will be representing Kentville at the World Axe Throwing League’s upcoming US Open competition in Chicago this August.
HaliMac Axe Throwing Lounge employee Steve Rex will be representing Kentville at the World Axe Throwing League’s upcoming US Open competition in Chicago this August.

 

Steve Rex’s love of axe throwing is taking him places. The Kentville resident has signed on for the World Axe Throwing League’s upcoming US Open competition that will held in Chicago this August. READ MORE HERE.

Making beautiful art: Chalk Art festival comes to Kentville

Annapolis Valley native and art hobbyist Meghan Cohoon tries her hand at chalk art in her first year attending the festival. She drew one of her interpretations of the world.
Annapolis Valley native and art hobbyist Meghan Cohoon tries her hand at chalk art in her first year attending the festival. She drew one of her interpretations of the world.

 

Creativity flourished in Kentville on July 14 as chalk artists and chalk lovers took over Webster Street and created a community canvas for the second annual Kentville Chalk Art Festival. READ MORE HERE.

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Storm signs three-point sniper Kyle Arsenault

<p>Kyle Arseneault in action against St. F.X. during the 2014-2015 season
<p>Kyle Arseneault in action against St. F.X. during the 2014-2015 season

 

Storm head coach Tim Kendrick said he’s pleased to get second-year sniper Kyle Aresnault from the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans, which didn’t re-sign the former Acadia Axeman. READ MORE HERE.

Senior Wildcats split double-header, positive for future games

The Kentville Wildcats hosted the Truro Bearcats July 15 at Memorial Park, splitting the afternoon double header. - Chris Saulnier
The Kentville Wildcats hosted the Truro Bearcats July 15 at Memorial Park, splitting the afternoon double header. - Chris Saulnier

 

The Kentville Wildcats split a double header when the team hosted the Truro Bearcats at Memorial Park on July 15, winning the first game 10-5 and losing the second 4-1 – and the team has another head coach behind the bench for the second time this year, although this one is familiar to baseball fans. READ MORE HERE.

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Art that moves: Canning artist uses silk, clothing for pieces

Canning silk artist Holly Carr stands with a silk panel hanging behind her and a rack of clothing – including a wrap she’s wearing – printed with her painted designs.
Canning silk artist Holly Carr stands with a silk panel hanging behind her and a rack of clothing – including a wrap she’s wearing – printed with her painted designs.

 

Holly Carr was once worried painting happy, joyful images on swaths of silk wasn’t cool enough to be considered art. Trusting her gut, she forged ahead, brush in hand, creating a bold world of strong statements and designs on panels and clothes. It’s now been more than two decades since, and Carr has found a way to make art a full-time gig. READ MORE HERE.

Netflix: What’s new July 20 – and what’s worth it

Check out the latest reviews from columnist Jordan Parker from the latest additions to the Netflix offerings. READ MORE HERE.

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