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The week in photos so far

It’s magic
Magician Brian Lehr returned to Morinville Wednesday afternoon for another well-received performance. About 50 children and their parents came out for the show, the final performance in this year’s Summer Reading Program… […]

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Blue Suede Music Festival includes local talent

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Seventeen Elvis tribute artists (ETA) are set to gather at the Busby Sports Grounds later this month for the fourth annual Blue Suede Music Festival, an event that began on an acreage four years ago to provide a local performer an audience to hone his skills on.

“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” said festival organizer Trudy Taphorn. “It’s kind of gone viral. We had to move it off our acreage because it got too big. There were 530 people there last year that signed the guest book.”,,, […]

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Popular magician coming to Morinville next week

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A popular children’s performer will be appearing at the Morinville Community Library next week. Although many performers have appeared at the library over the years, this act could appear quite literally. Magician Brian Lehr is set to perform another interactive magic show Aug. 15. The 2 p.m. show is part of the Morinville Community Library’s Summer Reading Program…. […]

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Local woman finds creative outlet with beads

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Whether it is paint, charcoal or some other medium, the artist loads their palate with a myriad of colours, hues and shades that will allow them to capture what their mind envisions. There is no paint on Morinville resident Denise Cullen’s palate. Her palate is comprised of trays and trays of beads… […]

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Farmers’ Market takes it to the streets

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Friday’s Farmers’ Market offered something a little extra besides the crafts and produce regularly found in the Parish Hall parking lot each week. A carnival atmosphere descended on the market, complete with inflatable children’s amusements, a fundraising dunk tank, and a collection of street performers to entertain the crowds… […]

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Morinville gardeners bloom in best garden competition

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It was two green thumbs up for local gardeners Thursday morning as judges made the rounds of front and back yards looking for this year’s winners of the Morinville Best Gardens Competition.

As in previous years, residents were asked to nominate themselves and their neighbours in four categories of competition: Overall front to back appeal, container gardens, perennial gardens and outdoor living space… […]

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Library in full swing ahead of grand reopening

By Robert Jump

Morinville – Seven-foot tall blue curtains separate library patrons from the expanded floor space that is to be the Morinville Community Library, a temporary barrier erected while library staff, board members and volunteers put the finishing touches on a facility those involved believe will truly make the community proud… […]

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Fête au Village reaches milestone this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – When the gates of Citadel Park open Friday night, they open for a community festival celebrating a half century of existence. Fête au Village turned 50 this year and organizers were eager to make this year’s festival worthy of the occasion.

“They’ve tried to expand Fête au Village in itself to have more events and more exciting events,’ said festival vice chair Robyn Witter, adding a number of key events… […]

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Street Performers Festival to mark Farmers’ Market anniversary

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Music, magic and dance will surround the Morinville Farmers’ Market July 27, all part of a special day in recognition of the popular product and produce market’s 10th anniversary in Morinville. The festival will combine the talents of amateur and professional performers from region in a one-day entertainment showcase that has organizers eager to open the gates on the event… […]