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Pirates opens to full house [PHOTOS]

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Morinville – The Union Jack and Jolly roger got equal billing Tuesday night, but both were upstaged by a cast of roughly 30 MCHS students who brought Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta Pirates of Penzance to the stage for the first of four nights of performances… […]

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Around the towns – weekend edition

Reading Time: 1 minuteFirst Choice Tree Nursery held their annual A Very Cherdarchuk Christmas over the weekend. Three-year-old Brianna Logan (left and her sister Madison, 8, enjoyed taking a look at some of the ice sculptures, including the Cherdarchuk Express… […]

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Bestselling mystery author coming to Morinville

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – You may not know the names Randy Craig or Janice MacDonald, but as of Nov. 27 the latter’s book about the former was ranked seventh on the Edmonton Journal’s top ten list of bestsellers. There wedged between Christopher Paolini’s fourth book in the Inheritance series and Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending is Janice MacDonald’s Hang Down Your Head, the latest in her Edmonton-based mystery series… […]

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Here comes Feliz Navidogma – Christmas open mic night

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It’ll be a festive Friday night at Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Dec. 9. That’s the night the coffee house’s monthly Hot Dogma open mic night gets in tune with the season for a Christmas-themed evening of community entertainment that can only be called Feliz Navidogma… […]

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Pirates take to the MCHS stage next week

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – High school thespians will take to the stage next week for what may be Morinville Community High School’s most ambitious production yet. This year’s student play is Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic Pirates of Penzance, an operetta that has been performed continuously since it emerged on the stages of England in 1879.
MCHS teacher Vanessa King said the play is a big show and a theatrical classic. “It was a hit back then immediately, and it’s just as big now, although for some reason most people haven’t heard of it, she said… […]

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Donation of quilts to help victims with healing

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Fourteen quilts passed hands Sunday afternoon from local quilters to Sturgeon Victim Services who will use the colourful craftwork to help the healing begin. Loose Threads Quilting Club member Shelley Faganello said the group wanted Victim Services to be the first recipient of the quilt donation to let victims of crime and tragedy know that local quilters and the community cares about them and that they are not alone… […]

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Career week poster contest offers youth an opportunity to win

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Local students have an opportunity to show their creative talents while promoting Canada Career Week and earning a chance at some prizes. Career Employment and Counselling Services (CECS) are sponsoring the contest; open to Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Legal students from Grades 6 to 12. Entry deadline is Dec. 8… […]

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Library to host handmade craft show this weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – This weekend’s Light up the Night Christmas Festival will have an old fashioned flavour to it. But carols in the park are just part of that feeling. The Morinville Public Library will be taking over the Morinville Community High School gymnasium to host their annual Christmas Craft Sale, this year exclusive to vendors who sell handmade products… […]

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Fantasy and science fiction author visits Morinville

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Morinville – Award winning fantasy and science fiction author Jo Walton was in Morinville Thursday night for the third instalment of the Morinville Public Library’s author talks. The Montreal-based author has racked up an impressive list of awards for her writing. Nine years ago Walton received the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer and followed that with the World Fantasy award two years later for the novel Tooth and Claw[…]

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Award winning fantasy and sci fi author coming to Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Robert Jump

Morinville – The third instalment of the Morinville Public Library’s Centennial Author Series takes place Thursday night at the Community Cultural Centre with an appearance and reading from award-winning fantasy and science fiction author Jo Walton. The Welsh-Canadian author of nine novels is the highest profile author to make an appearance in Morinville since the series began this past summer… […]

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Students learn to make perogies

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Morinville – With rolling pins at the ready the mission was to learn to make cheese and potato perogies. Taste of the Ukraine was alive and well at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Nov.5 as instructor Marie Hurtubise got the one-day registrants together to learn how to make perogies. The class is back by popular demand. Last year she had 22 people in the class… […]