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Country singer Brett Kissel coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It has been 18 years since country singer Brett Kissel got his first guitar, 11 since he cut his first album and began playing country fairs and rodeos with some regularity. That 11-year-old musician / entrepreneur is now a 22-year-old seasoned performer with more than a decade of experience under his leather boots. Kissel will open Morinville’s Light up the Night Festival this weekend with a show at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Nov. 23 at 8 p.m… […]

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Edgore to rock local coffee shop this week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The pedal will hit the metal Friday night when local band Edgore takes over Higher Grounds Espresso Bar on 100 Avenue. The three-piece rock group recently played an energetic set at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre during Alberta Culture Days and are looking forward to playing another high-energy gig in town…. […]

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BeatleManiacs bring Beatlemania to town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night’s BeatleManiacs show knocked one out of the park for the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. After several excellent concerts with minimal attendance, BeatleManiacs hit the right nostalgic note, one that resonated with more than 200 ticket holders coming out to see the next closest thing to the Fab Four… […]

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Weekend in photos

Making a Splash
Children’s performers Splash ‘N Boots performed at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Friday evening. The Servus Credit Union-sponsored show drew an audience of about 80 children and their parents. – Stephen Dafoe Photo […]

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Beatlemaniacs coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A dead ringer for Ringo will take to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre stage Friday night along with three other musical actors playing the roles of the rest of the Fab Four. Beatlemaniacs is the second show in this year’s cultural centre concert series. The show takes place Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.

Cultural Centre Manager Laurie Stalker is excited to have the act on her stage…. […]

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Musician looking to make festival magic in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – If Paul Smith has his way Morinville could develop a solid reputation as the go-to place for community festivals. Smith, who was festival chair of last year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival, told Morinville Town Council his festival society has plans for another two festivals to bookend the annual summer event. But he wants $100,000 of next year’s budget money to make it happen… […]

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Popular children’s performers coming to town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre will be filled with song and primary colours later this month when popular children’s performers Splash ‘N Boots take to the stage in their trademark yellow and blue `trimmings. The concert takes place Oct. 19 at 7 p.m… […]

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Quilters are scrap happy

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – With more than 100 years of quilting experience between the seven members of the Scrap Happy Quilters at their disposal, the group have used their skills to create another 19 quilts for donation. Seventeen of the quilts measure 60 inches by 70 inches; the remaining three are baby quilts. The 19 quilts, which took the… […]

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Morinville in danger of losing iconic image

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One doesn’t have to drive too far into town to catch a glimpse of the steeple rising above St. Jean Baptiste Church in downtown Morinville. But residents and visitors could soon be deprived of that iconic view if significant funds are not raised to save it. The historic steeple is in need of approximately $500,000 in restoration work to save it from loss to water rot.

“There is significant damage by water inside the steeple as well as other parts of the church, mainly the north roof,” said Father Ignacy… […]

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Morinville woman publishes first children’s book

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local woman has taken stories she once told her children and turned them into an illustrated children’s book for others to enjoy. Liz von Kanel, a resident of Morinville, has recently published A Search for Cuddles and Jonathan’s Dream, two stories compiled into her first book…. […]