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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… […]

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Graffiti to kick off summer of youth activities

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Handing someone a can of spray paint and telling them to put their mark on public property may seem like an odd project to roll under the Town of Morinville’s umbrella, but that is precisely what will take place Wednesday afternoon.

Titled Graffiti in the Park, the afternoon program is a chance for youth to put their mark… […]

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A summery Christmas lies ahead

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding their annual big Christmas event July 13 to 15 and have invited Mr… […]

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Vignettes tell a bit of Morinville’s history

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Seven recently unveiled paintings in St. Jean Baptiste Park continue a longstanding tradition in the park – telling the community’s history where it all began. The paintings, called vignettes, were unveiled June 23 during St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012, but the work of researching and preparing them began last fall… […]

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Artist’s work spreading around town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Depending on the style used some artist’s work can be said to be a little off the wall. For St. Albert artist Robert Murray the opposite is true. His work is very much on the wall. The muralist completed his latest work of art in Morinville last week, an inspirational and peaceful scenery on the side of the Entheos Wellness Centre / Flower Stop building on 100 Avenue and 104 Street… […]

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St. Jean Baptiste Festival ready to rock the weekend

By The Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It’s another weekend of something for everyone this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The third annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival kicks off Friday afternoon in and around the Ray McDonald Sports Centre (arena). Organizers of this year’s volunteer-run community festival are pretty confident this will be the best one yet… […]

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Festival attendees in for royal treat

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It’s a triple theatrical treat this weekend during St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012. The Caviar Players will put on three performances of A Health Unto Her Majesty, a commissioned play written by David Haas and directed by Claudette deBruijn, both of whom have been involved with the local theatrical group for several years… […]

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What’s on this weekend

Music the weekend through

The Smith Music concert series has become a Father’s Day weekend tradition in Morinville, providing music students at all levels with an opportunity to share what they have learned and the music school and its students with an opportunity to help the Morinville Food Bank Society. Simultaneously filling the soul with the sound of music and filling some bellies with food is a combination that will occur during six concerts set to take place June 15 to 17 at… […]

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They’re Wilde about Oscar

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Morinville Community High School students and their families were treated to a little late Victorian-era farce Thursday night. Dispensing with the one act plays traditionally put on in the spring, the school put on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial comedy for Serious People.

The three-act play was directed by Brennan Fitzgerald, Katrina Thrussell and Jennifer Lesiuk… […]

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Musical looks at life from the park bench

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The basement of the West Country Hearth in Villeneuve is sparse save for the steel pillars that support the ground level and a park bench that sits in the middle of the floor. The former are an integral part of what keeps the building aloft; the latter is a vehicle through which a series of stories on the human condition are driven forward week after week in music and song.

Since January, the cast of The Park Bench have been rehearsing in the basement of the Sturgeon County seniors’ … […]