The week in photos

Here’s some of what our cameras caught around Town between July 7 and July 13.

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Along came a spider

A Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica) sits waiting in its web on a Morinville porch.
– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Urban planting
Incredible Edibles is a project that incorporates edible plants into public landscaping. The planting bed at the east entrance to Morinville includes chamomile, zucchini, Nasturtium (edible flowers), turnips, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, celery, spinach, Swiss chard, carrots and coriander. This is one of four main locations for the project. Other locations include Public Works, the flower bed behind the Town Office, and beside the Fish and Game Clubhouse. There are fruit trees at Fish and Game, outside the gazebo opposite the Bob Foster Extreme Sports Park, Saskatoons at the trail entrance to South Glens and cherries and plums on the grass triangle beside the trail and Storm water lift station. Additionally, there are concrete planters that have herbs in them on 100 Avenue.
– Lucie Roy Photo

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Jazz hands
Children’s performer Mary Lambert was the first of two performers to entertain at the Morinville Community Library’s Summer Reading Program this summer break. Lambert’s show took place in the library’s program room July 9. The popular children’s performer’s show included songs and plenty of audience participation. The library will host children’s performers Peter and Mary Aug. 6 at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for those not registered with the Summer Reading Program.

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Not many slogans have been used on Alberta plates. The vehicle registration plate from 1928 on the 1928 Model A Ford at the Musee Morinville Museum has no slogan. The first slogan on an Alberta licence plate was Drive Safely on the 1940 plate, replaced two years later with simply Canada. That was subsequently removed. In Canada’s Centennial year plates carried the words 1867-1967 along with a stylized maple leaf. The slogan Wild Rose Country first appeared in the 1973-74 series of reflective plates on top of the plate. Passenger plates were blue. From 1977-1980 the plates were black on yellow. The slogan moved tot he bottom of the plate in 1983-84. In 1988 a souvenir plate for the XV Winter Olympic Games in Calgary was also issued.
– Lucie Roy Photo

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Let’s play ball
Above: A member of the Longriders is safe at home base during a game against the Phantoms July 7. Below: Phantom member Selena Turner at bat. There are 32 teams in the League this year, playing ball in four Divisions from May to August. Playoffs will be held Aug. 16-17, and the Annual Redeye Tournament is to be held Aug, 22-24.
– Lucie Roy Photo
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Owen Lefebvre enjoys the good weather and good equipment at the Rotary Spray Park playground. He was one of more than 40 out to the park for the afternoon.

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Nate Chauvet and Owen Lefebvre were being bubble attacked by Koah Crichton at the Rotary Spray Park July 9.

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Conceta Inconditi paints a bear and sofa at the Adult Day Program July 9. The program takes place Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Morinville. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Laura Kieser was one of several people enjoying a game of bean bag toss at Heritage LodgeThursday afternoon. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Members of the It’s Going to Be A Splash Summer Camp played a game of cat and mouse inside the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Thursday afternoon after the outdoor slip and slide activity was cancelled due to the weather. – Lucie Roy Photo

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