Local News

Friends of the Library looking for more friends

Public computers, photocopiers, movie licenses, and coffee supplies are just a few of the things the Friends of the Morinville Public Library have been able to gift the library through fundraising.

The non-profit Society recently held their annual general meeting, appointing an executive and brainstorming to see how the group can best support the library’s needs. […]

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Arts & Culture

Library secures laptops to fill computer education gap

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Morinville – The Morinville Community Library announced Thursday it has purchased a quantity of laptops formerly used by Career Employment Counselling Services Centre (CECS), which closed in December 2013 due to government cutbacks. The $6,000 purchase was a three-way partnership between the Morinville Community Library, the Friends of the Library Society, and Stephen Dafoe, owner of the Morinville News. Each partner contributed $2,000 to the purchase. The laptops will be used in computer education courses, soon to be offered by the library as part of their effort to compensate for the CECS closure… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Farmers’ Market changes hands to grow with community

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Morinville – When tables at the Morinville Farmers’ Market get loaded with locally produced produce and products this summer it will be a different group managing the operation behind the scenes. The Friends of the Morinville Public Library voted Mar. 7 in favour of handing the weekly market over to the Morinville Festival Society to allow the market to continue the growth it has experienced over the past few years… […]

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Arts & Culture

Friends of the library looking for a few friends

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – If you sit down at the public computers in the Morinville Community Library, attend one of the library’s family movie nights or borrow an e-reader to read the latest best seller, you will be enjoying amenities provided by an all-volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to help the library acquire the things it needs.

The Friends of the Morinville Public Library have been in existence in the community since the 1960s, raising funds for the library… […]

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Arts & Culture

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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Local News

Around the town – midweek edition

Morinville resident Roxanne Piper (left), grand prize winner of Health Check’s Back to School Eat Well & Win contest, receives her prize package from Heart & Stroke Foundation Area Manager Barb Noble (right). The prize included $1,000… […]

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Arts & Culture

Historical play brings Morinville’s story to the stage

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One hundred years of Morinville history was brought to the stage of the community cultural centre Oct. 28 through a one-hour performance that combined song and dance with humourous and touching vignettes about life in Morinville from its first settlers to the present day. Streets and Sidewalks by Calgary playwright Jacqueline Russell was the culmination of the Friends of the Morinville Public Library’s wanting to be a part of the… […]

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Local News

Play taps into Morinville’s roots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents will have the opportunity to view the past 100 years of the community in a special way Friday night. Streets and Sidewalks, an original play by Calgary-based playwright Jacqueline Russell, will be presented at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. But make no mistake; this play is no recitation of dusty dates and dry facts. Rather the play is a performance that encapsulates 100 years of history through the memories of residents… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Saying goodbye to a summer friend

This past Friday may have marked the end of summer with the fall equinox, but summer in Morinville will officially come to an end this Friday with the final instalment of the Farmer’s Market.

In looking back over the past season we have little reason to thank summer for its efforts this year. Sure, it marked the same period of time on the calendar as it always does, but it didn’t do much for us in the way of… […]

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Arts & Culture

Comment: Potatoes and performers

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Understanding our client’s and reader’s needs has been the key to our success and allowed us to provide community news that takes the word community seriously… […]

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Local News

Final week for library logo contest

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The clock is ticking for artists and graphic designers to turn in their vision of a brand for the Friends of the Morinville Public Library. The volunteer fundraising group, who have bought everything from books to computers for the library, are looking for a logo and offering up an 8 GB iPod Nano Touch to the winner… […]

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Local News

Morinville in danger of losing its farmers’ market

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The colourful display of fresh produce, baked goods and handcrafted items that are commonly found in front of the library on Fridays could be gone from downtown Morinville this summer, replaced with nothing but the grey pavement and bricks that stand in front of the Town of Morinville offices… […]