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Arts & Culture

Town hoping adults and youth will get on Community Services Band wagon

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The sound of music will soon be pouring out of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. It won’t be refined music, at least not at first. But musician and music teacher Paul Smith and Town of Morinville Youth Worker Nick… […]

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Arts & Culture

Concert series feeds souls and bellies

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Approximately 120 music students took to the Smith Music stage over the Father’s Day weekend in an annual concert series that was one part recital and one part giving back to the community… […]

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Arts & Culture

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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Arts & Culture

Music school expands into music store

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – There have been plenty of students over the years that have walked in and out of Smith Music with a guitar. Now they can walk in without one and walk out with one. The music school and recording studio has now expanded its offerings to include the sale of guitars and accessories… […]

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Arts & Culture

Feliz Navidogma collects range of talent in one festive show

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Higher Grounds monthly Hot Dogma night took on a festive flavour Friday night with Feliz Navidogma, a Christmas-themed open mic night. Musicians from beginner to world-class professional took to the stage for 90 minutes of family entertainment. As is so often the case, not all of the acts were booked prior to the start of the event… […]

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Arts & Culture

Here comes Feliz Navidogma – Christmas open mic night

By 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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Local News

St. Jean Baptiste Festival looking to sustain itself

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Festival Chair Paul Smith brought his concept for as more self-sufficient summer festival to Morinville Town Council Nov. 8. The vision for that festival would be to see the annual summer event flow as freely through the streets of Morinville as the musician and business owner’s hair flows through the breeze… […]

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Arts & Culture

Gala to celebrate life and culture

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – Oct. 1 is a date to mark on the calendar for those who enjoy fine wine, fine art and a fine opportunity to support the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation. After a successful first year that raised more than $7,000 for the hospital’s emergency department, local artists and organizers are working together once again to support the hospital while bringing Morinville a cultural evening they will remember… […]

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Local News

New print news-magazine coming to Morinville

By Robert Jump

Morinville – A fire chief, music teacher and newspaper reporter might seem like an unusual threesome to launch a new publication, but that’s precisely the combination putting their heads together to come up with the concept behind Morinville’s Monday Morning News: a print news-magazine set to hit the streets later this month.

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Editorial & Opinion

Yes, Morinville, you will get your All-Candidates Forum

MorinvilleNews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

In the last municipal election, Morinville’s mayor and six councillors were acclaimed. Acclaimed is a nice way of succinctly saying there were not enough civically-minded people in this community willing to commit to the time needed to force an election … […]

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Schools and youth

Morinville gets new fire chief … for a day

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Fire Chief Ron Cust rolled up, lights and siren activated, to the doors of Smith Music in Morinville Wednesday night. But there was no emergency. The chief had come to pick up his replacement for the evening – eleven-year-old Smith Music student Emily Short … […]

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Local News

Band Camp offers entertainment and education

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Diners and shoppers along 100 Ave. and 100 St. got a little musical entertainment last week courtesy of students from Smith Music. Eight musicians performed at a number of area businesses between Aug. 17 and 20, breaking into two separate groups and ending the week as an eight-piece band …

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