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By Michelle Croissant On on Monday Feb 02 2015

While Scotch may not be appealing to everyone's tastes, there were plenty of local whiskey connoisseurs in attendance for the Grand Forks Rotary Club's Seventh Annual Scotch Tasting fundraising event, held Saturday, Jan. 31 at gallery 2 from 7-10 p.m.

January 25th of each year marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns, who allegedly liked a drink or three—...

By Contributor On on Monday Jan 26 2015

For the past three years, a favorite local Family Day celebration has been the Boundary Métis Community Association’s annual Wilgress Lake Fish Derby.  The derby is not only a fundraiser for local youth activities, it also includes a ton of great prizes for the biggest fish including first, second, and third prizes for women/ girls and men/ boys; as well as prizes for the youngest and oldest...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Jan 20 2015

Our public library is governed by a Board of Directors – they approve policy, budgets and plan strategically for the future of library service in our community. Our Annual General Meeting is coming up soon (March 4 at 7 pm), and the board has put out a Call for Nominations for people who would like to join the board.

Library board members need to be actively interested in the...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 15 2015

Looks like some great choices for the upcoming 2015 Traveling Community Film Festival.   This year our festival kicks off on the evening of Friday, February 27th,  continues all day and into the evening on Saturday, February 28th and wraps up in the afternoon of Sunday, March 1st.  Be sure to mark it on your calendar!

Once again we will be hosting the festival at the Grand...
By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 15 2015

“Life’s A Breeze”, a film about a family trying to stay afloat and together, though, perhaps, somewhat pedestrian at times, does not lack at least some of the characteristic and witty charm of a delightful Irish comedy. True, it did not score well with the established sites, IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes, but it did garner some very supportive reviews and  recognition in the form of three awards,...

By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Jan 07 2015

Our library subscribes to dozens of magazines – these are read widely and voraciously by many of you. This year, we are re-launching our Adopt-a-Magazine program, in which you can donate the cost of the annual subscription of your favourite magazine. Your generosity will be recognized with a label on each issue (unless you’d like to remain anonymous) – it’s an effective way to...

By Grand Forks and... On on Sunday Jan 04 2015

It feels like it’s been spring for weeks now – but you know it really and truly is spring when Spring Break arrives! We’ve got some free and exciting Spring Break events for kids planned this year.

First off, we’ll be having two Legolands – on March 20 and March 27 from 2 – 3:30 pm. And on Thursday, March 26 from 2 – 3:30 we’ll be having a T-Shirt Make & Take...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Dec 23 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and our library’s board of directors is getting in the holiday spirit – at this month’s board meeting, they passed a motion to extend the 1-year “no overdue fines” trial period for a second year. If you’re late to the party, let me get you caught up: for 2015 (as in 2014), we will not be charging overdue fines for any items (books, DVDs, magazines, etc...

By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Dec 10 2014

We know you love your cookbooks – and I’m happy to say we’ve got a whole batch of new ones coming in. Drop by the library to find something to inspire some exciting cooking for your family and friends this holiday season. New titles this month include: “Dirty Apron Cookbook”, “Family Meals”, “Flavor Flours”, “Fresh From the Farm”, “Honey and Oats”, “Make It Ahead”, “Mason Jar Salads and More...

By Michelle Croissant On on Monday Dec 01 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to get jolly than a festive evening of wine and beer tasting, accompanied by a limitless assortment of delectable savories and sweets. Over 200 people gathered Nov. 21 at gallery 2 to partake in the 23rd Annual Wine Tasting, an annual gala fundraising event for the Grand Forks Art Gallery Society.

Both floors of the Gallery...

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