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By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Sep 30 2014

We’ve got something at the library you might know about – our very own Awesome Box. Anytime you’re returning a book/DVD/etc that you’ve checked out, you can put it in a small basket on the checkout desk (it’s got an “Awesome Box” sign on it), and that lets us know that you thought it was awesome. If you ever want to see what library items others in our community think are awesome, you can go...

By Larry Hudema On on Friday Sep 19 2014

“We filmed a period piece in the present tense.” Thus are the words of Austin based director Richard Linklater, the guy who jump started the careers of Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Matthew McConaughey with Dazed and Confused, about his film Boyhood, which he directed and wrote.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a ground-breaking story of growing up as seen through...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Saturday Sep 06 2014

Edited

The Grand Forks Fall Fair was cancelled this spring when there weren't enough volunteers to come forward and organize it. However, the River Valley Community Church stepped up and helped the existing volunteers pull the event together. 

New additions from last year were lawnmower races, a petting zoo and zucchini races. 

The fair started Friday, Aug...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Saturday Sep 06 2014

The second annual Park in the Park car show has grown from last year with more cars, more vendors and more entertainment for the Aug. 17 event.

Over 30 vendors were set up in “Vendor’s Alley” on the sidewalk next to the BMX track by City Park. Next to the vendors were the cars that came from all over Western Canada and some from the United States.

Visitors were started the day...

By Midway Public L... On on Saturday Sep 06 2014

Human Solutions (Skyhorse Publishing, May 2014) is a chilling and accomplished debut about cults, crime, and the lengths we’ll go for love by novelist Avi Silberstein, inspired by the true story of Paul Schäfer, an ex-Nazi who founded the Colonia Dignidad in Chile in the late 1970s.

To most people, Javier Gonzalez is an ordinary man. If you were to ask him, he would tell you that he...

By Contributor On on Thursday Aug 21 2014

It’s all sails ahead for the Rotary Club of Grand Forks’ first Lobster fest.

The Rotary Club announced the lobster dinner earlier this year as a fundraiser for the coming Rotary Children’s Spray Park. Tickets were sold for $100 each and now, two weeks from the event, they have sold out.

The big day is Sept. 6 at the Christina Lake Community Hall and all the proceeds will go to...

By Contributor On on Thursday Aug 21 2014

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society’s Young Stewards of the Boundary Youth Program has been successful in encouraging children and their caregivers to do their part to keep our lake clean. The Society strives to promote environmental conservation through education and connections to the ecosystems around them, which occurs every Thursday morning throughout the summer in their Interpretive...

By Contributor On on Thursday Aug 21 2014

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society’s Young Stewards of the Boundary Youth Program has been successful in encouraging children and their caregivers to do their part to keep our lake clean. The Society strives to promote environmental conservation through education and connections to the ecosystems around them, which occurs every Thursday morning throughout the summer in their Interpretive...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Aug 19 2014

A great big thank You to the Friends of the Library for putting on a spectacular Starlight Dinner fundraiser.  And speaking of food...

Bubbly

Join us for an informative and informal discussion about Fermenting – on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 pm. Learn about kombucha, kefir, pickles, kimchii, sauerkraut, vegetables and more. Share what you know, learn what you...

By Contributor On on Monday Aug 18 2014

Editor's note: Graham Watt also presented this topic to Grand Forks city councillors at their committee of the whole meeting, Aug. 18

A new garden for the community will soon be growing out of grounds at the Aquatic Centre.

A group of community members developed the vision and draft design for the ‘learning garden’ (a working name), and have started meeting with...

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