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By Contributor On on Friday Oct 17 2014

Get your costumes ready for a ghoulishly fun time at the annual Freaker’s Ball! This local tradition is a fund raising dance renowned as the best Halloween party in town.

Part of the fun at the Freaker’s is the chance to win great prizes for creative costumes, enjoy snacks throughout the night, and, of course, dancing the...

By Larry Hudema On on Friday Oct 17 2014

Roger Ebert was the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, a pondering point for the annoying horde of much lesser critics. 

Employing Ebert’s best-selling memoir of the same name as a template, Steve James (Hoop Dreams) directed the film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the film...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Oct 14 2014

Being a library and all, lending things out is our speciality. Which is why this Halloween we’ve decided to put out our bins of costumes and let you dig through them. Once you find the right one, you can borrow it for all your Halloween fun.! The big day is Saturday, October 18, from 2:00 – 3:30. Drop by and see what you can find (and at this point, we only have kids costumes – sorry, parents...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 13 2014

The Boundary is in for a real treat this week when Latin-Flamenco-jazz guitarist Servantes brings his highly acclaimed act to town for a performance at gallery2 in Grand Forks the evening of October 19th. 

Gatineau native Patrice Servant, now known as “Servantes” began playing the guitar at the age of 6. Winning every competition that he has ever entered, guitar virtuoso Servantes has...

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


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...