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By Boundary Sentinel On on Tuesday Jan 25 2011
When you first walk into Granby Dance Studio you get a feeling of being in a bright sunlit space that could be in the Mediterranean. That warm, bright ambiance follows you into the studio proper with its larger than life mirrors where you really feel like a professional.
 
In 2007, Michele Dean, who had been teaching traditional Irish dance for several years, decided...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Sunday Jan 16 2011

Holy Joe McGee’s traveling dance extravaganza took Grand Forks by stampede last Thursday as it featured the Boundary’s many dance troupes’ talents. The nearly full house at the Grand Forks Senior Secondary auditorium truly enjoyed the variety and beauty of the different dance forms presented.

Local actor Gary Smith played the role of Joe McGee narrating the evening and bringing a twist...

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Jan 13 2011

A $30,000 donation from the Grand Forks Credit Union arrived in time to ensure the completion of a permanent heritage exhibit in Gallery 2. After the withdrawal from the gallery of about the same amount in funding by the City of Grand Forks in late 2010, the gallery had been pressed to find a way to continue with the project already underway. This announcement was welcomed by the Grand Forks...

By Allyson Kenning On on Wednesday Jan 12 2011
If anyone out there has a case of the post holiday or winter blues, an antidote is in the works for you! The last weekend of January, the 28th to 30th, marks the 114th year of Rossland’s annual winter bash, the Winter Carnival, and this year promises to be so chock-a-block with action even the most die-hard of hibernators will want to get out and participate in the fun.
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By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Jan 09 2011
Slow those horses down and take a break at the Crazy Legs Saloon next week as Holy Joe McGee brings his travelling show to town. Yessiree, McGee has gathered the best in the west for this one day only show bringing you exotic, unusual sights and sounds from all over the world. From southern gospel to those fancy high-kicking Parisian girls and even a stop in the Middle East, this show is a...
By Andrew Zwicker On on Wednesday Jan 05 2011

Passion, talent, training and a supportive network of friends and family: that has been the successful recipe for Rossland artist Ben Gresley-Jones. Having grown up, moved away and since moved back again to the homeland he loves, Gresley-Jones has taken advantage of his most recent move home to go all-in on his artistic pursuits and let his brush and hands guide him where they will. From...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jan 04 2011
Self assured and vibrant performer April Verch brings her virtuosity on the fiddle to Grand Forks as the Boundary District Arts Council’s Performance 2010-2011 concert series continues on Thursday, Jan. 20.
 
Born, raised and now living in Pembroke, Ontario, in the Ottawa Valley, where her family has lived for generations, Verch grew up in an area with a rich,...
By Clint Bell On on Wednesday Dec 29 2010

Choosing the best music of the year is always difficult when there are so many interesting bands to choose from and narrowing the field to say that one is the best of all is impossible. Here’s my take on the top albums of the year, in no specific order because, well, there just isn’t one that I can say tops them all.


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By Contributor On on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

“Last year there wasn’t a dinner at Christina Lake, plus many of the survivors of the devastating fire in Curlew attended the dinner last year...

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