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Strings adjudicator a performer and teacher

Strings adjudicator a performer and teacher

It's hard to believe the opening day for this year's Battlefords Kiwanis Music festival is less than two months away.

Winter bit hard when it found us

Yep, we knew it was too good to be true! Winter did find us and when it did, it bit hard. Several reports of -40 drifted into the coffee shop. Funny how some people get a sad sense of accomplishment at others' expense.

Museum plans Century of Weddings display

The Borden Museum display for 2012 - 2013 will be A Century of Weddings and they are looking for dresses or accessories and photos that people would share to make this display possible.

Ten benefits of bedtime stories

I still read to my 13-year-old daughter at bedtime most nights we are home and neither of us has an outside activity. The bedtime story ritual continues to be important to both of us.

Fun is the underlying foundation

I feel since we started this column many of my stories have been sad and somewhat disturbing to many readers. I have received emails, phone calls and comments about how unaware people are of the situations we deal with every day.
Explore watercolours at Feb. workshop

Explore watercolours at Feb. workshop

The next workshop presented by the Chapel Gallery is Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Graham Flatt will be teaching this watercolour workshop. Flatt is a Lloydminster-based artist and instructor.

Inspection privatization a slippery slope

When you are a home owner there is never a time when there is not some kind of project eminent or in progress. Over the years I have built new homes, maintained some and renovated a few.

Students dig into final exams

Last week we came back from our Christmas Holidays, and school is now back full swing. Next week is final exams week for Grades 10 to 12, and once they are over we will be starting the second semester.

Remembering a Speckle Park founder

We actually have a "snow cover" now. A few more centimeters of snow fell during the past week. Strong winds blew it into small drifts. Colder weather has lasted about a week with higher temperatures during the past weekend.
Debating from the other side of the table

Debating from the other side of the table

I was invited to be a judge at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School debate Friday night. I've never been part of a debate team before (let alone judged a debate), but I jumped at the opportunity.