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Saving the best for last: Barbra Lica and band put on the show of the series

Saving the best for last: Barbra Lica and band put on the show of the series

By Chris Marchand What’s not to lica about Bar…(ugh, I’m sorry. I’ll stop this lede right now). Barbra Lica proved herself the classic example of the conundrum facing Dryden Entertainment Series patrons — the choice between [...]

Legion Pool League caps successful year

Legion Pool League caps successful year

Submitted The Dryden Legion Pool League held its windup for the 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, April 10th. This year marked was the second season for the league which started on Oct. 23 and ran for a [...]

Dinner and a murder with Theatre 17

By Chris Marchand Theatre 17 is whipping up an old fashioned ‘who-dunnit’ for their spring offering, staging four performances of A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery based on a book by Agatha Christie, April [...]

It don’t mean a thang, if it ain’t got that Twang!

It don’t mean a thang, if it ain’t got that Twang!

12th Annual Kickin’ Country concert By Chris Marchand Country music fans came out in droves, April 7, for the 12th annual Kickin’ Country concert — an annual selection of local musicians digging deep into their repertoires in support [...]

Legion to commemorate Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 11

Iconic WWI battle emblematic of the birth of the nation Submitted by Bryan Buffett One hundred and one years ago, Canada, as a nation, was born. As a result of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada [...]

Children’s Delight presents ‘Jillian Jiggs’

Children’s Delight presents ‘Jillian Jiggs’

Performers (from left) Ian Goff, Jemma Robinson and Christina Leonard of To Be Determined Theatre Company perform their production of ‘Jillian Jiggs’.  A combination of authour Phoebe Gilman best known stories in her Jillian Jiggs line [...]

Ebnfloh at The Centre

Ebnfloh at The Centre

Dancers from Hip Hop Dance troupe Ebnfloh move expressively during their Dryden Entertainment Series presentation, March 23 at The Centre. The group also conducted sessions at local schools during their visit.    Photo by Chris Marchand [...]

Lica to cap off Entertainment Series, April 12

Lica to cap off Entertainment Series, April 12

By Dryden Observer Staff The Dryden Entertainment Series will feature one more performer to cap off their 2017-18 season, jazz songstress Barbra Lica. Juno-nominated artist Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian music scene [...]

‘Dogs welcome in Kindergarten classes

‘Dogs welcome in Kindergarten classes

Submitted The Dryden GM Ice Dogs visited the Kindergarten classrooms at New Prospect Public School last week.  Students loved having the team in their classes.  The Kindergarten classes would like to thank them for coming to [...]

Greenbank at Midtown Stage

Greenbank at Midtown Stage

Thunder Bay-based musical duo Craig Smyth (left) and Jimmy Breslin known as Greenbank perform at the Midtown Stage in Dryden on Wednesday, March 14. The band was joined by Kevin Roy for the second half of their performance. [...]