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Alexis Latter, left, and Zeila Dal performed a short ukulele recital as their instructor Jim Curtis looked on approvingly last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Curtis has been teaching youths and adults to play. The library currently has a few openings left for upcoming ukulele lessons for adults 55 and older. These lessons will be held each Wednesday at 4 p.m. from June 5-26. Call the library (274-9879) for more information.

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Mary Hickling, lrft, and Jean Bujold prepped a sheet of scones for the oven at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. Hickling was running the scone making workshop as part of the museum's adult spring workshops. The final workshop for the spring will be building terrariums from 1-3 p.m. on May 25.

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Shirley Wickstrom, left, of Thunder Bay, took a look at the fresh bread on offer at Jodi Caul's table during the first Market Thursday of the season at the Rainy Lake Square this morning. The market is set to run at the square from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 26, and offers visitors the chance to purchase a wide range of products from local vendors. Anyone looking for more information, or to inquire about booking a booth, can email ecdev@fortfrances.ca or call 274-9621.

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Evan Strain, left, Gabi DeGagne and Emma Bruyere were the winners of the Intermediate Speech Contest at St. Francis School last Thursday. Strain came in first place with his speech about cancer, while DeGagne placed second, and Bruyere third with speeches on parental child abductions and anxiety, respectively.

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Double-bassist Margaret Sedgwick played along with the Borderland Community Orchestra during their Mother's Day concert Sunday at the Townshend Theatre. The concert was also held to celebrate the orchestra's 20th year in the district. Katherine Williams began the orchestra in 1999, and the group has grown from 14 musicians to counting dozens of past and present members within its ranks.

Looking for something to do over the Victoria Day long weekend?

Why not go through your book shelves, pick out some titles you'll never read again (or maybe never get around to reading in the first place), and donate them to a good cause?

The “Friends of the Library” will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library, and residents can drop donations off there starting Tuesday (the library is not open on Victoria Day).

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 said he supports the recent friendship agreement signed between the Town of Fort Frances and Couchiching, Mitaanjigamiing, Naicatchewenin and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations, also known as Agency One communities.