- —Duane Hicks photo
Jo-Anne McCaig, left, Dorothy Wepruk, and Marcia Zeleny were all dressed up for a “luau” volunteer appreciation luncheon yesterday at Rainycrest. Hallett Hall was colourfully-decorated for the event, where volunteers were treated to a delicious Hawaiian-themed meal, music, and even some hula dancing courtesy of Cynthia Hudson.
- —Lucas Punkari photo
Marcel Pagee fired a pitch towards the plate yesterday evening as he and the rest of the Sight & Sound Wolves went up against the Big Island Huskies in Rainy River District Fastball League action here. A two-run homer by Duane Carlson in the first inning proved to be the difference as the Wolves improved to 2-0 with a 5-4 victory.
- —Heather Latter photo
Judy Tucker showed off some of the gourd bird feeders she was selling yesterday on Scott Street during the first “Market Thursdays” event of the season. Hosted by the BIA, artisans and crafters are invited to book a table for any of the upcoming weeks. The “market” will run each Thursday from now until the end of summer.
- —Heather Latter photo
Autumn Smeeth enjoyed a ride on horseback yesterday morning as youngsters from the Fort Frances Nursery School visited Running Horse Ranch, located north of Alberton. Each child got at least one ride, being led around the indoor arena, while some even headed outside to take in the sunny weather.
- —Staff photo
A group of 14 deer was spotted grazing in this open area Tuesday evening on Eighth Street. Not seeming to have a care in the world, the relaxed bunch drew the attention of passers-by but remained at ease. A neighbourhood resident noted this morning some of the group has since moved on while some aren’t quite ready to go.
Looking for something to do on the long weekend? Have friends or family visiting from out of town?
How about spending some time on the riverfront?
The “Hallett” and lookout tower along the La Verendrye Parkway opened for the season today, as did the Sorting Gap Marina.
Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George urged residents and visitors alike to check out the local heritage sites.
The Muskie track-and-field team turned in strong performances across the board yesterday in Dryden.
“A lot of the competitors all posted personal bests and they were very excited about doing that for the first meet of the year,” noted coach Ilka Milne.
“Now they’ve got a chance to see what they will be up against when they head to NWOSSAA,” she added.