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— Photo Duane Hicks

The Fort Frances Choraliers, led by Diane Maxey, treated Rainycrest residents to a sneak preview of their upcoming Christmas cantata, “O Holy Night,” yesterday afternoon. The choir will perform next Sunday (Dec. 6) at 3 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship here, with a second performance slated for Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls.

— Photo Heather Latter

Decked out in her “first Christmas” outfit, Victoria Morrisseau sat on Santa’s knee during the “Breakfast with Santa” event at St. John’s Anglican Church on Saturday, where families enjoyed sausages, crepes, and fruit. Then children also were able to write a letter to Santa, make a craft and reindeer food, and decorate a gingerbread cookie.

— Photo Duane Hicks

The Fort Frances Community Christmas Parade sported some impressive floats Saturday evening, including this float by Young Living Essential Oils which won the “Ugliest Sweater Float Award.” The parade boasted about 25 floats—wowing many of the spectators who lined Scott Street that evening.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Signage went up Wednesday at Flint House, the new Scott Street restaurant that formerly was La Flambée. Owner Duane Cridland said he is “very close” to opening. He is hosting family, friends, and some local merchants there privately in the coming days before opening its doors to the public by the middle of next week.

— Photo Heather Latter

“Alice,” portrayed by Chelsea Barron, visited the hall of strange doors in the second scene of “Alice@Wonderland” presented by Muskie Theatre last night at the Townshend Theatre. A modern re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, the roughly 70-minute play runs again there tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which costs $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors, are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

A ten-goal swing in the wrong direction does not make for a happy coach.

Wayne Strachan saw the best and the worst of his first-place Fort Frances Lakers’ (17-3-0-1) in a two-night span at the Ice For Kids Arena here over weekend.

It was all systems go Friday night in a 7-0 blanking over the second-place Dryden GM Ice Dogs (14-5-1-2).

Spectators of all ages lined Scott Street on Saturday evening to see Santa Claus come town.

The Fort Frances Community Christmas Parade was a bona fide success—sporting about 25 floats and decorated vehicles, horses, and a horse-and-buggy, not to mention volunteers handing out candy.

“It was splendid,” said parade co-ordinator Scott Krienke-Turvey.

He noted the key to success was that “the community came together.”