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Duane Hicks

Duane Hicks has been a staff writer/photographer for the Fort Frances Times since 1998. Raised in Fort Frances, he left town in 1993 to attend the Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa. He returned in the spring of 1998, being hired at the Times shortly thereafter. He covers a variety of news beats, including municipal politics which he has covered since 2001. He also makes a mean salsa which he shares with the rest of the Times staff on his birthday.

Contact him at: dhicks@fortfrances.com

PSB woman

Sgt. Robyn Maceachern, OPP youth services co-ordinator, spoke about how parents need to play a greater role in reducing their family’s online risks Friday during the OAPSB meeting here.

Servng up chicken

Achour Cheblaoui of La Flambée served up some Greek chicken—chicken breasts filled with feta cheese and spinach over a bed of sun-dried tomatoes and black olive soulis—as part of the entrée Sunday evening during the Alzheimer Society’s Chefs’ Chartiable Dinner and Auction at the Adventure Inn.

Weighing pennies

Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society, weighed a bucket of pennies Friday afternoon during the annual “Penny for Your Thoughts” weigh-in at Canadian Tire. The fundraiser ran Friday and Saturday, seeing a total of 426 pounds donated—more than double last year’s total of 181 pounds.

Every penny counts!

Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society, accepted a pound of pennies from Al Robertson on Saturday morning during the annual “Penny for Your Thoughts” weigh-in at Canadian Tire. The fundraiser ran Friday and Saturday, seeing a total of 426 pounds donated—more than double last year’s total of 181 pounds.

Bon appetit

Gavin and Lindsay Payne enjoyed an entrée of seared green beans and roasted peppers, cabbage rolls, roasted garlic and herb mashed potatoes, and Greek chicken yesterday evening during the local Alzheimer Society’s fourth-annual “Chef’s Charity Dinner” at the Adventure Inn.