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Computer seminar

Carol Jorgenson (foreground) and Sue Drew attended a “Summer Tech Workshop” last Thursday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre to brush up on their computer skills. The workshop, which runs bi-weekly throughout the summer, boasts both PC and Mac workshops.

Local singer rising star

Delta blues, a type of music that historically has billowed along the Mississippi River, has found depth in Rainy Lake through an up-and-coming local talent.

The genre’s bluegrass harmonica riffs and twangy guitar progressions captivated Mike McCaig at a young age, and have continued to influence him throughout his pursuit of a music career.

‘Tech’ workshop

Cameron Penney instructed a “Summer Tech Workshop” yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library, which aimed to teach those on hand basic computer skills like e-mailing and searching the Internet. Workshops focusing on both Mac and PC computers will run bi-weekly throughout the summer.

Scavenger hunt

“Team Cupcake,” comprised of 10-year-olds Daffni Chabot, Leah Bagacki, and Aurora Hutton, began their scavenger hunt at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday afternoon. The trio was one of three teams participating in the event, which required youngsters to make their way through town to participate in a number of activities.

Barn concert

Union Duke, a folk band from Toronto, played a variety of bluegrass tunes yesterday evening to kick off the barn concert season at Cornell Farms in La Vallee. The venue was filled with those who came out for the two-and-a-half hour concert, which included an opening act by local talent Larissa Desrosiers.

Demolition time

It didn’t take long to remove a tattered shed from a flooded Couchiching FN property yesterday as crews continued to lay down rock along the shoreline there. The small boulders were placed on the bank to protect surrounding properties and prevent any further erosion due to the high water levels and pounding wave action on Sand Bay.

Local pursuing comedy career

Have you heard about the local girl who wants to be a comic?

It might sound like the set-up for a witty punch line. But to Fort Frances resident Melissa Fletcher, this is no joke.

In fact, the comedian-in-training left last month to complete her final year of the comedy writing and performing program at Humber College in Toronto.