Yahia Elkheil, left, and Joshua Dittaro attended their ice tea and popcorn stand near the corner of Second Street East and Frenette Ave on Saturday. The duo took advantage of the heat and sun to provide passing motorists and pedestrians a refreshing drink and light snack.
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Paromita Kar of Ensemble Topaz was one of the performers who demonstrated an assortment of traditional dances from across the different regions of India at the Festival of India held at the Rainy Lake Square on Monday evening. Ensemble Topaz is a Toronto-based music and dance company that performs traditional and contemporary cultural forms from South and Central Asian traditions.
Fortune teller “Princess Annabelle,” left, did a reading for Nola and Leila Dalum at the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Fort Frances Library on Friday. Families came out to the annual event to take part in games, activities, a hot dog lunch and some live entertainment. Rain put a damper on things around noon, but most of the events were quickly relocated to inside the library building.
Longtime teddy bear practitioner Dr. Elaine Spencer expertly applied a bandage to Minnie Mouse as per Collins Armstrong's instruction, while Abby Rado, centre, waited her turn to see the doctor. While Dr. Elaine is retired from the Fort Frances Family Clinic, she has been a fixture of the teddy bear picnic for many years.
Miranda Paterson, left, and Megan Finlayson of the United Native Friendship Centre posed with the refreshments on offer at the UNFC's employment open house on Friday. With the recent consolidation of the UNFC's employment counselling services to their Mowat Avenue location, all of their employment services can be accessed with ease at one location.
This was a good weekend to get dunked in the dunk tank, as lots of sun brought daytime temperatures up to the high 20s in Rainy River during “Railroad Daze" on Saturday.
Another successful “Railroad Daze” weekend is in the books, and organizer Marty Kreger said he's more than happy with how it turned out.
“It went really great,” he shared with the Times.
“The weather and everything was top notch, everything seemed to run real smooth. We seemed to have more people out, the parade was bigger, we had more floats, more everything.”
It was a weekend they're likely never going to forget, and they have some hardware to show for it.
A group of 17 local dancers from both sides of the border attended the Celebration Talent National Competition in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. from July 11-15.
The dancers were all members of the Dancin' with Darcie school in International Falls, run by longtime teacher Darcie Schulz.
Amara Cyr, left, Nevaya Kingbird, Samara Tucker, Kira Thomson and Shylow Kingbird of the UNFC's Lil' Eagles program, showed off the bags of garbage they collected during their mock community cleanup behind the Fort Frances Times' office yesterday.
Members of the Florida-based “Dasi Group” performed a Bharatanatyam-style dance at the Festival of India held last night at the Rainy Lake Square. The event drew out a sizeable crowd to watch several performances of different dance and musical styles from across the various cultures of India, even as gathering clouds let loose some rain as the evening went on.