McDonald's staff here was all smiles as they posed in front of the wall of donations they received on “McHappy ” yesterday. With every Big Mac, hot beverage, or Happy Meal purchased, McDonald's donated $1 to the Ronald McDonald House. People also could donate larger amounts if they so chose. The local McDonald's raised $2,455 in all.
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Annie van Rozen from A.G.'s Produce set up shop outside the Fort Frances Museum this morning for the first “Market Thursday” of the season, offering spinach, salad mix, head lettuce, beet greens, radishes, potatoes, and green onions for sale. She plans to be on Scott Street every Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until she sells out).
One of the two Iraqi families the community is sponsoring will be heading to Fort Frances soon.
The whole process has been one big waiting game—and Kathy Mueller finally is relieved to hear some information.
Katie Hay brought a few furry friends, including a goat and some quails, with her to Fort Frances High School last Thursday morning as part of “Co-op Display Day” for the second semester. She did her co-op at the Rainy River Veterinary Hospital in International Falls.
Rhonda Snow of RR Spirit Horse Ranch here is seeking help from the community for her rare, endangered breed of Ojibway horses.
A dinner entitled “A Night With Spirit Horses” will take place this Saturday (May 6) at the Copper River Inn to help raise money for the re-colonization of the breed in Fort Frances.
Phoenix DeBenetti participated in “Jump Rope for Heart” yesterday morning at Robert Moore School here, which helps raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In return for the children's fundraising efforts, the Heart and Stroke Foundation gives back gift cards so they can buy toys and such for their classrooms.
“Relay for Life” here is shaping up to look a little different this year.
Event organizer Monica Sus said they are changing the venue after battling with Mother Nature in years past.
“Relay for Life" will take place indoors at the Fort Frances Curling Club on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (this also is a change as the "Relay” used to run 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Sierra Cousineau stopped to smell the soothing bath bombs at Laureen Peters' booth, “Bomb Liscious Bath Bombs," during the Mother's Day Market held Friday and Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Peters had a variety of homemade scents for sale, including "key lime," "orange creamsicle," and "stress blaster.”
When Crystal McPherson opened her e-mail on April Fool's Day and discovered she would be travelling to Uganda in Africa this July, she thought someone was trying to pull a fast one on her.
After applying to—and being rejected for—a mission trip opportunity with the Young Living Foundation based out of Utah, McPherson was a little down in the dumps.
Deidre Jarvis, food and beverage manager at the Copper River Inn, accepted a résumé from Jacob Bolzan, who is seeking employment after moving back to town from Peterborough. About 15 local businesses participated in a hiring fair that ran there yesterday from 3-7 p.m.