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Library headphones

Library employee Jenna Wilson held up a pair of SkullCandy headphones, which is the prize for this year’s the teen summer reading program, “Top Teen Novel.” Students can vote weekly for their favourite of the four pre-chosen novels, with a winner being drawn at the end of the summer.

Featured artist

Eveyln Barker is this month’s featured artist at the Fine Line Art Gallery here. Specializing in buildings and scenery, acrylics and watercolours are her favourite mediums to work in. Her paintings will be on display at the gallery throughout July.

London calling

About a dozen youngsters, including Amber Chenier, 10, and Josaiah Peltomaki, seven, came together at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday to celebrate the Summer Olympics and London during this week’s “Tween Thursday” activities. They made edible medals out of sugar cookies and fruit roll-ups, ate scones and drank iced tea, made crafts, and competed in a mini-Olympics.

‘Bush skills’ workshops set to go

Just like her mother and grandmother before her, Dianne Stafford always has found the outdoors to be a fascinating place.

Knowledge about the woods was passed on from them, but she also has learned a lot by looking things up simply because she wanted to know more.

And now Stafford plans to pass her acquired knowledge onto others in a series of “bush skills” workshops.

Painting mural

Julia Cawston, 12, painted the dragon section of “fire” in the “Elements” mural yesterday afternoon at the Little Beaver Cultural Centre here. The week-long Confederation College youth mural project, led by local artist Lindsay Hamilton, has 12 youth aged 11-15 coming out to plan and paint a wall-sized mural that will be displayed in town once it’s completed.

Cooling off

Two-year-old Grayson Wright, left, along with Duncan Hill, three, and Evan Wright, four, were eager to say “cheese” and show off their swimming skills yesterday afternoon at Pither’s Point Park here. The continued hot weather saw many families take to the water in an attempt to cool off.

‘Creative Minds’

The Memorial Sports Centre’s summer program, “Creative Minds,” saw Victoria Beyak, 11, race Erin Gustafson, 15, in the ladder game Tuesday afternoon at the Townshend Theatre here. After the break, the youths went into the high school cafeteria to make mixed-media photo holders with Sarah Mueller.

Sand castles

Three-year-old Lorelai Lake worked on a sand castle Tuesday morning at the Legion Park here. The Best Start Hub held its weekly program, “Sand and Giggles,” from 10:30-11:30 a.m., which drew about 10 children along with their parents/caregivers and younger siblings. The program has activities going on for families Tuesday to Saturday.