Juliana Sprovieri, left, who worked with Margaret Sedgwick for over 30 years at the Fort Frances Public library before retiring herself, and came out to the library yesterday for Sedgwick’s retirement tea. They stood talking around a table filled with cards and gifts for the chief librarian and CEO, who has spent the last 35 years working at the library here in town.
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“Where We All Come Together,” a mosaic that Robert Moore students had been working on for the past few months, is finally finished and ready to be hung above the music room to be seen by everyone who enters the school. The project, designed by teacher Nicole Renberg, allowed every student to paint a positive image of what their school means to them.
When Nicole Renberg, an occasional teacher at Robert Moore, was approached by principal Dianne Thompson to create a piece of artwork to welcome people to the school, she took it a step further and decided to make it into a project involving the entire school.
When “Chem-Free” was started many years ago, it consisted of not much more than a broken karaoke machine and some egg and spoon races out at Sunny Cove Camp.
Now, students finishing Grade 12 head out to the Memorial Sports Centre for six hours full of games, snacks, and prizes, starting at 10 p.m. and going to 4 a.m.
Just because school is out doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here.
The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, for instance, has programs going on throughout the summer for kids of all ages.
On Tuesdays at 10 a.m., “Toddler and Baby Time” is for children and their parents or caregivers to enjoy songs and activities together.
Emma Smart smiled as she waited for her turn to cross the stage at the Fort Frances High School graduation last Thursday at the Memorial Sports Centre. She was among the 157 students who received their diplomas this year.
Erika Moffitt tried out the “Log Run” inflatable at the Memorial Sports Centre following graduation last Thursday. The point of the game was to see how far forwards you could get before flying back to the start, and it was one favourite inflatables available at “Chem-Free,” an after-party that all graduating students eagerly look forward to every year.
Mayor Roy Avis “dotted” the eye of the dragon on the dragon boat this morning with Jenny Greenhalgh, organizer of the first “Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival.” Dotting the eye is supposed to awaken the spirit of the dragon, bless the paddlers and the boats, and bring good fortune to the community.
Shanna Whalen smiled after receiving her Grade 12 diploma last night at the Memorial Sports Centre. She was one of 165 graduates who walked across the stage. Gavin Moorhouse gave the valedictory speech, after which graduates all threw their caps in the air in celebration. They later headed to the “Chem-Free” after-party.
Len Shine and his friend, Caroline Zucchiatti, enjoyed a lunch of chicken, beans, and cornbread yesterday at the Rainycrest seniors’ barbecue. Many residents and their families came out to Hallett Hall for the event, which also featured live music and classic cars.