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Sarah Pruys

Summer bowling

Jayson McFarlane, manager of Plaza Lanes since February, is pleased to announce that the bowling alley will be open all summer for the first time. From Wednesday through Saturday, from 4 p.m. until midnight, McFarlane has a variety of deals going on every day to encourage people to get out and do things in July and August.

Mid-Town demo

The detached section of the Mid-Town Motel, originally “White’s Motel,” was knocked down yesterday morning. The larger section of the motel is still in business, while furniture from the demolished section is currently for sale.

New banner

Alicia Subnaik Kilgour, CEO of the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, posed with the library’s new portable banner which was sponsored by the “Friends of the Library.” Employees will be taking the banner with them when doing community outreach, such as holding tech info sessions in seniors’ residences or attending career fairs.

Tech help

Lenore Kates was having issues with her jump drive and so she brought it to Kaitlyn Chiasson, an employee at the Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre, on Wednesday afternoon. The library is holding a new program this summer, entitled “Tech Bootcamp,” where on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. people can receive one-on-one support for issues with their electronic devices.

Digging deep

Road work continues on Second Street East between Mowat Avenue and Central Avenue where the storm sewer system, watermains, sanitary sewer lines, and other pertinent infrastructure will be replaced and upgraded. The project, which also will include work on Mowat Avenue between Second and Third Street, is expected to be completed in early September.

Traditional dancer

Amos Paypompee of Shoal Lake, who had his face painted in colours given to him in a vision, was among those attending the recent Rainy River First Nations’ pow-wow. The men’s traditional-style dancer had just taken a break from dancing and stopped for a moment to talk about the significance of pow-wows to him.

‘Kraft’ taping

Cameramen from TSN were at the Fort Frances Curling Club on Saturday evening taping a short segment where community members encouraged everyone to “Vote for Fort Frances.” If Fort’s Curling Club bid successfully beats Dryden High School’s track bid, the club will receive $25,000, along with having TSN film an episode of SportsCentre here.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Shelby Hunt, six, and her brother Damien, five, showed off their bandaged stuffed animals right after Dr. Elaine had fixed them up. The Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre’s annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Friday also featured bouncy castles, train rides, fortune telling, crafts, musicians, and much more. Over 400 people, not including children under one, attended the event.