“Caramel” enjoyed a dandelion while admiring his brand new passport yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. He begins his summer-long travels to the Rainy River, Emo, and Atikokan libraries this weekend, where he’ll be promoting the children’s travel-themed summer reading programs, bringing his favourite book suggestions, and getting his passport stamped.
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“Curvy Chick” owner Jennifer Horton pulled out the July winner of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club’s “Trip of the Month” draw as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on Tuesday at International Travel Services. Bev McCool won the trip to Hawaii, valued at $4,000. Next month’s trip is an Alaskan cruise ($4,500).
All “Caramel” needs is to have his passport photo taken—then the guinea pig will be all set for his summer travels around the district.
“The idea is that Caramel is going to visit all of the libraries in our surrounding area,” explained Alicia Subnaik Kilgour, CEO of the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.
Six-year-old Roen Mitchelson enjoyed a slice of apple pie at the Knox United Church’s annual “pie sale” last Friday afternoon. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the church’s future elevator and other projects.
Diane Noonan completed her first project with “Habitat for Humanity” last fall and loved it so much, she’s since worked on two more projects with the volunteer organization.
“In November, I went to Louisiana,” the Fort Frances resident recalled.
“Then in March, I went to Kauai, Hawaii, and then I just got back from Thunder Bay,” she added.
Dragon Boat #1, crewed by the Fort Frances Dental Centre’s team, “Dragon’s Breath,” paddled in sync to pull ahead and beat “Gillons’ Slayers” from Gillons’ Insurance during the first race of the second-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival here on Canada Day. “Dragon’s Breath” went on to take first place overall, beating the 12 other teams that participated this year.
Team “Gillons’ Slayers” (from Gillons’ Insurance) paddled to the starting point of the 250-metre race in the second-annual Dragon Boat Festival on the upper Rainy River yesterday. But the team did not go on to win its first race against the day’s champion’s, “Dragon’s Breath” from the Fort Frances Dental Centre.
Carter Robinson, left, 11, Cohen Robinson, nine, and Shaelyn McDonald, eight, stood behind Cathryn Robinson, five, and Delaney McDonald, four, while waiting for the annual Canada Day parade to start here yesterday morning. The cousins were playing on the rocks by the river, but came up once things got going to see the floats and catch Freezies.
Andy Chepil, left, held the ribbon for his partner, Jennifer Horton, owner of “Curvy Chick,” while Martin Dufresne, a board member with the Rainy River Future Development Corp., and Tonia Dolph, from “Go Local,” looked on. The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the Scott Street business yesterday morning in conjunction with the BIA’s annual “Mall Day.”
After three years as chair of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Gord Watson is stepping down.
The search for his replacement has begun, and Watson is hoping that his successor will be found soon so he or she can learn the ropes during this year’s FFCBC.