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Spots still open for free 'paint night'

An outdoor “paint night” with award-winning local artist Cher Pruys is slated for tomorrow evening at the Rainy Lake Square.

The free event will run from 6-8 p.m. and no painting experience is necessary, noted Natasha Gaudio, economic development co-ordinator with the Rainy River Future Development Corp.

“We're going to have a relaxing evening painting outdoors,” she remarked.

Women's fastball season kicks off

The Rainy River District Women's Fastball League officially kicked off its 2018 season Monday night.

The Red Gut Babes eked out a 4-3 win over Mud Dogs.

Tracy Morningstar was the winning pitcher while Rachelle Yeo was tagged with the loss.

Alyssa Windego was named the MVP for the Red Gut Babes while Jodi Hood garnered the accolade for the Mud Dogs.

Local racers compete in Minnesota

Although the Borderland Racing Association season doesn't kick off for a few more weeks, some local drivers got a head start over the weekend in Minnesota.

Jamie Davis placed 17th while Jeff Davis was 20th in the WISSOTA Modifieds feature at Olgivie Raceway on Saturday.

Jamie Davis also was impressive in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature, finishing 11th.

Tax bills on way in June

The $35.9-million municipal budget for 2018 received final approval from town council last night, with bills to be sent out at the end of June.

Tax payments will be due on July 31 and Aug. 31.

Council approved the 2018 budget, and passed all relevant bylaws, at its meeting last night.

Orchestra to stage three concerts

The Borderland Community Orchestra will stage three concerts this month, including one at the Townshend Theatre here on May 22 at 7 p.m.

Admission is $12 at the door, with children under 12 being free.

Its first concert is set for May 15 at Rainy River High School, with the third one slated for May 29 at the Barwick Community Centre.