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Stephanie Hagenaars

Garden prep

Justin Taylor, a volunteer for the Fort Frances Community Garden, helped to get its raised beds ready for the new growing season. Each one was filled with a few buckets of gravel before being topped up with fresh soil.

Viewing art

Ray and Renee Rousseu took a stroll through the Fine Line Art Gallery on Saturday to check out the pieces on display for the “teal”-themed spring art show. The gallery saw about 40 visitors for the opening day, who came to view various styles of art from drawings and paintings to works of metal, glass, and rug-hooking. The art show will run until the end of May.

'Hearty' jumping

It may have been raining outside but it was jumping inside the Robert Moore School gym yesterday as Wyatt Flinders put in all of his might while participating in “Jump Rope for Heart.” The school has been participating in the annual event for more than 20 years, with some 100 students in Grades 1-3 taking part in the activities for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year, raising almost $3,00

CMHA flag

Due to the rainy conditions, the Canadian Mental Health Association flag was presented inside the Civic Centre by Fort Frances deputy mayor Wendy Brunetta and CMHA staff and clients yesterday morning. It later was hoisted outside to mark the beginning of Mental Health Week, which runs until May 13.

LHIN participants

Participants at the Northwest LHIN's consultation session here Thursday evening jotted down their ideas of what is most important to them when asked how health care can improve in the region. Later, these ideas were grouped into bigger categories to be voted on to find the top three health-care priorities.

LHIN member

Fort Frances resident and LHIN board member Darryl Allen talked about the Northwest LHIN before opening the discussion about health care to those on hand. Behind him, a large board listed health-care priorities next to the other regions in Northern Ontario that were gathered during previous consultation sessions.

Bake sale

Church of the Holy Spirit members Lorine Ring, left, Marlene Yuill, and Tania Cox sold assorted community-baked goods Saturday afternoon for the church's outreach program. All proceeds from the bake sale and donations will go to various projects to offer services to those who need it here in the community.

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Church tea

Hazel (left) and Carole Wilde, Arnold and Betty Brown, and Randy and Garry Wilde relaxed with a cup of coffee after enjoying a buffet-style meal at the Mother's Day luncheon held Saturday at Knox United Church here. The event also featured a sale of homemade pies and other baked goods where lunch-goers could satisfy their sweet tooth.