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Horsing around

Ben Teeple and his sorrel horse Trim, left, head out for a ride with Same Teeple, who is riding his dark bay, Rocky. The brothers have been out riding regularly with their parents during the school break, enjoying the spring weather and quiet roads. Time spent outside with those you share a home with, is a great way to beat cabin fever, while staying safe through social distancing.

Sploosh

Freddie Calder just couldn't help himself. Puddles are clearly for jumping in, and with warmer weather here, there are plenty available. Time to dust off the rubber boots, splash pants and rain coats.

Signs of spring

The return of spring is bringing back some local wildlife, including this little groundhog, spotted outside of town. Ducks, geese, gulls, swans and songbirds have also made their return. If you see some local wildlife, take a picture and send it in to us! We may print it in a future edition.

Private paradise

Brielle and her mom have been coping with cabin fever by taking daily walks. Last week, they enjoyed a breathtaking sunset, while alone on the waterfront. What is your family doing to beat the boredom, and still stay safe, during the COVID-19 pandemic? Set your camera to high-resolution, take a picture, and send it to us at tips@fortfrances.com.

Spring ride

Seamus Baxter has dusted off his bike and was out enjoying the waterfront on Friday. With the weather warming up, there are lots of ways to get out and enjoy the sunshine and spring weather.

Public Health advises that it's healthy to get out and enjoy exercise and fresh air, while still practicing a safe social distance of two meteres.

Cutlingeauxiliary

Pictured with one of the new dining room tables are front left, Emo & District Auxiliary President Mary Curtis, Aux member Cecile Cole, back left Riverside Foundation Director Allison Cox, Aux members Darlene Fletcher, Diane Vandenbrand and Lillian Haugh, volunteers Wendy Danylchuk and Piper Danylchuk, Aux members Karen Jackson, Shirley Sheppard and Susan Irvine.

Default RMS painting

Grade 3 students at Robert Moore School participated in a painting class led by Rainy River artist Shawna Grapentine on Thursday. Grapentine shared her talents with several classes there last week and the students were able to bring home their beautiful paintings. Other art projects taking place at the school last week included wood burning art and a soap stone project.

Museum cutline

The Emo Museum is in danger of closure if new volunteers don't step forward to lend a hand. The facility houses thousands of artifacts, collected from across the rainy River District, depicting life for early settlers. The buildings are also host to fundraising teas, lunches and bake sales, like the one to the right. Fundraising has become difficult for the small board in recent years.

RMS painting

Grade 3 students at Robert Moore School participated in a painting class led by Rainy River artist Shawna Grapentine on Thursday. Grapentine shared her talents with several classes there last week and the students were able to bring home their beautiful paintings. Other art projects taking place at the school last week included wood burning art and a soap stone project.