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50th anniversary

A large crowd of family and friends gathered Saturday at the home of Kim Jo Bliss to help her parents, Louise and Tony Bliss, celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Emo couple, whose actual anniversary is Jan. 25, marked the occasion with a trip to Nashville, where they enjoyed an NHL game between the Winnipeg Jets and Predators as well as a Jeannie Seely concert at the Grand Ole Opry.

Fibre finalist #2

“By The Lamps Glow," a rug-hooking piece made by Debbie Ballard was awarded first place in the "Best Pattern Design” category of the Fibre Art Festival. All 26 pieces submitted for the exhibit now are on display upstairs at the museum.

Learning about literacy

Rayden Copenace of Riverview School in Rainy River added his thumb print to the painting created by artist Shawna Grapentine yesterday as part of Literacy Day activities there. The painting portrays a tree with the “Seven Grandfather” teachings at the roots, incorporating both French and Ojibwe languages and the students' thumbprint leaves in a rainbow of colours.

Getting creative

Sam Busch got creative during an abstract flow painting workshop, led by Patti Tinkess-Fletcher, held Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre. There still are some spots open for the next workshop—silk tie/scarf painting with Cher Pruys—set for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m.

Meeting Fleury

Cohen Johnson was able to meet his hockey hero, Vegas Golden Knights' goalie Marc-André Fleury, during the morning skate prior to the Golden Knight's 4-1 loss to the host Winnipeg Jets back on Jan. 15.

Abstract painting

Patti Tinkess-Fletcher, left, instructed a full class on how to do abstract flow painting during a workshop held Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre. There still are some spots open for the next workshop—silk tie/scarf painting with Cher Pruys—set for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m.