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Alzheimer Awareness Month

Rainy River Mayor Deb Ewald, left, and Mary O'Connor, client services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, got ready to raise the Alzheimer Society flag on Thursday to mark January as “Alzheimer Awareness Month" in the Town of Rainy River. Missing from the photo is Marlene McNally, who recently fell and broke her leg.

Bayview lobby

The Bayview Motel here has undergone several renovations, including a recently-renovated lobby featuring new hardwood floors and a fresh layer paint, since new owners Jamie Pryde and Myles Wilcott took over the business on Dec. 21.

'Nerd Night'

A group of local teens played the popular role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons," yesterday evening during "Nerd Night" in the Shaw Community Hub at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. "Nerd Night" runs each Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

'Rubber Duckie' fans

Noah and Olivia Sivonen played with their rubber duckies after mom, Mandi, bought the first and second tickets sold for the upcoming “Rubber Duckie Raffle." The Fort Frances Lions Club has paired up with the Fun in the Sun committee to bring back the "Rubber Duckie Race” next summer as a fundraiser.

New Year's baby

Proud parents Madisyn DeGagne and Derek Morrison of Fort Frances greeted Lux Riven Mathew DeGagne, a 7 lb., 1 oz. baby boy, at 10:53 p.m. on Jan. 1 at La Verendrye General Hospital—the first baby of 2019 here in Rainy River District.

'Holiday Melodies'

The Rainy Lake Orchestra, conducted by Joe Belanger, performed a free concert, entitled “Holiday Melodies," on the evening of Dec. 17 at the Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre. Refreshments were provided by the "Friends of the Library” while donations were collected for the local Salvation Army food bank.