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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.

Heart cookies

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Tess Coish once again is taking orders for delicious heart-shaped cookies like these. The proceeds from the annual fundraiser this year will help out Samantha Pearson.

OR monitor

Riverside Foundation chair Bill Gushulak back row left, showed off the new OR monitor along with Riverside Foundation Special Events chair Janice Cousineau, Riverside Foundation director Allison Cox, Registered Nurse Skylar Carlson, Registered Nurse Cathy Ash, and Registered Nurse First Assistant Marna Martin, and general surgeons Dr. Karim Eltawil, front row left, and Dr. Shiraz Elkheir.

'Nerd' fun

Janelle (last name not provided) was among the group of local teens who played the popular role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons," last Wednesday 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.