Sunday, April 26, 2015
  • Festival choir
    Festival choir

    Hue Eldridge’s Grade 1 class from Robert Moore School performed “Sing a Rainbow” yesterday during the vocal division of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. The vocal competition wraps up today, concluding the three-week Festival. The annual “highlights” concert, showcasing the award-winning performances, will take place Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

    Festival choir
  • ‘Office Hours’
    ‘Office Hours’

    News station producer Pam Gerard (Susie Tilley) berated reporter Warren Kimble (Jason Kabel) during the opening scene of “Office Hours” last night at the Cooper River Inn. The Canadian comedy, being staged by Fort Frances Little Theatre, was part of a dinner theatre that runs again there tonight and tomorrow. Get your tickets in advance at the inn’s front desk.

    ‘Office Hours’
  • Say "Sunflowers!"
    Say "Sunflowers!"

    Pam and Beau Guild and their son, Ben, were among the families and individuals who dropped by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Wednesday to pick up free sunflower starter kits in celebration of “Earth Day.” The library has launched its new “Seed Library”—a free, accessible community seed resource that urges patrons to check out seeds, grow them over the summer, and th

    Say "Sunflowers!"
  • What’s this?
    What’s this?

    Forgot a plastic bag while walking your dog? No problem. The town installed seven plastic bag dispensers along the La Verendrye Parkway this week. This means dog walkers have no excuse not to pick up after their pooches.

    What’s this?
  • Hockey history
    Hockey history

    The new “Local Hockey History” exhibit is now ready upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum. Just in time for next week’s Dudley Hewitt Cup, the small exhibit features photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. It will be up until the end of May.

    Hockey history

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More Festival vocal results

Vocal Division
(Thursday, April 23)
•Classroom Choruses, Kindergarten (English)—1. (tie) Robert Moore School Early Learning Class (First Class Honours) and J.W. Walker School Early Learning Class (First Class Honours)
•Classroom Choruses, Grade 1 (English)—1. Robert Moore School Grade 1 Class (Honours)

Business expo filling up

The number of spots for exhibitors at the Business & Community Expo 2015 are filling up fast.
A total of 46 exhibitors have signed up so far for the expo, which will run May 22-23 at the Memorial Sports Centre.
“We’re not full yet,” Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce manager Annely Armstrong-Thorstad noted yesterday.
“We’ve have 11 10’x10’ spots left [at Ice For Kids Arena].”

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