One of the local Lions Peace Poster winners has gone on to the next level of competition.
The poster created by Maggie LeMesurier of Robert Moore School made it through the district level of judging and has advanced to the multiple district level.
If the 13-year-old makes it through that level, her poster will continue onto the international level.
This year’s theme was “Imagine.”
The Canada Border Services Agency is anticipating higher traffic volumes at the Fort Frances port of entry in conjunction with U.S. Thanksgiving/Black Friday, and would like to remind travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays.
There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association’s weekly cash calendar draw.
Winning $30 for Nov. 10-16 were Harvey and Diane Manaigre (Ignace), Ken Fedoruk (Fort Frances), Jaret Bingham (Atikokan), Tyler Nelson (Atikokan), Evelyn Cameron (Thunder Bay), Dorlene Duhamel (Atikokan), and Rob Payne (Fort Frances).
The Fort Frances Times is looking for children’s letters to Santa, and will have a “mailbox” at the Fort Frances Museum this Saturday to collect those wish lists.
The Times is getting ready to publish its annual Christmas Greetings edition on Dec. 18. If you would like your child’s letter to Santa to be included, we need it by Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Randy Noojin, actor, playwright, and musician, returns to the Backus Auditorium in International Falls for an encore performance this Sunday (Dec. 1) at 2 p.m.
His program includes “Hard Travelin’ with Woody [Guthrie].” As an added bonus after intermission, the audience will hear Noojin in a “Hank Williams” play/production featuring the music of Hank Williams.
The Backus Community Center in International Falls is sponsoring the 10th-annual “Holiday Shopping and Crafts Festival” this Saturday (Nov. 30) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Crafters, artisans, and vendors from the area, and around the state, will offer crafts, arts, edibles, collectibles, Christmas gifts, and stocking-stuffers for sale.
Visit www.backusab.org for a list of the vendors and items.
The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. #29 have had a busy fall, having just wrapped up another successful Remembrance Day tea and bake sale.
A big thank you to all who helped and all who attended.
The auxiliary also is very proud that two of our long-time and hard-working members, Jane McLeod and Florence Hill, recently were named “Citizens of the Year” for Fort Frances.
It will be partly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-13 C (eight F).
Look for northwest winds at five m.p.h., becoming calm in the evening.
Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high of minus-four (24) and low around minus-nine (16).
Expect light southeast winds.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected Saturday, with a high of minus-three (27) and low again down to minus-nine (16).
Agatha Christie’s “The Secret Adversary” will take to the Townshend Theatre stage here tomorrow through Saturday as Muskie Theatre presents its annual fall play.
“It’s a really entertaining show—lots of suspense and action,” enthused Grade 11 student Sophie Potvin-Begin, who portrays the lead female role, “Tuppence.”
With Christmas less than a month away, the local Salvation Army is preparing to help make the holidays a better time for many district residents.
Lt. Dennis Maybury said the need is even greater this time than last year, as between January and October of this year, the Salvation Army has had to help 51 new families access the food bank and family services.