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Rough Cut Pine

Local roots band Rough Cut Pine drew more than 100 people to the Rainy Lake Square for a free concert last Wednesday evening. The band, which performed from 6-8 p.m., had folks singing along, smiling, and tapping their feet.

Water levels talk

Dr. Wayne Jenkinson, an engineering advisor with the International Joint Commission, gave members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy a brief timeline of water levels on Rainy Lake, as well as a brief history of the IJC, during a presentation at the group's annual general meeting Sunday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Tie-dye fun

Brittany Breton, left, Sophia Breton, and Gillian Breton had a blast making tie-dye art at Point Park on Monday afternoon during Community Living's latest Open Air Art Studio session. The three shared big smiles as they tied down their fabric with rubber bands before dunking it in a vat of dye.

Prepping brick

Fort Frances Lions Club member John Pohanka, left, and Blair Lowey worked to dig out a blank brick that was replaced with one of the 19 memorial ones installed in the pathway at the Lions Park on Second Street East on Sunday afternoon as part of the club's annual “Dandy Lion” festival.

Stuffing bus

Ashley Sisco, left, and Kathy Lampi, of M. Wu Dentistry, stood with Cammie Gray, from Iron Range Bus Lines, and her granddaughter, Brianna, to show off some of the donations that had been made during a “Stuff the Bus" event to collect school supplies for the annual "Backpacks for Kids” campaign in front of the Walmart here Saturday.

Tai Chi session

Karen Gagne (left), Sheri De Gagne, Le Truong and Carole Mackintosh lead a drop-in class through a Tai Chi routine at the Rainy Lake Square last Wednesday morning. The Fort Frances Tai Chi Club will be holding free one-hour classes every Wednesday at 11 a.m. until the end of August. The sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Blizzard break

Ty and Kaylen Cunningham stopped by the local Dairy Queen last Thursday with their grandmother, Judith Lindholm, to take a break from the heat and snack on a “Blizzard" during DQ's 16th-annual "Miracle Treat Day." Their Blizzards were just a couple out of the 859 that were sold throughout the day.

Through legs

Simeon Elenwune of Manitou Forest Products (above) tried to sneakily strip the ball from in between the legs of Nico Kooistra of Centra Pipelines while (below) Lucas Koomans of Centra Pipelines and Chad Faragher of Manitou Forest Products had each other tied up as they fought for possession of the ball as their squads battled to a 1-1 tie in the second game of the Borderland Soccer League's men

Pickleball match

Pearl Pidlubny lunged forward to return the ball over the net during a game of pickleball last Wednesday morning at the tennis courts next to Fort High. The competing team, Lori King (back left) and Twyla Howarth, awaited the return, with laughs and smiles, while Pidlubny's doubles partner, Judie Campbell, protected her corner of the court.

Hockey camp

Hockey season is still a ways away but some local youth players already have hit the ice in preparation for it. The Northwestern Hockey Camp Canada is running this week at the Memorial Sports Centre to help players develop their skills.