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'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.

Falling over

Tatum Glowasky was knocked to the ice from behind during the third period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-1 loss to the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

'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.

Colourful quilts

Laura Gosse, community engagement co-ordinator for the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre, admired “Fallen Halo" and "Peaceful"—two of the quilts local resident Hubert Meyers submitted yesterday for the upcoming "Fibre Arts Festival.” The deadline to submit a piece for the juried exhibit featuring the work of district fibre artists is this coming Tuesday (Jan.

Discarded tree

Some local residents already have discarded their Christmas trees on the boulevard in anticipation of the Fort Frances Fire Brigade's annual tree pickup. The pickup will take place next Saturday (Jan. 19)—a week later than usual.

Pruys painting

“Entranced,” a painting by local artist Cher Pruys, recently was awarded the gold medal for figurative painting in the Mondial Art Academia's International 2018 competition.

—Image courtesy of Cher Pruys

VR station

The Fort Frances Public Library recently added virtual reality software to its “Makerspace” for the public to use. The library currently offers the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and an Insignia Virtual Reality Viewer. Library card-holders can rent out all of the virtual reality units except for the Oculus Rift, which remains stationed at the library.