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Doll house donation

Sherri Christiansen showed off part of the doll house and furniture that she made and will be donating to the 12-annual “Spirit of Christmas,” which goes this Sunday (Nov. 11) from 4-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. The popular fundraiser will feature both a live and silent auction.

Revue rehearsal

Some 65 Fort Frances High School students rehearsed the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” number yesterday in preparation for their upcoming fall musical revue. The show, featuring songs all about the weather, will run Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Advance tickets are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, costing $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

Talking art

Karen Robinson, left, chatted with artist Barbara Stevens about her painting, “Red Pines on Rainy Lake,” during the 12th-anniversary open house Friday at the Fine Line Art Gallery here. Those who dropped by that day and Saturday could meet the Fine Line artists, peruse the art for sale there, enter draws for door prizes, and enjoy refreshments.

Yummy meal

Jennifer Maki and her three-year-old daughter, Shyanne, enjoyed a walleye dinner on Friday evening, which was a fundraiser for the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start program. There also were a number of raffles to be won.

Gaming Club

Sydni Funk, left, and Melissa Shine were two of 26 gamers battling it out last Thursday during a “Soul Calibur III” tournament hosted by the newly-formed gaming club at Fort Frances High School.

Decisions, decisions

After thinking long and hard about it, Taalyr Bruyere, six, put her tickets in to win select prizes at the penny auction table during the annual Remembrance Day tea, which was hosted by the local Legion ladies auxiliary on Sunday afternoon. The event also featured baking, hot dishes, candy, crafts, and draws.

Memories of war

Lloyd Wheatley held up “Memories and Thoughts of Things to Come,” a book which he wrote about his family and his memories of being a prisoner of war during the Second World War. Wheatley is second from the left in the group of five.

Stand back

Blake Wepruk, left, and Cody McCool were escorted to the penalty box by linesman Gerry Hercun before being ejected from Saturday morning’s game against the Shattuck St. Mary’s Sabres. Wepruk (along with Dustin Brown, not pictured) was penalized for fighting late in the match while McCool was handed a double minor for a stick infraction before being assessed an additional game misconduct.

Ready to remember

Jasmyn Morrison, left, Reggie Jewell, and Maria Henzmann, in Marnie Dutton’s Grade 1 class at J. W. Walker School, showed how they’ve been getting ready for Remembrance Day. The students have been busy making crafts, singing songs, and reading stories to remember the fallen soldiers.

Tea Time

Lois Medhurst, left, Gemma Lamonato, and Diane Maxey shared a laugh during the annual Remembrance Day tea, hosted by the local Legion ladies auxiliary yesterday afternoon. The event, which drew hundreds of people, featured baking, hot dishes, candy, crafts, and draws. Remembrance Day ceremonies will take place this coming Sunday at 10:56 a.m. at the cenotaph.