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Storytime fun

With Hallowe’en on its way in a couple of weeks, children’s librarian Andrea Avis read the story “Winnie the Witch” by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas during “Storytime” this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. Aimed at children aged two-and-a-half to five years old, “Storytime” is a popular program, running twice on Tuesday and twice on Wednesday each week.

Rock on

Kathie Jackson rung in the new curling season yesterday with a throw on the straight and narrow during ladies’ Monday night twilight league play at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Sweet treat

Roberta Jeffery chose a dessert to go with her coffee during the La Verendrye Hospital auxiiliary’s tea Saturday afternoon at the New Beginings Fellowship Church. The annual event not only served as an occasion for people to chat over coffee and dainties, but enter raffles and buy baked goods. The auxiliary also presented the Riverside Foundation for Health Care with a cheque for $29,000.

Muskie girls tourney

Morgan Kruger tried to find a way around the tough St. Patrick’s defence in the Muskie junior girls’ final game of their weekend tournament. The squad won one and lost two as hosts, including a crushing 31-5 loss to the Saints.

Reaching out

Tyler Brusven tried to get a hold of Clippers’ running back Conor Stevenson during the visitors’ 65-0 rout over the Muskies on Friday afternoon. The 0-6 black-and-gold will try to end the regular season on a winning note this Friday versus the host Kildonan East Reivers.

Harvest dinner

Nearly 80 people turned out for the first-annual Rainy River District Havest Dinner on Saturday night at the Kitchen Creek Golf Club. The five-course meal showcased local foods, including the main course of Frenched pork loin with smoked apple chutney, classic filet mignon with sauce bordelasie, and peppered escalopes of elk tenderloin.

At the wheel

Maryam Sied, foreground, got behind the wheel of a fire truck as Timothy and Melissa Hughes came along for the “ride” Saturday morning at Canadian Tire. The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service was there to promote “Fire Prevention Week” (Oct.

Sights and sounds

Joanne Davis, a child development worker at the Family and Children’s Services office here, demonstrated some of the items in the multi-sensory room that officially was opened there Wednesday.

Tickling the ivories

Pianist Billy Andrusco, a Fort Frances native, played before a nearly full house last night at the Townshend Theatre. Following the performance, the audience was invited to meet with Andrusco over coffee and cookies. The concert was a dual fundraiser for the Fort Frances Curling Club and the Fort Frances Public Library’s ‘Building for the Future” campaign.

Hydrant flush

A wet morning got wetter Tuesday as Mike Allan, with the Public Works department, flushed a fire hydrant at the corner of Victoria Avenue and First Street East. Hydrants throughout town are being flushed to remove grime and ensure they are in working order before the winter sets in.