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Creative kids

Amy Penner, a student at Crossroads School in Devlin, shared her story with fellow student Anikka McTavish on Friday during the school’s “Literacy Luncheon.” Children showcased their work for parents and community members through reading, writing, drama, and media literacy. –Heather Ogilvie photo

Fun with crafts

Anne Jean, left, and Kaitlyn Baldwin showed each other how they were decorating their postcards yesetrday afternoon during March Break activities at the Fort Frances Museum. Kids can drop by there from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day this week either to do crafts or check out a cool optics display. —Duane Hicks photo

Sneak preview

Vi Plumridge touched up a painting of hollyhocks she’s planning on entering in the “Seeing Red” art show coming up April 10-May 6 at the Fine Line Art Gallery. The deadline for artists to enter their artwork, which must follow the “Seeing Red” theme, is April 5. On average, the spring art show draws 40 entries. —Duane Hicks photo

Blowing bubbles

Darius Brenna blew bubbles yesterday morning during a beach party for preschoolers at the Fort Frances Day Care. With children out of school this week, there is a full slate of activities planned there for both the preschoolers and school age kids. —Duane Hicks photo

Seeing double

It’s March Break, and kids looking for something to do can drop by the Fort Frances Museum and check out this an early version of 3-D glasses, also known as a stereoscope, that’s part of the optics display upstairs. The museum also will be doing crafts, following the theme “Postcards from the Edge.” The museum is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. —Duane Hicks photo

Getting started

Dave Ashworth checked over the plans for the new Domino’s franchise being built at 283 Scott St., the site of the old M&S Bootery. The new business hopefully will be serving up pizzas by mid-April. —Duane Hicks photo

Powerful pow wow

Hoop dancer, Garnett Comegan demonstrated his skills to students from local schools who gathered in the Robert Moore gymnasium Wednesday for their 1st Annual Pow Wow. The First Nation and Metis Youth Council organized the event, which also featured the Golden Eagle Drummers from Couchiching First Nation and a lunch of wild rice soup and bannock.

–Heather Ogilvie photo

Award winner

Jolene Stahn took home the DeGagne Award on Friday from the Rainy River District 4-H Association Annual Awards Banquet held at the Stratton Millennium Hall. Stahn earned $100 plus the trophy for being the being the beef club member who accumulated the greatest number of points during the past three years of beef club work. –Heather Ogilvie photo

All decked out

Paul Pirie, left, and Jennifer Greenhalgh, a.k.a “Marilyn Monroe,” were just a couple of those people who were dressed to the nines for Saturday’s fundraiser gala at La Place Rendez-Vous. —Duane Hicks photo.

Starting young

Chloe Gate, two, of Fort Frances helped her dad, Darren, snag a crappie Saturday during the ice fishing derby held in conjunction with the annual winter carnival in Nestor Falls. –Heather Ogilvie photo