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Singing pirates

Kenneth Kellar sang a solo as the Pirate King during rehearsal last night for Fort Frances High School’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” The show opens tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors, which are available in advance at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts. —Melaine Béchard photo

Campaign kickoff

Librarians Andrea Avis and Margaret Sedgwick, youth representatives Anna Schwartz and Annelise Hawrylak, and Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce president Christine Denby were among the group of more than a dozen people cutting the ribbon at the “Building for the Future” campaign kickoff Friday.

Spring cleaning

Kevin Nielson, pharmacist and owner of Shopper’s Drug Mart here, demonstrated how easy it is to drop off expired medications for the “Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Contest.” . —Duane Hicks

Spring pow-wow

About 1,000 students from schools across the district participated in the second-annual Spring Pow-Wow at Robert Moore School yesterday. The day-long celebration included dancing and a meal of wild rice soup and bannock. —Melanie Béchard photo

New bin

This new bin for glass recyclables will be replacing the separate blue plastic ones outside the Public Works building here in coming weeks. The large green bin will make it more convenient for town staff to dump glass recyclables at a new storage area at the Public Works yard. Glass used to be stockpiled at the landfill.

St. Paddy’s craft

Katelin Gurniak, seven, joined about 20 other children in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Fort Frances Public Library on Thursday. The kids made candy bowls out of green felt.

–Melanie Béchard photo

Soccer signup

Nine-year-old Shanleigh Fryer had her mother, Lorina, double check the information on her registration form as she signed up for Fort Frances Youth Soccer yesterday evening at the Memorial Sports Centre. FFYS registration will be held there again tomorrow (Thursday, March 22) from 6-8 p.m. The soccer season will run from April 30-June 21. —Duane Hicks photo

Splish, splash

Lexi Caul, left, Chelsey Skirten, Shilo Beck, and Carly Steinke goofed around in the pool at the Memorial Sports Centre on Friday afternoon as they, like many other youngsters, enjoyed their last day of March Break. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Dinner time?

These five lambs stuck close by their mother during feeding time last week on Mark Gerber’s farm. It was the first time the baby sheep, born on Mar. 10, ventured outdoors. It was also the first time Gerber has had five lambs born at once. Ewes typically give birth to just two or three at a time. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Doing the limbo

Darryl Sakchekapa, three, showed off his best limbo moves during a luau at the Zaagi’ Di Win Aboriginal Head Start program yesterday. The kids also learned to hula dance and played in a tiki hut as part of the celebration. —Melanie Béchard photo