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New owners

Missy and Derek Nelson are excited to take on their new adventure as owners of Rainy Lake Sports. The Nelson family is looking forward to seeing a lot of new and familiar faces come through their doors.

Jurassic Square

Raptors-mania swept its way into Fort Frances last week. Local fans packed the Rainy Lake Square Thursday night to form their own version of Jurassic Park and watch the Toronto Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals as they claimed their first-ever title.

Young grad

Aria Brady was all smiles while wearing her special “grad glasses” at the Fort Frances Nursery School's wind-up picnic at the Legion Park on Thursday. The event served as both an end-of-year celebration as well as a mini-graduation for those children who will be moving on to kindergarten at the beginning of the school year.

Walking trio

Rose McKone, right, travelled over 2,300 kilometres from Penticton, B.C. to walk alongside her mother, Annette Bush, and brother, Robert Maki, during the “Walk for Alzheimer's” here Saturday. The trio shared a lot of gratitude for the support and care the family has received from the Alzheimer Society.

Making contact

Fort Frances Her-icanes' captain Stacy Patey smacked a single through the right side of the infield during her squad's 20-11 win over the Red Gut Babes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last night at VanJura.

Tending garden

Trista Calder worked on removing some pesky weeds from her plot at the community garden during the Kids' Garden Club yesterday. The club planted in their garden plots during the first week of June and have since been cleaning up and maintaining their plants. Organizers say a few tomato plants were lost to some chilly nights, but otherwise the plots are doing well.

Father's Day craft

Kyson Dobransky waited for mom, Victoria Gosselin, to finish the hot glue work on his Father's Day craft at the Fort Frances Library on Saturday. Kids attending the Father's Day craft workshop were provided with paint, foam and popsicle sticks to create a personalized piece of art to give to their dads on Sunday.

Stomp rocket

Thea Denby jumped high to launch her stomp rocket as Julie Parks watched Thursday at the Robert Moore School playground. Grade 5 students in Mrs. Moxham's class created the rockets out of construction paper, foam insulation and PVC pipe attached to a two-litre pop bottle and challenged each other to send their rocket the farthest across the field.

Tween Bingo

Yesterday afternoon was full of excitement at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. After dancing around to the video game, “Just Dance,” Tween Club members relaxed with a game of Bingo with library staffer Samantha Manty, centre, calling out the numbers. Next Monday (June 24) will be the last after-school Tween Club session before the summer break.

Alzheimer prizes

Mary O'Connor, left, presented Gaydonna Barker—representing the team of the Church of the Holly Spirit—with the prize basket for being the top fundraising team Saturday during the “Walk for Alzheimer's” fundraiser here.