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Covering home plate

Red Gut Babes' catcher Kayla Windigo secured the ball in her glove as she got the forceout at home plate during her squad's 15-11 loss to the Fort Frances Angels in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

'One more song!'

Tyler Gagne (lead guitar), Dave Byrnes (vocals, rhythm guitar), Todd Wrolstad (drums), and Ted DeBenetti (bass) from Kings of None played in front of a full crowd Thursday evening at the Rainy Lake Square. The band played a mix of classic songs such as “Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Tragically Hip's "Wheat Kings" and "Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band.

Making mocktail

FASD community partners Robyn Dennis, left, and Miranda Sigurdson handed out non-alcoholic beverages and “mocktails” at the Rainy Lake Square on Thursday during the Scott Street Summer Celebration. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the 200 block of Scott Street was blocked off and lined with vendors, artisans, activities for kids, and sidewalk sales.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Alberton SOTY

Former Alberton reeve Michael Hammond, left, was presented with Alberton's 2019 Senior of the Year Award by current reeve Mike Ford during the July 10 Alberton council meeting. —Photo submitted by Bobbi Maxwell

Shining 'Stars'

The “Stars" performing line from Dancin' with Darcie's truly shone at the national dance competition in Wisconsin Dells this past week (July 11-15). They placed second yesterday in the senior large group Rising Stars division. They received a platinum award and a overall high score for their initial performance of "300 Violin Orchestra' in the Senior Rising Stars division.

Legal aid cuts

Claire McDowell, left, and Tara Grant of the Northwest Legal Clinic handed out information about the Ford government's cuts to legal aid and how it will effect local services during the Scott Street Summer Celebration on Thursday.

Sidewalk sales

Beatrice Galbraith looked through some of the sidewalk sales at McTaggarts on Thursday morning during the Scott Street Celebration, that was hosted by the Downtown BIA. Several other businesses on Scott Street ran store-wide sales and specials.

Dunk tank

Tayah Badiuk launched a softball at the Flint House's dunk tank in an effort to soak 93.1 The Border's radio host, Johnathan Price, during the Scott Street Summer Celebration on Thursday. Badiuk was the first person to sink Price into the drink. The dunk tank was a fundraiser for the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy, raking in $732.

Orchestra @ library

The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra, conducted by Joe Belanger, played a wide variety of string music for the audience gathered yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library for their free summer concert there. The concert ran for an hour, with refreshments offered by the Friends of the Library.

Throwing to first

Fort Frances Angels' pitcher Rylee Redford fielded a ground ball and made the throw to first to record the out during the first inning of her team's 15-11 win over the Red Gut Babes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Redford garnered the pitching win and also homered twice to pace the Angels to their fourth win of the season.