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Difficult save

CJ Contracting keeper Jacob Albright was able to leap higher than Connor Nelson of Manitou Forest Products to make a difficult save during the second half of his squad's 1-0 win in the first leg of the Borderland Soccer League's men's division semi-final last night at the St. Francis Sports Field. The second-and-deciding game is set to go tonight at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

Moose n' fiddle

Heather Gropp, front left, Denise Lysak, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford, Norbert Dufresne, Matt Rydberg, back left, Wanda Kabel and Andrew Nisly gathered for a photo following the announcement of nearly $12,000 for the Moose N' Fiddle festival through Celebrate Ontario. The festival is set to run from Aug. 15-17 at Caliper Lake Provincial Park.

-Submitted photo

Piper & carson

Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, left, and Piper Hayes make up the duo “Piper & Carson.” Hayes describes herself as a singer-songwriter and mental health advocate, often booking mental health workshops into their tours. The pair will be bringing their folk/roots sound to From the Grind Up tomorrow evening.

Breastfeeding in focus

A group of mothers and their infants celebrated “World Breastfeeding Week" last year. Breastfeeding will be in focus again here tomorrow (Aug. 8). A special walk with your little ones will start at 11 a.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. The group of parents, family members, grandparents, children and caregivers will then walk to the Rainy Lake Square, meeting there at 11:30.

Library craft

Eli Dalton and his sister, Sophie, worked on a leaf printing craft at the Fort Frances Public Library on Thursday while they were in town visiting their grandparents. The siblings live in Nova Scotia but travel to Fort Frances once a year. The library's craft was led by its summer learning co-ordinator, Anna Schwartz.

Faragher art

The wall at Fine Line Art Gallery that has been arranged for the works of August's featured artist Lois Faragher. Faragher has been painting for 15 years, but has only recently become a member of the gallery. All of her paintings on display are originals and use either acrylic paint or watercolours.

Newman singing

Lead vocalist Brent Newman from “Rough Cut Pine” alternated between singing and playing his harmonica during one of the band's original pieces last Thursday evening at the Rainy Lake Square. The audience was swept away and entranced by many of the appealing melodies played by the folk band during the Rainy Lake Squares concert series.

Dyed creation

Eden Desjarlais held up the fabric she dyed at Community Living's open air art studio last Tuesday. Those attending last weeks art studio learned about shibori dyeing, a traditional Japanese technique similar to tie-dyeing. The next open air art studio will run on Monday, Aug. 12 from 3-5:30 p.m. at McIrvine Park. The theme will be chromatography canvas art.

Shoe maker

Local woman Crystal McPherson showed off one of the nearly 30 shoes that are made from tires and jeans that she's distributing to Ugandans in need through Sole Hope over the next two weeks. She left for Africa on July 29 and will return here in about a week.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Soap shopping

Delaney McDonald searched through some of the various homemade soaps at Charlee's Naturally Northern booth that was set up for the Rainy Lake Market on Thursday. The weekly event showcases a variety of local businesses and vendors. The Rainy Lake Market runs every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Sept. 26.