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Crocus campaign

Josie Patrick, left, and Debbie Bazylewski, with the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, looked over details of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s annual crocus campaign. The volunteer bureau will be selling crocus bulbs Feb. 4-9 at the Sister Kennedy Centre, Wal-Mart, and the old CN station.

Talented performer

Juno Award-winning singer Connie Kaldor commanded the stage last Thursday night at the Townshend Theatre during the first “tour de Fort” concert of 2008. Embracing elements of gospel, rock, country and western, folk, bluegrass, and adult contemporary, Kaldor not only entertained the crowd with her original songs, but her insightful story-telling between songs.

Denied—this time

Kenora Thistles’ goalie Brandon Beaulieu was all over Fort Frances KC Knights’ forward Jordan Larson during the first period of the PeeWee ‘AA’ tournament final here Sunday. Beaulieu couldn’t hold off Larson for long, though, as he scored three goals and added a pair of assists to help the Knights win 6-1.

Pool party

Youngsters enjoyed wading in the pool during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s annual “beach party” there this morning.

Solid goaltending

Goalie Scott Parsons of the Fort Frances KC Knights stretched to rob Brandon Pentek of the Kenora Thistles early in the final of the annual PeeWee 'AA' tournament here yesterday. Parsons and the Knights won the crown, beating Kenora 6-1.

Penny weigh-in

Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society, weighed some pennies turned in during the annual “Penny for Your Thoughts” weigh-in Saturday morning at Canadian Tire here. The two-day fundraiser saw a total of 181 pounds of copper donated, including a 102-pound donation from the Royal Canadian legion Br. #29, and 30 pounds from Claude DeBenedet.

Puck battle

Captains Quinn Amiel, left, and Brad Pawlowski, right, battled for the puck at centre ice Saturday night in the first of a pair of games between the Sabres and Thunder Bay Bearcats. While each notched a goal during that game, Amiel proved the better of the two yesterday, netting two goals while Pawlowski was ejected late in the game.

Bon appetit

Honourary chef Jennie Condon of B93•FM, right, served up cream of broccoli and cheese soup to Ted and Annie Fitzgerald during the local Alzheimer Society’s “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” last night at the Adventure Inn.

Icebox bonspiel

Mary Hickling, left, and Linda Reed, part of Dave Hickling’s rink, played against Tom Wherley’s squad Saturday afternoon during the annual “Icebox of the Nation” bonspiel at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Neither team made it much further, but Bryan Bonot’s rink from Stratton took the ‘A’ final over Tom Mayer’s foursome from International Falls.

Playing Bingo

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres players took time away from the ice yesterday to visit Rainycrest, where they joined in playing TV Bingo with some of the residents.