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Bass haul

Mike Wilson, left, and his dad, LeRoy, showed off their midday catches while out on the lake Saturday during the “Castin’ for Cash” bass tournament. The Wilsons brought in a total of 27.12 pounds during the two-day tourney—enough to hold off Pat Steele and Ralph Galusha’s 26.16-pound total at the annual tournament held at Lake Despair Lodge.–Justin Holmes photo

Practice makes perfect

Clarinetist Jane Tibbetts, left, and cellists Bill McPherson and Pam Brandrick of the Borderland Ensemble Group held a “Practice in the Park” on Sunday evening under the picnic shelter at the Lions Park here. More than 20 people brought their lawn chairs and found some shade in which to relax and listen to the music. They’ll be holding another practice next month. —Duane Hicks photo

Beatin' the heat

Edward Cabral, 10, of Emo enjoyed staying cool on Saturday in his backyard swimming pool. The day brought some of the hottest temperatures so far this summer. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Mother Nature’s wrath

Strong winds yesterday caused this tree to lose several large limbs—some of which fell on a nearby utility line as well as part of a home located on the 1100 block of First Street East.                           —Amanda Roy photo

Beach fun

Mikel Ward, left, and Dilon Woolsey, right, dug a deep hole in the sand on the beach at Pither’s Point Park last Thursday while Billy Wolf, back left, and Brendon McCormick gathered mud to pack the sides of their creation. The boys were trying to make a “hot tub” out of mud.— Amanda Roy photo

Makin’ the putt

Kevin Begin, from the Dominos team, tried to make a hole-in-one during the putting contest at the RBC Charity Golf Classic at Heron Landing on Saturday. There were several “special” contests for the teams to participate in, as well as many prizes and free giveaways to be earned.

Evening music

The Borderland Ensemble Group held a “Practice in the Park” yesterday evening under the picnic shelter at the Lions Park. More than 20 people brought their lawn chairs and found some shade in which to relax and listen to the music.—Duane Hicks photo

Taking a tour

Children from the Li’l Eagles program, part of the United Native Friendship Centre’s summer programming, toured the Fort Frances Times office yesterday and learned how to create an ad from summer student Mallory Donaldson (right).—Heather Ogilvie photo

Gettin’ down

Christian Wiedenhoeft, three, busted a move to the music on Scott Street while his big sister Callahan on during the Business Improvement Association’s Mall Days on Thursday. The event, a kickoff to Fun in the Sun celebrations, featured sidewalk sales, as well as fun and games for children. —Amanda Roy photo