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Season for song

The Fort Frances Choraliers, directed by Diane Maxey, performed a “dress rehearsal” of their Christmas cantata, “For the Love of Christmas,” last night at Rainycrest. Their main performance will be this coming Sunday (Dec. 16) at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Admission is a goodwill offering.

‘Get Smart'

Justine Christie (Agent 99), left, Michael Brady (Maxwell Smart), Sally Roach (Chief), and Sierra Spicer (Miss Finch) performed a scene from “Get Smart” on Friday night at the Townshend Theatre. Muskie Theatre offered up the comedic show last Thursday through Saturday.

Christmas decor

Sue Worthman of Ranier, Mn. took a good look at a snowman birdfeeder and a wood-and-wire tree Saturday at The Christmas Store—just two of the 14 items created by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s special events committee for its “Wreaths ’n Things” fundraiser, which ran Thursday through yesterday. The penny auction raised $800 for district health care.

Underpass reopened

The Portage Avenue underpass was reopened to two lanes late yesterday as work on the site has wrapped up for the winter. The public is reminded, however, to continue using only the east sidewalk through the winter since the west one is not ready yet. The project will resume in the spring, and is scheduled for completion in early fall of 2008.

Santa visit

Tyrell Kempf, four, told Santa and Mrs. Claus what he wanted for Christmas while visiting with the pair Saturday at the Fort Frances Museum. Children had their pictures taken with the jolly couple, enjoyed cookies and cocoa, and also were invited to join in some games and activities. The event was put on by the local Business Improvement Association.

Secret agents

Students from Fort Frances High School’s Muskie Theatre rehearsed a scene from “Get Smart” during a dress rehearsal of the production last night at the Townshend Theatre. The show is set to open there tomorrow (Dec. 6) at 7 p.m. and run until Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts or at the door.

‘I got it!’

Emma Elliott (centre) got ready to dig the ball in the regular-season opener for the Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team here yesterday afternoon against the Kenora Broncos. The visitors won the first set 25-13, lost the second one 25-20, and then finished off the best-of-five match by taking the next two 25-7 and 25-18.

Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

Kenna Spuzak, four, enjoyed a pancake breakfast with her family at J.W. Walker School this morning. The first-annual event was hosted by the school’s parent council.

Festive crafts

Megan Ross, left, and Maria Sanders, along with other members of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s special events committee, made wreaths and other crafts last night in preparation for its “Wreaths ’n Things” fundraiser later this week.