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Private concert

“Faber Drive” kept its word and played an exclusive acoustic set for Nikki, Chris, and Callahan Wiedenhoeft, along with their friends, on Friday evening after they won the draw which took place after Thursday night’s main concert at the Townshend Theatre. Everyone had a great time as they got to meet and hang out with the band, then crowd around for an intimate concert.

Rookie camp

Prospective Fort Frances Jr. Sabres battled hard over two days of heated scrimmages at the Ice for Kids Arena during the team’s annual rookie camp this past weekend. Sixteen players made the cut and were asked to attend the Sabres’ main training camp, which gets underway Aug. 21.

Wicked show

Faber belted out a rockin’ melody to screaming fans during last night’s “Faber Drive” concert at the Townshend Theatre, which was an encore performance for new and returning fans. Afterwards, a contest was open to those who attended to win a performance by the band in the privacy of their home. That special performance was held early this afternoon.

Pretty blooms

Kathy Haukaas admired the lilies this morning while helping set up for the Fort Frances Horticultural Society’s annual Flower and Vegetable Show at the old CN station here. The show runs today from 2-8 p.m.

Glimpse into history

Christine Jourdain pointed out her father, Glenn, in one of the old hockey team photos from St. Marguerite’s School during the opening of the museum’s exhibit on local residential schools last Thursday morning.

Keeping fit

June Etienne, Lloyd Wheatley, and Freeda Carmody took part in their weekly SAGE (Sage Advice and Gentle Exercise for Seniors) class at Guthrie United Church in Devlin. The group, sponsored by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Commnuities Coalition, meets once a week for activities such as Tai-Chi.

Ride through time

Jim Jackson spent a good part of Saturday morning giving people rides around the Both Farm in a 1927 Whippet, which once was owned by his father. Jackson said he remembers learning to drive in the area which is now the site of Sturgeon Creek School.

Summer visitor

A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird was spotted resting in a neighbourhood tree here last week. Hummingbirds are visitors across the district between May and early September.

In sync

Alex Marusyk, left, and Ross Kircher had a creative jam session while playing Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” yesterday evening during an open mic night for 14- to 19-year-olds at the Fort Frances Public Library. The fourth open mic to date, it also was held as a fundraiser for the library.