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Food drive

Curves for Women manager Arlene Georgeson, left, handed over 581 pounds of food to Capt. Marlene Sandoval of the local Salvation Army yesterday at the end of the fitness centre’s annual food drive during the month of March. Capt. Sandoval said she is very grateful for the support.

Season wrap

East Coast folk artist Dave Gunning entertained the audience last night at the Townshend Theatre to wrap up the 15th season of tour de Fort. The show also featured Canadian artists Mike Stevens and Matt Anderson, who impressed the crowd with skill and songs.

Off to OFSAA

Members of the Muskie boys’ hockey team loaded equipment onto a bus yesterday morning in preparation for their trip to Ottawa for their fifth-straight appearance at the all-Ontarios, which run April 2-5. The eighth-ranked Muskies will open the tournament Wednesday against the Ancaster Royals.


Mike Badiuk (left), Sean Murray (centre), and Mitch Seguin (right) helped along this stone in the first end of the ‘A’ final of the Alexander Keith’s Men’s International Bonspiel yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Badiuk’s foursome became the first junior squad to ever capture the title.

Healthy eating

Trish Wilson, left, registered dietitian with the Valley Diabetes Education Centre, talked with Oryn Albanese and his grandmother, Allison, about the difference between muscle and fat, and the health risks of eating fatty foods, during the inaugural chronic disease management symposium Saturday at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.

Preparing daffodils

Beta Sigma Phi members Pat Bird, right, and Kerri Dittaro cut bunches of daffodils at Knox United Church last night in preparation for its annual “Daffodil Day”—a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. The daffodils were on sale this morning at Knox United Church, and also are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, The Beer Store, hospital gift shop, Dough & Deli, and Einar’s.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’

The MacAfee family, including André Emond, left, playing son, Randolph, Katelyn Shortreed as daughter, Kim, Kali Hamilton portraying mom, Doris, and Ken Kellar as dad, Harry—sang “Hymn For a Sunday Evening” along with the cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” last night during its opening night at the Townshend Theatre.

Bridal show

Angela Halvorsen, with Y.T.B Honeymoon Registry, offered information to those attending the 2008 Bridal Show last night. The event, hosted by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, featured many local services to help brides with their wedding plans, including music, flowers, and photography. There also were plenty of prizes up for grabs.

Sharing a laugh

Kyle Turgeon (left) and Ryan McDowall (right) showed just how loose the Muskies’ exhibition game against the Borderland Selects was on Saturday night. Players from both teams put on a great show, but moments like this illustrated they also were having a good time. The Selects wore the Muskies’ dark jerseys for the game.

Pluck a duck

Bella Frenette played the “Pluck a Duck” game at Kaela’s Kiddie Korner during the Clover Valley Farmers Market’s annual Easter Market on Saturday. Along with an assortment of Easter plants, gifts, and food for purchase, the “Kiddie Korner” featured egg colouring, seed planting, crafts, and a scavenger hunt for the youngsters.