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University visit

Fort Frances High School student Jordan York, second from left, spoke to Robert Perrier, a representative from Lakehead University yesterday during the Ontario Universities Tour there. Booths from 20 of the province’s universities lined the walls of the large gym to offer students information that will help them decide where they’d like to attend.

Tying goal

Alessio Tomassetti fired a shot that beat goalie Mike Bannon early in the third period to tie the game at 3-3 against the visiting Fort William North Stars on Saturday. The Sabres ended up losing 6-5 in overtime, but Tomassetti was named first star for his goal and for setting up Brock Owen’s goal late in the third which sent the game into the extra frame.

Celebrating libraries

Albert Weir picked out a cookie offered up by Friends of the Library member Marge Sveinson on Friday at the Fort Frances Public Library. The Friends of the Library encouraged the public to drop by that afternoon to have tea, coffee, and a snack in celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.

New exhibit

Museum curator Pam Hawley prepared the new “Count Your Pennies” exhibit for viewing Friday at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit focuses on shopping in the first half of the 20th century, how much things cost and how people paid for what they bought. It will be at the museum until the end of the year.

Thinking pink

Performing “Walk Like A Babe,” the “Boobettes” (Shawne Crowe, Sue Jones, Shawn McCaig, and Loraine Currie) entertained the 220 women who gathered at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday for the Rainy River District Breast Health Network’s seventh “Luncheon of Hope.” Women got a chance to enjoy lunch, socialize, and enter raffles, as well as get an update on advances in breast cancer care from La Ve

Dress rehearsal

In preparation for Hallowe’en, children in the pre-school class at the Fort Frances Day Care played dress up with a variety of costumes this morning. They also have been making many Hallowe’en crafts and will have a party there on Oct. 29. Pictured here are Cameron Scholfield, left, Josh Ward, Dominick Rousseau, Ethan Lengyel, and Miya Anderson.

Bike winner

“Fire Prevention Week” draw winner Connor Crookreceived a bike from Fort Frances firefighter Wayne Riches, left, and Canadian Tire general manager Chris Pieczka there yesterday. The bike was supplied by Canadian Tire and sponsored by the “RiskWatch” coalition.

Walking prize

Northwestern Health Unit health educator Siobhan Booth, right, yesterday presented staff at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts with a plaque and Subway gift certificates for earning first place in the “Walking Workplaces Challenge.” Penny Faragher (left), Neila Booth, Connie Cuthbertson, Penny Flatt, Marilyn McCoy, and Nicole Gray walked an average of 476,681 steps per person throughout the month o

Mediterranean cuisine

Catherine McGuire, left, and Laurie Hogan strained yogurt through cheesecloth while preparing tzatziki sauce during a cooking class last night at Fort Frances High School. The class of eight learned how to prepare a Greek dinner consisting of souvlaki, spanikopita, pasta, and steak over the three-hour course.