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Emergency crossing

In case they have to use the route at any time next week, Fort Frances Emergency Services drove vehicles over the Victoria Avenue crossing yesterday to make sure they could clear it. The Portage Avenue underpass will be closed next Tuesday through Friday (Nov. 27-30) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day so steel sheet pilings can be removed from the construction site there.

Crazy hair

Sydney Carpenter, front, along with Nebin Whitecrow, left, Asyia Shields, and Haley King, showed off their crazy hair-dos in their Grade 2/3 classroom at Huffman School here yesterday. Students throughout the school wore wacky ponytails and added colour and clips to their hair as part of the school’s spirit day.

Bowled over

Sabres’ forward Brendan Baumgartner (centre) looked around to get his bearings after crashing Marathon Renegades’ goalie Nathan Boulet on Saturday night. The hard-nosed play of Baumgartner was part of the team’s comeback to earn a 6-6 draw.

Talented musician

Maverick Judson performed an original song Saturday night during “The Gift of Sharing” silent auction and coffeehouse at Knox United Church in Emo. The third-annual event featured the talent of congregation members of all ages, plenty of wonderful auction items, and delicious refreshments. More than $3,000 was raised for the local church.

Revue rehearsal

Some 65 Fort Frances High School students rehearsed the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” number yesterday in preparation for their upcoming fall musical revue. The show, featuring songs all about the weather, will run Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Advance tickets are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, costing $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

Talking art

Karen Robinson, left, chatted with artist Barbara Stevens about her painting, “Red Pines on Rainy Lake,” during the 12th-anniversary open house Friday at the Fine Line Art Gallery here. Those who dropped by that day and Saturday could meet the Fine Line artists, peruse the art for sale there, enter draws for door prizes, and enjoy refreshments.

Ready to remember

Jasmyn Morrison, left, Reggie Jewell, and Maria Henzmann, in Marnie Dutton’s Grade 1 class at J. W. Walker School, showed how they’ve been getting ready for Remembrance Day. The students have been busy making crafts, singing songs, and reading stories to remember the fallen soldiers.

Tea Time

Lois Medhurst, left, Gemma Lamonato, and Diane Maxey shared a laugh during the annual Remembrance Day tea, hosted by the local Legion ladies auxiliary yesterday afternoon. The event, which drew hundreds of people, featured baking, hot dishes, candy, crafts, and draws. Remembrance Day ceremonies will take place this coming Sunday at 10:56 a.m. at the cenotaph.

‘Spirit of Christmas’ donations

A number of items already have been donated for the upcoming “Spirit of Christmas” fundraising event, which will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 from 4-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Wonderful crafts, decorations, artwork, and baking will be featured in a silent auction, and there also be a live action portion, along with coffee, dainties, and draws.

Green goo

Emma Bone, left, and Kadynce Chabot played with creepy crawlers and green goo Tuesday during a Hallowe’en party at the Fort Frances Nursery School. Children also read Hallowe’en stories, dug up bones in the sandbox, and helped to carve a pumpkin.