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St. Paddy’s craft

Katelin Gurniak, seven, joined about 20 other children in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Fort Frances Public Library on Thursday. The kids made candy bowls out of green felt.

–Melanie Béchard photo

Soccer signup

Nine-year-old Shanleigh Fryer had her mother, Lorina, double check the information on her registration form as she signed up for Fort Frances Youth Soccer yesterday evening at the Memorial Sports Centre. FFYS registration will be held there again tomorrow (Thursday, March 22) from 6-8 p.m. The soccer season will run from April 30-June 21. —Duane Hicks photo

Splish, splash

Lexi Caul, left, Chelsey Skirten, Shilo Beck, and Carly Steinke goofed around in the pool at the Memorial Sports Centre on Friday afternoon as they, like many other youngsters, enjoyed their last day of March Break. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Dinner time?

These five lambs stuck close by their mother during feeding time last week on Mark Gerber’s farm. It was the first time the baby sheep, born on Mar. 10, ventured outdoors. It was also the first time Gerber has had five lambs born at once. Ewes typically give birth to just two or three at a time. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Doing the limbo

Darryl Sakchekapa, three, showed off his best limbo moves during a luau at the Zaagi’ Di Win Aboriginal Head Start program yesterday. The kids also learned to hula dance and played in a tiki hut as part of the celebration. —Melanie Béchard photo

Making way

Daryl Eyolfson of Daryl’s Custom Landscapes Ltd. was busy plowing snow on the 200 block of Third Street West this morning, after Borderland got a late-winter dumping of the white stuff yesterday. The snow should disappear in a day or two, however, with above zero temperatures and periods of sunshine and light rain in the forecast starting Wednesday—the first day of spring.

St. Paddy’s Day party

Kids dressed in green made candy dishes out of green felt at the Fort Frances Public Library’s St. Patrick’s Day party yesterday afternoon. The library also will be hosting children’s author Elaine Wagner on Monday (March 19) at 6 p.m.—Melanie Béchard photo

Get with the program

With liquor bottles comprising half the glass dropped off at the town’s recycling bins on Wright Avenue, Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown wants the public to know everyone would be better off if they brought empties to The Beer Store to get a refund. —Duane Hicks photo

Obstacle course

Jalena Strom helped Brianna Barron roll through an obstacle course set up in the Sturgeon Creek gymnasium Friday as part of the school’s winter carnival. Activities were held for teams throughout the day to celebrate the last day of school before March Break. —Submitted photo

Racing princesses

A couple of pre-school princesses—a.k.a. Summer McNeil, left, and Jacy Gagne—ran a three-legged race together yesterday at the Fort Frances Day Care. All the toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-aged children at the day care are participating in special events all this week during March Break. —Melanie Béchard photo