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Winter relief

Kaylyn Levesque, left, Jaxon Gartzke, and Tanner Williamson enjoyed a splash in the pool during a beach party at the Fort Frances Nursery School on Thursday. The nursery school held beach parties all week for the children to help combat the winter blues. —Melanie Béchard photo

Moving in

Museum curator Pam Halwey hefted another box onto the mountain of items that have been moved into the newly-renovated Fort Frances Museum yesterday afternoon. Museum staff, with a helping hand from the likes of Public Works and the local Pathfinders, have been moving items from its temporary location at 334 Scott St. since the weekend.

True stories

Canadian TV personality Dini Petty kept the audience engrossed in true stories abut her life, such as her early days when she became the first woman pilot in aviation history to fly and broadcast from a helicopter, during her show, “A ‘Broad’ View,” on Friday evening at the Townshend Theatre.

Reading is fun

Morgan Redford, a student at Donald Young School in Emo, checked out some of the books at the Emo Ontario Early Years Centre booth yesterday evening during the “Families Learning Together” literacy celebration there. The event featured dinner, a guest speaker, and workshops for parents in the community and surrounding area. Similar events also were held in Fort Frances and Rainy River.

Catch a wave

Rhyan McLean, left, Jaxon Gartzke, and Joelle Bruyere, foreground, enjoyed some time in the wading pool during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s annual “beach party” this morning. The nursery school has been hosting a number of pool parties for the children all week. —Melanie Béchard photo

Hockey hero

Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk took part in a shootout during the NHL Legends game Friday night at the Ice for Kids Arena. Proceeds from game went to the “Just Imagine” campaign.

—Alex Cruickshank photos

All about budworms

Lincoln Rowlinson, left, of the Ministry of Natural Resources, pointed out some areas on a map to local resident Mark McKelvie last Wednesday afternoon during a public review of the proposed insect pest management program to control jack pine budworm.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Signature taste

Caitlin Reimer offered up a sample of Safeway Signature sandwiches to customers walking through the deli department Friday afternoon during the grand reopening at the newly-renovated Canada Safeway store. Over 20 different types of products, ranging from salad dressing to meatballs, were being given out to customers looking for a taste. —Duane Hicks photo

Bon appetit

Bob Mathieson, left, the chef at La Verendrye Hospital, served up soup to Tammy Kellar as a prelude to the main course Sunday evening during the local Alzheimer Society’s second-annual “Chef’s Charity Dinner and Auction” at the Fort Frances Curling Club. About 70 people attended the fundraiser. —Duane Hicks photo

Whopping amount

Teresa Hazel, right, director of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, gave a fundraising update this morning on-air with B93•FM hosts Mike Alan and Jenni Condon during the “Just Imagine” campaign “radio-a-thon” and pancake breakfast. The public was encouraged to drop by the cafeteria at La Verendrye Hospital, enjoy a free breakfast, and make a donation or pledge to the CT Scan drive.