Val Martindale read the first stave of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” last night during the dramatic presentation hosted by CBC Radio and the Voyageur Lions Club. Performances by the Borderland Choral Bells and the Knox United Church choir were interspersed between the staves, which also were read by Dave Ogilvie, Pat Bird, Bob Grynol, and Heather McLeod.
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Michael Brady, as Maxwell Smart, rehearsed a scene yesterday for the upcoming Muskie Theatre production of “Get Smart,” which will be staged at the Townshend Theatre on Dec. 6-8. Tickets for the show will be available soon at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts.
Kevin Bobczynski (#20), Zach McCool, back, and Joe Basaraba, right, celebrated with defencemen Justin Scott and Ryan McDowall after a goal Friday night. The Basaraba-Bobczynski-McCool line combined for six of the Muskies’ eight goals in their 8-2 romp over the visiting Dryden Eagles.
Lucy Miller, left, purchased some baked goodies from auxiliary member Gladys Kerr during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary’s lobby sale this morning at the hospital. The annual sale featured baking, a bargain table, crafts, knitting, and raffles.
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.
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.
The table full of baked goods was a popular spot during an early holiday tea, bake, and craft sale hosted by the McIrvine and Burriss Women’s Institutes yesterday at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau. Those in attendance enjoyed delicious desserts, entered their names into draws, and were able to peruse a selection of crafts.
Todd Wood of the Fort Frances Power Corp. installed a snowflake light for the Business Improvement Association yesterday on the 200 block of Scott Street. The FFPC volunteered to get the decorations up in time for the 50th-annual “Parade of Lights,” which is set to go here this Saturday.
Encouraging district residents to purchase gifts which will be distributed to local children who may not receive many presents this holiday season, Family and Children’s Services volunteer June Caul, left, and FACS children’s mental health co-ordinator Jacquee Loerzel put the finishing touches on the “Adopt-An-Angel” tree at Wal-Mart on Friday afternoon.
Margaret Lidkea proudly stood by her husband, Dr. Robert Lidkea, after he received his “Citizen of the Year” plaque onstage at the town’s annual recognition dinner Friday night.