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Winter wonderland

The impressive display of decorations at the First Street East home of Charlie and Barb Turgeon is sure to get even the most determined Grinch into the holiday spirit. Local firefighters worked together Saturday to put up all of the decorations.

Visions of Greece

This painting of a fishing boat off the shores of Chania, on the coast of Crete, is among those that will be part of local artist Connie Cuthbertson’s new exhibit, “‘The Awakening’—Memories of Greece,” which will open at the Fort Frances Museum tomorrow (Nov. 26) with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

Latin Christmas

“Maderaz” brought its internationally-flavoured Christmas concert to the Townshend Theatre here last night as part of the “Kids and Company” concert series. The quartet delighted youngsters and parents alike with a variety of Latin-themed music, and also spoke between songs about holiday traditions of other cultures.

Holiday spirit

Amid the sunshine and crisp air, it was tricky work Saturday as local firefighters, family, and friends volunteered their time to help Barb and Charlie Turgeon set up their annual outdoor Christmas display. The couple’s First Street East home is well-known for the variety and sheer number of the decorations that adorn it each holiday season.

Holiday house

Chanelle Matthews showed off the festively-decorated miniature house she built with her Auntie Flo and donated to the annual “Spirit of Christmas” fundraiser held yesterday at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Umm, umm good!

Emma Cole dug into some delicious soup at the Christmas bazaar and luncheon hosted by the Knox United Church. U.C.W. here Saturday. The event also featured a bake table, cookie walk, and “next to new” table.

Friendly servers

Journey Somerset, left, and Danni-mae Mainville were all smiles as they helped to serve tea, coffee, sandwiches, and treats at the Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L.’s Christmas tea and bazaar on Sunday afternoon at Couchiching.

Colossal battle

Jordan Larson of Taggs Source for Sports, far left, battled in front of the net while Norwest Stars’ goalie Eric Mann could only watch helplessly as Tarran Romyn’s point shot slipped past him. The local Bantam ‘AA’ squad won its home tournament after a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Stars in yesterday’s final.

Sweet treat

This Christmas tree, adorned in Lindor chocolates, actually will be pleasure rather a chore to un-decorate. It is being donated by Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Mu chapter) for this Sunday’s “Spirit of Christmas” fundraiser at La Place Rendez-Vous from 4-8. The painted wooden moose in front of the tree was made by the Times’ own Linda Plumridge.