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Christmas goodies

Sara Roach looked over the baked goods at a fundraiser sale for the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau on Saturday at 279 Scott St. (the old Leisure Audio next to The Den). The sale, which features arts, crafts, and Christmas baking, will continue to run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day this week until Saturday (Dec. 20). All proceeds will to go towards the annual community Christmas dinner on Dec.

Songs of hope

Nicole Cain, left, Wendy Brunetta, and Nadia Felix, along with the rest of the Fort Frances Choraliers, performed this year’s Christmas cantata, “Hope Has Hands,” on Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church here.

Frosty scene

Residents may be shivering in the bone-chilling, mid-December cold snap that’s been gripping Borderland, but it also can produce some pretty scenes like these hoarfrost-covered trees behind the Fort Frances Times office.

Getting ready

Dressed up as reindeer, Senior Kindergarten students at Robert Moore went through their Christmas concert dress rehearsal this morning. The actual concert goes tonight at 7 p.m. in the school gym.

Exhibition action

Jordan Sinclair, a forward with the Fort Frances Canadians Midget ‘AA’ squad, looked to rag the puck past Tarran Romyn of the Northwestern Ontario Bantam All-stars (also a member of the local Taggs Bantam ‘AA’ squad) during an exhibition game yesterday at the Ice for Kids Arena. Romyn and the all-stars claimed a 4-1 victory.

Silver showing

Muskie Garnet Cornell looked for an open man during the senior boys’ 56-53 win over Churchill (Thunder Bay) on Saturday at the “Fish Tank.” Cornell drained a late three-pointer that put his team up by 10 points in the fourth quarter, and the Muskies held on to finish their home tournament with a 3-1 record—good for second place overall.

Winter wonderland?

Tim Fowler had his snow blower out early this morning along Third Street West as Borderland residents dug out from yesterday’s blizzard-like storm. Old Man Winter also wreaked havoc further east, with Highway 17 being closed east of Thunder Bay earlier today due to hazardous road conditions.

‘Hope Has Hands’

Under the direction of Diane Maxey, the Fort Frances Choraliers performed the Christmas cantata, “Hope Has Hands,” at St. Mary’s Church yesterday afternoon. Despite the drifting snow and frigid wind, music-lovers filled more than three-quarters of the church to enjoy what’s become a local Christmas tradition.

Christmas in Sweden

Students in Mrs. Papineau’s Grade 2/3 class demonstrated Christmas traditions from Sweden during St. Michael’s School’s Grade 1-3 Christmas concert last night. Entitled “Christmas Castaways,” students showed Christmas traditions from places around the world like Ireland, France, Mexico, Australia, and Hawaii.