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Rememberance Day play

Aaron Meyers, Kierra Adams, Rachel McEvoy, Shaelyn Jordan, and Danielle Drennan were among Grade 2 and 3 students at Huffman School who performed their own play called “The Dog of the Battlefield”—a tale about a heroic dog who rescued an injured soldier—to fellow students and parents yesterday morning to mark Remembrance Day.

View from the top

With work on the refurbished lookout tower nearly complete, the Times got a bird’s-eye view of the riverfront from the top of the structure yesterday afternoon. Some pieces of railing still need to be installed, as do the windows of the cupola at the top. A security system also will be put in.

Baby Ben update

Benjamin Marr, who was born prematurely, celebrated his second birthday yesterday. Over the past year, he has reached many milestones, such as wearing his glasses daily to improve his eyesight, cruising around the furniture, and beginning to take some food by mouth.

Still going strong

Sam Harcus, the oldest player in the local senior men’s curling league at 88 years young, showed fine form in delivering a rock during weekly play Monday. People of all ages have been participating in the sport since the new season began here last month.

Sweeping hard

Glenn Witherspoon, left, and Dennis Busch brought a rock down the ice yesterday during weekly play of the local men’s senior curling league. People of all ages have been participating in the sport since curling started up for the season here last month.

Deer talk

Helen Crook was among about 20 residents who voiced concerns about the increasing number of deer in Fort Frances at last night’s council meeting following a presentation by MNR area supervisor Jeff Wiume and biologist Melissa Mosley. But aside from individual residents taking action to protect their properties, only a severe winter likely will curb the deer proliferation in the near future.

Lest we forget

Carly Taggart added a Maple Leaf to the Legion wall at the annual Remembrance Day tea there yesterday afternoon hosted by the local Legion ladies’ auxiliary. For a small donation, a leaf could be filled in honour and remembrance of loved ones who had been in a past war.

Pottery demo

Marke Henteleff of Black Duck Pottery gave Heidi and Michaela Putzer tips on how to make clay ornaments Friday evening during an open house at the Fine Line Art Gallery here. The gallery was celebrating its 15th year on Thursday through Saturday, offering refreshments and a large selection of hand-crafted gifts for sale. The gallery will hold a Christmas open house in the next month.

Christmas goodies

Jessica Odgen held up some festively-wrapped Tupperware during the first home business-based expo that will be running every Saturday in November at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market building. Local home-based businesses will be promoting and selling their wares as a lead-up to the Christmas season.