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Key handover

Dan Belluz, left, chair of the Rainy River District School Board, handed over the keys to the old Sixth Street School to Steve Latimer, vice-president of Community Living Fort Frances District, this morning. Sold by the board for $1, Community Living hopes to develop the site, possibly as a resource centre, down the road.

Wii bowling

Donna Wasykowski sent a Wii bowling ball down the lane for a strike during yesterday’s “Wii & Tii” for seniors at the Fort Frances Public Library. The afternoon gave seniors the chance to have some fun while trying out the various Wii games the library has on hand.

Celebrating 15 years

Jean Richards admired some jewellery made by Katy McFayden yesterday afternoon at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Mowat Avenue. The gallery is holding an open house to celebrate its 15th year, which continues today and tomorrow. Everyone is invited to drop by for refreshments and browse through a wide array of hand-crafted gifts.

Season to shop

Penny Faragher made sure this tree was decorated just right for the three-day Christmas open house at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, which began yesterday. Farther down Scott Street, Fort Floral also kicked off the holiday season yesterday with the start of its three-day Christmas open house.

Power of peace

St. Francis student Sophie Potvin-Begin had the top poster for her school in this year’s Lions International Peace Poster Contest. On her poster, she wrote: “Alone, peace is just a thought. With some help, it becomes a powerful action that can lift the world up to a better place.” The Fort Frances Lions Club will hold a dinner for the local winners on Tuesday.

Window into the past

Pearl Pidlubny put the finishing touches on the Remembrance Day display in the storefront windows at Howarth’s Home Centre on Scott Street yesterday afternoon. The display, which features photos and newspaper clippings featuring local war veterans, will remain up until Nov. 16. See story A2.

Taking precautions

Pam Munn got an H1N1 vaccination from public health nurse Myrna Kraynyk-Cooper last Wednesday afternoon at the Northwestern Health Unit office here. The health began administering the shots by appointment that day to people in high-risk groups. Two public walk-in clinics are planned in Fort Frances—one at Robert Moore School on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 3-7 p.m. and another at St.

Making pies

Ike Dyck, Margaret Ferris, and Nancy Gamache peeled and cored apples for hours during the annual “pie sale” fundraiser held Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. The amazing work of dozens of volunteers produced 1,000 apple pies in one day, with proceeds going to support the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program School in Stratton.

Tricky apple

Jamie Steel tested her skills at eating an apple hanging from a string during the Fort Frances Museum’s Hallowe’en activities Saturday afternoon. Children who dropped buy ghost-bowled, ghost-busted, and much more.

Playoff bound

Both Muskie girls' basketball squads likely will have byes to their respective league finals next Thursday in Kenora. The two teams finished regular-season action last week with identical 6-2 records.