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Anniversary campfire

Lauryn Marchant, Isabelle Taylor, Maggie LeMesurier, and Joelle Tibbs sang their hearts out yesterday evening as local Girl Guide units came together for an indoor “campfire” to help kick off Guiding’s 100th anniversary celebrations for 2010. Local members joined thousands of others in more than 100 locations across the province who also participated in similar “campfires” simultaneously.

Chili champs

Susan Bodnarchuk and Bruce Holmlund of Holmlund Financial offered up samples of “Holmlund’s Hot and Wild Chili” yesterday during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s Great Canadian Chili Cook-off at the local Legion. The pair captured first place while culinary students from Seven Generations earned the People’s Choice award.

BWN evening

Sandra McNay, left, Brenda Elias, and Holly Penney chatted laugh yesterday evening at the local Business Women’s Network’s mix-’n-mingle at the Adventure Inn. Local Special Olympics volunteer Gaby Hanzuk was the guest speaker.

Ready to march

Signs in hand, Maija Goranson, Deanna Goranson, Ruth Belanger, and Kaitlin Belanger were just four of the roughly 85 people from across the district who turned out Friday night to participate in the “Take Back the Night” march. Walking and chanting along King’s Highway, participants “reclaimed” the night as a way to speak out against violence in all forms and women abuse.

Scanning for germs

Debbie Jean, JK teacher at St. Michael’s School, used a UVA light to check for germs on the hands of her students. The special “GlitterBug” fluorescent lotion allows kids to have fun while learning about germs and proper hand-washing techniques. The “GlitterBug” kit has been offered to schools in the area through the Northwestern Health Unit.

Dental challenge

Jill Kellar, right, participated in the “Dental Challenge” at the Northwestern Health Unit’s booth at a health fair at the Emo Legion on Saturday as dental hygienist Nicole Rogozinski looked on. Those who played the “Jeopardy”-style game won a toothbrush.

Going green

Kieran Weir added some dirt to the base of one of the nine trees the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church here planted at the south property line of the church Sunday morning. Alongside being dedicated and blessed on behalf of passed loved ones, the trees are part of the church’s recent initiatives to “go green.”

Thundering hits

Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman Ben Hilborn stopped Fort William North Stars’ Ryan Magill in his tracks with a solid open-ice hit during SIJHL action at the Ice For Kids Arena on Saturday night. The Lakers dropped a 4-2 decision after losing 11-6 the night before to fall to 2-7-2 on the season.

Magic and science

“Freddy Fusion” levitated a volunteer from the audience during his show last night at the Townshend Theatre that kicked off the 2009/10 “Kids & Company” entertainment series. Fusion thrilled the audience with both magic tricks and scientific demonstrations throughout the eveninng. The next “Kids & Company” show will be held Nov.

Finishing up

Crews were busy yesterday putting down a fresh layer of asphalt on Central Avenue. They were expected to wrap up the job today, doing the 100 block of Scott Street. The re-paving had to be done after the work last year didn’t meet the specifications for HL4 asphalt product. Re-paving initially was supposed to go ahead last week, but it was too cold to lay asphalt.