Leading the way for Friday’s “Take Back the Night” march were district youths Nicholas Richard, Raven Barr (hidden), Larissa Darrah, Riley Lesnick, and Michelle Menson (on the loudspeaker). About 85 people, young and old, turned out to raise awareness and protest against violence and domestic abuse.
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Betty Maguire, right, and Gerd O’Sullivan entered their names at a booth at the health fair held Saturday at the Emo Legion. Presented by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition, the event saw 16 organizations participate and nearly 50 people attend.
Pastor Brian Keffer said a blessing yesterday morning outside Zion Lutheran Church here as the congregation gathered to plant nine trees along the south property line of the church. Each tree was dedicated in honour of loved ones, and come as part of the congregation’s initiative towards “greener stewardship of God’s creation.”
Janet Kay of Wascott, Wis. debuted her novel, “Waters of the Dancing Sky,” with a reading at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon. The book, which tells the story of a middle-aged woman who retreats to her wilderness home on Rainy Lake, is available at Betty’s in Fort Frances, as well as various locations in International Falls and online at major book sellers.
Chanteuse Shannon Butcher, backed up by a talented trio of musicians, thrilled the “tour de Fort” crowd with a blend of jazz and pop-rock Friday evening at the Townshend Theatre. Butcher performed original tunes, as well as jazz classics and covers ranging from the Beatles to Blondie to Tear for Fears.
The Muskie senior girls’ basketball team couldn’t handle a swarming defence by the Dryden Eagles in a 21-12 loss at the “Fish Tank” yesterday that dropped them into second place in the NorWOSSA standings. See story inside.
With the steel going up and work progressing, the new Robert Moore School here is taking shape. The steel work is being done by the crew which also is doing it at the new library site. In related news, the Rainy River District School Board currently is taking input from the public as to whether or not the new school should remain named after Robert Moore.
Pamela Colfer, left, and Patty Stefanick put more “apples” up on the front window at Shoppers Drug Mart as part of its “Tree of Life” campaign, which wraps up tomorrow and so far has raised about $1,500. Shoppers are asked to purchase a “leaf” for a loonie, a “maple leaf” for $5, or an “apple” for $50, with proceeds going to the Riverside Breast Health Program.
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 handwashing techniques. The “GlitterBug” handwashing kit has been offered to schools in the area from the Northwestern Health Unit.
Bailey Jones, left, holding “Maggie,” and Dawson Jourdain, holding “Pazzley,” along with Madison Jones, back left, and Mikayla Jourdain had fun late yesterday afternoon at the playground on Nelson Street. The two pairs of siblings didn’t seem to mind the unseasonably crisp fall air but were hoping the snow will hold off for a little while longer.