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Bon appetit

Gavin and Lindsay Payne enjoyed an entrée of seared green beans and roasted peppers, cabbage rolls, roasted garlic and herb mashed potatoes, and Greek chicken yesterday evening during the local Alzheimer Society’s fourth-annual “Chef’s Charity Dinner” at the Adventure Inn.

Junior citizen nominee

With years of volunteer service already under his belt, local teen Lyle Dolph has been nominated for the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award. Kim Finlayson, manager of the local TD Canada Trust branch, and Fort Frances Times publisher Jim Cumming presented him with a certificate to mark his nomination.

Bring in those pennies

Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society, weighed some pennies turned in during the annual “Penny for Your Thoughts” weigh-in last January at Canadian Tire. The fundraiser will run there again tomorrow (Jan. 23) from 2-9 p.m. and again Saturday, Jan. 24 from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Care packages

The 1st Fort Frances Brownie Unit, including Alina Eldridge, left, Brianna Eldridge, Ellie Petsnick, Raegan Woodgate, and Joelle Tibbs, was busy at last night’s meeting putting together “care” packages filled with toiletries for the Atikokan Crisis Centre. The shampoos and soaps were gathered together by area residents from the hotels the’ve stayed in during their travels.

‘Gizzard’ runners

Kim Roy, left, Bev Thomson, Lindsay Strickland, Penny Hutton, Cheri Witherspoon, and Gina Wyder all gave big smiles after completing the annual 5K “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run” on Saturday over in International Falls in conjunction with “Icebox Days.” Bill Michl of Fort Frances was the top local runner in the 5K event with a time of 22:16, then was second in the 10K distance at 46:02 behind

Pool party!

Liz Cousineau played with the toys in the wading pools as part of “Beach Days” yesterday at the Fort Frances Nursery School—a perfect break from the mid-winter blues.

Sliding fun

Joe Carlson and Natalie Smith took part in the United Church youth group’s sliding party Sunday afternoon at the Lions Park in Emo. The group, along with others from the community, took full advantage of the fresh snow and milder weather to enjoy an afternoon of sliding.

Clean draw

Falls Broncos’ forward Josh Leinum cleanly won a defensive zone draw in the third period of his team’s 6-0 exhibition win over the Muskies on Monday night at Bronco Arena

Celebrating 20 years

RRFDC chair Russ Fortier, left, received a trio of plaques from Northern Development and Mines minister Michael Gravelle on behalf of three area businesses—the Fisheries Resort, Ross’ Camp, and the Emo Inn—that initially were helped out by the NOHFC 20 years ago.