Fort Frances High School students belted out the lyrics to Bill Withers’ 1972 hit, “Lean on Me,” yesterday during a rehearsal for the upcoming musical revue entitled “Saving Lives.” The show—offering up both serious and light-hearted performances—runs Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 3-5) beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
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Peyton Cousineau, left, Jennifer Horton, and her son, David Morrison, played Bingo during the Hallowe’en party Friday at the Fort Frances Daycare program at Robert Moore School. Costumed kids also enjoyed bashing a pinata full of candy and having snacks.
Emitt McCrory, left, and Emma Bodnarchuk worked on making decorations for the haunted house at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon. Children enjoyed crawling through the haunted house, constructed from a variety of large boxes, as well as playing games and eating goodies.
Muskies Cassandra Moffitt (#15) and Hannah McLeod stopped a shooting attempt by Emily Whetzel of the Rainy River Owls in a 31-8 victory for the visitors at a junior girls’ basketball tournament here Friday evening. Fort High finished the tournament with a 1-2 record, with their lone win coming against St. Patrick’s on Saturday morning.
The charred remains of a car was part of the severe damage caused by a garage fire on the 800 block of Victoria Street on Friday. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
More than 30 young women from across the district—and as far away as Dryden—learned about skilled trades and technologies during the “Skills Work! For Women” networking dinner last night at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
Locak Kiwanian Shanda DeGagne-Begin spoke about the organization during yesterday evening’s information session held at the Little Beaver Cultural Centre in hopes of recruiting new members. While the club has been active in the district for decades, raising funds to help young children, its membership has fallen to the point that the group is on the verge of closing.
Decked out in their Hallowe’en costumes, Kaylen Levesque and Erica Lemkin zoomed around the Ice For Kids Arena yesterday evening as the Border Skating Club got into the spirit of the spooky season with a party for its lessons.
A total of seven windows have been painted for the Fort Frances Public Library’s Hallowe’en window-painting contest in the children’s department, with the public now being urged to stop by and vote for your favourite this weekend. One ballot per person can be picked up at the main service desk, and those who vote will have a chance to win a prize.
With a big “Yay!” local Husky employee Jean Dakin showed off the station’s new gas pumps following months of construction that cut off fuel sales there. The new pumps have been upgraded with “pay-at-the-pump” and have “select-a-grade” features.