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The daughter-mother team of Andrea Oliver and Roberta Oliver displayed their collection of Grace Adele products as part of the “Merry Muskie Artisans Show” on Saturday in the Fort High cafeteria. About a dozen booths were set up for people to check out, which also served as a fundraiser for the Muskie cross-country team.

On the doorstep

Muskie Hailey Clendenning (14) tried to catch Dryden Eagles’ goalie C.J. Jolicoeur and defenceman Cassidy Hoedl by surprise with this quick backhander during Fort High’s 9-4 win here Tuesday night. Clendenning didn’t score on this play but wound up with a hat trick and an assist in the game.

Merry music

Under the direction of Joe Belanger, the Rainy Lake Orchestra offered an evening of holiday music at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Monday evening. Refreshments were provided by the “Friends of the Library.”

Gift of song

Fort Frances Choraliers Chris Lowe, left, and Carla Basaraba sang out during the choir’s annual Christmas cantata Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church. Under the direction of Diane Maxey, the choir performed “Bethlehem Morning.” Their gift of song will be brought to International Falls this Sunday (Dec. 15) when the Choraliers offer an encore performance at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.

Candlelight vigil

Charmaine Langlais of the Sunset Country Métis lit a candle during the annual service marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Friday evening at the Knox United Church while Rose Tuesday looked on.

Santa float

The eager youngsters at the “Holly Daze” parade in Emo on Friday everning were not disappointed as Santa’s float, above, turned the corner onto Front Street. Both sides of the street were crowded with cars and onlookers as Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their little dog greeted the children both young and old.

Easy lay-up

Junior Muskie Jacob Empey drove the hoop with nobody to stop him during a 38-32 loss to the St. John’s-Ravenscourt Eagles (Winnipeg) in the bronze-medal game of the black-and-gold’s home tournament Saturday at Fort High.

Musical treat

Children from the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start program dropped by Rainycrest yesterday morning to share some Christmas songs with the residents. Various groups are expected to visit there during the feative season to spread holiday cheer.

Sounds of the season

Members of the Fort Frances Choraliers, under the direction of Diane Maxey, performed “Bethlehem Morning” for a nearly full house yesterday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church here. The Choraliers also will bring their gift of song to International Falls this Sunday (Dec. 15) when they perform at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.