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Season for sharing

People from near and far attended the 31st-annual community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church on Tuesday afternoon. Here, Emilia Suminska, hailing from Warsaw, Poland, and Mike Kempf, originally from Fort Frances but now living in Finland, joined Kempf's mother, Bernice, for a delicious meal.

Lunging for puck

Lakers' forward Noah Loveday lunged for the puck as the Thief River Falls Norskies regained possession during Friday night's game at the Ice For Kids Arena here. The Norskies prevailed 3-1 in the Lakers' final game before the SIJHL holiday break.

Shelter sleepout lookback

Times' editor Mike Behan gave a thumb's up as he settled in to spend the night on the 200 block of Scott Street in early October as part of the “Longest Night of the Year" initiative in support of the opening of a temporary pop-up shelter here to help address the homelessness siutation here.

Native veterans lookback

Randi Roth of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Colour Guard checked out the “Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3” exhibit which opened in mid-November at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre. The exhibit eventually may become a travelling one for other museums in the district to access.

Ice dragons lookback

The Kemira Paper Dragons of International Falls, left, and the First City Paddling Club of Bemidji battled to a close finish during the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boad Club's inaugural FMG Ice Dragon Challenge held in February on the ice of Sand Bay behind La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Pride Week lookback

Drag queens Prairie Sky, Vida Lamour, Jack Doff, Lady Quinnzarr, and Pharoah Moans struck a pose in front of the “Welcome to Fort Frances" sign at the east end of town as part of the inaugural "Pride Week” festivities held here from July 9-15.

Res schools lookback

Museum summer student Naomi McManaman checked out “We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience,” the new exhibit on loan from the Lakes of the Woods Museum in Kenora that opened at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre in May. A complimentary exhibit on the former St.

Peat trails lookback

A group of Rainy River Field Naturalist Club members and volunteers began laying in cedar back on Sept. 29 to extend the boardwalk at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton by 330 feet to total close to 1,000 feet in all. The project was supported by funding provided from the Toronto Dominion Friends of the Enviroment and the Rainy River Stewardship Council.

Penner lookback

Lindsay Strickland and Cara Coran were excited after being chosen from the packed crowd—by Fred Penner himself—to join the fun onstage and sing an original favourite, “Sandwiches,” at the new Rainy Lake Square in June. It was one of a series of concerts held to celebrate the inaugural year of the new square.