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Backhand attempt

English River Miners' forward Jacob Siebega fired a backhander on Fort Frances Lakers' goalie Ismael Ralsten as defenceman Jack Dunnell tried to get his stick in the way during the second period of the visitors' 2-1 overtime loss in Game 3 of the best-of-five quarter-final playoff series Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Ralsten finished with 24 saves to earn the win.

Bridal show

Donna Lowey, above, held a booth for her flower services at the annual bridal show presented by Northwood Gallery & Gifts last Wednesday evening. Those who came to her booth had a chance to view her wedding flower displays on an iPad. Below, Linda Plumridge of the Fort Frances Times, left, spoke to many people about the company's wedding invitation services during the bridal show.

'Farm to Fork'

Bev Sisco, above, was one of the many attendees who turned out to the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op's “Farm to Fork" event at La Place Rendez-Vous on Friday evening. She and her husband, Gord, enjoyed a three-course dinner featuring ingredients sourced solely from producers across the Rainy River District.

'Day Break'

Local artist Cher Pruys' painting, “Day Break, along with "Fall Splendour" (seen on A1), has been selected for inclusion in the ASAA 2018 International Aerospace Art Exhibition to be held in Palm Springs, California later this year. "It's such an honour to be included with the best aviation artists in the world," Pruys told the Times.

Books galore

Mary Martinson eyed up some of the titles available at Revco Carpet during its annual fundraiser book sale on Saturday. The sale, which started last Wednesday and ended up being extended through Monday, raised $1,200 in support of the Borderland Judo Club, the Muskie track-and-field team, and the local Alzheimer's Society. There are quite a few books left over in good condition.

Owls skip

Rainy River Owls' skip Mackenzie Jolicouer was zoned in on where she wanted to put her shot during her rink's 8-3 win over Bill Crothers SS at the OFSAA curling championships Thursday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Muskies return

The Muskie girls' hockey team was welcomed back by their loyal supporters Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Memorial Sports Centre here. The black-and-gold had just returned after finishing fourth at the OFSAA 'A/AA' championships in Timmins last week to wrap up an impressive season.

Barron book

“Ritual Lights” is the first-ever poetry collection by Fort Frances native Joelle Barron, who now resides in Kenora. —Submitted image

Hanging medal

Muskie boys' skip Chris Silver, who is in Grade 12, bowed his head so he could receive his hard-earned gold medal to cap an excellent high school career. Silver led the black-and-gold to the title at the OFSAA curling championships with a 6-3 win over Widdifield (North Bay) on Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Voyageurs sweepers

Griffin Garuk, right, and Isaac Strom of the Atikokan Voyageurs looked to sweep a shot down the ice during their rink's 11-3 win over Crestwood Preparatory College at the OFSAA curling championships Thursday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The squad went 1-4 in Pool 'A' play to fail to advance to the championship round.