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Festival award

Fort Frances General Supply staffer Jay McFarland, left, showed Joe Gervais the wooden plaque that will be the Stephanie Hawkins Award—a new award sponsored by the Gervais family and debuting in this year's Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts.

Tour de 'Folk'

Adrian Glynn (top left) of the Vancouver folk band, “The Fugitives," sang a heartfelt song during the most recent "Tour de Fort" concert last Thursday night at the Townshend Theatre while Brendan McLeod (top right) got lost in the moment as he played guitar. Meanwhile, Carly Frey and Rob McLaren (below) impressed the crowd with their musicianship.

Suncatcher design

Emma Stainke carefully chose the pieces of coloured glass to include in the suncatcher she designed during a workshop with instructor Cher Pruys on Monday evening at From the Grind Up here. Pruys later will take the glass and fire it in a kiln, making a fused glass suncatcher for Stainke to keep.

Increasing accessibility

Renovations to public bathroom and entranceway to the Fort Frances Museum are underway. Starting last week, Ed Halvorsen Construction is converting the two existing bathrooms located just inside the front entrance into one universal, barrier-free bathroom, among other accessibility-related renovations. The job will be done before the end of March.

Lifting shot

Evan Wright of the Causeway Cougars fired a shot on Fort Frances Rainy Lake Attack goalie Ashytn Thomson during his team's 3-1 win in Sunday's final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Atom 'A' tournament. Wright scored twice to lead the Cougars to the gold medal, who won all six of their games over the weekend.

Puck battle

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Nick Lucas jostled for position with Thunder Bay North Stars' defenceman Kyle Auger during the third period of his team's 5-4 loss Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers saw their season-high four-game winning streak come to an end with the loss.

Colourful design

Tessa Miner arranged pieces of coloured glass to design a suncatcher during a workshop with instructor Cher Pruys yesterday evening at From the Grind Up here. Pruys later will take the glass and fire it in a kiln, making a fused glass suncatcher for Miner to keep.