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Clay creation

D.J. McKay made a polymer clay creation as Marcy Loveday looked on yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The workshop, where participants made shapes out of clay and then baked and shellacked them, marked the last of Community Living Fort Frances and District's “Open Air Studio” sessions for the summer.

All signed up

Natasha Yarmovich expressed her interest in joining the Wado Kai Karate Club by filling out a registration form during the inaugural “1-Stop Registration” event held by KidSport in the arena auditorium on Thursday evening. Residents had the opportunity to sign up for more than 20 different clubs, sports groups, and organizations.

Preseason action

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Anthony Antonelli (44) looked to keep a Minnesota Iron Rangers' opponent from scoring during his squad's 6-2 win last night in SIJHL pre-season action at the Ice For Kids Arena here. The Lakers swept the home-and-home series after claiming the opener by a 3-2 margin Saturday night in Hoyt Lakes.

Directing pass

Muskie junior girls' basketball coach Gord McCabe pointed to where he was going to throw a pass before sending the ball to one of the tryout participants yesterday afternoon in the FFHS gym. All four court teams, along with the Muskie football squad, will be getting their seasons underway later this month.

Sidewalk replacement

A crew from Makkinga Contracting was removing the sidewalk at the corner of the 300 block of Scott Street and Portage Avenue on Tuesday. The job will be exactly the same as that done on the 200 block last summer, replacing the interlocking bricks currently in place with grey and black paving stones. Trees on that block already have been cut down although the stumps haven't yet been removed.

Scanning glasses

A pair of glasses were scanned through the lensometer at Cousineau Eye Centre to quickly determine the prescription in the lenses. The technology is one of the many aspects that helps to make the centre “paperless.” Everything is integrated online into their computer system, eliminating the need for hard copy files.

Jourdain released

Heart transplant recipient Curtis Jourdain, right, shared big smiles with his parents, Glenn and Genevieve, from Toronto General Hospital as he was being discharged Friday afternoon. Curtis will stay with his family in Toronto over the next three months—or longer—as he continues to recover from the 16-and-a-half hour-long heart transplant surgery he received back on July 23.

Welcome back!

Early childhood education worker Nicole Cheetham welcomed Izabella Adams with a big hug as she arrived for her very first day of school this morning at St. Michael's. Students across the district headed back to the classroom today as school started after Labour Day locally for the first time in several years.

New entranceway

The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre now is more accessible following renovations completed there last week. The new ramp and stairs with railings, completed by local contractor Ed Kaun and Sons, will make it easier for everyone to enjoy the museum. The public is reminded the museum has a fully-accessible public washroom just inside its front door.