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From the heart

Tess Coish of Tess's Kitchen here baked 4,000 cookies for groups, workplaces, and individuals in time for Valentine's Day last week. She also received help with icing and bagging the cookies from numerous individuals. This year's charity cookie campaign was dedicated to the late Samantha (Sam) Pearson, who passed away on Jan. 28.

International acclaim

Local artist Cher Pruys just received notification that her painting, “Innocence,” has been juried into the International Guild of Realism's (IGOR) Winter Salon International Online Exhibition. The exhibition will run from March 20-May 20 on the IGOR YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as on two major art websites, American Art Magazine and QC Fine Arts.

Doughnut fundraiser

Diane Maxey of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club assisted members of the Builders Club at Robert Moore School in cooking and selling mini-doughnuts on Thursday to raise funds for those who are homeless in the community. To facilitate the event, the student-run organization used the Kiwanis Club's doughnut-making machine to feed hungry students throughout the school.

Novice tourney

Nash Dolyny of the Fort Frances DC Giants looked take the puck to the Fort Frances Armstrong Crushers' net en route to scoring a goal during the first period of his squad's 6-4 win in the final Sunday morning of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Novice tournament. The Giants went 5-0 to the title while the Crushers settled for silver.

Tea for two

Sheri De Gagne, left, and Josie Miller socialized during a tea yesterday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new “Fibre Content" exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.

Poetry reading

Local poet Judith Johanson, left, signed a copy of her newly-released first collection, “Intersections,” for Rooksana Randeree yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library. Johanson performed readings from the book for about 20 audience members.

Rickford announcement

Riverside Health Care hosted local MPP Greg Rickford at La Verendrye General Hospital for a public press conference on Thursday. Rickford announced the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care would be providing Riverside with $62,000 in one-time funding for the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF).

Tree map

The Rainy River District Stewardship has made a map showing where 12 different species of trees can be found within town. These trees have been tagged with small signs identifying their species. The RRDS also has developed an interactive map, both of which can be found at —Submitted image