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New location

Allison Cox, director of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, and Foundation board chair Bill Gushulak did the honours of cutting the cake this morning to mark the grand opening of the new location of the Foundation's office, which is now in the main lobby of La Verendrye Hospital.

NorWOSSA curling

Jesse Thompson was set to release a shot while Anna Peters and Brayden Sabbe got ready to go hard on their brooms to sweep it down the ice during the Muskie mixed curling team's win over the Red Lake Rams yesterday afternoon at the NorWOSSA championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The Muskies compiled a 3-1 record to earn silver while the Atikokan Voyageurs (4-0) won gold.

Tourney face-off

Marissa Kenny (#8) looked to win the face-off against Phoenix Delorme of the Dryden She-Devils during the first period of the Fort Frances Attack Scorpions' 2-1 win in the PeeWee division's bronze-medal game yesterday morning at the Ice For Kid in the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam tournaments.

Valentine craft

Autumn Smeeth and her brother, Chevy, made heart-shaped tissue paper suncatchers during the Craft Club for Kids held Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. The craft club runs there every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this free activity.

Skinning skills

Mike Bourre skilfully removed the pelt from a beaver during a trappers' workshop Saturday morning at the Métis Hall here. The event, hosted by the Rainy River District Trappers Council, saw a good turnout of district residents of all ages. The workshop featured fur-handling demonstrations, contests, and raffles, and also was an opportunity to network.

'Poppins' performance

Two students from Sturgeon Creek School gave a small preview of what can be expected for their upcoming production of “Mary Poppins" during the Rainy River District School Board's regular monthly board meeting held Tuesday night at the Education Centre here.

Ukulele lesson

Jim Curtis taught youths the basics of playing the ukulele yesterday during the first session of the new “Music Lessons in the Library" series at the Fort Frances Public Library. The five-week ukulele program is for kids aged nine-12. Registration is now closed but if you're interested in being put on a wait list for possible future ukulele lessons for kids or adults, contact the library.

'Rabbit & Bear Paws'

Chad Solomon performed the “Adventures of Rabbit & Bear Paws" puppet show to a full house of parents and their children last Wednesday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library. Using native traditional teachings and humour, the story is based on the Seven Fires Prophecy and the Seven Grandfathers.

Kitchen skills

Aubrey Eldridge, above left, carefully cut up some ham while McKenna Wreggitt, above right, sliced a green pepper to create toppings for “pizzadillas" their group made late Monday afternoon during the Tween's Club's first instalment of the "You're the Chef” program at the Fort Frances Public Library.