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BCO concert

Cello soloist Eric Koperda of International Falls took the lead during the Borderland Community Orchestra's performance of “It Takes One to Tango” yesterday during their Mother's Day Concert at the Townshend Theatre. The orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary by playing a selection of their favourite songs and inviting past members to rejoin the ranks.

CMHA booth

Colton Lengyel, left, and Justice Derouin, visit with Christina Hahkala and Christie Cousineau of CMHA Fort Frances during the “Mental Health Fair" at Fort Frances High School on Thursday. Students visiting the CMHA booth could answer a question about how they look after their mental health to get a free water bottle.

'DU' auction item

This autographed and framed Toronto Raptors Serge Ibaka jersey, courtesy of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, was among the many great items up for auction at the 35th-annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction held Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year's event was well-attended but exact fundraising totals were unconfirmed as of press time today.

Fry cook

Ron McTavish shook the fryer oil off some french fries as he helped cook dinner for around 100 people who attended the ever-popular fish fry at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Emo-Devlin United Churches and the funds raised will go towards supporting the dioceses.

High kick

Kayli Machura unloaded a high-arcing pass during the first half of Muskie girls' soccer team's 3-2 win over the Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA regular season-opener yesterday morning at Fort High. The Muskies then battled the Kenora Broncos to a 1-1 draw that afternoon to start the season with a 1-0-1 record.

High-energy concert

Masson Normand of Pulse Ministries visited St. Michael's School on Tuesday to host a “Pulse Retreat.” During the event he performed high-energy, Catholic faith-based music, as well as showed educational videos, talked with the students about God, and used other mediums to communicate the Gospel. All of St.

Kids' garden club

Fort Frances Public Library staff member Samantha Manty explained to Charlene and Trista Calder how to make a “seed bomb” and use the library's seed library at the kickoff event for the Kids' Garden Club at the Métis Hall on Monday. The club will meet every Monday during the growing season to allow participants to learn about gardening and growing different plants.

Strategic move

Ava Burns, a Grade 2 student in Cathy Richard's class at Robert Moore School, was among the youngest district students competing in the annual chess tournament yesterday at Crossroads School in Devlin. Schools from across the district were invited to participate in the Education Week activity.

Spelling bee

Grade 1 St. Michael's student Blase Dennis did his best to spell out words yesterday morning during the school's Grade 1 French Immersion Spelling Bee. As part of Catholic Education Week (May 6-10), several spelling bees are being held at the school for students in Grades 1-3. -Sam Odrowski photo