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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

Woodland feline

“Elusive Cat" by local artist John Walraad is just the kind of painting the Fine Line Art Gallery here would like to see entered into its spring art show. The theme this year is "Woodland," with the deadline for entries being the end of April. The "Woodland” exhibit then will kick off with an open house slated for sometime in May.

Sweet treats

Sue Ball checked out the baked goodies for sale yesterday during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary's Valentine's lobby sale and staff appreciation coffee break. Tasty treats and crafts were on sale for the fundraiser.

Music lesson

Jim Curtis taught youngsters the basics of playing ukulele last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. This was the first session of the new “Music Lessons in the Library" series there. The five-week ukulele program is for kids aged nine-12.

Foundation memories

Allison Cox, left, director for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, and Jan Beazley, chair of the Riverside Health Care board of directors, looked over one of several scrapbooks of newspaper clippings marking the 20-plus years of the Foundation's history during an open house yesterday to mark the new location of the Foundation's office (now in the main lobby of La Verendrye Hospital).

Owls' sweepers

Micaela Jolicouer and Aynsley Williams were intent on getting their rock placed exactly where they wanted during the Rainy River Owls' girls' curling rink's win over the Muskies on Monday afternoon at the NorWOSSA championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The Owls snatched the gold medal with a perfect 4-0 record while Fort High went 3-1 to settle for silver.