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Cameron Penney

Cameron joins the Fort Frances Times for as a Summer Reporter for 2016.

Sliding fun

Lorelai Lake, left, and her dad, Kevin, raced down the hill at the overpass here on Boxing Day. Plenty of kids and their families were on hand to enjoy the wintry weather as well as test out some new sleds from Santa.

Christmas dinner

Callum Galusha, left, along with his sister, Socorro, enjoyed the annual community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church here Friday afternoon. About 180 people turned out to enjoy a festive meal of turkey and all the fixings.

Santa visit

Hope Plante shared her wish list with Santa on Tuesday during the “Polar Express Family Christmas” at the Fort Frances Public Library. Santa gave each child a jingle bell to take home with them, and they also listened to some Christmas stories and sang songs. Jolly St. Nick will take to his sleigh for their annual trek around the world tonight.

Yarn spreads Christmas cheer

It appears the warmth brought by Tim Hortons when filming last year’s holiday commercial has carried over to this winter.

The commercial, which was filmed last December, has been airing on television across the country this winter.

While the national recognition has warmed the hearts of many residents here, some felt the Christmas cheer could be taken a step further.

Cosy seat

Evan Wright, left, and his brother, Grayson, were staying warm with a yarn blanket at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday. It is part of a display in tribute to the Tim Hortons’ commercial currently airing on television that was filmed here last December. Several other locations around town, such as the Canadian Mental Health Association, also been “yarn bombed” recently.

Eating fish

Young Teagan McKinnon, along with her grandfather, Jim McKinnon, enjoyed dinner at the Watten Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fish fry Friday at Sunny Cove. More than 350 people came out to enjoy the meal, with entertainment provided by local duo “Entirely Mac” (Danette and Wayne McIntyre).

Watten fish fry

More than 350 people attended the annual fish fry hosted by the Watten Volunteer Fire Department on Friday at Sunny Cove. About 50 volunteers also were on hand to prepare the food, organize the hall, and clean up afterwards.

Putting away

Max Vaclav putted his final shot of the round yesterday at the Kitchen Creek Classic. Vaclav finished third in the tournament with a score of 76-74-150, while Alex McDonald earned his fifth title in six years with a score of 70-73-143.

Hockey camp

Players in the U14 High Performance Camp worked on their skating skills earlier this morning at the Ice For Kids Arena. The camp, which began Monday and wraps up tomorrow, also had players watching video analysis and participating in dryland training.