A “Tree of Christmas Giving” has been set up at Rainycrest Long Term Care with tags on it for the residents there. Here's how it works: Pick a paper ornament from the tree. Go get a gift (or gifts) for the individual (they are only identified as male or female and what size they wear—not by name). Bring the gift back to the activation department by Dec. 18.
Duane Hicks has been a staff writer/photographer for the Fort Frances Times since 1998, becoming editor in 2019. Raised in Fort Frances, he left town in 1993 to attend the Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa. He returned in the spring of 1998, being hired at the Times shortly thereafter. He covers a variety of news beats, including municipal politics which he has covered since 2001. He also makes a mean salsa which he shares with the rest of the Times staff on his birthday.
Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org