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Stephanie Hagenaars

Blizzard break

Ty and Kaylen Cunningham stopped by the local Dairy Queen last Thursday with their grandmother, Judith Lindholm, to take a break from the heat and snack on a “Blizzard" during DQ's 16th-annual "Miracle Treat Day." Their Blizzards were just a couple out of the 859 that were sold throughout the day.

Pickleball match

Pearl Pidlubny lunged forward to return the ball over the net during a game of pickleball last Wednesday morning at the tennis courts next to Fort High. The competing team, Lori King (back left) and Twyla Howarth, awaited the return, with laughs and smiles, while Pidlubny's doubles partner, Judie Campbell, protected her corner of the court.

Dandylion Festival

Dolores and David Beach installed a new brick in the Lions Park pathway around the fountain on Second Street East here during this year's “Dandy Lion Festival” held yesterday afternoon. Nineteen new bricks were placed during the annual event, which also included live music and a barbecue.

RLC meeting

Thomas Gable, a doctoral student in the department of fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology at the University of Minnesota, gave a presentation to members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy during the group's annual general meeting yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

School supplies

Kathi Lampi, left, and Ashley Sisco, M. Wu Dentistry staff members, stood outside Walmart here Saturday morning for a “Stuff the Bus" event, done in conjunction with Iron Range Bus Lines, as part of their annual "Backpacks for Kids" campaign.

Playing pickleball

Twyla Howarth, left, and Lori King teamed up for a game of pickleball yesterday morning at the tennis courts next to Fort High. The sport, which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, is played with solid paddles, a plastic ball, and on a smaller court, with the game continuing until a team reaches 11 points. Drop-in games are held every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi workout

A Tai Chi workout was held in the Rainy Lake Square yesterday morning led by instructors Carole Mackintosh, left, Le Truong, Sheri De Gagne, and Karen Gagne of the Fort Frances Tai Chi Club. The hour-long session will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. until the end of August. Sessions are free and all ages, abilities, and skill levels are welcome to join.

Learning to knit

Kathleen Guild-Gunderson of the Fireside Yarn Club helped “newbies" learn the basics of knitting last Wednesday night during a "Youth Knitting Night" workshop at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Those on hand carefully followed along as she showed them how to "cast on”—creating the base line of stitches on a knitting needle.