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Stephanie Hagenaars

Best Start workshop

Kristina Wolff, left, Miranda Sigurdson, a public health nurse with the Northwestern Health Unit, and Nicole Johnson laughed as Kailey Yellowega's son, Hudson, stole their attention during a “Children See, Children Learn" workshop for parents with children up to age two held Thursday evening at the Fort Frances "Best Start" hub.

Under the bar

Kids participating in the “Open Streets" activities on Front Street in Emo last Thursday were asked "How low can you go?" as April Simmons, left, co-ordinator for the Emo "Best Start" hub, and assistant co-ordinator Barb McQuaker held up the limbo bar.

Sunflower field

It's hard to miss this field of sunflowers along the south side of Highway 11/71 just east of Emo. Ten acres of tall, bright yellow sunflowers are growing next door to the Dykstra family house, which were planted by local farmer Harold Kelly, who added there currently is about 100 acres of sunflowers at his farm.

Aboriginal exhibit

Three pieces of artwork from local artist Cassandra Cochrane are on display at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. It consists of a self-portrait drawing and two multimedia projects that she created for various school projects. The works can be viewed at the library until the week of Aug. 20.

Trip draw (Aug.)

Melanie Chin, an optometry summer student from the University of Waterloo working at Lidkea Optometry here, drew the August winner of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” at International Travel Services here yesterday morning while local Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Ron Fryer from Fort Frances won a trip to Cayo Coco, Cuba valued at $4,000.

Learning to code

A group of kids got to learn basic coding techniques at a “Robot en Route" workshop last Wednesday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Each participant was given a robot and a tablet, which acted like the robot's remote control, containing basic coding patterns that, when set up correctly, would tell the robot how to move, where to move and for how long.