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Life member

Long-time Fort Frances bowler Rick Stamarski posed with Kim Pavey, vice-president of the Sunset Country 5-Pin Bowling Association, after being presented with a Life Membership Award to the SC5PBA earlier this month during the closing banquet of this year's aggregate tournament held here.

Newly engaged

Brad Fairnington and Brenda Hanzuk of Fort Frances were in Detroit on the weekend for the final two hockey games to ever be played at “The Joe”—the Red Wings' long-time home.

'Happy birthday, Jo!'

Customers, friends, family, and neighbours turned out in droves Monday to help Jo Belluz celebrate her 85th birthday. The surprise party featured cake and coffee, as well as lively conversation for all the well-wishers who stopped by at the Belluz Concrete & Rentals office on the highway in west Fort Frances.

Delicate work

With a steady hand, Pat Basaraba decorated her egg during a workshop on Psyanky Easter eggs, led by Lindsay Hamilton, on Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum. Twenty participants took part. A workshop on making Easter wreaths, led by Jen Coats, will be held next Wednesday (April 12) from 6-9 p.m. at the museum. The fee is $35/person.

Winning project

Anna Schwartz, left, and Angie Redford, were all smiles after their project, “A 'Major' Experiment with 'Minor' Results,” earned them the gold medal in the senior division at this year's regional science fair. The pair next will be heading to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina in May.

Knowledge quiz

Students were put to the test during “Quest for Knowledge" last Tuesday at Rainy River First Nations. In the junior division, St. Francis School earned first place this year, followed by Crossroads School in second and Robert Moore School in third. In the senior division, St. Francis again captured first, followed by Robert Moore School in second and Our Lady of the Way School in third.

'Here, catch!'

Crossroads student Aiden McTavish threw a Frisbee last Wednesday during a school visit by ReachUp Ultimate, a non-profit organization engaging youth in active, healthy living through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. ReachUp teaches a set of principles called “Spirit of the Game,” reinforcing the Seven Sacred Teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.