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Helping out

Members of the 1st Fort Frances Guides and Pathfinders, including Rya Hawrylak, left, Piper Caldwell, and Morgan Gagne, joined members of the Fort Frances Horticultural Society yesterday evening to clean and plant the courtyards at Rainycrest.

Art show today

Area artist Cherie Serrano (nee Taylor) is holding an art show today (May 9) from 5-9 p.m. at her gallery located at 825 Third Ave. in International Falls (across from NAPA Auto Parts). Her art has hung in various places around the Falls since she moved back to the area some seven years ago.

Benefit tonight

Thatcher Haggberg of the “807 Freeriderz” snowmobile group appeared to be living in the clouds on this jump this past winter. The jump, along with many others, will be showcased on the Freeriderz’ DVD, “Flatneckz Vol. 2,” which will be for sale during a fundraiser benefit for Fort Frances resident Nathan DeGagne today (May 9) starting at 7 p.m. at the Little Beaver Snow Park.

Peeking groundhog

Two months after Wiarton Willie predicted six more weeks of winter, this groundhog at Charlotte and Jim Rose’s property on Sixth Street West popped his head above the snow and enjoyed several hours of the 11 C (52 F) sun on Sunday afternoon.

Prairie chickens

Nearly two dozen prairie chickens (sharp-tailed grouse) have been stopping by Mike and Marie Hyatt’s home in Devlin for the past few years. It started with 14 of them, but now they bring friends and family with them to eat the ornamental crab apples from the tree that Mike’s mom, Yvonne Hyatt, and grandfather, Marshall Hyatt, planted well over 40 years ago.

Lions’ draw

Voyageur Lion member Diana Larocque, left, and Boston Pizza general manager Laureen Luchka recently made the Voyageur Lions’ monthly 50/50 draw at Boston Pizza. A total of $110 was split between the Salvation Army food bank and Brian Norris.

Up for bid

A boxed set of silver plated flatware is among the silent auction items which will be up for bid this Saturday (Dec. 7) at the Knox United Church fundraising kick-off dinner and silent auction, which starts at 5 p.m. in McMillan Hall.