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Giving oranges

Santa Claus paid an early visit to Rainycrest Long-Term Care here Friday afternoon and gave out oranges to the residents. The Rainycrest Auxiliary hosted the Christmas party, which was held in Hallett Hall this year.

JK 'staches'

JK students at St. Michael’s School supported “Movember” by showing off their ’staches. The annual campaign, which raises awareness of prostate cancer, wraps up tomorrow.

’52 starting line

Members of the starting line for the Muskie football team back in 1952 included Keith McKay, Don Mason, Ray Cousineau, Dale Ross, Julian Brunetta, Ed Morneau, George Wood, Steve Audette, Jon Bergland, Walter Anderson, George Hanson, and Bob Wepruk.

Helping hands

Union Gas volunteers Chris Kaun, left, Mark Davis, and Rick Jewell were at the ’52 Canadians Arena last month fixing damaged seats as part of the company’s “Helping Hands” program. At a recent council meeting, Luke Skaarup of Union Gas presented town council with three $1,000 cheques to fix the seats there and at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Class of ’52

“Reunion 60”—for students who attended Fort Frances High School from the late 1940s to the late ’50s—is planned for Sept. 7-8 at La Place Rendez-Vous and organizers don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun. Many people already have registered, but there is still time to sign up by calling Chris Lowe at 274-6591.

Dazzling display

On Saturday (June 16), rare beautiful blue and purple Northern Lights appeared in the skies and were visible across Canada and the northern U.S. The combination of two solar flares striking the Earth were powerful enough to produce a geomagnetic storm and the resulting Aurora Borealis. This photo was taken by Lauri Kangas of Fort Frances with a tripod-mounted Canon DSLR.

Mine Centre opening

The ribbon-cutting in the school’s foyer was shared by board chair Mike Lewis, far left, school council co-chair Michelle Allan, Mine Centre School principal Leslie Barr-Kellar, school council co-chair Genevieve Bliss, Mine Centre School student Prudence Kabatay, Director of Education Heather Campbell, and RRDSB trustee Earl Klyne.

Arabian adventure

Donald Young School students in Emo rehearsed a scene from their upcoming musical production, “Aladdin,” which will be presented there May 9-11. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students, with tickets being sold at the door.

Vimy memorial

Leading Seaman Chelsea Barron, with the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Fort Frances, placed a memento at the gravesite of Sulo William Alanen, a rifleman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in Normandy while visiting France and Belgium earlier this month.