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Grinding it up

Joanne Haney and daughter, Joelle, tested one of the grinders for making home-made baby food last Thursday during the “Mother Goose” program at the Fort Frances Public Library. The workshop provided by Janet Drennen, a registered dietitian with the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre here, went over baby nutrition, including when and how to start introducing new foods.

Rope Trick

Tanner Neilson and his mom, Trish, tried their hand at rope spinning after receiving lessons from Ryan M. Taylor, author of “Cowboy Logic,” during a friendly competition at the RRFA’s annual meeting and supper in the Barwick Hall on Saturday evening. About 100 people turned out to enjoy the food and after-dinner entertainment.

Jr. Sabres

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ forward Gabe Capozzi tried to jam the puck past Sioux Lookout Flyers’ goalie Josh Michano during his team’s 7-2 win here Friday night. The Sabres are off on the road for three games in three nights, beginning tonight against the Fort William North Stars.

Bedtime stories

Children’s librarian Andrea Avis was snug in her pyjamas as she read a bedtime story to wind down “Family Storytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday evening. Families are welcome to attend the story night, which is held each Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Tourney action

The Muskie girls’ junior basketball team was divided into two teams for their annual tournament Friday and Saturday at Fort High. Team White (3-1) ended up finishing second behind St. Ignatius (4-0) while Team Black finished fourth with a 1-3 mark. Dryden (2-2) took third place, with Kenora rounding at the five-team tournament at 0-4.

Sweet tooth

Dainties and other baked goodies were for sale Saturday at the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary’s annual fall tea at the New Beginning Fellowship Church. The tea celebrated the hard work of the auxiliary, which has raised $41,000 at its various fundraisers this past year alone.

Serving soup

Local caterer Todd Moxham served up a cup of soup for Rick Socholotuk to taste during the Home-based Business Expo held Friday at the Adventure Inn here. About 15 booths were set up for the inaugural event, which ran from noon-8 p.m.

Comics creator

Piran Erwin checked over reference materials while creating his very own “Bionicle” comic Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Museum. The workshop was held in conjunction with the new exhibit, “Comic Books: A History,” which runs there until Nov. 17. The public is welcome to drop by and read materials on loan for the exhibit.

Making baby food

Mothers attending the “Mother Goose” program at the Fort Frances Public Library got the chance to learn about making home-made baby food thanks to a visit from registered dietitian Janet Drennen of the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre. Those on hand included (clockwise from left) Shannon McFarlane, Julie Ste.

Business expo underway

Linda Alberts set up the booth for “Mona•Vie,” one of the many home-based businesses that will be on display from until 8 p.m. today at the Adventure Inn. In its first year, the expo hopes to highlight and promote the many home-based businesses in the district, including photography, scrapbooking, travel, home design, special event planning, and much more.