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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.

Exhibit opens

Fort Frances Museum assistant Katie Urban was busy putting some final touches on the comic book exhibit that opened there today. The exhibit will run for a month, and includes a drop-in day tomorrow (Oct. 18) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. where children can create their own comic book heroes.

Lucky winner

Fire safety specialist Wayne Riches, left, and Canadian Tire owner Paul Sunstrum congratulated Kole Pitkanen, 12, as winner of the local “Fire Prevention Week” draw, who earned himself a new bike and helmet from Canadian Tire. The two other draw winners were Jenna Bailey, three, and Riley Booth, six, who each got fire safety packs. “Fire Prevention Week” ran Oct. 5-11.

Pink fingernails

A “Girls’ Night In” was held at Curves for Women here last night to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Manicures were offered by Celeste’s Hair Salon for a donation, which combined with all other proceeds to go to the Rainy River District Breast Health Network. Nails were done in the cause’s signature colour of pink, then a breast cancer ribbon was painted on top.

Monument unveiled

After the unveiling ceremony was completed Friday morning, many in the large crowd stood under the pavilion to get a closer look at the long-awaited monument commemorating the 17 lives lost to the Dance Fire, which occured on Thanksgiving Day back in 1938. The unveiling was held 70 years to the day of the tragic blaze.


Wal-Mart manager Darryl Skinner, Bonnie Allan (administration manager), and Rosanne DeGagne and Lill Medwechuk (department managers) took aim to make some baskets on the brand new court at Nestor Falls Public School that the Fort Frances store had built through its “Adopt-a-School” program.