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Strike a pose

Graduating dancer Joelle Barron and her dance partner, Alex Marusyk, performed their number, “Save the Last Dance For Me,” on Saturday during Fort Dance Studio’s ninth-annual Core and Elite Division recital, entitled “Let’s Danse.” The show drew a good-sized crowd to the Townshend Theatre and was well-received.

Show and Shine

Halie Krause took to the steering wheel like a pro while her sister, Kelly, enjoyed the “rumble seat" in Ed Halvorsen's 1930 Ford 'A' Roadster as they visited the 10th-annual "Show and Shine” on Scott Street on Saturday.

Nursery school graduation

Laura Chabot celebrated the nursery school graduation of her three-year-old son, Ethan Rose, yesterday at Knox United Church. Diplomas were handed out to numerous youngsters as they enjoyed lunch and a juggling show provided by Dr. Bruce Lidkea.

Top senior

Nelson Rogoza, left, received the Township of Alberton’s “Senior of the Year” award from Reeve Mike Hammond yesterday evening. Rogoza, 67, contributed to educating the community by teaching for 37 years, as well as being the principal at J.W. Walker and the former Alberton School. He also served on the planning board and various other township commitees.

Native Apology

Rosie Snowball looked at a “class photo” of children who attended St. Margerites Indian Residential School in Fort Frances in 1950. A public reception in conjunction with the broadcast of Stephen Harper’s apology for the wrong-doings commiteed against the children, their families, and their culture was held yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Making music

John Dutton directed the junior band though a selection of songs last night as they opened the Fort Frances High School Music Department’s annual spring concert at the Townshend Theatre.

Fancy footwork

Maisie Fichuk worked on her ball-handling skills while others waited their turn during the under-12 soccer program Saturday. Organized by Sarah Noonan, the program meets once weekly for a 90-minute session at the St. Francis Sportsfields.

Drive-thru smile

OPP Cst. Anne McCoy served up coffee with a smile at the drive-thru window last Wednesday afternoon during “Camp Day” at Tim Hortons. In addition to a “jail or bail” cell, a book sale, and other fundraisers, proceeds from every cup of coffee purchased that day will be donated to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.

Future Olympian?

Isabelle McNabb-Hansen of Stratton is well on her way to earning her water wings. She is enrolled in the Parent/Tot class at the Lake of the Woods pool in Baudette with her mom, Andrea McNabb. The purpose of this class is for parents and children to become comfortable in the water.