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Warm welcome

Mayor Dan Onichuk introduced “Communities in Bloom” judges Marg Legris and Gail Reed yesterday at the barbecue hosted by th Fort Frances Lions Club. —Duane Hicks photo

Critical eye

Shirley Mutz of Devlin was judging the displays at the Fort Frances Horticultural Society flower and vegetable show at the Volunteer Bureau this morning. The exhibit is open to the public from 2-8 p.m. today. Admission is free. Coffee and refreshments are available and there will be door prizes as well. –Michael Hilborn photo

Skate Park Work

Contractor Ken Perry put the finishing touches on the concrete slab at the Kiwanis Skate Park yesterday. Crews have now completed phase one of the project, and the skate park organizing committee recently launched a fundraising drive to pay for the second and final stage of construction. –Wes Gilbertson photo

Senator Meeting

Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, left, and Ann Barrett, the director of passport services for the U.S. State Department, were in International Falls Saturday to hear what Borderland residents think of the country’s new passport policy, and to learn more about the impact the legislation may have on communities in this area. –Wes Gilbertson photo

Fun with sand

One-year-old, Kayle Falloon, enjoyed his time on the beach with his family last Thursday morning at Pither’s Point. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo

Woods theatre

“Nature on the Edge” members Heather Anderson and Neill Stewart acted out a scene from “Theatre of the Woods” on Saturday night. –Michael Hilborn photo

Making Contact

Paul Visser of Sight & Sound ripped an offering from Big Island’s Carl Big George Jr. during the sixth inning of their match last Thursday evening at the VanJura Stadium. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo

Hockey hopscotch

Nicole Horn, 10, jumped her way through a hockey stick obstacle this morning at the ‘52 Canadians Arena. Horn was one of the 19 youths involved with a sports camp that is being run until the end of the week. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos