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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.


Peacefully, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont, Lyall Beninger, formerly of Chapple Township, Ont., passed away at the age of 92.

Lyall was born Aug. 2, 1916 in Chapple Township to the late Robert and Elizabeth Beninger.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Radbourne on Jan. 1, 1941. Together they resided in Black Hawk, Ont., later moving to their new home just west of Emo along Highway 11 with their four boys.


Ernest Joseph Klyne, 67, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Hospice with his family at his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 29, 1940, Ernie grew up in Fort Frances, Ont. and moved to Thunder Bay after serving in the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry-Airborne for six years.

He worked for many construction companies, and retired from Lafarge in 2002 as a superintendent of crushing operations.

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.