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.
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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.
With only two weeks to go until the Oct. 31 deadline, the town’s “Citizen of the Year” selection committee is asking the public to nominate individuals who have made a difference in our community for the award.
Only three nominations have been filed so far, Civic Centre staff reported.
The Muskie junior and senior girls’ basketball teams once again fed off each another’s successes and stole a pair of wins from the host Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA play yesterday.
The juniors (4-2) led wire-to-wire en route to a 26-19 victory.
With the water, sewer, and road reconstruction of Central Avenue now completed, the town has its sights set on more road and traffic-related projects in 2009.
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.
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.
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.