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Town tapestry

Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce president Christine Denby got a good look at the new Town of Fort Frances tapestries the Chamber officially launched Saturday at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market here. The tapestries, which are similar to the ones the Chamber sold in 2003 to commemorate the town’s centennial, are available now at the Chamber office (474 Scott St.) for $100 each.

One size fits all?

Jo-Ann Waytowich, playing “Ivanka,” got some help from two male audience members at the Women’s Health Symposium on Saturday as she tried to fit into a pair of “one size fits all” panty hose.

Top honours

Trevor Barker, centre, captured the Rose Bowls in both the Piano and Vocal divisions of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts during the annual highlights concert Saturday night at the Townshend Theatre. Barker’s younger brother, Scott, took home the Instrumental Rose Bowl while Melissa Friesen earned the Rose Bowl for Drama.

Ready to run

Players practised proper form while stepping up to their pretend line of scrimmage when the Muskie spring football camp opened in the rain Monday afternoon. Despite the wet weather, there was a good turnout of players already in high school, as well as Muskie hopefuls for the upcoming season this fall.

Victorian tea

Mary Kearney, Janet Wolanicki, and Lucia Salvador got into the spirit of the Mother’s Day Victorian tea held Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Knox United Church in Emo.

Aboriginal Week

Harvey Jordan and his mother, Helen, entertained Fort Frances High School students yesterday during Aboriginal Week. The students played the game “Pagesaanag,” which involved hitting a bowl with coloured pieces inside of it against a pillow to see how many sticks each person would receive.

Football in rain

Players had to brave a cold rain yesterday afternoon as the Muskie football program kicked off its annual spring camp on the field outside of Fort Frances High School. The camp will run every day after school for the rest of this week, then resume again for the week of June 2.

Flipping burgers

Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis helped out at M & M Meat Shops charity barbecue on Saturday. Despite the rain, many people came out to support the cause. There also was a 20-ft. climbing wall set up for anyone brave enough to scale it. All the money raised went to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.


Jo-Ann Waytowich showed off the feather boa she made as she portrayed “Ivanka” during her skit at the third-annual Women’s Health Symposium, which ran Saturday at Fort Frances High School. It featured a number of guest speakers and booths on a variety of topics, and drew more than 450 people.

Valve replacement

A temporary detour was set up at Scott Street and Bulter Avenue this morning as a crew from Bay City Contracting tore up the road to replace a water valve. Motorists can expect to see temporary road closures through next week as crews will be working to replace a total of 20 valves around town. Bay City also is expected to resume work on Central Avenue later this month.