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Wagons ho!

Harold Kellar and his wife, Karen, drove “Mack” and “Misty” along Highway 613 North on Saturday morning during a “wagon train” ride organized by Karen Kellar and Erin Caul. Three draft horse teams and several saddle riders participated in the activity. Until this past weekend, it had been close to 19 years since an event like this was held locally.

Gift of Life

Kate Woods gave the “gift of life” last Wednesday during day one of the two-day Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic held at Fort Frances High School. The successful clinic saw 412 donors over the two days, giving 345 units of blood—43 more units than CBS had aimed for.

Ready to ride!

Jade Green, a Grade 3 student at Robert Moore School, was all smiles Monday morning while on the “Trail-A-Bike” with her vision resource teacher, Cynthia Donald. The bike, which allows the blind to get all the experience of riding with the guidance of another person, was purchased thanks to a donation from the local Voyageur Lions club.

Local history

Taking care to wear white gloves so as to not harm the artifact, museum interpretive exhibit intern Emily Carr made a last-minute adjustment to this Hudson Bay Company coat on display as part of the new history of Fort Frances exhibit at the local museum.

Loon art

Museum curator and local artist Pam Hawley gave Kelsey Langtry, left, and Samantha Hammond, right, tips on sketching loons Saturday as they watched a film that’s part of the “Cry of the Loon” exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum. That last day for that exhibit is Sept. 29. The October exhibit will be “Count Your Pennies.”

Oh so close

Delbert Ross, right, tried for birdie on a short put on the ninth hole of the annual Frog Creek Open on Sunday morning but fell short. The “hackers” tournament, in which all participants must have a handicap of at least 15, draws many regulars who enjoy the easy-going atmosphere of the event, including Ross and his three flightmates. All four are regulars in the Frog Creek Open.

Taking a ride

Les Caul drove his team of horses along Highway 613 North on Saturday as an old-fashioned “wagon train” got on its way. About 30 people piled into three wagons while others rode their horses from Harold and Karen Kellar’s residence to the Dance Hall. A dinner and social evening was held, with the group taking a different route home the following morning.

Taste of Mexico

Mathew Nowak, foreground, had some “sopa ranchera” with his mom, Cathy Richards, and sister, Jenna Nowak, as well as other family members, on Saturday evening during a Mexican-themed dinner at St. John’s Anglican Church. The church saw a nearly full house for the special supper, which featured food like chili, tamales, frijoles refritos, and enchilada verdes. Sept.

Spirit of hope

Josie McLeod, left, Joanne Bliss, and Arlene Georgeson were among the participants who walked, ran, and biked in the local Terry Fox Run yesterday afternoon. The group left the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau at 2 p.m., made their way to Pither’s Point, and then turned around and made it back to the old CN station for a barbecue courtesty of Community Living Fort Frances and District.

New look

Helen Andrusco checked out some of the items in a living room display at Green’s Countrywide this morning during its grand re-opening to showcase the store’s new look. A number of sales are being offered throughout the three-day extravaganza, as well as draw prizes, cookies, and coffee.