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SCAP concert

Students in Grades 6-8 added the sweet sound of their recorders to the play, “I’ve Got Mail,” during the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program’s Christmas concert at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo last Wednesday. The efforts of the whole student body were warmly received by a large appreciative audience.

Boxed in

Muskie Zach Jolicoeur was held in check by a Kenora Bronco during NorWOSSA junior boys’ basketball action here last Tuesday (Dec. 15). But Fort High cruised to a 30-18 victory to improve to 2-0 in league play. See story inside.

Caroling kids

Youngsters from a local home day care were busy caroling along Sixth Street West on Friday morning. Complete with jingle bells and reindeer antlers, the children certainly spread some Christmas cheer to those homes they stopped at.

Holiday snacks

Cousins Amy Norris, left, Sam Bonner-Vickers, and Jaida Norris enjoyed a snack of popcorn, punch, and festive cookies and cupcakes yesterday evening at the “Old-Fashioned Family Christmas Storytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library. Children of all ages listened to stories and sang holiday songs to celebrate the season.

Journey re-enacted

A group of adults and children from St. John’s Anglican Church made the round in downtown Fort Frances on Friday evening looking for an inn to stay at—but being turned away—as they acted out the journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem for “Las Posadas.” A joyful fiesta followed the walk at the church. In related news, during a recent food drive at the church, the St.

Christmas crafts

Marie-mai Langevin decorated a gift bag Saturday morning at the Fort Frances “Best Start” Hub’s Christmas celebration. Children and their parents dropped by the centre to play games, make crafts, and even have a visit from Santa Claus.

Helping hands

Volunteer Randi Roth helped pack Christmas hampers Saturday at the Salvation Army Citadel here to get them ready for pick-up tomorrow. The Salvation Army will be giving out a total of 200 hampers to district families this Christmas.