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Student stories

Cassie Piotrowski, Hunter Bourassa, and Evan Fletcher were among those taking the stage at St. Michael’s School to read students’ stories during an assembly held Tuesday in conjunction with Family Literacy Day. Students there also dressed up as their favourite storybook characters, with parents invited to participate and read with the children.

It’s magic!

Illusionist Ted Outerbridge levitated his wife, Marion, in front of Fort Frances High School yesterday afternoon to promote their show, “Magic Moments in Time,” which takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets for the show, which is a fundraiser for the Fort High band’s trip to Italy, cost $20 each, and will be for sale at the theatre box office.

Guest reader

Deputy Mayor Sharon Tibbs was busy reading exciting stories to children under the the big tent set up inside the gymnasium as part of Family Literacy Day events Tuesday evening at St. Francis School.

Book launch

Frank Maraj, a retired Fort Frances High School English teacher, signed a copy of his newly-released book, “Snapshots,” for Kasey Hawrylak there yesterday afternoon. The book comes after students, past and present, encouraged Maraj to write down the many stories about his youth growing up in Trinidad which he had shared with them in class over the years.

Gift of reading

Staff from the local Wal-Mart dropped by St. Michael’s School on Family Literacy Day (Jan. 27) to present more than $400 worth of books for the school’s library. Pictured here are Judy Tibbs, Rosanne Degagne, and St. Michael’s principal Darlene Fejos Rousseau.

Toilet paper trail

Acting out the difficulties some folks have using the bathroom as they get older, a group of Legion ladies had the audience in stitches during the song, “Seven Old Ladies Stuck in the John.”

World record attempt

Eighteen children, and 32 people altogether, were at the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday afternoon to try to help break the Guinness World Record for “Most Children Being Read to by An Adult, Multiple Locations.” The nationwide attempt was part of the build-up to Family Literacy Day (Jan. 27).