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‘Citizen’ honoured

Diane Maxey was honoured by the Town of Fort Frances as its 22nd “Citizen of the Year” at its annual appreciation dinner Friday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. The town also recognized retirees Ed Grynol Jr. and the late John Morrin, as well as employees who reached 25 years of service with the town, including Andrea Avis, Pam Cain, and Sherin Hagen.

Anglican tea

Barb Murray and Merna Major perused some of the goodies at the sales table being overseen by Donna Wasykowski on Saturday afternoon at the Christmas tea and sale at St. John’s Anglican Church here. It was standing room only for the event, which featured baked goods, raffle, and many other treats.

Dream on!

Fort High students offered up their rendition of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” during opening night of the annual musical revue yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. Entitled “Dreams,” the cast of about 40 sang and danced to such numbers as “Wake Up Little Susie” and “River of Dreams.” The show hits the stage there again tonight and tomorrow.

Ladies’ night

Dolores Beach tested out the chocolate fondue at Northwood’s Gallery & Gifts during “Ladies’ Night” in downtown Fort Frances yesterday evening. There was a steady stream of traffic taking advantage of the various draws and deals at participating stores for the event, which was organized by the the local BIA.

Solemn remembrance

A solemn crowd greeted the local Legion’s colour guard as they arrived at the Fort Frances cenotaph for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony last Wednesday morning. The service, which included various prayers, the laying of wreathes, and a recitation of “In Flanders Field,” was followed by a lunch at the Legion.

Wii participant

After getting tips from student volunteers Carrie Bragg, left, and Mikaela Kroeker, Coun. John Albanese tried his hand at bowling at the Nintendo Wii demonstration Sautrday during the Seniors’ Lifestyle Expo.

Saluting the fallen

Emo Reeve Ed Carlson, representing the municipality, saluted the fallen soldiers at the cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies there last Wednesday. Ceremonies were held across the district to remember those who fought and died in war.

Thumbs up!

Dana Cridland, Melissa Payne, and Ericka Tymkin gave big “thumbs up” to the delicious baking and fine craft items up for grabs Sunday afternoon during a Christmas tea hosted by the Muskie girls’ hockey team in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.

Sweet dreams

Bailey Strom, left, and Kennedy Latimer were among the Fort High students rehearsing last night for their upcoming musical revue entitled “Dreams.” The show goes this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 19-21) at the Townshend Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night.