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Making wreaths

Ethan and Jessica Barker shared some holiday bonding time while participating in the family “Wreath-making Night” hosted by St. Michael’s School on Tuesday. The event was the school’s kick-off to the Advent season, which begins Sunday. About 35 families took part in the inaugural project.

‘Play Date’

Fletcher Evans, right, chipped away at dinosaurs frozen in ice as his mom, Dolly, and younger brother, Everett, cheered him on yesterday at J.W. Walker School during a “Play Date” hosted by the Northwestern Health Unit. The event had all sorts of activities for parents and their children, as well as a free dinner. ’Flu shots also were offered.

Candy cane treat

Santa offered one-year-old Liam Wood, held by dad, Travis, a candy cane Saturday during his visit to Walmart here. The youngster wasn’t sure what to think of the man in red but did enjoy his treat. Children across the district will have several chances to see jolly St. Nick over the next few weeks, including this Saturday at a breakfast at St.

Raffle hopes

Noella Taves, right, and Jenaya DeBenetti entered tickets at the penny table during a craft and bake sale at Rainycrest on Saturday afternoon. There also was a Christmas tree raffle, bake sale, and local vendor blender while resident Frances Shelfantook was on hand to sign copies of her books.

Outdoor tree

Marah Trivers, left, and Mandy Lahti of NCDS put the finishing touches on this outdoor Christmas tree made of wooden planks Friday at the Fine Line Art Gallery. The tree—made by NCDS staff and Greg Mattson—is one of the 15 entries in the “Festival of Trees” silent auction. Bidding ends this Saturday (Nov. 30), with proceeds going to the local Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.

‘Speed Control’

“Speed Control” members Jody Peters (on bass) and Ian March (drums) offered up a history of rock ’n roll during the second concert of this season’s “Kids & Co.” entertainment series last night at the Townshend Theatre. The hard-hitting rock trio, who have dedicated themselves to furthering music education, hails from the Yukon. The next concert in the series is “The Mysteries of Mr.

Library exhibit

Mitts made from recycled sweaters, microwave hot pads for bowls, insulated food carriers (seen here), and clothing protectors made from towels are among the recycled sewing projects by Cathy Robinson on display at the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre until the end of the month.