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Tasty meal

Eleanor Barron, the local Alzheimer Society’s “First Link” and public education co-ordinator, along with her husband, Wayne, were among those who enjoyed a delicious meal Saturday night during the group’s annual charitable dinner, entitled “Forget Me Not,” at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Hauling tree

Volunteer firefighter Dan DeGagne had to pull hard to free this tree which was frozen to a spot on the lawn of this Church Street residence Saturday afternoon. The Fort Frances Fire Brigade conducted its annual Christmas tree pick-up, which was made a little more difficult this year in the aftermath of Friday’s storm.

Bed donation

Wendy Derendorf, left, Noris Piccinato, and Aurora Doerksen of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Br. #29 Poppy Fund committee, along with Rainycrest unit co-ordinator Kayla Caul-Chartier, checked out one of the two new hi-lo beds purchased thanks to the fund.

Goal scored

Fort Frances Lakers’ goalie Jameson Shortreed could only look back as a shot by Duluth Clydesdales’ forward Zachary Newman found the back of the net here Saturday night. Despite Newman’s power-play marker, the Lakers cruised to an 11-6 win to snap a three-game home losing streak.

‘Storytime’ fun

Children sang songs using actions during “Storytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre this morning before program director Andrea Avis read them some books. The winter programs at the library started up again last week and run until March 7. The weekly sessions also include “Tales for 2’s” and “Mother Goose” for infants. Visit for more info.

Alzheimer dinner

Mary Lou Beaulieu, left, and Arvilla Degelman got ready to dig into their main course at the local Alzheimer Society’s annual charitable dinner, “Forget Me Not,” at La Place Rendez-Vous here Saturday night. The evening not only featured a tasty meal, but also entertainment, a silent auction, and raffle prizes.

Shootout drama

Chandler Medicine of the Emo Express prepared to make a back-handed spin move on Fort Frances Kennedy K9’s goalie Jacob Glowasky in a shootout yesterday afternoon during the ‘B’ final of the FFMHA’s Bantam ‘A’ tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. Glowasky turned aside Medicine’s attempt to give the K9’s a dramatic 3-2 victory.

So long, Tannenbaum!

Volunteer firefighter Doug Wright tossed another Christmas tree onto the trailer Saturday afternoon during the Fort Frances Fire Brigade’s annual tree pick-up. While there were fewer real trees to collect than there used to be, the job wasn’t wasn’t made any easier by the fact many were laden with ice and snow—and some even frozen to the ground—in the aftermath of Friday’s storm.

Paying respects

Flags are flying at half-mast outside the Civic Centre in honour of Deputy Mayor Sharon Tibbs, who passed away Wednesday. Council and town staff also will take time to remember her at Monday night’s regular meeting, which is scheduled to start at 6:55 p.m. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Breaking away

Emo Express forward Tyler Hamm blew past a pair of Fort Frances Canadian Tire players on his way to scoring a goal during his team’s 6-3 win this morning in the opening game of the FFMHA’s Bantam ‘A’ tournament. The 12-team tournament continues through the weekend at both the Ice For Kids Arena and the ’52 Canadians Arena, with the ‘A’ final slated for Sunday at 1:15 p.m.