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Alzheimer workshop

Lynn Moffatt, executive director of the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts, welcomed those in attendance at the “Finding Your Way” community meeting this morning at La Place Rendez-Vous here. The organization was promoting the ground-breaking “Finding Your Way” program—a multicultural safety awareness initiative for people living with dementia who go missing or become lost.

Goal celebration

Jarred Taylor not only showed Usain Bolt-like speed on the ice but did a fair impression of the “archer” celebration after scoring his second goal of the second period against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints here Thursday night. The Muskies won 6-2 to improve to 3-0 in NorWOSSA play.

Envirodrum

Miles Gibbons, left, Jeff Salem, and Matt McFarland, of the percussion group “Envirodrum,” made music with a variety of recycled products yesterday evening during the second show in this season’s “Kids & Co.” entertainment series. The Toronto-based group performed different styles of music while promoting environmental awareness. Up next in the series is the comedic show “Clip!” on Jan.

Honoured citizen

Dr. Brian Johnstone, left, the 2014 “Citizen of the Year,” was given a plaque by Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft during last night’s council meeting. Dr. Johnstone, who retired on Dec. 31, 2013 at the age of 90, has been a doctor for more than six decades, including over 40 years spent in Fort Frances.

Tasty soup

Liam Wood, two, enjoyed a bowl of chicken noodle soup Saturday during Knox United Church’s Christmas bazaar and luncheon. The event featured an array of homemade soups, sandwiches, and dainties, as well as a bake table, cookie walk, and penny table.

Life lessons

Local centenarian Frances Shelfantook visited Jean Bujold’s Grade 5 class at St. Francis School on Friday. The students had plenty of questions to ask about her life, teaching career, and becoming an author.

Beautiful trees

Sammy Stone put a ticket in to win one of the beautifully-decorated trees at the Rainycrest Auxiliary’s “Vendor Blender” there Saturday. The event also featured a penny table, baked goods, local artisans, and crafts for sale.

Benefit for Rosalie

Abigail Matheson, left, and her big sister, Ainsley, showed off the reindeer hot chocolate packets they found at the benefit bake and craft sale for Rosalie, the newborn daughter of Tyler Cousineau and Bev Small, on Saturday afternoon at the local Legion.

Purple nails

Chantelle Spuzak, an esthetician at Simplicity Professional Hair and Body Care, painted Leslie Danielson’s nails purple there yesterday in honour of the “Shine the Light” Campaign sponsored by Riverside Community Counselling Services. The campaign, which aims to break the silence surrounding woman abuse, is held each November for Woman Abuse and Prevention Month.