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Dress rehearsal

Fort Frances High School students Jaykob Ryll (“Sir Galahad"), left, Brenden Laur ("King Arthur"), and Carmen Hebert ("Patsy") took part in the first full-scale dress rehearsal of the comedic musical, "Spamalot," last night on the Townshend Theatre stage. The musical, from the 1975 film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” is being staged from May 2-5, with the curtain rising at 7:30 p.m.

'And the winner is . . .'

Kerry Zucchiatti of 93.1 The Border drew the May “Trip of the Month” draw winner while Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on this morning at International Travel Services here. Ted Scholten will be heading to Reykjavik, Iceland—a trip valued at $4,000. Next month's trip is to Barcelona, Spain ($4,500).

Decisions, decisions

Danielle Krahn, left, her daughter, Trinity, and her grandmother (and Trinity's great-grandmother) Anna McNay carefully chose where to put in their tickets at the penny table yesterday afternoon during the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual spring luncheon held at the Robert Moore School gym. Following the theme “Mama Needs to Relax,” the fundraiser drew 112 woman of all ages.

Expo overview

The view from upstairs at the Fort Frances Curling Club provided an overview of all there was to do and see at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual Business & Community Expo held Friday and Saturday. The Tbaytel-sponsored event, which featured about 40 local and out-of-town exhibitors, drew a fairly steady crowd over the two days.

'Mama Needs to Relax'

Allison Cox, left, the new director of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, joined Riverside Foundation Special Events committee members Natalie DeGagne, Lynne Savage, and Livia Lundon in showing off some of the fabulous silent auction items donated for the annual spring luncheon slated for this Sunday (April 29). Called “Mama Needs to Relax,” the luncheon will run from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

French fun

St. Michael's School welcomed Gilbert Parent, founder of Les Bûcherons, for a presentation about French language and culture this morning. Parent did several French-related activites with the early-learning students, who participated in singing French songs, doing a circle dance, and line dancing.

Visit from 'Smokey'

Casey Egan was among the many youngsters who had a chance to meet “Smokey the Bear" during J.W Walker's Family Math and Arts Night held yesterday evening in the school gym. The Ministry of Natural Resources was at the event with "Smokey” to provide fire safety information to students and their families.

Foodbox program

Millie Witherspoon of the “Healthy Living Food Box” program helped to pack up Robert Derkson's box containing lettuce, tomatoes, apples, oranges, bananas, local potatoes, and more last Wednesday afternoon. All are welcome to join the program.

Feeding cow

Those attending “Spring Fever Days" in Emo on Saturday had a chance to drop by the "Farm Animal Petting Zoo” at Emo Feed that ran from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Those who stopped in to see the animals had a chance to pet, interact, and even feed many of them.

Standing in boat

Pat Costello, Princecraft business development manager, spoke to those attending the Nestor Falls Marine boat show at the Emo Arena about the company's boats and products. He said the boat show had a fantastic turnout and that he had a great time speaking to people about Princecraft boats during “Spring Fever Days.”