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Making medicine bag

Addison Chown, left, and Marlee Bliss prepped some leather pieces to become medicine bags at J.W. Walker school on Friday. Students in Grades 4-6 made and personalized their own medicine bags as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Relay 2019

Alex Carter, left, Freeda Carmody, Travis Michl and Mary Fehr took to the stage for the “Newspaper Lip Sync Pageant" during this year's Relay for Life on Saturday at the Point Park. Participating teams were tasked with creating a fashionable ensemble using newspaper, and the team member modelling their garb lit up the stage, dancing to a song of the DJ's choosing.

New chef

Chef Joseph Roberts and La Place Rendez-Vous general manager Sarah Noonan took a moment out of a busy day to pose for a photo in the dining room at La Place Rendez-Vous. Roberts is a Red Seal chef with 30 years of experience in kitchens across southern Ontario, including Caesars Windsor, who has recently joined the Vous as their new executive chef.

Safety scoop

McDonald's assistant managers Bobbi Hudon, left, and Haley Trimble, and McDonald's general manager Cathy Tovey joined Mayor June Caul and OPP S/Sgt. Dereck McLean to kick off “Operation Safety Scoop" on Thursday. The program is aimed at awarding "positive tickets” to area youth, as well as to establish a positive rapport with police officers.

Getting ready

Laura Bruyere, left, Donna Penney and Corinne Webb filled some takeout bags with ready-to-go strawberry shortcake ahead of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary's “Strawberry Social” on Thursday. Hundreds of takeout orders were made to ship out across town for those who couldn't attend the social itself.

Lions' bin dedication

The Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club stood with the aluminum can recycling bin that the club dedicated to the memory of Arlan Scott on Saturday. Members affixed a wooden plaque to the bin, which is located at the corner of Sixth Street and Portage Avenue, and held a short ceremony where they remembered Scott.

New Vous chef

There's a new chef in town.

La Place Rendez-Vous has welcomed Chef Joseph Roberts as their new executive chef.

The Red Seal chef is bringing more than 30 years of experience working in restaurants in southern Ontario, including Caesars Windsor, to the Vous.

“I did my apprenticeship at Georgian College,” Roberts said.

Young grad

Aria Brady was all smiles while wearing her special “grad glasses” at the Fort Frances Nursery School's wind-up picnic at the Legion Park on Thursday. The event served as both an end-of-year celebration as well as a mini-graduation for those children who will be moving on to kindergarten at the beginning of the school year.

Tending garden

Trista Calder worked on removing some pesky weeds from her plot at the community garden during the Kids' Garden Club yesterday. The club planted in their garden plots during the first week of June and have since been cleaning up and maintaining their plants. Organizers say a few tomato plants were lost to some chilly nights, but otherwise the plots are doing well.

Father's Day craft

Kyson Dobransky waited for mom, Victoria Gosselin, to finish the hot glue work on his Father's Day craft at the Fort Frances Library on Saturday. Kids attending the Father's Day craft workshop were provided with paint, foam and popsicle sticks to create a personalized piece of art to give to their dads on Sunday.