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Trip of the month (April)

Carol Ewald of the Den and Kiwanian Robin Wright display the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for April at International Travel Services on Monday. Dawn Wood and John Koles of Bears Pass are the winners of a trip to Miami, Fla. valued at $4,000. The draw for next month will be for a trip to Jamaica ($4,400).

Paramedic visit

Oliver Urieta and Malcolm Daley of the Rainy River Association of Professional Paramedics gave the Tween Club at the Fort Frances Public Library a demonstration of their ambulance—and its siren—yesterday afternoon. The two paramedics were on hand to allow the Tween Club to see some of their equipment in action, and gain a better understanding of emergency medical services.

Piano division

Grace Kooistra performed “Peace Country Hoedown” by composer Christine Donkin at the Townshend Theatre this morning as part of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. The piano division of the festival will run until Thursday, with the vocal and drama divisions to follow in the coming weeks.

ESFL open house

Wayne and Robin Soderlund, left, and MNRF Management Forester Renee Perry look over the proposed 2020-2030 Forest Management Plans for a section of the Crossroute-Sapawe Forest at an open house held yesterday from 3-7 p.m. at the Copper River Inn here. The public was invited to attend and consult with officials on the proposals before the next stage of the planning pro-cess.

Cupcake class

Korreli Brant watched as Meghan Spooner demonstrated different techniques for icing a cupcake at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. Cupcake decoration was part of a series of workshops being put on by the museum this spring that run most Saturdays until May 11.

Northwoods booth

Penny Faragher, above, chatted with Whitney Stalmach and her mom, Sandy, at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts' table during its annual Bridal Show held there last Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, below, Tracy Cryderman went over some printing samples with Linda Plumridge of the Fort Frances Times.

District arts festival set to go

With March coming to a close, the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is getting ready to take the stage.

The Festival is set to begin its 79th year this Monday (April 1), with chair Cynthia Donald noting registration numbers are staying on track with previous years.

“Our French has gone up a bit, the instrumental has gone down a bit,” she remarked.