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Hallowe'en costumes

Students at Robert Moore School, like many youths across the district, showed off their creative side by dressing up in costumes this morning ranging from scary to silly in honour of Hallowe’en. “Haunted” library tours, a pumpkin-carving contest, a costume contest, and dance-off also were held at the school to mark the spooky day.

Hallowe'en costumes

Students at Robert Moore School, like many youths across the district, showed off their creative side by dressing up in costumes this morning ranging from scary to silly in honour of Hallowe'en. “Haunted” library tours, a pumpkin-carving contest, a costume contest, and dance-off also were held at the school to mark the spooky day.

Opening night

“Inga" (Tori Beaudry) and "Freddie Frankenstein" (Katelyn Bruyere) listened to one of the many comedic quips by "Igor" (Sammy Stone) during yesterday afternoon's student viewing of Muskie Theatre's production of "Young Frankenstein” at the Townshend Theatre. The adaptation of the classic Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks movie opened last night and will run again tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.

CLFFD window

The Community Living Fort Frances and District's office windows on Scott Street are decorated for Disability Employment Awareness Month, which runs through October. This includes information on hiring people with a disability, services the agency provides, and a few photos of its service users employed at local businesses.

Poppy flag

Legion Br. #29 president Ray Watson and vice-president Warren Anderson presented a poppy flag, bearing the words “Lest We Forget," to Mayor Roy Avis in front of the Civic Centre this morning. The flag will go up for "Poppy Week” (Nov. 4-11) in the Town of Fort Frances.

Hallowe'en storytime

Children attending “Storytime" at the Fort Frances Public Library got a treat yesterday morning as they were read to by "Super-librarian” Andrea Avis. The youngsters, who came dressed up in their Hallowe'en costumes, heard some spooky stories, sang a few songs, and got their picture taken in the Hallowe'en photo booth.

BDO donation

Local BDO staff, along with Homelessness Outreach Workers Deb Emes and Jenn Kivimaki, stood around BDO's enormous donation of food items and more than $1,000 in cash for the United Native Friendship Centre's food bank last Thursday.

Frankenstein scene

Freddie Frankenstein (Katelyn Bruyere) cautiously approached the monster (Cassidy Martin) during Sunday's rehearsal for the Fort High fall play, “Young Frankenstein.” This stage adaptation of the classic Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks movie will run tomorrow through Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Prepping ground

Work at the future site of the consolidated St. Francis and St. Michael's School, located north of the current St. Francis building, has begun as George Armstrong Co. has been out since last week clearing, grubbing, and pre-loading the site before the winter freeze. The new building is planned to be ready for the 2019-20 school year.