Missy Andrusco will be offering district residents a chance to taste traditional Ethiopian cuisine during a dinner this Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the former Bonnie Blue and subsequently through her business, “Tizita’a Catering,” where she will cook at “The Kitchen Table” restaurant on Scott Street twice a week.
The “Festival of Trees” silent auction wrapped up Saturday at the Fine Line Art Gallery here, raising a total of $752 for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club and local Chamber of Commerce.
“I think that the event was very successful,” said Samantha Manty, business and events development assistant intern for the Chamber.
The first-ever “Festival of Frost” drew a few hundred children, parents, and those young at heart to downtown Fort Frances on Saturday and has been deemed a success by organizers.
As such, the idea is likely to return next year, in one form or another.
The Fort Frances High School “First Responders” are raising funds in order to travel to the International Emergency Medical Services conference Feb. 2-10 in Washington, D.C.
“The First Responders have an opportunity to experience a world-class conference, which draws attendees from all over the world,” noted FFHS First Responder team co-ordinator John Beaton.
Christmas is a time of giving, not only to family and friends but to those in the community less fortunate than you.
One way of helping the latter is through food banks.
Usage of food banks across Canada is near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession, according to Food Banks Canada, with Fort Frances and area being no different.
Snow is likely again tonight, with an additional 2.5-7.5 cm (one-three inches) possible.
Look for an overnight low of minus-11 C (12 F) and east winds at 10-15 m.p.h., gusting up to 20 m.p.h.
Wednesday will see more snow, with an additional accumulation of five-10 cm (two-four inches) possible.
There seems to be plenty of interest from those wanting to sit on the board of directors of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.
At the Chamber’s general membership meeting last Tuesday, a new slate of officers and director nominees was announced.
But due to the number of nominees in each category, a vote is necessary to determine who will sit on the board in 2014.
Highway 11 near Windy Point Bridge in Watten Township is closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident.
OPP arrived on scene at 4:40 p.m. today.
The highway remains closed while emergency crews respond and police conduct their investigation.
Road closure updates are available by calling 511.
Do not call the OPP communication centre for road closure information.
Paper machine #7 at the Resolute Forest Products mill here has been idled indefinitely as of today.
PM7 had been idled in April and then restarted in mid-July, when 50-60 workers were brought back to work on a temporary basis.
Snow is likely tonight, with five-10 cm (two-four inches) of accumulation possible.
Look for an overnight low of minus-seven C (19 F) and east winds at 15 m.p.h., gusting up to 20 m.p.h.
More snow is forecast for tomorrow, with another five-10 cm (two-four inches) possible.
Expect a high of minus-four (25) and low around minus-12 (11), along with east winds at 10-15 m.p.h.