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Look ma, no hands!

Kylie Stockford and Donovin Langille got the chance to enjoy a little winter playtime at school Monday afternoon. The Grade 2 students in Nicole Gruntman’s class at Joseph Welsh Elementary, along with their classmates, donned their skates and took advantage of the rink on the school yard. READ

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Ketan Rakheja (left), Mark Linski, and other members of the Penhold Fire Department prepare and serve brunch Saturday morning for 12 families at Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House. READ

Google eyes

From the left, Anna Stafford, Mica Harlow and Gabby Gades donned ‘beer goggles’ Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, as the three Grade 5 students, along with their classmates at École Mountview Elementary, took part in a Brain Walk event at the school. READ

The Steadfast Soldier

Several members of Alberta Opera brought their traveling show to Annie L. Gaetz Elementary School Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, with their production of 'The Steadfast Soldier.' READ

Rebels with a cause

Grade 1 student Danika Jensen reacts while playing a math game with Red Deer Rebel goaltender Rylan Toth Tuesday at Annie L. Gaetz Elementary School in Red Deer on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. READ

Robbie Burns' Night Supper

The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band hosts a Robbie Burns' Night Supper on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The Red Deer Legion will serve up a traditional Robbie Burns' Night supper complete with turkey, roastit bubbly jock wi' stuffin intilt, champit tatties and mashed neeps, gravy, haggis and dessert. Special events include the piping in of the haggis, the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band, Highland dancers and more. Tickets are available from pipe band members or from the front desk at the Legion for $30 per person. For more information, call Arnie MacAskill at 403-782-7183. READ

PHOTOS — Central Alberta buried by blizzard

Monday’s blizzard forced Red Deer city council to declare all-out war on big snow that has made residential streets near impassable starting today. READ

SLIDESHOW — Hospitals Lottery Red Deer prize home

Of the 560 prizes available through the Hospitals’ Lottery 2013, none is grander than the new house located at 201 Van Slyke Way. READ

Randoms snowshoeing

Brazilian exchange student and Kerry Wood Nature Centre volunteer Julia Katzer tries her hand or in this case her feet at snowshoeing at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre this week. On Sunday Feb. 3 a Random Snowshoeing event will be held at the nature centre where participants who want to try out some snowshoes will get the chance. Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m this Sunday the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will provide the shoes for those who want to experience a winter activity. Admission by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. READ

Let the Christmas season begin

The flame from Air-ristocrat Balloon Rides lights up Ross Street during the Christmas Parade Tuesday night. READ

7 Days - August 14

Sunnybrook Farm Museum Day Camps take young people back in time to experience pioneer life in early Alberta. READ

Volunteer opportunities -January 8

Special Events • ACFA needs people to help run games or activities and also people to help set up on March 3 to 5 for Red Deer Carnaval. Contact Josee at 403-986-4350 or • Alzheimer Society is seeking bingo volunteers at Cannery Row Bingo Hall for evening shifts on Thursday, Jan. 20, and afternoon shifts on Saturday, Feb.12. Contact Terisa 403-318-6418 or READ

All puffed up about judging wheat squares

Red Deer residents got a taste of history at the Hub in Red Deer on Friday, with the Great Puffed Wheat Square Bake-off. READ

Cold, windy day

Using an umbrella to shield her face from the wind and cold rain, Sherrie Wood walks her sister’s dog Vagus along 40th Avenue on Saturday. The 30 km/h wind gusts later died down. But on Sunday afternoon, Central Albertans were pelted with sleet during a spring storm that brought more gusty winds. READ

Shredding against identity theft

Luc Decelles, 2, and his mom Catherine help Paper Cuts manager Peter Kocher dump a box of personal documents into a recycling bin. READ

Preparing poinsettias

Emiel Vanderwel lifts blooming poinsettias from a row at the Central Alberta Florists’ greenhouses near Blackfalds last week. The company sowed 110,000 red, pink, burgundy and tri-coloured poinsettias to supply to retailers across Western Canada for Christmas this year. READ

Home Front - May 29

Parent-child nights READ

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