Don’t miss “The Quilters” at the ACA

Put your snow shovel away for a few hours and take in the annual Grand Marais Playhouse Community Youth (high school) play, The Quilters. Based on The Quilters: Women and Domestic Arts by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen, the play centers on Sarah and six of her daughters. Sarah works on her final project, her “legacy” quilt. Each block […]

Community Calendar

Ruby’s Pantry Cook County Ruby’s Pantry, 2nd Tuesday of the month food distribution 5 – 6:30 p.m., $20 (cash only) Sponsored by Spirit of the Wilderness Church. You will be amazed at all the food you get at the Cook County High School. No financial or other qualifications—this is surplus food for all! Cook County Higher Education Career training and […]

Class offered to prepare restaurant servers

Great dining experience is more than nice food on Lake Superior’s north shore. It is about delivering professional service, executing proper techniques, creating magic moments and developing bonds with your customers. Cook County Higher Education and Saint Paul College have put together a specific tutorial to elevate service quality, exceed guests’ expectations and nurture loyal repeat clientele while gaining new […]

Jo Wood beading demonstration

Local beadwork expert Jo Wood is scheduled to demonstrate her craft at the Grand Marais Public Library on Saturday, March 16, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This event is part of her residency at the North House Folk School, during which she is demonstrating her craft both there, and at public spaces around the community. Wood, a longtime Cook […]

Fast friends at the library again

Back by popular demand, Library Friends of Cook County and Grand Marais Public Library are offering a third round of Fast Friends at Grand Marais Public Library on Wednesday, March 20, from 6 until 8 p.m. Fast Friends is a casual and upbeat social gathering for adults in a welcoming environment—your library. “Imagine a speed-dating set up without the pressure […]

Drinking in the sun

This is the winter of all winters and I have recently read that many, many people are suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency. Until I was an adult, I had never heard of Vitamin D and unless it came in a Flintstones vitamin, I never gave any vitamins much thought. As I look outside it’s sunny. That’s where we can […]

Ice Storm embarks for regional robotics tournament

Anticipation is high for the 13-member I.S.D. 166 Ice Storm robotics team that left this past Wednesday for Duluth to compete in the largest robotics tournament in the country. The regional competition is held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) over the course of four days, March 7-10, drawing thousands of students and fans. With more than 4,000 students […]

Vikings stumble, then rumble past Floodwood

Viking fans watched in wonder as the Floodwood Polar Bears stretched a 20-19 halftime lead into the 36-22 lead midway through the second half of the two teams’ Section 7A playoff game played Wednesday, March 6 in Grand Marais. The Vikings, it seemed, couldn’t buy a basket. Long shots hit the front of the rim, the back of the rim, […]

Ice fishing

The initial spike in winter tourism that came with the big snowstorms in January set the pace for an incredibly busy winter. As we enter March, which is traditionally the busiest month of winter, I struggle to find enough time to enjoy some of the winter sports that I enjoy before it is all over, especially ice fishing. The trout […]

Thin Places: Encountering the surprising spirit along the North Shore

The title, “Thin Places,” refers to those sites, sounds, and encounters where the veil between inner/outer, earthly/spiritual, mundane/ magical seems to dissolve. Artists have been grappling with this topic to produce work for this, Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church’s 10th annual art show, which opens Saturday, March 16, at The Johnson Heritage Post. Work by local artists and by […]