A set of keys were found 1/2 mile up the Caribout Trail. It has a long aqua plastic coiled string with a clip on the end, 1 chevy car key, 1 brass key, 1 dog tag with Grand Rapids Vet.
Call Vern at 218-370-0597 if these are your keys!
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 05/24/2016 09:13am
Calling all parents of teens age 11-18! Tomorrow are the student vaccine clinics at GES and ISD 166!
If you have a 6th - 12th grader who needs to get caught up on vaccines, please sign the form that was mailed home last week and send it to school with your student tomorrow.
We will be offering the HPV, Tdap, and Menningococcal vaccines to students with a SIGNED parent/guardian permission form.
Sawtooth Nurses will be at Great Expectations from 9-10am and at ISD 166 from 10:15-Noon tomorrow to administer vaccines.
Questions? Contact Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 387-2330
CONTACT: Kristin Wharton, RN
DATE: 05/23/2016 02:38pm
TODAY - May 23 FREE!!
Cook: 3-5pm Share: 5-7pm Come whenever you can.
No RSVP needed First Congregational United Church of Christ - 300 2nd St. West
Join dietician Mary Zbaraki for a “bean-themed” Forth Monday Meal. Drop in as your schedule allows for informal cooking, recipe-sharing, and discussion about cooking with beans and their amazing nutrition!
Beans are very cheap and can be used to make delicious, nutritious meals without a lot of fuss.
As with all Fourth Monday Meals, we will prepare the meal and visit together from 3-5pm. We will “share the meal” with any and all who come to eat between 5-7pm. Take home leftovers!
Everyone is welcome, and no RSVPs are needed. Just show up between 3-5pm if you want to help cook and between 5-7pm to eat. We’ll also have recipes and bean cooking tips. We're also planning a "Peace Path" walk/bike at 6pm. That way we have a little time to MOVE IT too!
DATE: 05/23/2016 10:59am
Attention readers and parents:
Lots of changes in the bottom box of the Little Free Library. More adventures with Amelia Bedelia, a new collection of Magic Treehouse Books, number 13-24,, and all new picture books. And a great addition, The Phantom Tollbooth. This is a great book to be read out loud. There are constant play on words and the addventure is fascinating. Don't miss out on this great selection.
CONTACT: Lynn Arnold
DATE: 05/23/2016 08:55am
2016 Medicare Presentation MAY 20th at 9:00 AM
This is a FREE service and can help you figure out what is new and what the changes are for Medicare in 2016! Do any of the changes affect you? How can you better utilize the Medicare system?
Join us at the Senior Center on Friday, May 20th from 9-11 am for a presentation by Marjorie Bottila from the Senior Linkage Line.
CONTACT: Jes Rodne
DATE: 05/19/2016 10:16am
Community Conversation with Frank Lehto from the USPS
Join us Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 am at the Senior Center as Frank discusses how to manage your mail, strategies for snowbirds, how to quickly sort through your mail and determine what's really important. He'll talk about using online postal services, explain usps.com, how to ship items that you've sold online from your home and mail fraud (including common mail and money order scams).
If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Jes or Bev at 218-387-2660.
CONTACT: Jes Rodne
DATE: 05/19/2016 10:08am
Who inspires you to MOVE IT?
In early June we will award prizes to people who inspire others to MOVE IT, as well as the folks who nominate them for the award. We'll award the prizes in three categories: children, adults & seniors! Just go to http://sawtoothmountainclinic.org/moveit/nominate.php , or paper forms are available at the Grand Marais Public Library. Drop them off at the Cook County News-Herald.
Don't wait though - the deadline is May 27! Get those nominations in ASAP!
DATE: 05/18/2016 04:32pm
Cook County School District received a call from the Duluth Area Foundation. Unfortunately, the stock market performance has caught up with Scott Scholarship Fund used to award our Valedictorian and Salutatorian each year.
We will not be able to provide the valedictorian and salutatorian scholarships from this fund this year as we need to take at least 1 year off to let the fund rebuild unless donations from the community are received.
If you would like to donate to help provide the Valedictorian and Salutatorian scholarship fund, please contact Lori Backlund at Lbacklund@isd166.org. The donations must specifically state they are for the scholarship.
DATE: 05/18/2016 11:51am
ATTENTION ALL READERS:
The Little Free Library at 103 3rd Av. West is busy with books.
The TEENS section (now located in the top box) has a variety of books: sci-fi and fantasy, high school angst, non-fiction, historical fiction, and a few that should be interesting to all readers.
Of course, in the bottom box are board books and picture books for the wee ones, and now an expanded section for chaper book readers.
We always love donations. Happy reading!!
CONTACT: Lynn Arnold
DATE: 05/16/2016 06:40pm
Cook County Parents and Caregivers with Children Birth to Pre-K:
*Come hear stories & share a healthy snack
*Take home a free book and ideas for home fun
*Older siblings are welcome to attend
LOTS is free for all families with children birth to pre-K.
Come and join in the fun!
Seven sessions starting Tuesday June 14 at 5:00 PM
June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19 and July 26th.
Held in ISD #166 Elementary Preschool Room #416
Please contact Karen Tucker at 218-834-8539 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information ~ pre-registration is appreciated to make sure we have enough books.
Generously supported by the United Way, the Local Area Funds, Operation Round Up,
Cliffs Foundation and other local Sponsors
CONTACT: Joni Kristenson
DATE: 05/16/2016 02:24pm
State Services for the Blind presents a Low Vision Clinic
Who: Seniors who suffer from low vision that are having difficulty in their home.
When: June 7th, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais
Meet with a state services for the blind staff member to see if you qualify to receive equipment and training for your vision loss. There will be no charge for any service or equipment that is provided.
Sign up for a time by calling: 218-302-8418 prior to June 6th. If time permits walk-ins will be seen.
CONTACT: Jes Rodne
DATE: 05/13/2016 03:50pm
A-1 a document destruction company will be in the parking lot May 17th from 11 until 1 or the bins are full. Everyone is welcome.
We will also be having donuts from Worlds Best Donuts and hot coffee. Grand Marais State Bank also collects used ink cartiridges and eye glasses year around for the Cooperation Station and Lions Club.
CONTACT: GRAND MARAIS STATE BANK
DATE: 05/12/2016 10:40am
Vote for Grand Marais in Outside Magazine's Best Towns of 2016 contest!
Currently we're up against Ludington, MI, in the "Best Beaches" catagory, and we're behind by over 200 votes. I've never been to Ludington, but I have stood on our beaches, watched the sun set, and known that it didn't get any better.
To cast your vote, go to http://www.outsideonline.com/2056761/best-towns-2016?utm_source=VisitCookCounty&utm_medium=VisitCookCounty&utm_campaign=VisitcookcountyFBpost
Scroll down past the brackets, and you'll see the "Vote Here" section.
CONTACT: Hartley Acero
DATE: 05/10/2016 03:51pm
If you are a youth ages 11 - 14 you can still participate in the Incredible Exchange program this summer. Applications were due April 29th, but call Diane at 218-387-3015 if you still want to participate.
If you are a non-profit or governmental site that would like to host an Incredible Exchange youth this summer, please give Diane a call as well. 218-387-3015.
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 05/10/2016 10:14am
Home Stretch Workshop for Potential New Home Buyers
Are you a potential new home buyer? Don’t miss AEOA’s Home Stretch Workshop on Saturday, May 21st, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Cook County Higher Education, 300 W. 3rd Street in Grand Marais. The workshop is chock full of information everyone needs to know when buying a home. You will also learn about AEOA’s Homeownership Program, which is designed to promote and encourage homeownership by assisting with down payment and closing costs to income-eligible, qualified homebuyers. Each participant receives a thick user-friendly take-home manual that is loaded with fantastic information which can be helpful now, or a year, or two years, from now. Cost for the workshop and materials is $40 per household, and registration is required. For questions, you may call Anita at 218-387-4547, and to register, contact Sandy at 218-999-0828.
CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
DATE: 05/10/2016 08:49am
The Oral Health Task Force is offering a Free Fluoride Well Test valued at $30.00 for families with children ages 18 months to 26 years of age. This offer also includes day cares, grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren, etc. The water bags and forms can be picked up at Cook County Planning and Zoning office at the Cook County Court House, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Grand Marais Family Dentistry. The water sample must be returned to the Planning and Zoning office within 24 hours. Any questions, please call Georgene Daubanton at 387-2334.
CONTACT: Oral Health Task Force
PHONE: 218 387-2334
DATE: 05/09/2016 09:38am
CBP to Issue I-68 Canadian Boat Landing Permits
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) will be issuing I-68 permits from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 15 at the Grand Marais Border Patrol Station. The Form I-68 allows certain applicants entering the United States by small boat to telephonically report their arrival to CBP.
There is no requirement that boaters obtain Form I-68. However, boaters who choose not to obtain Form I-68 must report for inspection, in person, to a CBP officer at a port-of-entry each time they enter the United States.
After an initial inspection, the Form I-68 permits a boater to report their arrival into the United States telephonically without having to appear at a port-of-entry for an in-person inspection. The initial inspection involves an interview, a check of the individual in the Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) and possibly other law enforcement databases, completion of the form I-68 and payment of the fee. The fees for both individuals ($16) and families ($32) will remain the same as last year.
Each applicant who is 14 years of age or older must appear in person for inspection. The names and dates of birth of children younger than 14 years of age must be listed on one or both of their parents’ Form I-68. If approved, one of the three copies of the form will be issued to each applicant 14 years of age or older. Each of the three copies of the Form I-68 will bear the photograph and fingerprint of the applicant for identification purposes.
Travelers are encouraged to visit www.cbp.gov for more information on the Canadian Border Boat Landing (I-68) Program and other available CBP Trusted Traveler Programs. The Grand Marais Border Patrol Station is located at 518 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604.
DATE: 05/09/2016 09:07am
Join us to get to know other caregivers in a casual setting. Take part in a discussion and learn about resources for caregivers. All are welcome.
The West End Caregiver Coffee will meet the 2nd Friday of the month, May 13th, 10-11:30 am at the Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte.
There is also a Grand Marais Caregiver Coffee which meets the 3rd Friday of the month, May 20th, 10-11:30 am at the Cook County Whole Foods Coop meeting room.
For more information contact Care Partners at 387-3788 or email@example.com.
CONTACT: Kelly Holtzman
DATE: 05/04/2016 12:45pm
Attention Boreal email users.
If you see an email from Boreal Mail Admin with the subject "Pending Messages" do not respond to it. It is a scam. Just delete it.
If you have already clicked on the link and entered your login info, please contact Boreal right away so we can change your password.
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PHONE: 218 387-9471
DATE: 05/04/2016 07:17am
Attention all Readers:
There's new goings on at the Little Free Library on 103 3rd Av. West. Teens, you now have your own space in the top box. There is a book end marking the TEEN section. Stop by today and take a look at Crank by Ellen Hopkins, Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco, or a little Sci-Fi in the Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson. For the little ones, there are always board books, picture books and books to be read to, namely The Phantom Tollbooth with its rich play on words throughout. Always feel free to leave a book or two. And you could donate a dvd that you're not using.
CONTACT: Lynn Arnold
DATE: 05/02/2016 01:30pm
Become a Care Partners Senior Chore Volunteer and Help your Neighbors
Your assistance enables seniors to remain in their own home. Our volunteers enjoy connecting with someone and help out in a meaningful way. The majority of requests may be for short term light housekeeping, yard work, minor home repair or household maintenance, but may also include seasonal tasks, moving and other misc. Volunteers receive training and mileage reimbursement to assist them in their volunteer commitment.
For more information contact Kelly Holtzman, Care Partner’s Chore Coordinator at 387-3788 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
CONTACT: Kelly Holtzman
DATE: 05/02/2016 11:46am
The mobile crisis team consists of two mental health staff members who are available 24/7 to respond to mental health crisis in our community. Mobile crisis interventions are face-to-face, short term mental health services to help an individual:
Cope with stress
Identify and use available resources
Avoid unnecessary hospitalization
Avoid the loss of independent living
Develop action plans
Return one to baseline level functioning
These services are provided at a number of locations including:
The individual's residence
A friend or relative's residence
The Birch Tree Crisis Stabilization Center
The emergency room
Other community settings
CONTACT: Cook County Public Health and Human Services
DATE: 04/29/2016 01:44pm