The children's garden group is looking for the small tinfoil pie tins that used to be easy to find. We need about 12 more tomorrow ( Tuesday, July 26) for a project teaching children to make fruit pies.
Please call Diane at 218-387-3015 if you can donate or drop off at the CC Community Center / Extension office. Thank you!
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 07/25/2016 12:37pm
Summer vegetable garden tours will take place on Saturday, July 30.
* The morning tours will start at the Mineral Center Garden in Grand Portage. Please meet at the CC Community Center in Grand Marais at 8:30 a.m. to carpool for the morning tours.
* The afternoon tours will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the CC Community Center and we will carpool from there to the various vegetable gardens.
To pre-register please call 218-387-3015 by Friday, July 29th. Cost is a donation of $5 - $10 to support the youth gardening programs in Cook County.
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 07/22/2016 01:48pm
PINT FOR A PINT, T-Shirts and drawings
Yup a PINT OF BEER from your favorite brew house Voyageur Brewing for anyone who signs up to give blood tomorrow. Thank you so much Voyageur Brewing.
The Memorial Blood Center is here today at the Senior Center and there are 40 plus spots to fill during our 12 hour Blood Drive.
We are asking anyone who can help to fill a shortage of blood to please consider giving TODAY.
We have seen a shortage of ALL blood types since the week before the 4th of July and this shortage continues.
We have less than a 3 day supply of ALL TYPES. Last year we collected over 100 units of blood at the July blood drive, we can do this! We are in need of 40 more donors to fill our schedule
Today - Wednesday July 20th. 2016
Blood Drive - Senior Center
Hours - 8am - 8pm
Please contact Michele Keil at (218) 349-2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bus is sponsored by Arrowhead Pharmacy.
PRIZES, PRIZES AND MORE PRIZES
Every registered donor will receive a FREE PINT coupon from Voyageur Brewing & a FREE T-Shirt from Memorial Blood Centers!
This July, all presenting donors can enter to win a fishing adventure for two including a three-night Hyatt stay, airfare, and a freshwater fishing excursion! Plus, weekly drawings for eight $50 DICK'S Sporting Goods gift cards.
Thank you for saving lives!!
CONTACT: Michele Keil
DATE: 07/20/2016 08:49am
MN Dept of Health officials encourage Minnesotans to stay cool this week and avoid heat-related illness - News Release!
Health officials encourage Minnesotans to stay cool this week and avoid heat-related illness
Young athletes and older Minnesotans among those most at risk
While storms and floods may get more attention, in a typical year extreme heat kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather phenomenon. With that in mind, health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to avoid heat-related illness during the unusually hot and humid conditions forecast in the coming days.
Extreme heat can cause health problems ranging from heat rash and cramps to life-threatening conditions like heatstroke. Heat exhaustion is a common heat-related illness. Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, thirst, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness and confusion. Untreated heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke.
According to Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division Medical Director Raj Mody, athletes and people working outside face a higher risk for heat-related illness.
“Extreme heat can be dangerous, especially for older people and children and young adults playing sports like soccer and football,” Dr. Mody said. “The heat can overwhelm the ability of the body to keep its temperature at 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and that can lead to serious problems. That’s why it is so important to take precautions to avoid overheating.”
MDH offers the following tips for staying cool and safe during extremely hot weather:
Electric fans will not prevent heat-related illness when temperatures are very hot, so use air conditioning or spend time in air-conditioned locations during extremely hot weather
§ If you plan to exercise outdoors, consider doing it in the morning before temperatures rise
§ Limit time outdoors, and take frequent breaks if you must be outside
§ Wear loose fitting, light-colored clothes
§ Take a cool bath or shower
§ Don’t leave kids or pets alone in cars, even for just a few minutes and with windows down
Drink plenty of fluids, especially water
§ Do not wait until you’re thirsty before you drink fluids
§ Avoid excessive caffeine, alcohol, drinks high in sugar, and very cold drinks (they can cause stomach cramps)
Stay Informed and Connected
Listen to the local news for the weather forecast
§ Learn about the symptoms of heat-related illnesses, watch for symptoms, and carry out preventative measures if you see warning signs of illness
§ Check on your neighbors, friends and family—especially the elderly and/or those with underlying health issues
“We urge people to plan ahead to stay cool and hydrated,” said MDH Climate and Health Program Supervisor Kristin Raab. “Take care of yourself and take care of others, especially those who are at higher risk.”
More information is available at www.health.state.mn.us and in the MDH Extreme Heat Toolkit at http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/climatechange/docs/mnextremeheattoolkit.pdf)
CONTACT: Joni Kristenson
DATE: 07/19/2016 01:08pm
The deadline for nominating an individual or couple for Citizens and Senior Citizens of the Year are due tomorrow, July 20 at noon. The awards will be announced on Saturday during Fisherman's Picnic. Information requested for the nominee includes name, date of birth, marital status, children, years lived in the county, work history, community involvement. Include a statement of support. Please respond by e-mail to email@example.com. Call for further information.
DATE: 07/19/2016 09:45am
Sunday: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
The Historic St. Francis Xavier’s Church at Chippewa City will be open! Stop in to visit this beautiful and important historical structure at the site of the village of Chippewa City, a large Ojibwe settlement that once had more than 100 families!
Tours of this historic site are FREE.
Located 1 mile east of Grand Marais on Hwy. 61
CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
DATE: 07/16/2016 03:05pm
Marjori Bottila of the Senior LinkAge Line® will be at the Cook County Senior Center on Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th.
Appointments are available for Medicare Review or New to Medicare Applicants. Marjori is great at helping to find the best program for the price and answering all of your Medicare questions!
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?
Call Jes or Bev for Individual Counseling Appointments
Thursday, August 18th 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, August 19th 8:00am - 1:00pm
CONTACT: Jes Rodne
DATE: 07/11/2016 01:43pm
Don't miss the debut of the Flutereed Ramblers on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, TONIGHT, Thursday, July 7 from 8-9pm. Join John, Kristen and 10 year old Martine as they bring you a variety of folk music with vocals, banjo, guitar and fiddle.
Definately worth staying up for. . . .90.7 fm and streaming live at www.wtip.org.
CONTACT: Susan Maijala
DATE: 07/07/2016 09:39am