Shop Local Saturday is here in Grand Marais. Start at the Community Center at 10 A.M. Wide variety of craft people with items made from wood, fabric, yarn, paper, baked goods and more and more. Buy a gift for friends and family and YOURSELF! Great plants for holiday color. Sit and visit and enjoy a lunch. Stop by until 3 P.M.
CONTACT: Paulette Anholm
DATE: 11/28/2015 06:44am
Cook County Historical Museum open this weekend – stop by, bring your families!
Friday 1-4 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm (hot cider served!)
Free admission, located at 8 South Broadway in Grand Marais.
CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
DATE: 11/25/2015 11:09am
Cook County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday,Nov. 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.
DATE: 11/24/2015 02:59pm
Incredible Exchange participants: I still have a lot of certificates and T-shirts left in my office! Those of you who did not attend the end of the year event, please come and get them.
Please stop by the Cook County Community Center / Extension office to pick up or call to set up a time to pick them up. 218-387-3015
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 11/20/2015 10:06am
The Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels on Wednesdays starting in December. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time (only takes about an hour)!! By delivering meals you bring nutritious food and a friendly visit to people in our community so call us today and find out how easy and rewarding it is to bring nutrition and independence to your neighbors!
CONTACT: Jes Rodne
DATE: 11/18/2015 09:25am
Thank you to everyone who attended Empty Bowls last week. Thank you to our fabulous crew of volunteers.
Thank you to the following businesses for their support and contributions:
Ancient Traditions Healing
Angry Trout Café
Beth's Fudge and Gifts
Birchbark Books and Gifts
Blue Water Cafe
Bluefin Bay Restaurant
Cascade Lodge and Restaurant
Cook County Community YMCA
Cook County Home Center
Cook County News-Herald
Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
Dockside Fish Market
Drury Lane Books
East Bay Suites
First and Second Thrift Store
Gene’s Foods IGA
Grand Marais Art Colony
Grand Marais Family Dentistry
Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store
Grand Marais Wellness Center
Gun Flint Tavern
Harbor House Grille
Hedstrom Lumber Company
Holiday Gas Station
Joynes' Ben Franklin
Kathy Gray Anderson Photography
Lake County Veterinary Clinic
Lake Superior Trading Post
Last Chance Studio and Gallery
Lutsen Resort and Restaurant
Margy Nelson Massage
Mary MacDonald and her art students
My Sister's Place
Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant
NAPA Auto Parts
North House Folk School
North Shore Pest Management
Papa Charlie's Restaurant
Ruthann Vos Estate Planning
Sawbill Canoe Outfitters
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
Sven and Ole’s Restaurant
Terra Bella Floral and Gifts
The Pie Place
Tire & Auto Lodge
Voyageur Brewing Company
World's Best Donuts
Together we raised funds to fight hunger in the Cook County community. 50% of the funds raised go to the Cook County Food Shelf; the remaining funds are divided among other community hunger programs such as Snack Packs, Cook County Public Health and Human Services, local schools, etc. Thank you for making Empty Bowls 2015 so successful.
You can continue to give to Empty Bowls online at https://www.givemn.org/project/empty-bowls-2015-561693f9b2f28 or mail check payable to "Empty Bowls" to P.O. Box 413 Grand Marais, MN 55604. Empty Bowls bowls, necklaces, and swag can be purchased at Birchbark Books and Gifts and the Grand Marais Art Colony.
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2015
DATE: 11/16/2015 08:38am
To is Give to the Max Day show your support and donate during this Giving Season.
The Cook County Senior Center programs and services could not happen without the generous donations from individuals and businesses. Your donation not only provides support for today but helps build a stronger foundation for the growing needs of tomorrow. Please consider us in your giving. Whatever support you can give is deeply appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible.
Visit our GiveMN web page and donate today, You can make a difference.
DATE: 11/12/2015 03:26pm
GIVE TO THE MAX – TODAY!!
Please click here to make a donation online https://givemn.org/fundraiser/cook-countys-historic-building-fund561bdc8c9585d
A wonderful opportunity has come our way in the form of an anonymous donor who would like to match up to $20,000 of your donations paid and pledges made before the end of this year! With three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places—each with their own needs—we ask you to please consider taking advantage of the opportunity to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!!
The Cook County Historical Society sincerely thanks you for your support. All donation to the Cook County Historical Society are tax deductible.
Or send donation/pledge to:
Cook County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1293
Grand Marais, MN 55604
CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
DATE: 11/12/2015 08:06am
Just a reminder - Donate and help finish the Job of opening the Banadad Ski Trail- GiveMN
Thus far this year we have cleared many trees like the one shown here, two-hundred fifteen volunteer hours have been invested in opening the trail but we still have more volunteer hours to put-in. We spent over $1680 of paid help including mowing the east end trails outside the BWCA but it is going to take many more dollars to finish the job. We really need you help to get the Banadad ready for the ski season.
We are turning to outdoor enthusiasts, skiers, and other who love the Banadad Trail and asking if you can help support this work with a donation.
Schedule your donation today! All gifts made today will be forwarded to tomorrow’s Give to the Max Day to help finish clearing the Banadad Ski Trail and getting it ready for this year’s ski season.
CONTACT: Ted Young
DATE: 11/12/2015 07:12am
All are invited to the 42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 1:00 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, at the First Congregational Church. The church is located at the corner of Third Avenue West and Second Street in Grand Marais. There is no charge for this traditional meal, served family style in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. Information about home-delivery, take-out meals and rides to the dinner is available by calling the church office at 387-2113.
For updates and volunteers opportunities visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Community-Thanksgiving-Dinner-617430538356988/
CONTACT: Mary Igoe
DATE: 11/11/2015 03:28pm
Artists of the Arrowhead,
The Minnesota State Arts Board is conducting a needs assessment for individual artists and wants to hear from you! Don't pass up this opportunity to have your voice heard.
The Arts Board will use findings from this survey to inform its programs and services. Responses like yours will help identify what areas artists see as their greatest needs or priorities, and the Arts Board will then determine whether a different way of allocating Arts Board resources could better meet those needs. The Arts Board will also share summary findings with other organizations that work with, support, and promote artists.
The survey takes about 25 minutes to complete. You can save your responses and return to them later. To participate, follow this link: https://mnartsboard.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=144224689185
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
CONTACT: Kate Fitzgerald
DATE: 11/10/2015 09:44am
Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) has a Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP). REEP is designed to increase the energy efficiency of homes by using home performance energy audits before and after improvement work. The program is open to all income levels. Homeowners pay for the audit ($400) and improvements, but an audit rebate ($300) is available with completion of selected improvements within 18 months of the initial audit.
Here's how it works:
REEP audits consist of a blower door test that measures precisely how much air infiltrates a home. Infrared camera imaging measures surface temperatures and is used in conjunction with the blower door to detect where major infiltration occurs by locating temperature differences. These two tools along with other devices allow an auditor to gather more information about a home that may not be obvious visually.
The home performance energy audit also involves a visual inspection of the home to help determine what improvements can be recommended to increase energy efficiency. This also increases building durability, comfort, and saves homeowners money. Audit reports help homeowners decide what improvements make the most sense for their budget and what is best for their home.
Contact CCLEP Coordinator Virginia Danfelt at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audit.
CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
DATE: 11/09/2015 03:47pm
Cook County School District - ISD 166
School Board Agenda
November 5, 2015
Jane Mianowski Conference Center
5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Pledge of Allegiance
3.0 Recognition of Visitors
4.0 Approve Meeting Agenda
5.0 Community Comments
5.1 Recognition of Levy Volunteers
5.2 Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.
6.0 Presentations & Administrative Reports
6.1 Principal’s Report
6.2 Superintendent’s Report
6.3 Board Reports
7.0 Discussion/Action Items
7.1 First Reading of Policies CC101: Legal Status of
School District; CC101.1: Legal Name of School District;
CC201: Legal Status of School Board; CC104: Complaints;
CC203: Operation of School Board
7.2 Review of Administrative Support Budget
7.3 Discussion of November 10, 2015 Work Session
8.0 Personnel Items
8.1 Approve Hire of Paraprofessional
8.2 Approve Reassignment of Paraprofessional
8.3 Approve Work Agreement of Transportation/Facilities Specialist
8.4 Approve Work Agreement of Community Education Assistant
8.5 Approve Teacher on Special Assignment Agreement for Guidance Counselor
8.6 Approve Work Agreement of Technology Coordinator
8.7 Approve Work Agreement of Technology Assistant
8.8 Approve Work Agreement of Preschool Teacher/Head Start Coordinator
8.9 Approve Work Agreement of Preschool Teacher
CONTACT: Cara Price
DATE: 11/02/2015 12:45pm