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Tofte celebrates July 4 with fireworks and festivities

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:28pm

Tofte has a full day and evening of festivities planned for July 4.  WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Tofte’s Jeannie Larson on North Shore Morning. 


Festival at the Tofte Town Park

Contact Dori Betts with Festival questions: 370-0518 or 387-1417

11:00 am -5:00 pm
Local arts and crafts, tasty food for sale

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Bingo in the Tofte Town Hall

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beer garden with great live music

Parade at 2:00 pm, line up at 1:30 pm on the west end of Tofte Park Road.

3:00 pm Tofte Citizen of the Year award presentation

5:00 – 7:00 pm Spaghetti dinner at the Zoar Lutheran Church

Fireworks over the lake around 9:45 p.m.


Summer nature explorations offered by Sugarloaf Cove

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:18am

“There’s No Place Like Home” is a series of summer nature explorations offered through Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Sugarloaf Cove naturalist Margie Menzies on North Shore Morning.


There's No Place Like Home: Explore Cook County
1 pm, June 26- August 7, and August 21

Featuring an opportunity to have a more in-depth exploration of Cook County's special places with your neighbors. Each week will feature a new unique habitat or location which participants will explore with Sugarloaf's naturalist.

June 26 - The Bog/Black Spruce Tamarack forest

July 3 - The Boreal Forest/Spruce Fir forest

July 10 - The Maple Hardwood forest

July 17 - The Aspen/Birch North Shore forest

July 24 - The Pine forest

July 31 - Rock and Cliff Environment

August 7 - Inland Lakes

August 21 - Lake Superior


Full Moon Music Celebration features cellist Yvonne Caruthers, on July 1

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:55pm

Rain or shine, there will be a musical celebration of July’s Full Moon this Wednesday at Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with cellist Yvonne Caruthers on North Shore Morning. 

Cellist Yvonne Caruthers will perform Wednesday, July 1, at 8pm on the lakeshore at Drury Lane Books for a Full Moon Music Celebration.  More information at 387-3370.



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Hovland Arts Festival showcases art created by local residents, July 3-4

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:20pm

This weekend in Hovland there’ll be two days of art, music and food. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with artist Hella Buchheim about the Hovland Arts Festival on North Shore Morning. 


Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hovland Town Hall

Photography, Wood Work, Ojibwe Beadwork, Jewelry, Wood Burning / Pyrography, Oil on Canvas



Mixed weather this week with good chance of sun for Independence Day

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:40am

It looks like a mixed bag of weather this week but with a good chance for a sunny 4th. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about holiday week weather.


WTIP Weekend News Roundup for June 27

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:29am

A much needed bridge replacement, invasive species, school levies, mining and mineral matters, taxes and a town hall…all this and more in the week’s news.