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North Shore Care Center celebrates "Homes for the Aging Week"

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:17pm

May is Older Americans Month and the North Shore Care Center will celebrate with special activities throughout the month—especially during Homes for the Aging Week, May 11-17, a week that is sponsored by Aging Services of Minnesota.

Every year the long-term healthcare profession pays tribute to residents, employees, and volunteers during Homes for the Aging Week with the theme “Stars Among Us.”

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson will officially kick off Homes for the Aging Week on May 11 with a proclamation to the community on WTIP radio. He will highlight festivities of the week including a Mother’s Day Social, a Resident Art Show, Senior Prom, Gold Dollar Bingo, and a Pizza Party.    

There are several school groups visiting the Care Center during Older Americans Month to perform a music recital, play Bingo, tour the hospital and care center, and help with projects on Community Service Day.  

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Care Center or to check out the May calendar of events, please contact the Activity Department at 218.3518 or our website:

“Sea Change" - Lake Superior Climate Change Presentation

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:24pm

Northland College student Julia Fair and Katya Gordon of Amicus Adventure Sailing will be discussing their plan to address climate change in the Lake Superior watershed.  Their presentation will include slides, a 42-minute film, and a discussion of the consequences of climate change on our region. 

Tonight’s presentation “Sea Change:  Addressing Climate Change on Lake Superior” is at What’s Upstairs, 301 1st Avenue West in Grand Marais at 7pm. 

(Photo from Amicus Adventure Sailing)

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WatersEdge hosts "Ladies Night" Wednesday, May 14

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:15am

Ladies Night at WatersEdge Trading Company will be Wednesday, May 14, from 5 – 8 p.m. The folks at WatersEdge encourage women to join them for an evening of spring shopping to chase away winter. There will be gift bags, discounts, raffles, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages and more.

WatersEdge is at 7124 West Highway 61 in Tofte. Call (218) 663-7021 for more information.

Cook County/Grand Marais EDA hosts Open House today at 4:30 p.m. today, May 13

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:14am

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) invites the public to stop by its office in Grand Marais City Hall today, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. to learn about what is happening at the economic development entity. There will be information on small business assistance, affordable housing planning, on opportunities in the Cedar Grove Business Park and more. The open house follows the regular EDA meeting at 3:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and everyone is welcome.

"Senior Prom" to be held at North Shore Care Center

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:12am

The 8th annual “Senior Prom “will be held at the North Shore Care Center on Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.  The semi-formal dance will feature pianist Doug Sanders, followed by the big band sounds of the North Shore Community Band. Guest swing dancers will get residents, families, and guests in the mood for the big night.

If you’d like to help out with “Prom” or for more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Care Center, please contact the Activity Department at 218.3518 or visit the website:

Register today for Cook County Senior Center trips up the Gunflint and to Grand Portage

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:56pm

On Wednesday, May 14, the Cook County Senior Center bus will head up the scenic Gunflint Trail to Trail Center for lunch. Join the trip at 10:45 from the senior center. Cost is $7 for transportation. Seniors will receive a 20 percent discount on lunch, courtesy of Trail Center. Please register by Monday, May 12.

On Monday, May 19, the Casino Express will take off for Grand Portage Lodge & Casino at 4:15 p.m. and be back at the Senior Center at 10:30 p.m. On both trips, there will be games of Bus Bingo.

There is no charge for transportation unless you want in town pickup, which is available for $1. Mondays are Senior Day at the casino, so seniors will receive free slot play plus a 2-for-1 drink coupon.

You can register for any of the Senior Center events by stopping by the senior center on Broadway Avenue or by calling (218) 387-2660.