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During our "North Shore Sights & Sounds" Membership Drive, July 5th – 12th we’ll bring you all our regular services, and some special highlights and features, including:
o Yvonne Mills & Amanda Hand Thursday, July 5th from 1-2
o Timmy Haus Thursday, July 5th from 4-5
o Jim & Michele Miller Friday, July 6th from 1-2
o Joe Paulik during The Roadhouse Friday, July 6th
o Al Hedstrom and Don Bauer Saturday, July 7th from 5-6
o Amy Schmidt during Women in Music Sunday, July 8th from 2-4
o Gary Morris during Polka Time Sunday, July 8th from 4-5
o Portage during Classic Country Sunday, July 8th starting at 5
o Gordon Thorne Monday, July 9th from 1-2
o Carnival Meltdown Tuesday, July 10th from 1-2
o Michael Monroe Wednesday, July 11th from 1-2
o D’Merritt Wednesday, July 11th from 4-5
o First Thursday Community Conversation on the founding of WTIP
o Special "North Shore Sights & Sounds" themed Swing Session on Friday
o Special Roadhouse, Small Change, and Boomer Jam on Friday
o Special Blues program from 3-5 Saturday
o Radio Waves Music Special from 5-7 Saturday
o Celtic Music program 10-noon Sunday
90.7 FM North Shore
90.1 FM Grand Portage
91.7 FM Gunflint Trail
Stop by: 1712 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais
Arrowhead Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) General Manager Jeanne Muntean came under fire at the recent annual meeting and in letters to the editor for expending member dollars before the USDA Rural Utility Service (RUS) had given its stamp of approval on the Arrowhead Electric Cooperative Inc. fiber optic broadband project. Muntean assured concerned cooperative members that the delays in release of RUS Broadband Initiatives Program funds was due to the layers of bureaucracy the co-op had to muddle through. So, it was with the greatest pleasure that Muntean announced on June 22 that word had been received that Arrowhead had met all the conditions to begin receiving funding advancements.
Muntean said, “We’re very happy. It took a lot of work from all the Arrowhead employees to get this done. I’m very pleased,” she said.
Arrowhead expects its first reimbursement to be received within a week. The co-op will be receiving $11,296,239 in grant funding and $4,841,245as a loan.
Muntean said now that advancement of funds has been secured, “We’re ramping up.”
Arrowhead will get back to work with its construction contractor, Mastec, to build out the community fiber network as much as possible in 2012. The cooperative plans to have the entire fiber optic broadband network up and running countywide by the fourth quarter of 2013. “It’s a pretty aggressive schedule,” said Muntean. “But that’s our goal.”
Work is currently underway. Underground crews are pulling fiber into conduit that was installed in 2011 in the Lutsen area, on the Ski Hill Road and the golf course. Overhead drop crews are working on the fiber line between the road and member’s homes along the Cramer Road in Schroeder.
Close to 250 participants ran or walked in the 33rd Annual Tofte Trek 10K
run/walk today, July 4th. Adam Swank from Duluth led the field with a time of 38:52.
The first woman to cross the finish line was Kaelyn Williams of Golden Valley, with a time of 44:03.
Conditions for the Trek were favorable with east winds off of Lake Superior, keeping temperatures in the low 70s. Runners traditionally enjoy the hilly course and mud puddles, having to hose themselves off at the finish line.
The Tofte Trek is a long-standing tradition started by avid skier Jan Horak of Tofte.
Heavy rains fell this afternoon, but the skies have cleared and the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce Parade is taking place -- come on down with your patriotic entry and join the fun!
The Cook County News-Herald wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!
There are just a few more chances to catch "Lethal Lecture" at the Harbor Light Supper Club, the tale of a lecture on archeology that is interrupted—by murder! The murder must be solved by the cast—the archeologist’s assistant, his “intern,” his wife and an intrepid reporter—and the audience. The hilarious show is different every night as the interaction with the audience keeps the performers on their toes.
And of course, while the murder is being solved, the audience will enjoy a delicious Harbor Light dinner and dessert in air conditioning.
Appearing in Lethal Lecture is (L-R) Kevin Kager as Professor Hazelton Crandall; Tina Krause, as Mrs. Peabody; Stefanie Mitchell as Diana Darling; Sarah Stover as the professor’s assistant, Dr. Hillary Scheckle; Jack Nickolay, as Jackson Philips; and Gerry Grant as Mrs. Crandall.
The next shows are July 5 – 8. For tickets, contact Harbor Light at (218) 387-1142.