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Opening night for Eleemosynary at Arrowhead Center for the Arts

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:39pm

It’s opening night for Eleemosynary! The Grand Marais Playhouse is pleased to present this sensitive and probing, masterful play examining the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother—all woven into the adventure of a national spelling bee.

Performances are at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts June 25- 28 and July 2-5.

The first Friday performance, on Friday, June 26 is “Food Shelf Friday.” Buy one ticket, get one ticket free with a donation of $5 or more of nonperishable food items or a $10 donation to the Cook County Food Shelf.

The first Sunday of each production is “Donation Day.” On Sunday, June 28, attendees may pay whatever they can. Donation Day is sponsored by North Shore Federal Credit Union.

The box office opens one hour before the play starts or advance tickets can be purchased online at

REMEMBER because of construction in the school parking lot, park behind the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at the top of First Avenue East.


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Portage to perform at North Shore Care Center Saturday

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:20am

The classic country band Portage will perform for a dance at the North Shore Care Center the last Saturday of the month on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Flute Reed Ramblers family band will also present old time gospel music for a concert on Tuesday, June 30 at 3 p.m. As always the families, friends, and community folks are welcome to join in the fun at our music events.

There are volunteer opportunities for all ages at the North Shore Care Center. For more information about volunteering or the activities going on in June, please contact the Activity Department at 218.387.3518 or visit the website:   


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Weather will hold up for a dry 99er

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:44am

It promises to be a good weekend for mountain biking. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about the prospects for a sunny Lutsen 99er.



City supports mountain bike trails designation

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:09am

The city has signed on to support regional trail designation for the county. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.


Northwoods Fiber Guild exhibit "Through Our Hands" opens June 26

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:35pm

The Northwoods Fiber Guild (NFG) is pleased to announce an exhibition of fiber works entitled Through Our Hands IV.  The exhibit will open at the Johnson Heritage Post gallery in Grand Marais on June 26 and run through July 19.                                                            

The show will feature a variety of fiber art by NFG members – all local artists and artisans who live along the North Shore and Thunder Bay. The selection of fiber works include weaving, knitting, felting, quilts, paper, beadwork, jewelry, baskets, wood carving, clothing, accessories, sculpture, wall hangings, rugs, gifts and other mixed media. Most of the art work will be for sale. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the JHP gallery. This is the guild’s fourth exhibition at the JHP, and as in past years there will be plenty to ooh and aah about – from incredible fiber wonders to tasty hors d'oeuvres. NFG president, Anne Hegg stated, “We are excited about our upcoming show, Through Our Hands IV. It is one of the many ways we are always sharing our love of fiber with each other and the wider community.”                       

Committee to recommend changes to ATV use on parts of Gunflint Trail

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:16am

A study committee will recommend new ATV uses for parts of the Gunflint Trail.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen about recommendations for the next county board meeting.