Around Cook County
The lovely fall weather continues and long-range forecasts suggest a mild winter ahead. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.
Whether hiking, driving or looking at area photographs, there is a lot of beauty to be enjoyed this time of year. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Steve Robertsen, an interpretation and education specialist with the USDA Forest Service, Superior National Forest
For information on fall colors in the Superior National Forest go to: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/superior/recreation/scenicdrivinginfo?cid=stelprdb5199167
You can take a boat tour around Devil Track Lake to learn more about aquatic invasive species monitoring this Thursday. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Laurel Wilson and Amanda Weberg on North Shore Morning.
Thursday, September 24 - 10 am to noon
Meet at the Devil Track Lake Public Water Access which is 0.5 miles east of the Devil Track Campground
Space is limited, please contact Laurel at 387-3772 to register.
Demand is up at the Food Shelf, but contributions are dwindling. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with food shelf representative Steve Deschene.
The Grand Marais Art Colony invites the community to participate in this year’s Empty Bowls event by signing up for a Make-a-Bowl session, which began Sept. 20.
Participants will learn to make one wheel-thrown and one hand-built bowl that will be donated to Empty Bowls. Sessions run through Monday, Oct. 19. Sunday sessions begin at 2 p.m. and Monday sessions are at 7 p.m.
The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser strives to bring awareness to the pervasiveness of hunger in Cook County while actively working to solve this community problem.
One in 10 Cook County residents struggle with hunger, and 4.4 percent of Minnesotans have “very low food security,” meaning they not only worry about or struggle to get enough food, but they actually eat less or skip meals because there isn’t enough.
Empty Bowls in Cook County began in 2006 as a project of the Cook County High School Art Club. Today, Empty Bowls is organized by community volunteers and bowls for the event are made by local potters at the Art Colony.
Approximately 75 volunteers are needed on the day of the event to assist with setting up, serving, and assorted other tasks. If interested in volunteering or registering to make a bowl, contact the Art Colony at (218) 387-2737.
This year’s Empty Bowls and silent auction will take place Nov. 12 at St. John’s Catholic Church.
This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com
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