Briand Morrison to perform at Grand Marais Library Wednesday evening

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:29am

On Wednesday, Aug. 27 an hour of smooth, warm, and innovative music designed to appeal to both jazz aficionados and anyone who loves good guitar will be presented by Briand Morrison at the Grand Marais Library beginning at 6 p.m.

Briand Morrison has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old. In sixth grade he was part of his first band playing piano, bass and guitar; at 16 he was hired by the West Bank School of Music as a rock guitar teacher.

Jazz improvisation grabbed his interest with its rich harmony, rhythm and melody. So much so that it continues to be tightly woven within his music interests and still shapes what he plays and listens to. The solo jazz guitar program is designed to help listeners experience Morrison’s music, song writing style, and maybe even learn some guitar playing tips.

Contact the library at (218) 387-1140 for more information.

"No water contact" advisory again issued for Grand Marais Campground Beach

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:25am

The Minnesota Department of Health beach monitoring program has issued  another “no water contact” for a Cook County beach. The Grand Marais Campground Beach received a “no water contact” advisory on August 25. Another water sample will be collected today, August 26 to see if the bacterial levels have returned to acceptable levels.

Other beaches that received advisories on August 25 include the Agate Bay Beach in Two Harbors and the Blueberry Landing beach, Brighton beach, Lester River beach, 42nd Avenue East Beach, Minnesota Point Harborside beach, Clyde Avenue boat landing beach, Leif Erickson Park beach and Sky Harbor Parking Lot beach and the Lakewalk and Lakewalk East beach in Duluth. Also receiving an advisory was the Twin Points public access beach north of Gooseberry Falls State Park. They will also be retested today.

Beach monitoring is conducted at the following beaches in Cook County:  Chicago Bay boat launch in Hovland; Paradise Beach, Kadunce Creek, Durfee Creek in Colvill; Old Shore Road, Harbor Park in Grand Marais, Recreation Park campground in Grand Marais, Cutface Creek Wayside Rest; Temperance River State Park, Schroeder Town Park and Sugarloaf Cove Beach in Schroeder. At press time, all had “water contact acceptable” ratings.

A number of factors, such as dog, geese and other wildlife feces, dirty diapers, failing septic systems and sewer line breaks and overflows, can contribute to higher levels of illness-causing bacteria.

Energy efficiency brings rebate to Cook County Community YMCA

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:23am

Local government officials were pleased to accept a payment of $12,737.50 in utility rebates from the Grand Marais Public Utility Commission on August 11. Keith Butcher, the energy service specialist for the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA), which provides power for the city of Grand Marais, explained that the rebate was made because of energy efficient equipment choices made by Cook County during the planning and construction phases of the Cook County Community YMCA.

Butcher said, “The county’s investment in energy efficient equipment will save them over 300,000 kWhs of electricity annually.”

Butcher said the rebates are for the YMCA’s efforts focused on highly efficient air-conditioning units, lighting (high bay linear fluorescents, CFLs and LEDs), and the significant use of occupancy sensors throughout the building to ensure that lights are off when not needed. 

Additionally, Cook County is working with Grand Marais Public Utilities to quantify the savings from the installation of variable speed drives on the swimming pool and water slide pumps.  Upon completion of the data collection, it is expected the Cook County will receive additional funds.  “This is yet another example of how Grand Marais Public Utilities works with their customers to use energy wisely,” said Butcher.

To learn how you can participate in any of the Grand Marais Public Utility programs, visit www.SaveEnergyInGrandMarais.com or call Keith Butcher, Grand Marais’ SMMPA Energy Representative, at 507-990-5907.

 

 

This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald

 www.cookcountynews-herald.com

 

'Back to School' Open House and Orientation August 27

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:51am

The Cook County School District is hosting a "Back to School Open House/Orientation" on Wednesday, August 27th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.  WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Melissa Dressley of the Cook County PTA on North Shore Morning about this event, and the school's ongoing need for volunteers.
 
The open house will have tables available for non-profit community organizations that provide services or support to youth and/or families to host.  Such organizations can have brochures, flyers, etc. available for parents and students.  This is also an opportunity for students and parents to meet their teachers.

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Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open 7:30am- 9Pm Happy Hour Daily 3-6pm

Date: 
09/03/2014
Special: 
Mama's Red Ribs n' Sweet Potato Fries! All Trails lead to Cascade!

Rib night!

or come in for #1 breakfast around- Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Corn Beef Hash....served 'til 2pm every day.

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open 7:30am- 9Pm Happy Hour Daily 3-6pm

Date: 
09/03/2014
Special: 
Mama's Red Ribs n' Sweet Potato Fries! All Trails lead to Cascade!

Rib night!

or come in for #1 breakfast around- Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Corn Beef Hash....served 'til 2pm every day.

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Cascade Restaurant and Pub on the Lake Open 7:30am - 9pm

Date: 
09/02/2014
Special: 
Great Deal with 1/2 price Burgers-any burger; veggie, salmon, portabella or beef! 6-8pm. Happy Haour daily 3-6pm

Heres the best burger bargain around with 1/2 price on any burger in the house! We have veggie burgers, salmon burgers, portabella burgers or beef burgers.

Happy Hour everyday 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

The readers of Northern Wilds magazine have voted Cascade Restaurant among the best in 5 categories for 2014. First place for Best Breakfast, Best Happy Hour, and Best Vegetarian options!

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open 7:30am - 9pm Come for the Food, Stay for the View

Date: 
09/01/2014
Special: 
Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches, Happy Hour 3-6pm daily, #1 Breakfasts served 'till 2pm

Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches will hit the spot so stop on in, sit and look at the lake and enjoy some comfort food. Cascade was recently voted #1 Happy hour, #1 Veggie Choice and #1 Breakfast by readers of Northern Wild Magazine. Come see what they are raving about! We are open tonight till 9pm.

Happy Hour everyday 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open 7:30am - 9pm

Date: 
08/31/2014
Special: 
Traditional Turkey Dinner. Breakfast served until 2pm Happy Hour Specials 3-6pm

Share the Tradition of a Sunday Dinner at Cascade Restaurant.

Our Sunday special is a Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings. Bring the family or come by yourself for some real comfort food. Or come in for our Fabulous Breakfasts served until 2pm everyday.

Happy Hour everyday 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

387-2911

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open Till 10pm Friday and Saturday

Date: 
08/30/2014
Special: 
Prime Rib Tonight Happy Hour 3-6pm Live Music with Pete Kavanaugh from 7:30-9:30pm

Tonights Special is Prime Rib

#1 Happy Hour! Chipotle or Pesto Pizza on Herbed Flat Bread 1/2 Price 3-6pm

 

Live Music tonight at The Pub -Pete Kavanaugh 7:30-9:30pm

Guitarist, singer, songwriter Pete Kavanaugh's solo acoustic show features his arrangements of blues, folk, and rock standards as well as his own compositions.

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open Till 10pm Friday and Saturday

Date: 
08/29/2014
Special: 
Irish Fish n' Chips! Happy Hour! Irish Fun! Great Food! Affordable!

Friday Night Fish Fry!! Classic Irish Fish and Chips! What makes it Irish you ask? This recipe was developed from Maureen's own Grannys' recipe after a special meal in Dublin reminded her of how good her Grannys' recipe was. Crispy fried batter wrapped around a mild Pollock fillet.

Breakfast til 2pm everyday. Voted #1 Breakfast Around! Buttermilk pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Corn Beef Hash! Yum!

Happy Hour everyday in The Pub from 3-6pm with drink specials and 1/2 price appetizers!

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Cascade Restaurant and Pub On The Lake Open 7:30am-9:00pm

Date: 
08/28/2014
Special: 
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs Only $7.50 #1 Happy Hour 3-6pm daily

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs for only $7.50. 

Vegetarians rejoice! Veggie Benny, Portabella Burgers, O'Freubens, Veggie Stir Fry!

Happy Hour everyday 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and Drink Specials.

387-2911

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

1000 W 2nd St./ Precord's

Dates: 
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:00am

Sat. Aug.30 8:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.    Sun.Aug.31 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Household, Antiques, Sports Cards, Small computer desk, Display cabinets, Printer, Old bottles, 92 Arctic Cat snowmobile runs great, many other items.  Rain or shine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moving Sale in Tofte! Brown House next to Zoar Church and Holiday Station

Dates: 
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:00am - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:00pm

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Large and small items, some free stuff

Dresser, sofa, oak table, BMX bike for parts, bookcase, kitchen items, games, books, DVD's, suitcases, tea cups, cut glass bowls, framed pictures, TV's, etc.  Deborah 218-663-7234.

2423 W. HWY 61

Dates: 
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

GARAGE SALE HALF PRICE CLOSING DAY SALE....household items, dvds, a claw bathtub,

christmas decorations,canoe, fish houses, airconditioners. guy stuff, collectibles