Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center hosts a series of naturalist presentations during the 2012 summer season. U.S. Forest Service Ranger presentations, which are part of the "Becoming a Boundary Waters Family program, are every Thursday at 3 p.m. 21 now through Aug. 23. Nature Walks and Talks are every Sunday at 2 p.m. now through Aug. 28. Topics of the presentations and walks include trees of the boreal biome, wildflowers, wildlife and human history. All presentations and walks begin by gathering on Chik-Wauk’s front porch.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center opened on July 4, 2010. The museum features interpretative and interactive exhibits which focus on the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail. Seven nature trails, including two ADA accessible paths, crisscross the Nature Center’s 50 acre grounds. The museum is open daily, from 10-5, through October 16, 2012. Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is located 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Highway 12). The museum is housed in the former Chik-Wauk Lodge which was constructed in 1934. More information is available at www.chikwauk.com.
All presentations are free of charge and there is no need to register. There is a small admission fee for those wishing to go through the museum before or after the presentations. More information about the presentations and walks are available by calling Chik-Wauk at 218-388-9915 or at www.chikwauk.com.
The smoke people are smelling Saturday morning is from fires in Lake County, Manitoba and Ontario.
There were no fires in Cook County, but updates from the Cook County Sheriff’s office and Gunflint Ranger Station verify that the northwesterly wind is bringing in smoke from the Lake County Perent Lake fire flare-up Friday and the large fires in Manitoba and Ontario.
Fire updates from the Gunflint Ranger Station indicate that there are a number of small fires in St. Louis County on the East side of the Superior National Forest. The West side of the forest has a two-acre Rice Lake fire and a small fire outside of Ely up the Echo trail. That fire was only tenth of an acre as of Saturday morning. The Perent Lake fire started July 3 in Lake County and is currently contained through suppression by aircraft.
The smoke was continued to dissipate on Saturday dissipate as the combination of the Lake and wind move the air particles out of the area. WTIP will provide updates if there is more information concerning the smoke and fires.
For more information on the smoke and status of the fires stay tuned to WTIP or visit boreal.org/fireinfo or call Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 387-3030 or Gunflint Ranger District at 387-1750.
Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
One block down from the stoplight on the East Bay of Grand Marais at 20 East First Street
(218) 387 2503
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8-8 and Sunday 9-7
• Vegetarian Chili
• Creamy Tomato- Basil
• Athena’s Greek-og tomato, og cucumber, og red onion, kalamata olives, og basil, herbed chevre
• Turkey Avocado Wraps
• Sweet Corn & Black Bean Wraps-Avocados, Chipolte Cheddar, Red Onion, Mixed Greeens,Black Bean, Sweet Corn & Salsa, Sour Cream
• Turkey & Cheddar
Saturday’s grab ‘n go items
• Quinoa Tabouleh
• Black Bean & Mango Salad
• Peanut Noodle Salad
• German Potato Salad
• Thai Cucumber Salad
• Garden Salads
• Garlic Lovers Pasta Salad
• Curried Tofu Salad
• Tuna Salad
• Legendary Egg Salad
• Hummus in plain, roasted red pepper and olive varieties
• Fresh salsa and guacamole
• Try our NEW CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO CAKE & S’MORES BARS!
We always have a variety of freshly made items in our grab & go deli cooler; hot coffee and juices; fresh baked goods; Lola’s baked goods including cakes & scones; fresh produce; bulk snacks, trail mixes and chocolate treats! Belly up!!
Moondance Coffee House 7 Days a week S-T 7am-6pm F-S 7am-8pm Downtown Lutsen MN $6 dollar lunch special!
Friday & Saturday 7am-8pm
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Turkey Bacon Cheddar Melt
Build Your Own Sandwich
Choice of bread - Whole Wheat, Multi-grain, Sourdough, or Focaccia
Choice of Meat – Deli Turkey, Ham, Salami or Pastrami
Choice of Vegetables – Lettuce, Tomato, Sprouts, Red Onion, Pickles
Choice of Cheese – Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack
Soups of the Day
Mushroom Spinach & Lentil
½ Sandwich & a Bowl of Soup $6
PLUS! Many fresh baked goodies!
Of course, the BEST COFFEE on the North Shore!
*We have Coffee Beans for sale by the pound or half pound*
Our Dream Catch Sandwich is a lightly breaded and pan fried walleye, served on a ciabatta bun with lettuce and tarter sauce.
We have a Tender Pork Loin, a Bistro Style Ribeye, Grilled Scottish Salmon or are famous Wild Rice Burger. We would love to see you!