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"Shop Local Saturday" includes art and craft opportunities

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:44am

On Saturday November 29, there are a number of great local shopping opportunities. The Cook County Community Center and Log Cabin in Grand Marais will be filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas at the Crafts and Consultants Holiday Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be many beautiful crafts and representatives from AVON, Dove Chocolates, Origami Owl jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Tupperware. Girl Scout Troop 4110 will be there with poinsettias for sale too.

There will also be a bake sale and a delicious lunch at the Community Center by Alyce from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Also on November 29, the Hovland Arts Festival will be hosting its Hovland Artisan’s Christmas Sale at the Hovland Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s worth the drive to see the beautiful crafts, artwork and gift items. Shop and enjoy some coffee, cider and treats.

In Lutsen on November 28-29, Last Chance Gallery& Studio will host its Holiday Market with a tree lighting on Friday evening, exquisite gift items and much more.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:50am

On Thanksgiving, the Cook County News-Herald would like to say thank you to all who contribute to getting the paper out every week. The local newspaper would not be here without the support of our loyal readers, subscribers and advertisers. Thanks to all of you!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!





The New Standards Holiday Show at Papa Charlie's Friday

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:51am

It’s become a holiday tradition. Papa Charlie’s Tavern & Stage in Lutsen is hosting The New Standards 8th Seasonal Holiday Show on Friday, Nov. 28.  “It’s a treat to preview the show before it debuts in Minneapolis and Lincoln Center in New York,” said Jim Vick, marketing director at Lutsen Mountains.  “With more than a dozen musicians, it is quite an extravaganza for our stage.”

The New Standards (TNS) is a trio of friends that’s been performing together since 2005 and continues to put on a great show for all age groups.  “Each year, TNS friends and their family head to Lutsen for some fun in the snow, and to share their new annual show in the intimate setting of Papa Charlie’s.  

Started in 2005 as an off-shoot between Minneapolis-based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John Munson (bass), TNS now performs around the world, and has generated CDs, videos, cartoons, and other projects.

TNS will perform their holiday show in Minneapolis Dec. 5-6 at the State Theatre, but only a few tickets remain. Vick recommends heading to Lutsen to ski and to take in The New Standard’s first show of the 2014 holiday season at Papa Charlie’s


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'Home for the Holidays' event at Last Chance Gallery

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:37pm

The Last Chance Gallery is having their 9th Annual Holiday Market, Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Marcia Hyatt about this event on North Shore Morning.


The holiday party includes fund-raising for local charities, special art demos and the annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday evening.
Please bring items for the food shelf, make ornaments for the NS Health Care Foundation and know a portion of any art you buy goes to the Cook County Community Fund. 
Home for the Holidays
November 28 & 29
Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Noon- 1 - Judie Johnson - Basket weaving
1-2 - Tom Christiansen - Casting Bronze Sculptures
2-4 - Nate Saunders - Pottery
Special event on Friday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. with a tree lighting and more!
Christmas Carolers and Tree lighting at 6.
Noon- 1 - Judie Johnson - Basket Weaving
1-2 John Books - Creating Figurative Sculptures
2-3 Anna Hess - Pet portraits (painting on poster)

 Last Chance Gallery & Studio in Lutsen, MN (just off Hwy 61 across from Lockport, next to Arrowhead Electric)
17 Railroad Drive • 218-663-7008 •

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"Light Up a Life" in memory of a loved one: December 4

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:11pm

Community members have the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one during the holiday season. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Kay Grindland of Care Partners on North Shore Morning.


The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at East Bay Suites in their Stone Throw Room on Thursday, December 4th at 6 pm.  Pastor Beth Benson will assist with a short ceremony of reflection and connection. Music will be provided by Yvonne Mills. The event is sponsored by Care Partners to support end of life services in Cook County.
For more information contact Kay Grindland, Care Partners Director, at 387-3788 or

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All are welcome at Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:06am

All are invited to a Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with Mary Igoe about this annual event on North Shore Morning .

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday at 1 pm at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.  More information is available from the church office at 387-2113.


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