Paddles up! North Shore Dragon Boat Festival is July 25 -27Jul 19, 2014
Ainslie Kincross, executive director for the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival, is excited about some of the new changes to the 2014 festival.
“We have more of a family emphasis this year,” said Kincross. “We would like to get more people in a dragon boat. Even the day of the event, people can still sign up. It’s much more participatory than in the past.”
“Fun equals people on the water,” said Greg Wright, executive director of the North House Folk School and one of the Dragon Boat Festival board members.
In its 11th year, the Dragon Boat Festival has become a stalwart event for Grand Marais and a strong fundraiser for three Cook County non-profits: WTIP Radio, the North Shore Health Care Foundation and the North House Folk School.
The three-day festivities run from July 25-27 and include a wide array of fun filled activities for everyone.
Visit the websit at www.northshoredragonboat.com for a complete schedule.
Friends of Boundary Waters offers wilderness trip tipsJul 17, 2014
This recent article by the Friends of the Boundary Waters about the rescue of eight Boy Scouts on Basswood Lake is a good reminder of the safety measures to consider when planning a wilderness trip. The Friends said it is a good time e to thank those who risk their lives to respond to emergencies in the BWCA and reflect on how you can best prepare to avoid the need for rescue.
Click on the link to learn more.
West End Garden Club hosts Flower Show at Schroeder Town HallJul 15, 2014
The Schroeder Town Hall will be the place for world travelers—or those who want to be world travelers!—to visit on Saturday, July 19 from 1 – 5 p.m. The West End Garden Club is offering Around the World in 80 Bouquets.
Admission is free. In addition to this “flying” show, lemonade, coffee and tea will be served, as well as the “world famous” cookies and bars backed fresh by Garden Club members.
Grand Marais Garden Club shares Birds, Bees & BlossomsJul 14, 2014
The Grand Marais Garden Club invites you to its annual flower show entitled Birds, Bees & Blossoms on Friday, July 18 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Cook County Community Center. Sally Berg and Helen Muth are this year's chairpersons.
You will enjoy a vast array of floral arrangements using all member-grown flowers. Refreshments will be served as well as homemade rhubarb punch. A plant sale and exchange is also a favorite feature. The flower show is free with donations accepted.
“Meet & Greet Book Signing Event” with authors of Lake Superior FlavorsJul 14, 2014
If you are a “foodie” and want to enjoy the many places along the Lake Superior Circle Route, this book is for you. It contains a combination of great eclectic cafes, scenic places to visit and things to do, which I’m sure you will find very helpful in discovering your new “favorites.”
Check out this guide to great food and small specialty breweries; wineries; family businesses and markets along the Circle Tour. It has great sections on Minnesota’s North Shore; Canadian Waters; Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and Wisconsin’s South Shore.