Around Cook County

News and other information from Cook County

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for March 21

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:30am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a    roundup of the week’s top news stories. Ice is leaving the Great Lakes, snow is leaving the ski slopes, the spring fire season is close at hand and the moose population in the U.P. is on the decline …all this and more in the week’s news.

Program: 

Listen to the Story

Library Friends brings spring with gardening book sale on March 21

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:28pm

The Library Friends of Cook County has received an unprecedented response of books and other materials from the community for the August book sale, which is the annual fundraiser.  Because of limited storage space, the Friends can no longer accept the mass (small) paperback books or magazines, effective immediately.  

Also, as a reminder, textbooks and Reader's Digest Condensed books cannot be accepted.  

Thanks to the generous donations from the community, the Friends continue to have a successful sale each year.

The organization is hosting a special midwinter sale. Library Friends invites the community to attend a special sale of gardening books on Saturday, March 21 at the Grand Marais Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon.  

Library Friends spokesperson Peggy Struck said, “Even though it seems like winter will never end, spring is deep down in the soil waiting for us.  Let's put our minds to work even though our feet are still in the snow.

*************

This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com

"James and the Giant Peach" is in rehearsal now for April 17 debut

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:26pm

"James and the Giant Peach" is in rehearsal! With a cast of 29, much help is needed in creating costumes for the production. If you can help, please contact Emma Bradley at (218) 387-1734.

If you would like to help with music, video, props or scenery (carving foam, painting, construction) please contact the Grand Marais Playhouse at playhouse@boreal.org or 387-1284 x 2. Work days started Saturday, March 14. 

"James and the Giant Peach" opens April 17.

**************

This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com

Schroeder Township elections and annual meeting update

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:12am

The Schroeder Township Board held their annual meeting and elections on March 10. WTIP volunteerJulie Carlson spoke with Schroeder Township Deputy Clerk Gale Ring on North Shore Morning. 

Program: 

Listen to the Story

"Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life" presentation March 23

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:12am

“Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life” will be featured at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Monday, March 23. WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson spoke with Tony Buettner of the Blue Zones Project.
 

__________________

“Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life”
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Monday, March 23 at 6 pm.

Listen to the Story

Lutsen Township Supervisor Reports on Annual Meeting and Election Results

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:50pm

The Lutsen Township Board recently held their annual meeting and elections on March 10. WTIP volunteer Joey Detrick spoke with Lutsen Township Supervisor Andrew Beavers on North Shore Morning. 

Listen to the Story
View more news from WTIP