Local Events & Announcements

WIC Program for Young Families

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program, better known as WIC, is available for women who are pregnant or recently had babies. Parents of children under the age of five also are eligible for WIC. A family that qualifies for the WIC program receives education about nutrition, healthy foods from the grocery store every month, health and growth checkups for children, and breastfeeding information and support. More information about Cook County’s WIC program is available from Teresa Borak at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 387-2330. Information also is available from the Minnesota State WIC office at 800-657-3942 or from the website, www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/WIC/index.

Dog Park now open in Grand Marais

Where: 
Gunflint Horse Arena, Grand Marais

The new dog park located at the Gunflint Horse Arena is now open. The park provides a fenced in space that allows well behaved dogs to be off leash safe from traffic, predators, and traps, while socializing with other dogs. The dog park is located near the corner of the "old" Gunflint Trail and the "new" Gunflint Trail, just north of the Recycling Center in Grand Marais. Open “dog parties” are held every Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 and Sunday afternoons from 3 until 5.  More information about the Gunflint Dog Park is available online at godognorthshore.org.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Who: 
Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association
Where: 
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, SW of Schroeder

Sugarloaf Cove southwest of Schroeder is a 35-acre preserved site, including a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. The Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is open on weekends through the fall, and offers occasional public programs, which are free unless otherwise noted.

Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder, at mile 73.3, 9096 Hwy 61. More information about programs and events and registration are available at sugarloafnorthshore.org, or by phone at 218-525-0001.

Care Partners seeks “Senior Rides” volunteers

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County

Care Partners of Cook County is seeking volunteers for their “Senior Rides” program. The volunteers will provide rides for those 60 and older to out of county medical, dental, and eye appointments. In addition, Senior Rides will offer rides within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage.
 
More information is available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788 or by email at seniorrides@boreal.org.

Cook County Community Education classes & events

Cook County Community Education hosts a variety of classes and events for youth and adults.

More information and class registration are available from Community Education at 387-2000, by email at comed@isd166.k12.mn.us, or on the website, www.cookcountyschools.org/cookcounty/cmed. The office is located in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday. 

Highway 61 traffic restrictions in Lutsen area

Who: 
Minnesota Dept of Transportation

Motorists will encounter intermittent, single-lane traffic on Highway 61 through Lutsen, from Co Rd 34 to 1-1/4 miles beyond Co Rd 7, as crews work on a resurfacing, culvert replacement, and drainage improvement project. Flaggers or temporary signals will direct traffic.  Restrictions will remain in effect until the project is completed in October 2014. 

More information is available at www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/Hwy61-CookCounty/index.html.

Cook County household hazardous waste collection event

Who: 
Cook County Solid Waste
Where: 
Cook County Recycling Center, Grand Marais

Cook County Solid Waste will host a household hazardous waste collection event at the Cook County Recycling Center in Grand Marais on Saturday, September 27, from 9 am to 1 pm. People can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and pick up usable household products, free of charge. Acceptable wastes include paints and stains, thinners and solvents, acids and bases, home and garden pesticides, aerosols, button and rechargeable batteries, automotive products, adhesives, fluorescent tubes, and PCB ballasts. 

Types of waste that cannot be accepted include business waste, tires, empty containers, alkaline batteries, compressed gas, explosives, and radioactive material. More information is available from the Cook County Solid Waste office at 387-3630.

 


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