May 22, 2013 by Mark
Work on the 35th Habitat home, sponsored by the Thrivent Builds program, recently began in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.
The groundbreaking event, which was celebrated by [Read more]
April 23, 2013 by Mark
Bridges Kinship Mentoring recently announced that its fifth annual Taste of Itasca fundraiser event will be held at Grand Rapids location The Timberlake Lodge in early May.
Eateries in the area will be showcased in the event and will offer tasters of their individual specialties, including beer and wine tastings, beginning at 5:00 pm. After that, at 6:30 pm, the food tastings will begin, followed by an auction. Highlights of the menu include barbeque beef brisket, seafood bisque, barley and wild rice salad, mini-shrimp tostadas, pork scaloppini, oriental chicken salad, and numerous dessert offerings.
Some of the items to be auctioned include a four-person fly fishing trip in Canada, some hand-crafted Adirondack chairs, a dinner for eight on Deer Lake, and an beautiful swan ornament carved by hand. The event usually ends by 8:30 in the evening.
Many people and businesses collaborate to put together this event and donate their talents and time. Bridges Kinship Mentoring is the recipient of all of the proceeds, which go towards youth and adult mentoring based in the community, youth programming for after school, mentoring based on site, and Lunch Buddies. At the moment, 18 children need matching with a mentor.
The annual fundraiser is due to take place on the evening of Tuesday, May 7.
March 19, 2013 by Sarah
Beginning this Friday, March 22, the Grand Rapids Players of Minnesota will be presenting ‘The Man of La Mancha’ as this year’s offering of its annual Spring musical.
The play is based on the novel by [Read more]
February 6, 2013 by James
Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther of Dala, Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year for 2010 winners, will be performing in Grad Rapids tomorrow.
The two are [Read more]
January 13, 2013 by Mark
Florida Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida recently announced that it has created a partnership with Health First Health Plans in Rockledge in order to offer health insurance plans to the public, beginning in [Read more]
December 4, 2012 by Mark
The Grand Rapids Area Library of Minnesota recently announced its acquisition of new materials and special events for the holiday season, all of which are free and open to the public. The Library is no doubt using poster printing to announce the availability of these materials and events to the patrons of Grand Rapids.
The materials include both fiction and non-fiction books, including new releases and best sellers. The Library also has a variety of new genre paperbacks on a display table, along with a selection of DVDs. Patrons of the Library are encouraged to place their names on a request list if they are interested in a new release item.
One of the upcoming events will take place this evening, December 4, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on ideas for ways to use a mason jar. This will be an idea exchange evening where participants will bring samples of their ideas for things they have done with mason jars for either display or practical purposes, and learn from others about how they have used the jars as well.
The next event planned is on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on the Civil War. Arn Kind, dressed as a Union soldier, will be talking about the Civil War and the soldiers’ experiences in this war in a fashion that children can understand. He is from the from the First Minnesota Volunteer infantry Regiment, which is a re-enactment group that creates authentic presentations.
November 1, 2012 by Sarah
October 8, 2012 by Mark
If the events calendar is anything to go by, the community of Grand Rapids has plenty going on for residents in October. Whether looking to enjoy the outdoors or hoping to pick up a new hobby, it [Read more]
September 25, 2012 by Mark
Grand Rapids elementary schools are looking for mentors to join the Lunch Buddy program.
Murphy Elementary school wants to [Read more]
August 6, 2012 by Sarah
As is par for the course, Grand Rapids residents have several events in the pipeline with Fish-A-Rama, the Annual Deer River Bar-B-Que & Brew Fest, and the 120th Itasca County Fair all being held in [Read more]