Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Crosslake Area Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Crosslake Community Center, where James Kromwell will present "Landscaping." The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the community center. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Jayne at 218-763-1222 or visit https://crosslakegarden.wordpress.com/ .
Every year since 1973, March has been a month to appreciate and celebrate how good nutrition positivity affects Americans. Join the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Programs in celebrating National Nutrition Month by learning about and sharing information with your friends and neighbors about local food and nutrition resources.
Nine archers from the Crosslake Community School archery team participated in the North Region Tournament held in Cook on Saturday, March 10. Eight of those archers participated in the middle school division and shot for a combined score of 1869, finishing in 10th place. Robert J. Elkington Middle School of Grand Rapids finished first. In the 12th-grade girls high school division, Crosslake's Emily Mitchell shot as an individual archer and took 14th with a score of 247. Nearly 500 archers from 13 northern Minnesota schools participated in event.
The Crossing Arts Alliance presents "A Riot Of Color" through March 31. Because this time of year can get a little gray, this exhibition showcases some of the brightest, boldest and most colorful artwork from various local artists. Artwork from the following artists is on display: Elayna Hallbeck, Diane Runberg, Jan Lendobeja, Kim Reese, Kathleen Carney, Ellen Smith, Thomas Jungels, Bob Larson, MollieRae Miller, Joanne Wotczak, Sharon Herwig, Kathy Bardolph, Gabrielle Cordes, Shalene Cole, Holly Oehme and Carolyn Abbott.
Anderson Brothers Construction plans to install a temporary bituminous plant this summer in the gravel pit along County Road 77 in Lake Shore. The mayor and city administrator have indicated they plan to allow this activity from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. I believe this would result in hundreds of additional trucks per day, potential environmental dangers to Gull Lake and other protected waters, additional noise, air pollution, bad odors and the introduction of poisons to the pit.
The 11th annual Teen Driver Safety Seminar will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Community Room, Baxter. The free seminar is open to teens and their loved ones and will provide practical tips and information about key Minnesota legislation affecting teen drivers as well as other teen driving issues, like aggressive and distracted driving or the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (prescription or illegal) and the effect of a teen driver on auto insurance.
A total of 148 students participated in the 35th annual Lakes Area Piano Festival on Saturday, March 3, at Pequot Lakes High School.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pine River, meals are served at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921.
Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Pine River American Legion Post #613. The breakfast will include plates of pancakes and sausage, along with coffee, milk or juice, and a chance to meet and talk with local Boy Scouts, who will be serving tables. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-10 and free for kids 3 and under. Proceeds from this event help offset the cost to individual scouts for attending summer camp.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASHES: Report on March 7 at 2:08 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 3 and Shore Drive in Merrifield. Report on March 7 at 2:57 p.m. of a property damage crash on State Highway 371 and County Road 16 in Jenkins. Breezy Point Police Department CRASH: Report on March 11 at 11:32 a.m. of a personal injury snowmobile crash on Thrane Drive and Sunset Valley Road in Pequot Lakes.