Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Grand View Lodge's Glacial Waters Spa in Nisswa has been named Minnesota's best spa for the second year in a row, according to a ranking by Spas of America. Spas of America also ranked Glacial Waters Spa as the No. 4 lake spa experience in North America and the No. 30 spa overall in North America, based on consumer behavior. Spas of America's Top 100 Spas of 2016 list includes 67 spas from the United States, 27 from Canada, three from Mexico, two from Brazil and one from Turkey.
Pequot Lakes Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Register by calling 218-568-9200. • PiYo: 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 24-March 16, Pequot Lakes High School. Cost is $56 for eight classes and $112 for 16 classes. Unleash your power with a unique mix of pilates and yoga inspired movement. Participants will sweat, stretch and strengthen, all in one workout. Instructor is Jessica Waytashek. Registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 19. Call Community Education for more information.
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Register online at prbschools.revtrak.net or call 218-587-2080. • Drama Camp: For students in fourth-sixth grades, 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, Pine River-Backus High School Choir Room 74. Fee: $25.
Arleen Macko, of Pequot Lakes, has joined Edina Realty's Baxter sales office. Macko begins her real estate sales career with more than 20 combined years of mortgage and title experience as a mortgage closer for U.S. Bank Home Mortgage and as an escrow closer for Old Republic title. She was also a personal banker for Wells Fargo. Macko and her husband, Mark, have lived in Pequot Lakes for the last 10 years.
Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (ECTC) has been recognized by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association as a certified gig-capable provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in the Emily, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine and Fairfield township communities. NTCA is the association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society will present a free program, "All-Copper Monolithic Bullets and Lead Ammunition: A Needless Danger to Eagles and Ourselves," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The presentation will feature two videos addressing the question: Is all-copper ammunition as effective and accurate as lead shot and why should we change?
Wendy Larson, of Nisswa, was among a small number of Plexus Ambassadors (independent resellers) chosen to present to a crowd of hundreds during Plexus Worldwide's Super Saturday event on Jan. 7. Super Saturday is a training forum held simultaneously in 26 cities across the United States and Canada. Larson was joined by fellow ambassadors Jana Garcia and Angela Piers Demerchant in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, to lead the program on Plexus products and how to be successful with an independent, home-based business.
A free childbirth preparation class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. A Cuyuna Regional Medical Center obstetrician/gynecologist, pediatrics provider and Birthing Center nurse will teach the comprehensive, interactive class that is designed for parents and their labor support person. It is an opportunity to get to know other expectant parents, as well as a chance to practice birthing skills.
Friends and neighbors, Guess what? More free stuff from your Pine River Public Library and Kitchigami Regional Library in conjunction with the Pine River-Backus Community Education program! This time it is a class on how to get ebooks on your devices. What devices, you may ask? You can get books and magazines to read on your smartphone, tablet or computer. If you want to know how to do this magic, attend the free class Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pine River Library, my home.
Deep Portage Rendezvous Deep Portage Learning Center will host the annual Winter Rendezvous from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 featuring old-time games and activities. Participation fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, seniors and Deep Portage members. Lunch is an additional $5 for adults and $3 for children, seniors and members. Or bring a bag lunch.