Calendar: Dec. 16, 2020-Jan. 1, 2021

A look at things to do in the lakes area



  • 16-19: Sertoma Winter Wonderland, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Brainerd
  • 18-Jan. 1: Brainerd Community Theatre: “Home for the Holidays” variety show, streamed free and on demand, visit for link
  • 18-31: Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center: Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular, streamed on demand, visit for e-tickets
  • 19: Heartland Symphony Orchestra winter concert: Holidays Around the “Virtual” World, 2 p.m. premier and available at and YouTube channel
  • 23-31: Sertoma Winter Wonderland, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Brainerd
Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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