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Wrapping Up The Warm Season

Aurora over the High Falls by Jim Schnortz.

Aurora over the High Falls by Jim Schnortz.

 Greetings from the North Shore, where an explosion on the sun reverberated in our skies this week, sparking northern lights as far south as Nebraska. Photographers from all over the world were alerted to the possibility of aurora borealis, and took some amazing photos.  Our local photographers got some great shots, too.

Spaceweather.com has lots of photographs from the U.S. and around the world of the latest dancing light displays. Click here to see.  (Look below for examples from our region.)

The warm season is wrapping up on the North Shore with maple leaves past peak and cooler air on the way.  This means that local growers are wrapping up, too, with a final hurrah at the Local Food Market this Thursday, Oct. 14, in the parking lot of the Cook County Community Center. The market is held from 4:30-6 p.m.

Nick Wharton arranges his vegetables on his table at the Local Food Market. This is the last week of the market for the season.

Nick Wharton arranges his vegetables on his table at the Local Food Market. This is the last week of the market for the season. The market is held from 4:30-6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Community Center.

 

Monica Anderson arranges a few of the fall flowers she is offering at the Local Food Market. The market also features fresh vegetables, eggs, wood-fired artisan breads, locally harvested wild rice, fresh eggs and locally produced salves and balms.

Monica Anderson arranges a few of the fall flowers she is offering at the Local Food Market. The market also features fresh vegetables, apples, eggs, wood-fired artisan breads, locally harvested wild rice,  and locally produced salves and balms. Oct. 14 is the last market of the season.

On Friday, the Johnson Heritage Post opens a new exhibit, “Impressions: Paintings from Daily Life,” featuring works by four artists, Michele Combs, Matt Kania, Marva Harms, and Christine Tierney.

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The exhibit opens on Friday, Oct. 15, with  a reception from 5-7 p.m. open to all. It continues through Nov. 7.

The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Monday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

And a new painting exhibit at Studio 21“Weather Permitting” by Laura Ahola-Young and “Untitled” by Andy Ness will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Studio 21, the Grand Marais Art Colony's new building on Hwy. 61, is featuring exhibits by two artists,

Studio 21, the Grand Marais Art Colony‘s new building on Hwy. 61, is featuring exhibits by two artists, Laura Ahola-Young and Andy Ness. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, the 3rd annual Apple Festival will begin at 10 a.m. and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Open to all. Free.

The 3rd annual Apple Festival will be held in Grand Marais from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring everthing from apple picking to cider-pressing demonstrations.

The 3rd annual Apple Festival will be held in Grand Marais from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring everthing from apple picking to cider-pressing demonstrations, a variety of presentations and a food truck.

Here’s the Apple Festival schedule:

  • Three Orchard Tours & Pick-Your-Own Apples: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Ray Block Orchard – 36 East Rosebush Lane
      • Stan Bautch Orchard – 1315 East Highway 61
      • Grand Marais Community Orchard – 551 East 5th Street
  •  Cider Pressing Demonstrations: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Great Expectations School – 550 East 5th Street
  • Apple Farm Stands: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
  • The Bad Seed Food Truck: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Community Center Parking Lot
  • Brochures & Lectures at Community Center: Noon – 5 p.m.
      • Bee Keeping
      • Tree Planting/Grafting/Care
      • Cooking with Apples – Recipes
      • Answers to Questions – Master Gardeners

The Cook County Market will be held for two more Saturdays in the parking lot of The Hub (formerly the Cook County Senior Center.)

The Cook County Market will be open for two more Saturdays, Oct. 16 and Ot. 23. The market is held in the parking lot of The Hub and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Cook County Market will be open for two more Saturdays, Oct. 16 and Ot. 23. The market is held in the parking lot of The Hub and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features work by local artists and artisans and includes everything from pottery, glasswork and chimes, woodworking, local stones, jewelry, books and more. Open to all.

Elise Kyllo is finishing a grand community felting project this weekend at North House Folk School. The project is being finished outdoors from noon to 4 p.m. Participants are welcome.

Exhibits:

 The Duluth Art Institute’s Members Show continues in the galleries at the Depot in Duluth.

Kelly Schamberger won the People's Choice award for this painting, "I am the daughter," one of the works on exhibit at the Members Show at the Depot.

Kelly Schamberger won the People’s Choice award for this painting, “I am the daughter,” one of the works on exhibit at the Members Show at the Depot.

In Thunder Bay, the Definitely Superior Gallery, which has moved to a new space downtown at 115 Cumberland St N, is currently exhibiting the 33rd annual Member Show.

One of the works on exhibit at the 33rd annual Member Show at the Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay.

One of the works on exhibit at the 33rd annual Member Show at the Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay.

The border will be open in November!

 Upcoming:

Next weekend, Oct. 22-23 is Moose Madness Weekend in Grand Marais with lots of family activities planned.

Moose Madness is next weekend, Oct. 22-23

Moose Madness is next weekend, Oct. 22-23

Click here to see the schedule of events.

North House Folk School is offering a great selection of family classes and activities over Moose Madness weekend, too. Click here to learn more.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will host two evenings of Author Readings at Studio 21 for this year’s North Shore Readers & Writers NonFest. On Nov.5, Kathryn Savage, James Cihlar, Moheb Soliman, and Diane Wilson will read from 5-7 p.m. On Nov.8, Scott Carpenter and Joyce Sutphen will read from their work from 5-6 p.m.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will host two evenings of Author Readings during the  North Shore Readers & Writers NonFest.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will host two evenings of Author Readings during the North Shore Readers & Writers NonFest.

Each author will do a 30 minute reading of their work. Tickets can be purchased for each individual reading, or a full pass for each evening can be purchased for a small discount. Space will be limited, so it is recommended to register in advance. To register, click here.

Artists At Work:

Members of the Northwoods Fiber Guild are sewing library bags for the Grand Marais Public Library. These were sewn by Linda Blaine using a pattern developed by Jo Wood.

Members of the Northwoods Fiber Guild are sewing library bags for the Grand Marais Public Library. These were sewn by Linda Blaine using a pattern developed by Jo Wood.

 

Jan Attridge has published a new book on blurb.com

Jan Attridge has published a book of her North Shore Flower and Garden paintings on blurb. com. Get a preview of her book here.

Jan Attridge has published a book of her North Shore Flower and Garden paintings on blurb. com. See a preview of her book here.

Bryan Hansel recently has two of his photographs used in a book cover.

Two photographs by Bryan Hansel were used to create this book cover.

Two photographs by Bryan Hansel were used to create this book cover.

He has also put out a newsletter about his trip to the Badlands and the Black Hills. Click to see.

Popular singer/songwriter Kenna Rose is moving to California, but before she left, she was featured on WTIP’s The Roadhouse to talk about her move and sing a few songs.

Kenna Rose was on The Roadhouse recently, to talk about her move to California and sing a few songs. Listen it here.

Kenna Rose was on The Roadhouse recently, to talk about her move to California and sing a few songs. Listen it here.

Sometimes they fall like rain, oil, painting by Neil Sherman completed a few years ago.

Sometimes they fall like rain, oil, painting by Neil Sherman completed a few years ago.

Findings: 

Here’s a great story that was recently published in The New Yorker entitled “The Singular Work of a California Photographer, Unearthed.”

Face 2, Blue and Green by Kali.

Face 2, Blue and Green by Kali.

To read the story and see more photographs, click here.

 Laser Mapping Unearths 60,000 Ancient Maya Structures in Guatemalan Jungle

Laser mapping has uncovered 60,000 new Mayan structures in Guatemala. Click here to read about it.

Laser mapping has uncovered 60,000 new Mayan structures in Guatemala. Click here to read about it.

 

lissa Allen, stands holding forth a basket that is full of colourful wool dyed with mushrooms and lichens. There are yellows, greens, pinks, oranges, and everything in between!  Photograph courtesy of Megan Hodde. To find out more, click here.

lissa Allen, stands holding a basket that is full of colorful wool dyed with mushrooms and lichens. There are yellows, greens, pinks, oranges, and everything in between!
Photograph courtesy of Megan Hodde. To find out more, click here.

Online Music:

 


  Live Music:

Thursday, Oct. 14:

  • (Chris) Gillis & (Thomas) Stamps, Date Night at the Winery, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Briand Morrison, Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15:

  •  Jason Fladager Trio, live, The Roadhouse, WTIP Community Radio, 6:15 p.m.
  • Jason Fladager Trio, Gunflint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16:

  • Fred Anderson, Cook County Market, 10:30 a.m.
  • Jason Fladager Trio, Gunflint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Photographs:

We were lucky this week for finding some great photographs. Here’s a selection:

Wildlife:

By far the fattest bear I've seen. Photo courtesy of Kodiak Island Expeditions.

By far the fattest bear I’ve seen. Photo courtesy of Kodiak Island Expeditions.

 

Boise Bruce Brown by Shawn Perich.

Boise Bruce Brown by Shawn Perich.

 

Our neighbor and friend on his daily visit. He looks for Peter Leo Barsness and follows him everywhere he goes. Photo  by Judi Barsness.

Our neighbor and friend on his daily visit. He looks for Peter Leo Barsness and follows him everywhere he goes. Photo by Judi Barsness.

 

A bison by Bryan Hansel.

A bison by Bryan Hansel.

 

The first snowstorm of the season hit the Black Hills and sent all the Buffalo Petters home. Photo by Whitney Rencountre.

The first snowstorm of the season hit the Black Hills and sent all the Buffalo Petters home. Photo by Whitney Rencountre.

Not So Wild:

Our critters watching for other critters by Travis Novitsky.

Our critters watching for other critters by Travis Novitsky.

 

Tooot! by Marty Harris.

Tooot! by Marty Harris.

 The Harvest:

 

What a delicious time of the year. Photo by Solveg Vick.

What a delicious time of the year. Photo by Solveg Vick.

 

The Duluth Community Garden Program held a pumpkin-picking party. Photo by Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune.

The Duluth Community Garden Program held a pumpkin-picking party. Photo by Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune.

‘Shrooms:

Lawn furniture by Joan Farnam.

Lawn furniture by Joan Farnam.

 

What I am finding by Maryl Skinner.

What I am finding by Maryl Skinner.

 

A perfect shroom by Will Moore.

A perfect shroom by Will Moore.

Northern Lights:

At Palisade by Hayes Scriven.

At Palisade by Hayes Scriven.

 

Beautiful aurora over Caribou Lake last night by Cosmina Pacurar.

Beautiful aurora over Caribou Lake last night by Cosmina Pacurar.

 

Aurora behind a curtain of clouds by Dominic Ricci.

Aurora behind a curtain of clouds by Dominic Ricci.

 

Split Rock's eye sees green. Photograph by Hayes Scriven.

Split Rock’s eye sees green. Photograph by Hayes Scriven.

 Landscapes/Cloudscapes/Skyscapes/Waterscapes

Hungry Jack Lake and clouds by Dennis Chick.

Hungry Jack Lake and clouds by Dennis Chick.

 

Beaver House, Grand Portage by Don Davison.

Beaver House, Grand Portage by Don Davison.

 

Happy Tree Day by Bryan Hansel.

Happy Tree Day by Bryan Hansel.

 

Persistent pollinators by Maryl Skinner.

Persistent pollinators by Maryl Skinner.

 

The fog rolls in to Devil Track River by Kim Nelson.

The fog rolls in to Devil Track River by Kim Nelson.

 

Jay Cooke State Park by Jamie Rabold.

Jay Cooke State Park by Jamie Rabold.

 

A forest without leaves by Bryan Hansel.

A forest without leaves by Bryan Hansel.

 

Tettegouche, Oct. 10, 2018 by Angela Bottner.

Tettegouche, Oct. 10, 2018 by Angela Bottner.

 

Double Fog Bow by Paul Sundberg.

Double Fog Bow by Paul Sundberg.

 

October Colors by Paul Sundberg.

October Colors by Paul Sundberg.

 

Hovland by Andy Kunz.

Hovland by Andy Kunz.

 

Black Bear crossing a forest road by Tom Spence.

Black Bear crossing a forest road by Tom Spence.

 

A beautiful sunrise on Lake Superior, Silver Bay by Kimberly Buchanan.

A beautiful sunrise on Lake Superior, Silver Bay by Kimberly Buchanan.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Be well.

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