Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 17 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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If you're looking for a bloody good time this weekend, then look no further than the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, where a cast of 13 local thespians are busy putting the finishing touches on their 10th anniversary Shakespeare in the Park production: "Macbeth." William Shakespeare's epic tragedy will be presented in six performances starting this Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
The Detroit Lakes School District is moving into “Phase 2” of its planning for a potential building bond referendum in November, by scheduling a new round of community engagement meetings.
As sure as the sun'll come up tomorrow, "Annie" has become one of the most enduringly popular Broadway musicals of all time since it first premiered on the Great White Way in 1976. It was so popular, in fact, that it even spawned a box office hit movie six years later. "Annie Jr.," the abbreviated children's theater version of the Broadway musical, also has an unusually large cast — so when it came time to decide which show to do for the Historic Holmes Theatre's first-ever 'Holmes-spun' kids' theater camp, it was the logical choice.
Children’s literacy and environmental education are both important causes when it comes to shaping young minds in the lakes area. And now, they have something else in common as well. Two local volunteer organizations are raising funds to support them this week by using similar methods: They’re tempting our taste buds.
<p class='subhead'>Sunday, June 17</p><p> Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.</p><p></p><p class='subhead'>Monday, June 18</p><p> Weight Management Support Group: CHI St.
Last fall, the Becker County Museum and Eksjo Lutheran Church were planning to co-host a cemetery walk in September, but it just didn’t come together. “It (September) was too busy for us,” said Eksjo member Terri Nelson. “So we decided, let’s do it at midsummer next year.” Specifically, Nelson added, the planning committee wanted to do the cemetery walk as part of Eksjo’s annual Midsummer Festival, which takes place next Sunday, June 24.
Though it's not, technically, a "Party in the Park" anymore — the event has gone through a few location changes over the years — the annual fundraiser for Essentia Health St. Mary's Oak Crossing has been going strong for 26 years now. This year's event is set for Friday, June 15 at the Holy Rosary Parish Center, located at 1043 Lake Ave. in Detroit Lakes, with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Every summer since 2003, the bandshell at the Detroit Lakes City Park has been the setting for a three -month concert series known as Tuesdays in the Park.
The Detroit Lakes City Council is planning a special "work session" next Tuesday, June 19, to discuss future plans for the city's police department facilities. The council has been trying to decide whether to relocate or renovate the current police department facilities at 106 Holmes St. for a couple of years now, and has looked at a variety of options, including taking over the Becker County Sheriff's Department facilities in the county courthouse when the sheriff's department relocates to the new jail facility on Tower Road.
The Pro Resources Growth of the Game program is once again hosting a tournament, youth competition and multiple learning clinics at the Detroit Country Club's Lakeview course to provide opportunities for youth and adults to learn the game and play golf. A variety of events are planned for Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 — including a visit from avid golfer, motivational speaker and author Bryan Skavnak as part of Saturday's Growth of the Game Youth Clinic.