Monthly Archives: November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Drive safe and enjoy the holiday weekend!

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Reaching Our Vision and Reducing Poverty

(photo of Cross Lake taken by Michelle Luckoff) What’s on Pine City’s Horizon?  The last study circle meetings were devoted to taking about the causes of poverty.  Some of this week’s groups are rescheduling due to Thanksgiving.  Others will meet and … Continue reading

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Word about Horizons starting to spread

Recently, at a meeting of the Downtown Leadership Group, there was somewhat of buzz about a new program beginning in Pine City.  Today, at the Farmers’ Market meeting, ideas were generated about how some of the people involved in Horizons could … Continue reading

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Pine City, in all its quirkiness

Yes, it’s obvious that people take notice of the giant redwood voyageur statue overlooking downtown.  Motorists passing through stop and take photos by it on a regular basis.  But, did you know that Pine City is also home to the World’s … Continue reading

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Many churches, none to call home

A quick search revealed that zip code 55063 is home to an astonishing 22 churches.  They range from Mormon to Catholic, Protestant to Jehovah’s Witness, and even Non-denominational.  Yet a recent ABC News study shows that while 83% of adults consider … Continue reading

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Ho. Ho. Holiday Madness Almost Here!

Another annual event that brings the community together is Holiday Madness. This year, it will be held on Friday, Dec. 5th. Children will be able to get their photos taken with Santa. In Robinson Park, there will be a variety … Continue reading

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What will we do at the Action Forum?

Planning is underway for the Action Forum to be held Dec. 16th.  The forum will last just a few hours and dinner will be served.    First half hour Welcome and Introductions  Next half hour Study Circle Group Presentations  Next half hour … Continue reading

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Chain Stores in Pine City

Chain stores underwent an explosive period of growth in recent decades.  A majority of new retail construction in the U.S. during this period has been in the form of “big boxes” known from their large, square, featureless buildings.  These stores … Continue reading

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Local gas prices fall, but do you notice?

Over last summer, gas prices in Pine City toppled $4.00 per gallon for regular unleaded.  The price of gas in Pine City today is $1.97 per gallon.  Have the falling fuel costs had an impact on you?  Do you feel it?  … Continue reading

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Date set for Action Forum

Mark your calendars!  The community Action Forum is set for the evenining of Tuesday, Dec. 16th.  More details will be shared at an upcoming study circle meeting.

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