History in This Spot

Sunday, January 14th at 2PM is your next opportunity for Discovering and Sharing Pine City History with the Pine City Area History Association.

Individuals interested in the study and preservation of local history are encouraged to attend the next meeting of the PCAHA.  The meeting will be held at 2PM in the Pine City Public Library meeting room on Sunday, January 14th.

The main focus for this quarterly session will be a review of the projects completed in 2017 as part of the “History in This Spot” series.  Topics may include addresses in Block 19, the Jonas Gray and Emil Hoefler homes on 8th Street and Pine City gets Electric Lights.  Audience preference will determine which topics we cover.

For more information on the Pine City History Association, call 320.322.9208 or email pcahistory@gmail.com

“Seasons in Pine City” book available


Looking for last-minute gifts? Give “Seasons in Pine City” and support the Pine Center for the Arts!
We’re proud to announce that a new book celebrating Pine City has just been released, and all profits will go to Pine Center for the Arts.
The 102 pages of “Seasons in Pine City” feature the writings of Pine City Pioneer contributors Mary Andersen, Mike Gainor, Dale Kuzel and Margaret Marty, and are also filled with images of Pine City from Mike Gainor.
Only 120 were printed, and only 95 copies are left!  Your only chance to get it before Christmas will be to stop by the Pine City Pioneer office Thursday until 5 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  If you can’t make it, contact Mike at editor@pinecitymn.com and we’ll try to deliver a copy or copies to you.
Merry Christmas!

Pine County Horticulture Day, March 24

Whether you are new to gardening or have been gardening all your life, there will be something for everyone at the 16th Annual Pine County Master Gardener Horticulture Day on Saturday, March 24th.  The day begins with registration, coffee and exhibits at 8 a.m. and runs to 2 p.m. at the Pine City High School.

“Minnesota Forests are Changing with the Climate” will be the keynote presentation by Lee Frelich, Researcher and Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology and Institute of the Environment

There will be two rounds of breakout sessions on the following topics.

“Growing Healthy Vegetables” by Michelle Grabowski, University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist

“Beyond Basics: How to Get the Most from Your Perennial Garden” by Kate Netwal, U of M Extension Master Gardener, Hennepin County

“Pruning Trees and Shrubs” by Donna Tatting, U of M Extension Master Gardener, Chisago County

“Growing Blueberries in East Central Minnesota” by Diane Patras, U of M Extension Master Gardener, Chisago County Master Gardener

The registration fee includes the educational sessions, morning refreshments, lunch, handouts, door prizes and time to visit with exhibitors featuring garden items, plants and bulbs.  Bring your gardening questions for the “Ask a Master Gardener” table and visit with experienced Pine County Master Gardeners.

Register by March 20th for $21 to save money and to be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing.  Print a Horticulture Day Registration form from the Pine County Extension office home page at www.extension.umn.edu/county/pine and click onto “Pine County Horticulture Day”. After March 20, the fee is $25. Or, request a form by calling 1-800-657-3813 Ext. #4 or call 1-320-591-1651. Forms are also available from the Extension office at the Pine County Courthouse at 635 Northridge Dr. in Pine City, and at the Flower Box in Pine City; Beaver Meadows Garden Center south of Hinckley; Brown’s Greens & Beans in Sandstone and Village Floral in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.