June 1, 2023 at 1:10 p.m.
Here comes Harmony in the Park concerts, Memorial Day was moving
So the past few weeks I have written about a few items that irk me. Last week I was told I am being too negative in my writings so I went back and read them. The tone of the columns did have a negative spin to them, but I thought it was coming across as making a point. I was writing about littering and social media bullying. I don’t have a happy tone in my body to say or write feelings about those subjects. Nonetheless, I apologize if I have come across as negative. I will try to do better.
I was going to write about boat traffic on the lakes this weekend, so I will just move on.
Speaking of boat traffic on the lakes, (this is a good story), the channel is now open between North Center and North Lindstrom Lakes. They have cleared the bogs to make a path which in turn connects five of our local lakes. Why am I inviting the public to take advantage of the channel? Because if you don’t do so soon, the lake levels will drop and you will be stuck on whichever lake you live or boat on. There - pretty positive right?
I had the privilege of taking in a few Memorial Day services on Monday. I have been here 20 years now, and other than the year after 911, this year was maybe the highest attended Memorial Day I can remember. What a breath of fresh air to see so many people coming out to pay their respects to those who have served our great country. Thank you for coming.
Mark your calendars, next Wednesday begins the annual Harmony in the Park concert series. You know - those free concerts that attract thousands over the summer. The White Sidewalls kick things off June 7 at 6:30pm at the Lindstrom Lions Park Bandshell. Did I mention there will be a car show?
By now (Chisago City will be this weekend) many of you have received your Community Guides in the mail. We are very proud of the piece this year and hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them. If you did not get a guide, by all means stop in here at the Press and pick up a copy. We have plenty for everyone.
A generous donor has agreed to match up to $25,000 in donations to the Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation. If you were thinking of donating, this would be an amazing time to do so. Donations need to be made by June 23. Donate to CLACF, PO BOX 449, Lindstrom, MN 55045.