Wine & Beer Fundraiser


Enjoy sampling beer and wine at Billy’s in Breezy Point and help support the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club. Beginning at 6 p.m., this Saturday, January 19th, you will be able to sample a large collection of beer and wine and enjoy several appetizers.

Single tickets are $20 and two tickets are $30. They can be purchased at the door at Billy’s or at Spirits of Nisswa located at 23930 Smiley Road. If purchased in Nisswa, you will receive a $5 gift certificate for every ticket purchased.

Billy’s is located at 30898 Ranchette Drive. Cheers!

Posted by Abby Jacobs

Snowmobile Rendezvous

It’s that time of year again when snowmobile riders hop on the 120-mile Paul Bunyan Trail. Snowmobiling is a popular winter sport in our area and many will gather in Pequot Lakes for the annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous this Friday and Saturday, January 18th and 19th. Activities kick off on Friday at noon with an antique and vintage snowmobile ride to the Timberjack Smokehouse and Saloon (newer sleds welcome too). There will also be a campfire shortly after arrival. Feel free to gather at the American Legion in Pequot following the trail ride.

Saturday’s events begin at 9 a.m. with registration at Trailside Park, with the show starting at 10 a.m. For a full line-up of events, click here. Awards will be given for the oldest operational machine, best original antique, best restored antique cutter class/peer’s choice, rat sled (must run), best original/restored vintage machine (1969 or newer) and best costume.

You certainly don’t have to own a sled to enjoy the Rendezvous, but if you like riding and don’t own a snowmobile, no problem! The following businesses are a few locations with sled rentals:

Boats and Beyond Rentals
4758 County Road 77 in Nisswa
(218) 963-7700

Seaberg Motor Sports
36160 County Rd 66 in Crosslake
(218) 692-2345

SPR Motorsports
29276 Patriot Avenue in Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4853

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Donations Needed

I was surprised to read on the Red Cross website that someone in the U.S. needs a blood donation every two seconds. Two seconds; that’s pretty remarkable. Whether you’re a frequent blood donor or have never donated before, consider heading to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes for their blood drive on Thursday, January 17th from noon- 6 p.m. You are welcome to make an appointment by calling Dave Anderson at (218) 568-8387 or through the Red Cross website here. Appointments aren’t necessary, so you can simply walk in too. On average, the blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes.

If you’re unable to make this blood drive and would like to catch another one, there are two more coming up in our area:

– Wednesday, February 20th from noon- 6 p.m.
Pequot Lakes American Legion
– Tuesday, April 2nd from noon- 6 p.m.
Pequot Lakes High School

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is located at 30985 Front Street. For more information about blood donation and what to expect at a blood drive, click here.

Unleash Your Creativity

I think I’d be pretty wealthy if I counted the number of times people told me they weren’t crafty. Whether you think you are or not, gather your friends or co-workers and head to a sign party with Signature Signs because no experience is necessary! These fun events allow you to assemble a wooden sign, stain it, pick your paint colors, paint your design and attach hanging hardware so you can display your masterpiece right when you get home.

Signature Signs has many events happening in our area, which can be found on their Facebook site here. After signing up, you will need to pick your design at least one week prior to the event. Be prepared because they have over 100 fun templates you can view here.

Cost depends on the size and shape of your chosen sign:
– $40 for rectangle or square sign
– $50 for one-sided long porch sign
– $60 for two-sided long porch sign
– $60 for round sign
* Prices do not include food/drink, but you are welcome to order on your own.

If you’d like to host a painting party, you can do that too! For more information on hosting or any other questions you may have, shoot them an email at signaturesignsdiy@gmail.com or call them at (218) 831-2670. Happy designing!

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The Music Continues

When I hear the words music festival, I instantly think of summer. Even though we are well into the winter season, music continues year-round with Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMF). This weekend, they will continue their winter series with a concert entitled, “Winter Journey.” Their chamber music will feature many talented musicians, including founding artist directors, John Taylor Ward on baritone and Scott Lykins on piano.

“Winter Journey” is scheduled for this Sunday, January 6th, at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, located at 5064 County Road 13 in Nisswa. No tickets are required and admission is free, although a $20 donation is encouraged. For more information about Lakes Area Music Festival, visit lakesareamusic.org.

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Pass the Syrup Please

First off, Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable and safe New Year’s Eve. With the start of a new year, maybe some of you came up with a new year resolution. It often seems a popular resolution is a healthier lifestyle. I don’t know about you, but I believe starting the day with a good, hearty breakfast is important. What great timing, as the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club is hosting a big breakfast this Saturday, January 5th, to kick off the Ice Fest in Breezy Point Resort.

From 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., volunteers will serve all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs with ham/cheese, sausage, biscuits with sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The price is only $7 and children 5 and under eat free. Breakfast proceeds will benefit Lakes Area Food Shelf. So come enjoy a tasty breakfast and support an amazing cause.

PLCC is located at 8922 Thrane Drive in Breezy Point.

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Time for Ice Fest

We live in Minnesota, which means summer days on the lake are followed by winters on the ice. Even if you prefer to stay indoors under a warm blanket, head to the 24th Annual Ice Fest in Breezy Point for awhile on Saturday, January 5th. With all of this snow we are getting, it’s the perfect time to celebrate winter!
There are many activities planned for the weekend:

-Pond hockey tournament
– Ice slide/games for kids
– Bonfire on the beach
– Live music/entertainment
– Food/drink specials
– Snow golf
– Horse drawn hay rides
– Dog sled rides
– Curling rink
– Fireworks
….and more!

To sign your team up for the pond hockey tournament (12 team limit), call or text Nikki at (218) 821-3456 or by e-mailing Dave Gravdahl at dave@breezypointresort.com.

Heads up…
– Tournament begins at 10 a.m.
– 4 to 6 players per team (no goalies; sticks and skates only)
– $20/person or $100/team (wear like-colored jerseys)
– Two 15-minute halves with a two-minute half time
– Prizes awarded

Ice Fest will be located on Pelican Lake in front of Breezy Point Resort.
* Photo courtesy of Breezy Point Resort

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Drink, Eat, Shop

Visit Latte Da Coffee Bar and Boutique and Sweet Life Bakery downtown Pequot Lakes.

If you think this store sign is cute, wait until you walk into Latte Da Coffee and Gifts and Sweet Life Bakery downtown Pequot Lakes. If you think you’re just going to run in and grab a coffee and pastry to go, you may want to give yourself a little extra time. Most likely you won’t want to rush out the door in a frenzy because your eyes will be drawn to the cute apparel, home decor, unique gift ideas, spices, lunch specials, artisan cakes and treats; just to name a few. You may even decide to place a custom bakery order. Oh, and if you need a recommendation, grab a tasty scone and the Peppermint Patty specialty drink (I promise they won’t disappoint).

Latte Da and Sweet Life Bakery are located at 31038 Government Drive in Pequot. For special orders or inquiries for Sweet Life Bakery, email hello@sweetlife218.com. 

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From Jewelry to Flowers

Visit The Wild Daisy in Pequot Lakes, MN, for flowers, gifts and more!

Not only does The Wild Daisy in Pequot Lakes have high-quality flowers and plants, they also carry a fun selection of jewelry, clothing, vintage furniture, unique gifts and more. This store has something for every age and now through the end of December, they have 10% off the entire store and 20% off everything Christmas/holiday (even including those popular Lazy One pajamas). So if you’re trying to check things off your Christmas list, be sure to visit them at 4484 Main Street in Pequot. You can also check them out on Facebook by clicking here

Posted by Abby Jacobs