As a community service project, Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau’s Youth Advisory Board members make holiday cards for the Birchwood Senior Community each year. This year, thanks to Rethink Recycling, YAB members decided to make the cards out of recycled materials. Old holiday cards and wrapping paper were donated, and they are making their own […]

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  Wyoming United Methodist Church member Bea Zaruba (middle) presents Jeanne Walz, Executive Director and Matt Howard Criminal Justice Program Manager of Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau with a check for $1,928. For the past few years in the fall, WUMC has hosted a community dinner, donating the proceeds from good will donations received from […]

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The Hardwood Creek Library is looking to branch out from what has since been the typical book club attendee and will attempt to accomplish the goal by introducing two new book clubs in the month of December. The Hugo ‘Book Club in Pairs’ is for twosomes. Friends, siblings, neighbors, spouses, and other pairs are welcome. […]

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The annual collection of books for the library “Giving Tree” begins Nov. 28 at the Rush City, North Branch, Chisago Lakes, and Wyoming libraries. To become involved, community members can simply select a tag from the tree at the library, purchase a new book or two for the child identified on the tag, and return […]

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  LILA Girl Scout Troop 55336 from the MN/WI River Valley Council recently donated 282 pounds of food to the Community Helping Hands food shelf in Forest Lake. The scouts spent their own money to purchase the donated items.

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The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., recently announced that 300 of its stores will be donating and volunteering at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” initiative this holiday season. One of the 300 participating locations is at 25 N. Lake St. in Forest Lake. From now until […]

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