James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila, PharmD (for Doctor of Pharmacy), was a Trustee of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center for many years and held the offices of Treasurer and President. His organizational skills benefited us in many ways, and he will be greatly missed. He and his wife,...
Lake Vermilion Cultural (and Community) Center

Lake Vermilion Cultural (and Community) Center

TOWER — Mary Smilanich Batinich is a mover and shaker. There’s plenty of proof. And the 87-year-old powerhouse admits it herself. 87-year-old powerhouse sparks a cultural celebration | December 01, 2023 By Jill Pepelnjak Staff Writer, Hometown Focus Mary’s latest...
The Peter Max Tapestry and Art on the Lake

The Peter Max Tapestry and Art on the Lake

When Madison Moorhead attended the Art On the Lake Art Show and the memorial honoring her great aunt, Carol Brown, she fell in love with the Peter Max tapestry displayed there. It was originally designed and donated to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital years ago by the...
Looking forward to Midsummer 2024

Looking forward to Midsummer 2024

The 2024 event of Midsummer will sparkle with indelible memories of a dozen years of themed dinners and performances. They began in the original location of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church tucked in a neighborhood just off Tower’s Main Street and developed into the Lake...
Nothin’ Better Than Time in Minnesota – Deb Prutsman

Nothin’ Better Than Time in Minnesota – Deb Prutsman

I went to Minnesota, my Mama’s home, twice before she died. Once when I was too small to remember, the second in 2003 to celebrate the centennial of her hometown, Northome. Since her death, I have visited countless times to experience the magic, splendor, joy, and...
LVCC Wine and Watercolor 2022 Event a Success!

LVCC Wine and Watercolor 2022 Event a Success!

After a 2 year COVID hiatus, the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center (LVCC) hosted another Wine and Watercolor Event on August 25th at the Vermilion Park Inn.  The class sold out quickly and painters came from near and far to participate. Local watercolor artist Linda...

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