On the Street - August 17, 2012Duluth author Danielle Sosin will be reading from her novel, The Long-Shining Waters, at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria. The event is free and open to all.
• Local speech language pathologist, Amy Cross of Knute Nelson, was recently certified by Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Global, LLC in Minneapolis.
The LSVT is a proven, effective speech program that focuses on improving functional communication and voice volume in adults with neurological disorders.
• Duluth author Danielle Sosin will be reading from her novel, The Long-Shining Waters, at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria. The event is free and open to all.
The novel, first published in May 2011, is set on the shores of Lake Superior and links the stories of three women living on the shores of the lake in three different centuries.
A Los Angeles Times reviewer said, “You don’t see writing like this often, so infused in an intimate relationship to nature…Sosin writes about Lake Superior as if it were a character, a parent, a lover, an enemy.”
• The Northwoods League (NWL) and Evolve Beverages announced that it has signed a sponsorship agreement, thus making Evolve Beverages the official energy drink of the NWL for the 2012-14 seasons.
Evolve Beverages specializes in creating advanced energy and sports drinks. The company produces beverages that offer performance, hydration and energy.
The NWL is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across North America. Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team. There are currently 16 teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Ontario. 2012 marks the 19th season of NWL.
• Juettner Motors is proud to announce that they are now the lakes area authorized Jeep dealer for sales and service.
Having served the Alexandria area since 1976, Juettner Motors is a dealer of new and used Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and now Jeep vehicles.
• Patty Hough is a recipient of Knute Nelson’s (KN) Tree of Excellence award. This award is the highest level of recognition through the KN Employee Recognition Program.
Hough has been employed at KN for more than three years and is currently a home health aide out of the Home Care Elbow Lake Branch. She was nominated by her peers who said that she “enriches the lives of each person she serves.”
• Randee Hall, director of home and community services at Ecumen Bethany Community, graduated this July from Ecumen’s proprietary leadership institute, the Velocity program.
Ecumen accepts a select number of applicants for the year-long program; nine were in the class of 2012. Each class member is required to develop an Action Learning Project (ALP) over the course of the year.
Hall’s ALP is to develop a program that supports residents at Ecumen Bethany Community who are in the final stages of their lives, ensuring no one reaches their final days alone when friends and family are out of range or unable to visit.
Ecumen Bethany Community offers senior services for Alexandria area residents.
• Thrifty White Pharmacy is one of the first stores in the country to offer a new prescription packaging solution at all of its retail locations, including Alexandria.
With HealthyPack, patient medications are organized into individual packets that are labeled with the medication, day, date and time to be taken to improve convenience and reduce confusion and the risk of medication errors. When patients take their medications correctly with the packets, they are more likely to stay well, make fewer clinic visits and require fewer hospitalizations.
“The number one problem of treating illness today is a patient’s failure to take prescription medications correctly, regardless of patient age,” said Brian Gibson, pharmacy manager at Thrifty White in Alexandria.
• Tom Leary has joined the staff of Culligan of Alexandria. He will call on both new and current Culligan customers.
Leary will attend Culligan’s training program in Rosemount, Illinois to become acquainted with all of Culligan’s water quality products. His emphasis will be on home-owned equipment as well as commercial and industrial equipment.
Culligan is the leading manufacturer of water quality products.
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