A bit delayed, call it fashionably late...
Welcome to spring, the sun in the air
The ice is melting, bears from the lair
All is gone, it's beyond about time
The water is open, seeing the signs
Where are the seagulls, stuck in Duluth
Soon will be loons, all on the loose
The winter was long, seemed more than the norm
All have died, time to be born
Have a wine, drink or beer
Well past due for raising a cheer
Come down to Loony's to have pint or two
Will never regret, escaping the blue
Wanted to say thanks again for the wonderful evening, it was well organized, so many great stories, and everyone seemed to have a great time. Here's a few photos for anyone the missed it.
The main speakers Mike and Ashley (in photos below), although after the formal event was done, the stories continued for a good 30-45 minutes from different people attending sharing their own prohibition tales.
And the display that was set up in the back room:
And a photo of some of the crowd in attendance, thanks again to everyone that showed up, gave their support and donations to help the Koochiching Historical Society keep doing their great work.
Thanks again and looking forward to finding out what's next!
The Thankful Loony
Another year has come and gone and with that, here's a bit of an annual review of what worked, what didn't, and some of the activities being planned for 2018. And yeah, while this may be a bit strange coming from a pub, it can be helpful in the process of continued evolvement, change (not always a bad thing), and making things better.
2017, The Highs or What Went Well
It's always not a bad idea to reflect on what's actually been accomplished, especially so when times are slower or don't seem to be moving quite as quickly as you'd like. Patience and baby steps.
The learning lessons, things we tried but didn't work out so well and hopefully will never be repeated.
While we firmly believe in the Sun Tzu strategy of planning in darkness and strike like a thunderbolt, as well as being able to adapt and change as appropriate, here are a few items being planned for:
In summary, thanks to everyone for helping to make 2017 a great year and looking forward to an even better 2018!
The Big Picture Loony
In case you haven't seen already, there's been a filmed sighting of...
Go here to register online, this is a part of Ice Box Days celebration, going from Wednesday, January 18th through Sunday the 22nd.
Loony's Brew will also be hosting an event with various specials, some beta testing for the event idea is being done today, will be announced soon if all goes well.
For anyone interested in visiting Ranier, 5 minutes from International Falls, here's 10 activities to keep busy with:
Check out the neighborhood to learn more.
Of course, this is just scraping the service, in reality this town is so crazy you never know what to expect.
On Friday, December 2, from noon to 4pm, we'll be having a holiday lights decorating party! This is not in the Loony's Brew pub, but is in agreement with the city for lighting up the city pier. If we can provide the lights, they'll help with installation and energy costs.
Why are doing this?
Brighten the place up a bit during the long winter months. We see many people stopping by to visit and walk out on the city pier, it's a great view, but no lighting.
What's being planned?
So far, and this could change with feedback, includes:
What we need from you:
What you'll get from helping:
To show our appreciation, we're happy to provide a complimentary beverage token, for both the lights donation and the installation.
Happy Thanksgiving and drive safe!
It's finally happening, thanks to Dennis Wagner for pushing it through, the city of Ranier will be silencing the train horns!!! And what better way to celebrate than with a party. After all, here's what to expect from the change:
And of course, the flip side:
Come down to Loony's Brew on Saturday and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the momentous occasion.