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Excitement is Building Everyday at the Historic Butler Building!

The Butler Building offers unique venue options for community events, family reunions, spectacular weddings, corporate events... the list goes on and on. Below are highlighted events in the Aitkin community as well as featured events at the Butler Building. Stop by to visit our local businesses and see what is happening at the Butler Building!
10-272015

Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants

09-112015

Brew Fest is on TV!

Brew Fest Interview on Duluth ABC 10 Brew Fest Interview on the KARE 11 Brew Fest Interview on KBJR 6 with Jennifer Austin Brew Fest Interview on WCCO MSN.com Syndicated the CBS Interview Yahoo! News Syndicated CBS Interview!

09-42015

Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest to be Featured on Four Major Minnesota TV Networks, Sept. 10-11

Sylvia Allen, owner of the historic Aitkin Butler Building and co-founder of Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest (with the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers), will be making the rounds on a number of Minnesota TV news programs this coming week, to share with viewers what they can expect to see at

07-212015

Sylvia’s Children Helps Ring In Christmas in July for Over 1,000 Children in Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit, committed to improving the lives for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, will be helping to bring in the Christmas cheer…in July! Every year around November, volunteers from around the country embark on a trip to the Ugandan village to help bring Christmas

01-202015

Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip

"Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia's Children. Sylvia's Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving an orphanage, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for

06-302014

Riverwood Holes Fore Hospice Golf Tournament

The Riverwood Holes Fore Hospice Golf Tournament needs YOU!!! Sunday, July 13th Join us for a day of FUN on the Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course. $125.00 per person Includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner, & MANY PRIZES! Sign up as an individual, find a friend,

05-282014

Jared Lundgren Expanding to Keller Williams Realty

Jared who, along with his wife Beth, owns Giada’s is expanding. He has joined Keller Williams Realty in Baxter but will continue to be in the store. If you have a house you are selling or are looking to buy a new home and/or summer home, stop in at Giada’s.

04-232014

Learn About Skin Cancer at Riverwood Healthcare Center

May 5th is Melanoma Monday with a goal of raising awareness about an aggressive form of skin cancer. To promote awareness locally, Dr. Paul Lundstrom, dermatologist with Dermatology Professionals, will present a “Seeing Spots: Melanoma” educational seminar on May 5, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Butler Building in downtown

04-72014

CBS – Café In Aitkin Helps Spread Love For Minnesota

Many Minnesotans have been pondering their decision to live here after a spring snowstorm hit earlier this week. But an Internet café in downtown Aitkin, Minn. is helping to remind people of their love for the state. The historic Butler building has a chalkboard that lets people fill in the

10-242013

Northland Foundation Reports on The Butler Building

It was an atypical lending project for the Foundation, but Northland’s Director of Business Finance, John Elden, became convinced by Allen’s vision and business savvy. His confidence in Allen seems well-placed as she directs painstaking restoration and updates. The second floor, once the grand Aitkin Opera House, is once again

09-172013

Children Helping Children at Vacation Bible School

Children who participated in the Vacation Bible School at the Aitkin United Methodist Church collected 137 pairs of shoes for the children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School in Uganda, Africa. The project, entitled “Shoes of Peace”, was the brainchild of the VBS coordinators, Celia

08-282013

Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Dirks, MD, to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. He fills the position vacated by Dr. Mark Heggem, Riverwood’s chief medical officer, who served on the board for the past 21 years. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Dirks join

08-282013

Riverwood Gala Focuses on Support for Wellness

At this time of year, our thoughts often turn to enjoying the fruits of a bountiful harvest in our gardens, orchards or fields. Like a good harvest, good health requires many, many hours of care and nurturing too. That’s why “Together we will harvest healthy communities” is an apt theme

08-282013

Cardiologist to Speak at Heart Health Seminar

Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put individuals at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can take steps to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack by addressing these risk factors. To learn more, attend a seminar called “The Road Map to Heart