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  • The Community Blood Center, in partnership with St. Mary Catholic Church in Phelps, will hold a blood drive Thursday, Aug. 20, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

    In order to keep physical distance between donors, appointments are
  • Peaceful evening
    A couple from the Twin Cities area in Minnesota took in a relaxing late-afternoon canoe outing on North Twin Lake in Phelps. The couple is vacationing in Phelps. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • The sixth annual Twin Triathlon will be held on and around North Twin Lake in Phelps Saturday, Aug. 22. 

    The one-of-a-kind triathlon includes an opening 8-mile paddle on North Twin Lake, followed by a 16K bike ride and 5K run. 

    The paddle segment on North Twin Lake may be completed with a
  • The Phelps Woman’s Club has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Phelps Scarecrow Fest.  
    “We looked at many options to scale down and still meet all CDC guidelines, but in the end, voted to minimize risks,” said
  • Club donates
    The Phelps Woman’s Club recently donated $3,000 to the town of Phelps for the Wavering Park bathrooms remodeling project. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Due to COVID-19, the Phelps Fire Department has announced the cancellation of its 64th annual picnic and pig roast originally scheduled for Aug. 1.
    In a statement the department expressed its sadness for the cancellation and said it looks forward to other connections and fundraising opportunities with the community in the near future.
  • The North and South Twin Lakes Riparian Association (NSTLRA) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wavering Park in Phelps.  
    Registration begins at
  • Department completes blacktop and helipad
    The Phelps Fire Department recently announced another milestone on the Fire Station North project with the completion of the new blacktop driveway, parking area and addition of a helicopter landing pad. 
    These enhancements were
  • First boat parade draws 40 entries
    The inaugural July Fourth on the Lake boat parade on North Twin Lake  in Phelps drew more than 40 boats to show off their decorations and celebrate Independence Day with the Phelps community. 
    Forrest Pike, announcer, led the parade with
  • Amy Thomason, executive director of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, announced last week that she is moving into a part-time role as the interim executive director of the chamber.
    Thomason was
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