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Love Yourself Healthy

A healthy body plus a healthy mind equals a happy life.Love Yourself HealthyA healthy body plus a healthy mind equals a happy life.Amplifeied ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa A wildflower that blooms a little later is the Pipsissewa. pips in hand Their beautiful little flowers hang upside down and you must get down low to see their beauty. Pipsissewa They’re low growing and are often hidden among other vegetation. ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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Consider Donating Your Excess Produce

If you are or know a backyard gardener blessed with the sun, soil, rain and luck to give you more produce than you can use, please consider sharing it with your local food shelf. ...

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July Quilt Installed at Library

The collaborative quilt project between Virginia Public Library and the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild continues in July with a quilt aptly filled with sparkle.  With a surprising color combination of red, purple and silver, “Ladies Choice” was designed and quilted by Karen Lamppa, a long-standing member of 4 regional quilt guilds. ...

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July Quilt Installed at Library

The collaborative quilt project between Virginia Public Library and the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild continues in July with a quilt aptly filled with sparkle.  With a surprising color combination of red, purple and silver, “Ladies Choice” was designed and quilted by Karen Lamppa, a long-standing member of 4 regional quilt guilds. ...

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Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Application Workshop Series

Region 2 Arts Council is hosting a series of grant application workshops to demonstrate the application process for Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Individual Artists and Organizations. ...

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Remembering poet Susan Hauser

Early this week, the literary community in our region lost an important member after the passing of poet and author Susan Carol Hauser. Susan was a strong advocate for the Arts and a participant in Watermark’s Spoken Word Series as both a reader and teacher. ...

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Farm to Foodshelf Grant Helps Farmers Make a Big Difference in the Fight to End Hunger

The six Feeding America food banks serving Minnesota are part of a surplus produce program with local farmers, Share Fresh Minnesota, which moves millions of pounds of excess produce out of the fields and delivers it to neighbors in need statewide. ... More from Feed the Need

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Willow Gathering 2015 Decorah, Iowa

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Yet again this year, Willow Gathering organizers Jo-Campbell Amsler and Lee Zieke Lee, put on a fantastic week-long... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Youth lead the way in building strong communities

As community groups work with the Youth Voices survey results, we’ve learned from young people and those who work with young people that 9th grade is a crucial transition year. ...

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NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG FILM, Entry Two — “Playing Kent”: The Challenge for Chris Sweeney

Chris Sweeney is the actor who plays me in the film version of Neither Wolf nor Dog. He had perhaps the most difficult acting task of anyone involved in the project. First, he had the very real presence of me as the author to respond to and exorcize as he developed his character. ...

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Disney's Little Mermaid in Bigfork July 17- 19

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is in the middle of its run in the Twin Cities now, and, as usual, there will be a trip to the Edge Center in Bigfork this year. ...

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Itasca Community College Developing a new 21st Century Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technician Program

Bart Johnson, Dean of Academic Affairs at Itasca Community College is a member of the governance council for the initiative.  In this post, he reports ...

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Two Region 2 Arts Council Grant Applications Are LIVE!

As of this morning, two R2AC/Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Applications are available online. “What does this mean?” you ask. In short, organiz ...

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Eleventh Annual Juried Art Show at the Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork

For the eleventh year, the Edge Art gallery presents its juried art show. The exhibit is titled, “Art on the Edge.” The exhibit is one of the most colorful combinations of art and colors the Edge Gallery has ever had for a juried show. ...

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Sharing some Schoolcraft success stories

This last week we were notified that the 1st Grade Spring expedition entitled “Transportation, A Moving Experience” was selected to be published on the EL Schools website. ...

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48th annual Art in the Park to be held mid-July

Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are pleased to present the 48th annual Art in the Park, held July 18-19 in downtown Bemidji’s Library Park. ...

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NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG FILM — From book to movie, a long, strange trip. Entry One: the author and the filmmaker

A filmmaker has a difficult job when converting a book to a film. He or she was drawn to the book for a specific reason.  Perhaps it was the story, pe ... More from Kent Nerburn

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It's time.

Actually it's past time.I was going to write this post back in April and then in May. Unfortunately, it has taken 5 months to get to this point. But today it will be official: Emmaville will have new owners. ...

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Gay Marriage Legal!

It’s about time, but the Supreme Court finally did the right thing and ruled that marriage between GLBT people is legal.  Because this is a human ri ...

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