Olcott Park: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS




 May 11 is the 100th anniversary of Olcott Park in Virginia. In honor of this milestone, I recently took a trip down memory lane with Ardys Hawkinson Nelson, the daughter of Carl Hawkinson, Park Superintendent from 1936 to 1943. Ardys and her s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Things are shakin’ in Virginia’s park and recreation!

Olcott Park celebration and the return of Silver Lake Beach


 VIRGINIA – A proposal presented by the Summer of Celebration Committee was unanimously approved on Tuesday, May 2, at a City of Virginia Finance Committee meeting of the whole. This proposal seeks extended Olcott Park hours, improved access, a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Olcott Park:

MUCH MORE THAN MONKEY ISLAND




 Many towns and cities have a park or parks where locals and visitors alike can enjoy varying degrees of serenity, recreation, and entertainment. Virginia, Minnesota is fortunate to have two official city parks and one of them will be celebrati… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Business Bits




 While your Income Statement tells you how much of a profit your business made that year, your Balance Sheet tells you how you spent that profit. Understanding the Balance Sheet can help you better understand your business. Jennifer Pontinen is… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FOCUS on education

Franklin Elementary wins School of Excellence Award

Franklin Elementary School students celebrate winning their School of Excellence Award. Submitted photo.EVELETH – Franklin Elementary School in Eveleth, MN, was one of only nine schools to win the MESPA (Minnesota Elementary School Principals’… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My two moms




I lost my birth mother fourteen years ago to cancer. She was truly my best friend. I would call her at least two times a day and just say, “Hi Mom, whatcha doing?” We talked so frequently, we never really said goodbye anymore…it w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MOTHER’S DAY vs. FISHING OPENER

In 2012-2015 the special days share same date, again


When the estimated 1 million anglers head out next weekend for Minnesota’s fishing opener on May 14, no one has to worry about leaving Mom behind (if she’s not a fisherwoman) on “her” day, since Mother’s Day is May 8 th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy FOR Life



 Hello everyone and happy May days! And especially Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and motherly people out there! This health page is dedicated to you and my mother who is finally at home with all her children! We love you, Mother, and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

WEEK 32

AND SHORT- LIVED CLEANSING, POOR SEATS, ONLINE DATING PROFILES


 Whew. You’ll never believe this one. I just came home from church where I was asked to deliver the sermon. Yes, this is true. Peterangelo at the Pulpit!! I’m so relieved it’s over. I’m amazed how muchworkgoesintoplannin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Raising bread and raising kids




 Over Easter, I resurrected my mother’s recipe for homemade buns. It was a recipe that my mother used religiously over all the summer weekends spent at the cabin. It was one of those never-fail bread recipes—one of two that I was ab… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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