4th ANNUAL IRON RANGE EARTH FESTIVAL

A celebration of local sustainability


 The 4th annual Iron Range Earth Fest will feature a broad cross section of the community, both presenting information and attending. There literally is something for everyone, every age and every interest. Below is just a partial list if what … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

I reduced my home heating expenses 20%

Energy audit and follow- up key to success


In February 2010 I had an energy audit done for my house by Dave Lake of Northern Energetics. My house is a 950 sq. ft. story and a half with two bedrooms and one bath. It also has a full basement. It is located on the north side of Virginia, heated… Please register for a free account or log in […]

My neighbor’s garlic:

A love song


 My former neighbor, Jim Jenko, loves his garden. I know that he is not alone in this, but I can tell you that there is a singularity in Jim’s relationship with his garden only to be compared to a man in love. This knowledge came to me l… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Creation calling:

Do you hear it?


 It is the middle of March and I am sitting outside, sleeveless in a lawn chair. The sun has just slipped over the horizon in a burst of oranges, pinks, and reds. On cue, the peepers begin their loud cacophony from down in the black spruce swam… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Focus on Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line saves lives


 The Veteran’s Administration estimates that 18 military veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY. This is a statistic arrived at near the end of 2011. Since its launch in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line has answered more than 500,000 calls and m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The gastronomical delight that is garlic




 Unable to restrain ourselves, we planted over 600 seedlings a couple weeks ago during the glorious and unnaturally warm weather of late March. We knew it was premature, insane even, but figured it would work out alright. A dozen or more flats … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Massage for mothers-to-be



 Would you like to feel great during your pregnancy? A prenatal massage may be just the thing to help you! Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life that transforms a woman’s body to accommodate a new life. As most know, there are physical an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy FOR Life




 As another glorious day arrives…get up, get moving and breathe in some life! Today’s assignment is to be aware of your breathing. Oxygen is what motivates us and gives us strength to carry on. Here we go kids, let’s try to pay at… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

WEEK 81 HAM SALAD SANDWICHS, STEAK DINNER GONE AWRY, METRO MAN ON DISPLAY




 Ham salad sandwiches. Remember those? The other day I was craving one and asked my facebook friends where I could buy the best ham spread or whatever it’s called. Goodness, so many official names for this from my responses: Ham salad, ha… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Shake off family heart problems – permanently!



 Q: Mom, Dad and my grandparents all passed in their early 60s from either heart attacks or strokes. I’m 35 and scared. What can I do to avoid the same fate? — Fred M., Tulsa, Okla. A: Like Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his sid… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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