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Lifestyle Columns

Antiques & Collecting: Betty Lamps lit our way before electricity

Think how difficult it was before 1800, when you had to have light to work at night and there were only candles or several kinds of oil lamps. By the 1850s, it was easier. There were kerosene lamps, gas lamps and finally electric lamps. Today, we get a hint of what that was like when the ...

Off the Shelf: Reading out loud for yourself

Reading has been around for as long as the written word, but did you know that for most of reading’s history it was a pretty loud experience? Early decrees, laws, and letters included instructions to listen to them. That’s right, not see or read, but listen! Many parents and grandparents of ...

In Appreciation

New Ulm Community Education The Grand Center for Arts & Culture would like to thank New Ulm Community Education for their continued support of our Summer Creativity Camps for youth. During the summer of 2021, The Grand held two Creativity Camps, one in June and one in August, which served ...

Family Living Focus: The Big Chill – Winter Safety

Winter weather can be a real challenge as the temperatures drop. Plan now for your health and safety during the remainder of this winter season. Here are a few tips to consider. Have you had your flu shot? It is not too late to get a flu shot. The shot may not prevent the flu, but it will ...

Public Health Corner: Common warning signs of mental illness

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a ...