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Lifestyle Columns

Antiques & Collecting: Tussie mussies helped cover the smell of the streets

By Terry and Kim Kovel Is it a tussie mussie, a bouquetiere, a porte-bouquet, a nosegay or a posey holder? This funnel-shaped metal object was a fashionable accessory with an important purpose. In medieval times, the streets smelled from garbage and horses and other animals and lack of ...

Off the Shelf: Library reopening continues

As vaccinations continue and it gets a little safer to be out and among groups, New Ulm Public Library will continue to add back services and library amenities for our patrons. As of May 19, we added more chairs and tables for you to sit and relax. We have reopened more computer stations as ...

Antiques & Collecting: Campeche chairs — a perfect conversation piece

When decorating a room, it’s fun to include something out-of-the-ordinary. Perhaps you can find an unusual lamp or a modern painting, or a piece of furniture in a unique style. Try something new and go to an auction to see what is selling. Neal Auction Company’s recent auction was selling ...

Off the Shelf: Summer Reading 2021

This year’s Summer Reading Program titled “Tails and Tales” starts on Monday, June 14, 2021 and runs through Monday, August 16, 2021. We will be doing a “check-out” count again this year working to reach a goal of 30,000 items checked out of the library in just 10 weeks. Sounds like a ...

Public Health Corner: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is designated as the month to call attention to the millions of Americans who live with mental illnesses. Mental health disorders are very common. Statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) illustrate its prevalence. If you hear someone say “I’m a 1 in 5”, they are ...