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Lifestyle Columns

Gardening: Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance. Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, so requires frequent, ...

Family Living Focus: Dealing with hearing loss

Imagine trying to have a conversation and constantly having to ask your companions to repeat themselves; or not being able to participate in a group discussion in the common room because the TV is on and six people are chatting around you. Sadly, this is the harsh reality of many ...

Park & Rec Report

The Recreation, Civic and Community Centers are closed through at least May 1. All programs and facility rentals through May 1 are canceled and refunds issued. Members who wish to receive fitness updates may request information emailed to them or follow us on our Facebook Page. We provide ...

Off the Shelf: Favorite stay-at-home picks

We’ve all been spending more time at home during the Covid-19 crisis. For me, this means I’ve been consuming a lot more books, media, and pop culture. I thought I’d share a few of the things that I have enjoyed most in the hopes that they might intrigue some of you. Over this past ...

In Appreciation: Lions Donate to the Food Shelf

The Lions Club of New Ulm has donated $1000 to the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf. This donation was made possible by our successful Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch and other fund raisers in the past year. “Thank You” to all those who have supported the Lions. The New Ulm Area Emergency ...

In Appreciation: New Ulm’s Own donates to SMNCN Ivy House

New Ulm’s Own Fair Trade and Art, a volunteer run non-profit, has shared a portion of 2019 proceeds with the SMNCN Ivy House. The mission of New Ulm’s Own is to support women locally and globally through the sale of fair trade merchandise and local art. The SMNCN Ivy House is a 24-hour ...

Antiques & Collecting: Kids learn early the ups and downs of collecting

Part of the fun of collecting and going to shows and auctions is how often you see something that is a mystery. It’s a learning experience. We took our children to shows as soon as they knew how to behave — don’t touch, hands behind your back, ask if you want to see something. We ...

Gardening: Garden your way to better health

Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit. Gardeners know and research proves that getting outdoors, digging in the soil and gardening help strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress and elevate our mood. Include gardening as a major component ...

Family Living Focus: Caregiving from a distance

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic caregiving for a family member or friend may have changed drastically. Your conscience may be bothered by the fact that you cannot maintain your caregiving role in the same manner as usual. You might also feel very guilty about not being able to be ...

Off the Shelf: Down the rabbit hole!

As we move further into a pandemic society it feels more and more like we have fallen down the rabbit hole with Alice. It seems like everything is topsy-turvy, and every day it changes. This is the first week of distance learning for the students of New Ulm. Though the library is closed for the ...

Antiques & Collecting: That frog in your art is just a lark

Sometimes modern art is hard to understand, and often it is meant to be a joke. David Gilhooly (1943-2013) was a successful contemporary artist who often included big or small realistic or comic frogs in his sculptures. He is known as the founder and father of the Bay Area Funk Art group in the ...

Gardening: Extend your garden season

No matter where you garden there never seems to be enough time to grow all the fresh vegetables desired. Planting earlier or just providing plants with some added warmth on chilly days and nights can reduce the time from planting to harvest. Southern gardeners will enjoy the additional time for ...

Family Living Focus: Caregiver guilt and finding balance

How do you find the balance? Is there a balance? Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing more? These are important questions for a caregiver. They can dominate a caregiver’s daily thoughts. The experts all talk about balance. How do we find the balance when we are so busy doing the ...

College News

A total of 295 degrees were awarded to students following the 2019 summer and fall sessions of courses at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. The students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. An undergraduate student who completes 12 or ...

Off the Shelf: Still connected

Here in Minnesota, we usually only shut things down for really bad weather. Of course, our definition of “bad” is probably worse than many folks. Now we find ourselves in an unforeseen situation where we are facing isolation both self-imposed and not. If you start to get that “I can’t ...

In Appreciation

New Ulm Lions thank Waffle Brunch patrons The Lions Club of New Ulm would like to say “Thank you” to everyone who supported us at our Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, March 1st. We would also like to thank the following for their support. Turner Hall, MLC Print ...

Antiques & Collecting: Good furniture reproductions have value

All American furniture was handmade before the 1800s, and old furniture was saved until it was too battered to use. The United States was a young country, and the first collector of note was an eccentric man in the 1800s who saved furniture and objects made or used in the 1600s and after. By ...

Gardening: `Re-Wilding’ your lawn takes work, especially at first

"Re-wilding" is the trend toward diversifying traditional lawns by putting in native plants that flower and fruit, boosting wildlife populations. It returns more control of the home landscape to nature. But such conservation landscaping involves more than simply quitting pruning or letting ...

Family Living Focus: Put procrastination in its place

Caregivers often place themselves at the bottom of a long to do list. Once I take care of A, B and C, I will get to my own life. The problem is that never happens for one reason or another. Life’s unexpected twists and turns seem to fill up any spare time you thought you would have for ...

Park & Rec Report

The Rec, Civic and Community Centers are closed. Staff is still working, so feel free to call 507-359-8344 for questions or assistance. Outside facility reservations for these City Buildings will be canceled through at least March 29. Other large scale events that are canceled are: Joe’s ...