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Lifestyle Columns

State Street Theater Co.

State Street Theater is very thankful to the 100 guests and volunteers who made “Ville des Lumiere, an evening at the Moulin Rouge Cabaret” on Friday, Feb. 21, a huge success! Realizing gross profit of $8,400 was made possible by $2,150 in sponsorships and donations to help in offsetting ...

Act of Kindness for Ridgeway on 23rd residents

Carli Mitchell, the granddaughter of Kenny and Betty Kohlhepp who live at Ridgeway on 23rd, wanted to do something nice for the residents and staff. She is a director with Thirty-One gifts, a faith based company, which focuses on empowering women and giving back. So, she decided that she would ...

Antiques & Collecting: Vintage ad signs are fetching good prices

Vintage advertising signs, figures, toys, printed textiles, food tins and labeled bottles are all selling at higher and higher prices. Large signs with pictures of flags, Lady Liberty, figural packages, tins, toys and almost anything with a famous company logo that is in great condition is ...

Gardening: Early spring prep for a beautiful summer garden

As winter fades into spring, gardeners can't wait to get busy in the garden. Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks. Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the ...

College News

St. Cloud State University graduated more than 710 students during fall semester 2019. Commencement ceremonies took place Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Area graduates include: Anna Furth, New Ulm, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice Studies, Cum Laude Holly Moldaschel, Sleepy Eye, Bachelor of ...

Off the Shelf: New book look

With Spring just five weeks away but no end in sight of winter for us, I think some it’s time to hunker down, forget the cold and snow as much as possible with a great book! Let’s take a look at a few new and wonderful reads from the Children’s room and the Young Adult areas of the ...

Antiques & Collecting: Vintage glassware comes in many shapes, sizes

Most of us have a few differently shaped glasses, some to use every day and others for parties. You need a water glass and wine glasses, one for white wine and another for red. Before dinner you need cocktail glasses and rocks glasses for whiskey “on the rocks (ice cubes).” It is ...

Gardening: 9 gardening tips for the greatest return

We've all done it…gotten overzealous in spring and overplanted or planted the wrong varieties for our tastes and needs. Make this the year you plan your garden for the best return on your investment. First, prepare a list before placing your catalogue order or making that first trip to the ...

Park & Rec Report

Child/Adult Fit & Fun is designed, and required, for one adult to participate with one child, ages 2 to 6 years old to have fun and be active together. Classes teach respect, team building skills and improve fitness levels through specialized activities. Classes meet Sundays; Feb 16, 23, ...

Family Living Focus: Serving and portion sizes

From Gail Gilman Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Don’t let your eyes get bigger than your stomach! Watching how much you eat can help you maintain a healthy weight. A “serving” is how much of each type of food you should eat to ...

Off the Shelf: Banish snow worries with Library apps

As we start to dig out from the latest snowfall and await the inevitable next one because it’s bound to sneak our way, don’t fret if it halts your trip to the library.  If you don’t have enough reading material, don’t be alarmed! With the click of a keyboard and a mouse, you may be ...

Public Health Corner: Heart disease: It can happen at any age

Heart disease is not something only older adults have to worry about - it is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for ...

Antiques & Collecting: Woods Davy turns rock into unusual pieces

By Terry and Kim Kovel When is a pile of rocks considered art? Recently, an unusual table made of glass and “stone” was offered in an Andrew Jones auction in Los Angeles, with an estimated price of $2,500 to $3,500. It didn’t sell, but other related sculptures by the artist, Woods Davy ...

Gardening: Expand your edible garden indoors

No matter the season, size of your garden or climate, you can inject homegrown flavor into your meals. Just clear a shelf, countertop or windowsill and get busy planting herbs, greens and even tomatoes to enjoy year-round. For quick results, grow microgreens. These nutrient packed edibles are ...

Family Living Focus: Ask your doctor the important questions

“Have a seat and we’ll call your name soon.” “Please fill out these forms to the best of your ability.” “The doctor will see you now.” Let’s face it. A doctor’s visit is not the ideal item on a caregiver’s list of tasks. The clinic can be an intimidating place for ...

Off the Shelf: Award winners

The Minnesota Book Award finalists have been chosen, with the winners to be announced on April 28, 2020. The Minnesota Book Awards consider books by Minnesota authors with the finalists chosen by judges from all over Minnesota. You can take a look at all the finalists in the various ...

In Appreciation: Healthy Communities/Health Youth thanks Community Education

I am writing this letter in appreciation of the support that New Ulm Area Community Education has continued to give to Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth of Brown County by approving our grant request for January- March 2020. This support will enable our programs to continue empowering the ...

Antiques & Collecting: Early decorative pieces find new uses

Homes of the early 1900s in the United States had many matched sets of decorative pieces. There was a coffee and tea service with creamer, sugar bowl and tray. There was usually a desk set with a pen, blotter ends, inkwell, pen holder, letter opener, stamp box and more. And, of course, there ...

Gardening: Extreme weather has gardeners looking for resilient plants

Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and plants more resilient in the face of storms, fires and flooding. Scientists link the higher frequency of severe weather events to climate ...

Family Living Focus: Exercise: How to Stay Active – Plan for breaks

Interruptions Can Happen Sometimes ordinary events, like vacations to see grandchildren or getting a cold, can temporarily interrupt your exercise schedule and make it hard to stick with your activities. At other times, unexpected events like family illness, caregiving responsibilities, ...