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By shannon geisen firstname.lastname@example.org Katy Spears has joined an elite group of women. She earned Girl Scouts’ highest and most prestigious honor – the Gold Award. Only 5.4 percent of eligible Girl Scouts in the U.S.
The Park Rapids Classic Chorale presents its venerated Christmas concert, “Before the Marvel of This Night,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Musical selections feature chorale classics as well as new works, under the direction of Jason Wright. Donations are welcome. Refreshments are provided after the concert.
By SHANNON GEISEN email@example.com Dawn Rossbach and Linda Henry are cultivating a cookie garden. Row upon row of vibrant illustrations and lush language sprout from their fertile imaginations. That’s right...
By SHANNON GEISEN firstname.lastname@example.org The aroma of sweet breads and coffee wafts from Laestadian Lutheran Church in Menahga. It’s a brisk Saturday morning, and the church parking lot is full...
By Shannon geisen email@example.com A novel idea that simmered in Lin Enger’s imagination for about a dozen years became a bonafide book this fall. Enger, a Minnesota native, stopped in Park Rapids Saturday to promote his newest novel, “The High Divide.” “I’ve been mostly on the road for six weeks, traveling all over the country,” he said of the book tour.
By SHANNON GEISEN firstname.lastname@example.org More than 500 people ventured to the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show Grounds on Sunday to meet and greet the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree. “The People’s Tree” will make more than 30 stops as it travels through local communities in Minnesota and the Midwest on its way to Washington, D.C. Itasca was its first stop. To kick off the event, the tree received a drink of water
A women’s choir rehearses, with music instructor LouAnn Dierkhising conducting, in preparation for their 7 p.m. Monday night performance at the high school auditorium. The concert choir, men’s choir and mass choirs will sing as well. Several seniors will perform their solos from the Section Contest. The concert will feature wide-ranging musical selections – from a Russian lullaby to Southern folk music to a Scottish song – plus an arrangement of the “Star Spangled Banner” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. There is no admission fee.
By SHANNON GEISEN email@example.com In the heart of ancient Mesopotamia roughly 1,400 years ago, Babylonians placed earthenware bowls upside-down on the thresholds of their homes, each bowl inscribed with a personal prayer for protection against illness or misfortune. Jews, Christians and other Babylonians living between the 6th and 8th century CE believed in the healing power of these incantation bowls. Thousands of the clay vessels have been unearthed – often illegally – in what is now southeastern Iraq, south of Baghdad. Fast-forward to the year 2010. Nevis art teache
The Everett Smithson Band performed a mix of “American music from up and down the Mississippi River,” said lead singer Kathy Smithson. Her husband, Everett (far right) declared her the “Zydeco Queen.” “She does the singin’, I do the growlin’,” he said. “This library tour has been really fun for us.” From left, Phil Schmid plays guitar, Jeremy Johnson on drums, Kathy on the accordion, Bill Black on standup bass and Everett on the vest frottoir. Zydeco is a blend of rhythm and blues indigenous to Louisiana.
By Shannon Geisen / Enterprise The curtains open on “The Craving” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25 at the high school auditorum. Written by Don Zolidis, “The Craving” tells the story of a screenwriter who has just written his first screenplay, a heartwarming, emotional journey. His dreams are answered when a big Hollywood studio decides to produce it, but the dream become a nightmare as Hollywood executives transform his beautiful script into a zombie-slasher flick. Zolidis’ plays for young people have been produced over 2,000 times in all 50 states and 25 countries.