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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Let the activities begin!

Summer Activities

It just struck me today that school is almost done for my kids! I have been so busy that it snuck up on me. My kids are excited for summer and I am wondering what kind of crazy schedule juggling needs to happen to make sure they are supervised and entertained during the summer months…. Read more »

Drive-In Movie Magic

What is a CDFI?

I have always loved movies! I have my dad and brother to thank for that. From a young age I remember the magic of seeing a movie in the theater. We had a little old black and white TV at my home, so when we saw a movie it was something quite special. The size,… Read more »

Reminiscing with Coffee and Pecan Pie

Reminiscing with Coffee and Pecan Pie

This Memorial Day is a little different for my family this year.  In years past, my father would sit back in his dining room chair after the table had been cleared from a fabulous dinner on the grill, my mom would bring out the coffee pot and Dad would start telling stories. Dad has always… Read more »

Local Biz in the Sun

Summer Small Businesses

Many of my fellow Minnesotans are avid supporters of local businesses. Whether it is tacos from a truck, boutique haircare products, or craft beer, we like to shop local. I’ve noticed a slight change though, when the weather gets nice we still seek out these local stores and sources but we do so a bit… Read more »

Soft Voice, Big Story

Soft Voice, Big Story

Early this morning about 200 community residents and partners came together to celebrate something pretty special.  Serving St. Paul’s East side since 1908, Merrick Community Food Shelf has served 14,400 people a year with assistance to transition from poverty to independence. Their services run the gamut including a food shelf, senior services, employment services and… Read more »

Reminder: Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

As many of you know, Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you weren’t aware of that, you’re welcome, now go get your mom some flowers and you can come back and finish reading this later. For those of you still here, I wanted to take a bit of time to focus on mothers… Read more »

School’s (Almost) Out for Summer

School's Almost Out for Summer

I’m sure many of you are counting down the days until school is out. I bet you could ask any kid and they would know down to the hour when summer starts. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love summer and everything that comes with it (except maybe the MN state bug). But, with… Read more »