Archive for May 2019

Answers To Every Question

A recent family discussion involved outdoor fun, camping and the impact that being outdoors can have on everyone’s well-being. Time spent at summer camps, canoeing and hiking, fostered an appreciation for nature as well as provided role models for everyday life. Someone recalled the ‘wisdom’ passed on to a counselor-in-training which remains useful today, the…

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Pondering Life’s Questions

Speaking of answers, this past weekend some beautiful, plus useful, wooden paddles were made under the guidance of instructors Lee and Kevin. However, a critical question was left unanswered: what is the best paddle for canoeing, traditional or bent? What do you think? Email info@marinemillsfolkschool.org, we’ll put the results out on social media.

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Volunteer Training

We are thankful for the volunteers who have stepped forward to help us launch our new folk school – we literally couldn’t do it without you. Like other nonprofit organizations, we rely on volunteer help and financial support, allowing us to improve our programming and provide access to talented artisans from the community.

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Thank You Connie!

A special thank you to Connie Helke, who is teaching a pottery class this upcoming weekend as a benefit for Marine Mills Folk School. We are so lucky to have her generous support, as well as many others in the St. Croix Valley and beyond. We love you, Connie!

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Meet Instructor Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston will be teaching our upcoming class on Beginning Woodworking: Learn to Make a Traditional Hay Rake on May 18-19. An architectural historian by day, Mark gets involved in a wide variety of activities, such as investigating possible candidates for the National Historical Register, and cultural resource management projects. He is passionate about connecting people to…

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Ask Ms. Makers

We’re pleased to offer our new advice column, with timely and empathetic solutions to your inquiries. Got a tough question about crafting or other life issues? Send in your question today! DEAR MS. MAKERS: My sister-in-law stole my design idea for my Ukrainian Egg. I worked for hours on the egg and it was gorgeous.…

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