Archive for September 2019

Honoring Volunteers

Know how long people have been joining volunteer fire departments? Since 1736, when Ben Franklin started the first one, in Philadelphia. But you can be sure people were joining neighbors to help put out fires, or joining other groups to help those in need, for centuries before that. Marine Mills Folk School participated in the…

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October 12 Don’t Miss the Party

Pencil us in: October 12, 10 am – 3 pm. First Year Birthday Party! We’ll have a bouncy castle, games, food, music and of course, birthday cake. Hope to see you there.

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Congratulations to Winners of our Free Class Drawing

Speaking of the Marine Art Fair, we felt the love as so many people stopped by to say hello this past weekend! (Hmmmm, was it love or the chance to get something for free?…) With so many visitors, we decided to offer two free classes. And the winners are……Betsy A. and Libby B. We’re looking…

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In Rememberance of Cokie Roberts

Many of the comments this past week in response to the death of NPR reporter Cokie Roberts mentioned her collaborative approach and her support for younger women in her work place. . We’d like to think Ms. Roberts would have loved folk schools in general (and she may have done so), and Marine Mills Folk…

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Servant Leader

We periodically share interviews of our artists and volunteers, believing our readers will enjoy getting to know our organization through the stories of those who help us advance our mission. The volunteer and board member we are profiling today epitomizes the concept of a ‘servant leader,’ someone who leads collaboratively, and who is focused on…

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Stillwater Area Photographs in New Book

Our Digital Photography instructor, Carl Wegener, is one of twelve photographers who have published a book of some of their favorite photos. The book is available at Valley Bookseller. Congratulations, Carl! See more about the photographers and how the book came to be in this recent article. Looks like a nice birthday or hostess present…just saying.

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Upcycle, Again

Reusing…..recycling….upcycling. Adding value to a used item, extending its life, creating new purposes and stories in the process. We’re bringing new activity and a new use to our new location in Marine on St. Croix. Come be a part of our story, and create your own! Our wonderful and generous volunteers have been getting our…

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Featured Class: Writing–The Power of Place, 9/28/19

Another wonderful opportunity has come our way! Published author and skilled writing teacher Marge Barrett is offering a series of writing workshops at Marine Mills Folk School! We can’t believe our luck – her first class will focus on examining the ‘Power of Place’ through a variety of readings followed by focus on individual writing.…

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Stop to say’Hi’ at Marine Art Fair

September 21 and 22 is the annual Marine Art Fair. Wander the village of Marine, see beautiful arts and crafts, and visit our table to register for a raffle. We’re sharing space with the Marine Community Library where you can purchase some gently used books or visit the children’s craft table. 

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October 12 Happy Birthday to Us!

Pencil us in: October 12, 10 am – 3 pm. First Year Birthday Party! We’ll have a bouncy castle, games, food, music and of course, birthday cake. Hope to see you there.

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