Archive for May 2020

News from the Field

The success and community we’ve built at Marine Mills Folk School is due to many factors, including our wonderful artist-instructors, our fearless class participants, and our committed volunteers. This week we’re pleased to pass on greetings and news from two of those wonderful instructors, Theresa Angelo and Kevin Nyenhuis. Theresa Angelo teaches book binding, a class that…

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June Classes Cancelled

We have notified class participants that we are cancelling all classes until June 30. The restrictions about the maximum group size (10) and the concerns that remain as Minnesota case numbers continue to rise makes this decision seem prudent and the right thing to do. We appreciate our instructor’s and our participant’s flexibility and support…

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On-line Resources for Information, Things To Do, Etc.

This is for the birds……does it seem like there are more birds this spring than ever before? That’s a benefit of slowing down and paying more attention to the natural life next to us. Here are some resources for learning more about birds. Thank you to local photographer Tomy O’Brien, for sharing his beautiful images.…

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On-line Resources for Information, Things To Do, Etc.

We’ve been asking folks for interesting web sites, here’s a list of some random, but fun, sites that can absorb as little or as much time as you have. Got some recommendations on sites you’ve discovered? Send ‘em our way and we’ll include in a future newsletter. The British Museum is simply amazing. Their Curator’s Corner includes…

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Catching Up

We’re all missing the opportunity to come together, in person, to learn traditional skills and create community with talented artist-instructors. This week we’re checking in with some favorite folk school instructors, Andrea Martin and Michelle Greenhouse, to find out how they are and learn what they’ve been doing. Photo Credit: Carl WegenerAndrea Martin, who teaches…

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The Gettysburg Address

Leading up to Memorial Day, an inspired and inspiring speech. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any…

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United We Stand

We’re all in this together! As promoters of traditional skills, we tend to view history as a resource. Are there lessons from the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 that are useful to us today? Perhaps the most striking similarity is that ability to control the spread of the disease involved isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene,…

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Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who answered our survey from last week, we heard from many of you. We felt your love, and we hope you feel ours in return. We are using your answers to help us plan for the future of MMFS class offerings. Stay tuned!

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On-line Resources for Information, Things To Do, Etc.

This week we’re looking up! 13 Tips for Stargazing from Astronomers  Stargazing Basics Monthly Best Night Sky Events Best iphone apps for Stargazing Clouds explained by the National Geographic All about the Clouds  Easy Science for Kids, All About Clouds We continue to walk each Saturday at 9 am, join us in person if you…

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This Week – Rhubarb!

We’ve almost made it to rhubarb season. Here are a couple of recipes to get you in the mood. The first recipe is from our board member Cathy, who’s a dream of a board member! And just in – Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, from Smitten Kitchen, recommended by our friend Nancy. You can’t have too many…

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