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Are We There Yet?

By MMFS / April 2, 2020

We are further into what is our current ‘normal’, with minimized contact between people, tele-shopping, tele-work, tele-medicine. The newness is definitely wearing off, with parents struggling to balance work and family while others are facing stresses such as layoffs, virus exposure at work, or no access to relatives at long term care facilities. Yet our collective efforts…

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

By MMFS / April 2, 2020

The power of positive thinking (101 suggestions!) Yes, you hear that all the time but how about using some of these suggestions to take this current “new normal” and look at as a positive experience. Practice good sleep habits. Here are some tips you can try. Walk. Get outside and walk. Start small and add to your…

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Hand Craft An Easter Bonnet/Spring Hat!

By MMFS / April 2, 2020

Let’s be creative and have fun and celebrate Spring! Consider hand crafting an Easter bonnet or Spring hat or April headband using the material you have at hand. Then, on Easter Sunday, April 12, head outside to ‘parade’ or walk, show off your hat, amaze your neighbor with your creativity and check out other hats.…

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Build A Biscuit

By MMFS / April 2, 2020

Ross Safford, one of our baking instructors, has provided us with a couple of biscuit recipes. Thanks, Ross! A good biscuit is flaky on the inside with just a hint of crunch on the outside. The “trick” with making biscuits is to keep everything cold until you put them in a hot oven. Here are…

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The Shortest Length Between Two Points….

By MMFS / March 26, 2020

Most of us are doing our best to help ‘flatten the curve,’ accepting hardships to help health care workers and hospitals avoid a crisis. All of us are impacted by Covid-19, through a neighbor who may be in harms way because of their work in health care, or a family member at higher risk, or…

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Cancelled Classes – Additional Classes Now Cancelled

By MMFS / March 26, 2020

We’re sorry to announce we are cancelling all classes until May 1. This is in keeping with the new Minnesota State ‘Stay At Home‘ ruling, but also common sense as we want to continue to do our part in minimizing new Covid-19 cases. We appreciate our instructors and our participants flexibility and support during this…

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We May Be Closed But We Are Still Connected!

By MMFS / March 26, 2020

In following our mission to support our community and strengthen connections, and our belief in the restorative value of our natural environment, we invite those who are local to the folk school to join us for a walk this upcoming Saturday. The recent ‘Stay At Home’ action by Governor Walz specifically allows us to continue outdoor…

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What Can You Do This Week?

By MMFS / March 26, 2020

Come walk with us on Saturday, March 28 at 9 am. Meet at the Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, 55047! Reach out to your neighbors, especially those who are alone. Offer a smile. See what they need and how you can help. Our blood banks need you. Seriously! If you are able, give…

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Announcing Class Cancellations

By MMFS / March 15, 2020

MMFS is committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for all our students, instructors, and volunteers.  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.  We are currently closed for spring break and are announcing today we will remain closed…

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We may be closed, but we are still connected!

By MMFS / March 15, 2020

In following our mission to support our community and strengthen connections, and our belief in the restorative value of our natural environment, we invite you to join us for a walk on the two Saturdays of canceled classes.  We will walk for about an hour in the fresh air, maintaining “social distance” to stay healthy, …

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