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Antidote for Winter Blues

By MMFS / January 11, 2019

As Midwesterners, we need to be resourceful to fight off the ‘winter blues’. Cold weather, grey skies, and shorter days can all contribute to a general feeling of low energy and lethargy. While sufferers of ‘seasonal affective disorder (SAD)’ need more professional support and therapies, chances are many of our readers recognize this general malaise in themselves and…

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Reminder: New Temporary Winter Locations

By MMFS / January 11, 2019

Our beautiful site in Wilder Forest is difficult to access on weekends, due to snow and ice. As a result, we are partnering with two wonderful organizations and will host classes in downtown Marine on St. Croix at HWY North  and downtown Scandia at The Gammelgarden Museum from now until the end of April (the snow and ice season has to…

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Meet Andy Wallace

By MMFS / January 11, 2019

Meet one of our founding Board members, Andy Wallace, who shares a bit about the skills he brings to our organization, and why he volunteers with the Marine Mills Folk School. Tell us a bit about yourself: I grew up in St. Croix Valley.  My wife and I lived out of state when first married, but after…

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Intergenerational Learning

By MMFS / January 3, 2019

A grandmother and grandson working together cutting vegetables. A mother and daughter learning together to knit. In the lead up to this holiday season our class participants were reminded of the joy that is found simply by sharing an experience. Sharing the fun of learning, and sharing the difficulties of problem solving. In addition, younger students observed and absorbed the…

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Meet our instructor: Kirsten Skoglund

By MMFS / January 3, 2019

What led to your interest in knitting?Initially from my mother, she was a knitter and weaver. As a young person I didn’t want to be like my mother, but I definitely connected with knitting and enjoyed working with fiber. I was perhaps influenced even more by my father, who loved woodworking. My sister and I spent hours…

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Merry Christmas!

By MMFS / December 25, 2018

Best wishes from all the folks at the Marine Mills Folk School!

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Gift cards now available!

By MMFS / December 11, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, Marine Mills Folk School now sells gift cards! Gift cards can be used to purchase tickets to any of our classes. You can have the gift card emailed to yourself (to print and hand out in person), or have them emailed directly to a friend. Click here to…

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Announcing new temporary Winter locations

By MMFS / December 10, 2018

Our beautiful site in Wilder Forest is difficult to access on weekends, due to snow and ice.  As a result, we’re pleased to announce two new partnerships where our classes will be held from January through March. Gammelgarden Museum, in Scandia, and HWY North in downtown Marine on St. Croix. Both sites are easy to…

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Volunteer!

By MMFS / December 10, 2018

We couldn’t build our new folk school without help from volunteers.  The good news is your ‘investment’ of time and talent will bring you new friends, loads of fun, and the satisfaction that you are making an impact.  Here are some areas and skills where we could use help: Outreach to regional businesses such as…

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Lebkuchens Recipe

By MMFS / December 2, 2018

Here’s a family recipe for Lebkuchens, a German holiday season cookie from our Board member Cathy Wegener.  She says they make their cookies over Thanksgiving weekend and then cure with apple slices until Christmas: Mix together, bring to boil and then cool: ½ cup of honey ½ cup of molasses Stir in: 1 egg 1…

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