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Hand Cracked Eggs

By MMFS / March 24, 2019

Seen the latest? McDonald’s is promoting their breakfast offerings as using ‘hand cracked eggs’. Wait a minute. Cracking an egg by hand creates additional value?   Yet, you can be certain that message was designed after multiple focus groups provided the feedback that people value ‘hand-made’. The message reflects one of the newer trends in…

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Classes You May Have Missed

By MMFS / March 24, 2019

We’re constantly working to find new instructors and classes, here are some you may have missed:   Beginning Crop Art: May 4 Make a Gift for Mother’s Day: May 11 Kombucha is for Everyone: May 18

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Spring is (Almost) Here

By MMFS / March 24, 2019

We’ve reached the ‘official’ First Day of Spring but a glance out the window may not convince you. Hang in there! Thanks to HWY North and the Gammelgarden Museum for their generosity and collaborative approach, allowing us to use their facilities this past winter. Beginning May 1 we’ll be back at the Marine Area Community…

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Meet Instructor Laurelei Creuzer

By MMFS / March 24, 2019

Laurelei is our first participant to transition to an instructor! A special ed teacher, Laurelei credits a 4H leader in her youth with igniting her interest in crafting. A long time supporter of North House in Grand Marais https://northhouse.org/ she’s excited to have a folk school located closer to home. You’re teaching our Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decorating class,…

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Natural World: Be Glad With Me

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

MMFS has welcomed our first intern this spring, a second year student at the University of Minnesota. Isabella is helping us with the marketing side of things, mostly social media, and she’s been terrific. This week we asked her to write our ‘editorial’ section of the newsletter, she chose to reflect on one of our organizational…

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Giveaway Winner!

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

Photo Credit: Ciel Cheng Unsplash You, dear reader, can help us grow our class offerings by ‘telling’ your friends about our new folk school.  Like us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag your friends if you see a class or post they’d be interested in. In February we offered a Free Class to those who tagged…

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We Asked, You Delivered!

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

photo credit: Mizibar on Pixabay We found an instructor for Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs, just in time for Easter.  Many thanks for everyone’s suggestions!  Our class is on April 13, click here for information. Got other class suggestions or instructor names?  Email us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org, we love the help! 

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Meet Intern Isabella Herman

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

Isabella is from Kenosha, WI, the daughter of an Italian immigrant mother and a dad who grew up in Milwaukee.  She was interested to work with us at Marine Mills Folk School to learn more about what happens at a start-up nonprofit organization.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I’ve always been interested in the arts,…

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The Week’s Last Thing

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

Weather is a frequent discussion topic in the Midwest, no matter what the time of year, but this winter’s snow has really given us something to talk about.  No matter where you stand on shoveling, wind chill, or parking emergencies, there is no denying the beauty of the recent snows.  We thought we’d end with…

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Go With The Flow

By MMFS / February 22, 2019

In addition to having a great name, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi*, an academic and psychologist, coined the term ‘flow’ — when you are completely absorbed by an activity, often something creative, so much so that nothing else seems to matter.  You forget yourself as you are totally focused on the activity, not aware of the passage of…

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