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Meet Instructor Janet Ames

02/22/2019

Janet’s first class on Introductory Naalbinding was so successful, she’s returning to offer it again!  Janet pursued art in college, but after finding a lack of art teaching jobs ended…

The Last Thing

02/22/2019

Mary Oliver died recently, leaving a poet-sized hole in our hearts.  We’d like to end this week’s newsletter with one of our favorite poems, although it is tough to pick…

We All Do Better, When We All Do Better

02/07/2019

We are borrowing our title from the late Senator Wellstone and applying it to small communities in Minnesota, we think he wouldn’t mind.  What began as a thank-you to the Gammelgarden…

Shameless Plug Dept: Gammelgarden Museum

02/07/2019

Have you visited the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia? It is a somewhat hidden jewel open to visitors from May 1 to October 15, as it works to “ preserve, present…

Earnestly Fun!

02/07/2019

Want to get a discount on your next class, help out the Marine Mills Folk School and increase your fun quotient, all at the same time?  Volunteer on a Saturday,…

Meet Emily Anderson

02/07/2019

Emily left big city convenience with her husband and son, to find access to the outdoors and a close community.   She and her family love the Marine community and…

Pssst – Are you Grundtvigian?

02/01/2019

Those of us in the folk school world hold N.F.S. Grundtvig, a Dane who lived in the 1800’s, in high regard.  Although a bit of a cranky disrupter, he developed…

Giveaway! Help us get the word out!

02/01/2019

We’re a young non-profit organization, still trying to get the word out about our traditional arts & crafts school.  We need your help.  THIS IS A GIVEAWAY! There is a free…

Meet Dan Horan

02/01/2019

When not on the race course, or running his own business consultancy, or picking up after two small kids, Dan teaches Leatherworking at Marine Mills Folk School and other locations. Dan…

Antidote for Winter Blues

01/11/2019

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…