MUSIC MOVES AMTA 12 Post Conference Recap
It's hard to believe more than a week has already passed since I presented at my first ever national conference for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in St. Charles, Illinois. AMTA always ... Posted on 10/21/12 at 8:00 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Northern Valley Honor Flight (People)
One of the interesting things about reporting is getting to meet the people we meet. Here are a couple I met on the Northern Valley Honor Flight to Washington.
* At the World Wa... Posted on 9/29/09 at 1:05 AM
Flowering spring bulbs, such as crocus, tulips and daffodils, provide northern gardeners a reward for enduring the long, cold winter. From early spring until mid-May or longer, these garden gems will brighten the home landscape.
Russell and Jean Hoverson have everything they need for their home, but they knew that friends and family wanted to give them gifts for their 65th wedding anniversary celebration. So on their anniversary party invitation, the Hoversons asked their family and friends to donate an item for area food pantries.
Carole Torgerson’s therapy dogs give the recreational activities at 4000 Valley Square, a golden touch. The owner of Heaven-Sent Golden Retrievers near Euclid, Minn., breeds, raises and trains therapy, service and companion dogs and also shows dogs.
For Jessica Luckow, picking green beans on a sweltering summer day beats working in an air-conditioned office any day. Luckow has spent hundreds of hours outdoors since May. She and husband Dan own Whitetail Gardens, a community-supported agriculture business near Crookston.
Sylva Daws painted the 8-by-8-foot Star of Eden quilt earlier this month and Greg, her husband, mounted it on a farmstead building on the east side of North Dakota Highway 35, a few miles north of Michigan.
Odell and LaVonne Berg will welcome family and friends Wednesday to an old-fashioned Fourth of July at the Berg Bunkhouse. On Wednesday, after the parade, guests will enjoy food, fun and games at the couple’s farm home. About 20 years ago, the couple converted a bunkhouse, built in 1935, from housing for farm workers into a combination kitchen and family room.
Four years ago, 26 elementary students wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the first day of spring for a vegetable and herb garden on the White House grounds.
When it comes to strawberries, there’s nothing like fresh-picked. The commercial ones may be gigantic in size, but most of the ones I’ve eaten don’t come close to the garden-grown ones in the taste category.
Whether fingering the plaintive strains of taps or jazzing it up like Louis Armstrong, playing the trumpet is a blast for James Kerzman. Kerzman, a UND music performance major from Thompson, began playing trumpet in the fifth grade when he lived with his family in Surrey, N.D.
For Amy and Larry Cronin, it was baptism by flower when they became Larimore business owners this spring. The couple purchased Larimore Flower and Gift about a week before Valentine’s Day —typically a busy time for florists — and during the next few months, they also made and sold dozens of flower bouquets and corsages for the Larimore High School prom, Easter, Mother’s Day and graduation.
On Memorial Day, Fairview Cemetery will be alive with members of the Beltrami, Minn., community who come to honor their dead. Among them will be Robert and JoAnne Yuergens, Fairview Cemetery’s caretakers. The Yuergens, who live on a farm nearby, took over in 1993 when the former caretaker was ready to retire.
As a child, Jamie Martinson’s gatherings at her grandparents house were made up of dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins. Some of the cousins were related to her, and others weren’t, but she considered all of them family. Now Martinson has followed in the footsteps of her grandparents — who did foster care in Grand Forks for 32 years — and her aunt and uncle, who continue to be foster care parents in Grand Forks.
Spending time together is a workout for Julie Gause and Maria Lunak.
Several days each week, the mother and daughter alternately teach or attend each other’s Jazzercise classes at the The Y in Grand Forks.
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