Annica Myslinski likes her husband's beard, but when he uses a little beard oil, she likes it even more. "I love his face with a beard," she said, "and then with a short haircut, it's a great combo." She's pleased that Mike Myslinski, her husband of 10 months, has taken to using beard oil because it makes his beard "look better, form better and makes it shiny—I'm all about that," she said. "It also encourages him to groom his hair, too." Mike knows a good thing when he sees it.
With creativity, planning and careful shopping, Stacey Wright set the stage for a dreamy backyard wedding for her son and his bride. Simple, personal and relaxed, it fulfilled their every wish. And she did it all while keeping expenses under control. The key is not to go overboard, she said. "It's a special day, and you want it to be a good time and a good memory. With the decorating and the menu, you can do really nice things and put on a really nice event by keeping it simple."
If you go • What: Mary Poppins. • When: 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and 4 p.m. Sunday. • Where: Red River High School Performance Hall (enter door 22). • Tickets: Adults, $18; seniors, $12; and students or children, $6. For reservations, call (701) 746-2411 or visit www.spacompany.org . Expect a lot of dancing and singing, along with a little magic, in the Summer Performing Arts production of "Mary Poppins" which opens tonight in the Red River High School Performance Hall in Grand Forks.
When school starts again this fall, children in Grand Forks will have one more way to be kinder to each other, thanks to a little girl with a desire to help other kids. Because of the effort and determination of Makenzie Royal, 7, and her mother and teacher, as well as support from a local home improvement store, "buddy benches" were installed Thursday on playgrounds at each of the city's 11 elementary schools. It all started with a pretty simple idea.
Music of the '60s will rock the house tonight when original members of the band, The Cornerstones, play for a reunion of Central High School's Class of 1966 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks. In the summer of 1967, The Cornerstones enjoyed huge success with the single, "You Rule Me," written by Steve Rood, who founded the band with a few other Grand Forks teens. The song, which can still be heard on YouTube, topped the music charts in the region at the time, even besting tunes by a popular English band, The Beatles.
If you go: What: Oklahoma! When: July 15, 16 and 18 at 7 p.m.; July 17 at 4 p.m. Where: Central High School Auditorium Cost: Adults $12; seniors $10, and students $6. Reservations highly recommended; call (701) 746-2411 or go to: www.spacompany.org MAINBAR: The Summer Performing Arts (SPA) production of "Oklahoma!," the big brash musical depicting the high-spirited rivalry between farmers and cowboys just after the turn of the last century, is sure to set your toes a-tapping, its director says.
Have you ever been wooed by a sale at the grocery store and bought more food than you or your family could eat before it went bad? Or, had a change of plans and you ended up ordering takeout, putting foods you have on hand closer to inedible? If so, you've probably tossed a fair amount of outdated, spoiled or just not useful food. Most people don't realize how much they throw away—from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
Look closely, that shiny silver wall sconce is a rearview mirror off a '50s-era car. The tines of an old rake catch Christmas cards for display on a tabletop. Claw feet from a cast-iron tub become sturdy bookends. And the front end of a 1935 Ford makes for a wall-mounted bar that's guaranteed to be a show-stopping conversation piece.
Leonora Gershman Pitts will bring a little bit of Hollywood to her hometown when she hosts a film screening Tuesday in the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks. The event, "An Evening of Films with Leonora Gershman Pitts," begins with a 5:30 p.m. social. Two of her original short films will be shown at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of a Netflix feature film, "Manson Family Vacation," in which she co-stars. Pitts, the daughter of Hal and Kathy Gershman of Grand Forks, directed the 12-minute films, "God I Hope I Get It" and "Step 9."
Who doesn't like to drive a nice, shiny car? You could spend $9 to $20 to get an automated drive-through carwash, but washing your car at home can be a relaxing, satisfying and, some would say, therapeutic respite from the hectic pace of everyday life. Plus, you can give your vehicle more TLC with a conscientious, hands-on approach. To get started, pick up a jug of carwash solution and a carwash brush with a long handle. Car wax and a chamois cloth are optional.