MARILYN HAGERTY: Sometimes Alaskans need help making ice
He did what? I thought I heard someone say David Staveteig went to Alaska to help them make ice. Since it was the strangest thing I ever heard of, I called his wife, Brenda. She said that indeed was true. David makes ice for the U.S. Curling Asso...
He did what?
I thought I heard someone say David Staveteig went to Alaska to help them make ice. Since it was the strangest thing I ever heard of, I called his wife, Brenda.
She said that indeed was true. David makes ice for the U.S. Curling Association. And he went up to Fairbanks to help them prepare for a big bonspiel in April. The Alaskans do a lot of curling.
When he isn't making ice, Staveteig farms near Thompson, N.D.
The ice still is holding firm at the Grand Forks Curling Club where men of all ages are invited at 3 p.m. Sunday to learn more about curling. There will be a brief explanation of the sport followed by curling and dinner together with a free will offering. Pastor Troy Troftgruben of Calvary Lutheran Church, which is sponsoring the event, expects a mix of ages and experience level.
The last weekend of March rolls round with the annual Writers Conference continuing through Saturday at the UND Memorial Union... And "Damn Yankees" is playing at the Chester Fritz on Sunday, which is Palm Sunday....
Fire Hall Theatre is presenting "The Man with the Golden Arm" tonight... And University Children's Center is holding its fifth annual silent auction Saturday evening.... The 2012 Junior Grand Am basketball tournament is on this weekend... Along with the North Dakota Amateur Hockey Association state camp....
Q. Where do you go poking around when your friend Marilyn Alexander comes down from Winnipeg?
A. We like to explore the new and different shops scattered around Grand Forks. Recently we started out at Hennessy's near Super One Foods and T.J. Maxx out on 32nd Avenue South. This place is unique and different with an ever changing array of furniture, housewares, treasures. Tamara Hennessy says she is living out her dream in her store. You never know what will be on display from one day to the next.
Then we went down town to take a peek at a trendy new little shop called Kittson and Third, which is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's run by Nicole Schiller and Tessa Hiney. We looked over the jewelry and neat accessories. And we were impressed at the appeal it has.
Before going over to 'l Bistro in the CanadInns, we wound up our "just looking" tour with a visit to Once Upon a Child near Hennessy's. We were amazed at the cute clothing and inviting appearance of this shop.
Q. My name is June Corbid. I am curious to know if anyone has been able to obtain the recipe for the old Golden Hour Café halibut. I would love to taste that wonderful dish again.
A. That question comes up from time to time. But the Golden Hour is long gone and the original recipe has never surfaced. Many have tried to duplicate it.
Ryan and Cheryl
Cheerful persons of the week: Ryan Bakken, Cheryl Swanson.
Reach Marilyn Hagerty at email@example.com or at (701) 772-1055.