Soft lighting and white tablecloths distinguish Sky’s Fine Dining in downtown Grand Forks. Cloud 9 Lounge is emerging as a late afternoon gathering place at Sky’s restaurant. Patrons reach the second floor lounge and restaurant by elevator or escalator. The restaurant has established itself as a leading dining spot in this area. And it has added Sunday morning brunch along with the Cloud 9 lounge menu.
Golf courses have turned into white wonderlands. Sidewalks can be slippery. November is making a statement: Winter may not be here officially, but it's just around the corner. This will be a long weekend. Veterans Day is Sunday. It will be observed on Monday when schools are closed in Grand Forks. And I thought Philip the Fly had gone down to Houston for the winter. But no. The Fly was spotted Wednesday at King's Walk. And he was seen the same day at Hornbacher's.
Moving on. That's how it goes after Halloween. The weekend at hand is hockey time in Grand Forks. The big win over Minnesota in Las Vegas stirs up hope in the hearts of UND hockey fans for the games this weekend at The Ralph. Fans will gather for lunch Friday to hear what the coaches have to say about the skirmishes this weekend with Wisconsin. The meeting is scheduled on the concourse level of the Alerus Center. Voting early
Ghosts and goblins will be out in full force on Halloween. They do not scare me. What really strikes fear into my heart is the news I have been reading. Hershey Co. said it plans to charge more for chocolate and other candy next year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the price increase will offset costs that have been eating away at the profit margin. Yikes! That means Mr. Goodbars too. Pinecone swags
The weekend arrives with students out of school in Grand Forks and a hockey game with Mankato State brewing Friday at UND. The Hawks football team will meet up with Sacramento State out there in California on Saturday. And there are pumpkins just waiting to turn into pie. Then there's water. Most of us are wasting plenty of it. That was the message I got when I helped judge a tasting test during the state water conference here this week.
Dear Dave McFarlane, I don't know how it is down in Florida, but here in Grand Forks spring starts with the rhubarb festival at University Lutheran Church. Summer ends with the apple fest at First Presbyterian Church. And that's coming up this Saturday. I know you are among the many people who choose to get away to the sunshine in Florida from time to time. Others start thinking this time of year of the sunshine and desert of Arizona. Me?
The sky was blue. The land was flat. The clouds were light and fluffy as we drove across the border into Canada. Our destination early this week was the Jasmine Tea Room in Altona. We were pleased with the luncheon fare in a large, light room where tables were covered with white cloths. The front counter was full of homemade pastries. White curtains completed a quaint, home-like ambience. There is seating for 40 inside the Jasmine tearoom and 25 on the outdoor patio. My Eatbeat companions were Ileen Askew and Inna Sumra of Cavalier, N.D., and Glenna Leedahl of Grand Forks.
The weekend arrives with the Wild Hog Marathon in Grand Forks. And the UND football team is heading out to a game with Northern Colorado at Greeley Saturday. Meanwhile Cindy Dahl of the Sons of Norway has been busily trying to load a bus for Norse Hostfest fun in Minot. After all, this is called a Professional Development Day and the Grand Forks Public Schools are saying two words children may love to hear: No school. Golden leaves are floating down. People are wondering when they should mow the lawn for the last time.
Dear Sharon Rezac Andersen, I see you have settled down in Green Valley. I think a lot of people from the Grand Forks area end up in Arizona—at least for the long winters.
There's no telling what you might find when you go for a hike after dark. But some of the 80 Girl Scouts attending the annual weekend Camp LOL at Turtle River State Park this weekend will find out. The hike, with adult supervision, is among a string of adventures planned by the Dakota Horizon Council. The idea is to create new skills, new friendships and offer outdoor activities.