Do you know what you get when you cross a creative type with another creative type? You get a fiercely right-brained kid. In our case we got two of them in our twin 8-year-old daughters, Ariana and Talia. (Could be three. The jury’s still out on our 4-year-old son.)RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD – Vocalist and Moorhead native Barbara Schramm has performed in Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center. She lived in Europe for more than 20 years, where she attended the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and built a career as a vocalist.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO - When an institution in the community shuts its doors for three weeks, it’s a big deal. Sandy’s Donuts owner Mark Ostlund saw that firsthand recently when his West Fargo shop was closed for renovations, before they opened back up on Nov. 12.RELATED CONTENT
Volunteer coordinator: ‘We are very confident’ about reaching that goal
The local Salvation Army kicked off this year’s Red Kettle Campaign on Wednesday, with a fundraising goal of $825,000.
Local entrepreneur Flach finding success at mall with local shops that only look corporate but offer products in demand
FARGO - To look at the glowing red sign above Rising Bread Co. and the generally polished look of the place, you might think it was one of those slick corporate outfits so common at United States malls.RELATED CONTENT
BARNESVILLE, Minn. - With Election Day just around the corner, politicians banter endlessly about how to spur growth and get the economy back on track.RELATED CONTENT
My son, Will, was probably about 1-and-a-half or 2 years old when I snapped one of my favorite photos of him. There’s a sweet little smile on his face as he stands at the end of a farmstead driveway. The gravel road that runs perpendicular to that path stretches long and straight as an arrow into the distance behind him.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - When Trisha Nemzek’s mother returns to California from visits to Duluth, she saves room in her suitcase for some treasure from the Breadsmith store in Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
Handful of Fargo-Moorhead businesses accepting Pay with Square
MOORHEAD – Matt Hansen doesn’t like to carry his wallet when he’s out biking. And thanks to the Pay with Square app on his iPhone, he doesn’t have to – even if he wants a cup of coffee along the way.
I’m an old man. More specifically, I’m an old dad. It became official Aug. 13 on the way back from visiting family in Wisconsin.RELATED CONTENT
Dear Readers: My e-mail box has lately been bombarded with news releases describing new electronic wonders that will help our aging population. Some of these devices sound interesting, and some are just new twists on old ideas.
Dear Readers: One of the rewards of what I do is that I learn so much from readers. I was talking with Anna, a woman who is both a reader and a friend. She’s been having a tough time because her in-laws, whom she dearly loves, are both having health problems. The whole family has been struggling, as most of us do when faced with the reality of an elder’s final journey.
Dear Carol: My mom is in her 70s and is alert and fairly healthy. She has arthritis, which causes her quite a bit of pain. I’d like to see her be more active, as I think it would be better for her overall, but she says she doesn’t feel like it.
Dear Readers: In-home care agencies are abundant in the metro area. Some are local only, and others are locally owned franchises. As with all care services, if you are looking for in-home care, ask for references. Also, as with all care options, it never hurts to stop by from time to time, to check on how care is going.
Dear Carol: My mother is still able to live alone. I know she needs more help than I can give her, as I work full time. I’d like to see her have more company and more activities during the day but am not sure how to go about it. Any ideas? – Roger
Dear Carol: My dad is living in his own home, which he claims is what he wants, but he’s living in squalor.
Dear Carol: My dad had a severe stroke and is in a very good nursing home. He was a military man and always rather rigid. I cringe when aides in the home use terms of endearment like “Hon.”
Dear Readers: I’ve had the opportunity to review a new organizer for legal papers such as a will, power of attorney and health directive, along with bank accounts and other information a person’s legal heirs may need, and I’m quite taken with this model.
Dear Readers: Some of you in North Dakota have received a brochure from the Department of Health and Human Services titled “Own Your Future: Planning for Long-Term Care.”
Dear Readers: My sister was told by a colleague that this woman’s mother, who was viewing “The Lawrence Welk Show” on public television, has mentioned something to the effect that “Lawrence Welk looks wonderful. He just doesn’t age!” While most of us know that Welk died in 1992, we also know that his music lives on.