May 1, 2012
“We should’ve brought gloves,” said Lisa Mullen to her niece Larissa Olson as they poked their fingers through thorny bushes near a house on Gilmore Avenue in Winona, Minn. The two aren’t spending the day gardening; they are searching for hidden treasures.
June 12, 2011
Rhubarb is botanically a vegetable - not a fruit - and is a member of the buckwheat family. To many cooks and gardeners, rhubarb stands for all that is homegrown and homemade. It is welcome as one of the first fresh foods widely available after a long winter. It is especially user-friendly since with just a little care and feeding a plant can be productive for a few decades or more. It is often used in old fashioned pies, crisps, cobblers,...
April 5, 2011
Two Saint Mary's University students host class project to raise funds for Japan's tsunami and hurricane relief at Ed's (No Name) Bar in Winona
During the early morning hours of March 11, Erika Terashima was in Japan video chatting with a friend from Oregon.
August 9, 2010
Two days of music filled Winona's downtown in over 14 venues, and the community responded with ticket sales and excitement
The inaugural Mid West Music Fest wrapped up July 31 following a final performance of more than 80 bands by The 757’s at the Masonic Temple in Winona, Minn. The music festival’s founder, Sam Brown, said the festival exceeded his expectations.
The day before the festival, Brown said his nerves were getting the best of him as he contemplated the success of the festival. Then, he thought back on the past six months of work and realized...
July 26, 2010
Tonight at 7:00 PM in the WSU Performing Arts Center: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's James Edmondson and Carol Mayo Jenkins (well-known for her recurring role on the hit television series, "Fame") share scenes, soliloquies, and stories in "Works in Progress."
Two great American artists up close and personal for one...night only! Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.
June 22, 2010
Approximately 300 alumni, family and friends will return to their alma mater for Saint Mary’s Homecoming festivities
Each year during summer Homecoming festivities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota honors outstanding alumni.
This year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient is Dr. Jane (Weydert ’86) Homeyer of Reston, Va. Lasallian Service Awards will go to James Cunningham ’49 of Coos Bay, Ore., and Christine (Coglianese’ 93) Collins of Orland Park, Ill. Additionally, Timothy Horan ’70 of Plymouth, Minn., will receive...
March 11, 2010
Sam Brown, a 25-year-old AmeriCorps member, decided in February to establish a music festival here in Winona called the Mid West Music Fest that will be held July 30-31
September 18, 2009
For one local farm, bringing people together around homegrown produce and wood-fired pizzas is a daily passion
Before Smith Gardens, Anna Gilmer, age 2 1/2, had never seen a live chicken.
As the small girl passed between the large play sets, a hammock, a sand pit, fenced in rabbits and chickens, and a mosaic of blankets and picnic chairs littered throughout the green backyard, she couldn’t help but stop and pick a dandelion and blow a wish.
The Gilmer family lives in Winona and has been attending the weekly Smith Gardens’ wood-fired...