The Virginia Historical Society is the place to go for Virginia history. Tucker Nelson took time to chat and educate us on Virginia history and some famous folks who called Virignia home. In this segment of Let's Visit, Tucker tell us about famous Virginians Cleto Burnetii and Robert Mondavi.
The Virginia Historical Society is the place to go for Virginia history. Tucker Nelson took time to chat and educate us on Virginia history and some famous folks who called Virignia home. In this segment of Let’s Visit, Tucker tell us about famous Virginians Cleto Burnetii and Robert Mondavi.
Mary McReynolds is the Executive Director of Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia. In this segment of Let’s Visit, she tells us all about the Lyric Center, its past life as an opera house and the plans for the future to breathe life back into it and create more venues for theater and arts experiences in Virginia!
“The only constant is the change… The state of Minnesota just built Minnesota’s tallest highway bridge. This bridge is an amazing thing to walk on… You can walk across the Rouchleau pit and you can look across and see the old strata in the walls and it’s very cool… in the winter, during the snow storm you can walk out there and it’s just so calm and peaceful, in the spring you can hear the water trickling down the sides of the mine pit. In the summer it’s green and lush and you can hear the breeze rustling the leaves and in the fall with the colors – the oranges and browns and reds and yellows…it’s just an amazing opportunity that some people will never have and we have it right here in our city limits. It’s just so cool to know that that’s there.” – Steven Johnson
“It was interesting to think about moving back home, because … when you’re from a small town and you go off to college, you always say, ‘i’m never going back, I’m going on to bigger cities’… But, it’s nice to come back to what you’re comfortable with…Virginia is now pushing towards a stronger arts community…You can see things building up and I wanted to be part of the build up.” – Amber Johnson
Amber Johnson grew up on the range and returned to open a dance studio in downtown Virginia, MN. She loves her job and her community. She discusses her love of both in this segment of Let’s Visit.
“I’ts just home and loving…It really is the epitome of a casserole dish…comfortable….When you look around and get involved in everything you see that this is actually a really cool place to live.” – Amber Johnson
Flushing the kidney with plants
Treating infection with roots
Teas that assist with ailments
This Youth in Radio Podcast features Ben Bartholomew talking about his love for music on vinyl.
Bigfork, MN is a remote, naturally beautiful community in northern Minnesota. With the Bigfork River running right through this small town that is surrounded by lakes, the remote area is a natural vacation destination for people looking to spend time at their family cabin, camp in a state park, fish, kayak, and truly get away from stresses of modern life. In a surprise twist, this little community is also a prime location to take in some high caliber art and theater. Bigfork, with a population of less than 500, also boasts a state of the art medical facility equipped with modern options for people in all stages of advancing age and medical diagnoses.
The tiny town of Bigfork has a big heart. With its deep, logging history at the soul of the community, both winter and summer recreation seem to breathe a new life into the area today. It’s a place where locals are proud and long term and visitors tend to return.
This month’s Let’s Visit segments arose from an afternoon spent with lifelong area resident Gail Blackmer and newbie resident of around 30 years Marcie Lindgren. Gail and Marcie discussed Bigfork history as well as the social and economic impact of the Edge Center for the Arts and the benefits of Bigfork’s state of the art medical facility.
The Edge Center for the Arts started as an idea back in 1992. It’s been housed in its own state of the art facility attached to the Bigfork High School and has been open for business for close to 15 years now. The Edge Center Theater has created opportunities for people in Bigfork and the surrounding areas to experience orchestras, ballets, operas, theater and much much more. In this segment of Let’s Visit, Marcie Lindgen gives a tour and history lesson of the theater facility while sharing her passion and excitement for everything the Edge Center theater brings to the area.
” We live in a competitive world, but traditionally we are not a competitive people. Our heritage is to share our wealth. Our heritage is humility. Our ancestors shared their belongings and food when times were good and knew they could depend on others when times were bad. Having a giveaway and sharing your wealth is not uncommon with Native American people who have been honored in some way.
“But there is a difference between humility and hurt. I remember being called an apple when I went on to college. Red on the outside and white on the inside. You think you’re better than we are. You act like you’re white.”