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15 Dec 18
fox8.com

CLEVELAND–We’re halfway through the month of December, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays. Magic of Lights Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Nov. 16 through Dec. 31, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. General admission for a standard vehicle starts at […]

14 Dec 18
Knight Life News

The Loy Norrix Forensics Team has been a large part of junior Riley Dominianni’s high school career since the start. Before coming to Norrix, Dominianni participated in many theatrical productions. Because she enjoyed acting, she quickly joined the forensics team when she arrived at Loy Norrix. “I’ve always liked acting and I thought it [forensics] […]

13 Dec 18
All of Algonquin

For those who don’t know, I live in Ottawa. It’s a great place to settle down. The vibe is kind of a mix of big city and small town and there’s green space everywhere. It takes me 15 minutes to get from my front door to Gatineau Provincial Park, 20 minutes to get to a […]

11 Dec 18
portage media

  Although the next years Imatranajo is still a good few months away, the arrangements are already in full swing to bring an even more varied calendar of events to the rapidly popular closed roads event near to the Russian border. Imatra is one of those mythical racing beasts that hosted Grand Prix and European […]

11 Dec 18
24/7 Wall St.

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s will close a number of its stores between now and the end of its fiscal year, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to cut its national footprint.

09 Dec 18
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09 Dec 18
Twin Cities
Research might be helpful before any more social-justice warriors take a pen to the editor and reveal themselves to be wholly uninformed about the paintings in the chambers of the St. Paul City Council. A presumption of racism has been assigned to the artist, John Warner Norton, born in 1876, a muralist based in Chicago but a man who traveled the world and spent considerable time with people — Native Americans — whom his critics seem to think he debased. Norton was also an admirer of Diego Rivera, a famed Mexican muralist who also was an atheist and a Marxist, which would seem to score him some points with the local progressives. The point being that the terribly self-important among us are not only comfortable white-washing history, they apparently are just as comfortable justifying discrediting the artist because he was inconveniently enough born white. Norton’s works appeared in universities, town halls, banks, newspapers, churches, private residences. Norton is responsible, for example, for a mural in the bank president’s office of the National Farmers’ Bank in Owatonna, Minn., a famous bank, one of Louis Sullivan’s “jewel box” designs. Norton worked with architects and private parties. He worked with major institutions. His work is at Notre Dame. Norton’s mural for the Chicago Daily News, which he considered his best, painted in 1929, is now crated and in storage due to changes in the building over the years, crated and stored the way some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s rooms have been spared. My knowledge of art is insufficient enough to corroborate Doug Nielsen’s contention that “our art education is lacking. People in powerful places don’t know a damn thing.” Nielsen is the proprietor of the Grand Hill Gallery, a framing shop and boutique art gallery. He informed me that he would take the paintings out of City Hall and display them if it ever came to that. “At that time in our history,” Nielsen said, “it would have been an honor to be displayed in that building.” By which Nielsen meant the Ramsey County Courthouse, which houses the city council chambers, which houses the city council people who didn’t do any homework but now know Norton’s intent better than he did. On the city government’s own website, not only are Norton’s works shown, but they are described with what appears to be I suppose by now an outdated expression of pride. From Norton’s biography: “From the South to the North, Norton traveled to St. Paul where his four designs were placed in the Council Chambers of the Ramsey County Court House and City Hall. For these murals, still extant, Norton translated his admiration for the worker into mural decorations. In a letter to Thomas Ellerbe, he related his idea of using the workers to symbolize the four important activities responsible for the town: the river, railroads, farms and builders. ‘I want them to be a sort of glorification of the ordinary guy who packed the canoes on the old portage, stacked the grain, drove the spikes and mixed the concrete.’ The concept was borrowed from the Rivera murals he saw in Mexico while traveling with his youngest daughter Nancy. Here, both were exposed to the Mexican mural movement as they saw murals by Diego Rivera in Mexico City and Cuernavaca. Norton’s works during this period indicated that he would have been closely aligned with America’s own mural movement during the Works Progress Administration. Had Norton lived a decade longer who knows what he might have accomplished. But even with his Minnesota murals he began losing ground to his health. His assistant Tom Lea had to complete these murals when Norton became too ill.” [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] St. Paul got almost the last of Norton’s work. He died in 1934, two years after the completion of the St. Paul work. And now we are governed by people who intend to dishonor the ordinary guy that Norton portrayed.
08 Dec 18
South County News

Jill Stacy (Puvogel) Adamski, 53, Hickory Corners, died Nov. 11, after a courageous battle against cancer. Jill, the daughter of Jeffrey P. and Jane C. (Lundy) Puvogel, was born in Royal Oak August 13, 1965 and was a 1983 graduate of Vicksburg High School. She graduated from MSU’s James Madison College in 1987 with a […]

08 Dec 18
Global News

Vancouver motorists are paying at least $1.27 per litre. In Edmonton, the cheapest price is 87.9 cents a litre.

08 Dec 18
allspiritualsolutions.com

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08 Dec 18
Allspiritualsolutions.com

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