Miss Mary Of Sweden

19 Jul 19
Pilya Blog Magazine

*Flower Power* is NOW AVAILABLE. The price of 7 Euro each includes the sending fee within Germany only. Please do not miss this another Pilyamazing issue. Maraming, maraming salamat po.   PILYA BLOG Magazine’s “Flower Power” issue includes the following: 1. On June 15, 2019… the celebration of 121st Philippine Independence Day with MCI in […]

16 Jul 19
Flowers For Socrates

July 16th is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day * Personal Chef Day Corn Fritters Day Fresh Spinach Day World Snake Day _______________________________________ MORE! Ida B. Wells, Roald Amundsen and J.K. Rowling, click

11 Jul 19
The Ladies of Llangollen

Every once in a while I look up the holdings for the LLOYDS of ASTON HALL, OSWESTRY at the National Library of Wales. The parents of Louisa Lloyd were Lady Louis and Sir Eliab Harvey, of Rolls Park, Chigwell. The Harveys were neighbors and friends with the Smiths of Suttons (both Essex estates). A lot […]

11 Jul 19
Home of Understanding

I am certain that most of you are familiar with the vogue format of asking 73 questions to celebrities. This is nothing different, except it is meant for bloggers, who will have to answer the 73 questions that are asked. I was recently nominated byJordyn from The Chronically Unimaginable and Time to Talk for this […]

10 Jul 19
We'll Miss Our Cat

Bosnia and Herzegovina is stone Ottoman villages perched on hillsides over turquoise rivers. Bosnia is spectacular limestone mountains soaring above river valleys. Bosnia is ruined castles looking over vast stretches of countryside, splendid ancient fortresses where queens once resided. Bosnia is so much more than a war that the world largely ignored. Yet when most […]

09 Jul 19
Random Scottish History

The Seven Brothers, martyrs, 2d century. Saints Rufina and Secunda, virgins and martyrs, 3d century.   Born. – John Calvin, theologian, 1509, Noyon, Picardy; John Ernest Grabe, religious controversialist, 1666, Konigsberg.  Died. – Emperor Adrian, 138; Pope Benedict VII., 983; Pope Benedict VIII., 1024; Henry II. of France, 1559; William, first Prince of Orange, assassinated […]

07 Jul 19
Twin Cities
The sister cities to Chisago City, Lindstrom and Center City reside in Sweden, so it’s not surprising this trio of cities off U.S. 8 and just a 40-minute drive north of the Twin Cities has plenty of Scandinavian charm. The area is ripe with small, local businesses and eateries. Shopping ranges from high-quality crafters, such as a world famous clog brand, to women’s boutiques and home goods. While there, enjoy the great outdoors. The area is peppered with lakes and a picturesque water trail, for starters. CHISAGO CITY Tracy Nelson and Erik Nelson (no relation) work with rapid precision on clogs in the basement of Sven’s Factory Outlet which is world famous for its handmade clogs in a variety of styles and poppy colors for men, women & children Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Special to the Spaces: Craig Lassig) Not-to-be-missed is the famous Sven Factory Outlet. It’s a place where you can shop handmade Swedish-style clogs for children, women and men. The wooden-soled shoes come in many styles — slipper, high-heeled and boot. Shop the bargain racks or have custom clogs made in-house. Hop back in the car and head east, where you’ll run into Soderlund’s Wood Mill, located in a historic feed mill. The spot, run by two brothers, features carefully crafted custom signs, wood carvings and furniture, including bench swings for your porch. Just before exiting Chisago City, fine jewelry lovers may want to stop at Mueller Jewelers, where designer names, period pieces and trending pieces are among the offerings. Look for Lakeside Kitchens’ new showroom, opening soon. LINDSTROM Once you’ve arrived in Lindstrom, park your car and stroll the cluster of shops along Lake Boulevard. Start on the right side of the street. For shopping fashion, gifts and collectibles, start at In the Moment Boutique offering women’s clothing and accessories in a variety of styles and sizes. Gift items with Swedish flair are also in the mix. Continue east, where you’ll come across Skinners Fashions and Floral Creations By Tanika, where contemporary apparel ranging from leisure wear to dressy attire easily melds with gift items and floral arrangements. Continue to the Chisago County Historical Society, provides a glimpse of the area’s rich history and hosts a shop with candy and gifts. Next, make your way to Rose’s Collectibles featuring collectibles and vintage items. Jewelry, records and coins are part of the eclectic mix here. On the next block, The Merry Peddlers is a one-stop shop to nab a carefully curated selection of home, bath, body and gift items. Artist Joe Manus’ unique chair is featured at Gustaf’s Up North Galleries which offers 6,000 square feet to browse art that gives an ode to the Northland. Artists are a mix of local, regional and national artists. The spot also features classic and contemporary Scandinavian gifts Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Special to the Spaces: Craig Lassig) When shopping in Lindstrom, Gustaf’s Up North Galleries is not to be missed. The 6,000-square-foot space carries an assortment of quality items. Browse art from a mix of local, regional and national artists, including pieces that pay homage to the Northland. Shop for wall art, pottery and wood furniture with midcentury modern flair. The spot also stocks contemporary Scandinavian gifts and accessories. On the same block, the occasional sale store Picket Fence Gals also is worth a stop when it’s open a few days each month. While the selection among the store’s two buildings couldn’t be more different and wide-ranging — antique, vintage, repurposed pieces as well as collectibles and gift items — they have one thing in common: a great eye for design. The Oven Mitt offers quality kitchen wares and gadgets for everything from prepping and cooking to mixing cocktails and even cleaning upTuesday, April 16, 2019. (Special to the Spaces: Craig Lassig) Cross the street for more shops along Lake Boulevard. Homespun Treasures is just what the name implies — a place to score handcrafted pieces. Jewelry, woven baskets, baby clothes and apparel made with alpaca wool are part of the lineup. Next, continue to The Oven Mitt, offering quality kitchen wares and gadgets for everything from cooking to mixing cocktails to cleaning up. Next, Rural Design Co., which shares an entrance with Lakes Barbershop, is not only a clothing boutique but a place to score gift items, including custom work. Antiques lovers won’t want to miss the Lindstrom Antique Mall, boasting two stories and more than 9,000 square feet of retail. The vast selection from the more than 30 dealers includes jewelry, vintage clothes, books, kitchen and serving ware, furniture and collectibles. Lindstrom Sweet Shoppe/Tea Company and Miss Elsie’s Yarnery/Cottage Gifts/Pam’s Painting Parties are all housed in the same plaza, offering plenty of variety to shop gifts all under one roof Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Special to the Spaces: Craig Lassig) Multiple businesses share one space in the building that houses Cottage Gifts, Miss Elsie’s Yarnery, Tea & Sweet Shoppe, Pam’s Painting Classes and Parties and Crimson Dragon Games. A sign outside gives a glimpse of the eclectic mix of offerings: gifts, home decor, garden decor, lotions, candies, loose leaf teas, yarns, games, free knitting and crochet classes, as well as painting parties and classes. CENTER CITY Head to Center City, just east of Lindstrom, for more quality shopping and browsing. The Summit House monthly artisan market emphasizes repurposed pieces as well as local creations. Home decor, bath, beauty and jewelry are just some of the finds. And the offerings are even more endless now that Summit House has expanded to host Market in the Theater, a market held once a month upstairs in the historic vaudeville theater. Next door, The Little Bit Shop is all about thrifting at bargain prices. Offerings range from clothing to books and kitchenware to decor. EAT AND DRINK U.S. 8 is also home to plenty of places to eat and drink. In Chisago City, The Northern Lake Tavern & Grill offers a wide range of casual fare such as sandwiches, burgers, tacos and flatbread pizza. Some fancier knife-and-fork entrees such as steak and fish also make up the menu. Uncommon Loon Brewery is a place to go grab a brewski Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Special to the Spaces: Craig Lassig) If you’re wanting beer or wine, Chisago City has you covered in this area, too. Uncommon Loon Brewery features a rotating beer list with plenty of IPAs, stouts and ales. The city is also home to Chisago County’s first estate winery, Winehaven Winery. Take in the 50-acre hillside property while tasting red, white, fruit and honey (mead) wines. In Lindstrom, Swedish Inn has been a longtime destination for its menu of breakfast all day as well as sandwiches, burgers and homestyle plates in a diner feel. One of the newest additions to the Lindstrom dining scene, Gustaf’s on Main Eatery in the historic Gustaf Anderson red brick house offers plenty of charm. The menu emphasizes local and organic fare and includes breakfast items, soups, salads, sandwiches and ice cream. The casual Northwoods Roasterie serves up java, as well as Norweigan waffles that have a cult following. Teas, cider, cocoa, sandwiches and bagels are among the offerings, too. To quench your thirst or satisfy your sweet tooth, consider Fearless Nutrition, featuring a three-course nutrition flight of aloe shots, teas and shakes for $8. Down the hall in the same building, Anderson’s Ice Cream Shoppe is a place to get scoops of ice cream in a cone or cup. There’s also some food shopping to be had in the area. Fans who miss the brats from the former Glockenspiel on West Seventh Street in St. Paul can rejoice. There’s still a place to get them. The family that runs Deutschland Meats was a supplier and also ran the restaurant during its later years. Stock up on German specialties, the brats in particular. The problem will be which variety to choose from among the classic and those made with gummy bears or riesling. On warm weather days, you might even spot the cart outside where you can sample Deutschland Meats’ specialty items. Next, cross the street and grab some buns for those brats — not to mention Scandinavian doughnuts, cookies, banana bread and cinnamon bread — at Lindstrom Bakery. There’s even a seating area if you want to eat your food purchase on site rather than take it to go. A portrait of Mary Eichten hangs over the cheese display at Eichten’s Bistro & Market. Joe and Mary Eichten started the business in 1976 Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Special to the Spaces: Craig Lassig) In Center City, several more restaurants await. A favorite is Eichten’s Bistro & Market for its quaint atmosphere and top-notch bison burgers. While there, head to the adjoining market and shop gourmet gift baskets that include meats and cheeses from the local brand. Another spot we suggest is the Grumpy Minnow, which offers a large menu with something for everyone. Our recommendation is the satisfying pan-fried walleye, but there are also breakfast items, burgers, pastas and steaks. Other options include Pizza Pub Restaurant for pizza, pasta and more. And Al’s Center Saloon for burgers and pizza. PLAY A visit to the area wouldn’t be complete without taking time out to enjoy the outdoors. In Chisago City, consider the Farmer’s Market on Fridays during the warm weather months for food, art and music. Or, enjoy the area’s lakes. A few suggestions are to perch at Lindstrom Beach Park to take in views of South Lindstrom Lake. Or, enjoy time on the water by renting a kayak, canoe or paddle board from Captain Shawn’s Charters. Explore the Chisago Lakes Water Trail of more than 10 lakes along a 10-mile stretch. Another option for an afternoon of leisure is to swing by the Chisago County Historical Society in Lindstrom and take in some of the area’s rich history. Exhibits rotate regularly. Or turn your daytrip into a weekend stay at the lovely Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast. SHOP Chisago City Mueller Jewelers, 11425 Brink Ave.; 651-213-1010; muellerjewelers.com Soderlund’s Wood Mill, 10670 South Ave.; 651-246-4085; soderlundswoodmill.com Sven Factory Outlet, 10000 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-4591; svensclogs.com Lindstrom Chisago County Historical Society, 12795 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-5310; chisagocountyhistory.org Cottage Gifts/Miss Elsie’s Yarnery/Tea & Sweet Shoppe/Pam’s Painting Classes and Parties/Crimson Dragon Games, 12710 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-6199 Gustaf’s Up North Galleries, 13025 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-1821; gustafsupnorthgallery.com Homespun Treasures, 12810 Lake Blvd.; 651-307-2243 In the Moment Boutique, 12745 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-9855; inthemomentboutique.com Lindstrom Antique Mall, 12740 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-3340; facebook.com/Lindstrom-Antique-Mall-153467711380921 Picket Fence Gals, 13075 Lake Blvd.; 651-334-1444; picketfencegals.net Rose’s Collectibles, 12815 Lake Blvd.; 612-775-3930 or 612-636-8608; facebook.com/-roses.collectibles.3 Rural Design Co., 12770 Lake Blvd.; ruraldesignco.net Skinners Fashions and Floral Creations by Tanika, 12775 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-1110 The Merry Peddlers, 12841 Lake Blvd.; 651-408-5317; facebook.com/pages/category/Gift-Shop/The-Merry-Peddlers-1565428173699092 The Oven Mitt, 12780 Lake Blvd.; 651-213-3310; theovenmittshop.com Center City The Summit House, 332 Summit Ave., 651-317-9071; facebook.com/thesummithouseboutique The Little Bit Shop, 324 Summit Ave.; 651-257-4290; thelittlebitshop.com EAT Al’s Center Saloon, 325 Summit Ave., Center City; 651-257-5757; alscentersaloon.com Anderson’s Ice Cream Shoppe, 12710 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom; 651-401-5394; andsicecream.com Deutschland Meats, 12825 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom; 651-257-1128 Eichten’s Bistro & Market, 16440 Lake Blvd., Center City; 651-257-1566 Fearless Nutrition, 12710 Lake Blvd.; Lindstrom; facebook.com/-fearlessnutritionlindstrom Grumpy Minnow, 300 Andrews Ave., Center City; 651-257-6446; grumpyminnow.com Gustaf’s on Main Eatery, 13045 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom; 651-263 0737; gustafseatery.com Lindstrom Bakery, 12830 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom; 651-257-1374; facebook.com/Lindstrom-Bakery-Inc-120703007945281 Northwoods Roasterie, 12710 N. First Ave., Lindstrom; 651-257-5240; northwoodsroasterie.com Pizza Pub Restaurant, 345 Summit Ave.; 651-213-3313; mypizzapub.com Swedish Inn, 12678 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom, 651-257-2571; facebook.com/-Swedish-Inn-115562678470817 The Northern Lake Tavern & Grill, 10470 South Ave.; Chisago City; 651-257-0100; thenorthernlaketavern.com Uncommon Loon Brewery, 10825 Lake Blvd.; 651-321-4468; uncommonloonbrewing.com Winehaven Winery, 10020 Deer Garden Lane, Chisago City; 651-257-1017; winehaven.com PLAY Captain Shawn’s Charters, 12565 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom; 651-769-3343; captainshawnchartersandrental.com Chisago Lakes Water Trail, accessed through two trailheads: east trailhead at Kichisaga Park on South Center Lake, south of Lindstrom; west trailhead, at the Green Lake DNR boat landing in Chisago City. Lindstrom Beach Park, South Lindstrom Lake Lindstrom Farmers’ Market, 13060 Lake Blvd., Lindstrom; chisagolakeschamber.com Chisago County Historical Society, 12795 Lake Blvd.; 651-257-5310; chisagocountyhistory.org [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
06 Jul 19
Flowers For Socrates

July 6th is: U.S. Currency Day * International Kissing Day Hand Roll (Sushi) Day * National Fried Chicken Day ______________________________________ MORE! Jan Hus, Bessie Head and Earl Warren, click

05 Jul 19
Virtual Festival of Songs

Tie breaks are decided according to official EBU rules. Only the original song titles appear here, always transcripted in the latin alphabet. Translations to english are not provided unless they are part of the original song title. 1. Armenia (Avat): Sevak Amroyan – ”Yarkhushta” (122p) 2. Portugal (Dimitris): Stereossauro ft. Gisela João – “Vento” (112p) 3. Brazil (Dino): Mallu Magalhães – […]

04 Jul 19

LYON, France (July 2, 2019) – Before a captivated audience of 53,512 fans at Stade de Lyon, the U.S. Women’s National Team battled past England, ranked No. 3 in the World, with a 2-1 triumph that secures the USA a record fifth appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. On her 30th birthday Alex […]

04 Jul 19

INTOWN REPORT for 7/3/19 – 7/10/19 THURSDAY, 7/4 5 Star Bar – Cosmic Kitten, Aelish Cinema Bar – Dan Janisch, + Ben Vaughn Trio Gallagher’s Pub HB – Liquid Groove & Friends, + Ray Goren Highland Park Bowl – Los Bolos (members of FIDLAR and Together Pangea), Gabriel Delicious, + Grave Flowers (Gabe Flores of […]

01 Jul 19

Births (and deaths) seem to have picked up a bit today, so without any further ado, we kick proceedings off with sort of Norwegian of the day as Christian II King of Denmark and Norway who ruled for a few years before swopping sides and ruling Sweden for a few more years ventured forth in […]

30 Jun 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

On March 26, 2006, Ed Carpenter hit the wall in Turn 2 during the morning warmups for the IndyCar season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The caution came out, and several cars safely made it past. Paul Dana didn’t. He slammed into Carpenter’s car at 176 mph. The impact ripped Dana’s car in half and sent […]

30 Jun 19

CLOSE The Urban Chalkboard is a combination coffee shop and kids’ play area in Carmel run by Tonya Bergeson-Dana and business partner Jessica Beer. Robert Scheer/IndyStar On March 26, 2006, Ed Carpenter hit the wall in Turn 2 during the morning warmups for the IndyCar season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The caution came out, and […]