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Food Matters by Kristin Hammaker More and more, I see the act of cooking as worthy in itself. That it should be valued for the experience it gifts us, and perhaps less so for the final product — the dish it produces. Like gardening, or other...

The Turkey Vulture

BIRDS IN PARTICULAR    by Halle O'Falvey The turkey vulture scavenges for its food but prefers the freshly dead. Its keen sense of smell can detect the earliest of gases emitting from death and decay, as it searches the lowlands for food. Add to this its...
VIEWS FROM THE GARDEN by Kent Peterson There is no doubt that we humans have an emotional relationship with insects. Thoughts ranging from the base reactions of love and fear to in some cases awe and understanding, to the knowledge that beautiful...
Linda Miller by Pat Tupper “If you can talk, you can write.” Linda Miller explained to me. The volunteer leader of a current West Seventh family history writing group continued, “Many people refuse to try to write because they are convinced that they have nothing to say or that no...
by Jerry Rothstein Lex Winger worked for most of last year to renovate and renew the historic “triangle and stone” building at Goodrich and West Seventh, once the location of the infamous Raquel’s Rap, a real stone in the neighborhood’s side. This year, he has been...
by Jerry Rothstein Winners of the third annual St. Paul Business Awards based on nominations from the community were announced by City Council and include two West Seventh enterprises. The award categories are Traditions, New Kid on the Block, Good Neighbor and People’s Choice. Waldmann Brewery...
Over the years, Minnesota and the Twin Cities have been shaped by many diverse immigrant populations. In the new banner exhibit, “Green Card Voices: Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories,” visitors can learn about the lives of people from 22 different countries — from Bangladesh to Cameroon to Bosnia and Herzegovina — who...
Artist Heather Friedli presents dreamlike and colorful abstract impressionist paintings for her traveling exhibition Minnesota Cloudscapes, opening May 4 at the Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul. Minnesota Cloudscapes is an effort to synthesize Friedli’s love for and experience in the natural world, and wilderness adventure travel. Those experiences,...