Trond Knudegaard's blog

Vintage Aprons

Mary Mulari came to the Grand Rapids Area Public Library this week to have a show and tell about vintage aprons. These traditional garbs bring out fond memories and stories of women from the past who used them. Aprons tell women’s history through a common garment cover-up that might too often be forgotten.

Poverty

Circles of Support hosted a Big View Community Engagement forum this week at the Blandin Foundation where the theme was Poverty in Itasca County. The program featured a list of presenters on the topic: Gail Beckman, Rob Foster, Emily Casey, Dale Jokinen and Linda Reed from KOOTASCA Community Action, Sue Estee from Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Pam Dowell from Project Care, and Ron Oleheiser and Jessyca Bardzel from Grace House.

Lunch with Legislators

The community had an opportunity to meet with some of the Itasca legislators on Friday for lunch and conversation at the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids. Senators Justin Eichorn and David Tomassoni along with Representatives Matt Bliss and Sandy Layman answered questions about the upcoming session. The discussion was moderated by Bud Stone.

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