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.
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.