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Kailey Hanson Times Intern It’s that time of year again. For its 15th anniversary, the Youth Performing Arts is presenting a production of “Godspell” from Aug. 22 through 24. “This 1971 musical by John-Michael Tebelak, with music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), is a YPA favorite, as it was the inaugural show back in 1999,” said [...]

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The final presentation in the Northern Lights Writers summer program series, “The 3 P’s for Writers,” will be promotion. These days, after a book is written and an avenue for publication found, the author is expected to market the book. This is true whether it is published in print with a traditional publisher, as an [...]

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Jerry Vitalis Chisago County Master Gardener Late August through early September is the time for planting new rhizomes and dividing those irises that have been in place for three to four years. If your iris did not bloom as well as they used to, it may be time divide them. This is a good time [...]

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Community Thread, a non-profit human service agency that has served Washington County and Western Wisconsin since 1967, has programs at the Stillwater and Bayport senior centers. In northern Washington County, however, manager Cathy Dyball receives many requests for transportation that she cannot fill. And the problem gets worse as the number of senior housing units [...]

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Kailey Hanson Times Intern In 1973, the Children’s Program of Northern Ireland (CPNI) was founded to give children of that region a chance to have a fun-filled summer across the Atlantic in Minnesota. Rosi O’Neill of Newtownards in Northern Ireland received the opportunity this summer and stayed with Tim and Megan Newcomb of Forest Lake, [...]

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Four thousand luminarias lit the Forest Lake High School track on Friday night as 14 teams and 172 participants helped surpass their goal of $100,000 by raising $110,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  Local Relay chairperson Nancy Rosman said the event’s “small, but mighty” crowd made for a “wonderful evening.” Though the [...]

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