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Country Coffee Talk 1.05.15


By Jeanette Schmidt

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Social Scenes

Here we are in the month of January 2015, named after the Roman god Janus, who had two faces…one allowed him to look forward into the coming year and one backwards into the past year. Typically, January is the coldest month of the year and the Vikings didn’t make the playoffs. The resolutions have probably been broken, that healthy diet might already be history and the new exercise program may be on the skids. But wait….there happens to be a special date for breaking those resolutions which you haven’t yet accomplished or the ones you gave up on…it’s Jan. 17 called “Ditch the New Year’s Resolution Day”!! No guilt, if you wait until that date.

Seems January is the official month for a number of designated events….who knew. Somebody has come up with one or more event for each day of the month, starting with Jan 1, “New Year’s Day”. This is the date to look ahead with positive beginnings.

Jan. 3 is the date for you, if you were lucky enough to get a fruitcake for Christmas – “Fruit Cake Toss Day” with no guilty feelings. Also, on Jan. 3 is a favorite one of mine - “Festival of Sleep Day” – after the holidays it’s a day to recharge. You don’t have to feel guilty at all, if you sleep in or just sleep all day on this date. The surgeon general has even determined that sleeping is good for your health.

Jan. 5 just happens to be “National Whipped Cream Day”, which falls on the birthday of Reddi-wip founder (1946), Aaron Lapin. Since this date celebrates whipped cream’s contribution to the dessert world, I’m going to share a yummy whipped cream frosting recipe…one that doesn’t melt at room temperature.

Bake your favorite cake and frost it with this frosting. Then sit back and have a cup of coffee and dream of where you will go to celebrate Jan. 8, which just happens to be “National Male Watchers Day”…some place warm on a beach sounds good to me! (Sorry guys, no girl watchers day was listed).

These are just a few of the unusual events in January. There’s too many to list here though, as there are 31 of them!





Whipped Cream Frosting (good dip for fresh fruit too)



•1 (8 ounce) reduced fat cream cheese (softened)

•½ cup white sugar

•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•½ teaspoon almond extract

•2 cups heavy whi .....
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A View From the Woods - Easing Up

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

Easing Up In the depths of winter, a gardener may be grateful for the respite from labor, but our thoughts turn toward the coming spring. Seed catalogs beckon and we dream of creating a better garden next year. We are all growing older, and our b ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeks new VISTA partner sites

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

Do you need an extra hand in creating capacity and support in your organization? Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is seeking proposals from organizations ..... 
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Becky's Food Tales

By Becky Hoff

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

I make my dog wear a Christmas sweater (and other holiday traditions) The Christmas season is such a crazy-busy time! Shopping, baking, travel plans, holiday parties, sending out cards- I could go on, but we all know what we have on our plates th ..... 
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Festive Christmas events planned at Historic Lenora Church

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

During the Advent and Christmas Season, festive events are planned at the historic (1856) Lenora United Methodist Church located in the small Fillmore County Village of Lenora. The wood stove with crackle with heat on winter, snowy nights and the oi ..... 
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Happenings in Henrytown

By Winifred Eiken

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

Josh Smith entertained Schultz family Sunday for brunch at Wings in Dorchester, Iowa in honor of his mom, Theresa Newgard’s birthday. Grandpa Gary and Gramma Pat were also guests of the family celebration. Diane Schultz (Mrs. Norman), Pleasant Grov ..... 
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Birth announcement - Maya Marie Olson

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Maya Marie Olson was born November 24, 2014 to Matt and Lindsey Olson of Chatfield. Maya weighed 6 lb, 14 oz and was 19.5” long. Grandparents are Bill & Diane Wojtkiewicz of Preston, Glenda Olson of Spring Valley.

Country Coffee Talk

By Jeanette Schmidt

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

It’s time to put out the welcome mat and set the table for the birds. Winter in Minn. can be a difficult time for us and for our feathered friends with windy days and cold nights. Turns out bird feeding can be very enjoyable and therapeutic for us ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Mila Aryn Topness

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Mila Aryn Topness Mila Aryn was born October 24, 2014 to Aaron and Erin Topness of Lanesboro. Mila weighed 8 lb 3 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Betty Ehler, Jim Ehler, and Gene & Vicky Topness.
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