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GetFresh Vintage


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Sue Whitney, owner of GetFresh Vintage, stands along side two of the Farkle sisters who help her in the new shop in Lanesboro. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

Many people are familiar with the expression, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” and this may just be the case for those shoppers who find themselves entering Lanesboro’s recently opened store called GETFRESH Vintage. Sue Whitney, the store’s owner, opened the Lanesboro shop back in August and has been serving the unique tastes of her customers for the past few months. However, Whitney’s parent company, titled JunkMarket, has been in operation even longer. Through her series of books and television interview appearances, Whitney expresses her passion for creativity through her one of a kind creations found for sale in her store.

Upon walking into GETFRESH Vintage, one will find three differently themed rooms. The first contains a very diverse selection of items for individuals to find inspiration and come up with ideas of their own for decorating their homes. The vintage look consists of many different style ideas. The second room is more for organic design featuring themes of nature, and will change with the season. The third and final room is a kick-back room, where Whitney plans on keeping it like a sitting room where she can serve customers blended teas and other compliments as they are shopping. She has a future goal to open an outdoor addition using the garage portion of the building.

Where Whitney gets her ideas is fascinating. When asked how she develops her ideas, she joked, “I don’t sleep at night.” And while that may be true, all of her customers can be assured she utilizes her creative mind to come up with the majority of her own ideas. Sue Whitney works to satisfy the needs of people in her product. As she is inspired by fashion and interior design she makes use of “pretty and practical” objects that she finds. She also urges people to look at what they have and how they can utilize it.

GETFRESH Vintage is a launch for Sue Whitney, making her goals into a complete circle. Before deciding to bring her business to Lanesboro, she looked at various small towns for about a year before she made her decision. After seeing the opportunity to collaborate with other businesses such as the Commonweal Theatre and the Chamber of Commerce, she knew that this was the location for her as she loves the small-town atmosphere and scenery. She also commented on how warmly she has been received by the community.

For the future of GETFRESH, Sue Whitney plans on closing for t .....
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2012 Holiday Inn Tour in Lanesboro

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Although the citizens of Fillmore County are awaiting a couple of inches of snow to get them into the holiday spirit, the bed and breakfast owners and inn keepers in Lanesboro kicked off the festive season with the annual Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tou ..... 
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Not your ordinary Joe

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers A large benefit was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, for Joe Rodgers from Lanesboro, Minn. with many activities that occurred throughout the day to benefit Joe and his wife Sue. Joe, who was employed by the City of Lanesboro u ..... 
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Lanesboro High School Class of 1942

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Lanesboro High School Class of 1942 held their 70th class reunion at Judy’s Country Kitchen in Peterson October 23. Members left to right are Hazel (Holtet) Riehl, Eleanor (Johnson) Davidson, Lois (Bremseth) Peterson, Robert Lawstuen, (Irving) ..... 
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GETFRESH Girl’s Weekend

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

A group of Ladies in Lanesboro wanted to help children and the rest, as they say, is history. Or, at least it will be, after the weekend of November 2, 3, and 4, 2012. The GETFRESH Girl’s Weekend is for women to do what they like to do: shopping, ..... 
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A Dog Spot in Lanesboro

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

There is a business in Lanesboro, Minn. that is for the dogs. “A Dog Spot” is a small boarding facility for canines. The business is owned by Jill Kelly, Shalise Keating and Sandy Cattanach, who have been involved with dogs their entire lives. ..... 
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Buffalo Bill Days 2012

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers Weather played an important role in this year’s Buffalo Bill Days celebration in Lanesboro, Minn. With activities getting started on Friday in some brisk wind, and Saturday being slightly soggy. Sunday, however, was “a beautifu ..... 
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Wounded veteran sale running for second consecutive year

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

During a time of unsettled conflict in the world, recognition to those who defend our country cannot be given too often. However, wounded veterans need more than just recognition, and that is why River Rats Outfitters is continuing its Wounded Veter ..... 
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Ice cream parlor in Lanesboro takes you to “Another Time”

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Jul 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

If you’ve traveled down Parkway Avenue in a car, walked down the sidewalk, or taken a bike along the Root River Trail, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a new vibrant shade of pink decorating the historic downtown. Ron and Kathy Kasten have ..... 
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