Reflections as Campers Rejoin the Real World

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In the past weeks, parents have welcomed back their children from summer camp. They had been looking forward to hugging their tired, tan bodies and hearing their children’s voices, hoarse from ruach-filled singing. Our kids came home with piles of laundry and the clay sculptures they made in art. They came home carrying with them […]

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Learning The Idiosyncrasies Of Fatherhood

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My dad isn’t on social media, so I figured I’d go a little more longform. He likes to Google me sometimes too…so now he’ll have this to find. I really like words and there are some that just stick with you. One of my all-time favorite words in the English language is idiosyncrasy. And as […]

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August 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Ah, August: the dog days of summer, marking the annual rite of passage of all Minnesotans from the long-awaited, warm embrace of the sun, to the dark, chilly, why-the-#$%!-do-I-need-a-sweater confines of the air-conditioned theater. Fear not, friends: this month is jam-packed with options for indoor artsy fun… and not just because of the Fringe festival. […]

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Who The Folk?! Sarah Breiner and Danielle Spradlin

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What does it take to start up a new non-profit milk bank? Lactation consultant Danielle Spradlin and attorney Sarah Breiner are doing just that, as they are working to get the Bold North Milk Bank off the ground. We talk with the duo about why there’s a need for this resource in the community, why […]

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JFCS Hosts “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Class Series

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JFCS will host a six-week class, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” The class is designed to provide you with a wealth of self-care tools that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of others. You will learn to reduce stress, improve your self-confidence, balance your life, better communicate your feelings, and increase your […]

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Who The Folk?! Alex Fisher

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What is community education and why is it a big deal to all communities? This week we sit down with Alex Fisher, who recently started a new job as the director of community education for the Hopkins School District. We talk about what his job is, how community ed is beneficial to the community – […]

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Berman Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Maccabi Games

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For someone who hadn’t swum competitively in an Olympic sized swimming pool for two years, Elliot Berman didn’t miss a beat in Mexico City. Berman, a junior at Hopkins High School, won five gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze in the junior division of the Pan American Maccabi Games, which ran from July 5-15. […]

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Who The Folk?! Roni Falck

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People have friends and family over brunch all the time. But for many years, Roni Falck and her family host brunches and dinners with a twist. Roni talks with us about the brunches that her and family host several times each year as a way to raise money for organizations and causes around the country. […]

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