‘Back in the day’ when they had community meetings in Bismarck, it was decided that something needed to be done for the youth. Sleepy Hollow was the result of that conversation and the Junior Service League embraced it as one of their projects. Over the years, sisters Susan Lundberg and […]
Amber Rae Bernhardt, Dakota Stage, LTD.
In the short time Amber Rae Bernhardt has been Executive Director of Dakota Stage, LTD., she has literally jump started the organization by adding comedy, a film series, acting classes and more. Her part time Artistic Director, Brian Brady, recently retired and Bernhardt felt it was time to bring on […]
Linda Christman, Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association
As the Executive Director of Bismarck Arts and Galleries Association (BAGA), Linda Christman is involved in a lot of community fundraising, and she is very good at it. During her almost 15 year tenure, the organization has completed numerous projects and capital campaigns. There are too many to list, but […]
Eileen Walsh, Dakota West Arts Council
Eileen Walsh has been the Executive Director of Dakota West Arts Council (DWAC) for over four years, and previously headed up Theo Art School. Her interest in the arts started when she was very young and started drawing. During her sophomore year of college, while she was majoring in Art, […]
Paula Redmann, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District
Paula Redmann has been the Community Relations Manager for Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (Parks & Rec) ten years. “This is a good fit for me,” said Redmann. “I love community collaboration – health and fitness and keeping people active and busy.” She works with staff to develop programs, capital […]
Brussels Sprouts get No Respect
by Pam Vukelic The Brussels sprout is probably the Rodney Dangerfield* of the vegetable world. It is a label it does not deserve. When cooked properly, Brussels sprouts are very tasty. They’re extremely versatile, highly nutritious, and readily available at your favorite market. Buy them fresh, either in the 12 […]
Unique Fitness Class Benefits Mind, Body and Soul
By Kylie Blanchard Combining strength, endurance, cardio and flexibility, the willPower & grace® fitness class provides the benefits of cardio exercise, intensity of boot camp, self-awareness of yoga, discipline of Pilates and uplifting philosophy of meditation. “It is a blending of all the disciplines I loved: yoga, Pilates and old-school […]
Get Mom in the Shot and make her look Beautiful!
Ever since I can remember my mom has had a picture of her on the wall in her room. She was about 20 in this picture. I remember looking at it as a child and thinking my mother was so beautiful.
Empowering Women with Education, Healthy Choices
“Ultimately, I want to empower women to make healthy, thoughtful decisions…without pressure.” – Wendy Schmidt, FirstChoice Clinic West center director By Roxane B. Salonen Soon after accepting a position […]
Surviving the First Trimester
By Annette Martel and Kelly Hagen She Said: When I was pregnant with Snickerdoodle Happypants (not our daughter’s real name), I was pretty dramatic about it. I had terrible nausea, and I didn’t have the perspective to realize that I wouldn’t feel like that for the rest of my life. […]