Cubs Visit Local Studio

February 2nd, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer


Yesterday, the Weblos Den from Cub Scout Pack 300 visited the Faribault studio of Ivan Whillock, carver, painter, sculptor and musician.

Ivan showed the boys his first painting, made when he was nine years old (the same age as many of the Scouts!), then told them about wood, carving, sculpture and painting. He even demonstrated carving on the statue shown above. The visit was part of the Artist Activity Pin requirement. Thank you, Ivan, for inspiring our boys.

Afterward, we walked across the street and had pizza (and a good time) together.

If you would like to join the fun and expose your son to a great variety of interesting, engaging, and enjoyable activities, give me a call or drop me a note!

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H4H opens Building Materials Outlet Store

February 1st, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

You don’t have to swing a hammer to help Habitat for Humanity.

From the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity website:

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the opening of
its Building Materials Outlet Store beginning January 2, 2007. Made
possible by the generous contribution of Lamperts, our Building
Materials Outlet Store is located in the property formerly occupied by
Builder’s Surplus which is a division of Lamperts. The store carries
an inventory that includes new and gently-used building materials
ranging from laminate and ceramic flooring to windows, doors,
hardware, and tools.

Click here to read the full story about Lamperts generous donation.

VOLUNTEERS!! The ReStore is another great opportunity to get involved
with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers at the ReStore will
help by cashiering, assisting with sales floor staff, and general
handy tasks. Contact the individual volunteer coordinator at
612-331-4090 ext. 614.

You can visit our new Building Materials Outlet store at the following

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore
501 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411

If you have questions or to contact the store, call:
612-588-0813 Fax
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Print off this page and bring into the ReStore for:
10% OFF Your Purchase of $20.00 or More!
*Offer expires February 12, 2007.

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On the Air

February 1st, 2007 by Mary Schmelzer

Tune into KYMN today at 12:30, 1080 on the AM dial, to hear Dusty Budd interview me about the Northfield Professional Resource Exchange. We’ll talk about how the group got started, how the members–Northfield area professionals–exchange business, good business practices, and help the community. As one of the founding members and 2006 president, I’ve seen the group transition from a good idea to being an influential member of the business community.

If you are interested in more information (or were away from the radio at the time of broadcast) check the NPRE website. We meet weekly in the conference room of the Archer House to share new ideas and bring business to each other. Contact a member if you are interested in coming to a meeting.

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Published and on the Streets: LAND, ART

February 1st, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer


Yes, I’ve got it in hand.

In a previous post, I described the book to which my brother, Paul, and I contributed. Here’s what it looks like, up close and personal.

It’s a beautifully done volume, with a textured canvas cover that invites your touch. The interior features die cuts, full-color photos, works of art and informational inserts. In short, it’s the kind of book you could curl up with and spend some quality time. The writing is a treat, too; it really pulls you into thoughtful consideration of a variety of issues.

I could go on and on, but won’t now. Follow the link to my previous post, then to the RSA website to learn more!

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