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8 EagleRidge Development 10 Greater Moorhead Days: Moorhead Proud! 12 Natural Grocers: Your Health Partners for Decades

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14 United: The Heroes of Flight 93

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18 Fargo's Fall Festival: Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Indeed

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20 National Recovery Month & William C. Moyers Community Keynote: It Takes a Village 22 Fall Rummage Sale: Your Treasure is Waiting 23 Fargo's Hottest Coffee Shop “Crawl” 24 Fall Parade of Homes: Your Opportunity to be Inspired 26 Get Moving at Streets Alive

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Fargo Snow

by Rachelle Gordon

The summer is coming to a close, and in this neck of the woods, the snow will by flying sooner than you think. For those of you wanting to be pro-active about your plowing needs this year, call the friendly and professional team at Fargo Snow. This snow and ice management company is one of the biggest and best in town, with hundreds of residential and commercial accounts throughout the South Fargo and West Fargo areas.

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The folks over at Fargo Snow are dedicated to ensuring their customers’

In addition to their fleet of impressive vehicles, Fargo Snow also keeps

needs are met; this company is “snow only,” meaning their entire focus

their customers informed in real time at all times during a storm. Utilizing

is on the pretty white powder that typically becomes the bane of our

GPS units within their vehicles, the technicians can give status updates

existence come late fall. Founded in 2007 by Steve Koep, Fargo Snow has

via social media from the beginning to the end.

grown by leaps and bounds to become the go-to guys when it comes to removing ice and snow.

“From the time a storm is a “maybe” on the horizon, to during the storm, and after it’s over, we are keeping our customers informed,” says Koep.

“I started with one truck back in 2007,” Koep explains. “Now we have a

“With our GPS tracking we know exactly how our routes are going, and

team of 10-12 guys each storm out there getting the job done. It’s been

we let our customers know by updating our Facebook page. GPS has been

a big change, I learn a little more each year, and it’s been a lot of fun. I

a great technology to embrace, and our customers really appreciate that

really love snow, and I love challenges. The challenges in each storm are

we are sharing our progress during each storm.”

different, and that makes it very rewarding to wrap up each storm.”

The Best Machines to Get the Job Done When asked what sets Fargo Snow apart from their competitors, Koep jumped in immediately.

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“That’s easy! We have a fleet (currently 7) of John Deere tractors with

While it’s not quite winter yet, the team at Fargo Snow encourages both

snow blowers on them. These tractors are smaller than a pickup, about

residential and commercial clients to be pro-active when it comes to their

the size of a Jeep, and they are very nimble and quick. Each of these units

services so they do not get caught off-guard when the first storm hits.

is identical and are set up with a 7’ snow blower to quickly and efficiently

Koep breaks it down:

blow the snow from driveways. Blowing snow is soooo much nicer than using a truck, our customers absolutely love it!”

“We have flat rate pricing --- Most driveways are only $375 - $395 for the entire winter. This is basically insurance against shoveling snow!”

Koep noted that the vehicles used are always up-to-date and that the fleet is upgraded regularly to ensure the best job done no matter what.

Fargo Snow also features a customer referral program. For every friend

In addition to the tractors, the company also has a number of specialty

or neighbor you sign up, you get $50 - the folks don’t even have to be on

trucks and loaders for the extra-tough jobs.

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SPOTLIGHT Winter is Coming - Trust Fargo Snow When it comes to snow and ice management, Fargo Snow is the name to remember. The fleet is often on the road before city plow trucks and pays special attention to high-traffic areas. In

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management to reach out personally, and he will guarantee your needs are met. “We have hundreds of happy customers with more signing up every year. If you’d like a quote for your driveway or your business please don’t hesitate to call 701-235-SNOW for a free quote, or send me an email to”

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EagleRidge Development by Rachelle Gordon

Are you looking for a new apartment, condo, or townhome in the Fargo/ Moorhead area? The team at EagleRidge Development is ready to help you find the perfect home for you and your family. Their dedication to community and quality yet affordable housing means you’re sure to find your new home, sweet home. With over 50 years of combined experience, EagleRidge properties stand the test of time.

THE EAGLERIDGE DIFFERENCE Designers and developers at EagleRidge pride themselves in being able to maximize the square footage in each unit and offer the best dollar per square foot. They offer high value and quality in order for residents to feel like their rental isn’t just an apartment, it’s a home. “We aren’t just building apartments, townhomes, villas, or single family developments, we are building communities,” explained EagleRidge representative Abbey Benson. “That’s why we have started having events for our residents and why we have added amenities, such as onsite gyms and playgrounds. We want our residents to feel safe and welcomed, and we think that if we encourage our residents to build a community that is connected, we can achieve that.”

SHADOW CREST TOWNHOMES - A NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR MODERN FAMILIES This summer, the Shadow Crest Townhomes came onto the market. They are 7-plex townhomes with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. “These townhomes are unique to the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo area – you almost have to walk into one to truly understand just how different they are,” said Benson. “They are luxury and in the perfect location – right off of Veterans Boulevard. They all have a private entrance, an attached garage, large walk in closets, a walk out patio or balcony, central heating and cooling, and stainless steel appliances. We currently have two units staged (one 1-bedroom and one 3-bedroom) by Monica Hart Interior Design.” Benson added that there are currently two specials being offered for Shadow Crest: with an 18-month lease, residents can pick out an accent wall and a backsplash. With any lease that is 13-month or longer, they receive 1 month free.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Whether you are looking for a new home in an up-and-coming single family development or need a perfect apartment or townhome, EagleRidge Development has you covered. In order to keep up with growing demand, the company has several developments planned for the future. They currently own nearly 400 acres of underdeveloped single family home properties and 80 acres of multi-family and commercial properties. Give them a call today to see what’s currently available and what’s on deck - you’ll be relaxing in your new home before you know it!

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MOORHEAD PROUD! by Jamee Larson

Many towns across the nation have celebrations during the summer. Not all of them, however, include an abundance of activities held over the course of an entire week. Great Moorhead Days (GMD) dates

One reason GMD has maintained its popularity is the festival planners’ willingness to keep events fresh and new. According to Wangler, this year will see a variety of traditional events, such as:

back to 1951, although there have been several name changes and periods of dormancy. What hasn’t changed, however, is the sense of pride and exuberance that makes the event such a success year after year. According to the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, the festival began in 1951 when concerned Moorhead businessmen

The ever popular Pancake Feed Wings & Wheels Fly In & Car Show, including youth airplane rides Midco Kids Fest featuring Penny and Pals, inflatable games, a petting zoo, clowning, a play-do station, kite flying and more

wanted to find a way to drive Fargo shoppers over the bridge to Moorhead. As the festival plans began taking shape, Moorhead leaders were skeptical. Eventually, they approved Greater Moorhead Week (as it was called then), expecting the five-day event to fail. That first festival included a free pancake feed, cooking school conducted by University of Minnesota home economists, a style show, a flower show, a special farmers' day, a sportsmen's show, essay contest for school kids and regular drawings for over $10,000 in donated gifts, including a new 1951 Ford automobile. The event was a huge success, bringing an estimated 20,000 people to Moorhead. All totaled, those visitors spent over $650,000. Despite

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The event will also see many new events, including: A Welcome Back Students Night on the First Avenue North Bridge that will include music by The Johnny Holm Band and a variety of food trucks The Flatlander FM Rotary Ride that will include activities at Miracle Field. All proceeds will go to Gigi's Playhouse and Down Syndrome Achievement Center Heritage Garden & Amphitheater Grand Opening at Woodland Park that includes food trucks, a movie, and music by the Lake Agassiz Concert Band

the festival’s accomplishments, support for the event began to diminish over the next couple of decades. Fortunately, Moorhead leaders resurrected the celebration on an annual basis in 2004, changing the focus from retail to the art, cultural, and recreation opportunities in Moorhead.

Remembering 9/11event on the Memorial Bridge, hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 941 Sidewalk Art and Poetry Readings at the Rourke Art Gallery Moorhead Farmers Market at Moorhead Center Mall

One of the most popular events is the GMD Parade. According to Kim Wangler, Recreation Specialist with Moorhead Parks and Recreation,

A Treasure Hunt, Bike Parade, and Kite Flying activity added to the Kids Fest

the parade typically includes up to 75 floats. The Moorhead High School Marching Band, Fire Trucks, and Big Equipment are always highlights. Of

GMD will take place September 8-14 at locations around Moorhead.

course, for most kids, the highpoint of any parade is the candy.

Everyone is invited. “Come out and experience Moorhead and take part in many of the festivities planned,” Wangler invited.

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Natural Grocers:


Society’s focus on healthy eating and understanding where/how their food is produced is greater than ever. In addition to more farmers markets in the area, stores have begun to include organic products and expanded nutrition labels. This ideological shift is present throughout the Fargo/Moorhead area, but nowhere is it more prevalent than at Natural Grocers. Although the store has been around since 1955, it is new to Fargo, opening

providing the highest quality products, affordable pricing, commitment to

its doors a little over a year ago. Natural Grocers longevity is part of what

community, and commitment to employees.”

makes the store so special.

Covington is responsible for providing nutrition education classes, food

“What’s really unique about this company is that it is still run by members

demonstrations for healthy eating, and health coaching sessions, all of

of the original founding family,” explained Nutritional Health Coach

which are free to the community. Natural Grocers’ combination of organic

Krystal Covington. “We have a really strong culture guided by the original

products and nutritional classes vaults them to the head of the health food

five founding principles, which are dedication to nutrition education,

industry. It is a position the store has enjoyed for numerous years.



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“What’s special about Natural Grocers is that we were pioneers in the

September is Organic Harvest Month, so Natural Grocers will be celebrating

organic and natural food industry,” Covington explained. “The company

organics all month long with special class, apples, and a sweepstakes. They

has sold only 100% organic produce since 1955 and maintains some of the

will also offer classes geared towards healthy tailgating.

highest standards in the industry.”

“We know people want to have fun with football season, but many

The store’s focus towards educating the community so individuals can

want to find ways to enjoy the game with foods that are better for you,”

make informed and healthy decisions is a valuable asset for anyone who

Covington said.

wants to make life changes. As part of their nutrition education program, Natural Grocers offers a variety of classes throughout the year.


“We just finished our very first ‘good4u Nutrition Challenge Sweepstakes’ and as a company, more than 10,000 people attended the classes we held during the month,” Covington said. “Of course, one of the most popular classes was our ‘Got Chocolate?’ class, but we also saw great attendance at classes that teach new ways to incorporate veggies into everyday meals.” Covington also offers a gluten free health fair every year. “The fair draws a lot of people who are interested in eliminating gluten from

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Even though there has been a very visible trend towards healthier eating, Covington acknowledges that it can be confusing.

their diets and are looking for healthy ways to prepare gluten free meals” “Natural Grocers is working to remove some of that confusion and help In addition to food, Natural Grocers also offers a wide range of products

guide people to find healthy whole foods that are delicious and good for the

including supplements, body care products, traditional household items,

whole family,” she said.

and pet supplies. “One really popular item for us is Kombucha (black or green tea drinks),” Covington said. “We have several varieties and flavors to choose from.”

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United: Every generation has a moment that helps define who they are. For people in my father’s generation, that was the day President Kennedy was shot. For my generation, that moment is likely the events of 9/11. Of course, people of all ages will forever remember that fateful day, but for those just entering adulthood, that day became a part of our identity.

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“It is one of the lesser known stories

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of 9/11, but an incredible story about

initial three planes reached their targets. The

how the passengers prevented their

people on that Flight 93 watched as terrorists

plane from hitting another target.”

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their plane was a part of an insidious mission.

to United Flight 93. “United: The Heroes of

In just over 30 minutes, this diverse group of people on Flight 93 developed a plan and put it into action. Their efforts were recorded on

every chilling detail. Instead of allowing the passengers and crew to regain control of the plane, the terrorist who had commandeered the cockpit intentionally crashed it. At 10:03 am, Flight 93 plowed into an empty field at a speed of 563 miles per hour.

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actresses and over 40 characters.”

on board made the decision to prevent the

the cockpit voice recorder, which captured Good. Better. Best. Never Let It Rest Until The Good Becomes The Better

written by myself and Shanara, featured six

Flight 93” uses actual conversations between the passengers and crew and their friends and family on the ground. The show features seven actors playing 53 different roles. “The show is performed as a staged reading and introduces the audience to the passengers and crew on Flight 93 before going into the conversations between the passengers and the people on the ground,” David explained. “The lines are supplemented with time-stamped slides in the background helping illustrate the chronology of events surrounding Flight 93.”

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The motivation for the show came after David and Shanara visited the Flight 93 National Memorial after watching one of David’s awardwinning plays performed in 2009. “After visiting the site, I did more research on Flight 93 and thought this was a story that needed to be told,” he said. “It is one of the lesser known stories of 9/11, but an incredible story about how the passengers prevented their plane from hitting another target.” The ability of the passengers and crew to come together to protect unsuspecting strangers is what stood out to David. “It’s amazing to see how these people from different races and generations came together as one on that fateful day to accomplish the goal of keeping other people safe,” he said. David does not recognize this group of people at the exclusion of the many heroes that emerged that day. “I think we need to remember the

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sacrifices that first responders made on 9/11. They put everyone else’s lives before their own,” he said. “I think it’s also a time for family and friends to come together and remember their loved ones and show the world that we can persevere through bad times and we can pick each other up and be stronger together.” “United: The Heroes of Flight 93” will play at the Stage at Island Park in Fargo from September 8 – 11. There is no admission charge, but freewill donations benefiting the Flight 93 National Memorial will be taken at the door.


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words, if it is music related, it can likely be found in Oland’s store. For Matt, it’s all about a love for music. When asked about his favorite part of owning a record store, he replied, “Listening to Celtic Frosts’ record ‘Morbid Tales’ on repeat every Tuesday.” His favorite musician/

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band? That’s not as easy of an answer. “I don’t have just one favorite, but some of them are Shellac, the Murder City Devils, Built to Spill, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, and Hammerhead Oland hasn’t witnessed the decline of vinyl and certainly doesn’t believe that vinyl is dead. “If anyone’s saying that it probably reps for iTunes, Spotify, or parents trying to talk their kids out of buying that $30 21 Pilots records,” he said. “It’s a small part of record sales, but


vinyl sales keep rising…slowly.”

n 1930, RCA Victor presented the world with its first commercially available long-playing vinyl record. Although the record was largely

a bust, it did give the industry an alternative to records made of shellac, or wax. During WWII, when supplies of shellac were limited, Columbia Records revisited the technology. On June 21, 1948, Columbia Records released the first 12” Long-Play (LP) 33 ½ rpm microgroove record. The rest, as they say, is music history.

Further into Fargo, you will come across Vinyl Giant, owned by Aaron Swinkels. Vinyl Giant is the newest player in the area’s retail music scene, having opened its door only a year ago. “We started as a culmination of an antique store and a record store,” he explained. “I’ve always wanted to own a record store and there was

Although vinyl albums were arguably most popular in the 50s and 60s,

enough business for records,

they are now enjoying a sort of revival. While some would argue that the

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appeal of vinyl never waned, the movement to 8-tracks, cassettes, and


then CDs hurt the popularity of records. Now that music is largely digital,

became Vinyl Giant.”

it would make sense that music lovers have stepped even further away from vinyl. Interestingly, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Matt Oland has been the owner of Fargo’s Orange Records since July of 2007. “At that time there was only one place in Fargo selling new vinyl,” he said. Located in downtown Fargo, Orange Records sells a variety of new and used vinyl, CDs,

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“I’m from Seattle and we have a good record culture that never went away,” he said. “They’re all about the customer there, and I model our store after what I’ve seen growing up out there.” Vinyl Giant sells anything related to records. “We have approximately 10,000 records; one of the largest selections in town,” Swinkels said.

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The store also sells styluses, cartridges, cleaning fluid for records, basically, anything necessary to maintain and listen to albums. As if that wasn’t enough, the store also repairs vintage equipment, including anything from the intro to advanced systems. “We are the only place in town that services turntables.” Like Oland, Swinkels’ taste in music is varied. “I’m a huge Wilco fan and I love Prince,” he said. “I put all of my records into the store except my Prince albums. I have one of the rarest prince albums to exist on display in my store.” Swinkels also agrees that vinyl is anything but dead. “Sales have surpassed what they were doing in 1984, they can’t print them (records) fast enough,” he said. “The average age of someone in my store is impossible to put your finger on; we see anyone from a 70year old man to kids on bicycles.” Every dollar Vinyl Giant makes is put back into the store. Swinkels has yet to take any income and says he won’t until the store is what he wants. Even though digital music has found its way into virtually every home, vinyl records are anything but dead. Step into either Orange Records or Vinyl Giant and you will see what I mean. Tell them the music sent you. Open daily 10-7 September 2016 | |

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nights worth it. “What I like best about my position is that there is a ton of planning that goes into each event, a ton of stress to make sure our participants will have a great time,” Wolpert explained. “But all of that stress is well worth it when you see people having a great time at your event.”


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animals are always a big success. “Whether it be the petting zoo, pony rides, or carriage rides, children love to be where the animals are,” she explained. Wolpert would like to invite everyone to the Fall Festival. If you have never been, now’s your chance. For that matter, Wolpert would also like to invite everyone to all Fargo Park District’s events. “Fall Festival and other events put on by the Fargo Park District is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy time spent with your family,” she said. “There are events all throughout the year that cater to everyone.” If you like anything to do with fall or pumpkins, the Fall Festival is your place. In addition to the pumpkin patch (with over 1,000 pumpkins) and petting zoo, you can also enjoy face painting, arts & crafts at the Peter Peter Pumpkin Factory, balloon animals, carnival games, pumpkin decorating, a straw bale maze (with a new pattern), barrel train rides, pony rides, and concessions. Admission to the park is free. Some activities require tickets, but you can purchase an all-day pass for the low price of $5.50. The festival takes place at Rheault Farm, located at 2902 25th Street South in Fargo.

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National Recovery Month & WILLIAM C. MOYERS Community Keynote: It Takes a Village

A friendly reminder from

by Jamee Larson

Winter League

starts the week of october 16th

Finding ways to help those suffering from

One of the ways First Step is battling addiction

drug and/or alcohol abuse is a topic that

is by bringing recovery speaker William C.

has perplexed the best minds in the area,

Moyers to Fargo on September 28. “William

especially as drug-related deaths increase

has been an advocate for recovery for many

and dollars for treatment is more likely to be

years and is at the forefront of the movement

cut from the state budget than enhanced.

to take addiction and recovery out of the

Area treatment centers and support groups

shadows and into the community and public

are doing everything they can to help addicts


break the cycle they are trapped within; a

Clinical Director and Primary Counselor Patti

cycle which unfortunately will lead to more

Senn. “We believe William will encourage the

hospitalizations, incarcerations, and deaths.

community to continue to advocate for public





policy that supports treatment, promotes First Step Recovery, a part of the Village Family

family and individual recovery, and further


Service Center, has been a leader in the area’s

reduces the stigma associated with addiction.”

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treatment industry for many years. Acutely aware of the addiction issues in Fargo/Moorhead, First

Moyers’ visit is part of First Step’s recognition

Step has continually evolved to meet the needs to

of National Recovery Month. Throughout

drug addicts, alcoholics, and their families.

the month of September, treatment centers and recovery groups will be hosting a

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variety of events geared at increasing public awareness and support for addicts. “His (Moyers) passion and ability to engage his


audience and spread the message and hope of recovery for all fits perfectly with the goal of Recovery Month,” Senn said. Recovery is not a solitary activity, nor is motivating a paradigm shift towards greater support and funding. Together, the FM area is hoping the many activities scheduled during September can begin that movement. “We hope all of these events continue to increase

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addiction and more importantly, send the individuals, families, and the community at large,” Senn explained.

For Moyers, the topic of addiction has both personal and professional

First Step’s Family Program is offered free of charge. So far in 2016, the

implications. “I am the vice president of public affairs and community

treatment agency has provided over $76,000 in family services, which

relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and I am a person in

include individual and family group sessions and educational materials, all

recovery,” he said. “I overcame addiction to alcohol and drugs back in the

with no cost to the participants.

90s.” Moyers has managed to meld his personal and professional history into an identity as a national advocate for addiction, treatment, and

Whether you attend Moyers’ speech, participate in the Run for Recovery,

recovery. “I advocate for unmasking the stigma of addiction and promoting

or donate your time and resources in other ways, you are an important

the recovery from it.”

part of the area’s recovery efforts. Addiction doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Neither does recovery.

Although Moyers didn’t initially see a career in public speaking, he quickly realized it was needed. “Right away I realized we (the addiction and

The William C. Moyers Community Keynote will take place on September

recovery field) had no voice,” he said. “In participating in dialogue about

28th at 7:30 pm at Avalon West in Fargo. Tickets are $8 and can be obtained

how to respond to the war on drugs and how to get insurance companies

at William Moyers Community Keynote.

to stop discrimination against people and families in recovery, I discovered The Dick Beardsley Run for Recovery (either a 5K Run or a 1K Fun Run/

the power of my story.”

Walk) will be held on September 22nd beginning at 5:30 pm in Lindenwood One of the hallmarks of any recovery program is the belief that nobody

Park. To register for the Recovery Run or to support someone who is, visit

helps addicts better than other, recovering addicts. It is within this vein

First Step Run for Recovery.

that Moyers found his true purpose. “What I have learned over the decades is that I can be a beacon of hope for people who don’t know what to do to


overcome their substance abuse,” he said. “I started speaking because I

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thought it was the best way to be an advocate, but now I know I can be a

be found at First Step Recovery or

source of hope for people.”

by contacting Patti Senn at patti@

In addition to bringing Moyers to Fargo, First Step is also sponsoring the first annual Dick Beardsley Run for Recovery on September 22nd. According to Senn, all funds raised directly support the First Step Recovery Family Program. “First Step Recovery is the only agency in the area that provides a Family Program as part of

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Fall Rummage Sale:

Your Treasure is Waiting by Jamee Larson

If you are a bargain hunter like me, West Fargo’s Fall Rummage Sale is a must-see event. Now in its tenth year, the sale was initially called the “Holiday Craft and Rummage Sale” before evolving into the “Fall Rummage Sale.” Always held in September, the sale is one of the most popular events in the Fargo/Moorhead area. West Fargo Park District Recreation Specialist Allison Hauschild has seen that popularity first hand. “Every year we get close to 2,000-3,000 participants who come to shop around,” she explained. “For booth spaces, we have over 200 in the fall and there is always a wait list as we get closer to the event.”

Something for Everyone A wise man once said, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” That is the notion the Fall Rummage Sale was built upon. At the event, you will find typical rummage sale items such as clothes, kitchenware, antiques, kids’ items, etc. That isn’t all you can expect, however. “We are getting more popular with the home based businesses like Scentsy and Tupperware,” Hauschild said. “We also get a couple of people who make items such as pillowcases/pillows, blankets, gloves doll furniture, etc.”


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“There is something there for everyone,” Hauschild said. “It takes time to go from booth to booth, but more than likely you’ll come out with


some nice items.” Hauschild advises people to get to the event early. “It

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gets picked over very fast.”

Who, What, Where, When throughout the year. “We are always growing with programs and activities for the community,” Hauschild explained. The Park District also has a brand new recreation facility called Rustad Recreation Center, located at 601 26th Avenue East, where they can

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do more evening leagues in the winter and youth programs. The facility will also have birthday party packages and a walking track for the public to use. “As our community grows, the Park District grows,” Hauschild said. “It’s an exciting time!” The Fall Rummage Sale will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena on September 10th from 7am-1pm. Admission is only $1 and ages 17 and under are free. The Veterans Memorial Arena is located at 1201 7th Avenue East in West Fargo.

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by Ana Mitrovici

It’s no secret that Fargo loves coffee more

in the back by the Boiler Room and enjoy their

than Lorelai Gilmore loves Luke’s Diner. You

patio. Known for syrups in house and roasting

can start your coffee shop crawl in downtown

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the faint of heart. In a class above the rest,

Get your culture on, as Red Raven regularly

you’ll get to experience a blast from the past

offers poetry readings, music, and art. Enter

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through the back alley and if you’re lucky

Frenchwoman Mme. Vassieux (née Marie

enough to come in on Purrsday Thursday, your

Fanny Amelne Massot) in the 19th century,

coffee comes with a discount and some feline

this “glass balloon” mechanism lets you see

company from neighbor Cats Cradle Shelter.

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Your Opportunity to be Inspired

by Jamee Larson

Have you ever driven by an impressive house and wondered about the

to 1958. The event began as a way for the building industry to showcase its

interior? Are you in need of redecorating or remodeling ideas for your next

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home project? You would be wise to circle the weekends of September 1718 and 24-25 on your calendar and take advantage of all the Fall Parade of Homes has to offer.

“It was an innovative way for the Association to promote a communitywide event for its members and combine advertising reach by pooling resources,” explained Bryce Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for the

The Fall Parade of Homes is one of the area’s biggest events. Sponsored by

HBA. “It’s been extremely successful over the years, so leaders decided

the Home Builders’ Association of Fargo-Moorhead (HBA), the event began

to start a Fall Parade of Homes in 1999, and that event has been going

in 1999. The organization’s Spring Parade of Homes, however, dates back

strong ever since.

What is the HBA? When asked to define the HBA in her own words, Johnson replied, “We are a trade organization for the building industry, and give our members a collective voice when dealing with any local, state, and national governmental changes in regulation that increase the cost of housing for the residential buyer or homeowner who wishes to remodel.” The organization also provides opportunities for members to promote themselves at events like the Parade of Homes and the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. “We also offer networking opportunities within the organization for members to get to know each other, and offer a multitude of cost-saving benefits,” Johnson explained.

What is the Parade of Homes? Johnson has been with the HBA for 24 years and has seen the popularity of the Parade of Homes continue to surge. “It’s a great way for residents to actually experience the homes our members build, and the products used within them, first hand,” she said. “Many people enjoy getting out, stretching their legs, and seeing the many design and decorating trends in the homes. Even if they (the homes) aren’t on the market to buy new, it gives them a lot of ideas for their existing homes.” A fairly new part of the Parade of Homes involves remodeling. Now in its fifth year, the Remodeled Home Tour takes place in conjunction with the Fall Parade of Home’s final weekend and is organized by the HBA’s Remodelers Council. “It allows the public to see the dramatic updates that can be made to existing homes by our professional remodelers and trade contractors,” Johnson explained. “It’s a unique perspective to be able to tour existing housing stock that has been significantly updated.” The Parade of Homes will feature 55 houses ranging in price from $219,915 to $1,395,000. “We will have two luxurious featured homes priced over $750,000,” Johnson said, adding that there is a $5 charge to tour the two homes. All proceeds will be donated to the Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation, the charitable arm of the HBA.

How Can I Purchase Tickets? The HBA is utilizing a new mobile app and website to go along with the event. Whether you want to purchase the $5 ticket to tour the luxurious homes or reserve your free general admission ticket to the entire parade, you can take advantage of the app and the convenience it affords. “By using these new digital tools, you can browse information on each home, see the maps and plan your route, and see additional information and photos not included in the magazine,” Johnson explained. The HBA is always looking for new homes to feature on either the Parade of Homes or the Remodeled Home Tour. “If there are any homeowners out there who would like to show off their transformations, they should contact our office at (701) 232-5846 or email,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t have to just be interior, we’d love to have some patios, decks, and landscaping as well. The Fall Parade of Homes takes place September 17-18 and 24-25 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm, with the Remodeled Home Tour added to the last weekend. More information on both can be obtained at 24  | 

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Streetsalive! by Kristin Johnson

Communities that are active are more vibrant,

StreetsAlive! began in the Fargo-Moorhead area in 2010 and has

productive and healthy. This is the basis

gotten bigger and better every year. About 13,000 people attended

behind Dakota Medical Foundation’s

the two events that were held in 2015. With a third event this

“StreetsAlive!”, a free event that

year, Sara Watson Curry, Director of Operations for Great Rides






Fargo, who organizes the event, hopes for an even better turnout.

running, biking, skating or strolling

“Open street festivals are becoming more and more common,” she

down an open street. An area will

said. People are also realizing the benefits of going car-free and

be blocked off, and a course set

spending more time being active outdoors. “We’re really focused

up throughout downtown Fargo-

on putting our best foot forward in health,” she said.

Moorhead on Sunday, Sept. 25 from noon-5 p.m., with activities, vendors,




entertainment along the way.


A number of community groups, sports teams, non-profits, and organizations make sure a good time is had by all along the route. In August, there was a station for tumbling and gymnastics, a fencing demonstration, obstacle course for off-road biking, a marching band, science projects, fitness classes and more. Participation Parkway went through Memorial Park in Moorhead, while Activity Alley, with events geared toward children, went past the Horace Mann neighborhood. Participants were even encouraged to take a detour off the usual map to head indoors - through the Moorhead Center Mall - to enjoy music and work by area artists. “I believe we’re the only street festival to incorporate in the indoor element,” Watson Curry said. This allows participants, even more, enjoyment along the way. “We like to have concentrated areas for people to really slow down and interact,” she added.


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While the content of the event shifts each time, many of the same groups show up, willing to make a difference in the community. The August event’s theme was about celebrating teamwork in all its forms. In September, StreetsAlive! will focus on building a compassionate and neighborly community. It will be held at the end of Welcoming Week (Sept. 16-25), a national series of events which brings together immigrants and their new U.S. neighbors in a spirit of unity. Watson Curry plans to set up a cultural corner, celebrating dance, sports, and traditions of various countries. “It’s really important to welcome these new people to the community,” she said. StreetsAlive! is inspired by a movement called Ciclovía “cycleway”. During Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia, where it was originated, huge stretches of highway are closed down every Sunday afternoon and holiday to allow people to move freely without the use of cars or other motorized transportation. These events have been taking place in Bogotá since 1974 and have spurred a people-powered movement all over the country. While StreetsAlive! is the only open street festival in the Fargo-Moorhead area, thousands take place across the world each year. “The world doesn’t end when you take a break from cars for a while,” Watson Curry said.

If you should go: What: StreetsAlive! When: Sunday, Sept. 25 from noon-5 p.m. Where: Downtown Fargo-Moorhead (see map) To volunteer: Contact Sara Watson Curry at For information:


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“art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

~ Edgar Degas

The first time I marveled at a painting was in

Although Sundquist has only worked at the Rourke

elementary school as we studied Vincent Van

for a little over a year, she already recognizes

Gogh's “Stormy Night.” I’m not sure if it was the

the central role the museum plays in the local

sense of ordered chaos or the way the colors

art scene. “The Rourke strives to present and

popped off that page that caught my eye, but

preserve local and regional art and artists,” she

that painting has always stuck with me. Art is

said. “I am relatively new to the FM area and it’s

often called the great equalizer and that sense

been a wonderful opportunity to get to the know

of connectedness is on display every day at

the fantastic and very talented artists of this area.”

Moorhead’s Rourke Art Gallery & Museum. Through a Lake Region Arts Council grant, the “Art is about expressing and evoking a feeling.

museum recently developed the Rourke Art

All humans have emotions and can react to

Academy, consisting of classes for both kids

art in this way,” said Rourke Program Director

and adults. These classes are free of charge and

Trudy Sundquist. “While art is for everybody, it is

according to Sundquist, aimed at “connecting

important to note that artists use their creativity

locals with area art educators to learn about new

to express how they feel or what they see in their

and ‘outside-of-the-box’ forms of art.”

surroundings, which might include gender, race, religion, etc.”

Some classes last term were Aerosol Street Art




Interactive Demo and Lecture with Jared Frober,




The Rourke Art Gallery & Museum was founded

Cory Gillerstein, and Micah Leitel (for all ages),

in June 1960 by James O’Rourke, who had a desire

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to showcase the stellar work of local and regional

Thorson (for all ages), and Acrylic and Mixed

artists. In 1996, the organization expanded to

Media with Emily Williams-Wheeler (5th-8th

its current space in the former Moorhead Post

grade). The Rourke will host another set of class

Office building on Main Street. Since that time,

in the fall and winter of 2016-17. Exact offerings

the Rourke’s permanent collection has grown to

are still being finalized.

approximately 4,000 works, including regional art, important 20th-century artists and art

Currently on display in the Rourke is the 57th

movements, and global art.

Midwestern Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art. Although the exhibition is over September 4,


Sundquist shared with me a little-known anecdote

there are still a few days to peruse the exceptional

involving O’Rourke and the first purchase of

collection. Lasting a bit longer is the Fargo

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his collection. Apparently, when O’Rourke was

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a student at Concordia College in the 1950s, he

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visited an exhibit at the college and collected his

the need to create and communicate why art is

first work of art, a small sculpture based off of

essential in our communities, the exhibition will

an Ashanti gold weight. O’Rourke didn’t have any

be on display through September 18.

money (like most college students), so he sold a

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suit coat to purchase the piece.

Admission to the Rourke Art Gallery Museum is only $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for

O’Rourke’s estate was closed on February 22,

children and students. The Rourke is open Friday

2016, and encompasses over 4,600 objects valued

through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Updated

at over $1.3 million, including that gold weight

information on exhibits and classes can be found

statue. His bequest to the museum is the single

on the museum’s Facebook page or via www.

most valuable donation of art in the history of the

FM area.


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