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5 FANTASTIC ACTIVITIES

FOR ENDLESS WINTER FUN

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Breathing easy again Expertise at Sanford Aberdeen helps patients live life to the fullest.

It was during Joey Kusler’s annual trip to Las Vegas, N.V., at the end of August when she began to realize something was not right. “My husband and I would be walking and I would have to sit down constantly,” remembers the 77-year-old from Aberdeen. “I was out of breath all the time. It was not a very good experience.”

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When the Kuslers returned to South Dakota, they made a trip to Sanford Aberdeen and met with Joey’s primary care physician who began ordering a stream of tests to get to the bottom of her problems. Quickly it was discovered one of her arteries was extremely blocked and only 20 percent of it was open. She was referred to Sanford interventional cardiologist, Puneet Sharma, MD. Dr. Sharma proposed a way to relieve her blocked artery by going through Joey’s wrist. This type of intervention came with less of a bleeding risk and would allow her to get back to her normal routine fairly quickly.

“Dr. Sharma told me my veins were pretty fragile just due to my age and being a little shorter,” remarks Joey. “But he did a wonderful job putting in the stent, and I was so amazed that he could do it all with only a small incision in my wrist.” After only a night in the hospital, Joey was back at home and feeling like her old self again. “I had noticed that doors were getting harder for me to open and I had just assumed either they were making doors a lot heavier or it was just a part of getting older,” says Joey. “But then after my surgery, I realized it had been my heart. Now I can open doors a lot easier, I have no shortness of breath and I can take big deep breaths without it hitching in my chest. It is a wonderful feeling.” Joey now goes to cardiac rehab right in Aberdeen. The program is there to help patients who have had cardiac procedures regain strength and ease them back into activity and exercise. “I can go about three times a week,” says Joey. “And it’s really convenient

for me. It has it’s own special entrance at the hospital. So I go in and walk on the treadmill or do some other light exercise for a bit.” Joey is now feeling so much better than before and she credits all of it to the team at Sanford Aberdeen. “Everyone in that place is so nice,” says Joey. “I was maybe a little anxious but any question I had, they had an answer. From the doctors to the nurses, they all really pay attention to you, listen to what you have to say and are extremely reassuring. I cannot say enough good things about them.” Puneet Sharma, MD Interventional Cardiology


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T A B L E of C O N T E N T S 

Volume 3 Issue 1 | January/February 2015

IN THIS ISSUE

PHOTO: DAN STREIFEL

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FROM THE EDITOR

THE HUB 8

BUZZ What’s got everybody talking

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DINING OUT at The Millstone Family Restaurant

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DINING IN Warm up with Hot Chocolate

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GALLERY Sherri Treeby and Bad River

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PLUS 5 ACTIVITIES for endless winter fun FROM THE EXPERTS: Tips on allseason running, films to watch and beating the winter blues PHOTO: TROY MCQUILLEN

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IN THE BACK 39

YESTERDAYS A Capitol Idea: Find out what's in store for the historic Capitol Theatre

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TOP FIVE Our top picks for your social calendar

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THE GOODS A Want for Warmth: Everything you need to be cozy and relaxed

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THE LOOK Bundle Up in Style with help from Glik's and The Buckle

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SPOTLIGHT The Northeast South Dakota Birding Club embraces the season

PROFILES

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PHOTO: TROY MCQUILLEN

F E AT U R E S

THE WOOD BROTHERS

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This adventure-loving little blue jay wants to wish all of you a Happy New Year! He was photographed by Northeast South Dakota Birding Club member Dan Streifel and illustrated by Aberdeen Magazine’s designer, Eliot Lucas. Our bundled up cover bird wants to remind you that just because it’s cold outside, that doesn’t mean outdoor (or indoor) fun has to wait until the snow melts! Check out the many ways you can make this your best winter ever as you flip through the following pages of this issue of Aberdeen Magazine.


EDITOR’S NOTE

FROM BARB ANDREWS

CONTRIBUTORS

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For the Love of Winter

VERY WINTER, though it comes on like clockwork, and lasts longer than summer ever will, we find ourselves in a state of seasonal denial. We avoid the cold reality of winter’s inevitable wardrobe change and its unwelcomed accompaniment of necessary accessories. We begrudgingly trade in our flip flops for thick socks and clunky boots and our short sleeved oh-so-breathable Tees for itchy, bulky sweaters. We finally admit to ourselves that it’s time to pull the lawn furniture into the garage and box up those lightweight summer shorts. Our personal grooming routine takes a backseat as our usual hygiene practices begin to require more effort than they’re worth, thanks to cold dark days that lend themselves to a sweatpant- laden homebound mentality. Men grow their beards and women neglect shaving their legs for a little longer than usual (justifying it’s for that added warmth). But as we've all been forced to accept by now, those days are upon us. As children, we don’t even seem to notice when winter has arrived. I remember when I was a child I’d look out my bedroom window with overwhelming excitement at the first sight of snow. Snow was the white fluffy (or preferably sticky) clay out of which I could build a snowman or snow fort. Frozen ponds meant I could walk on water and giant heaps of plowed snow (the more the better)were mountains of adventure to be conquered or sledded down. My winter birthday parties lent themselves quite naturally to the activity of ice skating, where I would glide along the smooth ponds

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of Lincoln Elementary School, dreaming I was a world class figure skater in perfect form and grace, dreaming I could fly. And an impending blizzard? Well, that was just an exciting opportunity to bundle up and trudge through the deep snow to the neighborhood video store, grab a few sugary snacks and rent stacks of my favorite movies and video games. Then I’d invite a neighborhood friend over and we’d stay up way too late, giggling on a sugar rush, knowing tomorrow was sure to be a snow day. There are those folks who have continued to revel in that childhood love of winter and embrace its elements as an opportunity to enjoy doing something they love. They use the season to regroup, to rejuvenate, or to create. They re-organize, redecorate, complete unfinished projects, dust off a long-neglected novel, and take extra time for friends, family and themselves. Some adventurous souls will delight in winter as a time to jump into their favorite outdoor sports and activities. They hunt; they hike; they ice fish; they grab the family and build an epic snowman, complete with carrot and coals. Some folks head out into nature to capture the majestic sights that can only be seen on a still winter morn. Whether your favorite part of the season is snuggling up indoors in soft pajamas with a good book or the latest issue of Aberdeen Magazine, or heading outside and gearing up for an afternoon of cross-country skiing, this issue has it all! And thanks to the numerous options we’ve uncovered for endless winter fun, you are about to have the best winter ever! //

BRENT BRANDT

Mr. Downtown, Movie Man, and father of two. Brent works for the Aberdeen Downtown Association and is also one of the Producers of the South Dakota Film Festival. ABBY BUELER

McQuillen Creative Group's own Abby Bueler isn't only a writer for Aberdeen Magazine. She is also a published author and freelance writer who brings her great sense of humor and eye for design with her wherever she goes. ANDREW HANSEN

McQuillen Creative Group Video Editor by day. Gamer and sports enthusiast by night. As a valued member of the Aberdeen Magazine team, Andrew welcomes the opportunity to write because he says it gives him an outlet in which to express ideas in a new and unique way. JILL MOHR

Jill Mohr is the manager of Sanford’s behavioral weight management program called “Profile.” She’s a real fitness expert. When Jill’s not biking, lifting weights, or training for a marathon, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and ten-year-old daughter. LAUREN YARBOROUGH NIKOLAS

No challenge is too great for this fearless do-it-yourselfer and mother of three. Lauren is a professional designer at Ashley Furniture, runs her own Etsy shop called Severely Custom, writes and creates delicious meals that won’t break the budget. EZEKIEL RICHTER

Ezekiel is a Video Producer and Filmmaker at McQuillen Creative Group. He has worn many hats and it's his many life experiences that inspire the creative genius he brings to Aberdeen Magazine. DR. FRANNE SIPPEL

Dr. Franne Sippel is in private practice at Northern Plains Psychological Associates, LLC. Dr. Sippel provides clients with a variety of services including individual, family and couples therapy for every age group. JENNIFER STREIFEL

She’s a real student of life. After retiring from teaching for 23 years, Jennifer has continued her love of learning. A loyal patron of the Alexander Mitchel Public Library, in her free time you’ll find her researching and reading up on whatever subject grabs her interest.


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A Movie Night with Molly Ringwald SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 6 P.M.

The Breakfast Club on the Big Screen

The Jazz Singer Speaks South Dakota Film Festival Presents A Movie Night with Molly Ringwald

Q&A with Molly Ringwald Capitol Theatre, Downtown Aberdeen

MOST PEOPLE RECOGNIZE MOLLY RINGWALD from her John Hughes films of the 1980s (Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club), however; few realize she’s now an accomplished jazz musician. So when she was invited to the South Dakota Film Festival last fall, she wanted to come show off her jazz vocal stylings. Ultimately her schedule didn’t jive with the SDFF and she couldn’t make it. But all was not lost. Knowing the Aberdeen crowd would probably respond better to one of her famous movies and a chat about her career, festival planners invited her to a special event of her very own. And she agreed! Molly Ringwald will arrive in Aberdeen on Saturday, January 31, beginning at 6 p.m. Capitol Cinema will show The Breakfast Club on the big screen, then Molly takes the stage for conversation about her career; a career that began in movies but has expanded to writing (two books), singing, dancing and speaking. Her jazz album Except Sometimes debuted in early 2013. Tickets are available for this awesome family event directly from Aberdeen Community Theatre at 415 S. Main. Choice seats are $40, while all other house seats are $25 (advanced pricing, $5 more at the door). //  CALL (605) 225-2228 FOR

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TOTALLY RAD!

Best Selling Author Advances to Level Aberdeen ON NOVEMBER 19TH, the Aberdeen community and NSU student body came out in force to meet and hear author Ernest (Ernie) Cline speak about his famous novel Ready Player One. The book was chosen to be NSU’s “Common Read” book for this year and was read by 500 students and faculty. Mr. Cline was hosted by the NSU Honors Program directed by Dr. Erin Fouberg, Professor of Geography. Mr. Cline began the evening’s activities with a VIP reception hosted by the Aberdeen American News. He then greeted over 800 fans at the Civic Theatre for a discussion about his book (and movie deal). From there he went to an after-party hosted by the Retrocade Arcade and the Red Rooster Coffee House. Cline’s book is set in a dystopian universe, 2045. The novel is about a competition for a technology mogul’s fortune in which players must solve puzzles about 1980s pop culture in order to win the prize. //

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Over 800 Common Readers packed the Civic Theater to hear Mr. Cline

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Author Ernest Cline and Dr. Erin Fouberg at Retrocade

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Culturefest 2014 NSU Event Just Gets Bigger, Better

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ABERDEEN'S VERY OWN one-of-a-kind Culturefest occurred again last fall, bringing tastes, sights and sounds from around the globe. Early November attendees were treated to a variety of authentic foods for sampling, international games and activities, face-painting, arts/crafts and international entertainment at the Barnett Center. University students, parents, community members, and university personnel made the event come to life. Culturefest is a great way for NSU’s global population to expose others to their unique culture. //

Shlomit Oren (center) led NSU students and CultureFest guests in a flash mob dance.

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Gail Pickus prepared traditional food selections.

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The NSU Korean Nanta (Drum) Team, led by NSU student Eric Gerber (not pictured), delighted attendees with energetic drum performances at both sessions of CultureFest.

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Torriano Barrett (Bahamas) of Tori and the Boys opened each CultureFest session with splendid jazz selections. All photos: Greg Smith, NSU University Relations

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OUR 5 ACTIVITIES for Endless Winter Fun Start Here!

1 Cross-Country Skiing Lessons YOU DON’T NEED MOUNTAINS to enjoy the excitement of skiing. You can meet other ski enthusiasts and learn how to ski right in city limits. Expert swing dancer, John Kersten is also well versed in the sport of cross-country skiing. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cross-country skier, this is your chance to try something new, hone your existing skills and receive tips to improve your physical fitness and conditioning. This intensive introduction will cover the fundamentals of such basics as: rhythmic motion, pole plant, riding the glide, improving your balance and more. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Participants will meet at the Manor Park Warming House. Classes are held on Saturdays, starting on January 24. Beginner’s classes run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Advanced Beginners classes run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $12 per class and includes equipment. //  THIS EXCITING WINTER ACTIVITY IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE ABERDEEN PARKS, RECREATION AND FORESTRY DEPARTMENT. REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY BY VISITING THE ABERDEEN PARKS, RECREATION AND FORESTRY OFFICE, LOCATED AT 225 3RD AVENUE SE, ONLINE AT WWW.ABERDEEN.SD.US/PARKSANDREC, OR BY CALLING (605)626-7015. MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEASONAL FUN WILL APPEAR IN THE PARKS AND REC WINTER BROCHURE THAT COMES OUT ON JANUARY 4. PICK UP YOUR COPY AT THE ABERDEEN PARKS AND REC OFFICE OR CHECK IT OUT ONLINE AT WWW.ABERDEEN.SD.US.

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hen Dial-A-Move Co-Owners Dan and Barry Wood were kids, they helped out in their parents’ furniture store by moving merchandise around and making deliveries. But they weren’t exactly excited to move furniture for a living. “We hated it!” They proclaim. “We wanted to be pig farmers!” At one time, the two elder Wood Brothers raised pigs for 4-H, and owned nearly 200 head. But after long hours of doing chores and taking side jobs to purchase feed, they soon realized pig farming was not their “big opportunity.” In college, Dan majored in elementary education while Barry pursued a marketing degree. But as fate would have it, they now operate Dial-A-Move Relocation Services from an office inside their parent’s furniture store and are the fourth generation of business owners in the Wood family. “We somehow ended up here!” They declare. “Life takes some unexpected turns sometimes, but we definitely wouldn’t change any of it.” Dial-A-Move was incorporated in 2001, and they’ve grown substantially PICTURED TOP TO ever since. They now offer full-service BOTTOM: BARRY packing, moving and climate controlled WOOD–VP AND storage. As the primary salesman, Dan CO-OWNER, DAN is the first face of the company. He WOOD–PRESIDENT schedules, moves, manages inventory AND CO-OWNER, and answers questions. Barry oversees ANDREW WOOD– all crews and handles logistics. TEAM LEAD Andrew, the youngest Wood brother, has worked with his elder siblings off and on since high school and currently acts as a Team Lead. “Almost everyone moves at some point in his or her life. And every situation is different,” they explain. Due to the real estate market, the peak moving season runs May to October, “But, many would be surprised to know how many times our crew has braved the bitter cold and snow to make sure we follow through on the promises to our clients.” When they started the business, they saw a need to improve customer service in the moving industry. “Our motto is ‘attention to detail is what makes a good move a great move.’” In February, Dial-A-Move earned the 2013 Enterprise Mover of the Year award from the American Moving and Storage Association–an honor given to just one company throughout the United States. Despite their national attention, the Wood Brothers enjoy Aberdeen because it’s big enough for business growth, yet small enough for word-of-mouth to help foster that growth. “Eighty percent of our jobs come from shared referrals or past customers,” the Wood brothers reveal. “We are very appreciative of the support our clients continue to give to us. But more importantly, having grown up here ourselves, we can’t imagine raising our families anywhere else.” //

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THE EXPERT

AUTHOR: Barb Andrews PHOTO: Troy McQuillen

OUTRUNNING

THE COLD

Running Club member Jill Mohr won’t let winter slow her down ABERDEEN AREA RUNNING CLUB member Jill Mohr doesn’t stop her favorite outdoor activity when the cold starts. ”There is just no comparison to running outdoors all year round, especially during our blistery cold winter season,” Jill explains. Loving the fresh air and Aberdeen scenery, Jill avoids the treadmill at all costs.”When the wind chill hits minus 20, that’s about the only time you will see me hit the treadmill.” Jill says the secret to outdoor running is dressing in layers, “People would be amazed to know that once you are all geared up in layers and have all areas of your skin covered (including your face) you’ll hardly notice the cold.” For those who want to kick the treadmill habit, Jill offers seven tips to make the most of your outdoor run: // Dress for both comfort and versatility. Choose clothing that is easy to move in and easily removed. It’s a good idea to start out your run almost uncomfortably cool, because you’ll get much warmer within the first 10 minutes.

Prevent frostbite by ensuring any exposed skin is covered. Jill recommends wearing a snug-fitting breathable hat that allows for good visibility, along with warm gloves or mittens. She also suggests a “neck gaiter,” a closed piece of fabric worn around the neck that can be pulled up to protect the mouth and nose as well. It should be made of thick fleece, or better yet, a quick-drying synthetic fabric.

Dress in layers. Everything you wear should sport natural fibers, like merino wool or silk blended with synthetics. Your closest-fitting thinnest fabric should be against your skin. The second layer should be insulating fleeces. Top everything off with a windbreaker. For lighter travel, compression garments make a warm base.

Be visible. As a runner it’s an absolute must that you are easily seen by drivers. Accomplish this through the use of lightly colored or reflective clothing. This can also be accomplished through the use of reflective tape.

Don’t be afraid to take it slow. Jill says that as a winter runner you must remember it is necessary to slow down your usual pace to avoid injuring yourself on snow and ice.

Wear the right socks. Technical socks (those that are designed for outdoor sports) keep your feet warm and dry without the added bulk.

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Choose the appropriate shoes. Make sure you are wearing a high-quality shoe that is specifically designed for running. Jill usually wears the same running shoes year-round, but some runners prefer to wear strap-on “grippers” that have metal coils or spikes to increase traction in slippery conditions.


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AUTHOR: Barb Andrews

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DINING OUT

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THE MILLSTONE FAMILY RESTAURANT takes the word “Family” in its name to heart. This favorite country diner with its home-style menu is reminiscent of the old fashioned, sitdown family dinner–a tradition that’s become a cornerstone to our region’s way of life. The Millstone’s time-tested combination of a classic salad bar, made-from-scratch favorites, friendly staff and familiar faces, creates a feeling of home. Bill Sutton, manger and co-owner, understands the importance of family. He has worked at the Millstone along side his brother Duane

since the 1970s. When asked one thing he’d like folks to know about the Millstone, Bill states, “We have a very diverse menu. We offer everything from steak and fettuccini, to classic favorites like meatloaf, fried chicken, and sausage and potatoes.” Bill adds, “It’s my staff that makes my business, servers and cooks that have been with us for years. They are more than employees–they are like family.” These elements, combined with years of loyal customers, are what have allowed the Millstone Family Restaurant to remain an Aberdeen tradition. //  “OUR SOUP AND SALAD BAR IS ALMOST ENTIRELY MADE FROM SCRATCH AND IS VERY POPULAR WITH THE CUSTOMERS.”

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AUTHOR: Lauren Yarborough Nikolas

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Hot Chocolate warms the soul HOT CHOCOLATE, an ancient beverage courtesy of the Aztecs, has the ability to sooth and comfort during the frigid months. It is arguably one of the most pleasant smells on a winter morning (right up there with coffee), and certainly one of the most pleasant flavors after a few hours of shoveling. Or for children, it’s the perfect way to end an exhaustive day of sledding and snowdrift conquering. Growing up, we never drank packaged hot cocoa at home. Perhaps we were exposed to it at a friend’s house, but it was just, you know, blah. However, the homemade option involved slaving over a stove, monitoring milk and chocolate for split-second signs of scorching or foaming eruptions! Our solution? We have a handy, made-from-scratch bulk mixture we prepared every winter. In fact it’s so delicious that we use it as a gift, or include samplings as stocking stuffers! I've enhanced and enriched the family recipe with Ghirardelli white chocolate chips to create a hybrid between hot cocoa–a drink made from powder and hot chocolate–a drink made from actual rich chocolate.

INGREDIENTS For the bulk powder mix 1 pkg Dehydrated milk 2 Cups Dutch process cocoa powder (unsweetened) 2 Cups cane sugar (I love the Zulka brand!) 1 pkg white or dark chocolate chips pulsed in the food processor until they are the texture of rice. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Pay attention to the shelf life of your dehydrated milk and use that as a guide for how long your mixture will last. We always drank our entire batch within 2 weeks so this was never an issue for us!

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HUB | GALLERY

AUTHOR: Abby Buehler PHOTOS: Bad River Artworks

Leaving a Legacy of Patriotism, Emotion and Empathy Art Talk With Bronze Sculptor Sherri Treeby "I WANT TO LEAVE A LASTING MARK ON and Lee started called “Bad River Artworks, Inc.”, THE WORLD,” expresses local artist Sherri Sherri was an art teacher. She’s taught classes Treeby, who has been making art of any kind as at Presentation College and continues her longlong as she can remember. Sherri began time teaching career at Aberdeen Central working in cast paper alongside her partHigh School. Together Sherri and Lee ner of 27 years, Lee Leuning, before (who is the vice president and secrefocusing solely on bronze sculptures. The tary of Bad River Artworks, Inc.), made sculptures, which are generally human WE ALL SHARE a name for themselves across the counsubjects, often express a moment in time try. “We won the Sioux Falls Sculpture THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE. that everyone can relate to, along with a Walk for the fifth time this year,” reveals touch of humor. “We all share the human Sherri. “It was a depiction of a little girl experience,” continues Sherri, “and we all have looking through a frame with her paintbrush similarities that surpass time and circumstance.” aligned, pondering future possibilities, entitled ‘World’s Her Canvas.’” The sculpture will be Before becoming president of the business she

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permanently installed this May at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Sherri and Lee have been part of countless sculpture walks and memorials across both the country and the world, with a total contribution to the art world of 150 sculptures thus far. “We always strive to tell a multi-layered story in each piece,” explains Sherri. “The story is revealed as you walk around the sculpture and ‘discover’ all the little nuances.” Sherri sees art as an exchange between the artist and the viewer. “The viewer takes ownership,” she explains. Inspirations for the pieces include: patriotism, emotion, empathy, and the desire to make a lasting mark on the world. This may be why Sherri’s list of accomplishments include: a South Dakota World War II Memorial, a Vietnam War Memorial and a Korean War Memorial – all located in Pierre, South Dakota. Many of the sculptures are also presidential and political figures. “I think we are where we should be and doing what we should be doing,” reflects Sherri. “I have always loved art in all forms and I have just gone where it has led me.” Through continuing to produce iconic sculptures, Sherri hopes she and Lee’s work will soon be included in even more public sculpture walks across the nation. “We [also] have plans for a possible coffee table book about our body of work,” reveals Sherri. In addition, she and Lee are currently working with the South Dakota Disabled American Vets on a national project designed to honor their service and sacrifice. Some of Sherri’s smaller pieces can be viewed at the new Aberdeen Originals art studio located on 9 2nd Ave. SE. //

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AUTHOR: Andy Hansen PHOTO: Troy McQuillen

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acman. Space Invaders. Pinball. For some, these video games are just a memory of their childhood, but for Aberdeen resident Scott Mosey these memories are being revisited. As the owner of Retrocade, a classic arcade located in downtown Aberdeen, Scott has brought classic video games and pinball from the “Golden Era” of arcade games (1977-1983) back to the present. Retrocade has been open since December 5th, 2013, and since then the original gaming prices have stayed the same. “If the game was originally 25 cents or 50 cents that’s what you will pay at Retrocade! I feel it provides a true 1980’s arcade experience,” says Scott. During the Winter, the arcade seems to have the biggest draw to customers, perhaps because people want to get out of the cold, or maybe THE SOUNDS, they're attracted by all the flashy THE LIGHTS lights. Either way, people have taken AND MUSIC; IT an interest in Scott’s life-long hobby, TAKES ME BACK but it doesn't just stop at flashing TO MY YOUTH lights from his vintage video games. You can also hear music coming from an original vinyl record jukebox. “My Passion really includes the entire arcade scene. The sounds, the lights and music; it takes me back to my youth,” explains Scott. Often people playing the games are astounded by the 40-plus machines that line the inside of the arcade. On top of that, each piece has been restored by Scott himself. “People might be surprised that I bought my first pinball machine when I was in sixth grade with money earned from my newspaper route. I played it and noticed something wasn't working quite right, so I opened it up to see how it worked. I found the problem and repaired the broken wire and was instantly ‘hooked’. I have bought, sold, repaired, and collected video games, pinball machines, and jukeboxes now for over 30 years.” When Scott isn't running the arcade, he spends time with his fiance, Roxy, and has a full time job as an Electronics Technician for a local vending company. “I also have a passion for history and love the vintage feel of old historic downtown buildings. Roxy and I were lucky to find this beautiful building for sale and were able to purchase it about 10 years ago. A couple years later, we decided to make my dream a reality and share my collection of 80’s arcade games with others.” //  Retrocade is located at 117 South Main Street and is open from from 4-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1-9 p.m. on Saturdays. Photographed at The Dakota Event Center

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HUB | COPY & CHAMOMILE

BOOK REVIEW BY: Jennifer Streifel

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl ON JANUARY 14, Alexander Mitchell Public Library's AMPL Book Club will discuss the culinary adventure Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. The story begins in September of present day New York. Billie (Wilhelmina) Breslin interviews for a position with the publisher of the food magazine Delicious!. The book is divided into three sections: Billie's experience as an assistant/journalist; her pursuit of a mystery at Timbers Mansion (the magazine's headquarters); and ending with Billie's journey in search of the past.

I must admit that at first, I was not eager to read this story, because I am not a foodie. Fortunately for me, however, there was only one recipe, and that was at the end of the book, so I didn’t find myself distracted by its presence from the plot. Yet, I feel that Ruth Reichl's novel had something for everyone, even a non-foodie such as myself. It was decadent with descriptions of savory meals, New York shops, and the 1830's Timbers Mansion. These tasty bites were perfectly mixed with memorable characters; a puzzle to solve; a little history; romance; and a satisfying finish. It was afterall, a very decadent read. //

GINGERBREAD SPICE Celebrate the New Year by indulging in a tea as rich and satisfying as the gingerbread Billie makes for Jake, managing editor of Delicious! magazine. Jake told Billie that “he had to hire her if only to get the recipe.” Ruth Reichl does include that gingerbread recipe at the end of the book, but if you have made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, you might prefer drinking this flavorful and aromatic tea instead. Or if you feel like splurging just a little, add sugar and cream. Delightful!

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It’s that time of year again. Be better prepared for winter’s chill with this hot collection of warming luxuries. From relaxing body lotions to cozy creature comforts, these local finds are sure to get you and yours through the coldest of winter nights.

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THE EXPERT

AUTHOR: Franne Sippel

EFFECTIVE TIPS FOR

BEATING THE WINTER BLUES As we all know, South Dakota winters can be brutal, with months of frigid temperatures and a dramatic decrease in sunlight. This presents a challenge for even the most optimistic of individuals. We all experience a taste of the winter blues, but for some it can escalate into what’s known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes on in the fall and continues into the winter months. People with SAD can be chronically crabby, lethargic and hypersensitive. Whatever the cause of your winter woes, Dr. Franne Sippel, EdD, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field, offers ten helpful tips to ensure everyone's winter is filled with happy days.

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Just 30 minutes of continuous movement improves circulation and overall mental disposition. And snow shoveling counts!

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coping skills and combat negative thought patterns. They may also recommend an antidepressant medication. CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE MOOD ENHANCERS such as yoga,

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People tend to drink more over the holiday season. Keep in mind alcohol is a depressant and can make your depression worse.

If you know or suspect you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), do what you need to do before it gets out of hand. And be sure to continue all recommended treatments, even after your symptoms subside. Consider starting a SAD support group in Aberdeen. You might meet some interesting people who understand what you experience in the winter months and can help to encourage positive changes.

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We often get a wee bit of hope when the stores’ big display windows in the Lakewood Mall convert to summer wear. But that’s not happening quite yet. The good news is these hot looks from Glik’s and The Buckle promise it is possible to stay warm without loosing your sense of cool. Layer with colors and textures so you can strip down or bundle up as needed depending on if you’re indoors or out. Fashion experts at both Glick’s and The Buckle in the Lakewood Mall guided this issue’s section of The Look. And their staff beautifully modeled this season’s youthful trends. Thanks to both stores for helping out! And a special thanks to Glik’s fashionista Billie Enderby for making it all happen! //

 THE BUCKLE Michele Serr Daytrip Double Brested Jacket Billabong Cardigan Miss Me Slim Boot Billabong Slouched Beanie Obey ¾ Sleeve Raglan Shirt BKE Coral Layering Tank BKE Wavey Layering Tank

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 GLIK'S Hailey Kline (left) in Black Holiday Dress With Sparkle Accents, Burgandy Knit Cardigan, Textured Black Fleece Lined Leggings, Large Jewel Necklace and Pink Pewter Bracelet. Kaylee Quenzer (right) in Stripe Elbow Patch Top, Navy Pleather Vest By Fate and Flying Monkey Skinny Jean.

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4 Prairie Fiber Arts Guild THE PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS GUILD is an organization of fiber artists who meet to promote and educate the public about fiber arts, including: the uses of wool, hand spinning yarn from wool and other fibers, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, nailbinding and traditional plant dyeing. The guild holds monthly meetings, teaches classes and actively demonstrates at many public events, museums, nursing homes, art fairs, threshing bees, schools, libraries, county and state fairs, and historical events. In addition, the guild offers individual fiber artists an opportunity to display and sell their works of art. PFAG is a group of about 22 individuals from Northeast South Dakota who meet regularly in Groton from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. The guild also sponsors Weaving Weekend, an annual event held at Richmond Lake Youth Camp in the early spring. //

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AUTHOR: Brent Brandt

GREAT MOVIES SURE to KEEP the HOME FIRES BURNING

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o there’s nothing good on T.V. and your list of Netflix “pics for you” have lost all credibility after that last subtitled, low-budget kung fu flick that made you want to demand a full refund of three hours of wasted life. For a guaranteed remedy, it would be easy for me to suggest to you such classic flicks as: The Avengers, Shawshank Redemption, The Breakfast Club, Pulp Fiction, Singin’ In The Rain, Goodfellas, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Vertigo, Toy Story, or Back To The Future. But how about broadening your horizons and delving into something beyond the familiar security of your normal cinematic comforts? The following is a list of really great films, personal favorites of my own, that while skimming your list of old faithfuls, you might have browsed right by. This list is for those cold nights when there’s nothing better than a jaw-clenching, tear-jerking, edge-of-your seat film that (even in the dead of winter) has the power to liven the spirit and awaken the soul. And the best news? You’ll find these classics just a click away on Netflix or perhaps in your friend’s vast collection of DVDs. Choose one of these timeless pics, each one an excellent representation of the major movie genres and I’ll bring the popcorn! //

ACTION/ ADVENTURE ALL IS LOST - 2013 Robert Redford plays the lead in this tense action drama about a lone sailor fighting the elements after being stranded at sea. Redford gives an epic performance in this nearly dialogue-free movie. You will feel as if you are on the boat right along side him as the depth of Redford’s character resurrects conflicting feelings of both hopefulness and utter dissolution. It’s one great survival film.

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DRAMA WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE - 1993 Leonardo DiCaprio earned his first Oscar nomination for his amazing performance as a mentally handicapped boy facing the constraints of a troubled upbringing with unimaginable optimism in a dysfunctional rural Iowa family. This is a movie with a great story and fantastic character executions across the board, including stellar performances by co-stars Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis.

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SCI-FI/FANTASY THE FIFTH ELEMENT 1997 Set in the 23rd century, you’ll have an amazing adventure through the perspective of Bruce Willis’s character as he plays a futuristic flying cab driver attempting to save an alien woman (Milla Jovovich) and the universe from evil. Gary Oldman enacts a creepy villain and co-star Chris Tucker is hilarious. This film is filled with impressive visual effects, costumes and creatures that are out of this world. Be sure to buckle up because this movie is sure to take you for one unforgettable ride.

ROMANTIC COMEDY ANNIE HALL - 1977 If you’ve never seen a Woody Allen movie before, this is the one to start with. Woody plays a neurotic comedian who falls in love with the equally kooky Annie Hall (played by Diane Keaton). If you want to see what life and love was like in the 70’s, this Oscar winning film can’t be beat.

DOCUMENTARY BLACKFISH - 2013 See the movie that is causing major waves (pun intended) for Seaworld. Complete with interviews from former Seaworld trainers and never before seen footage, this moving documentary explores the true-to-life conditions suffered by captive whales and the daily dangers faced by both animals and trainers alike. You will be both angered and inspired.


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5 Alexander Mitchell Public Library GET INVOLVED IN THE WINTER READING PROGRAM by picking up a bingo card at the Alexander Mitchell Public Library. The card will have a square for several different book genres. Choose as many books as you wish, each within a different genre (if you need help verifying the books you’ve chosen please ask staff for assistance). Every book you read will increase your chance of winning a bingo prize. Once you get a bingo on your card, feel free to try your luck again and pick up a second card! There are weekly drawings for prizes so don’t give up on your card until the game is over. Your last chance to win is February 28, ending at 5 p.m. There will be a prize drawing every week, but if your card doesn’t get drawn during that week, you stay in the running until the program ends. Acceptable literature includes any eBooks, audiobooks and regular books. Check out the library for the titles you're looking for, as they have several available in all formats. The activity is geared towards adults 18 and over. //  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WINTER READING

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SPOTLIGHT

SNOWBIRDS

THE NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA BIRDING CLUB EMBRACES THE SEASON BY BARB ANDREWS

BOHEMIAN WAXWING Seen only in winter in woodlands, residential areas with fruit trees and shrubs

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BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE Seen year-round, often at feeders

he Northeast South Dakota Birding Club doesn't let the frigid temperatures and deep snow of South Dakota winters stop them from doing what they love. Gary Olson, Aberdeen’s NSDB club president says birding is one hobby that is thoroughly enjoyable year round. Gary’s interest in birding began when he was about 12 years old, “I saw a Baltimore Oriole in the trees.” He became mesmerized by the intrinsic beauty of these majestic creatures.

Then later, when Gary met his future wife Cindy, he found out that she too shared his passion for birds. So when Gary retired from 3M after 36 faithful years of service, he decided it was time to get serious about his lifelong fascination. “I had been asked several times, by a fellow bird watcher Eve Larson, if I thought there was any interest (locally) in forming a bird club.” Gary decided to find out. He sent a group email to friends he knew were also avid birder watchers and he received an overwhelmingly favorable response. Thus, the NESDB club was formed. The original members being Gary himself, along with other local birders including: Eve Larson, Dan Streifel, Alyssa Anderson, Nate Roberts, Al and Tammy Olson, Brian and Joyce Kringen, Terry and Geri Jordre, Barry Parkin, Matt

Henning, Chad Peterson, Val Veland, Tracy Rosenberg and Cecilia Storley. “These are all the folks I can recall being at the first meeting, but I'm sure I'm missing a few,” Gary states. The Northeast South Dakota Birding Club goes on regular birding outings, even in the coldest of months. What makes birding enjoyable for Gary in the winter months is the chance to spot rare migratory species he’s never seen before, as well as the opportunity to ensure our local species are thriving. “I also enjoy when I think I've figured out when or where I’ll see a particular specie, then they will surprise me and appear at a different place or time.” Gary also enjoys noticing how the the number of a particular species he sights fluctuates from year to year.

Gary says the NESDB club’s mission is simply: “To get out and enjoy birding and nature.” They have bird feeders set up at both Richmond and Mina State Parks to provide others the opportunity to enjoy birding. Before their outings, the club meets once a month on the second Saturday, usually from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Senior Center, and more frequently during migration or peak birding times. The information gathered on club outings is reported by Gary on the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union website at www. sdou.org. Gary picks the NESDB club’s outing location. He had been birding several years prior to the formation of the club. As a result, he has learned which birds are likely to be found in various habitats. Locations the birders club has visited JAN/FEB 2015 ABERDEEN MAGAZINE |

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so far include: the site of former Blue Cloud Abby, Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Ordway Prairie, Mina, Richmond Lake (Forest Drive), Hartford Beach State Park, Sica Hollow State Park, Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area, Riverside Memorial Cemetery and the bike path along Moccasin Creek near the public swimming pool. A variety of habitats such as marshes, prairies, forests, and even neighborhood yards have been utilized on club outings. All the bird species seen are put into the SDOU database so there is a historical record that can be used later for reference. It's important to have a record of birds spotted that are not only out of their normal range but also a record of whether or not the ones normally seen in our area are doing well. January is when the Northeast South Dakota Birding Club holds their annual business meeting. Gary sends emails out to the current 20 members. He also posts club information on Yahoo Groups under SD-birds. That list reaches about 477 members. Any new idea or new project is discussed. Officers are elected every other year so it will be a year from now before they elect again. “We collect no dues so projects are run on volunteers and donations.” At this year’s meeting, they will review last year’s sightings and watch a small presentation on Whooping Cranes. “The club was lucky to see a pair of Whooping Cranes on our first outing this past April, so a little history should be interesting for all.” In addition, Brad McDonald (one of the club’s newest members) has written a book about his birding adventures and will be giving a presentation on his birding adventures. The club will discuss possible outing destinations for this year, along with plans to work on some combined outings with the Sioux Falls Birding Club. This year’s annual business meeting will be held on January 10 at 1 p.m. at Northern State University. The building and room will be announced at a later date. Interested parties should contact Gary Olson, Northeast Birding Club President, by leaving a message at (605) 225-5241 or by emailing him at olsonfam@nvc.net. //

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For those interested in winter birding Gary offers these helpful tips:

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Be sure to dress in appropriate winter clothing. Wear layers and be sure to cover all exposed skin, especially your ears, neck, and face. Choose clothing that is wind-resistant yet breathable, and cover your hands with gloves that allow for both grip and dexterity. Protect your feet against frostbite, and prepare yourself for varied terrain with wool socks and waterproof footwear. Clothing well suited for winter birding can be found at local sporting goods stores such as Dunham’s and SODAK Sport and Bait, and some articles may be purchased at local department stores.

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Invest in a quality pair of binoculars. Be sure to purchase binoculars with a strength of at least 10 X 42 mm. These will provide adequate magnification power. That, combined with a sufficient objective lens diameter, will give you the most out of your birding experience. Get your high-powered binoculars at any local sporting goods store, or the sporting goods section of Walmart.

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Purchase user-friendly identification books. Two excellent books are Birds of the Dakotas Field Guide by Stan Tekiela (which helps the novice birder to identify birds by color) and Birds of South Dakota by Dan A. Tallman, David L. Swanson, and Jeffrey S. Palmer (an easy to follow and locally created fielder’s guide).

HORNED LARK Seen year-round in open country as it is a common migrant


PURPLE FINCH Seen only in winter Residential areas

PINE GROSBEAK Seen mostly in coniferous forests, and fruit trees

(at right) LAPLAND LONGSPUR Seen only in winter in fields and at road edges (at bottom) AMERICAN GOLDFINCH Seen year-round in residential areas

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Become familiar with your field guide. After studying a reputable bird guide, you will know what birds you can expect to see and where you can expect to see them. Birds that frequent our area in the winter months, such as the American Goldfinch, can be found in a variety of habitats. Use your field guide to save yourself time and frustration, so your birding experience can be as fulfilling as possible. Successfully referencing your guide while you still have the bird in sight is nearly impossible. Study the details of the bird you have in sight, then when the bird flies away, get out your guide to help you identify the specie. Some details to look for are: body color, wing bars, eye-rings, the length from tail to wing tips and foot color.

LONG-EARED OWL Seen late winter or early spring; an uncommon winter visitor spotted in pine groves, woodland edges and open country with scattered trees

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Know where to look. Typical winter birding habitats include feeder stations, forested areas and fields. To spot birds during this time of year, drive country roads and keep an eye out in the ditches where you may sight small birds going across the road and out into the fields. Also, walk Richmond and Mina Lakes trails. A walk along Moccasin Creek bike trail can also turn up something interesting but is usually a better spot to visit during migration season. Cemeteries can be ideal birding locations. Gary has had quite a bit of luck finding winter birds in and around the Riverside Cemetery. You may even be so lucky as to see an Arctic breeding bird starting its winter molt back into breeding plumage. Plain brown winter birds can molt into colorful little diamonds. Gary hops to lead a late winter trip to the Hartford Beach area along the Minnesota border, or perhaps a trip to Lake Hiddenwood nearby Selby.

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You can even attract birds to your own backyard. Encourage backyard bird sightings by considering the elements needed in a natural bird habitat. Specific elements vary from bird to bird, but some basic features in any bird habitat are a mixture of flowering and nonflowering plants, trees and bushes with consideration to the specie’s needs for shelter and roosting. In addition, be sure to research which feed is appropriate to the species you’re attempting to attract. Keep in mind the importance of effective protection and dispensing of feed. Bird feeders are designed to keep larger birds or squirrels from invading the food supply. Certain feeders are also designed to dispense specific types of seed that attracts birds in the winter. Sunflower seeds and suet (hard animal fat) are low cost and appropriate. This type of feed is preferable over the typical seed blends seen on store shelves (which is better suited to spring-fall birds) as it contains the additional fat needed by winter birds to keep them well-insulated. Both feeders and seed can be purchased at local supply stores such as Running's or Tractor Supply Company. JAN/FEB 2015 ABERDEEN MAGAZINE |

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A B E R D E E N | Y E S T E R DAY S

AUTHOR: Troy McQuillen

A CAPITOL IDEA DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE OR HOW LONG YOU’VE LIVED IN ABERDEEN, you may have differing notions of what our Capitol Theatre really is. To many, it’s home to some of the best musical and dramatic theatre productions brilliantly performed by community volunteers. If you’re like me, you remember the blockbuster movies that premiered there, along with the burgundy jackets and bathrooms in the basement. Or perhaps you’ve had the pleasure of viewing Oscar-worthy films on the big screen, now that the Capitol has began showing films once again. Our Capitol Theatre is known for quality entertaining experiences, how ever you want to define that. Years ago, when arts and culturally minded folks gathered to discuss a long range plan for the 1926 vaudeville theatre, they envisioned a top-notch live community theatre hall that could once again show films after a live theatre conversion. We are all indebted to these visionaries and to the thousands of donors who have made this establishment the envy of many community theatre patrons from South Dakota to New York City.

ABERDEEN LANDMARK SURVIVES WITH INNOVATION AND A NOD TO THE PAST. Interestingly, The Capitol Theatre is not really the official name of the historic downtown building (look up! It’s carved in the stonework). Officially, it’s the “Capitol Building,” which comprises everything all the way up to the bankers and lawyers occupying the upper floors. But the entertainment component is known as Aberdeen Community Theatre, and the film-exhibition portion is known as Capitol Cinema. Capitol Cinema began running movies in the Aberdeen Community Theatre in 2007 during the first ever South Dakota Film Festival and now specializes in acclaimed, or popular films that don’t fit Carmike Cinema’s target demographic. Truth be told, so many movies are produced each year that Carmike can’t begin to scratch the surface. And when they fill three of their nine theatres with the latest Hunger Games movie, it’s difficult to expose people to other cinematic options.

Although talkies (movies with sound) were already in existence when the Capitol Theater opened, it opened as a silent movie house. Music accompanied the movies via a massive organ played by a skilled organist. The organ was recently returned to the Capitol and sits in the lobby. This picture from the 1930s shows that sound was recently added to the Capitol as evidenced by the Vitaphone (sync sound) sign tacked onto the marquee.

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The Rialto was located at 404 S. Main, and this building would eventually be demolished for a new department store known as Bostwicks.

Photo: Troy McQuillen

Photo: Troy McQuillen

The Idle Hour was added to the Jewett Wholesale building built on the corner of 4th and Main. Later the theater changed its name to the Rialto.

The Lyric Theater was located at 216 S. Main. Many will remember it as the location of Pauer Sound and Music. It is currently a Flea Market. (1942)

Artist/Managing Director Jim Walker of the Aberdeen Community Theatre and Capitol Cinema shows off the new Digital Theater. About 90 seats will be added for daily film viewings and live theatre productions. Photo: Dacotah Prairie Mueum

However, showing movies in a 450-seat theatre in the dead of winter poses many challenges. Artistic/Managing Director James Walker explains that the movie crowds during ACT’s live theatre off time (December to April) are generally small. And heating the massive space for the crowd becomes challenging. Consequently, people tend to feel a bit lonely, and chilly. So as you hear chatter about Capitol Cinema’s new Digital Theatre, you may think it’s a reaction to small, chilly crowds. But that’s not the case. This new theatre, set to open soon was envisioned back in the day of the master plan. It’s actually located in the space that was built for Woolworths Department store in 1934, and maybe a bit of JC Penny, which was constructed as a stand-alone building prior to Woolworths. In fact, Walker explains, budgets were drawn up for the Digital Theatre five years ago. Of course, construction costs today are challenging that budget, but the theatre will be completed, as planned. And those plans are oh so cool! The theatre will seat at least 90 people, will be fully handicap accessible, will have

state-of-the-art digital film projection and sound, and could show feature films every day of the year except Christmas eve. It is also being outfitted with “looping” technology, which enhances the listening experience of those who wear hearing aids. Not only is the projected revenue attractive to ACT, but the movie goers will love the experience itself as it will be intimate, warm, and tasty. Yes folks, concessions will be available in this theatre. Walker explains that popcorn and soda pop (and all food) have not been welcomed in the main auditorium since it reopened as a community theatre. He says if you spill pop in the back row, it runs all the way down to the front of the theatre, leaving a sugar trail 50 yards long. Cleaning something like that between and under chairs is a nightmare. And popcorn tends to stink up a confined space. However, this maintenance issue has been taken into consideration for the Digital Theatre, and folks will be welcomed to purchase concessions and chomp down while watching the movie. Aberdeen Community Theatre will also benefit from this new space as it can be

Photo: Troy McQuillen

used as an extra rehearsal stage, and as a place to perform alternative or experimental theatre. One has to wonder, why after 80 years and six other downtown movie theaters that have come and gone, does the Capitol still shine to this day? Most others that popped up in Aberdeen’s early years were retrofitted into existing buildings. But the Capitol was built as a movie palace, complete with Art Deco interiors. It was definitely a destination, and since it was built specifically for entertaining crowds, it has been preserved by a mindful community. Plus, it didn’t burn to the ground like so many structures back in the day. Since we’re on the subject, the late Don Artz published in his The Town in the Frog Pond book (Memories Inc., 1991) that Aberdeen had a total of seven theaters downtown after the Capitol opened in 1926. In that year, they were known as Colonial or State, Princess, Garrick or State, Lyric, Orpheum and Rialto. At times, many were owned by the same individual, and they were regularly bought, sold, renamed and ultimately closed. // JAN/FEB 2015 ABERDEEN MAGAZINE |

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South Dakota Jazz Festival Concert JANUARY 22

On those cold South Dakota winter nights it can be hard to find a reason to get out of the comfort of your cozy home. While relaxing on your sofa wrapped in a soft blanket while watching your favorite T.V. show should not be an underrated past time, there are just some things that make getting all bundled up and leaving the house so worth your time. And there’s nothing like the heart pounding sound of live Jazz to really get your blood pumping. For the sixth year in a row, Aberdeen Community Concert will partner with Northern State University’s School of Fine Arts to bring you a full evening of nationally acclaimed jazz entertainment. On the night of Thursday, January 22 the acoustic ambiance of the Civic Theatre will take the chill right out of your bones and replace your winter woes with a feeling of delight. The two-hour performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT (605) 626-7015 OR VISIT THE ABERDEEN COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION WEBSITE AT ABERDEENCOMMUNITYCONCERTS.ORG.

Photo: Aberdeen Area Arts Council

Richmond Lake Snowshoe Hike JANUARY 17

Do you love spending time in nature and enjoying the great outdoors? Well don’t let winter stop you. Snowshoe hiking offers you the chance to take in the fresh air, wildlife and scenic surroundings of the Aberdeen countryside. Snowshoe hiking won’t only put you in touch with nature, while taking in plenty of fresh air within beautiful surroundings, it will also present an opportunity to enjoy a one-ofa-kind outdoor adventure in even the most challenging of terrain. All ages are welcome to participate in the annual Richmond Lake Snowshoe Hike that takes place this year on Saturday, January 17 from 1-4 p.m. Don’t own a pair of snowshoes? No problem. Richmond Recreation has rentals, but be sure to call ahead to reserve a pair, as there are a limited number available.  RESERVE YOUR SNOWSHOES TODAY, OR GET MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT’S ABOUT TO BECOME YOUR NEWEST FAVORITE OUTDOOR WINTER HOBBY, BY CONTACTING THE RICHMOND LAKE RECREATION AREA OFFICE AT (605) 626-3488.

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Keigwin Dance Performance JANUARY 27

Can’t dance? Well you don’t have to. The Keigwin Dance Company brings a performance so energizing you’ll feel the beat right from your chair. Their electrifying contemporary dance style, complete with a theatrical combination of wit and heart, will make you shake those winter blues. The Keigwin Dance Company (founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and Associate Director Nicole Wolcott) is sponsored by the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, a local organization known for consistently delivering top-notch entertainment to the Aberdeen community. Dancers will be performing on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Theatre. The Keigwin Dance Company performance is open to the public.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AND ON HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THE ARTS, CONTACT THE ABERDEEN AREA ARTS COUNCIL AT (605) 226-1557 OR CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE AT ABERDEENAREAARTSCOUNCIL.COM.

Got tickets to the gun show? Every year the Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association brings an intriguing opportunity for onlookers and gun enthusiasts alike with their annual area Gun Collectors Association Show. Whether you’re an avid hunter, an experienced sharpshooter or just a curious patron, you won’t want to miss your chance to see the limitless options offered within the field of one of man’s most powerful creations. The Gun Collectors Association Show features everything from classic rifles to the latest in high-tech weaponry. Get fired up to witness the caliber of magnificent gun collections as showcased by a variety of local gun enthusiasts. This two-day event takes place at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel on Saturday, February 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, February 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  FOR TICKET PRICING OR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (701) 851-0129.

Shakespeare at the Symphony FEBRUARY 28

To see or not to see? That’s not even a question when it comes to attending this year’s epic performance of Shakespeare at the Symphony at the Aberdeen Civic Theatre. Shakespeare at the Symphony is an orchestral rendition of creations by the classic playwright genius William Shakespeare. The concert is an appreciation of works that have been carried through a variety of facets for over 400 years. Be guided by the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony through moving tales of unrequited love, mystical enchantment, heart-wrenching betrayal and comedic relief as the orchestra performs musical pieces inspired by such classic Shakespearean plays as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor. This unforgettable two-hour performance by the talented ensemble of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony, takes place on Saturday, February 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Civic Theatre.  FOR TICKET PRICING OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT (605) 626-2497.


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