Do you enjoy putting together meals with fresh and savory plants to make up a colorful dish full of robust flavor and energy? Quinta Mazatlan invites you to join them on their one-hour guided tour, Foraging Forests, to get you started foraging native edibles and herbs safely and ethically in your garden.
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Submitted by Duane Yurek, Silver Lake, MN
This one started the summer of 2002 on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes near Richmond, MN.
My adult son, Dallas, was leaving the family cabin by boat to go to an island to set up an overnight camp out with some of his friends. Being young adults, they wanted to be fairly comfortable, so they had quite a lot of camping gear and supplies. So, he made a first run by boat to deliver firewood, tenting equipment, and some of the other gear. The second run was for the food, refreshments, and friends.
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The Way We Were
Now… although it was written 35 years ago, I think there might still be some that can relate to what will be shared here this week. We think about all the changes that have happened in the past 35 years with the paper, but as we get older, we also know things change all around us. I do think I need to find a more updated version in the next few years.
Like in a previous throwback when we talked about computers. Things are ever evolving around us. We can’t stop it, but sometimes we do wish for those simpler times.
Read more: Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years
According to Vernon Weckbacher, Mission Historical Museum’s archivist, the 17th annual MHM’s Quilt Show was a success. Although there were fewer quilts than in past years, they each had a distinctive character with none resembling the others.
During the annual “Turning of the Quilts,” presented by Nancy Lenz, a local quilting expert, most of the quilts presented were antiques.
First, she presented a hand-stitched quilt bought at a rummage sale for $15.
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The Museum of South Texas History presents Heritage and History Day scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 11.
The community event highlights the culture of South Texas peoples through regional folkway demonstrations ranging from hands-on activities to live performances.
Museum staff will host several hands-on activities such as embroidery using yarn and plastic needlepoints. Another activity includes a role-playing voting booth that assigns participants with a character card, determining whether they can or cannot vote. Attendees are welcome to watch or participate in butter churning, an essential chore practiced when modern equipment was not available. Other living history demonstrations include knitting, leather crafts, rope making and roping.
Read more: Heritage and History Day returns to MOSTH
The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, History Department and the Center for Mexican American Studies proudly present “Life and Death on the Border: 1910-1920,” a panel exhibit that includes photographs, postcards, court documents and rare artifacts that tell the story of daily life and re-examines Texas historical events of the early 1900s in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.
STC History Professor and co-founder of the Refusing to Forget project Trinidad Gonzales, Ph.D., worked alongside colleagues throughout the state and nation to help research and put together this exhibit and event series. These histories inspired Tejano literature, art and music and influenced the creation of the Mexican American civil rights movement.
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The Museum of South Texas History presents the spotlight exhibit, “Furniture that Built the Valley,” debuting Tuesday, February 14.
The museum has a variety of beautiful furniture in its collections, each with an interesting story to tell. “Furniture that Built the Valley” will share the story of three South Texas families through a piece of furniture that was donated from each family.
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The Gladys Porter Zoo is back with their annual 5K and one-mile fun run to support ocelot conservation. The Ocelot 5K Run will take place on March 5th starting at 7:30 a.m., and the one-mile fun run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Gladys Porter Zoo. The run will begin in the Zoo’s parking lot.
The 5K route will take guests through some of the most popular areas around the Mitte Cultural District before leading them into the scenic Gladys Porter Zoo for the final stretch. The one-mile route will take guests through a fun and colorful run around the Zoo.
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AUSTIN — Point, focus, shoot! In honor of its 100-year birthday celebration, Texas State Parks is hosting a photo contest throughout 2023 with the chance to win park passes, H-E-B gift cards, and even a curated state park experience.
The contest will have four seasonal prize winners before the public votes on the grand prize winner at the end of the year.
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Valley life wins praise
We all know why Winter Texans come to Valley. When you ask, it’s not only because of the weather, but it’s also because of the friendliness of the people in the Valley, how much there is to do, and how little you have to spend to do the things you love.
This is a reprint of an article published in the February 12, 1988, edition of the Winter Texan Times.
“Valley life wins praise in syndicated column”
Read more: Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years