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Christmas Bird Count season at hand
The season for Christmas bird counts is at hand, and there are several opportunities for birdwatchers in the region to participate throughout the holiday season. The Christmas Bird Count season offic...
12/12/12 at 2:29 PM
Record Breaking Attendance at Christmas on the Prairie at Bonanzaville
WEST FARGO, ND- December 4th, 2012- This year, Bonanzavilles Christmas on the Prairie event came back to life with record breaking attendance. Over 1,300 people attended the event on Saturday, Decem ...
12/6/12 at 9:44 AM Christmas on the Prairie at Bonanzaville 11/30/12 at 10:28 PM
Upcoming Events at Bonanzaville in West Fargo 10/2/12 at 12:00 PM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions!
What I love about the Areavoices Community is the opportunity it gives for everyone to weigh in. That's what I like most about one of our newest blogs, "Traditions of the Season" We're asking everyo...
12/5/12 at 4:06 PM
Program provides financial option for life-enhancing gifts
Retail's "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" have come and gone, but the gift-buying season continues. Some gifts are certain tobring smiles. Yet, imagine the gift that can change someone's life -- fo...
11/27/12 at 2:57 PM
Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
Last night I began my Christmas shopping foray. After dinner we put on comfy shoes and headed for the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. Pride of Dakota is a place to shop local--sort of, if local coun...
11/17/12 at 8:03 AM
Less Than 100 Days Until Christmas
Yes.I said it, less than 100 days until Christmas. But what if this year we decided to think a little different about holidays? What would happen if we focused less on trying to buy the love of our ...
9/20/12 at 9:22 PM Consider Quality Not Quantity 12/13/11 at 10:57 AM
Give The Gift Of Experiences 11/28/11 at 10:11 AM
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
We had a wonderful surprise at our house on Saturday night. Giovanni and I had just finished making dinner - homemade turkey burgers,french fries and chocolate malts - when I realized that I hadn't br...
9/16/12 at 11:29 AM
Christmas Shopping in July
I love buying gifts I really do. And know all too well what Mary Hunt is talking about in her article below. The Christmastime pressure feeling the need to purchase items just to get a gift, without...
7/31/12 at 2:00 AM
Beijing Means Business
Here's a picture book for your eyes and minds highlighting some illegal entrepreneurs, the business district of bustling Beijing and Walmart in China. Enjoy! A common sight in Chinese cities are the...
7/14/12 at 8:03 AM
Christmas in July
Christmas Eve in the Midwest is a solemn affair. You sit around a crackling fireplace, mom puts the Mannheim Steamroller album on, and you enjoy a bit of quiet repose in the happy company of family. S...
12/26/11 at 8:15 AM
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday this weekend! From: The Racing Life - Scott, Darcelle, Reile & Gwenyth Sailer. ...
12/24/11 at 10:06 PM
Memories of a SD White Christmas
It won't be a classic South Dakota Christmas for most of us. No snow. No wind howling outside our snug houses as we welcome red-faced people rushing in from the cold. No powdery drifts for kids to pl...
12/24/11 at 10:59 AM Thune wants to come home for holidays 12/20/10 at 5:04 PM
Congratulations -- you just lived through the snowiest Christmas in South Dakota history 12/26/09 at 1:30 AM
That's a wrap!
I'm a big believer that after enduring mobs at the mall, parting with six months salary, dodging drivers who venture to Fargo exactly once per year then hauling the loot into the house, it's wrong to ...
12/24/11 at 8:35 AM The Twelve Days of Christmas, updated 12/11/11 at 8:54 AM
Oh Christmas Tree! 12/10/11 at 8:34 AM
Handprint Christmas Ornament
I needed the traditional "Baby's First Christmas" ornament for my 10-month old son. These great handprint ideas have been floating around Pinterest all season: There are a few different ways to pu...
12/23/11 at 10:02 AM I Love Friday!...and Reindeer 12/16/11 at 9:59 AM
Christmas Tree Cones 12/2/11 at 11:05 AM
The real jewels
I was having a green Christmas. Not the evergreen, pine boughs or holly shade of green, but one of a more jealous hue. It was almost 20 years ago, and I was spending Christmas Eve with my husband, my ...
12/21/11 at 8:47 AM