Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The musician and Stillwater Area High School student died Monday following a four-year battle with cancer.
"And it went Up, Up, Up!" That's the way Rock the Cause's Facebook post read Wednesday afternoon announcing that Zach Sobiech's single "Clouds" officially reached No. 1 on the iTunes Singles Chart. The proceeds from the sale of "Clouds" and YouTube views benefit the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund through the Children's Cancer Research Fund. To date, more than $230,000 has been raised. Original: The community that has rallied behind and supported Zach Sobiech for years, is now working to get his hit song “Clouds” to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. With just months to live, Zach turned to music—writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family. “Writing goodbye letters aren’t Zach’s style, his mother Laura has said…
Monday, May 20, 2013
The performance is part of Explore Your Parks Day, which will feature a number of events.
As part of Washington County’s Explore Your Parks Day, the Grammy-winning music group the Okee Dokee Brothers will perform at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The event is set for Saturday, June 1, when it will be free to enter all Washington County parks. There are several events at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve in the works, including outdoor recreation demonstrations, live entertainment, food and more, according to a release from Washington County. Events run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., centered at the beach area. The day kicks off with 5K and 1K fun runs. Free registration is from 9-9:45 a.m. The kids 1K run begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. starting at the beach building. Fun run participants will be included in a raffle for a …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The 36th annual Rivertown Art Festival will take place in North Lowell Park in Downtown Stillwater on May 18-19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is free to the public and will feature over 100 local vendors and artists.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
There will be a concert benefiting Zach Sobiech's Osteosarcoma Research Fund Saturday, May 18 at the Lakefront Park band shell in Hudson.
There will be a concert benefiting Zach Sobiech's Osteosarcoma Research Fund Saturday, May 18 at the Lakefront Park band shell in Hudson. "Rockin' the River for Zach" will feature music by "The New Skinny" and other special guests from 3 - 6 p.m. on Saturday. Wristbands can be purchased for $5 at the park. All proceeds from the event will go to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. When he was 14 years old, Sobiech, now 18, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Given only months to live, Zach turned to music to inspire others and raise awareness. RELATED: PHOTOS: Up, Up, Up, A Concert for Zach Sobiech at the Varsity Theater Lakeland Teen Captures the Attention of Hollywood Lakeland teenager with rare cancer saying …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Class of 2012 Stillwater Area High School grad Joey Bush posted a senior project video for Cutaway Productions on YouTube about a year ago, and now it is closing in on 10 million views and more than 4,000 comments.
A 2012 Stillwater Area High School graduate’s final Cutaway Productions project titled, “Our Story in Two Minutes” has has taken on a life of its own. Joey Bush posted the video on YouTube about a year ago, and it is closing in on 10 million views and more than 4,000 comments. Bush set the video to the song “Mind Heist” by Zack Hemsey and gathered photos from all over the Internet to show the story of the world (from a westerners’ vantage point as one commenter points out). Bush just finished his first year at Iowa State University, where he is an Honor student stuying computer engineering. "When I first saw this video, I thought it was great, but I didn't think it would create this much interest," Cutaway Productions instructor Debbie …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce announces the 36th annual Rivertown Art Festival will take place in North Lowell Park in Downtown Stillwater on May 18-19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
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It is hard to find a person these days who doesn't have at least one tattoo. Males, females, teenagers—they all seem to have some kind of ink. Small stars, crosses, butterflies, tribal, oriental, in memoriam, there are so many to choose from. Then once you choose your tattoo, or design, where do you put it? Do you pick your shoulder? Your back? So many decisions to make. So Patch wants you to post photos of your favorite tattoo(s). We want to hear why you picked the tattoo you chose and its meaning to you. We'll start with a few examples from Patch editors here in Minnesota: Micheal Foley: "I got my tattoo when I was 18. I had been a Marine for only a few months, and I was back in Wisconsin on leave for the holidays when my new …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The photo, which is framed and matted, was recently listed on eBay.
Stillwater history buffs, get your bid ready. A classic print of the staff at the then-Advanced Rumley tractor, which would be the home of the Rumley steam thresher production line in Stillwater, is up for bid on eBay. The building opened as the Northwest Thresher Co. in Stillwater, and was acquired by Rumley in 1912. According to Edward Yost, who put the item up for bid, if bidders would like to look at the listing, they can just punch in the item number 261205220978 in eBay's search area. "We live in Ramsey, (just north of Anoka)," Yost stated in an email to Stillwater Patch. "The photograph is dated 1926, and was made by Edmund A. Brush Studios in Minneapolis (he's the son of James Brush). They are quite reknown for their images of …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The tournament will go down Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Matt "Sweets" Jorgenson of Sweets Kendamas will host and emcee the battle.
Alfresco Casual Living will play host to a Kendama Tournament Saturday, April 20 at the Stillwater Armory. The tournament will go down from noon-3 p.m. Matt "Sweets" Jorgenson of Sweets Kendamas will host and emcee the battle. A list of tricks is posted on Alfresco’s Facebook page. RELATED: Sweets Kendamas Flying Off the Shelves at Alfresco Casual Living in Downtown Stillwater The tournament will have three levels, and Sweets will bring prizes. Contestants can use their own kendama—it does not have to be a Sweets—but "biggies" are not allowed. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday—participants can sign up for whatever level they feel they’re at—whether it’s a beginner, advanced player or expert. The tournament is a fundraiser for …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The competition, titled "An Artistic Discovery" is open to all high school students in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District.
Monday, April 8
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum's office is accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition until April 22. The competition is titled "An Artistic Discovery," according to an information page on McCollum's website. From the website: The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 4th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. The winner of the art competition will receive two complimentary tickets to Washington, DC for the National Reception in June. Downloads