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  • Thrivent Financial Members Designate Dollars to Sylvia’s Children Sylvia’s Children has received $822 in Choice Dollars® grant funds since enrolling in the program. Over the last 5 years, eligible members have recommended that Thrivent Financial distribute more than $225 million in charitable grant funds to more than 25,600 enrolled churches and organizations through Thrivent Choice®. View Thrivent Newsletter
  • Aitkin Farmers’ Market Celebrates 2015 National Farmers Market Week The Aitkin Farmers’ Market, the beloved spot for those from Aitkin and surrounding areas to peruse and pick up the freshest in agricultural finds, and homemade and handmade goodies, will be celebrating National Farmers Market Week, it has been announced. National Farmers Market, which officially runs this year from August 2-8, is held annually to highlight ...
  • Sylvia’s Children Need Medical Personnel HireNurses.com has formed an alliance with Sylvia’s Children to solicit health care professionals for upcoming medical trips thereby allowing Sylvia’s Children to fulfill its mission of providing quality health care to the school, its employees, the family members of the children and the village of Mbiriizi in general. Read Story Visit Sylvia’s Children’s Web Site Email Sylvia ...
  • All Female Musical Group The YoYo Mamas to Perform Concert at Historic Butler Building, Aug. 15th The historic Aitkin Butler Building will present an exclusive concert by The YoYo Mamas, a Minnesota-based, all female musical group, as part of its Farmers’ Market entertainment series on Aug. 15th. Founded nearly 14 years ago, The YoYo Mamas were formed by a group of women who wanted to create a unique musical experience and hone ...
  • Sylvia’s Children Helps Ring In Christmas in July for Over 1,000 Children in Uganda Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit, committed to improving the lives for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, will be helping to bring in the Christmas cheer…in July! Every year around November, volunteers from around the country embark on a trip to the Ugandan village to help bring Christmas joy to the children at the ...
  • Historic Aitkin Opera House Draws Packed Crowd to Lakes Area Music Festival’s 2015 Prelude Series Show 135 people turned out on Sunday, July 12th, to attend a performance as part of the 2015 Prelude Series of the Lakes Area Music Festival at the historic Opera House at the Aitkin Butler Building. Since 2009, the Lakes Area Music Festival has engaged the nation’s best performers and audiences for excellent classical music and inspiring ...
  • Sylvia Speaking at ‘Think Big for your Small Business with APP’ July 8th What are the best practices for getting a new business off the ground? How can you grow your small business’ reach? APP’s Devin Loring will talk to successful Shore area business owners and thought leaders during the next event in our APP Talks live speaker and networking series: “Thinking Big for Your Small Business,” 5:15 p.m. July ...
  • Midge Johnson Presents Spinning Demonstration at Aitkin Farmers’ Market July 4th As part of its weekly entertainment series at the historic Aitkin Butler Building (301 Minnesota Avenue North), the 2015 Farmers’ Market will present a very special live spinning demonstration by living history spinning demonstrator Midge Johnson on July 4. Farmers’ Market Facebook Page   With a collection of five spinning wheels to her name and 20 years of ...
  • Lakes Area Music Festival Returns to Aitkin July 12th On July 12 at 7 pm we will be hosting a free concert at the historic Butler building Opera House. Enjoy music by Mozart, Puccini, Ravel, Copland, and more. Musicians: Kathryn Bennett, violin – Minnesota Orchestra Kayla Moffet, violin – St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Samantha Rodriguez, viola – Rochester Philharmonic Scott Lykins, cello and piano – Lakes Area Music Festival John Taylor Ward, ...
  • Minnesota Roots Duo Ida Grove to Present Exclusive Performance at Historic Butler Building July 18th The historic Aitkin Butler Building will present an intimate concert by Ida Grove, a Minnesota-based roots duo, as part of its Farmers’ Market entertainment series on July 18th. Hailing from Minneapolis by way of Iowa, Ida Grove is a roots duo comprised of married couple Brian Amelang and Maggie Mackaman. Playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo, ...
  • Jersey Shore Wine Festival Breaks Records 2015 Jersey Shore Wine Festival Breaks Records with 3,000 Festival Attendees Matawan Assistant Principal Wins Register-To-Win Wine Basket Raffle This past weekend’s 5th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival, presented by the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Stadium, broke records as the largest festival yet drawing nearly 3,000 festivalgoers through its gates over two days. The successful event drew friends and ...
  • 2015 Aitkin Farmers’ Market Returns Bigger, Better Did you attend the Farmers’ Market last year, or are you interested in attending this year? Have ideas about what you would like to see? We would love to hear from you! Please let us know what by contacting Sylvia Allen at Sylvia@thebutlerbuilding.org or by phone at (218) 678-2441. This year’s Aitkin Farmers’ Market, slated to ...
  • Harvest Moon Brew Fest 2015 Butler Building – Aitkin, Minnesota Saturday, September 12, 2015 3 to 6 PM PURCHASE TICKETS PRINT ORDER FORM Glacial Lakes Brewers is hosting this exciting event outdoors in the parking lot of the historic Butler Building in downtown Aitkin, Minnesota (301 Minnesota Avenue North). Minneapolis-based Surly Brewing Co. will be back with its highly popular craft brews, while the 2nd Annual ...
  • Keystone Farms to Pair World-Class Cheeses with Finest in Garden State Wines at Jersey Shore Wine Festival Keystone Farms Cheese, a purveyor of handcrafted artisan cheese from Wisconsin, will be featuring their fine quality cheeses at the upcoming 5th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 13 through Sunday, June 14. Presented by the Lakewood BlueClaws, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain-or-shine) at Lakewood’s FirstEnergy Park (2 ...
  • Ugandan Nurse Lydia Nunes Named “Nurse of the Week” by HireNurses.com To honor this year’s National Nurses Week, Boston-based HireNurses.com named Lydia Nunes, a 28-year-old Ugandan nurse, its first “Nurse of the Week.” Nurses who had been nominated for this honor had to submit a description of their job and why they are a nurse. Lydia’s winning entry was both heartwarming and touched the hearts ...
  • Save the Date: Inaugural Waretown Spring Wine Festival, April 25-26 Waretown, which is located just a short distance from Long Beach Island, will host its first annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival, Saturday, April 25th through Sunday, April 26th. The inaugural wine festival will be held in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, located at 905 Wells Mill Road. The Waretown Spring Wine Festival is a two-day ...
  • 2015 Jersey Shore Wine Festival Tickets To Go On Sale March 16 The Lakewood BlueClaws have announced today that tickets for the fifth annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival to be held at Lakewood’s FirstEnergy Park, will go on-sale starting March 16. Tickets for the two-day wine festival, to be held Saturday, June 13th through Sunday, June 14th, will be available for purchase both in-person through the BlueClaws’ ticket ...
  • Holmdel Community Church to Host Annual Turkey Dinner March 14th After a one-year hiatus, the Holmdel Community Church will have their annual home-style turkey dinner, which will take place on Saturday, March 14 at the Holmdel Community Church, 40 West Main Street, Holmdel. Guests may eat at one of four seatings, or enjoy a take out meal at home. This annual event ...
  • Sylvia’s children Expands Access to Care with Donations from Henry Schein Cares Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit founded by businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based ...
  • Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip “Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia’s Children. Sylvia’s Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving an orphanage, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for different imaging studies. ...

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