For all of you Bison fans out there…the day is approaching: the kickoff to Bison Football 2012.
If you’d like the latest info from the guys who know the Herd inside and out…check out Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo’s Bison Media Blog. They’ve been doing it for years now and it’s consistently one of the most viewed blogs on Areavoices. This year is promising to be even better for the boys. (Dom and Jeff, I mean. I wouldn’t dare call the Bison “boys.” I don’t want to offend them. Dom and Jeff, I’m not too worried about. Anyway, I digress.) Dom and Jeff are planning big things for their video blog this year. It’s always fun when they dissect the season, and this year is no different.
If you want the fan’s perspective, the Bison Fan Blog is a lot of fun.
Those are just the first of this weeks’ recommended blogs. Enjoy!
Bison Media Blog
The Forum’s Jeff Kolpack and WDAY’s Dom Izzo preview the kickoff to Bison football 2012.
Bison Fan Blog
As long as we’re talking Bison, check out this blog for Bison fans by Bison fans.
Jeremiah Program Fargo Moorhead
Changing Women’s Lives for Their Children’s Futures.
No Time to Be Cool
Just a simple dude trying to glow in the dark.
Middle Aged Plague by Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn tells us why she’s reluctant to buy cookies from children at her door, but what is definitely not off limits.
It’s close to that time. Some kids are chomping at bit, others are looking longingly at the backyard pool wondering where their summer went. Either way, it’s inevitable. Over the next couple of days (or weeks) the kiddos are back in the classroom.
And if you haven’t noticed it yet, Areavoices is a FABULOUS way to share your school news. Whether it’s a school district blog like some of the ones you see in this week’s recommended blog list, or a blog about one of the school’s teams or activities, blogging is a great way to get your news, photos and announcements published in the paper without having to beg an editor to include you. This puts the publishing power in your hands! Just start your blog, write your post, include a photo or two and post it. It’s that easy. If you know how to use Word, you can blog.
If you’re interested in what I’m talking about check out some of these school blogs. They’re good examples of what you can do. And if you have more questions, just go to the FAQ section of this blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fargo School Talk
News and information about Fargo Public Schools.
Events and activities from Community Education in Farmington, Minnesota.
Advancing the way we teach and learn at Willmar High School.
Newspapers in Education with Sue Lindlauf.
The official blog of Moorhead Public Schools.
Moorhead High Theatre
Theatre news from Moorhead High School
What is this a picture of? It’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, right? Wrong. Look again.
It’s actually a peanut butter and jelly sandwich CAKE. How absolutely cute is this? I stumbled across this on Facebook and I proceeded to put in on my Pinterest board (where, let’s be honest, good recipes go to gather dust. As much as I love them, I seldom commit to making them. But I think I have to try this one!)
I noticed that the recipe came from Shannon over at North Dakota Kitchen. Check out the recipe: http://www.northdakotakitchen.net/2012/08/peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich-cake.html
I started thinking how great it would be to share Shannon’s very clever recipes with Areavoices and readers of Forum Communications papers. Shannon agreed to start an Areavoices blog. Yay! I think you’ll love her fun recipes like Cookie Monster cupcakes or Cracked Egg Cupcakes (I’m doing those for Easter. What a hoot!) But she also has more mainstream recipes that look plain yummy.
We’re happy to have her North Dakota Vintage Kitchen on Areavoices. It’s the first of my recommended blogs of the week.
North Dakota Vintage Kitchen
A vintage collector’s love of home, family and food.
Kristina Pranke recently moved to Dickinson, North Dakota from the Twin Cities. Her blog
addresses what life is really like in Western North Dakota during the oil boom.
Garden-to-table information to help you grow, store and prepare food at home from NDSU Extension specialist Julie Garden-Robinson
Committed to the wellness of the community we serve.
News about the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site.
I love the title of Heather King’s new blog (maybe because I’m a Mamasota myself. I only have two kids. But I’m with her on the minivan, hubby and kids). As a native of West Central Minnesota she’s come home from the Twin Cities to talk about life as a Minnesota mom. (No we don’t all sound like Marge from the movie “Fargo.”)
She’s just the first in this week’s list of recommended blogs. Many thanks to Ashley White of the West Central Tribune for helping to get these fine bloggers featured.
After years in the Twin Cities, Heather King returns home to West Central Minnesota with a husband,
3 kids, a dog and a minivan.
Family Energy Faceoff
Jeff Vetsch and his family live in New London, Minnesota and are participating in the Family Energy Faceoff. They’ll use this blog to discuss the competition and energy efficiency and energy use.
Let’s Talk Kids
Giving you tools and tips to raise healthy and happy children.
Grub for Gratitude
A healthy living advocate blogs about recipes, exercising and more.
Kari’s Food Adventures
A Willmar, Minnesota area baker shares her favorite recipes.
I just love this idea! Matt and Graham are two ten year olds who love baseball. This summer they’re setting out on a six day six game six city baseball tour with their dads and they’re taking Areavoices with them. They’ve set up a blog to journal their adventures. It’s something we’ve seen a couple of times this summer. Remember the Nasello’s. They’re blogging as they travel through the state of North Dakota this summer.
This is such a great way to preserve the memories of your trip. Not only can your friends and family see what you’re doing, it’s a good way for you to look back years from now. Easier, than trying to find the time to put photos in a scrapbook or album. (I’m pretty sure I still have photos from a 1978 trip to Medora in an old Red Owl grocery bag lying around somewhere.)
Anyway, have fun Matt and Graham!
Check out all of our recommended blogs this week!
Matt and Graham’s Baseball Tour
Matt & Graham, two 10-year-olds are going on 6 day 6 game in 6 city baseball tour with their dads.
The Bakken Mama
“Bakken Mama” grew up an Army brat, but now she finds herself in the midst of the Oil Boom of North Dakota with her husband and five children. These are her adventures.
“We provide compassionate and innovative chemical dependency treatment services for those in need.”
Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
Brand new to blogging, The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center is a non-profit agency which provides advocacy, counseling and education.
My life as a travel agent.