Year: 2011

Patio heaven

As summer draws into fall I am especially appreciative of a growing commodity in Winona, and the thing I might miss the most once the snow flies: outdoor patios. I swear, it used to be that if you wanted to

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Attention foodies…

You know, when I moved to Winona 16 years ago, the chief complaint I heard from everyone was that there was no fine dining in Winona. At the time it was pretty much true – if you wanted a linen

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Life on the fringe…

This town is so cool. Everybody has Fridays, right? Yeah, big deal. Winona takes that whole Friday thing to a new level with its Fringe Fridays, occasional cut-loose-and-get-around-town days that spring up to fill art galleries and coffee houses and

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Shakespeare love affair~

So I was at a little shindig this week at the Winona County History Center with about the biggest group of tourism movers and shakers this community has seen, and in between meatballs and Summit we paused to give a

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A bar with no name

…I went through Winona to a bar with no name, it felt good to be out of the rain… (Okay, I took some liberties with this America song, and, yes, I crack myself up, because really, it’s been raining here,

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spring sunshine on the Mississippi

Finally. As I stood on the banks of the Mississippi River at Verchota Landing last week soaking in the sunshine I felt the chill of winter melt off me and I knew – THIS is spring. In front of me,

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The hills are alive…

No, this is not a post about horror movies, silly. It’s a post about music, namely the Midwest Music Fest, although I realize my Sound of Music reference title might be dating me a bit. Yeah, I am outside the

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Winona loves its history…

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring out there, and you know what that means… You’re right. I’m totally lying. It doesn’t look like spring at all, in fact it still looks a lot like December, which means we

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

People are talking…

So I was up in the Twin Cities last weekend with a cadre of newspaper people, and I was reminded all over again how special this place we live in is. Inevitably when I go to gatherings around the state

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Attention snow lovers…

I know – when you think of Winona you think of all our historic buildings, our hip arts offerings, our big beautiful frozen river, and how gorgeous this place is in the summer and fall. Well here’s a little secret

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
You Can Follow More About Winona Here:
Be Connected - Our email list gets special promotions and monthly updates.
Sign Up

Pin It on Pinterest