Contagious Toys Opens Its Doors To Winona

Contagious Toys Opens Its Doors To Winona

Contagious Toys is now open to the public!  The toy store’s owner, WSU graduate Mike Onstad, has quietly had their current space for over a year, but sales were strictly online.  Thankfully, as of December 9th, the store is open for all to stop in and play, browse, and buy!  Onstad stresses that he has […]

Silky-soft skin: DIY Sugar Scrub using three pantry staples

Silky-soft skin: DIY Sugar Scrub using three pantry staples

Sugar scrub is at the top of the list of body care products I no longer purchase. Not because I don’t like it, but because it’s really expensive at stores, and I found a great recipe that I can whip up without going to the store to buy ingredients―they’re already in the pantry. If you […]

Don’t miss Handmade Neighborhood

Don’t miss Handmade Neighborhood

You always say you’re going to get holiday gift shopping done early…and here’s your opportunity! Handmade Neighborhood is holding its 9th sale on Saturday, November 23 at the Winona History Center. Visit the sale from 9am to 3pm to kick start your holiday shopping for everyone on your list (and and maybe sneak a little something for yourself, too!). […]

Doctor Bob at Boats and Bluegrass

Doctor Bob at Boats and Bluegrass

Robert Armstrong aka Doctor Bob performs one of his infamous puppet shows for the crowds at Boats and Bluegrass. Doctor Bob has entertained Winona for years with his eccentric puppeteering and musical performances. Boats and Bluegrass is a music festival that takes place annually in September at Prairie Island Campground. photo by Tanya Jean Bruss […]

Julie Johnston and Ramona Redig

Julie Johnston and Ramona Redig

This summer at Red Horse Gallery, in Fountain City, Julie Johnston and Ramona Redig converse during the opening reception for Julie’s and Gary Flynn’s art exhibit called, “Earthly Visions.” photo by Jade Fang

Jena Wood

Jena Wood

Jena Wood holds up a trophy she made for the winner of a chainsaw bicycle race.  Her talents for making things transfer to her place of work, DIBS Cafe, where she slings burritos and espresso drinks that also make people feel like winners.  photo by Jim Risser

Noisy Style at the Dirty River Queercore Invasion at Latsch Island.

Noisy Style at the Dirty River Queercore Invasion at Latsch Island.

Noisy Style at the Dirty River Queercore Invasion at Latsch Island.

Todd Randall

Todd Randall

Todd Randall, co-founder of Sanborn Canoe Company, glides down the Mississippi River with one of his company’s handmade paddles.  photo by Peter Boysen

Sitting around at DTAP

Sitting around at DTAP

Alex Stevens, Julie Johnston, and Billy Curmano having a friendly little chat outside Jade Community Acupuncture Clinic during Down Town Art Party aka DTAP.  Down Town Art Party is a celebration of art and music in downtown Winona presented by local artists in various downtown locales, on the first Tuesday of every month. photo by […]

Luke Reed

Luke Reed

Luke Reed grabs some air outside of the East Recreation Center Skate Park. photo by Randal Kline

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