Jenna Knoblauch demonstrates Chophouse Wild Rice Salad at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. (Vonny Rohloff/Review staff)
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There’s a crisp feel of autumn in the air.
Migratory birds are beginning to take flight, and gardens are in late-season bloom, with pumpkins, squash and gourds turning rich shades of orange, red and green.
Catch up on the remarkable story of how Nancy Peterson and Peter Boehm kept the carousel in one piece and in St. Paul at ourcarousel.org, then come and meet them at the carousel’s 100th birthday party Aug. 9 at Como Park. Below, Carousel horses are either “standers” or “jumpers. At Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park, all 68 horses are “jumpers” meaning they move up and down. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Volunteer crafts people painstakingly scraped off layers of dark paint - and repainted the original colors - on those spots on the horses where children’s boots and buckles had worn through the painted finishes.
Everyone is invited to the 100th birthday party for Cafesjian’s Carousel, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the carousel’s location, right next to the Marjorie McNeeley Conservatory in Como Park.
There will be birthday cake and root beer floats, while singers and face painters entertain visitors. A brief ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., and rides will be free from 4 until 6 p.m.
It’s 100 years for Como Park’s Cafesjian’s Carousel
When Nancy Peterson heard the news that cold November day in 1988 that the long-time Minnesota classic carousel had been dismantled and 20 of the horses and a chariot were now on their way to the auction block in New York City, she remembers saying to her husband, “Somebody ought to do something!”
Mike Wilke, writer and illustrator for Cornerstone Stories, says his favorite fable he’s done is “The Bearded Fool,” a story about a man who decides to burn part of his beard off after reading that all men with long beards are fools. “I did relate to it,” Wilke laughs. (Kaylin Creason/Review)
Maplewood illustrator Mike Wilke exhibits comics from his book “Watermelon Bones: The Sequel.” (Kaylin Creason/Review)
Political cartoonist Mike Wilke, 58, has been drawing for most of his life, but he’s never done anything like this. For the past year, Wilke has been illustrating fables for children’s books.
At the Lake of the Ozarks, a great blue heron flies near the bluffs on the shore near the blooming redbud trees.
Jack Uxa of Jack’s Guide Service beams as he holds up two largemouth bass he caught in Lake of the Ozarks.
This colorful salad of chicken, tomatoes, corn and black beans was featured at H. Toad’s Bar and Grill at Camden on the Lake Resort.
In the early 1900s, a wealthy Kansas City businessman chose a hilltop near Lake of the Oaarks to build a sprawling retreat resembling a European castle. Years later the castle caught fire and only the stone ruins remain in what is now Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
The green leaves against the turquoise water are found at the scenic spring in Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
Like over 2,400 people before them, Susan and Steve Pollack renewed their wedding vows in the spectacular Bridal Cave near the Lake of the Ozarks.
For years, friends have been talking about their boating, fishing and wine tasting trips to the beautiful resort area of the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri, and I wanted to go, too.