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With a solid operating year to its credit in a new home, the West Fargo Public Library is showing marked gains in useage and in the number of materials it provides patrons, according to reports assembled for the 2006 year. The Library moved from its former City Hall location to the Lodoen Community Center, 109 3rd St. E., in August of 2005.
Nothing hits the spot better after shoveling the driveway, or on a more fun note, an afternoon of sledding or cross-country skiing, than a piping hot cup of hot chocolate brimming over with soft, gooey marshmallows or a cup of spicy, Russian Tea. Following are a few hot chocolate variations, both made from scratch or from pre-mixed powder versions, a Swiss mocha coffee, as well as a Russian tea concoction, and hot cranberry cider that while brewing also serves as a natural potpourri filling the entire house with a wonderfully delicious aroma. The Padre Punch (interesting name, not sure of
The Red River Valley Fair has a new manager in place. Wayne Venter officially assumed duties Monday. He had previously served as director of the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Neb. until July of this year. The Fair Board voted at their Jan.
West Fargo High School drama students will be presenting an epic love story with their performances of West Side Story set for two weekends, Feb. 8, 9, 10 and Feb. 16 and 17. Showtime will be 7:30 p.m. nightly. This landmark Broadway musical takes Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet to 1950s New York City, as two idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks.
West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Barton gave glowing marks to the group's annual big fund-raising event held last Friday night at the Fargo Holiday Inn, based off the theme "A Night in Las Vegas." The gathering was indeed dazzling, as evidenced by the record breaking number of people in attendance - 225 - and the fact that the Chamber is approaching its goal of 400 members, with the current roster sitting at 393. The evening was coordinated by the West Fargo Ambassador group, with Larry Olson of Talent Productions serving as master of ceremonies. "I think for one t
"She's been the perfect wife," 98-year-old Tom (Thomas) Pederson beams as he talks of his longtime partner in life, Julia, 96, who he affectionately refers to as 'Jul.' I knew when I married her that she was absolutely the right one for me and I still feel the very same way today." The reflection is the result of conversation regarding their upcoming 75th wedding anniversary which they will celebrate Feb. 6. As they talk, the two of them only complement each other with their quick responses and loving glances. Still on the name topic, Tom explained.
A 19-year-old business landmark in Westgo Square has closed its doors. Jiggs and Pat Anderson, owners of Jiggs' Homestyle Restaurant, located at 405 W. Main Ave., served up their last food to customers on Saturday, with the highly-popular restaurant officially discontinuing business at 3 p.m. that day. Both Pat and Jiggs had indicated earlier that retirement was imminent. Jiggs has been experiencing health problems and was no longer involved in the day-to-day operation. "We're both sad to leave," Pat said, "but it's just time.
West Fargo City Commissioners presented a positive overview Monday night, speaking of the City's growth and future needs during the annual state of the City message that noted accomplishments in 2006 and plans for 2007. Mayor Rich Mattern said that the phenomenal growth the City has been experiencing the past several years is continuing, with West Fargo estimated to be the fifth largest city in North Dakota. "Once construction has been completed on the dwelling units permitted, it is estimated that the population of West Fargo will be more than 24,000," he stated.