March 31st, 2017 by Gary Osberg

This is a reprint of the very first posting of my Friday notes on the website March 28, 2008. “It is a bright sunny day in Collegeville today. It is still cool, but with no wind and the sun higher in the sky, it is starting to feel like spring. We took a mini-vacation […]

March 24th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

I did see a robin the other day. No earth worms crawling on the sidewalk yet, but we are hoping that spring will arrive soon. “in a little while” was one of Jimmy Dorr’s sayings and sometimes that is the best that we can do. This year Minnesota Public Radio is celebrating 50 years of […]

March 17th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

“Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the annual feast day celebrating a patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was born around the year 385, in a village in Wales. When he was 16, a group of Irish pirates raided his village and took many of the young men back to Ireland to work as slaves. Patrick […]

March 10th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

I don’t get to many of the Friday morning Chamber Connections, but the CMBA Home Show is one that I never miss. The president of the CMBA this year is Matt Cecko who works with one of our sponsors, Dale Gruber’s Home Check Plus. They have been a local sponsor of A Prairie Home Companion […]

March 3rd, 2017 by Gary Osberg

Today is Walleye Willie’s 8th birthday. He is a hoot. He sleeps with a “fish pillow”. Every year he creates a “bucket list” of 10 fish species that he intends to catch. In 2016 the only one that he did not catch was “Salmon”. Because of the world wide web and the website that his […]