Stone Mill In Lanesboro Welcomes Artist, Deb Topness

 

On Saturday, September 7, Stone Mill Hotel & Suites welcomes artist, Deb Topness of Deb’s Country View.  Deb will be “under the tent” from 10 am – 5 pm and will have a variety of framed photos, postcards, and some new items for sale.

Deb lives in Fillmore County and enjoys taking photos.  When she started, she mainly was interested in landscape photos but now her interests have widened.  The subject of her photos ranges from old to new, dull to bright to big and small.  Each season in Fillmore county brings new opportunities.

We hope you will stop by and see Deb under the tent at Stone Mill.  When you visit her, be sure to check out the other artists in the Art & Craft Gallery.

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Lanesboro MN 2013 Christmas Inn Tour

 

Save the date!  The 2013 Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour will be held on Sunday, December 8 from 2 – 6 pm. The participating bed and breakfasts and inns will have their doors open and be decorated for the holiday season.

At Stone Mill, we have been brainstorming about what activities we want to have during the day.  Visions of sugar plums have been dancing in my head!  Last year, we had such a good time; and for those that stopped by, we hope you enjoyed it also.  As I write this, we are in negotiation with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

To learn more and to purchase tickets, call 800.944.2670 or 507.467.2696 or visit www.lanesboro.com (click on Where to Stay).

Until next time . . .

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Stone Mill in Lanesboro Welcomes Alley Cat Designs

On Saturday, July 20 from 9 am – 5 pm,  Annette Evenson of Alley Cat Designs will be at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites in Lanesboro showcasing her handcrafted, wire wrapped jewelry. Throughout the day, Annette will be demonstrating how she makes her wire rings and crocheted necklaces.

Annette’s first experience with jewelry came at a young age when she was spending time with her dad, who was a jeweler and watch repairman in Calmar, Iowa.  He would let her “untangle and fix” broken necklace chains.

More recently, her good friend, Robbie Brokken, introduced her to the “world of jewelry” and taught her the basics in making earrings and necklaces.

She also enjoys scrap booking and card making.  Annette lives in Harmony, MN with her husband, Scott, and their Scottish terrier, Max.

Join us as we welcome Annette!  Look for her outside under the tent!

Until next time . . .

 

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Introducing Fosse! The Indelible Spirit of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

Oh, Hello there!  My name is Fosse the Chicken!

How are you today?

GREAT!  I am so glad to have this opportunity to visit with you!  I have so much to share with you about myself and the history of this beautiful building that is now the home of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites.

I tell you, there is never a dull moment here, or in Lanesboro. And over the last 50 or so years I have gotten to know a lot about this area, The Lamon – Mortimer family that takes such good care of my home here at the Mill and all of the unique little nooks, crannies and people that make Lanesboro such a great place to live and visit!

Hum…. (Fosse takes a thoughtful pause….) 

What, sorry … I was drifting off thinking about all the fine grain I am going to have for dinner….  Oh, you want me to tell you how I got to be here at the Mill.  I remember it like it was only yesterday!

The first time I set eyes on Stone Mill (then it was SL Fosse:  Dealer in Eggs and Poultry) it was a beautiful summer day.  I was out in the coupe doing what chickens do best (pecking grain that is) and the next thing you know I was in a crate, on the back of an old 1930’s Ford truck.  That wind from the ride ruffled my feathers terribly!  Every feather literally out of place and then if that was not bad enough they took the crate inside and yanked me out and started to pluck out my tail feathers!  I had had enough!  I was not going to stand for such treatment.  So, off the table I hopped and flapped and squawked until I could find a place to hide.  After that I learned how to stay out of the way of you crazy humans!  But I won’t hold that against you.

Anyway, time passed and they forgot about little oh me, and I learned to survive on crumbs dropped from the workers lunch pails and then when the building became grain storage some time in the 1950′s when the Hager’s became owners of the Mill, well, I tell you I was the happiest chicken this side of the Mississippi!  I had all the grain that I could eat and there was so much of it, no one even realized that at night I would eat my fill.  I had to have put on a few pounds during that time of plenty!

That’s the short of it!  I just wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, and share with you that I Fosse the Chicken will be making a few public appearances on the Stone Mill Hotel & Suites blog.  I will be telling you about events that come to town, like the one I just missed the Ibsen Festival, but we have a quite a few others so don’t you worry your pretty little head about that.  I will share with you some of my explorations around the Mill and read those great Journals that folks write in sharing their favorite things they did here in Lanesboro and some of the great people that live and work in Lanesboro.

So, so long for now… there’s a grain truck passing by and if I hurry I might just be able to catch some extra BˑEˑAˑUˑTˑIˑFˑUˑL grain as an appetizer before dinner!  I am a  connaisseur of fine grains!

See Ya soon and when you visit Lanesboro don’t forget to stop by and take a tour of my lovely home, Stone Mill Hotel & Suites!

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The Tulips Are Blooming

A visitor to Lanesboro,Scott from White Bear Lake, took this beautiful picture of the tulips right outside our front door last weekend.  Thank you Scott!

As Lanesboro continues to awaken, the Commonweal Theatre Company will be hosting the 15th Annual Ibsen Festival on April 13 – 15.  This year, Pillars of Society, has been chosen as the Ibsen production.  A complete listing of the weekend’s events can be found at www.ibsenfest.org.

In addition to the Ibsen Fest activities in Lanesboro, Bluffscape Amish Tours will be offering tours.  The tours will depart on Friday and Saturday at 10:00 or 1:30.  The tours depart from the Lanesboro Feed Mill.  To schedule a tour, please call 507.467.3070.

To add a little relaxation to your weekend, the Lanesboro Day Spa has appointments available on Friday afternoon and Saturday.

 

 

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Upcoming events at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Lanesboro is surrounded by beautiful bluffs and great vistas.  Nestled on a beautiful ridge above the root river is Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.  Eagle Bluff is a great place for all ages that loves everything about the outdoors!  Check out their most recent newsletter for upcoming events and opportunities in Lanesboro.

Eagle Bluff News Letter

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New Years Eve Special with Dinner at two of Lanesboro’s Premier Restaurants

New Year’s Eve is a GREAT time to get away with the one you love!  It is a special time for reflection, connection and beginning that New Year’s resolution to spend more intentional time with the one you love.

Stone Mill Hotel & Suites along with The Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub and The Riverside on the Root & Dirty Martini Lounge are pleased to give you the perfect opportunity to share a special evening in Historic Downtown Lanesboro.

Start your evening by checking into your uniquely themed room and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from Lanesboro’s Scenic Valley Winery.  Take pleasure in having an enchanting and romantic dinner at the Old Village Hall or the Riverside on the Root Restaurant.  End your truly unique New Year’s Eve evening by joining many Lanesboro locals at the Root River Saloon or the Dirty Martini Lounge for music and great fun.  Guests at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites who are having dinner at one of these two fantastic restaurants will receive a 15% discount on their room and also get to sleep in as late as they wish with a check out on Sunday January 1, 2012 at 6PM.

 

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