Daylight saving time ends
Daylight saving time, which started in March, ends Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 a.m. Residents should turn clocks back one hour to reflect the ending of daylight saving time.
Snow season parking begins
Sartell city residents are reminded snow season parking starts Saturday, Nov. 1. No parking is allowed on any city street between 1-7 a.m, lasting until April 1.
Snow season parking begins
St. Joseph city residents are reminded snow season parking starts Saturday, Nov. 1. No parking is allowed on any city street between 2-7 a.m, lasting until April 1.
CSB athletes trick-or-treat for food shelf Nov. 2, 9
College of St. Benedict Blazer athletes will be food shelf trick-or-treating on Sunday, Nov. 2 and 9. Students will collect non-perishable food items around early to late afternoon. Any help with donations will be greatly appreciated.
Restless Souls Cemetery and Walk-through Haunt
All ages are welcome to this local haunted house from dusk-9 p.m. on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31 at 905 Dale St. E., St. Joseph. 320-271-0035. The haunt does get a bit scarier after nightfall, so be sure to bring the little ones closer to dusk.
Metro Bus to provide free rides on Election Day
Metro Bus is providing free rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Free rides will be offered on all Metro Bus Fixed Route services. The free-ride offer is not available for Dial-a-Ride services. Most of the polling places in Sartell, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park are on or within walking distance of a bus route. Visit ridemetrobus.com to see which routes serve each polling location. Check out your polling site at thenewsleaders.com and click on Sartell Election 2014.
‘Share the Spirit’ seeks donors
Catholic Charities “Share the Spirit” program matches families who are experiencing hardship with groups of people who want to adopt such a family for Christmas. The organization is now accepting donors to adopt families on their website, ccstcloud.org. All families to be adopted are nominated by area social workers from area human-service organizations. In 2013, 30 percent of the families who were adopted in the program had at least one member who didn’t have a bed to sleep in. Confidentiality for both donor and recipient families is respected. Those who would like to volunteer to adopt a family can visit ccstcloud.org for details and to fill out an online donor form.
My Life On The Farm event to be held Nov. 12
The Stearns History Museum’s Breakfast Club hosts My Life on the Farm at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Stearns History Museum, 235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud. Minnesota author Ann Aubitz will share this story based on her mother’s life growing up in Benton and Morrison counties during the Great Depression.
Aubitz collected Mary Jo’s experiences through extensive conversations that revealed an intriguing past. She then relates these stories through the book My Life on the Farm, as her mother’s family adapted to the economically challenging 1930s. With 18 members, the family followed the seasonal rhythms of the farm, each performing chores necessary for survival. Aubitz relates the financial hardships, the physical challenges and emotional joys of good fortune. She will relate stories about the family’s ethnically diverse make-up from a father who spoke German, a mother Polish, and the siblings who straddled both worlds in English.
Refreshments will be served.
Founded in 1936, the Stearns History Museum has focused on preserving and interpreting the history of the region for 77 years. The mission of the museum is to engage people in the exploration of the County’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspectives on the present, and inspiration for the future. The Stearns History Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
‘We Are Thankful’ set Nov. 22
Kids Fighting Hunger is excited to announce the second annual “We Are Thankful” community-wide food-packaging event on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. This event is designed to give 600+ adults, children and families in our community a chance to help provide some much-needed food to aid-workers and people who are being quarantined due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Kids Fighting Hunger in Sauk Rapids along with Impact Lives in St. Louis Park, Minn., and Food for Kidz in Stewart, Minn. have committed to send one million meals to the region as soon as possible. Kids Fighting Hunger has committed to package one shipping container (285,000 meals) of food. The cost of ingredients for one container of food is approximately $30,000. Contact Mary Krippner, United Way of Central Minnesota, at 320-223-7991.