Saturday, April 25, 2009
We hope that you will all come out of your winter cocoon this Saturday night to hear some great classic folk music performed by Charlie Maguire.
Charlie Maguire, grew up in upstate New York, where a teen-age Charlie borrowed a guitar, paid $2.95 for a book entitled Play the Guitar in 30 Minutes,and unceremoniously commenced what would become his life's work. Very Bohemian By the mid-'60s, he was hanging around the folk centers in New York City and Boston, learning from pioneers of the folk music revival--people like Pete Seeger and Lee Hays--and from the new breed of folk performer--the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Holly Near.
Maguire moved to Minnesota, where a chance meeting with Garrison Keillor in the fall of 1974 led to 10 years of regular appearances on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. During that time he wrote and performed some of his most-requested songs: "Goodnight Baby," "Play Us A Waltz," "I'm From Minnesota," "Talking Home Improvement" and "Getting in the Cows,"which is included on APHC's Tenth Anniversary Album. Hey, Wanda Gag right here in New Ulm, tonight Charlie Maguire at The Rhien River Art Center at 8, I am going to rack up all Minnesota's Favorite 150!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
We'll turn down the sheets. The Bohemian was designed green, all the way back in 1899 when houses were built smart to begin with. Amenities have been placed with gentle nature in mind since we opened our doors. With regional food and recipes, breakfasts are even easy on your heart 'cause we love our guests. So for Earth Day when you join us this month we will dig up some green in the heirloom hosta beds and in your pocket. Rooms are 39 dollars off, a buck for every year or so this great idea came into being.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Some days are simply beautiful, and you can put all your eggs in one basket. Easter is like that. A day of Hope and Promise. Celebrating with newlyweds and enjoying a little baby running around crying out 'egg egg', on finally a nice spring day, it doesn't get much better. We started with "Orange Toast" from Grandma's 1940's cookbook: Orange peel zest with 1/4 cup sugar (let sit a bit) sprinkle over a German Rye slice of buttered toast, pop in oven to melt sugar. Very nice with grapefruit. Simple is Sweet. Always a good start.