Kids, seniors team up in new TPT film

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Two area residents from different generations team-up participate in Rush City's "Snapshot in Time".

A film project that spans the generations… What happens when our young people and senior citizens pair up to share with one another and record local history?

Find out in “Stories Next Door,” an inspiring, unique documentary premiering statewide on Twin Cities Public Television Aug. 21-22.

The Minnesota Historical Society brought the generations together through a series of history projects in communities around the state, including Pine City and nearby Rush City.  Details on the Society’s “Sharing Community Stories” program can be found at http://www.mnhs.org/communitystories

“Stories Next Door” features several of those projects while celebrating the connections made between the generations and the lasting historical resources they created together.

For example, in Pine City, seniors and teens studied historic photography and photography techniques while creating a photo exhibit about their community in a project called “Snapshot in Time”.  In Virginia, Minn., fifth graders worked with a food historian and seniors to create a local cookbook.

“Snapshot in Time”, the photography camp exhibit, will be shown to the general public at the NW Co. Fur Post in Pine City on Aug. 26, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m.  See the work and hear about the experiences had during the span of the project.  Questions can be directed to Eileen Mack at (320) 629-6356.

“Stories Next Door” can be seen statewide via all six Minnesota public television stations.  Viewers in the Greater Pine City area have six chances to see the film.  They can tune into tpt MN at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21; or ot airs at 2 a.m., 8 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.

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Snapshots of recent goings on

Robinson Park's Art in the Park

Lawn chairs began to fill Robinson Park Friday, June 10, just before 6 p.m. A summer tradition in Pine City, the Pine City Art Council's Art in the Park this night brought to the bandshell Sons of the Beach and, believe it or not, Elvis.

The week of June 6, some area photographers participated in an intergenerational program to photodocument the community of Rush City. A similar program was successfully conducted in Pine City last year and those photographs are now a part of the Minnesota State Historical Society's record. Pictured here are Wendy Johnson, of Pine City, and her latter-generation partner, Ashley, of Rush City.

Rush City/Pine City Regional Airport
The annual Fly-In/Drive-In was held Sunday, June 12 just south of town at the regional airport. Many people came out for the pancake breakfast, airplane demos and rides, helicopter rides, to fly remote control aircraft and take part in the many other activities featured.
Pine City’s Downtown Leadership Group (DLG) hosted an historical walking tour through downtown Pine City Thursday, June 9, after which they served up some delicious pies of various variety. The event was for future downtown planning as well as to show appreciation and recognition of the support in creating a strong, attractive downtown and to share survey results recently gathered by the DLG.

With  the warmer weather, lots of things are happening in and around Pine City.  From time-to-time, the Pine Poker is going to highlight some of them for you, in case you missed them, or in case you were caught by one of our photographers. 

With the Pine City bakery recently closed, perhaps locals who still have a sweet tooth have noticed the (cont. below)   renovations at the World famous With the Pine City bakery recently closed, perhaps locals who still have a sweet tooth have noticed the renovations at the World famous Tobie's bakery 10 minutes up the road. In early May, an extensive remodeling project was completed for 3,600 square feet of the Tobie's space, including new flooring, booths, display cases and restrooms.Tobie’s bakery 10 minutes up the road. In early May, an extensive remodeling project was completed for 3,600 square feet of the Tobie’s space, including new flooring, booths, display cases and restrooms (See display case at the left).

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