Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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With River City Days right around the corner, take a sneak peek at the art and entertainment opportunities available for the festive weekend Aug. 4-7. The annual arts and crafts fair will open Saturday Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. at the Levee Park and continue Sunday until 4 p.m. Featuring regional and local vendors with wall-to-wall tents, the event offers everything from eclectic lawn ornaments, handmade jewelry, tie-die clothing, children's toys and savory scents and mouth-watering food items. Calling all young artists ... to the Kids Kraft Tent at the Bay Point Park.
The Spirit of Tuskegee, a World War II trainer Stearman biplane, made a pit stop at the Red Wing Airport Thursday, July 21. Originally from Minnesota, owners Matt and Tina Quy now live in California and are en route to Washington, D.C., where the open-cockpit plane will be placed in the Smithsonian. "Halfway from California to D.C. is Minnesota, so it was a perfect place to stop," said Tina - a Lake City native. In November 1944, Boeing Stearman Army Air Corps Serial No. 42-17724 rolled off the Wichita, Kan. assembly line.
FRONTENAC - Highway 61 South winds through bluffs and valleys to insurmountable beauty and, on this scorching sun soaking day, to the tale of two cities -- depending on your demographic definition. Fourteen minutes from Red Wing, you can stumble upon the mysteriously charming world of Frontenac. Calling the community a city is a stretch, even for the most optimistic. The tiny gathering of residents - both of them - are proudly specified as Frontenac Station and Old Frontenac. Located as one name, Florence Township, on the U.S.
STOCKHOLM - Locally born and raised, my Red Wing roots perhaps were tapped with an undeniable love and appreciation for our fortunate surrounding splendor. Thrilled with the opportunity to explore a village unlike any other I have known, I willingly crossed the border with no honest temptations to speed -- just grateful to follow the arrows directing me along America's Byway. Gentle curves of the Great River Road took me south along Wisconsin Highway 35 past underrated scenic overlooks and historic markers. Tempted to stop, I kept to the task at hand and voyaged on with soaring eagles a
Paint and umbrellas were a necessity for artists scattered throughout town during this week's Plein Air Art Festival sponsored by the Red Wing Arts Association. The rain did not stop eager painters who came from outlying areas to participate in this year's fifth annual event. In plein air painting, artists paint outdoors and create pictures from an outdoor setting. Paul Bergquist, along with his daughter Aurea, spent Tuesday morning in John Rich Park for the "Paint the Town Day." The two traveled from Viroqua, Wis.
MIESVILLE - Cruising northbound at a steady 65 mph on Highway 61 the last bend of the road opens to a broad horizon as my car climbs from the Cannon River valley. As aged windmills dot the breezy blue sky and two lanes become one, the gradually decreasing speed of my coast catches my attention. I'm heading into another community where everyone knows everyone, Miesville. The roaring highway noise diminishes as the car cuts through the tiny cluster of life - gone in a blink of an eye for the average passerby. For a one-street wonder, Miesville has it all.
GOODHUE -- On an unusually balmy day, I set out for an afternoon escape to the land where the cows outnumber the residents - Goodhue. With an effortless drive, windows down and cloudless blue skies, my visual senses were indulged as the road descended through the bloomed valleys of Hay Creek rising to stoic fields of Goodhue County's priceless farmland.
Cannon River Winery, a premier Minnesota wine producer, will officially unveil the first ever Sogn Series Artist Labels at an upcoming release party. The new wine labels, created by residing artists, will be featured on the 2010 vintage Sogn Blanc and Sogn Blush wines. Local artists were asked to create their interpretation of Cannon River's picturesque vineyard. Dozens of entries were received and displayed at the winery.
The Red Wing flower baskets were born some 20 years ago after Phil Revoir, a Noontime Kiwanis member, returned from a trip to Canada where he saw something similar and then persuaded the club and the city to cooperate on the project. It began with a dozen baskets. This year there will be about 220 filled, according to Kiwanis member Rich Lyon, who coordinates with Bill Rooney of Public Works. Sargent's and Hallstrom's experimented over the years before they came up with the colorful combination of Supertunia, petunias, million bells and ivy geranium.
Summer vacation is nearly around the corner. With endless entertainment aimed for the family to just the girls, there is something everyone can enjoy. Take advantage of what the area has to offer with a sneak peek of this summer's guide to entertainment. Cannon River Rendezvous The fur trade was an essential part of the 18th and 19th century history of the region that was to become Minnesota. The Cannon River Rendezvous is a re-enactment of an early 1800s fur trade rendezvous.