Crofut Winery Grape Stomp

While watching Jordan’s local Heimatfest Parade Saturday morning from Nicolin Mansion’s front porch, I turn to our innsitter, Cindy Nevins, and make an offer: you clean the room that’s checking in this afternoon while I finish my computer work and we’ll go on a Nicolin Mansion Fieldtrip to Crofut Winery for the annual Grape Stomp. Deal! So we…

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Summer Celebration – Art, Bikes, Kites and Pork

A small town in summer packed with fun! That was this Saturday in Jordan, Minnesota. The summer celebration featured not one, not two, but four great events – the Jordan Art Festival, the Jordan Valley Bike Tour, Minnesota Kite Society Fly, and Jaycee’s Pork in the Park. Plus Sunday after second day of the art…

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Local Attraction: Maureen Carlson’s Center for Creative Arts

The Scott County Art Crawl was yesterday, October 9th, which included the studio of one of our local downtown artists, Maureen Carlson.

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Parade “Small-Town USA Style” Marches in Front of Nicolin Mansion

The locals turned out in great numbers for the Annual Heimatfest Day Parade in downtown Jordan this morning, both as spectators and participants.

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Classic Cars Cruise Past Nicolin Mansion

about 100 classic collector cars were on display and cruised past the Nicolin Mansion’s front porch on Friday evening, September 10th.

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Scott County Fair 2010

The Scott County Fair, deemed the five best days of summer, is held here in Jordan each July. We had a great time tonight taking in the animals, activities, aroma and arts of the fair. As for the animals, my favorite has to be the cattle barn – living in California created a nostalgia for…

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3rd Place in Recycled Art Contest!

The summer has flown by – I’ve been remiss at keeping up with this blog, so I’ll be spending the next few days catching up on some of the summer’s highlights. During the Jordan Art Festival, the Recycled Art Contest III was sponsored by 225 Water Street and The Vinery Floral, and I submitted an…

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Crystals Restored to Art Festival Arbor

The crystals have been returned to the Arbor we purchased at the 2007 Jordan Art Festival! Greeting you as you enter the courtyard garden, the crystals send rainbow lights dancing through the gardens. When we first brought the arbor into the courtyard, we didn’t have it anchored down. Strong wind blowing through the courtyard would knock…

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