Geneva’s Daughter Occasional Sale

One of Jordan’s fabulous occasional sales is run by Geneva’s Daughter, Cindy Nevins. Located in the downtown Historic Hub of Jordan, once Frank Nicolin’s Opera House, the Hub is also home to Carasim Coffee Shop and Antiques, and Thrift Shop. Cindy is fantastic seamstress and master of Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse! And her sales offer you the chance to…

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Local Shopping: The Corner Peddler

The Occasional Sale seems to be more popular than ever. If you are new to the concept, these are stores open occasionally (once or twice a month for instance) for several days in a row. The dealers restock daily while they are open, so selections are always changing and new treasures await every time you…

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Matilda in the Mirror

Jordan is home to some incredible artistic talent. And Mara at 225 Water Street has got to be one of our greatest treasures. She is a photographer, graphic artist, and mosaic tile artist and author (and more…). I first sought her out when she moved to Jordan because of her graphic artist abilities – to turn my historic…

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Meringue Nests With Tropical Fruit Recipe

We made these airy meringues topped with creamy filling and fresh fruit for dessert at breakfast. A perfect winter dessert,  a hint of spring in a snowy shell. 1 cup superfine sugar 2 tablespoons superfine sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 eggs room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar pinch salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups whipping cream mango…

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First Snow

The first snow of the season was November 13th when we got 6.7 inches in Jordan. That first snow of the season is always a bit magical. The colors of fall erased from the landscape are beautifully repainted with a new palette of glimmering white. The sounds muffled by the thick blanket usher in a new sense of…

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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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Murder At The Mansion

It’s 1961. One of the wealthiest oil men in the country has invited every one who is any one to his home for a birthday celebration. In attendance are Rita Hayworth, Bob Marley, Fred Astaire, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, to name a few. All friends who want something from their wealthy acquaintance.

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Courtyard Blossoms: September

The flowers in the courtyard continue to provide color even into the fall. They have done so well this year, but I can’t say that about my experimental vegetable garden in mostly shade.

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Unprecidented Fall Flooding: Minnesota River Bridge Closings

The rain this fall has created unprecidented fall flooding in the Southern Minnesota area, including Jordan, which has resulted in numerous closures at river crossings. The following river crossings may effect our guests traveling to Jordan.

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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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