Friday, August 8, 2008

Local Blend buzz: Greetings from the Local Blend!

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Jeff Engholm
Date: August 8, 2008 3:12:44 PM CDT
Subject: Greetings from the Local Blend! (2)

What: Bob McCoy Art Party
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 7:00 to 10:00pm
Where: The Local Blend 320-363-1011

Greetings and salutations from the Local Blend, and from us, Jeff and Stacie Engholm, the new owners as of May (my how time flies!). This is our first communication with all of you and I would like to welcome you to our email list, which at some point in the past two years or so you signed up for. Of course, if you wish to be removed, simply reply that request. But I hope you will stay with us and take part with what we hope will be a vibrant part of the culture of the St Joe, Collegeville, and greater St Cloud Area. Rest assured, we don't share our list with anyone.

There is so much to share about things that are happening or are about to happen at the Local, like the new menu, fantastic new wine list, organic produce and granola, local hormone free dairy, and the same great Muggsy's Beans roasted coffee that has been fueling your life for the past 15 years in St Joseph. But for a first communication I will keep this to the point...

On Tuesday, August 19th, at 7:00pm, we will be celebrating the artwork of local artist Bob McCoy. You may have seen his sculpture work at the at the former downtown Ciatti's, but now come and enjoy his beautiful paintings. The collection is about that most precious of resources, Water, and Bob has a distinct command of the element in these masterful works.

Come, meet the artist, other art lovers and friends, discuss, enjoy. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. The wine list (proudly created by local sommelier Nick Barth of the Veranda Lounge, downtown, St Cloud) will be in full swing. I have attatched a few samples of the collection for you to peruse.

We will be in touch again soon with lots more exciting news as the 2008-2009 school year begins. Welcome back Bennies and Johnnies!

Other upcoming events:

Saturday, August 9th, 8pm Brother John and Friends

We JUST ADDED this show for TOMORROW! Brother John wants to play for you! Monastic folk-rock!

Wednesday, Sept 17th, 7pm Open Poetry Exchange (Every 3rd Wed of the month)

Come and bring a poem to life. Your work or your favorite work of someone else! Or just come and enjoy. More on this to come...

Saturday, Sept 20th, 8pm Adam Hammer "Tatooed Folk"

Local singer/songwriter Adam Hammer has a new CD and is ready to acoustically rock St Joseph. Tattooed Folk indeed. Check out his MySpace. There's more to Adam than meets the eye!

September - October Art Russell Sharon

We are honored to have the first Minnesota Russell Sharon showing in several years. A local artist from Randall, Russell is an internationally renowned artist and his impressionistic style sweeps you away to the feeling that is a place. Check out his statements and work at

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