Sell me your town, not just a house

We are not retirement age yet, but we are actively looking for our forever retirement home. We have specific wants- We want to be in a community we can be an active part of and volunteer in, one we can find a new church family in. We want a community we can work in (if we... Continue Reading →

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Intentional Acts of Community

According to Webster’s Dictionary (yes, I have one on my desk) Community is ‘people living in the same area - an interacting population of various individuals in a single location’ A community can be your town, your street, your church, school, your coffee klatch, your business, rodeo family.. Whatever. Community = people. But what does... Continue Reading →

Working together- FUN and Beneficial

We often talk about businesses working TOGETHER instead of against each other. Here's a perfect example of small town businesses working TOGETHER for mutual benefit.   Ault, Colorado's Main Street is only a few blocks long. Both sides are lined with businesses. However, this community does not have an Economic Developer or a Chamber of... Continue Reading →

A Main Street Summit- Small town style

Who says small towns don't have anything to offer? Certainly not us! For years, we have championed small towns across North Dakota and beyond.   We had nominated Regan- pop 44- as a Main Street Community over a year ago. (Regan is where part of our farm is)   And... Drum Roll.... The Governors office called and said they would LIKE... Continue Reading →

Walkability and small towns

One of the 'new'  buzzwords is "Walkability".  What does that mean exactly? Basically it means the ease of getting around on foot, or how pedestrian friendly is your town.  There is a nifty site you can use to determine your own towns score-  Walkscore   The scoring is 0-100. Remember back when - when folks walked to the market? Or to the pool?... Continue Reading →

What if YOU were ‘the one’?

  One is a tiny number, right? Like when we hear fire claimed “only one” structure in our county last year, or that “just one” person had to be extricated from a car wreck. In those terms, things don’t sound all that bad. But what if it was YOUR structure that burned to the ground,... Continue Reading →

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