Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Women's Bible Retreat for Clusters 5, 6 and 7 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 E. To celebrate its 50th year, the message of the retreat is "Be humbled by God's power so that when the right time comes he will honor you." Dr. Susan Vitalis, a family medicine physician from Battle Lake, is this year's inspirational speaker. The Rev. Laurie Natwick from the synod office will be the Bible study leader, and the retreat also includes music and a communion service led by the Rev.
FARGO—At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, a small but devout group of Orthodox Presbyterians gather to worship. They don't have their own church yet so they meet at the Fargo Seventh-day Adventist Church, where they sing hymns, pray and listen to the Rev. Greg Hoadley preach Scripture. Together, the dozen-plus congregants and Hoadley make up Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a church plant of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church that was founded about five years ago.
FARGO—Hanging on my shoulders over a dress, thrown on with sneakers and a scarf, or tied around my waist, my denim jacket is a go-to wardrobe piece as the seasons transition. Denim jackets go with almost anything. I wear mine from Gap at least a few times a week, especially in the spring when mornings require a little extra warmth. My jean jacket is a true blue hue with some wear marks and a boxy, slightly cropped fit.
MOORHEAD – Over bananas, milk and her first-ever apple juice, Josslyn Trefethren shared her personal style. She knows her pigtails are adorable and she's eager to try to walk in her teeny tennis shoes. Her amber teething necklace looked oh so cute, too, and it's functional. I spotted 1-year-old Josslyn with her mom, Lauren Trefethren, at Starbucks here. Lauren talked mini style and Josslyn interjected when necessary, mostly to share her mushed bananas with me and to try to steal my iPhone. Describe Josslyn's style. It's comfy and she's all about play.
FARGO—Like sitting down for coffee with a friend, "Pastry Affair" is a comfortable world of sweets where recipes are seasonal and the prose is authentic. The baking blog authored by 26-year-old Kristin Rosenau from her tiny kitchen in Perham, Minn., focuses on from-scratch original recipes inspired by travel, mood, weather and memories. "Ultimately I try to make it approachable. I want it to be friendly, inviting, sort of like two people sitting down and having a cup of coffee and just talking," she says.
FARGO – Laura Morris' passions inspire her personal style. The 26-year-old pharmacist and founder of Others, the retail boutique at 17 7th St. S., sticks with clothing that takes fashion a step further to benefit someone other than herself.
FARGO – It's officially iced-anything season. Coffee, lattes, cocktails, I'll take them all over ice (except champagne because that's just wrong).
FARGO – An eclectic menagerie of colorful art, nature-inspired decor, vintage items and DIY projects fill Jessica Voss' home here. It's her favorite place.
Birthday parties that give back are popular among elementary-age children. Nonprofits, like Unseen, and animal rescue groups regularly post photos to Facebook of children who give back on their birthdays.
FARGO—Lanelle Vasichek's two children carry grocery bags on family walks. By the end of the walk, their bags are full of garbage that they toss at home. It's one way Fargo mom Vasichek teaches her children about making a difference. "I feel like there are so many opportunities to give back throughout the year and we want to make it part of their every day," she says. Vasichek, author of "Mommy Milestones," has been teaching her children about giving back since they were about 5 or 6 years old. Some children choose to host birthday parties that give back, but there are other things,