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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FARGO – Turn on the griddle and say "cheese." The crunchy, melty grilled cheese sandwich is a toasty winter comfort food. And it can be tailored to taste just like Mom's or a fancier version — Camembert and brioche, anyone?
FARGO — First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo, will host a series of Lenten lunches called "Living Out Faith in the Workplace" at noon on Fridays in the church's Celebration Hall. The lunches will feature a guest speaker who will share how they have allowed faith to impact their profession. The cost of each lunch is $8. The schedule is as follows: • Feb. 12: Steve Scheel, board chair for Scheels. • Feb. 19: Mark Deterding, owner of Tribune Leadership Services.
BISMARCK — The Catholic Diocese of Bismarck will host the 2016 THIRST conference Oct. 28-30 at the Bismarck Event Center. The free event is the second of its kind for the diocese. The first was in 2013, and more than 7,000 people attended. The diocese hosted a men's THIRST in 2014 and a similar women's event in 2015 before bringing back the large conference during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis.
FARGO — Interfaith author Frances Worthington will speak about why Abraham was banished from ancient Mesopotamia on Feb. 13 and 14 in Fargo. Her first talk is at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at the North Dakota State University Alumni Center, 1241 N. University Drive, and the second is at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the James Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S. Worthington is a graduate of Duke University, an award-winning columnist and author of "Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions." The event is sponsored by the Bahai's of Fargo.
FARGO — Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo, will host Catholic Collage Feb. 21, 28 and March 6. The educational program is for adults seeking to deepen their knowledge of Scripture and Catholic traditions and teachings. Nine courses are being offered, taught by local priests and Catholic school teachers. Each course is a three-week study, starting at 1:30 or 3 p.m. on Sundays. Child care will be provided by Shanley students. The cost for each session is $20. Registration by Feb. 17 is required.
FARGO — Finally, Iris Apfel gets a mention in my style column. Olivia Bain, 23, counts the 94-year-old New York City woman as one of her style icons. Known for her Coke-bottle glasses and flamboyant, more-is-more style, Apfel embodies the creative look that inspires Bain. I spotted Bain, a ceramics and sculpture student at Minnesota State University Moorhead, at Plains Art Museum where she works and liked her funky, artistic style. Describe your style. Comfortable, but presentable, and I like unique things. I love patterns and usually wear two or three.
FARGO — A few weeks ago, I smelled Totino's pizza in my apartment building hallway. The pizza-like (let's face it, Totino's is the Velveeta of pizzas) scent reminded me of elementary school sleepovers, and I really wanted one. Except I can't eat Totino's now that I eat a gluten-free diet for gluten intolerance. I'm not Gwyneth Paltrow-ing this. My doctor helped me decide it's the best option for my health.
ADA, Minn. – Word of mouth is sweet in Ada. Rebecca and Marissa Sip drop off free boxes of cupcakes at businesses here to help advertise their cake and cupcake bakery, The Cakery Cottage.
GRAND FORKS – The HB Sound & Light crew stay behind the scenes, but their work is centerstage. The 21-year-old Grand Forks-based company, which also has a Fargo office, engineers light, sound and video for concerts and events like WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Happy Harry's Ribfest in Fargo, in addition to smaller gatherings and installations at churches, schools, restaurants and other businesses.
FARGO – Three years ago, Meg Pulkrabek and Janelle Steinberg were posing awkwardly on stage at the North Dakota International Pageant.