Tracy Briggs is a former TV anchor/radio host currently working as a features writer and video host for Forum Communications.
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FARGO — What do you suppose is the No. 1 question people ask The National Onion Association? (Besides of course, "Seriously, there's something called The National Onion Association?") The answer is: "How can I cut an onion without crying?" There seems to be about 2 million answers for that. That's the number that comes up when you plug that question into Google. Solutions range from "wear goggles" to "run water" to "keep a piece of bread in your mouth." (Carbs are the solution for everything, aren't they?)
FARGO — When Emma Astrup was growing up in north Fargo, she might have dreamed of living 'under the sea.' "I just loved Disney," she says. "I watched 'The Little Mermaid' everyday when I was little." But rather than be a part of Ariel's undersea world, 18-year-old Astrup has undertaken an above-ground adventure as a cast member of "Disney on Ice presents: Frozen."
FARGO — Like any American with even a drop of Irish blood, I've learned how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I've worn the silly green hats, sipped green beer and made way too many shamrock-themed treats (see the Irish-themed sweets column included below). But Irish dancing is the one thing I've never tired — especially the kind made famous by Riverdance where dancers feet move in double time while their arms remain completely still at their sides.
FARGO — When you're talking about St. Patrick's Day cuisine, most likely the staples come to mind: corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish soda bread and, of course, green beer. But how often do you hear about dessert? Everyone knows the Irish are a fun-loving people so why wouldn't they enjoy something sweet after dinner? If you're looking for something sweet to serve your lads and lassies, here are five favorite recipes from "The Great Indoors with Tracy Briggs" that are available at inforum.com. Homemade Irish Cream
1 Disney on Ice presents Frozen! Thursday - Sunday
FARGO — For many people, the thought of appearing on stage in any kind of production is pretty scary. Now imagine that production involves at least flirting with nudity. That's what six local women are doing this weekend as Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre presents "Calendar Girls."
WEST FARGO — Justin Vega sits in the barber chair covered in a cloak looking both excited and a little nervous. "Are you ready for this?" asks Men's Hairhouse Stylist Destiny Ose. "As ready as I'll ever be," he replies. As tentative as Vega sounds, he says he's been looking forward to getting his hair cut after a long, two-year wait. The operations coordinator at Noridian Healthcare Solutions normally wears his hair closely cropped, but in 2016 he decided to grow it out to donate to charity.
FARGO — Like many people in the upper Midwest in March, Bobbi Jo Cody is ready for winter to be over. So she and husband Todd Cody, co-owners of The Red Silo vintage store, are doing something about it. "Coming off a long winter, we're ready for spring," she says. "We want people to get out of their houses and visit, hang out with friends and family and have fun!"
FARGO — Last May, Bernie Erickson and David Hamilton's south Fargo neighbors must have thought they were a little bit crazy. The couple got decked out in parkas, poured themselves cosmopolitans and dangled their feet in their pool while telling a video camera all about their backyard. "Four months out of the year, this is a beautiful backyard oasis," Erickson tells the camera as it pans across the clear, blue water. "But we want to experience the oasis, full time, all the time, every day," Hamilton chimes in. Why confess all of this to the camera?
FARGO — It's quiet on weekday mornings at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fargo. Five people — four women and one man — sit quietly at a table drinking coffee, nibbling on cookies and talking the way only the best of friends do. "Bob is our one man. We'd like to get more, but no one else comes," says one woman. "Yeah, so I get stuck making the coffee," Bob replies. "But you're so good at it," replies another woman.