Past Bemidji Event: VOL 19

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Sip the Spectacular

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Andrea Fricke poetically describes the wonders of wine. It has accompanied her through her most joyous, catastrophic, and dramatic parts of her life. A good wine can illicit heat and passion, but she encourages us to kick back sometimes, and just enjoy the uncorking.

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Houdini's Charmed Life

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Self-proclaimed "Presentation Magician" Charles Greene III speaks on the most famous magician of all time: Harry Houdini. He goes into depth on Houdini's life, illusions, accomplishments, and the escape art that catipulted him to worldwide fame. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 11, 2014.

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Life on the Pole

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Darci Thabes loves the acrobatic sport of pole dancing. Even people who have been practicing it for years are still learning new moves. Darci talkes about what the life of a recreational pole dancer is like.

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My Reading Obsession

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Holly Alcott could read by the age of 4. Ever since then, she has been reading every chance she got. By 3rd grade she was reading at the 12th grade reading level. She has now passed her reading addiction on to her son, who has developed the same habits she had.

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@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Paul Carney ephasizes the changing trend in the education system, where students are recieving higher grades but are doing less school work. He offers some solutions to this disparity, hoping to raise the quickly falling graduation rate. 

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The Adventure Bum

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Jon Heller speaks on his journey from outdoor explorer to nature photographer as he pursues his ong-term interests in hiking, nature, and travel. What started out as a hobby has become the idea for a fully-fledged adventure magazine, where others can share their stories of adventure and exploration. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 4, 2014.

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Feeding the Achieve

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.

Samantha Nienow
Presentation Designer, Red Zest Design in Bemidji
Holly Alcott
Administrative Assistant, Region 2 Arts Council in Bemidji
Paul Carney
in Fergus Falls
Jon Heller
in Bemidji
Darci Thabes
Stone Tile Artist/Pole FItness Instructor in Bagley
Andrea Fricke
in Bemidji
Charles Greene III
Presentation Magician, Corporate Shuffle in Washington DC