September Newsletter

Welcome Fall! I’ve learned that it’s important for me to savor each shift in weather as it happens, rather than looking forward to and/or worrying about the snow and ice that lies ahead of us. What can you do today to appreciate today’s weather without thinking about the seasonal extremes that lie ahead of and […]

April Newsletter

Traditionally, April is known as Iskigamizige-giizis (boiling sap moon). For over 800 years the ininaatigoog (sugar maple trees) of this region have been tapped by the Anishinaabeg people in order to produce sugar. This Saturday, you can learn about iskigamizigan (the sap boiling process) and enjoy a traditional feast made by instructor Ryan Bajan.  Following the lead […]

2022-23 Community Dances

Between September 2022 and March 2023, we hosted four Community Dances at the Ely Senior Center, bringing Ely together in dance and reminding ourselves that fine arts don’t have to be intimidating. We had so much fun dancing with you all that we want to commemorate it here.  The Dances:  What does an Ely Folk […]

January Newsletter

A Year in Review How has the year 2022 already come and gone? Upon reflection, it somehow feels like the longest year that so quickly flew by. Much has happened, both in our collective world and in my personal circle. The Ely Folk School has been a major part of my year and it would be […]