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Porky’s Rig

Posted Saturday, May 6th, 2017 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Food at 10:18 PM

Looks like Boss Hog to me – King’s Place, Miesville

Pulltab designers rule

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 09:36 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Design at 9:36 PM

Let’s 🌮 Bout It

Number 4 with a bullet

Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 04:05 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 4:05 PM

Top charity golf tournaments in the metro

Bell ringers in Burnsville 

Posted Friday, December 23rd, 2016 05:44 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Holidays at 5:44 PM

MK and friend @ Burnsville Byerlys

The 9 to 5 Blues

Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 07:12 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Food,Work at 7:12 PM

And Chicken Fried

The Fermoyle Report

Posted Monday, June 13th, 2016 07:46 am GMT -5 in Charities,Golf,News at 7:46 AM

http://www.mngolf.org/m/News/Van_Rooyen_Cruises_to_Victory_at_Tapemark

Big check time

Posted Sunday, June 12th, 2016 09:03 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 9:03 PM

The South African Gopher takes it by five

Sunday at the Tapemark

Posted Sunday, June 12th, 2016 07:09 am GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 7:09 AM

Phil Anderson starts things off on number one at Southview

Northland golf flashback

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 06:16 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 6:16 PM

Look what pulled up next to the Tapemark tent

The new volunteer assignment

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 06:13 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Friends,Golf at 6:13 PM

Kid two and friend out between hole four and hole eight @ SVCC

This way to freshly mown grass

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 06:18 am GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 6:18 AM

Tapemark #45 @ SVCC

Mikey and the waterfalls

Posted Friday, June 10th, 2016 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 7:51 PM

Love the improvements at Southview CC

Free Cone Day

Posted Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 10:44 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Food at 10:44 PM

MK at the North Eagan DQ

Pack those boxes, stat

Posted Friday, January 15th, 2016 10:40 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Work at 10:40 PM

Team volunteer day @ Second Harvest Heartland 

Jingle Bells in November 

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:37 am GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Running at 11:37 AM

The finish line, Minnesota State Fairgrounds 

Indian Summer Classic 2015

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 01:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Golf at 1:51 PM

The 11th edition was very nice

GoFund.Me/vermilion

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 09:39 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Links at 9:39 PM

http://gofundme.com/vermilion

GoFundMe setup is nice

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 09:38 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends at 9:38 PM

GoFundMe.com/vermilion is now live – Mary wants 200 large

Tapemark volunteers at work

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2015 06:33 am GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Friends,Golf at 6:33 AM

MK and friends at the 2015 Tapemark

Depression is Real

Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 06:15 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 6:15 PM

http://www.faceitfoundation.org/depression-is-real/

Turned into a nice evening

Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 09:09 am GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 9:09 AM

Third hole @ The Wilderness, 2014 Indian Summer Classic

A different style stage

Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2014 12:37 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Music at 12:37 PM

Plain White T’s, Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls @ Fortune Bay

What a total mess

Posted Saturday, July 26th, 2014 04:09 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Links,Technology at 4:09 PM

http://www.startribune.com/local/268544262.html?page=all&prepage=2&c=y

Nice MGA Tapemark Review

Posted Sunday, June 15th, 2014 12:43 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Golf,Links at 12:43 PM

http://www.mngolf.org/News/Too_Good_to_Fail_Berry_Wins_7th_Tapemark_Title

Congrats Don!

Posted Sunday, June 8th, 2014 06:39 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 6:39 PM

2014 Men’s Professional Tapemark Champion Don Berry, Edinburgh USA

The hardware has arrived

Posted Sunday, June 8th, 2014 04:09 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 4:09 PM

Trophy table at the Tapemark

Bob, Sr. Special

Posted Sunday, June 8th, 2014 11:34 am GMT -5 in Charities,Food at 11:34 AM

The Tapemark Dog

The newest volunteers

Posted Sunday, June 8th, 2014 11:33 am GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Food,Friends,Golf at 11:33 AM

Kid two and friends at the front nine concession stand, Tapemark Charity Pro-Am

Her first Tapemark

Posted Sunday, June 8th, 2014 07:29 am GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 7:29 AM

Cathy @ Southview before the Sunday round

Golfing in the rain

Posted Saturday, June 7th, 2014 10:43 am GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 10:43 AM

Brave Tapemark team on number nine

Here comes the judge

Posted Friday, June 6th, 2014 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Charities,Golf at 4:06 PM

Southview CC parking @ 2014 Tapemark

The senior champ off one

Posted Friday, June 6th, 2014 12:59 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 12:59 PM

Don Berry nails it right down the middle at the 2014 Tapemark

Ready to be filled

Posted Friday, June 6th, 2014 06:00 am GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 6:00 AM

Day one at the 2014 Tapemark Charity Pro-Am

Ready to roll

Posted Sunday, June 1st, 2014 04:19 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 4:19 PM

2014 Tapemark Drawing Night, Southview CC

2014 Get Your Rear in Gear

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Running at 6:33 PM

Last Sunday Colleen and I attended the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk in Edina. This event is a fundraiser organized by the Colon Cancer Coalition, so we decided to participate in memory of Denise. My aunt also mentioned that my grandmother had colon cancer, which I don’t think I knew.

The course started and finished outside Southdale Mall and had a large area set up with informational tents from various organizations. The weather was perfect and the announcer said there were 5,000 people participating. Reg Chapman from WCCO was one of the emcees and did an excellent job.

I hadn’t done much running this month, so I really had no idea what to expect. The course was supposed to be certified, but my Garmin measured it as 2.88 miles. I loved seeing the 21:10 at the finish, but unfortunately the 6:49 pace the official results claimed was nowhere near what I actually ran. I will take the fourth place finish in my old guy age group, however.

Colleen walked the course in under an hour and they had a great food tent set up with all the usual suspects. Oh, and a giant inflatable colon. Get tested, people…

James and the Giant Colon

Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 10:30 am GMT -5 in Charities,Running at 10:30 AM

2014 Get Your Rear in Gear, Edina, Minnesota

Todd Stenson Donate Page

Posted Thursday, May 1st, 2014 01:18 am GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 1:18 AM

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/hd94/todd-stenson

Todd Stenson Invades the Amsterdam

Posted Thursday, May 1st, 2014 01:14 am GMT -5 in Charities,Concerts,Food,Music at 1:14 AM

Last Sunday Colleen and I finally got a chance to visit the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown Saint Paul. The last time we were in that space, I believe it was still Fhima’s. We’ve never been to the Oulman family’s other place in Northeast (331 Club), but I’ve wanted to go to Amsterdam to try the award-winning fries for a long time. I ordered the oorlog – a small boat of frites smothered with onion, peanut satay, mayo & honey sambaal for $5. Not really my kind of fries, unfortunately…

The real reason for the visit, though, was to raise money for Todd Stenson and his brain tumor treatment. I don’t know Todd, but he has a lot of friends that cross paths with my food and music interests (and turns out several other people too – hi Dan!). Tilia chef Steven Brown arranged for several other chefs in town to cater and/or donate raffle and silent auction items and the organizers were able to get a lot of great musicians to perform as well.

On the food side, Russell Klein from Meritage was serving oysters, Lenny Russo from Heartland had meat trays and Diane Yang from La Belle Vie and Heyday sent desserts (I know I’m missing a few others – check out this Dara story for more details). We stood by the food table for the first part of the evening and tried sample after sample – so good!

On the music side, there were multiple 30-40 minute sets by Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle, Dan Wilson, Adam Levy, John Munson and Matt Wilson (with a few songs with Dan) and the 22-year reunion of the Picadors, whose lead singer Chris Lynch is married to one of Colleen’s friends. The layout of the event had reserved tables for most of the performance side of the venue, so it was a little tough for the general admission people to get close to the stage. All those tables were sold out before I heard about it – maybe next time.

Donations are still being collected for Todd and his wife Heather at this site.

Chocolate awesomeness

Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 08:41 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Food at 8:41 PM

The Diane Yang contribution to the Stetson benefit, Amsterdam Hall

Top shelf help tonight

Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Food at 6:33 PM

Chef Klein (Meritage) at the Stenson benefit, Amsterdam Hall, St. Paul

Baby E

Posted Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12:01 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends at 12:01 PM

Walk for bubbies, Como Park

Triple G

Posted Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends at 12:00 PM

Walk for bubbies, Como Park

Such a nice tribute

Posted Friday, December 6th, 2013 04:50 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Links,Music,Video at 4:50 PM

Support MMRF Boston

Posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 9:42 PM

http://www.active.com/donate/2014mmrfBoston/bgervais

JNUC 5K

Posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 07:04 am GMT -5 in Charities,Running at 7:04 AM

An early run in Minneapolis for charity

It’s Crunch Time

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2013 06:55 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Golf at 6:55 PM

Cut time at the Tapemark

Tapemark Charity 4

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2013 04:41 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 4:41 PM

http://www.proactinc.org/

Tapemark Charity 3

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2013 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 2:44 PM

http://www.dakotacommunities.org/

Tapemark Charity 2

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2013 10:39 am GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 10:39 AM

http://www.arcgreatertwincities.org/

Tapemark Charity 1

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2013 06:44 am GMT -5 in Charities,Links at 6:44 AM

http://www.thearcofminnesota.org/

 

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