12/24 Where in Clayton County am I?


Attention this week’s game has been extended through Wednesday, Dec 16th

Congratulations to Pat Brothers from Potter Nebraska,who correctly submitted the answer, “Elkader General Store & More” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.
Thursdays are always busy in Osterdock. The open seating area is full of happy and smiling customers enjoying their tasty tacos. Find a seat at one of the free tables and look through the full menu. Thursdays feature their famous, customizable tacos while other days of the week feature items like juicy, flavorful baked chicken or smoky pork chops. Enjoy delicious prime rib with their homemade salad bar once a month or try their famous Hog and Beef Roast , available twice a year! Whichever night you stop by, the friendly staff will help you decide on a delicious meal and you can try another local favorite during your next visit, because the fantastic food and friendly atmosphere at this Osterdock location will have you coming back again and again.

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Dec 23rd is Edgewood’s Ugly Sweater Day

edgewood-logo1 copyGet your ugly Xmas sweater ready for December 23rd for the 3rd Annual Edgewood Town Wide Ugly Xmas Sweater Contest on December 23rd. We have added three categories, youth, individual and group. Post your pictures on the Welcome to Edgewood Facebook Group and the most likes wins Edgewood Chamber Bucks.

Did I mention that Thieu at Thai One On is offering $2 beer for anyone wearing an Ugly Xmas sweater December 23rd?
And guess what? The girls at Steel Magnolias will give you a 10% discount on merchandise if you are shopping in that ugly Xmas sweater that day.ugly sweater
Wear that Ugly Xmas sweater to Café Rose on December 23rd and your first drink is ½ price.
Aunt Necee’s is always up for a good time and she is offering 10% off your entire bill, (eat in or carry out and excluding movies) if you come in wearing your ugly Xmas sweater.

Village Auto Customer appreciation and Edgewood ugly sweater day is December 23rd. To celebrate we are offering $19.99 oil changes and free coffee and snacks December 21-23. No appointment necessary.

BLOOMS: Anyone shopping in an ugly Christmas sweater that day will receive a 20% discount on all in store purchases (excluding consignment) and all Christmas merchandise will be 50% off!

Edgewood Reminder and Edgewood Signs and Designs will offer 50% off one item on December 23rd – if you are wearing an ugly sweater!

This just in from Franny’s: Wed the 23rd Christmas Eve Eve stop by in your ugly sweaters and we will be offering $2.00 beer specials on domestic and can beer also its wing night stop by for our wonderful broasted and boneless wings.

Garments & Goods is offering 30% off any item off choice if you wear your ugly Christmas sweater in to Garments and Goods on Dec 23rd!

Want do you get a fan of the Edgewood Pro Rodeo for Christmas? Edgewood Pro Rodeo tickets! Yes, call me at 563-928-7036 or director@edgewoodchamber.com and we can get you set up with 2016 rodeo tickets at 2015 prices.

12/17 Where in Clayton County am I?

Clayton County experts here is the clue for this week’s “Where in Clayton County am I?” contest:
Sugar, spice, and everything nice is exactly what you’ll find in this downtown Elkader shop. Stop into the light, country inspired store and sit at one of the tables topped with a familiar checked table cloth. For lunch have soup and a sandwich and partake in a creamy, hand-dipped ice cream. Ogle at the rows of sweet confections like malted milk balls, chocolate covered nuts and raisins and much, much more along with savory trail mixes take center stage while cutlery, spices, kitchen utensils and gadgets, as well as soup, dip and bread mixes line the walls so you can make delicious meals at home. All of your culinary needs are here at this Elkader deli and specialty store.

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Joseph Hall’s Rock ‘N’ Remember Tribute

Elkader Opera House
Thursday, December 17th 2015 7pm

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Returning just in time for Christmas!
Joseph Hall, has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne was impressed enough to tell him, ” I’ve got shoes older than you, but I’d like to try you on!” Joseph Hall has performed all over the world, from Las Vegas, Nevada to Porthcawl, Wales. Joseph Hall has won many awards throughout his young career including the “Spirit of Elvis ” award. Joseph has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today. Hall currently resides in Branson, Missouri with his family. He is in his 5th smash season in Branson Mo, performing to crowds from all over the country. Hall says

“My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute to him with the upmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”

 

  • NBC AMERICA’S GOT TALENT TOP 10 FINALIST
  • OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES
  • 2014 BRANSON’S MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
  • 2014 BRANSON’S TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR


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To purchase Tickets
Email:operahouse@alpinecom.net
Phone: (563) 873-2378
Purchase tickets at Moser’s Pharmacy (563-245-2530) in downtown Elkader
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New: Where in Clayton County am I?


Attention this week’s game has been extended through Wednesday, Dec 16th

Congratulations to Mark Collins from Elkader,who correctly submitted the answer, “St. Olaf Tap” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.
Many unique and locally made grocery items are in stock at this McGregor specialty grocery store and deli. Come in and peruse the selection of dips, spreads, oils, local meats, dairy, beer, and wine. Each section holds something fun and tasty to peak your flavor interests. Stop by at lunch for a deli made sandwich made just the way you like it. What’s for dinner? try one of the homemade delicious take-n-bake meals that will please the family.

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December 3rd Where in Clayton County am I?

Congratulations to Jane Koehn from Elkader,who correctly submitted the answer, “Thoma Dairy Bar” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.
In the hills of Northeast Iowa is a small town with a Main Street about a block wide. On this small strip of town is a bar and restaurant that serves a big strip of pork. Claiming to be the biggest and best pork tenderloin in Iowa, the sandwich is breaded to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning. Take a big bite for yourself, breaking through the crunchy breading to the tender pork. The meat and tangy homemade barbecue sauce combine for a truly wonderful taste sensation. Pair your pork tenderloin sandwich or other tasty menu item with one of their unique sides or appetizers for a complete and delicious meal. Take a load off and have a drink at the bar or relax in the back room that houses a big screen television. The warm and inviting atmosphere complemented by the equally warm and inviting service makes for an absolutely enjoyable experience.

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Holiday Train in Marquette 2015 benefits the Clayton County Food Shelf


December 8, 2015
5pm
River Front Marina | Marquette, IA

2015 CANADIAN-PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN will stop in Marquette, IA at the Marina parking lot, North of Lady Luck Casino at Water Street & Hwy 76 on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at approx. 5:05pm with the event time being 5:15pm ~ 5:45pm. It will only be making 2 other stops in Iowa. Mason City (12/7) & Charles City (12/8). The performers will be Kira Isabella & Doc Walker. OF COURSE, Santa Clause will be there! Just remember to bring your non-perishable food item for the Clayton County Food Bank & drop it off upon arrival.

Edgewood Holiday News

Edgewood Signs & Designs is opening in Edgewood and invites everyone to a Business After Hours on Friday, December 4th from 5-7PM at 109 North Washington, Edgewood. Karie Miller invites you all to see the new things and custom signs they can create for you.

Celebrate the Season in Edgewood on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th
The Edgewood Chamber of Commerce invites all businesses, individuals and organizations to celebrate the Holiday Season in Edgewood on Saturday, December 5th. An emphasis has been placed on making that day special for the children in our community.

FE Welterlen Motors will host Santa from 10AM till Noon. There will be treats and gifts for the children. Anyone can donate gifts by dropping them off at FE Welterlen’s before December 1st. Last year 120 children received presents. It helps to have them wrapped and marked with age of child, boy or girl appropriate and the giver. Cash donations are also accepted for gifts, just drop the off at the Edgewood Chamber Office. AND SANTA’S HELPERS WILL BE SHOPPING EARLY, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE HAVE YOUR DONATIONS TO THE CHAMBER OFFICE BY THIS FRIDAY AT 5PM. YOUR DONATION WILL BE NOTED ON A GIFT CARD ON THE PRESENT.

Aunt Necee’s Pizza and More will have Kids’ Shopping from 9AM till Noon. Items from businesses will be on sale for children to select for their loved ones in their lives. All items are under $15 and Santa’s helpers will be there to assist the children. Free gift wrapping too! If you would like to bring items to sell mark them clearly and contact Denise AT 563-928-1301. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE MORE SELECTIONS FOR THE CHILDREN TO CHOOSE FROM. This is a wonderful way to start the tradition of shopping locally.

G&G Living Centers Inc. Edgewood Community Matters Committee presents A Christmas Open House from 9-1PM at 103 North Locust Street, Edgewood, Come visit with the very special guests of Cindy Lou and the Grinch, bake sale and in store specials too.

Also, at FE Welterlen Motors the ASSE International foreign exchange students from Asia, the Middle East & Europe will share their Culture & have activities for the children starting at 10AM. This will be in the West shop of FE Welterlen’s.

The Edgewood Woman’s Club ladies will be offering hot chocolate and assistance with the letters to Santa from 10AM till noon at Franny’s. The children’s Santa letters will be printed in the Edgewood Reminder.

Edgewood’s Holiday Tour of Homes will be Saturday, December 5th from 5-8PM. Tickets available at $8 till December 5th at Community Savings Bank, Farmers Savings Bank, Blooms, and Kendrick Forest Products. Tickets will be available for purchase that evening at Forever Cabinets by Kendrick.
That evening also features a scrumptious free will donation soup supper at St. Mark’s Parish Center from 4-7pm. Come and support the Edgewood History Museum Project. Carry outs are available.

Many of the Edgewood businesses will be open to assist with your holiday shopping needs. Take time that day to do a little retail therapy in Edgewood. Also, take time to rest and relax with the great dining options in Edgewood. It’s your turn to be waited on.

It will be a great time for the children and their families. We welcome any ideas or activities that can be done in conjunction with December 5th, just contact Elise at 563-928-7036 or director@edgewoodchamber.com

Nov 26 Where in Clayton County am I?

Congratulations to Anita Cox from McGregor,who correctly submitted the answer, “Suhdron Fabrics” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.
Round stools in front of a wooden bar topped with local newspapers welcome customers into this Garnavillo diner. Step back in time and order a cool and creamy milkshake or malt made with hand-dipped ice cream to enjoy at the dairy bar and soda fountain. The vintage atmosphere will make you feel right at home, as will the made to order food and friendly conversation from locals. Come to this dairy bar and café in Garnavillo for a truly hometown experience.

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Iowa Naturalist Children’s Book Recommendations

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This holiday season, give your kids – or grandkids, or nieces and nephews – the gift of your time to READ to them.
Here are some book ideas. Some are for kids, some are for adults to read to kids, and some are for adults to get ideas for nature fun with kids.

Local author, Larry Stone has most titles in stock, and can deliver in the Elkader area, or ship anywhere.
Prices include sales tax.
Turkey River Environmental Expressions
Larry A. Stone
www.LarryStonesIowa.com
888-807-1828 (Iowa only)

December 2015 (Prices include Iowa sales tax)

BOOKS FOR KIDS (of all ages!) Printable List

Animal Tracks of the Midwest – Poppele $10
Animal Tracks Quick Guide $7
Ant Cities $5
Awesome Snake Science – Blobaum $12
Birds of the Midwest Quick Guide $7
Butterflies in Your Pocket – Hendrix/Debinski $9
Chickadee’s Message – Wood & Van Diest $12
Chirping Crickets $5
Constellation Activity Book $5
Critters of Iowa – Wildlife Forever $5
Curious Creatures – Polisar & Clark $12
Dragonflies & Damselflies in Your Pocket – Johnson $9
Explore Night Science – Blobaum $10
Fascinating Loons – Tekiela $12
Feathers – Tekiela $12
Fireflies in the Night – Hawes $5
Frogs & Toads in Your Pocket – VanDeWalle $9
Geology Rocks – Blobaum $10
Grasses in Your Pocket $9
Great Wolf & the Good Woodsman $12
Insect Soup – Polisar & Clark $12
Insectigations – Blobaum $11
Intriguing Owls – Tekiela $12
Last Child in the Woods – Louv $12
The Lorax – Seuss $13
Mossy – Brett $15
Moths in Your Pocket $9
Mushrooms in Your Pocket – Huffman/Tiffany $9
Muskrat for Supper – Salwey $11
The Nature Connection – Leslie $13
Nature Smart: A Family Guide to Nature – Tekiela/Shanberg $15
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Readers Edition -Pollan $8
Orchids in Your Pocket – Witt $9
Our Love of Loons – Tekiela $8
Owl Moon – Yolen/Schoenherr $15
Peculiar Zoo – Polisar & Clark $12
Plant a Pocket of Prairie – Root & Bowen $12
Pocket Guide to Animal Tracks $9
Pond Life: A Golden Guide – Reid $6
Prairie in Your Pocket – Mueller $9
Raptors in Your Pocket – Gardner $9
Salamanders in Your Pocket $9
Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids – Erickson $15
Smart by Nature – Stone $22
The Snake Who Was Afraid of People – Polisar & Clark $12
Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them – Polisar & Clark $12
Snakes and Lizards in Your Pocket – VanDeWalle $9
Something Fishy – Polisar & Clark $12
Spinning Spiders $5
Take-Along Guides $6
A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet – McGehee $15
Teaching Kids to Love the Earth – Lachecki etal $15
The Thing with Feathers – Wood $8
Things Natural, Wild and Free – Lorbiecki $10
Things Trees Know – Wood $8
Trees in Your Pocket $9
Turtles in Your Pocket – VanDeWalle $9
Water Birds of the Midwest Quick Guide $7
Waterfowl in Your Pocket – Gardner $9
Wetlands in Your Pocket – Mueller $9
Where Do Birds Live? – McGehee $15
Wiggling Worms at Work – Pfeffer $5
Wild Play – Sobel $13
A Woodland Counting Book – McGehee $15
Woodland in Your Pocket – Mueller $9

Happy to negotiate quantity discounts.

To order contact Larry. 
Website ordering is more expensive and less reliable.
Visit LarryStonesIowa.com for more book ideas.