Saturday, June 13, 2015
Journeys Into It’s A Bird, It’s a Plane…

It’s A Bird, It’s a Plane…

…It’s the Superman Celebration, the 37th annual edition, taking place this weekend in Metropolis, Illinois. This weekend a town of fewer than 7000 people becomes more of a metropolis as some 30,000 visitors from around the nation, and around the world come to visit. Of course, Superman will be there to visit with those fans Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 13, 201512:27 pm
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Journeys Into The Fitger Brewery Today

The Fitger Brewery Today

In our last beer posting, we shared the story of Fitger Beer, long a mainstay in Northern Minnesota, and the story of the historic Fitger brewery. We stopped with Fitger’s Brewery closing its doors on September 30, 1972, ending 115 years of brewing on the shores of Lake Superior. It was a sad time. fortunately, Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 4, 20154:11 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Journeys Into The Town That Opened Its Own Department Store

The Town That Opened Its Own Department Store

When Saranac Lake found itself in need of a place to shop, it decided to create one for itself. After the local Ames Department Store closed due to bankruptcy, residents were forced to travel 50 miles to Plattsburgh for many consumer goods. Soon thereafter, Saranac Lake was approached by Walmart, which offered to build a Read Article

Posted by: Admin May 16, 20153:15 am
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Journeys Into Walmart, A Hometown Downtown and Community Success

Walmart, A Hometown Downtown and Community Success

To some Walmart has long represented a challenge to Main Streets and downtowns. Many have thought that Walmart has been one of those who have drawn shoppers away from the traditional core to sprawl outside. These days Walmart is being connected with and being congratulated for its role in a successful downtown story. That story Read Article

Posted by: Admin May 6, 20153:34 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Journeys Into Tisdale, Saskatchewan – A Place in Search of a New Smart Community Narrative

Tisdale, Saskatchewan – A Place in Search of a New Smart Community Narrative

Tisdale is a business centre for the rich agricultural area of northeastern  Saskatchewan. Located at the junction of Highways 35 and 3, and serviced  by both the the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways, Tisdale is the grain handling centre of the region with five inland grain terminals, and is the centre of local industry. That Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 22, 20151:04 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Journeys Into “Cops and Doughnuts”  – Saving a Bakery, A Main Street and A Sense of Community

“Cops and Doughnuts” – Saving a Bakery, A Main Street and A Sense of Community

As we start to gear up with our new site, we are re-visiting some especially meaningful features we are partial to. This one is about Cops and Doughnuts, a small bake shop in Claire, Michigan that has become a feel-good story to millions far beyond town. The Clare City Bakery had been a fixture in Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 15, 20154:05 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Journeys Into The Man Who Saved A Town

The Man Who Saved A Town

One of our favorite community narratives involves the upstate New York community of Mt. Morris, located in Livingston County at the northeastern entrance to Letchworth State Park, which contains a scenic gorge and triple waterfall on the Genesee River. The community was first called “Allen Hill” and “Richmond Hill” by early settler Ebenezer Allen. The Read Article

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Journeys Into They Made Main Street Their Own: How Four Women Revived a Derelict Mississippi Town

They Made Main Street Their Own: How Four Women Revived a Derelict Mississippi Town

An interesting story from The New York Times: Megan Patton, Coulter Fussell, Erin Austen Abbott and Alexe van Beuren are part of a wave of new business owners in Water Valley, Miss. All are particularly skilled at renovation, having stripped and rebuilt, among them, three houses and one storefront. The women are emblematic of a new Read Article

Posted by: Admin 3:57 pm