Tag Archives: Solon

Returning to the Trail

I view trail hiking with trepidation. Since entering a low-wage work world a few years ago, where standing for long shifts on concrete floors contributed to plantar fasciitis, I haven’t jogged and reduced the amount of trail hiking I do. … Continue reading

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‘I’ve got mine’ is not enough

Our town has a bustling Main Street thanks to smart investments by the city council and willing businessmen and women. Shops serve basic needs: hair styling, hardware, groceries, fuel and insurance. There are plenty of restaurants. The newspaper is located … Continue reading

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Haying and the School Board Election

Haying is a social and economic movement and around here farming takes precedence over schooling. There’s a school board election Sept. 12 in farm country. Farmers are buying 9,000-foot spools of Brazilian baler twine, windrow teeth, left and right handed … Continue reading

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News from the Lake

LAKE MACBRIDE— A steady rain fell and continued through the night, providing respite for the weary and sound sleep. Having thought I would retreat from society on a day mostly off work, it proved to be impossible, beginning with the … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo Mexican Restaurant and Lucy’s Bakery

SOLON— Frida Kahlo Mexican Restaurant and Lucy’s Bakery is open and the tres leches cake is delicious. A friend and I stopped for afternoon coffee, and if the interior was reminiscent of previous restaurants in the space, the food was … Continue reading

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Friday at the Town Festival

SOLON— The hay bale rises above the crowd to clear the bar. Main Street is packed for the hay bay toss— a farm-related activity in a festival put on where traditional farming, matters. Bingo has begun, a band with a … Continue reading

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A Second Mexican Restaurant

SOLON— Can a community of about 2,000 people support two Mexican Restaurants? The founders of El Sol Mexican Cuisine believe it can. Diego Rivera (no kin to the artist) is the former owner of El Sol and a related restaurant … Continue reading

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