Pamela O'Meara

Pamela O’Meara
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Pam O’Meara can be reached at pomeara@lillienews.com or 651-748-7818.

 

 

 

Tue
28
Nov

Family, friends and fragrance in Michigan


Pamela O’Meara photo • The SS Badger, a National Historic Landmark, pulls into Ludington, after crossing Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, Wisconsin. It was launched in 1953 to ferry railroad cars across the lake. Now it’s a car ferry for people wishing to shorten their trip across the lake.

The fragrance of lavender wafted through the air and bees flited through the rows of lovely purple plants at Lavender Hill Farm near Petoskey, Michigan. 

Tue
26
Sep

St. Paul-born billionaire speaks at Roseville Area Optimist Club


Old Central High School classmates Don Salverda and Denny Sanford met up at the Roseville Area Optimist Club where Salverda arranged for Sanford to speak recently. Pamela O’Meara

The white-haired, personable, billionaire philanthropist T.

Tue
05
Sep

Out in Nebraska on the Oregon Trail

My trip to western Nebraska to learn how pioneers survived on the Oregon Trail began in an unusual way, but it did show us one thing the pioneers faced on the prairie — big storms and twisters.

Mon
24
Jul

Roseville Rotary learns about ShelterBox

On July 10 guest speaker and Rotarian Greg Krauska spoke to the Roseville Rotary Club about ShelterBox USA, a program with which Rotary International partners.

Wed
19
Jul

Submarines, sailboats and secret gardens in Door County


This old fireboat in Sturgeon Bay served the Chicago Fire Department for many years. photo: Pamela O'Meara

Who would have thought the nation’s most complete World War II submarine would be permanently docked in the Manitowoc River, just off Lake Michigan, in Wisconsin?

Fri
19
May

Pondering a wall in Big Bend National Park


A man walks down the sandy path to the Rio Grande River at Boquillas Hot Springs.

 

Thu
20
Apr

Volunteers needed to help assemble hygiene kits


submitted photo On April 8, students at Visitation School in Mendota Heights partnered with the Days for Girls program to make hygiene kits for girls in developing countries. The Roseville Rotary Club has two upcoming Days for Girls events planned in May and June. The hygiene kits made at such events can help girls manage their periods in order to not miss days of school.

Kits help girls abroad manage their periods and stay in school

 

Tue
24
Jan

A humorous, often risque lady boomer’s odyssey


Allison Seaborn

Roseville-area author asks about average

Sun
01
Jan

Living on the edge: Polar bears in Churchill on the decline


Polar bears rest to conserve energy, lie on a pile of snow to cool down or lumber around the west side of Hudson Bay.

Last month I scratched one trip off my bucket list — a trip to Churchill, Manitoba, known as the “polar bear capital of the world.” 

Sun
04
Dec

Tracking Ernest Hemingway in Petoskey


Bar at City Park Grill - formerly the old Annex - was one of Hemingway’s favorite hangouts in Petosky, Michigan. He used to sit in the second seat from the end of the 32-foot solid mahogany bar and jot ideas down for short, stories and books.

Many people don’t know that Nobel prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway got his start in the small town of Petoskey, Michigan, a northern resort area where wealthy families from Chicago and Detroit would spend their summers to get away from the ai

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