Monday, March 26, 2012

Orwoll house gnomes are upset about this!

The historic Orwoll/Orwell house on the corner of 9th Ave and 2nd St. in Granite Falls is scheduled for demolition for no other reason than the owners didn't keep up maintenance and replace broken windows.  What a waste of a beautiful old Victorian that is in great shape otherwise.  My daughter is in a group trying to keep this from happening, see her post   http://youngruralpreservationist.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/please-dont-go-orwoll-house/
You can help by signing the online petition 

Meanwhile my Grove Gnomes are making room for more displaced house gnomes from downtown Granite Falls, just in case!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Arts Economy Rises on the Southwest Prairie | Minnesota Public Radio News

The community of Granite Falls already has some wonderful artists and we're hoping that more see the charm of our town and decide to move here, this article from Minnesota Public Radio describes the benefits that art can have to an economy, the gnomes are excited too!

Arts Economy Rises on the Southwest Prairie | Minnesota Public Radio News