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Mattson Funeral Home

343 North Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-3556
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Looking back at 2016: Year in Review - Forest Lake Lowdown

Monday, January 16, 2017

Opera singer Jack Swanson of Stillwater auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera at the district level open auditions, held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. JACKJoe Gorka, a Forest Lake high school student, began volunteering his time at Hardwood Creek Library as the Gadget Guru, teaching senior citizens how to use electronic devices.The Wildlife Science Center in Columbus received noticed that the DNR would terminate its lease at its current location. The center has been undergoing efforts to “Move the Pack” and plans to build a new facility for its various wolves, bears, raptors and other wild animals in Linwood.The Washington County Historical Society, in partnership with local Stillwater businesses, hosted the annual Winter Ice Cream Social in Lowell Park on Jan. 16. The temperature was 0 degrees F with a negative windchill.Marine Elementary introduced its new wintertime pilot program “Winter Warm-Up Challenge.” Students learned how to dress smart for the weather and spent extra time outdoors with winter activities. The school was even visited by Arctic and Antarctic explorer Ann Bancroft.The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) broke ground on its Clean Water Project Jan. 27 with a ceremony at Bixby Park, a wetland area located between Interstate 35 and Highway 8.Stillwater graduate Michael Strong was recruited to...

Funeral homes and churches offer services for Pulse shooting victims - Orlando Sentinel

Monday, July 04, 2016

Proudfit said.A number of Central Florida churches offered free services.Florida Hospital Church in downtown Orlando, Metro Church in Winter Springs, Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka and Forest City Spanish Adventist Church in Altamonte Springs have all volunteered to conduct services at no cost.Forest Lake pastors extended their offer after hearing families were concerned churches might refuse to hold funerals for LGBT victims."I think it was a question of, 'will we be accepted at Christian churches in the area?'" said Bernie Anderson, youth pastor for the roughly 3,700-person congregation.Central Florida atheists are also stepping forward to aid families.David Williamson, founder of the Central Florida Freethought Community, said his group will cover the costs of non-religious services for any of those killed in the shooting."It's very easy to fall back on the ideas that … perhaps this is part of God's plan," Williamson said. "Those things feel really good to say and hear if you believe them, but if you don't, it's actually a painful thing.".Staff writer Linda Trischitta contributed to this report.jinman@orlandsentinel.com or 407-420-5002 and brodgers@tribpub.com or 407-420-5189...

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Looking back at 2016: Year in Review - Forest Lake Lowdown

Monday, January 16, 2017

Opera singer Jack Swanson of Stillwater auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera at the district level open auditions, held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. JACKJoe Gorka, a Forest Lake high school student, began volunteering his time at Hardwood Creek Library as the Gadget Guru, teaching senior citizens how to use electronic devices.The Wildlife Science Center in Columbus received noticed that the DNR would terminate its lease at its current location. The center has been undergoing efforts to “Move the Pack” and plans to build a new facility for its various wolves, bears, raptors and other wild animals in Linwood.The Washington County Historical Society, in partnership with local Stillwater businesses, hosted the annual Winter Ice Cream Social in Lowell Park on Jan. 16. The temperature was 0 degrees F with a negative windchill.Marine Elementary introduced its new wintertime pilot program “Winter Warm-Up Challenge.” Students learned how to dress smart for the weather and spent extra time outdoors with winter activities. The school was even visited by Arctic and Antarctic explorer Ann Bancroft.The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) broke ground on its Clean Water Project Jan. 27 with a ceremony at Bixby Park, a wetland area located between Interstate 35 and Highway 8.Stillwater graduate Michael Strong was recruited to...

Funeral homes and churches offer services for Pulse shooting victims - Orlando Sentinel

Monday, July 04, 2016

Proudfit said.A number of Central Florida churches offered free services.Florida Hospital Church in downtown Orlando, Metro Church in Winter Springs, Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka and Forest City Spanish Adventist Church in Altamonte Springs have all volunteered to conduct services at no cost.Forest Lake pastors extended their offer after hearing families were concerned churches might refuse to hold funerals for LGBT victims."I think it was a question of, 'will we be accepted at Christian churches in the area?'" said Bernie Anderson, youth pastor for the roughly 3,700-person congregation.Central Florida atheists are also stepping forward to aid families.David Williamson, founder of the Central Florida Freethought Community, said his group will cover the costs of non-religious services for any of those killed in the shooting."It's very easy to fall back on the ideas that … perhaps this is part of God's plan," Williamson said. "Those things feel really good to say and hear if you believe them, but if you don't, it's actually a painful thing.".Staff writer Linda Trischitta contributed to this report.jinman@orlandsentinel.com or 407-420-5002 and brodgers@tribpub.com or 407-420-5189...