Book Club Leader Amy Manion

By laura / April 30, 2020 /

From Director of Library Services to Thelma’s Book Club, Amy illuminates the power of learning. We are sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired.  Amy is a blessing to the Fond du Lac community. Amy Manion A Wisconsin native, Amy Manion grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee.  She is an…

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Park Ridge Organics Farmer Robyn Calvey

By laura / April 27, 2020 /

The Illuminating Women Project highlights 30 inspiring women from Fond du Lac County. We’re sharing this exhibition online so you can feel inspired.  This week we’re highlighting the owner of Park Ridge Organics, Robyn Calvey, because she is illuminating… Robyn Calvey Robyn Calvey owns Park Ridge Organics, an organic farm on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment…

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American Dream Inspired Female Priest

By laura / April 23, 2020 /

The Illuminating Women Project highlights 30 inspiring women from Fond du Lac County. We’re sharing this exhibition online so you can feel inspired.  This week we’re highlighting the Canon Precentor at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mother Ezgi Saribay Perkins.  Mother Ezgi Perkins now serves St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ripon and St. Mary’s Episcopal Chapel in…

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Soroptimist Fond du Lac International

By laura / April 18, 2020 /

From Soroptimist to MOPS, Claudia inspires young mothers and girls from Fond du Lac and beyond. What better time than the present to illuminate the beautiful Fond du Lac community.  We’re sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired.  Claudia is illuminating. Claudia Hawkins-Moïse As a transplant from South Georgia, Claudia Hawkins-Moïse…

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Adelante Mujer Foundress Ann McKean

By laura / April 14, 2020 /

We’re sharing Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Sister Ann McKean. Sister Ann was the foundress of Adelante Mujer and her legacy will live on.  She continues to illuminate. Sister Ann McKean Sister Ann McKean was raised a Methodist…

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Agnesian Cancer Center Radiation Therapist

By laura / April 11, 2020 /

What better time than the present to illuminate the beautiful Fond du Lac community. We’re sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. Ellie Baldus is a radiation therapist at Agnesian Cancer Center and she is illuminating. Ellie Baldus Ellie Baldus grew up in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.  She lives in Kewaskum but…

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Spread Positivity By Sharing Inspiring Stories

By laura / March 31, 2020 /

Let’s spread positivity and share inspiring stories. We are excited to share the Illuminating Women exhibition online.  Some of you attended the opening reception and had the opportunity to view the art in both galleries at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.  If you didn’t get a chance to see Illuminating Women or wanted to…

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Support Small Business

By laura / March 25, 2020 /

I’m making the best of our current situation and I hope you can, too.  I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said about the Coronavirus pandemic.  So, let’s talk about supporting small business. It’s more important than ever to support small business. We stock our freezer with meat from our local market,…

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Divine Spark Ignites

By laura / March 11, 2020 /

There is such a thing as a transition period in life. I know this because I’m going through one right now.  This probably doesn’t come as much surprise to those of you who know me.  Would you believe I’ve been going through this transition for the past four years? Let me explain… Each of us…

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Documentary Film Photography

By laura / March 3, 2020 /

My documentary film photography portrays real life. Many of you have been asking about my photography process.  With the opening reception of Illuminating Women behind us, I reflect on my decision to document this exhibition using my Leica M6 35mm camera.  For more reasons than one, it was the perfect choice. At the very early…

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