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Visit Beloit Blog | February 21, 2018

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I am a reader, knitter, freelance writer, and a big believer in laughter and positive thinking. When not working, I love to travel, attend live theater, go antiquing (thus enjoying some great antique stores in Beloit), and taking pictures in an effort to understand the crazy, Technicolor world I live in.

Posts By Mel

Beloit and Cancer Support

October 29, 2015 |

October is filled with spooky scares

Slightly over a year ago, I learned of a tumor growing inside of me; the doctors discovered this alien resting in my left breast, trying to eat its way into the rest of my … Read More

Beckman Mill: A Beautiful Hangout

August 11, 2015 |

A Place of Idyll

As a teenager growing up in Beloit, I thought I knew where all of the best spots were located. Big Hill Park? Check. Krueger Park? Double check – I loved immersing myself in the pool, especially in … Read More

Plein air paintings highlight Beloit beauty

June 13, 2015 |

Buzz word: “Plein Air”

“It’s hard to choose the best one!”

I can’t help but agree with the above comment – the variety of the paintings that dotted the art gallery public showing made me smile.

The buzz in the … Read More

Angel Museum Among Us

May 6, 2015 |

International attraction in Beloit

When I stepped through the wooden entrance to the world’s only Angel Museum, I glanced to the right, surprised to see a world map poked full of pins representing the homelands of countless people traversing our … Read More

Oh, The Places We Go (For BIFF)

March 30, 2015 |

BIFF: Discover the world, discover Beloit

The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF), just wrapping up its tenth annual festival, improves and impresses me more with each successive year.

Though I’ve lived in Beloit off and on since I graduated from … Read More

Cellist Revisits Beloit College

March 25, 2015 |

Coming Home to Beloit College

Everyone needs a place to call home. And, as we all move throughout this world, we often adopt numerous homes over time, flitting from place to place.

Beloit College graduate and professional musician Helen Gillet definitely … Read More

Volunteering for Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF)

February 3, 2015 |

Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) … Volunteering is a Joy!

Each winter, as the snow turns grittier, grey, and grimy, I find myself eagerly anticipating the Beloit International Film Festival. The joyous time of Christmas is fading into memory, and … Read More