Let's Visit Ely

The Ely Folk School has been up and running since 2015.  It's quickly become a community gathering space that feels like it's simply always been there.  Offering a wide variety of classes including and certainly not limited to blacksmithing, quilting, felting, canoe building, and potica making, the folk school is bringing the ways of the past into the current day, preserving skills from yesterday and ensuring their place in the future.  Molly Olson served on the board of directors of the Folk School for two years.  She adores the folk

The Ely Winter Festival kicks off this weekend!  It began in 1984 and has, over the years, morphed and changed into the nearly 2 week winter extravaganze that it is today.  Snow sculptures, fat bike races, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sled dog rides, guided snowshoeing and classes available from beading bracelets to tanning animal hides, this event has something for everyone.  Shauna Vega is one of the organizers for the festival.  She talks about all the magic of the Ely Winterfest in this segment of Let's Vi

"There's just this connection with the woods and water, but then once I got up here and got to know the people here in Ely, it's really been the people that have made it feel like home."