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Holidays in Iceland and Belgium

Holidays in Iceland and Belgium

I spent the holidays in Belgium and Iceland. Read on to hear more and see photos of this successful first solo trip to another country, and holidays with Colorado friends in Belgium.

Catching Up

Catching Up

Playing catchup. This past year really shifted my perspective on life while also being a big year of growth and opportunities. Here's more of that story.   It is easy to get behind on Sunshine Ink blogs. I visit beautiful places and want to share photos and...

Grateful for a Shout Out

Grateful for a Shout Out

Fun being the one interviewed. Check out this article in Shout Out Colorado published January 24, 2023. Shares more on my thoughts regarding Risk-taking and my career path....

New year, New service!

New year, New service!

Sunshine Ink is now providing contract and consultant services to nonprofits! Grant writing, marketing, fundraising, public relations, website content, event planning, development, and more. With over a decade of experience, I am now offering services to nonprofits...

Spreading Joy in Wellington through Saddles 2 Paddles

Spreading Joy in Wellington through Saddles 2 Paddles

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News Saddles 2 Paddles brings new opportunities for Wellington by offering horseback riding and paddleboarding.  Jennifer wanted to find a way to give back. After losing her husband and her job within three years, she immersed herself...

Wellington’s New Middle-High school, Opening August 2022

By Annie Lindgren, North Forty NewsThe time has almost come for Wellington to have a High school again. We have watched the property on the west end of town transform from a cornfield to a modern school facility. There is excitement all over town, with the changes...

Dear North Forty News Readers, Thank You and Farewell

Dear North Forty News Readers, Thank You and Farewell

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News Blaine first asked me to write for North Forty News during an annual dinner for the Wellington Main Street Program (WMSP), where I served as the Executive Director. I gladly accepted his suggestion, and during my last year (2019) with...

Northern Colorado’s Great Stupa: Service and Resilience

Northern Colorado’s Great Stupa: Service and Resilience

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, CO, recently renamed Drala Mountain Center, is an extra special place in Northern Colorado. They had several challenging years leading up to a recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, but...

Hello Spring! It is March, at Last!

Hello Spring! It is March, at Last!

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News March has always been my favorite month. The reasons behind that have changed over the years, but the significance remains the same. It is the time of year when life feels exciting again.  It starts with daylight savings, which...

Happy International Women’s Day from a Solo Traveler

Happy International Women’s Day from a Solo Traveler

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of creating a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. One that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and in which differences are valued and celebrated. I was...

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