on Brendan's Island
The notes and links here direct you to additions, changes and improvements on Brendan's Island. (I don't plan to mention every change here. For example, unless there's something quite special there, I won't announce every addition to the Sauk Centre This Season journal or Brendan's Island Guest Book.)
If you have been visiting this site for a while, you'll notice that the navigation bar of this website has changed. Brendan's Island has grown a great deal since it's beginnings in 1997. My hope is that the new navigation bar will, when finished, help you find some of the more deeply buried pages: and help you keep track of where you are on the site. The new navigation system was added, one section at a time, between November of 2003 and March of 2004.
June 4, 2004. Some Web Sites From This Area has been changed a little. The Places to Recreate and Places to Visit sections now have their subdivisions listed in the Contents at the top of the page, and there are some new entries. The most recent ones, as usual, are labeled. There is also now an expanded explanation of how Minnesota is divided for this page, with color-coded markers for websites outside "Centerland."
June 1, 2004. Sauk Centre Journal entries from March, 2004, back to the start of the Journal are now in the Sauk Centre Journal Archive.
March 14, 2004. The St. Faustina Adoration Chapel page in A Walk on the Catholic Side has new material: Why Eucharistic adoration? - remarks made at Our Lady of the Angels church on February 28, 2004.
March 1, 2004. Pages with observations about the seasons and holidays, linked from Sauk Centre This Season, now have the new navigation bar, with text links moved to the bottom of the page. Except for some tweaking, this completes changes in navigation for Brendan's Island, which began in November of 2003.
January 17, 2004. Most of I Love It Here! now has the new navigation bar.
January 11, 2004. A Walk on the Catholic Side, now includes Mass schedules for the Sauk Centre, Minnesota, parishes. The Places to Visit section of Some Web Sites From This Area is now divided into: Museums and historical locations; Parks, trails, gardens & zoos; and Other.
January 6, 2004. Attack of the Amateur Photo Album has the new navigation bar now. I also corrected a slight glitch with navigation in the Summer section.
December 31, 2003. Brian's Attic: The Reading Shelf has a new entry: Once It Was Believed, Now We Know. Brian's Attic also has the new navigation bar, too. (My daughter, Naomi Gill, who is home for the holidays from college, wanted some experience in Web design. She did the work of putting the navigation buttons in place and setting up the links.)
December 11, 2003. A new section of A Walk on the Catholic Side is open: Catholic Events. This section has one page in it at this time, procession of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sauk Centre.
December 7, 2003. Brendan: A Monk, A Boat And a Legend. has a few more words at the end, a sidelight on St. Brendan offered by a reader of this website. Once again, I'll point out that the navigation bar of this website is going though a change.
November 29, 2003. Three new pages came to Brendans. Island today: A Walk on the Catholic Side, a new section which includes the Devotion to The Divine Mercy and another new page: St. Faustina Adoration Chapel. In addition, the Devotion to The Divine Mercy pages now include the first of nine reflections on The Divine Mercy.
The Guest book has also been added to the navigation bar. The two new parts of the navigation bar have a new "look," part of a sort of remodeling of Brendans. Island.
November 18, 2003. Brendan's Island has a 'contact page. page now, with a fill-in form, for those who want to send the webmaster a message. (The home page headline was also changed from "Welcome to Brendan's Island!" to a more informative "Small Town America: an inside look.")
October 12, 2003. All pages of I Love It Here! are now in Brendan's Island's wider format.
August 31, 2003. The pages of Brian's Attic which had not been reformatted are now wider. Navigation buttons for these pages are also expanded.
August 18, 2003. The Home Page of Brendan's Island is now in the new, wider format.
August 8, 2003. Pages for the the L. N. Kaas Company are in the new, wider format.
August 1, 2003. The Visitor Information Center is wider. So is this page. Until today, Brendan's Island had kept a width designed for the 640 pixel wide screens in use back in 1997! This is the first step in a long-overdue facelift for this website.
July 27, 2003. The home page of Brendan's Island got updated.
June 23, 2003. The In Praise of ... page has new entries: Debbie's Home Style Kitchen, Omni Hobby and Games, and the Stearns County Fair.
May 28, 2003. The Some Web Sites From This Area page has several new links, added since April 12, 2003. They're in the Places to Sleep and Specialists sections.
April 12, 2003. About a dozen new links are on the Some Web Sites From This Area page, in the Towns and Cities section.
April 11, 2003. I said I wouldn't announce every addition to Brendan's Island Guest Book, but I'll make an exception for this one.
Yesterday, I received an encouraging message from a published author, Nancy A. Clark. She ran into Brendan's Island while looking for another site, and seems to like what she saw. (She's written essays in FOCUS Magazine, a supplement of the Tribune Review Publishing Company, Greensburg, PA, and her Peace of the Valley is due for release this August.)
March 28, 2003. A new page in Brian's Attic: and the first time something not written by the Webmaster appears there. Arthur's Home celebrates the discovery that King Arthur is more than a colorful legend.
February 22, 2003. Navigation improved (or changed, at any rate) in I Love It Here!, with individual buttons for each of the Factoid Man pages. It should now be easier to get to Factoid Man: General Information, F. M.: Climate, and F. M.: Changes in Sauk Centre
February 4, 2003. A new page in I Love It Here!, In Praise of ....
February 3, 2003. Sauk Centre time and temperature (measured at Glenwood, actually) added to Sauk Centre This Season. Of course, there are new entries in my Sauk Centre Journal. (New Journal entries don't get noted here.)
January 20, 2003. A new page on Sauk Centre This Season: Easter.
January 3, 2003. About a half dozen more links on the Some Web Sites From This Area page. You'll find the date on which the link was added by the newer ones. (I'll remove the dates in a few weeks: no sense cluttering up the page.)
December 30, 2002. More expansion of the Some Web Sites From This Area page: a new category (Medical facilities), and many new links in other categories.
December 23, 2002. Ten new radio station sites and a newspaper Web site are on the Some Web Sites From This Area page.
December 16, 2002. The Devotion to The Divine Mercy section has two new pages: Getting There, a guide to finding the shrine, with photographs; and The Merciful Jesus Carving at St. Paul's Church, a photo of the Merciful Jesus Carving, ready to copy for personal devotional use.
December 15, 2002. Four new pictures added to the Summer section of Attack of the Amateur Photo Album. These are the first photos there which I did not take: Thanks to William G. Wilson for these new views of Sauk Centre. Also, a link to TechTV is now on the Some Web Sites Beyond Minnesota & the Red River Valley page.
December 1, 2002. There's now a link to Yakov Smirnoff's site on Some Web Sites Beyond Minnesota & the Red River Valley's Americana section (“What A Country!").
November 15, 2002. Another new link, this time on Some Web Sites Beyond Minnesota & the Red River Valley: The Moon Trees, a little-known chapter in the Apollo story.
Some Web Sites From This Area has one less link: the Munsinger Gardens own site was "under construction." Now the domain name is "available for registration." There is still a good history of the Gardens, listed on the SWSFTA page.
November 11, 2002. There's a new link on Some Web Sites Beyond Minnesota & the Red River Valley: Project Gutenberg, "the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts)."
And, you'll find a new page (or three) on Brendan's Island: a quick look at the L. N. Kaas Company, an old time Dutch clock repair shop. A link on the Places to Visit section of Some Web Sites From This Area leads there now.
November 7, 2002. After yet another 'cannot find server. report, I removed www.railterminal.com/mnrr.html from the Some Web Sites From This Area page (Places to Visit section).
November 2, 2002. Seven new pictures in Attack of the Amateur Photo Album: (Summer).
October 31, 2002. The biggest change this week is the replacement of Brendan's Island Page of the Week with this What's New page.
What's New will feature additions, changes and improvements on Brendan's Island. In case you want to look up a Page of the Week entry, here is a link to the Page of the Week Archive.
Over the last few weeks, the Newspapers section of the Some Web Sites From This Area page has been expanded. I also added a Radio and Television section to this page.
Thanks for your interest in Brendan's Island!
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