Health & Wellness

For the past nine years, Lakeview Health Foundation has led a fundraiser to give back to its community and clients. The Lakeview Health Foundation Gala is a night of fine dining and entertainment, but it also serves to raise awareness of important topics.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Shake

350 calories per serving, 100 calories without protein powder

• ½ frozen banana

• ½ apple

• ¼ cup of uncooked oats

• 1 cup almond milk

• Pinch of cinnamon, to taste

• Ice cubes, to taste

Moon River Wellness herbalist Kali Higgins believes in the healing potential of nature.

When it comes to packing school lunches, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Registered dietitian for PowerUp4Kids, Marna Canterbury, offers these tips for fun—and easy—school lunches.

Valley residents from all adjoining towns came out to celebrate our nation’s veterans at Bayport’s annual Memorial Day parade, drawing participants from as far as Hudson, Stillwater, St. Mary’s Point and Newport, Minn.

The St. Croix Valley is a go-to fall destination for Minnesotans and Wisconsinites alike, and for good reason. From the vibrant scenery to the quaint towns and festive events, the Valley is arguably at its best during the autumn months.

Scenario: The stress or monotony of everyday life has gotten to you. Maybe the kids recently moved on to college. Or, sadly, you might recently have lost a pet. Regardless the cause, the St. Croix Valley has numerous pet services available, whether you want to volunteer or adopt your own.

In Stillwater, businesses put out balloons to mark their participation. In Afton, pop-up boutiques are added to the roster of local shops. In Hudson, restaurants and gift and art shops get together for a kind of party. What’s the common thread? All three St.

Dale Jackson describes his experience, as do many volunteers: “It’s just as beneficial to me as to the people I am helping.” But then he adds a comment unique to his line of service: “It’s also great for the horse!” Jackson both lends and leads a horse for River Valley Riders (RVR), a 501(c)3 non

At Paws and Claws Pet Resort, dogs are treated not as pets, owner Tari Nestrud says, but as family.