Around Town

Kids Oasis in Stillwater is open six days a week for open play, starting at 9 a.m. daily Monday through Saturday (closing times vary). Birthday party packages are also available during off hours.

After its expansive remodeling 10 years ago, Stillwater Public Library has made a few structural adjustments with help from Gardner Builders throughout the winter months.

Located on the corner of Walnut Street and Second Avenue, the law firm of Eckberg Lammers P.C. is in the historic Goss-Boyden building, built in 1871. As the firm was looking to renovate their office space, they also wanted to preserve the historical look and feel as much as possible.

After a full 2016 season and January off, Chateau St. Croix has reopened under new management with regular hours and events that celebrate local wine, art, cheeses and gourmet foods. Nestled in rolling hills north of St.

Here’s a clue as to why you should spend your Valentine’s Day at a St. Croix Valley bed-and-breakfast: Children are generally not allowed. “People come to a B&B to escape children!” Phipps Inn owner and innkeeper Mary Ellen Cox says with a laugh.

Winter dresses the Valley beautifully, so take in the sights from a cozy vantage point this year. Here are three bed-and-breakfasts—in Osceola, Wis., and Stillwater and Taylors Falls, Minn.—that offer setting, winter activities and full breakfasts.

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For the 10th year, the Stillwater Rotary Club is holding a meetup/fundraiser, at which hundreds of people interested in contributing to community programs can learn who their neighbors are over samples from Stillwater’s major restaurants.

When it comes to holiday shopping, we spend loads of time finding meaningful, affordable, ethically and locally sourced gifts that will delight friends and family. So let’s be honest here.

It’s easy enough to head to the mall for most of your holiday shopping, but sometimes the perfect gift isn’t found among the shiny and new. In fact, a little digging can unearth high-quality gifts hidden in some of the St.