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It’s no secret that the St. Croix valley is brimming with artistic talent. This month, artists and the public will come together during two regional events: the artOPENer and the Pottery Tour.

Between raising five daughters, managing their busy careers as a TV news anchor and a personal trainer, and actively enjoying the outdoors during their time off, Randy and Kami Meier define the adage “work hard, play hard.” When they play, their favorite place to get away from it all is right her

There is a family home on North Everett Street that looks like the others in its wooded Stillwater neighborhood. Inside, it is quite unique. Although those in the home aren’t related, the residents, staff and volunteers at Hope House of St. Croix Valley do constitute a family, of sorts.

It’s spring, which means artists and art lovers soon will be gathering in Stillwater’s Lowell Park for the annual Rivertown Art Festival on May 30–31.

Laurie Schneider photographs the way she lives—mindfully. “With everything I do, I consider where it goes to, where it came from, and what impact it has on the planet and the future,” she says.

For many artists, the CREATIVE process is an art FORM IN AND OF itself. That’s certainly true for Kasey Tunell, director of Neil Simon’s all-female version of The Odd Couple, playing at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson this spring.

The St. Croix Valley is a community rich in history, natural beauty and the arts.

Combine the classic tunes of Neil Sedaka with a witty story set in 1960 and you get Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, playing at the St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this month. A show at the dinner theater is truly an event.

The Warden’s House Museum is kicking off its summer season with an open house, a free affair that will give guests a sneak peek at this season’s exciting exhibits. The residence was built in 1853 to house the territorial prison’s warden and family.

When Dick Zimmerman was approached with an opportunity in 2007 to become a conductor of the famous Stillwater Trolley, he was uncertain. After all, the trolley had become a popular tourist attraction since it ran its first present-day route in 1989.