Health & Wellness

Jocelyn Young, owner of St. Croix Skincare, voted the St. Croix Valley's Best MedSpa, smiles for a photo.

St. Croix Skincare, voted Best MedSpa in the St. Croix Valley, offers a bevy of skin-related services. Clients can enjoy a relaxing spa experience, but can also address skin concerns with procedures usually found at a doctor’s office.

The Midwest might be considered flyover country by some, but for migratory birds like the osprey and spotted sandpiper that winter in Costa Rica, the Midwest is a flyway to their summer home in the St. Croix Valley. The St.

Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy the great outdoors at the fourth annual Earth Day Birding Festival at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings. The event, held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Randall Raduenz’s passion for art began at a young age. In grade school, he got in a bit of trouble for selling his work to his peers. “Well, actually, I wasn’t selling it—they were giving me their lunch money,” he says. “That really didn’t go over too well.”

Valley residents could get their heels dirty with a good old-fashioned wine stomp at St. Croix Vineyards in September.

On the first Wednesday of each month, mystery book authors and their fans gather at the Dock Café in Stillwater for an evening of discussion and drinks.

On April 22, Earth Day events will be held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It’s a fitting time to catch up with Kristin Klemetsrud, project lead for the Main Street Stillwater Independent Business Association’s S.E.E.D.

While this likely doesn’t come as a shock to Stillwater residents and visitors, the city was named one of the “most picturesque small towns” in the United States by USA Today Travel.

When it comes to wine, Swirl in downtown Afton has it all.

During Stillwater’s Harvest Fest event, held in Lowell Park on October 10 and 11, pumpkins weighing over 1,500 pounds took center stage. Additionally, attendees enjoyed pumpkin baking and decorating, a chili cook-off, micro brew beer and wine tasting, a Giant Pumpkin Boat Race on the St.

On November 7, Enchanté and Capture Salon hosted “Illuminate Fashion Show,” a standing-room only event at the salon on S. Main St., Stillwater, that showcased seasonal fashion trends worn by St. Croix Valley area women.

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