Health & Wellness

Sarah Bertsch performs acupressure on a dog with cancer.

Animals have always been a big part of Sarah Bertsch’s family. She and her husband have only ever had canine “children.” And when their rescued golden doodle Ellie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, Bertsch set off to research how best to help Ellie, just like any parent would.

You simply can’t appreciate all of the local summertime scenery from behind a windshield. Biking allows riders to get some exercise, breathe fresh air and truly enjoy the beauty of nature.

Thanks to charming details like vaulted ceilings and natural light, plus their beautifully rustic settings, barns have quickly become a popular place to get married. For the soon-to-be-wed here in the St.

Golf is a game that teaches sportsmanship and responsibility. “You can’t blame anybody else,” PGA professional at Oak Glen Golf Course Andrew Gerber says. “It’s your game.” We found some great ways golf courses in the area are drawing children to their sport.

Presented by Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard this event begins with a car show and contest. Featured cars from different genres, from retro to sports, can win awards. While the festival is free to the public, car entries are $5 each.

Strawberry lovers, get set: the annual Afton Strawberry Festival is just around the corner. Swing by and see over 60 vendors selling a wide array of products. Enjoy live music and eat delicious food.

A late 1800s brewery will turn into a 40-room hotel early this summer. Stillwater’s newest hotel, Lora, has a lot to offer guests: history, charm and a location right on Main Street.

We’ve all heard it’s important to wear sunscreen during sunny summer days. According to dermatologists at Forefront Dermatology in Hudson and Advanced Dermatology Care in Stillwater, sunscreen isn’t the only preventative care we need.

It’s not every day you get to hear an accordion orchestra play music from your favorite movies—May 12 is your chance to do just that.

For the fifth year in a row, Run Stillwater will host the Stillwater Half-marathon, presented by Twin Cities Orthopedics; this year’s event is May 26.

Maple syruping is “one of those ‘rites of spring’ in the Midwest,” says Jennifer Vieth, executive director of Carpenter Nature Center.

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