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.

For those looking to incorporate health and fitness in their New Year’s resolutions, River Valley Athletic Club in Stillwater has the perfect challenge.

This fall, the doors of the new Pony Activity Center (PAC) opened to the public with an incredibly positive response. The facility, a longtime project in Stillwater, is finally open and being used by students, sports teams—and Stillwater residents.

If you’re feeing the need to add a little romance or respite to your holiday season, there’s a winery just down the road.

You might know it from years past as Reindeer by the Park but this year Hudson’s newly christened Santa by the Park event  is shaping up to be the best yet.

There’s nothing better than a restful and cheerful place where family and friends can retreat from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Ask many a family in the Valley: St. Croix Valley Trees in Somerset, Wis., is the perfect way to spend a chilly December day.

For Brooke Fleetwood, owner of BB Makeup, spending her life doing anything other than makeup was never an option. “My mom told me to explore being an esthetician,” Fleetwood says.

St. Croix-area micro-brew options are multiplying so quickly they filled a feature story in this magazine this past June. Now, two more breweries are pulling up a seat to the proverbial table.

Hop and Barrel Brewing, Hudson

Summer is gone, but that doesn’t mean that family fun has to stop. Throughout the St. Croix Valley, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep the youngest members of your family active and engaged in the chilly months ahead.

Jill Foote and Donna Fjelstad, members of St. Croix Paranormal, are both passionate about ghost investigation. “I’ve had things around me all the time,” Fjelstad says. She started showing abilities at an early age.

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