Health & Wellness

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RACHEL MAIROSE, executive director of Secondhand Hounds, says the shelter has witnessed an uptick in interest for pet adoptions and fostering during the pandemic. “Our large dog coordinator had a 75 percent increase in the number of lives saved over [last] summer,” Mairose says.

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.

Last September, on a hot fall day, more than 500 Valley residents turned up (many of them in kilts) for the biennial Bagpipes and Bonfires event, hosted by the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

Nicole Danielson, a lifelong Valley resident, says before being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35, she thought of the disease as something affecting older women, but soon realized just how many women younger than 40 were going through treatment, too.

Meet Mary Block, co-owner of Johmar Farms, which provides the romantic horse-drawn carriage rides in downtown Stillwater. We sat down and asked her our burning questions.

Going on vacation is supposed to be fun and stress-free: This truism should apply to pet owners, as well.

Minnesotans and Wisconsinites aren’t the type to let a little snow and ice stop them from enjoying the great outdoors. Cross-country skiing and dogsledding are among winter’s most popular recreational activities, and while skijoring might be less familiar, it combines the best of both.

The Hudson-based St. Croix Rowing Club is a nonprofit sculling group providing adults with competitive or recreational rowing opportunities.

Last year, Darren and Oie Dobier decided to take the leap and start their own outdoor adventure company. They’ve always loved the outdoors and enjoy kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and snowshoeing.

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