This month, we’re celebrating homes and gardening.

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of gardening.” —Thomas Jefferson

This month, we’re focusing on health and wellness.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty … otherwise, we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” —Buddha

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two helping hands: one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn

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“I definitely think we all need to get outside and dig in the dirt a little more ... Simply being outside and taking moments to disconnect from our phones and electronics is good for our mental health and helps us appreciate nature.” —Emily Bretzel, page 20

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“With bread, all sorrows are less.” —Sancho Panza in Don Quixote

Isn’t that the truth? We believe baked goods make life better; and so do all the people showcased in this issue. Read the digital edition.

Dancer Twyla Tharp once said, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Even better, the St. Croix Valley is home to so much art.

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