August/September 2022

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

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Gnome houses at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival.

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival. Celebrate the end of the season with an art festival.

St. Croix Valley Magazine August/September 2022

Growing up, back to school season was one of my favorites. As a “Type A” person, I reveled in buying new pens, pencils, folders, notebooks and planners—don’t get me started on my love for a fresh planner! This back to school season is a little more special for my family, as my younger brother is off to start his senior year of high school, and will soon be a graduate and off into the world.

Mist hanging over the St. Croix River.

Lens on St. Croix: Fishing in the Mist. Photography as an art form in nature.

A glass of Thor's Hard Cider.

Thor's Hard Cider is Branching Out in Stillwater. A local family apple orchard expands its business to hard ciders.

Birds and Bees by Megan Murrell.

Carpenter Art Festival in Hudson. This annual art show is back in Hudson for its seventh year.

Ava Roots of Stillwater Area High School.

Let's Here it For Our St. Croix Valley Senior Spotlight Students. Give a nod to these stellar soon-to-be graduates.

Kristin Rohman Rehkamp and her daughter Anna.

Keeping Anna Alive: Mental Health Crisis Turns Family into Advocates. Kristin Rohman Rehkamp and her daughter are turning family emergencies into children’s mental health advocacy.

Women of Power of 100+ gathering.

Power of 100+ Offers Life Changing Opportunities. The women of the Valley support one another.

Dana Millington of the Madison Claire Foundation, with Thomas Kearney and Christie Hogan of New Heights School.

New Inclusive Playground Coming to New Heights School. New Heights School looks to add an inclusive playground to the school grounds.

Little girl playing on the playground at HOPE Grove.

Outdoor Playground Offers Kids a World of Possibilities. A Hudson backyard transforms into an immersive classroom for kids.

Book Cover for Remarkably Bright Creatures.

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Book Review. A surprising friendship between a widow and an octopus.

Styled set featuring a floral dress, white hat and brown sandals.

Fall Family Photoshoot Styling Tips. Quick and easy guide to family photoshoots this autumn.

Wine glass in a well-lit kitchen.

Wine Education, In Two Easy Steps. Sip and learn with John F. Farrell III.

Air fried pork bites with cucumbers.

Easy Air Fried Pork Bites Recipe. Air fried everything.