December 2016 St. Croix Valley Magazine

In the December issue put some inspirational touches on your holiday gift-giving and check out the best spots for a rejuvinating massage.

Last December, when Ray Kennedy was home from Creighton University in Omaha visiting his parents in Woodbury for the holidays, a wintry mix arrived in downtown Stillwater.

 

When it comes to Mallards on the St. Croix, the imagery is right in the name. Located in the Bayport marina with inspirational views of the river and the Wisconsin border to the east and 200 boat slips just south of the restaurant, the St.

 

December 2 Explore historic downtown Hudson while savoring the sights—and the specials—of festively decorated shops, in the glow of luminary candles and the smells of holiday treats from restaurants and bistros. All ages. 6–9 p.m.

 

The April 2016 Voices in the Valley radio play “One Day in Edellen” begins with traffic noise, a screech of brakes and a voice that eerily intones, “I am silence. And I am everywhere.” But a different story starts with a different voice, one that battles silence, one that empowers St.

 

When it comes to holiday shopping, we spend loads of time finding meaningful, affordable, ethically and locally sourced gifts that will delight friends and family. So let’s be honest here.

 

After hard workouts and stressful holiday prep, join Angela Rucinski at Stillwater’s BodyOnyx for a sports therapy or heated stone massage.

 

Stillwater-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Peter Mayer is a local artist in every sense of the word.

 

It’s easy enough to head to the mall for most of your holiday shopping, but sometimes the perfect gift isn’t found among the shiny and new. In fact, a little digging can unearth high-quality gifts hidden in some of the St.

 

Do you know where this photo was taken? Send your guesses to [email protected]; winners will be announced in a future issue.

 

Pamper your pooches this holiday season and make sure you know all of the tricks for keeping your pets healthy during the winter.

 

With the large population of Swedish immigrants who settled in Minnesota, many customs have been preserved through time. One such tradition is the feast day of St. Lucia, a third-century Christian living in Sicily who practiced her faith in secret.  

 

Ten years ago, Stillwater pediatrician Dr. Brian Cress began searching for a medical mission trip to push himself professionally and get him out of his comfort zone.