December 2017 St. Croix Valley Magazine

In the December issue we're celebrating Christmas at the Lodge, where Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Designs has created a rustic holiday hideaway.

Joan Molloy grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, and began playing the piano at age 5. From there she waited, perhaps a bit impatiently, to begin playing the violin at age 8. She hasn’t stopped since. Through the years, music has continued to be her way of life, profession and passion.

 

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.

 

Nick Mundt actually looks forward to going to work every day. As co-host of some of the most popular shows on the Outdoor Channel, he works not behind a desk, but in front of a camera and out in the wilderness.

 

Where are you from, originally?

Reed Sigmund: Autumn is from St. Paul and I’m from Fargo, N.D. I came to the University of Minnesota as a child psych major.

How long have you been acting?

 

Chuck and Don's gift baskets might include a Kong Pawzzle, cuttlebone and candy cane bone. Or go for the Dirty Dog Doormat, one of the most absorbant around (available at Angel's).

 

Six months ago marked the 150th anniversary of the Washington County Historic Courthouse. It also marked the grand opening of the exhibit, Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota and Co.

 

Each fall, local professional and hobby photographers can submit their best photos for the chance to win the Stillwater Photo Contest, run by the Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Name: Rana Kraftson
Age: 17
Grade: Senior at Stillwater High School
Family: Rebecca, Torry, Shad (18) and Adrik (13) Kraftson