January 2017 St. Croix Valley Magazine

In our first issue of 2017 meet the Afton native who will make a run at the 2018 olympics, get tips for your nextt getaway from a seasoned petsitter and check out our new design for the new year!

The past two summers, St. Croix Valley Magazine has hosted a photo contest recognizing images that celebrate Valley life. This year’s winner is Art Juchno of Hudson, who submitted a large selection of pirate images.

 

Revé Bistro and Bar in Stillwater is advertised as “new American fare,” but its name is French for “dreamt.” It’s fitting, says Carol Stabenow, who owns the restaurant with her two sons, Matt and Nate, because it was a dream of her hus

 

Winter dresses the Valley beautifully, so take in the sights from a cozy vantage point this year. Here are three bed-and-breakfasts—in Osceola, Wis., and Stillwater and Taylors Falls, Minn.—that offer setting, winter activities and full breakfasts.

 

February 9, 2018, might seem like a long way off, but Afton native Jessie Diggins is looking forward to that date with laser-like focus.

 

While it’s true that the turn of the year invites new beginnings, in Scandia, January is all about traditions.

 

Megan Polley is Stillwater’s go-to pet sitter, a profession she crafted from her passion for animals, and now 10 years later she continues to provide support for local families’ four-legged friends.

 

Many would agree that the young people of the Hudson community are one of its biggest assets when it comes to serving others and shaping future generations.

 

Sharon and Richard Young’s story is about clowning, but it is also about midlife love.

 

Do you know where this photo was taken? The answer will be revealed in a future issue; winners will get a mention in upcoming issues.

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As a kid, Claire Willett needed a refuge like the St. Croix ArtBarn in Osceola, Wis. Sports culture pervaded when she was growing up, but that didn’t click. “I needed to feed the creative side of my brain,” she says.

 

Founded in 1981, then re-envisioned in 2008, Youth Action Hudson (YAH) is a nonprofit organization that believes the young people of the Hudson community are one of the biggest assets when it comes to serving others and shaping future generations.

 

The Best Burger in the Valley fundraiser has enlisted 10 area restaurants to put up their most memorable burgers for a discount and the democratic process.

 

For the 10th year, the Stillwater Rotary Club is holding a meetup/fundraiser, at which hundreds of people interested in contributing to community programs can learn who their neighbors are over samples from Stillwater’s major restaurants.