July 2016 St. Croix Valley Magazine

In the July issue welcome back the historic Lumberjack Days, shop in the Valley with unique stores in Stillwater, Afton and Somerset and learn abou Bayport's Lift Bridge Road Race.

From her secluded studio in Marine on St. Croix, Wendy Fernstrum creates intimate, cerebral meditations on language, love and identity.


In Ireland, a pub, or “public house,” is more than just a bar. A good pub is the center of community life, a place where neighbors, friends and newcomers alike gather to share news, celebrate milestones and, momentarily at least, forget life’s sorrows with hearty food and a few pints.


The Best of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce was highlighted at the 14th annual showcase event April 24 at Hudson Sports and Civic Center.


For local running enthusiasts, there are few races they look forward to more than the annual Lift Bridge Road Race, held this year July 23.


You might like vintage items. You might like beautiful things. Or you might like classic objects inherited from Grandma that are, well, kind of ugly. Whatever your preference, three shops in the St.


In November 1934, the first Lumberjack Days was held in Stillwater to honor and feature the talents of lumberjack Harold Fisher, the city’s primary skillsman, just at the end of the logging boom.


On any given Wednesday evening from April through October, St. Croix Valley diners might visit their favorite eatery to discover dozens of motorcycles crowding the parking lot. Chances are those bikes belong to members of the St. Croix Valley Harley Owners Group (SCVHOG).


Gloria Meyer, who opened LearningRx in Hudson earlier this year, knows how hard it can be to keep kids mentally active during summer vacation.


Ella Haraldson of Maplewood, Minn., enjoys the breezy views of the Crazy Mountains near Bozeman, Montana.


From May through October, Stillwater Flea Market is the place to go for new, used, vintage and original wares, including home décor, repurposed furniture and even custom-built chicken coops, that can’t be found anywhere else.


On every other Wednesday evening during the summer, hundreds of new and vintage cars are on display at Stillwater’s Lowell Park as part of the Cruisin’ on the Croix car show, a family-friendly event that showcases beautifully restored classics from the ’60s and ’70s (and even some from the ’30s)


In 2009, Saint Croix Vineyards held its first Wine Meets Art Festival, bringing together local artists, vendors and musicians for a small summer soirée.