I’m entering the holiday season with joy in my heart. Joy for having had the opportunity to share local stories about amazing people doing cool things in the St. Croix Valley in the pages of your community lifestyle magazine. I’ve met artists, chefs, restaurateurs, builders, boutique owners, dedicated volunteers and nonprofit leaders. This is a truly beautiful part of the region, and it has been my pleasure to be a regular explorer in and around all the lovely towns that make the Valley so charming and unique.
We spotlight some of that charm in this issue’s collection of articles including the upcoming World Snow Sculpting Championships, the efforts of the St. Croix Valley Foundation and a local business owner and hockey lover! And, because it’s the holidays, we’ve included a feature story about wine to help broaden your knowledge and appreciation for a few new sips. These stories and much more await you in these pages.
And, as we approach a brand-new year, I am also excited to tackle a brand-new challenge. I will be exiting my role as editor of St. Croix Valley Magazine and managing editor for Tiger Oak Media’s collection of community lifestyle magazines for an opportunity that will help me build on all I’ve accomplished. That said, this will be my final issue, but I leave you in good hands. The creative team that has supported me and this publication over the years remains dedicated to connecting and celebrating the St. Croix Valley in 2022 with even more stylish and engaging local stories that you’ve come to love. Being a part of your lives in this creative capacity has truly been my pleasure. Thank you for reading and have a Happy New Year!