Shops & Business

More than 220 guests and volunteers helped to raise over $75,000 for United Way of Washington County East at United by the Vine 2019. Funds raised help the organization and its partnering agencies to benefit the lives of many in our community.

ModernRoots in Stillwater can help get any fall enthusiast prepped for their favorite season.

Some of the best childhood memories are connected to food—sweet treats in particular. Most everyone can recall their first solo trip to the candy store to spend a bit of pocket change on something crunchy, gooey and delicious.

Sara Lein never dreamed of riding on the back of a motorcycle on a Caribbean island, running a school in a foreign country or helping find homes for three special kids—but she feels honored to say this is all been part of her journey.

Whether you’re interested in stepping into the world of volunteering, or you’ve volunteered for over half your life, there are always new opportunities to help others.

Laurie Wright, a Stillwater High School graduate from the class of 1996, is back in Minnesota along with her successful business, Modern Envy Apparel.

Heather Thomas felt underwhelmed by the options of wine-themed gifts she saw in stores when she figured out the best solution; she could make gifts of her own. From there, Wine Winks was born.

Perhaps it’s only the avid fowl hunter who knows the month of April hosts a special conservation-based light geese open season in Minnesota (through April 30, to be exact).

Thirty years ago, Marine on St. Croix resident Tom Warth traveled to a library in Uganda and found it lacked something important: books.

Just down the street from her Urban Olive and Vine, Kay Timm is eight months into embarking on another endeavor in downtown Hudson. One that, along with co-owners Lynn Ulrich and Jane Wegand, she believes is reigniting a passion for cooking and filling a local niche.

The best valentines are the homemade kind, but that doesn’t mean the art has to suffer. We asked Karron Nottingham at Off the Wall Studio for her suggestions on some do-it-yourself ideas for the holiday, and she delivered!

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