Health & Wellness

Last month, when elementary school-age children learned about pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, they may have crafted paper hats and enjoyed Thanksgiving snacks of dried cranberries, pretzels and candy corn. We know, of course, that pilgrims aren’t merely people from childhood history lessons.

It’s said that Santa Claus has a twinkle in his eye, but he’ll be no match for the lights on display at this year’s Twinkle Parade in Stillwater.

Christmas is a year-round celebration at the Käthe Wohlfahrt store in downtown Stillwater.

Car lovers of all ages gathered in Stillwater’s Lowell Park on Wednesday nights for Cruisin’ on the Croix, a series of summer events that featured hundreds of hot rods and vintage cars, live music, food, and vendors.

It’s all in the name. At the annual Light Up Night celebration in Hudson, all are invited to experience the sparkling start to the season when gorgeous lights will be turned on throughout the town’s downtown streets.

Sometimes, the best things that happen in life are unplanned. That’s what happened when Julie and Jeff Anderson were at a local movie theater and a realtor’s ad flashed across the screen: “The Rivertown Inn For Sale.” The couple looked at each other and their collective wheels started turning.

At the first signs of snow, do you cringe and shiver—or do you throw on your winter gear and head outdoors? When the folks at Afton Alps in Hastings think of snow, they’re enthusiastic.

Wisconsin and Minnesota runners of all ages came together for the annual Gopher to Badger 5K & half marathon, which began in Stillwater and ended in Hudson’s Lakefront Park.

For seven weeks this summer, people of all ages gathered on the grass in downtown Stillwater’s Lowell Park for “Summer Tuesdays.” The events featured local food and merchants, free live music and free family-friendly movies at sunset.

Twenty years ago, Roberta Scherf embarked on a mission to help her daughter, Rowan, who had been diagnosed with autism. Through determination and persistent research, Scherf discovered that a simple exercise of calming arm movements set to music profoundly helped her daughter.

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