Arts & Culture

Beginning with our August 2015 issue and continuing annually, St. Croix Valley Magazine will celebrate a select group of accomplished high school students who are entering their senior year.

It may seem simple—helping stack books at your child’s elementary school book fair, chaperoning a fourth-grade trip to the zoo or visiting your grandchild’s classroom to help sew pillows.

This Fall, the St. Croix Valley’s only faith-based Montessori preschool will mark a decade of helping kids value their individuality. Lead teacher Karen Anderson says the preschool “hopes to set a foundation for learning in every student.”

Jane Grant-Abban never dreamed she’d be an artist. Growing up in England before moving to Wales, she always showed a distinct interest in the arts, but her career took her elsewhere: After graduating with degrees in business and education, she became an elementary teacher.

We often hear of musicians being discovered overnight—that rapid rise to fame that is awe-inspiring and contagious for new music lovers.

Curtis Dale has been photographing the world around him for most of his life. “I became interested in photography when I was 8 or 9, when [my family created] a darkroom in my house.

If you find yourself in a local gallery or venue, admiring a bold watercolor of animals or flowers, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a distinctive painting by Stillwater artist Edie Abnet.

When Chuck Ochocki became the principal at Stillwater Junior High School five years ago, he offered the teaching staff a challenge.

Everyone knows that Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater is incredibly steep.

On a series of Wednesdays throughout the summer, a crowd will gather in Stillwater’s Lowell Park to enjoy classic cars.

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