Arts & Culture

Here are some of the best reader submitted photos from this year's Hudson Hot Air Affair. The mid-winter event has been delighting spectators for 30 years. This year's theme was Pirates Fly’n the Croix-Ribbean. 

During a trip to his childhood home in Stillwater, woodcarver Ron Nelson found a pin he had carved for his mom in the seventh grade. That was in 2001. Since then, Nelson has carved thousands of pieces for his community and family.

For most people, an airplane is something they sit inside to get from point A to point B. Something they watch whizzing through the air in their favorite war movies or coloring the sky at a local county fair.

It’s become a part of Stillwater’s annual Fourth of July celebration. For a couple of hours before the fireworks, the 17 musicians (and a vocalist) of the St.

Here in the St. Croix Valley, it’s easy to stay active and engaged every day—no matter your age. Local senior living communities offer a wide variety of activities to keep the body, mind and spirit in good health. From exercise classes to crafts to volunteering, there is something for everyone.

Terry Hildebrand’s interest in art began when he was in the army in his 20s, starting out with realistic pencil drawings.

Marjorie Wade has called the St. Croix Valley her home for 24 years, and it’s where she started Spiritworks Pottery in 1998, after a longtime interest in art and creative pursuits.

Set in fictitious Bunyan Bay, Minn., a town with rich Norwegian heritage, this wonderful new musical comedy at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will entertain audiences of all ages throughout April.

When Carrie Ellingson and her Mom first happened upon Funkie Gardens, it was a quirky establishment run out of an oversize yard behind a colorful old home in Prescott, Wis.

In a time when influencing is a marketing buzz-term, the positive impact of these affecters among us sometimes gets overlooked. But the reality remains influencers can inspire people, educate them and help them achieve their goals and make their lives better. St.

Pavers can withstand a certain amount of winter salt, but if you're parking cars on them, over years they wear down—sealing and sand can help preserve them.

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