Arts & Culture

Everyone has had a job they didn’t like much, those gigs we did to pay the rent just out of college. In recognition of Labor Day and everyone who works in and around the St. Croix Valley, we asked Stillwater mayor Ted Kozlowski about his early work history.

Art fair season has arrived, and the St. Croix Valley has no shortage of fantastic options to view, appreciate and purchase art. Between the St. Croix Art Fair and Afton Art in the Park, art-lovers are sure to feel inspired all month long.

Annika White
St. Croix Preparatory Academy

St. Croix Valley Montessori is situated on 15 acres about midway between Woodbury and Stillwater.

Back-to-school season is just around the corner. Although late summer nights are about to be replaced by late homework nights, don’t despair. Stillwater’s shops are getting stocked with some essentials to help students get through the school year.
 

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.

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