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.

A spiral candle from Afton Candle Company.

The Afton Candle Company has grown from family hobby to thriving business.

Sarah Schroeder, founder of Minnesota Made apparel company, poses outside a storefront displaying some of her products

All of Minnesota Made's products are sustainably made from companies that are Worldwide Responsibly Accredited Production (Wrap) certified.

Four trolleys from Stillwater Trolley await riders before a tour of the city.

Fall back in love with the Valley: Book a trolley tour!

Bags of Colectivo Coffee sit next to a Wisconsin mug at The Purple Tree gift shop.

The Purple Tree was voted this year’s Best Gift Shop, and with a summer of graduations, block parties and impromptu patio gatherings on the horizon, who doesn’t need a stash of host and hostess gifts right about now?

A woman models a pair of statement glasses.

Statement glasses are back in a big way. But when it comes to finding the right frames—to flatter your face, work with your lifestyle and fit your look—it can be intimidating to navigate the bevy of choices.

A durable fabric map from True North Map Company is affixed to a canoe during a Boundary Waters trip.

True North Map Company's fabric maps are durable, multipurpose guides that also serve as keepsakes.

A long-sleeved shirt from the Stillbilly Project.

Local blogger and photographer Stephany Wieland has turned a silly T-shirt idea into a burgeoning side hustle.

Bird Branding, tropical wings, migratory birds, Costa Rica, tropical birds

The upcoming St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration champions the international partnership.

Three dogs stand ready for training at Red Star Kennel.

Their advice? The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is completely false.