Arts & Culture

Many of the finest musicians have discovered their passion for music when they were very young. To them, music is as natural and familiar as breathing.

To expand their outdoor learning areas, the White Bear Montessori School has
added a rain garden to the campus. The school, which serves students from

Many Minnesotans, including seniors, love to fish, but may not have the
necessary equipment to do so. “Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors,” a program with a
chapter in White Bear Lake, can solve that dilemma.

Laura Fraser has turned her passion for pooches into a fun business.

After being a stay-at-home mom for more than 10 years, Laura Fraser knew she
wanted to go back to work, but the thought of returning to a corporate desk job
wasn’t appealing. Fraser has always loved animals, so starting a dog-walking and

We’ve all had those moments during the long frigid winter where we closed our eyes and pictured a balmy evening spent listening to strands of live music melt into the warm summer breeze.  It helped us survive the cold (and yes, despite our moments of doubt, we did), and now the fun is finally beg

Mayor Jo Emerson with the vintage LaFrance fire truck she rides in the Manitou Days parade every year.

Like most things in life, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Jo Emerson, mayor of White Bear Lake, puts a whole lot of herself into her job—and she loves every minute of it.

Christina Miller from Christina Lynn Interiors created a vignette in her White Bear Lake store of all items listed in this story.

Orange you glad it’s summertime? We sure are! As Mother Nature puts on her cheerful best in your garden—perhaps in a row of tulips or a cloud of daffodils—we encourage you to bring some color indoors, too.

For as long as she can remember, 15-year-old Marlee Van Ostrand has dreamed of dancing the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. This past December, her childhood dream became a reality when she performed the part in the 23rd annual production of the Stillwater Nutcracker.

Author and puppetteer Anne Sawyer-Aitch brought her characters to life in a puppet show on the stage at Lakeshore Players Theatre. All photos by Sharon Person.

Folks headed to the frozen White Bear Lake to tour 20 artful and interactive ice fishing houses for Art Shanty Projects, which was sponsored by the White Bear Center for the Arts. All photos by Sharon Person.

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