Arts & Culture

Helen Nelson’s “Cityscape”, Art, Painting, White Bear Lake, Around Town

In this issue, we present the work of White Bear Lake Area High School student Helen Nelson. Nelson’s painting is titled “Pillsbury” (Acrylic on board, 2018).

The VHEDC Awards Banquet at Jimmy’s Event Center featured Liwanag Ojala, CEO of CaringBridge, as the keynote speaker. The dinner celebrates the Northeast Metro’s economic vitality and commitment to the community, says executive director Ling Becker.  

A dog daydreams in 2018 Lens on the Lake photo "Dreamer"

“Dreamer” is our pick for this month’s Last Glance. “Dreamer” took third place in our 2018 Lens on the Lake photo contest

A painting of a yellow lab, "Murray," by White Bear Lake High School senior Anika Dahl

In this issue, we’re happy to share “Murray,” the work of Anika Dahl, a White Bear Lake High School senior.

Book recommendations, the Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale is stuffed with Russian folklore, medieval social hierarchies, the vagaries of rural Russian life, and the conflict between the Orthodox Church and ancient folk religion.

Century College interior design program

Century College in White Bear Lake prepares interior designers to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Nora Shelago-Hegna offers advice

White Bear Lake fourth-grader dispenses wisdom to help others.

Place of Shelter White Bear Lake Nancy Minion Animal Rescue

For animals lovers, the idea of helping animals in need is paramount. That’s why Nancy Minion, co-founder and president of Second Chance Animal Rescue worked with other compassionate people in May 1994 to establish an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization.

Agility for Every Ability Flip Gymnastics White Bear Lake

Lori and Bart Roskoski are co-owners and coaches at Flips Gymnastics in White Bear Lake. The couple have owned and operated Flips since 2002. Currently, there are 1,100 young athletes enrolled in programs at Flips.

St. Paul Public Schools Community Education arts teacher artist Heidi Nelson

Heidi Nelson’s painting, Wedding Zig Zag, a watercolor of her son Tim and his wife at their wedding, won second place in Class Three of the fine arts competition in this past summer’s state fair.

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