Arts & Culture

Filled with laughs, heart and a whole lot of fun, this Children’s Performing Arts production, staged at the Hanafli Performing Arts Center in February and early March,  was one for the books.  

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.

Dr Anne Frisch in White Bear Lake Magazine

For many, retirement means slowing down the pace of life, but for Dr. Ann Frisch, it meant starting a new career as an international peacekeeper, serving as an unarmed neutral in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the world.

In White Bear Lake and other Minn. locations, the nonprofit MacPhail Center for Music offers music therapy to help people with autism and other diagnoses reach goals centered on bettering non-musical abilities.

Lauren Martin found her love for performing arts early in life. “My mom put me in dance class when I was two, and my love for the arts grew from there,” she says.

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