Around Town

As the winter snows turn to April showers, the unfrozen world begins to peek through and come alive once more. This is the perfect month to celebrate taking care of the planet, as two holidays—Earth Day and Arbor Day—fall at the end of April.

When he’s not improvising on the trumpet with a jazz-inspired solo, or rehearsing his latest musical number, Sam Burnham, a senior at White Bear Lake Area High-South Campus, is doing chemistry homework.

Our pets love summer vacation as much as we do, so it’s important to make sure we have the necessary equipment when heading out on our next adventure. Laura Bednarczyk, owner of Lulu & Luigi, offers some helpful advice to make the trip fun for the whole crew.

Alexa Berg meets Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman.

We’ve all dreamed of meeting our favorite celebrity. Maybe you've planned what you'd wear, or practiced our cool and casual introduction.  But for most of us, these are just daydreams.

The abundance of habitat and wildlife at Tamarack Nature Center is perfect fodder for Cynthia Hickman, an avid birder who’s been taking photographs as a hobby for 15 years. “I can spend hours outdoors taking photos,” says Hickman. “It’s very relaxing and therapeutic.”

It was burger bliss in November at the Build a Burger for the Troops event, which takes place the second Monday of every month at the White Bear Lake VFW. All photos by Sharon Person.

Remember the days of eight-track cassettes? How about VHS tapes?

The historic Erd-Geist Gazebo was designed and built in 1883 by summer visitor Thomas Erd for his daughter Annie and her husband Emil Geist. Erd built many grand structures, including downtown St. Paul’s Assumption Church.

It’s that time of year—lace, hearts and chocolates are in abundance—and nothing says “I love you” quite like the perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day. White Bear Lake florists are ready to help, and have shared some of their top picks and ideas.