Arts & Culture

Two children take piano lessons through a partnership with the MacPhail Center for Music.

MacPhail’s reach extends far beyond Minneapolis to offer music education programs through community and school partnerships developed to serve the needs of learners in all life stages.

"P.O.W: Pastor’s Other Wife" author Rebecca Fjelland Davis sits on her bicycle

Rebecca Fjelland Davis is not only an acclaimed author and a professor—she is one tough woman.

Lakota chef Sean Sherman, owner of catering service The Sioux Chef, speaks at Century College

Sherman co-owns the catering company Sioux Chef and won a the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," which he wrote with Beth Dooley.

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.

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