Arts & Culture

This year’s “Raise the Curtain” gala held on May 23 exceeded its goal by raising $65,000. Entertainment included Don Eidel on guitar and singers Quinn Shadko and Austin Lewis with Blake Brauer on piano.

Peter Hurd and Logan Gion grew up on blood and gore—movies, that is.

Shhh …Libraries were once a haven of silence, a place to quietly dive into volumes of fact or fiction. Coughs were suppressed. Giggles stifled. Chatter discouraged. Thankfully, those days are long filed away, along with most card catalogues and microfiche.

After nearly 27 years, Joey Halbach is saying goodbye to the Washington County library system. Retiring from her position as the public relations librarian, she looks back fondly on her time spent helping the patrons of our local libraries.

Mitchell LeGrand faced two options that would ultimately change his life: He would attend college in the fall of 2014 or backpack his way through Europe.

’Tis the season for twinkle lights!

It’s that time of year again, and both Winterfest and the tree lighting at Triangle Park are back with all the classic Christmas delights that are sure to be fun for the whole family.

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. So when Todd Kendall realized both he and his four-legged friend became thirsty while on walks, he designed a water container that’s dog friendly, hygienic and convenient.

The movement to establish a library in White Bear Lake began with a series of reading rooms operating out of private homes in the 1880s.

Sometimes the passion for art is evident very early in life, and sometimes it takes a while to show itself.

Need new books for fall? Here’s a book sale that’s cheap and easy, and you may just find a gem. Since 1991, Wildwood Branch Library has been hosting an annual book sale offering nonfiction, popular fiction, classics, DVDs and CDs that have been donated or withdrawn from the library collection.