Arts & Culture

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.  

White Bear Lake native Sean Kenny didn’t set out to become an educator and advocate for those with autism.

Pursuing a lifelong, “hereditary” interest in art, Birchwood Village entrepreneur Devon Quick has developed a thriving business crafting handmade furniture, jewelry and more from wood, metals and other materials.

Most people don’t think about the hard work that goes into each individual piece of furniture you sit at, sit on, eat at or admire.

The White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) showcases the community’s best art from all its members, including those still in high school.

After living abroad for several years, Kathy Kuck, owner of Blue Water Polish Pottery, came back with a new passion, one she shares with the rest of her community.

Shawn Wilson worked in the realty world for four years before recognizing the necessity for change. Connecting with his friend Joe Walsh, the two created POP—People Over Profit—Realty.

For 15 years, dancers at Rince na Chroi have enthralled members across the Twin Cities with their passion for Irish dancing. The performance-based school, founded by Katie Stephens Spangler, focuses on spreading this appreciation through the community.

Having a baby can be overwhelming and scary sometimes, but certified doula Kim Williams has the experience and passion to help women through these tough but wonderful times. And if you haven’t heard the term, no worries.

The Northeast Suburban area’s newest high school was started by hockey parents/Gradient Financial Group, LLC owners, Charles and Tami Lucius.

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