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.

We often hear stories of those fleeting marriages that last a few years, or in a rather well publicized case, 63 days. But what of the couples who made their commitments and stuck to them? Meet three couples that have each been married more than 60 years.

As a published poet, Kathy Blegen-Huntley has plenty of experience writing verses for loved ones. Here, she shares some tips for writing a romantic Valentine’s Day poem like a pro:

It takes more than a great defensive line for a high school football team to succeed; it also takes resources.

Nancy Schumacher is always in search of a happy ending. Turns out, that’s exactly what appeals to the White Bear Lake romance novelist most about her genre. “I have difficulty reading books that don’t have them,” she says.

Virginia Mancini knew she wanted to be an English teacher by her senior year in high school, and that passion for teaching has only grown since.

This month, shanties will be set up all over White Bear Lake—but not for ice fishing.

Rather than putting their game on ice for the winter, golfers can take it to the ice at the White Bear Lake BEAR’ly Open, an official event of the St. Paul Winter Carnival that celebrates the sport with a few fun winter twists.

It wouldn’t be a Minnesota winter without plenty of ice skating, and the annual Mahtomedi Winter Skating Party is a great way for the entire family to celebrate the cold-weather season.

Jackie Baker loves to share idyllic New England scenery with Minnesota.

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