It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended all of our lives. The unanticipated lifestyle changes took a toll on all of us; however, people didn’t lose all hope.
Arts & Culture
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 in White Bear Lake prepares interior designers to thrive in today’s competitive world.
White Bear Lake fourth-grader dispenses wisdom to help others.
For animals lovers, the idea of helping animals in need is paramount. That’s why Nancy Minion, co-founder and president of Second Chance Animal Rescue worked with other compassionate people in May 1994 to establish an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization.
Lori and Bart Roskoski are co-owners and coaches at Flips Gymnastics in White Bear Lake. The couple have owned and operated Flips since 2002. Currently, there are 1,100 young athletes enrolled in programs at Flips.
Heidi Nelson’s painting, Wedding Zig Zag, a watercolor of her son Tim and his wife at their wedding, won second place in Class Three of the fine arts competition in this past summer’s state fair.
For many, retirement means slowing down the pace of life, but for Dr. Ann Frisch, it meant starting a new career as an international peacekeeper, serving as an unarmed neutral in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the world.
In White Bear Lake and other Minn. locations, the nonprofit MacPhail Center for Music offers music therapy to help people with autism and other diagnoses reach goals centered on bettering non-musical abilities.
Lauren Martin found her love for performing arts early in life. “My mom put me in dance class when I was two, and my love for the arts grew from there,” she says.
While many schools place a heavy emphasis on acquiring and teaching with the latest technology, Liberty Classical Academy, a private, multidenominational Christian PreK-12 school, prioritizes the a