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.  

Laura and John Aubrey came to White Bear in 1857. With strong feelings about the importance of education and religious instruction, they committed their time here to improving the opportunities for both.

Nikola Wigstrom and Stacia Zezza are more than just sisters-in-law; they are business partners, and the co-founders and the two-woman show behind the traveling art studio Wanderlust Studio.

One reason to look forward to the cooler temperatures is Brian Mielke’s semi-annual pottery sale, which is determined by the weather and colors of the trees; this fall’s sale is set for early October.

What’s a great way to get to know a person—to find out what makes them tick, what inspires and motivates them, makes them happy or sad? Why, asking questions, of course. With that in mind, we chatted with our area’s prep elite about just those things and many more.

Rayme Nyembwe has enjoyed “learning how to collaborate with people who don’t speak my language.” Linnea Brown got a kick out of seeing a Skype view of an open-air, rooftop classroom in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Gustavus Adolphus is an undergraduate institution that employs liberal arts as a way of thinking, which is one of the many reasons Becky Bergman, who lives in North Oaks, is shining as its new—and first woman—president.

Vadnais Heights Heritage Days is returning for its 41st year to brighten your summer and add to the outdoor fun.

As an accomplished athlete, Alex loves spending free time working on his superb basketball and baseball skills. But when he’s not on the court or on the field, he’s involved in leadership by way of the student council.

Say you discover an old pair of wooden water skis at an estate sale marked with that iconic friendly polar bear. Maybe there’s a set hidden in your grandpa’s attic. For 25 years, from 1947 to 1972, White Bear Water Ski Co.

As we age, so do our loved ones, which can bring serious health problems into our everyday lives. There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and White Bear Lake has its share.

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