Arts & Culture

Anastasia Eldredge has what some may consider a difficult task—making teenagers love math. But the Mahtomedi High School teacher not only does it, but does it really, really well. “I was born to be a teacher,” Eldredge says.

It’s not a coincidence that six women leaders in White Bear Lake share many of the same traits. They’ve found success and fulfillment not by accident, but rather by seeking out and following their dreams, passions and goals.

Even though Olympic athletes are considered amateurs, training for any Olympic sport has become a year-round job. No one knows that better than Tony Benshoof, a White Bear Lake native, who spends much of his year readying U.S. athletes to compete in international luge competition.

For parents seeking the learning environment that’s best for their child, the White Bear Lake Preschool Expo is the one-stop shop to learn about preschools in the area.

It’s that time of year when the top of many New Year’s resolution lists reads: Get Organized . . . For real this time. And DeeDee Welles, owner of Details Organizing It All, is just the gal to help you do it.

In White Bear, we have choices when it comes to our children’s education, and we don’t need to worry about walking down the street alone.

When four White Bear Lake residents met to discuss a new gardening project in the fall of 2015, their chat led to a new addition to the community: a seed library.

Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick Jr. shares the adventurous tale of The Happy Elf, which is set to delight audiences at Lakeshore Players Theatre this holiday season.

For Frank Zeller, immersing himself in his art is where he finds his bliss. But he also finds bliss in sharing that passion with others. “Everything he sees and touches has to do with art,” says Sheryl Struntz, the third of his four daughters.

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