Giving Back

grocery delivery for seniors

If you find yourself with some free time on your hands once the kids head back to school, consider volunteering with the White Bear Area Senior Program which is committed to providing support and care for our local seniors.

Not everyone has a defining moment where they can pinpoint when their life changed, but Jeff Loeks can tell you that his was six years ago, when he had a brain hemorrhage. “I didn’t know what it was,” he recalls.

As the end of the school year draws closer, college-bound students shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity. Each year, the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce presents three $500 scholarships to students who are employed or have parents or guardians employed by chamber members.

Teenagers are fiddlers—fiddling with their phones, music devices, hand-held games, you name it. But three White Bear Lake 13-year-olds are keeping their hands busy to help others stay warm during winter’s bitter temperatures.

Lisa Swan and Sherry Walker combine fashion and philanthropy in a big way.

White Bear Lake’s nonprofits help our community run smoothly, but those nonprofits can’t make a difference without your help. The White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf and Solid Ground are two organizations that have undergone many changes over the last year, thanks to donations and support.

Proceeds from The BEAR’ly Open golf tournament have enabled the White Bear Lake Area Emergency Food Shelf to purchase more than $700,000 worth of food since the first event eight years ago, and event coordinator Ken Galloway invites the communi

Carolyn Roberts has a knack for nurturing.

For decades, Bob McArdell didn’t like to talk about his experiences in World War II, a trait he shared with many other stoic vets from that war.

Master Tim Amacher shows some of his moves in his White Bear Lake studio.

Like many kids, Tim Amacher dreamed of fighting like legendary martial artist and film star Bruce Lee. He would watch the hero in action and think, "I want to be able to do that." This fascination with martial arts nagged at the 11-year-old, even as he struggled to cope with his father’s death.

With schoolwork, family obligations, jobs, friends and other activities, yes, high school can be a busy and trying time for students. And when you add in the importance of a good grade-point average (GPA) to get into college, it’s little wonder that some students feel stressed.