Health & Wellness

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Local nonprofit 21 Roots Farm brings meaningful activities to people impacted by developmental disabilities. With programming for both youths and adults, activities on the farm are as fresh as each new season since the farm’s start in 2019.

Remember the days of eight-track cassettes? How about VHS tapes?

Boxer Flavio Becerra has been perfecting his craft even more since we checked in with him last March, and he’s got a one-two punch plan to make it to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But first he has to turn 19, which is the qualifying age.

The historic Erd-Geist Gazebo was designed and built in 1883 by summer visitor Thomas Erd for his daughter Annie and her husband Emil Geist. Erd built many grand structures, including downtown St. Paul’s Assumption Church.

Spectators watched as skaters from the White Bear Lake Skate School twirled, jumped and spun their way to victory in the White Bear Lake Holiday Open. All photos by Sharon Person.

Massage has skyrocketed in popularity in the past two decades. National Institutes of Health studies, among others, indicate massage can have a dramatic positive impact on physical and mental well-being. And in February, it’s more important than ever.

It’s that time of year—lace, hearts and chocolates are in abundance—and nothing says “I love you” quite like the perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day. White Bear Lake florists are ready to help, and have shared some of their top picks and ideas.

White Bear Lake has always been a popular recreation area for visitors and residents alike. For decades, the summer brought train cars filled to capacity with eager city dwellers who wanted to enjoy the warm breezes and the healthful waters of the “northern lakes” region.

Life can change instantly. A bone-breaking fall, a stroke or complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis are game-changers. Suddenly, one is rendered helpless and becomes dependent on others, most often family members.

If you’re feeling a little post-holiday tension in your neck, you’re certainly not alone. “Everyone walks around with a certain amount of discomfort in their bodies,” explains Teri Faison.

White Bear Lake resident Charles Fritz awoke early on January 26 last year and drove to Ramsey Beach to photograph the hot-air balloon race, which hadn’t happened for many years. “The picture is taken as the last of the 11 balloons that participated were about to lift off,” he says.