For Pat Cranston, the concession business runs in the family. The White Bear resident opened Daryl’s Dog House in 2013, but his grandfather, Daryl, got into the business after he retired roughly 35 years before that. And he’s not alone.
Six-year-old Owen Meyer has a favorite routine when he hops up into the chemotherapy chair: He gives a big thumbs-up and says, “Don’t worry, I got this!” Owen was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year; if surgeons were to attempt to remove the tumor, it would leave Owen paral
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.
Feeling connected to the local schools can be easy when you have a child or grandchild going through the school system. But without the familial link, the connection between the schools and the community becomes more tenuous.
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.
Gary Schafer has worked both as a teacher and in the computer industry, but he’s been passionate about photography since the 1970s. It wasn’t until he retired in 2003 from Mounds View Public Schools that Schafer bought a digital camera and got serious about taking photos.
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.