Shops & Business

Sweet Mana clean beauty products

Blending a passion for healthy living with a love for nature, Maplewood resident Jamie Tatreau is redefining the beauty industry with her clean beauty product company, Sweet Mana.

In 2010, Steve Hall embarked on a three-week trip to Kenya and Uganda. There, he witnessed a tragedy. Those he met along the way had no access to a vital resource that so many Americans take for granted: water.

Folks gathered for the annual fundraising event, which is sponsored by the North Oaks Children's Hospital Guild. All photos by Todd Wildenauer.

Quilting is one of those magical crafts: a perfect blend of practical—keeping your bed toasty during those long Minnesota winters—and beautiful.

It’s not often that stores are filled with items that are not just unusual but unique, and Catherine Wimmer, owner of the Ruby Slipper in the White Bear Mall, thinks that’s a shame.

The holidays have always been festive in the White Bear area. Community churches and organizations have embraced both the religious and secular traditions of the season in many ways. The residents of Mahtomedi gather for an annual tree lighting ceremony. The congregation at St.

Communities are made better when civic-minded people come together in support of shared values. Service clubs like the Wildwood Lions Club, White Bear Lake Lions Club and the Rotary Club of White Bear Lake provide an avenue for those who value good citizenship and charitable service.

Cristel and Jeramie Knutson-Demars found themselves and their three young boys homeless and sleeping in their car after Jeramie lost his job and the family ran out of money.

The Tree of Light and Remembrance event in Mahtomedi Triangle Park, now in its 13th year, does double-duty during the holiday season.

Sweet Home may be a new addition to downtown White Bear Lake, specifically the White Bear Mall, but the shop fits in just fine. That’s due in no small part to hands-on owner Charity McClung.

Thanksgiving has been celebrated in a number of ways throughout our area’s history. There are, of course, the traditional family gatherings with the customary turkey, cranberries and pie, and the anticipation in more recent years of Black Friday deals.