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stumbling blocks into stepping stones

Sara Swan has over two decades of experience in special education. Swan found schools were very system-centered, emphasizing a collegiate-focused model that might not be right for everyone.

Bob and Citty Scherman having fun in the British Virgin Islands.

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.

The popular family beach along Lake Avenue between Tenth and Eleventh streets was once nothing more than overgrown lakeshore. In 1946, a committee of representatives from many of the community’s organizations came together to make the swimming beach a reality.

Summer in the land of 10,000 lakes wouldn’t be complete without spending the nicest days fishing off the end of the dock.

The 2016 contest is now closed.

Summertime in White Bear Lake means the races begin at the White Bear Lake Yacht Club. It was on a Monday evening last June that Jay Rendall captured this shot of an A-scow crew “hiking”—balancing the boat against the push of the wind.

California Dreamin'

Mary Kay Wyland and Gerry Wyland pose with White Bear Lake magazine in front of the Morey Mansion, an 1890 Victorian home in Redlands, California. The White Bear residents visited Joe Wyland on a recent trip to California.

White Bear Lake resident Jim Vincent has been taking pictures since his high school days. His favorite photo subject is wildlife, including this award-winning shot, Gold-N-Wing, of a brave dragonfly, seemingly posing for its close-up.

Katherine Abbott Park is situated on more than 70 acres of land in the city of Mahtomedi, a mix of hardwood forest, prairie and wetlands. Through the property once ran the Twin City Rapid Transit Co.

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