Arts & Culture

Gardening is one of spring’s greatest gifts to health and wellness. It is well-known that planting and eating your own vegetables can be highly nutritious, but gardening’s physical and mental health benefits extend far beyond what’s on your plate.

For the Love  of Nature

“But for one’s health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.” —Vincent Van Gogh

Plant with Purpose

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a green thumb, but I sure love trying to create beauty in the garden each spring.  My success, albeit limited, when it comes to gardening is being organized.

The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is a young adult novel that has it all—part coming-of-age, thriller, romance and family drama. The story is gripping, compelling and heart-wrenching with just enough hope.

On the Hunt

One of the best things about any holiday is coming together with loved ones and fellow community members even if it is from a distance. Our Savior Lutheran Church is hosting a COVID-19-safe, drive-thru egg hunt from 9 a.m.–noon on April 16 with various holiday activities included.

Home is Where the Heart is

Wedding plans can be set in motion long before a couple entertains the notion of the proverbial walk down the aisle. Dreams are imagined, ideas are pinned and look-book pages are carefully torn and saved. For the lucky ones, all or parts of their celebratory visions come true.

Academy of Prince students

“I think we have a lot more knowledge to be shared with the world. We just have to find a way to share it, and writing songs and playing music might be a good start.”

Makennah Reisinger, 14, of Excelsior

Whether it’s working from a blank canvas or an existing structure, Black Dog Homes helps clients create the home of their dreams by capturing their vision, inspiring creativity and delivering the highest quality craftsmanship.

Lake Minnetonka Mornings

“The picture was shot rather early in the day—morning sometime. That, in and of itself, was a factor as I am not an early riser, so it was unusual for me to catch morning shots with that light and subsequent reflection upon the water.

After a COVID-19 year off, the Excelsior area ICA food shelf fundraiser returned in December and was held at Lakes Area Realty. Santa Claus greeted children and posed for pictures.