Arts & Culture

The cover art for novel A Night Divided

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen is one of those novels that is an excellent read for students in upper elementary school and above, as well as adults. It skillfully brings history alive and makes it relatable to readers of any age.

There can be an unconditional bond when it comes to our pets. For centuries, dogs have been coined as “man’s best friend” as the bonds of unfailing love, devotion and loyal companionship deepen with time.

Celebrate Memorial Day

For many, Memorial Day marks the end of the school year or the beginning of summer. But for veterans, their families and a host of others, the day stands as a time-honored tradition to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of fallen service members and their families alike.

Come Sail Away

In January 2021, the Minnetonka School Board approved the purchase of the Shorewood Professional Building, once home to a Park Nicollet clinic.
“Six months later, we started,” says Christine Breen, executive director of special education for Minnetonka Schools.

Quiet  Reflection

If you long for moments of peacefulness beyond the limits of your home, an outdoor zen garden could be the ideal space for quiet reflection and spiritual connection without venturing too far from home.

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.

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