Going Out

organized luggage case

Smooth travels begin with organized luggage. Saving space, packing efficiently and preparing in advance can provide the freedom to enjoy much-deserved time off—wherever travels lead.

August brought the return of the beloved Big Island and Back event, when local paddlers made their way from Excelsior Beach, around Big Island and back to shore.

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, wizards and werewolves, skeletons and spiders: October 29 is Reach for Resources, Inc.’s 15th annual Ghostly Gala.

There were plenty of gift items, local food products and much more at the Lowertown Pop-Up Market at Union Depot in December.

After working in retail coffee for 11 years, Matt McGinn, who is the co-owner of Quixotic Coffee in Saint Paul, knows his way around the industry. So when he saw the opportunity to create his first product, he jumped at the chance.

The popular Taste of Cretin-Derham Hall marked its fourth year, and raised funds for co-curricular activities at the school.

In March, St. David’s Center’s annual Make Them Shine Gala raised a record-setting $377,000 to support programs for children. More than 500 community members filled McNamara Alumni Center for the sold-out event.

Since its inaugural ride in 2006, Tour de Tonka has remained a popular multi-distance biketacular, where cyclists cruise through 23 different west metro communities, all for the love of the ride, the camaraderie and the cau

For 33 years, the annual Rondo Days festival has celebrated the legacy and continuing vitality of the Rondo neighborhood, a predominantly African-American community that was largely displaced by the construction of Interstate 94 in the late 1950s.