Arts & Culture

In September 1977, New Life Academy (NLA) opened its doors to the community, offering preschool through high school.

A fun and new way of learning has been introduced by South Washington County Schools Community Education. A school bus has been converted to a mobile classroom, or CE Skoolie.

If you were a fan of the 2001 film Legally Blonde, you are in luck.

The challenge:
Create a space around one simple item, a Monaco natural wood arm chair. Interior designers Sarah Olsen, Jenni Hoeffel and Marsha Anderson accepted our challenge, creating three unique spaces in the same corner of our photo studio.

When Michelle Miller started her college experience at the University of St. Thomas (UST), she knew that she wanted to be as involved as possible. But after four years, “involved” is an understatement.

Recent Stillwater Area High School graduate Alexander Pavlicin of Woodbury got an opportunity of a lifetime last March. He participated in the United States Senate Youth Program for a week of education and activities about the U.S. government in Washington, D.C.

Brynn Carlson wasn’t like most students in high school. From her 4.27 GPA to being the first girl ever to graduate early from St. Paul private school Cretin-Derham Hall (CDH), she’s always stood out—even as a kid.

Jan and Karen Hunt have lived in Woodbury’s Evergreen neighborhood for more than 30 years. Known for dense and mature spruce, pine and tamarack trees, these homeowners transformed their once rustic lot into a manicured shade garden that continues to bring them joy.

When Woodbury resident Grant West came to the Twin Cities in 1966, it was the beginning of an adventure. Not only with the beginnings of the Walker West Music Academy in St. Paul, but with the evolution of his musical career. “I had a natural curiosity for music,” West says.

Hadley Burger has lived in Woodbury all of her life—all 11 years. The Liberty Ridge Elementary School fifth grader loves taking pictures of nature, and this photo is an excellent example of her talent.