Arts & Culture

You might recognize financial planner Terry Sandvold from his billboards on I-94 and other places.

Chances are you already know a few of them. Maybe it’s your hard-working neighbor who loves to impart common-sense remedies. Perhaps it’s a woman at church who loves to direct showers or dinners. Or it might even be a bossy aunt who seems to know everything.

For Medina’s Joe and Kathy Reis, who were recently honored with the Hammer Community Partner Award, volunteering and community service are a way of life. “We don’t do it for the award; it’s the way we were raised,” says Joe.

As tough as it can be, overcoming stage fright is a vital step for people to take. Whether for a child performing in a grade-school musical or an adult giving a work presentation, the ability to stand up in front of an audience of any size and deliver a performance is an essential skill.

Homework is something high schoolers and college kids are more than familiar with. In fact, when Kevin Hawkins was that student, he was quite involved in the art of photography.

When Minnesota-based award-winning authors Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson gave the go-ahead for their book, Growing Up Lutheran (Redbird Productions, September 1997), to be transformed for the stage, no one could have imagined how popular the quirks and idiosyncrasies Minnesotans grow up

Kindergarten readiness begins at birth. From the very beginning, parents are the first and most important teachers in a child’s life. Reading to children, talking about colors and exposing children to language help prepare kids for school—and life—success.

Roy Zhao can add semi-finalist for the 2013 U.S. Physics Team to his college applications.

Preparing a home to sell just got easier with advice from Janet Lawrence, owner and operator of Set to Show.  1. Clean and de-clutter: “That’s kind of the biggest thing,” Lawrence says. “If you can’t do anything else, do that ... It sets that tone.

This month we speak with Jesi Mosny, director of marketing for the After Midnight Group (AMG) that opened Cowboy Jack’s in spring 2009.

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