Community

Before the Stillwater Area School Board begins work for the 2014-2015 revised annual budget, it voted to give stricter guidelines to district staff for rebuilding the nearly exhausted unassigned general fund balance. During the Aug. 28 meeting, the board approved a change to the Results Policy 5.4, Fund Balance, that would require the superintendent to [...]

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Mama Luna Apothecary, a family-focused natural lifestyle store in Stillwater, has added an espresso bar. The shop began serving beverages Aug. 31 and had a grand opening Sept. 6. Jesse Nelson and his wife Kiva Sherr-Nelson opened the shop in the fall of 2012 in the Isaac Staples Sawmill at 402 N. Main St. in [...]

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FamilyMeans board members, community member donors and Lake Elmo city officials gathered at the Cimarron mobile home community Sept. 8 to break ground on a $1.26 million youth facility that will serve the community’s nearly 300 children and teens in a free, year-round education and activity program. “This kind of investment, at this scale, means [...]

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BY BRENT PETERSON – GAZETTE COLUMNIST Many beautiful homes dot the streetscapes in Stillwater. There could be houses from the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s lined up next to each other with distinctly individual characteristics and yet be hauntingly similar. Every home, no matter the age, has its own story. From the construction workers who built [...]

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Music Together in the Valley, an early childhood music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers “and the grown-ups who love them” started in Stillwater in 2004 and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this fall. As part of its celebration, Music Together in the Valley is adding a new location in Stillwater, at Belle Ballet [...]

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