The seventh annual Taste event held July 17 at Stars & Strikes in Wyoming raised $12,550 for the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau. People paid $25 in advance or $30 at the door to sample main courses, appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and caterers. The purpose of the event was to raise money for [...]

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Thursday, July 31 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Diagnostic Clinic Noon to 5 p.m. – Tree Care, Kids’ Touch and See Booth Friday, Aug. 1 11 to 11:30 a.m. – How to Create a Bonsai 11 a.m. to noon – Lawn Care Noon to 1 p.m. – Proper Pruning 1 to 1:30 p.m. – [...]

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A popular stop at the Washington County Fair every year is the demonstration garden created by University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. This year, from July 30 to Aug. 3, visitors can see a cottage garden, native plants, vegetables, lavenders, ornamental grasses, perennials, annuals and herbs on the east side of the fairgrounds. Containers of [...]

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Emily Fulton-Fischer Washington County 4-H Program Coordinator Washington County 4-H youth who dedicate their time and talents through 4-H have done some pretty incredible things lately. A judging team won a trip to nationals. The Youth Teaching Youth program grew 170 percent throughout the county. Community service activities benefited a local nursing home. Youth ran [...]

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The Washington County Historical Society will bring three vintage bicycles from their collection to show at the Washington County Fair this weekend. A high-wheeled bike from the 1880s, a Dayton brand with wooden rims from the 1890s and a Schwinn from the 1960s will be on display in Building C. The bicycles were donated by [...]

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Living in the past, allowing past hurts to fester, worrying about the future . . . these are common to most people at some time. Dwelling on these thoughts for prolonged periods, however, can make people miserable but adds stress to our lives. To help people learn a healthier way, Sue Flannigan, adult nurse practitioner [...]

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