Arts & Culture

A man looks through a telescope on Astronomy Day.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is offering Public Star Party – Astronomy Day from 1-10 p.m. May 11 at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America.

It’s August, and it’s time once again to start thinking about the calendar and all the scheduling it encompasses.  It’s also a time when our gardens are inviting us to step back and savor their bounty of overflowing, beautiful, full blooms.  Before you tackle the new calendar, capture the end of

Hannah Hallahan knows that grimace well. It’s the look many people give her when she first tells them of her fascination with honey bees. “They act sort of like they have the heebie-jeebies,” Hallahan says. “I’m thinking, ‘It’s not that bad, people.

Our job isn’t getting any easier—when it comes to choosing this year’s Prep Elites from a strong pool of candidates. These students provide unique perspectives on what it means to rise up to challenges in and out of the classroom and dive into their own versions of success.

Cheryl Niebeling has a standing appointment on her calendar, and it’s been there for about six years. The Chanhassen resident regularly attends meetings of Thinking College, a nonprofit program that aims to educate parents about steps for their children to prepare for, and apply to, college.

Pamela Klinger-Horn is a literary connoisseur. “I love to read,” she says, a statement the Chanhassen resident backs up by the impressive number of books she reads every month (in June she was already on book number 84 for the year).

Baseball may be America’s official pastime, but in recent years, there’s another sport that’s gaining ground.

Even though summer is winding down, your garden still needs attention. Here are some important tips for August gardening to keep it looking its best into fall and winter.

To promote a second, late-summer flower show, cut back, shear or remove flower spikes from the following early blooming perennials: catmint, geraniums, salvia and delphiniums.

The Bridezilla stories have become clichés at this point—a stressed out bride yelling at her mother and her best friends, hysterical because the flowers are all wrong or the seating chart is messed up or …

Just when high schoolers and college students think the unbridled freedom of summer and all it offers is before them, a parent reminds/commands, “You need a summer job.”

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