Health & Wellness

Two women plank in a park

tudies show that outdoor workouts have multiple benefits, including boosting moods, releasing stress, improving self-esteem and increasing absorption of natural vitamin D, which takes a dive in the winter.

ViaWest celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Chaska on April 8.

See your favorite flicks play out on stage as local theaters tackle Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dr. Dolittle and The Wizard of Oz this summer. 

Warmth and playfulness reign in Matthew Peyton’s photo “Swinging Beauty.” While it may look as though it could be part of a portrait session, the photo was completely spontaneous.

Lock and Key
By Sarah Dessen
Recommended by Laura Carlson

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Club soda

Garnish

Lemon wheels
Fresh rosemary
Fresh thyme

Preparation

Grab a blanket, some snacks and plenty of bug spray, and pack up the family
for an outdoor movie. We found a variety of great free flicks at a park near
you.

Whether you’re geocaching or looking for a perfect picnic spot, there’s a 2-acre
open space near the Watermark development in Victoria that’s worth seeking out.
The city-owned land is surrounded by wetlands, offering beautiful views and

Two seasonal exhibits complement the beauty of summer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Chanhassen artist Danlye Jones has a knack for taking a personal story and creating a meaningful work of art. “I love to work on a project with parameters,” says the painter, who often collaborates with clients on special commissions.

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