PERSPECTIVES - Woodbury - South Maplewood

Wed
10
Apr

Crossing the River: From the war-torn jungles of Vietnam to the tranquil lakes of Minnesota


Moua, third from left in the top row, with his wife Mai Yia, second from right in the top row, and their extended family. (submitted photos)

T. Cher Moua’s recently published book, “Crossing the River (One Man’s Journey from Darkness to Light)” is more than just an incredible story of escaping a war - it’s a personal journey from which everyone can glean valuable insights.

Fri
05
Apr

'Rehab Addict' host Nicole Curtis transforms local house


This spring, viewers of “Rehab Addict” have been watching host Nicole Curtis restore this 1,264-square-foot house, which was built in 1889 on the East Side of St. Paul.

One East Side home full of memories gets brought back to life, soul intact

Tue
02
Apr

Tapping our love of maple syrup


The tree-tap device is put into the tree when the day temperatures are starting to climb above 32 degrees and the nights are still below freezing. That’s when the boxelder tree sap starts to flow. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Last week, the only thing I knew about pure maple syrup was that I liked it on pancakes, and that it somehow came from the sap of maple trees.
It’s hard to imagine how a liquid can come from a solid tree. Now, after reading the new book “Modern Maple” by Teresa Marrone of Minneapolis and attending a talk she gave at the Minnesota History Center, my knowledge of maple syrup has expanded a great deal.

Mon
25
Mar

Get fired up for dinner without the crowded oven


Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze

Looking to put a delicious twist on your Easter meal? Try cooking ham on the grill.  It’s easy to fire up your feast with this Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze recipe. Don’t have a grill?

Mon
25
Mar

Everything’s rosy with this layer cake

With this recipe from the experts at Wilton, even novice bakers can proudly say, “I made it from scratch,” as they present this gorgeous cake to guaranteed oohs and aahs.

Mon
25
Mar

Try some new fare on your Easter feasters

Perhaps it’s the promise of spring around the corner that has cooks looking for new ways to spice up Easter meals.

Tue
12
Mar

‘Sisterhood of War:’ Nurses who served in Vietnam will tell their story


Kim Heikkila’s book “Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam” focuses on nurses who served during the war. (Vonny Rohloff/Review)

March is Women's History Month, and the Ramsey County Branch Library in Roseville is celebrating it with programs about some of the more interesting aspects of being an American female.
The one that caught my editor's attention was historian Kim Heikkila's talk on her book "Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam." She knew immediately that I would have a particular interest in the topic since I worked for Special Services in Vietnam during the war. It provided recreation programs for U.S. servicemen.

Wed
27
Feb

Halbrehder nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year


Linda Baumeister/Review State Teacher of the Year nominee Barb Halbrehder, teaching physical education at Tartan, has been with District 622 for decades, starting with her own years as a student at Tartan.

When former Tartan Activities Director Lee Alger heard the news that a Tartan coach and physical education teacher had been nominated as a possible candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, his response was, “Wow! That’s great! That’s not at all bad for a phy ed teacher. It’s well deserved.” 

Wed
25
May

Edgerton principal chosen for national award

A poster of a Hmong general hangs on the wall inside Edgerton Elementary School. Gen. Vang Pao, who led Hmong soldiers against Communist forces in Vietnam, is holding a book, encouraging kids to read.

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