Leisure & Lifestyle

Fri
08
Jun

Ignorance is not bliss when it concerns your health: Knowing your risk for chronic diseases can help you stay well

Do you know anyone with heart disease or diabetes? Do you have a chronic disease yourself?

Nearly half of the U.S. population has at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease or diabetes.

Fri
08
Jun

Protect your home with these summer maintenance tips

A home is one of life's most important investments. Keeping it properly maintained can help reduce the risk of a loss and help ensure the safety and well being of friends and family. Follow these tips to prepare your home for warmer weather and to keep it safe year-round:

Mon
04
Jun

Better living through better eating: Eat More Vegetables tells it all

If we want to gain better health from better eating, (and who doesn't?), "Eat More Vegetables: Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce" is the book to read, and then follow the recipes to serve appealing, nutritious meals.

Tue
29
May

Take care with transplanted, newly-planted trees

A critical factor affecting the survival of newly planted trees is post-planting care. It is important to remember that digging and transplanting a tree involves what amounts to a very severe injury to its root system.

Tue
29
May

Heat's coming - are you ready?

It's been a while since the July 17-19 2011 heat wave in Minnesota, when temperatures hit 97 degrees Fahrenheit and dew points rose into the mid-80s, leading to a record-breaking, miserable couple of days. But it was memorable.

Tue
29
May

Bring a little 'Jack Frost' to summer gardens

The Perennial Plant Association's 2012 "plant of the year" is the "Jack Frost' brunnera macrophylla, described as a silvery, mounding ground cover that thrives in shady conditions like those favored by hosta.

Wed
23
May

Washington County campgrounds open for season

The campgrounds at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park in Washington County opened for the season April 27. The modern campground at Lake Elmo Park Reserve has 80 campsites with electricity. Modern restrooms, showers, playground and a dump station are available.

Tue
22
May

St. Paul Hiking Club

The St. Paul Hiking Club announces these June hikes:

• Sunday, June 3 - 2:30 p.m. - Meet in the parking lot on the south side of Crosby Lake farm, off Shepard and Gannon roads for a hike on Shepard Road and park trails.

Fri
18
May

Make summer vacation happy with simple safety tips

Summer is officially underway and if you're planning on traveling in the next few weeks, you'll have a lot of company.

Fri
18
May

Environment-friendly tips offered for opening the cabin

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reminds cabin owners of some environmentally-friendly tips to keep in mind when preparing for another summer of fun at the lake.

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