Tween Used Book Sale at the Stillwater Public Library

The Friends of the Stillwater Public Library as well as the library’s teen and tween volunteers are hosting a special tween used book sale from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm in the teen area of the library. Join us for this fun sale, and find a treasure to take home or to give a friend. For more information about this event and other library events, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Public Services Desk or visit our website at Continue Reading →

Snowmen and Snowflakes at the Stillwater Public Library!

Winter is in the air at the Stillwater Public Library. Join us for “Second Saturday” on December 10 at 10:30 am for “Snowmen and Snowflakes,” a winter-themed family storytime and craft. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information about this program and other library events, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Public Services Desk or visit our website at Continue Reading →

Stillwater Elks Support Local Nonprofit Organizations with Christmas Tree Sale

Big shout out to the Stillwater Elks Lodge for donating 10 fresh Christmas trees to Youth Advantage families again this year! The Elks sell fresh Christmas trees at the tennis courts at Lily Lake Park; please consider buying your tree from them. They use this sale as a fundraiser to support many organizations, including Youth Advantage. The Elks provide a summer week-long overnight camp up near Brainerd where 10-14 of our clients get to experience camp, often for the first time. They provide a generous financial donation directly to Youth Advantage as well as putting on a soccer shoot-out and basketball hoop-shoot contest each year for kids in the Stillwater area where winners can advance to a national contest. Continue Reading →

Holiday Boutique

Annual Christmas Boutique- St. Jude of the Lake, Mahtomedi

Enjoy good company while working on your Christmas shopping list! There will be Butter braid samples, and Heggies pizzas and drinks for sale. Shop from homemade crafts, to cards, candles, school spirit wear, and jewelry, soaps, essential oils, skin care, Baked Goods. Where: St. Continue Reading →

Twinkle Party and Stillwater’s Christmas Tree Lighting is Saturday

Downtown Stillwater’s Twinkle Party and Christmas Tree lighting is happening from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Lowell Park. Celebrate the official lighting of Stillwater’s Christmas tree, with music by the Teddy Bear Band, free coffee, cocoa, cookies, popcorn and fireworks. Due to the construction for winter events Hockey Day Minnesota and the Ice Castles in Lowell Park this year, there will not be a Twinkle parade along the river. Instead there will be a Twinkle Party happening around the Christmas tree near the Pedestrian Plaza and at the Gazebo. Continue Reading →

Funeral Arrangements Set for Jan Spreeman

Funeral arrangements have been set for Jan Spreeman, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and Stillwater educator. He was 70. Spreeman passed away Nov. 21 from an aggressive form of lung cancer. A celebration open house will be held from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, December 4 at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. Continue Reading →

Holidays in Stillwater: Watch for Santa on a Fire Truck, Downtown Deals & State Parks are Free on Black Friday

Who is ready to see Santa? Santa will be escorted throughout town Friday morning (Nov. 25) by local firefighters and police. Santa will be touring Bayport, Stillwater and Oak Park Heights Friday morning — so be sure to listen for the sirens. If you’re in downtown Stillwater, Santa is expected to ride down Main Street on a fire truck at about 9:45 – 10 a.m.

After grabbing your early morning Black Friday deals, swing downtown for some Sleepyhead Doorbusters with downtown stores opening at 9 a.m. with holiday shopping specials, deals and refreshments. Continue Reading →

Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse

Start the holidays early this year with the Victorian Christmas at the Washington County Historic Courthouse this weekend, November 18th-20th. The Friday night Gala Fundraiser is the perfect date night, with Lift Bridge beer samples, wine from Domacin Wine Shop, hors d’oeuvres and desserts from many area caterers and restaurants, including Lake Elmo Inn and Event Center. Vendors offering hand-crafted items for sale means holiday shopping is done early! Fantastic door prizes from Rivertown Inn, South Hill Vintage, The Wedge & Wheel, also including a Kindle Fire, and gift cards from area businesses will also be drawn on the night of the Gala! Reservations are $40 per person/$70 for two in advance, $50 per person at the door. Continue Reading →

Election Results: Strivland, Ptacek and Pelletier Win Seats on Stillwater School Board

Incumbent Mike Ptacek, and newcomers Sara Strivland and Jennifer Pelletier have been elected to serve on the Stillwater Area Public Schools Board of Education, according to preliminary Election results from the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Both Ptacek and Stivland oppose the closure of Marine, Oak Park and Withrow elementary schools and have said they would seek to reverse the BOLD proposal. During her campaign, Pelletier has said she would not seek to reverse BOLD. Continue Reading →

Veterans Day: Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop Honors Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members with Free Meal

Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop is honoring Veterans and active-duty service personnel with a free meal on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  This is the ninth year that the restaurant has held the event. At 11 am local Veterans will proceed from the Stillwater American Legion Post 48 through downtown Stillwater ending at the corner of Main St. and Chestnut, near the restaurant. Stillwater Veterans Day Ceremony is Friday at Veterans Memorial

The Stillwater Police will halt traffic and the Color Guard will perform their traditional ceremony including a bugler performing “Taps,” a short prayer and a 21-gun salute. Continue Reading →

Election Results: Stillwater School Board, City Council and State Representatives

Welcome to the 2016 Election Results Page for Stillwater Current. We’ll have live updates on local races right here, so check back. Election results are posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Incumbents Sen. Karin Housley, Rep. Bob Dettmer and Rep. Kathy Lohmer all have big leads with a majority of the precincts reporting. Stillwater Area Public School Board (elect 3)

With all precincts reporting, Jennifer Pelletier, Mike Ptacek and Sarah Stivland have won the three seats on the Stillwater Area School Board. Continue Reading →

Sara’s Tipsy Pies: A Perfect Crust and Just the Right Amount of Alcohol

Isn’t pie the best? Especially when it is straight out of the oven, still warm and filling the house with sweet, fruity smells. The way to tell a great pie from a garbage pie is the crust. It should have a nice bite to it, a little crispiness. Lackluster pie is all too common, like most frozen pie from the grocery store, once you bake it up in the oven, you are most certainly going to be disappointed with soggy crust and a mediocre filling. Continue Reading →

Authors Rewrite Themselves as Models in Library Foundation’s Style Speaks Volumes

“Libraries are the latest fashion for the brain,” according to E. Jean Carroll, award-winning advice columnist for worldwide fashion magazine, Elle. Authors Tim Brady, Beth Dooley, Erin Hart, Dean Hovey, Julie Kramer, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Thomas Maltman, Faith Sullivan, and Wendy Webb will rewrite themselves as models at Style Speaks Volumes III, November 14 and 15, an event fashioned to raise funds for the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. Both days the authors will model women’s fashions from Sash and men’s styles from Matt + Nate: Men’s Life. Style. during lunch at Revé Bistro and Bar. Continue Reading →

Stillwater Public Library’s Annual Friends Fall Used Book Sale is November 9-12

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a treat at the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library’s Annual Fall Used Book Sale on November 9-12, 2016. The Book Sale is the Friends’ most important fundraiser, and proceeds go to support the materials and programs at the library. A preview sale will be offered to members of the Friends group only on Wednesday, November 9 from 5:00 pm–7:30 pm. Not a member? Join at the door. Continue Reading →