Every week this baseball season, we will announce Stillwater Area Baseball Weekly Award Winners here on Stillwater Current.
Here’s our weekly award winners for the week of May 14. The Stillwater Motors Players of the Week goes to Parker Gilchrest, who pitched a no-hitter inning with three strike outs. He also hit his first home run!
The Rivertown Fall Art Festival has been popular and well attended in the Midwest, attracting more than 10,000 people from MN and Western WI. Located in beautiful
historic downtown Stillwater along the scenic St. Croix River, this popular event features over 150 artisans showcasing specialty hand-crafted items. This juried show includes artist mediums of all kinds including paper, painting, pottery, metal, wood and jewelry.
May is Mental Health Month and is the time to bring awareness and discussion to the 20+ men and women serving in our armed forces who are completing suicide each and every day. Through their mission, Operation:23 to 0, a local, hands on nonprofit organization, hopes to raise awareness to this epidemic and offer resources to those fighting. Their mission of being available 24/7, bringing awareness, and hosting events such as Ruck walks throughout the Midwest, Operatio
n 23 to 0 hopes to grow their mission and with the help of local businesses and families throughout the community and are holding their first benefit concert.
Stillwater school board member, Paula O’Loughlin, is running for Minnesota House Representative in District 39B. Here’s why I won’t be supporting her:
In May 2015, the voters of Stillwater passed a $100 million school bond which promised, among other things, improvements to every district elementary school. A few months later, the district proposed to instead close three schools. They called this plan BOLD (Building Opportunities to Learn and Discover). Soon after the announcement of the district’s BOLD plan, I posted a thank you on Facebook, listing a few Main Street businesses that had made public declarations against the plan. Continue Reading →
The St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks Special Olympics Team need Polar Plungers. Are you brave enough? This a great fundraiser for the team and it is not too late to sign up, we plunge on Feb. 10, 2018. Continue Reading →
Stillwater Area Public Schools is planning for early release from class Monday in anticipation of a dumping of snow. “Due to heavy snowfall expected to occur throughout the day on Monday, we are anticipating that students will be released from school early and all evening activities will be canceled on Jan. 22,” a post on the district’s website reads. “At this time, we are planning for the school day to begin at the normal time, but buses will depart for afternoon routes at 12:35 p.m. for middle and high school students, and at 2 p.m. for elementary students. We will continue to monitor the weather overnight, and if we feel conditions are unsafe for morning travel we will notify families of further scheduling changes as early as possible. Continue Reading →
A 20-year-old Stillwater man is dead and another man is in custody after a shooting Friday night in the 100 block of Bayberry Court in Stillwater. At about 7 p.m., Jan. 19, Stillwater Police were called to Lakeview Hospital on the report of a gunshot victim, Stillwater Police Chief John Gannaway said in a news release. The victim, Charles O’Connell, 20, was pronounced dead a short time later. O’Connell was transported to Lakeview by private vehicle. Continue Reading →
The Washington County Historical Society’s annual Winter Ice Cream Social is happening Saturday, Jan. 20 at Lowell Park. The Winter Ice Cream Social is from noon to 4 p.m., with forecasts calling for temps in the mid 30s. Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop will be serving ice cream. There will also be free coffee, chili for a nominal fee, and of course, a bonfire. All funds raised from this event benefit the Washington County Historical Society. Continue Reading →
One of downtown Stillwater’s most beloved restaurants is closing this weekend. Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar will close on Saturday. “Being a part of this town is so important to me,” Chef Shawn Smalley said. “Everyone has been so supportive and so cool.”
Smalley said a “conflict about the lease” is the reason his restaurant is closing, but he’s “thankful for the opportunity” the landlords have given him over the years for leasing him the space on the south end of Main Street. “I’ve wanted to own a bar in this town since I was 18,” Smalley said. Continue Reading →
Washington County Parks is hosting a series of guided fitness hikes in 2018. The one-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. The first guided trail hike of 2018 will be from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The guided hikes start at the Nordic Center. Continue Reading →