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Safety concerns rise as public fireworks canceled due to COVID-19 The State Fire Marshal Division and Minnesota firefighters are bracing for an uptick in fireworks injuries and property damage as people put on their own fireworks celebrations following the cancellation of many public shows d…

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors for the Washington County Agricultural Society voted this week to cancel the 2020 Washington County Fair which was to be held July 29 – August 2.

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Lens Flare Stillwater, a not for profit project originally funded by The Stillwater Area Community Foundation, announces its updated web site and free Loop Trail app to visitors, students, tourists and residents. This project won The Great Idea competition in 2016. The project objective prov…

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The 28th Annual 2020 Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour will not be taking place in Minnesota at the seven host studios this year. After much discussion weighing safety logistics, and the critical need for social distancing, the Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour will launch an online tour this year.

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In the very back of our game closet, where the abandoned toys retreat, we have a toy that changes shape and colors with a twist of a joint. It’s a simple toy, with no set rules, no blinking lights, no buzzers announcing failure or success. The simplicity is both mesmerizing and irritating. I…

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Lift Bridge Brewing is kicking off the festivities for St. Patrick’s Day a little early with its Irish Fest celebration on March 7. The event, which takes place at the brewery from 3 to 10 p.m., is the launch party for its seasonal Irish Coffee Stout.

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Afton native and Olympic champion Jessie Diggins will be visiting Stillwater Area High School on April 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. as part of the launch of her new memoir.

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Curling enthusiasts, aspiring curlers and those who love Minnesota winters are encouraged to come to Lily Lake this Saturday, Jan. 18 for the second annual Frozen Flannel Outdoor Curling & Bonspiel.

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Shake off winter’s chill with an evening of Baroque music and the more contemporary music it has inspired. Music Saint Croix, Stillwater’s professional chamber music ensemble, presents Baroque Reflections, Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. Warm up in the cozy setting of the Washin…

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Santa, Mrs. Claus and a few other characters will ring in the holiday season this weekend with the annual free Twinkle Party and City Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lowell Park in downtown Stillwater.

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Students at Stillwater Middle School tapped into their own rhythm Nov. 11 with a visit from professional musicians during choir class. The band Mestifonia, a classical Ibero-American band, helped children experience rhythm, dynamics and world instruments through movement and purposeful listening.

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The notoriously haunted town of Stillwater has spooks, treats and family fun in store for this Halloween. Below, the Gazette has a round up of All Hallows Eve community events.

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“The Art of Brewing” will feature a panel of local brewers talking about their inspirations for making beer along with samples from Hop and Barrel Brewing, Pitchfork Brewing, and Bobtown Brewhouse and Grill on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at The Phips Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. 

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The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a Special Candlelight Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 4th St. N., Stillwater, Minn. For information, email ccarver@trinitycl.org or call the church at 651-439-7400. The concert is …

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St. Croix Festival Theatre is proud to present “Colleen Raye: Sinatra & Company – Music from the Rat Pack Era” on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be located at Alliance Church of the Valley. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.