LEC aims to fund scholarships for four low-income elementary- and middle-school students to attend the three-day educational retreat with their classmates. Student scholarships include transportation to and from the center, room and board, and an educational program tailored to individual class size and grade level with team-building exercises, outdoor exploration, and problem-solving excursions. Each excursion will include different activities, with fifth- and seventh-grade students exploring the wilderness through mapping and geocaching, learning about beavers and bog ecology, and sleeping in cabins. The Laurentian Journey will teach seventh-grade students about orienteering, survival techniques, and group decision-making in the woods, with time for journaling and reflection.
When Max Schneiderman began his family’s business, it was a grocery store first and foremost. Then Schneiderman’s began to carry a few furniture items and slowly these grew to overshadow the cans of soup and produce until the furnishings finally swallowed the foodstuffs whole.
Now, Schneiderman's Furniture has spread from the Iron Range to spots throughout the Twin Cities. The showrooms stock local and foreign furniture from more than 100 manufacturers. Many items in stock can be customized in color and texture to match a homeowner's current obsession with plastic flamingos.
Wildwoods’ volunteers work to make a difference in animals’ lives, aiming to strengthen the bond between humans and animals, exercise compassion, and give a second chance to animals that humans have hurt through landscaping, pesticides, and the introduction of machines into a once-natural world. To that end, Wildwoods rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned animals that range from rabbits and squirrels to woodpeckers and deer. The organization provides rescued wildlife with shelter and medical care until the adolescent animals can survive in the wild. Volunteers clean the enclosures daily, medicate sick animals, and feed them specialized diets that can include hazelnuts, milk replacer, and vegetables, depending on the species and age of the animal.
• For $15, you get one month of weekly SuperKids PreSchool karate classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $50 value). • For $29, you get a monthlong membership to the UMA Karate program, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $100 value). • For $50, you get a monthlong membership to twice-weekly Dave Camarillo jiu-jitsu classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Baxter, Cross Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $120 value).
The techs at S & L Team Cleaning scour messy floors and countertops during one-time and regular cleanings. Since 1980, they have traveled to homes and commercial spaces to suck up dirt, mop up grime, and sanitize bathrooms. The comprehensive cleaning crew can ready homes for visiting houseguests or brush away the sticky residue after amateur magic shows devolve into a mess of broken eggs and scattered feathers.