Leisure & Lifestyle

Tue
15
Jul

Fly, fish and float at Lake of the Ozarks


photos by Pamela O’Meara

At the Lake of the Ozarks, a great blue heron flies near the bluffs on the shore near the blooming redbud trees.

Jack Uxa of Jack’s Guide Service beams as he holds up two largemouth bass he caught in Lake of the Ozarks.

This colorful salad of chicken, tomatoes, corn and black beans was featured at H. Toad’s Bar and Grill at Camden on the Lake Resort.

In the early 1900s, a wealthy Kansas City businessman chose a hilltop near Lake of the Oaarks to build a sprawling retreat resembling a European castle. Years later the castle caught fire and only the stone ruins remain in what is now Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

The green leaves against the turquoise water are found at the scenic spring in Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

Like over 2,400 people before them, Susan and Steve Pollack renewed their wedding vows in the spectacular Bridal Cave near the Lake of the Ozarks.

For years, friends have been talking about their boating, fishing and wine tasting trips to the beautiful resort area of the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri, and I wanted to go, too.

Mon
14
Jul

Ramsey House “date night” programs discover depth of Victorian life


Minnesota Historical Society tour guides and volunteers introduced visitors to Victorian superstitions at Ramsey After Dark on Friday, June 13, a fitting date for the event. (submitted photos)

History Happy Hour visitors learn about popular art and culture of the Victorian era.

The popular History Happy Hour event packs the parlor at the Ramsey House.

Young ladies dress up in Victorian outfits to learn about Victorian fashion, etiquette, dancing and poise at the Finishing School for Young Ladies summer day camp.

History can be a mystery! This young visitor to the Ramsey House uses his timeline map to explore history at the Time Capsule for Kids program.

Children can explore a year in the life of the Ramsey family at the Time Capsule for Kids program.

Secrets revealed at Ramsey After Dark program

Thu
10
Jul

Easy ways to get healthier, from the inside out


Exercise is a key element in maintaining a healthy lifestyle as you age. Try going for a bike ride on local trails, walking with friends or canoeing on a nearby lake. Participating in competitive events, like a race, is a great way to stay motivated to train and stay active. Here, runners and walkers ages 5 to 71 take part in the 2014 Run for Roses 5K event during Roseville’s annual Rosefest celebration June 28. (Linda E. Andersen/Review staff)

Heart health should be a year-round consideration for anybody looking to lead a healthy life.

While that may sound like a daunting task, better heart health can be possible with a few steps in the right direction.

Mon
07
Jul

Tips for using painkillers safely


Take steps to learn more about the prescriptions you take, and their possible consequences. (Eugene Comstock - ThinkStock.com)

With so much talk about drug use in America, you may not realize that some of the most potentially dangerous drugs are sitting right in many home medicine cabinets.

Thu
03
Jul

State health officials offer six simple steps to make summer swimming safe

A few basic precautions can help keep families healthy and happy at the pool and beach.

Mon
30
Jun

These patriotic cookies will shine at any Independence Day party

Looking to add a few more stars to your stars-and-stripes celebration? Try baking a batch of these Lemon Star Cookies with Fresh Berries to add a dash of red, white and blue to your Fourth of July festivities.

Thu
19
Jun

LBJ signs ‘bill of the century’


The Texas White House is where President Lyndon Johnson met with members of Congress and world leaders in the 15 months total he spent at his family home outside Fredericksburg, Texas. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

LBJ’s Texas White House office was a comfortable place to work while he was away from Washington, D.C. There was a desk as well for his press secretary, Bill Moyers. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

LBJ’s bedroom has a massage table for his back problems, which is also the place he had a massive heart attack and died in 1973. Because he used to have visitors in the master bedroom, Lady Bird got tired of pulling the covers up over her head, so they built separate rooms. Their clothing still fills the closets. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Fifty years ago on July 2, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act which was sometimes called the “bill of the century” and a continuation of President John Kennedy’s initiative.

Thu
19
Jun

‘Echoes of Evil’


Eileen Bridgeman Biernat is the celebrated author of “Stalking Mary” and “Echoes of Evil.”

“Echoes of Evil” is a psychological thriller that follows psychologist Susan McNealy as she unearths the dark secrets of her husband’s family.

New Brighton author pens psychological thriller
Celebrated local author Eileen Bridgeman Biernat pens a new mystery, “Echoes of Evil,” a psychological thriller based in a true story.

Tue
17
Jun

50th reunion brings back memories of war, music, social change


The 17 students from the Barrett High School class of1964 and student advisor Chuck Nicholi, center back, could not imagine all the changes that would take place in the 50 years after graduation.

Left, Connie Hanson, Kathy Ehlers (deceased), Christi Sumstead, and Vonny Rohloff, 1964 Barrett High School graduates, played in the clarinet quartet 50 years ago.

Three gals from the Barrett High School class of 1964 relax with their dads (all deceased) after baccalaureate. Left, Gerald and Connie Hanson, Chester and Marilyn Anderson and Edwin and Vonny Rohloff.

Taking a selfie in 1964 in a photo booth are from left: Connie Hanson, Vonny Rohloff and Marilyn Anderson.

The Barrett High School class of 1964 homecoming candidates were left, Connie Hanson, Vonny Rohloff, Marilyn Anderson and Christy Sumstad. Christy was crowned the queen.

Long time friends and classmates Connie Hanson and Vonny Rohloff enjoy their casual summer after high school graduation in 1964.

In September 1963, 17 enthusiastic students began their final year of high school in Barrett, Minnesota, with one goal in mind: to graduate.

Tue
03
Jun

Roseville author wins Midwest Book Award


Roseville author Mary Clare Lockman recently won a Midwest Book Award in the young adult fiction category for her 2013 novel, “They’re Always With You.”

“They’re Always With You” is Lockman’s third publication. The book, which is set in Red Wing, Minn., in 1970, opens a window into a young girl’s life as she unravels her family’s secrets.

A decade ago, a one-page writing assignment inspired a student to write a book. The student spent years gathering information, writing, rewriting and editing pages into a 200-page book, finally publishing it last year.

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