William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009.
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Delaney Bourgoin has become the face of Advancement Via Individual Determination at South Washington Alternative High School. Or the first face, anyway.
Washington County is caught in the middle of a messy divorce.
This interactive toy Josh Mozingo created for his 2-year-old daughter, Kaelee, doesn’t have flashing lights or a touch screen. “Monkey Do Good” is a children’s book that comes with a monkey costume that preschoolers can wear while they read. The suit is the same one that is worn by the book’s resourceful girl hero, who wakes up in the crook of a tree in the jungle and ends up helping the animals who live there.
Frustrated with a lack of state transit funding, Washington and four other counties are expected to dissolve their nine-year transit partnership Friday.
A proposed change to the state's records retention law has Washington County officials concerned.
Park High School held its first History Day in 15 years.
Three properties on the proposed Gold Line bus-rapid transit route will be assessed to determine if they are historically significant, and therefore more sensitive to the environmental effects of the project.
Woodbury Anyone who thought that Saturday's mild weather would make the Polar Plunge less painful was in for a shock. Sure, the temperatures inched into the 40s. But that was cold comfort to the 550 jumpers who hurled themselves into the frigid waters of Carver Lake to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. The deceptively warm air may have left many unprepared for the heart-stopping jolt of a full-body arctic baptism.
The possible presence of a threatened species means that a small part of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park capital improvement project must take place on bat time. Starting next month, crews from S & A Land Clearing will begin cutting down select trees in the county park. Washington County commissioners approved a contract for the work Feb. 7. The trees must be removed before new road and trail construction — part of a major renovation that will close the park for a year — can commence.
Spanish. Chinese. French. None of these second language courses truly spoke to Park High School senior Anna Wetteland. “When I took Spanish and Chinese, it never stuck with me,” she said. Instead, she enrolled as a freshman in the American Sign Language class taught by Park staff Barb Barrett and Sondra Koster. “It just kind of made sense,” Wetteland, 17, said. “I knew what I wanted to do in the future.”