Health & Wellness

A graphic showing ways to support your community during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

As concerns about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, spread across the globe, community members right here in City Lakes are stepping up.

Cardiff D. Hall’s life changed without warning. One day, he went to work as usual in the morning, but by afternoon he no longer had a job. “That’s an event I didn’t plan for, didn’t know it was coming,” he remembers.

With gourmet appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and a wide array of games, Punch Bowl Social has gained a name for itself across the country as an “eatertainment” hub.

Every spring, when the nights are still below freezing but the days are above 40 degrees, the sap in maple trees begins running, and Westwood Hills offers maple syrup classes to preschool kids, scouts, birthday parties, schools and the public.

Arbor Day isn’t until the end of April, but St. Louis Park residents who want to ring in spring by planting trees on their property are in luck. The city’s annual tree sale is back for the ninth year.

During World War II, the Nazis sent more than 15,000 children to Terezin, a concentration camp on the outskirts of Prague. Fewer than a hundred survived.

You might know of Wayside House in St. Louis Park, but you may not know its history. Wayside House was founded in 1954 as a crisis shelter for women in poverty. As needs arose, alcohol and chemical addiction treatment programs were added.

When hard times hit, many turn to counseling for guidance. But while therapy appointments can take weeks to make, mental health crises can’t wait.

You may already have noticed the string of home furnishing stores on Excelsior Boulevard. If you’re driving west, there’s Traditions, then Habitation Design, Navab Brother Oriental Rug Co., CIEL Loft and Home and finally Woody’s Furniture Store in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center.

Finding fun ways to stay healthy and warm in the middle of a Minnesota winter can be a challenge. But St.

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