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Sparks! Social Enterprise Camp – June 19 – 23, 2017

What’s a Social Enterprise?  A “social enterprise” is a unique type of business created to both make money AND make a difference (one great example of a local social enterprise run by students is Love Your Melon).  At Sparks! Camp you’ll work with other students to create your own social…

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2016 Grants Support Youth Mental Health from Birth through Junior High

In any given year approximately 13% – 20% percent of children and youth under the age of 18 will experience a mental health disorder. With this statistic from the Center for Disease Control in mind, the Stillwater Area Foundation recently issued financial grants to three different organizations that are addressing…

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Stillwater Area Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals for Mental Health Services

Stillwater, Minn. – The Stillwater Area Foundation (SAF) is pleased to announce that they will be accepting grant proposals this year from nonprofit mental health services organizations within the greater Stillwater area, which covers approximately the same area as school District 834. The deadline for submission of proposals will be…

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A Stillwater time machine: New app will show what city looked like in the past

Published June 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm By Kim Thompson, Contributing Writer Imagine standing on the North Hill river bluff overlooking the modern condominiums there, and then being allowed to view the once-present territorial prison, warden’s house and manual labor complex from the exact same angle using your phone. Supplemental…

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Here’s a great idea for Stillwater: See it now, see it then

By Mary Divine | mdivine@pioneerpress.com May 26, 2016 Robert Molenda knows a great idea when he hears one. When Molenda learned about a new interactive mobile application for sharing historical photos and videos, he immediately thought about using it in Stillwater. Molenda is this year’s winner of the Stillwater Area…

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Giant sculptures take up residence in Stillwater, Hastings

By Mary Divine | mdivine@pioneerpress.com June 2, 2016 The news from downtown Stillwater, Wednesday morning: A dragonfly landed on North Main Street, a chokecherry tree was planted on the pedestrian plaza near Lowell Park, and two ballerinas twirled down South Main Street. “This is gorgeous. Very, very nice,” said Stillwater Township…

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GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE Winners, Honors Students

The Stillwater Area Foundation Announces its 4th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE Winners, Honors Students The Stillwater Area Foundation is pleased to announce that Robert Molenda of Pivot Stillwater is the winner of the fourth annual $10,000 Great Idea Award, which was presented at the Foundation’s annual reception and fundraiser at…

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Final Deadline Fast Approaching for the 4th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE

The 4th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE deadline is quickly approaching. The Stillwater Area Foundation will be accepting applications through April 15, 2016.   How can the Challenge’s $10,000 grant help you bring your innovative GREAT IDEA to life to enhance our community’s quality of life, strengthen local connections and enhance community…

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Stillwater Area Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Awards

The Stillwater Area Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of its most recent competitive grant program.  This winter, the Stillwater Area Foundation awarded $7,000 to four organizations in the Stillwater area through its competitive grants program. “Our competitive grants are meant to enhance the quality of life for Stillwater…

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Great Idea Challenge 2016

Do you (or someone you know) have an idea that will make the Stillwater Area an even better place to live, work and play? The Stillwater Area includes: Lake Elmo, Bayport, Marine-on-St. Croix, Oak Park Heights, West Lakeland Township, Stillwater Township and Stillwater. The Stillwater Area Foundation’s 4th Annual Great…

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