Opinion
By Bob Ramsey Guest Columnist Recently, the senior community where I live celebrated “Wellness Week” with a series of activities around the theme “License to Play.” As part of the program, Wellness Director Heidi Johnston asked me to speak on “Vital Aging.” That triggered an “aha” mo...Read More
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By Jim Vaughan Guest Columnist Invasive species are here! Invasive species are here! No, this is not a new phenomenon but an old one that is expanding every day. I want to update you on the status of some invasive species populations in St. Louis Park. It seems my days are filled with invasive speci...Read More
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By Bob Ramsey Guest Columnist Like many seniors, attending funerals has almost become a way of life for my wife and me. As a friend once said, “If it weren’t for doctor’s appointments and funerals, I wouldn’t have any social life at all.” This got me to wondering what are funerals for? Fun...Read More
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Dear Hopkins and Minnetonka readers: By the time you read this edition, I will have transitioned to a new position within Sun Newspapers. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the countless people in the community who have helped me since joining the Hopkins-Minnetonka Sun Sailor in February 20...Read More
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Overwhelmed caregivers, but great promise, too by deb taylor guest columnist I was surprised recently to read that Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen had turned 65. This age benchmark for the legendary rocker reminds us that the years have a way of sneaking up on us. A new AARP study has found that ha...Read More
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The red and gold leaves crunch under my feet, and I anticipate the annual task of raking. A feeling of satisfaction arises. It’s not that I revel in the healthy exercise one gets from wrestling shifting armloads into slippery trash bags. Or the comforting sound of the rake scraping over the ground...Read More
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