• A group of Glendale Elementary first-graders in Cheryl Holst’s class dig through and examine pond water, searching for pond life, Glendale Environmental Education Festival at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center.

  • Hunter Merkle, 16, of Prior Lake took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather in January 2011 at the Skate Park in Savage.

  • Residents of Savage dropped off hundreds of appliances on Savage Recycling Day, including TVs, which (from left) Austin Scherer, Mike Dotson, Mike Flanders, Zac Isaak and Chad Issak from Certified Appliance Recycling, loaded onto a trailer.

  • Katelyn Mathews points to the portrait that was painted nearly a year ago of her mother, Heather Mathews, holding her. The portrait by artist Patricia Kness was one of 104 paintings displayed at Savage Art Studios and Gallery during the “Faces of Savage” exhibit last spring.