My name is Barb Yarusso. I was born in Duluth, and grew up mainly in Columbia Heights. My husband, Dave, and I have lived in Shoreview since 1991. We have 3 grown children. Our family has enjoyed the great parks, bike trails, and library in the area. We've also enjoyed camping and canoeing in the State Parks throughout the state. Dave and I take advantage of the many cultural opportunities in the Twin Cities, including orchestra concerts, theater, and ballroom dancing. We enjoy travel, and I always try to learn at least a little bit of the languages spoken in the countries we visit. My hobbies include vegetable gardening, cooking, pottery, and weaving.