Around Town

Amid the shops in downtown White Bear Lake is a little furniture store specializing in giving the old new purpose. Now the building the store occupies has gotten a facelift as well, thanks to Eli Rupnow, the building’s new owner.

On September 17, the White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) is hosting a program about Saint Hildegard of Bingen in honor of her feast day, September 17.

Why travel anywhere else, when you can enjoy a summer staycation in White Bear Lake, a city of lakes and legends? Whether you’ve lived here for 40 years or are new in town, there is plenty to explore. Here are six ideas for your summer fun fix.

Bring your pup to the fourth annual Dog Days Downtown, started in 2015 by Kim Schoonover, owner of Indulge Salon.

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate with White Bear Lake’s Marketfest and Manitou Days. Both month-long events will have a wide variety of activities sure to be fun for the whole family.

Marketfest

In the late 1980s, a special piece of Dellwood property caught real estate developer Ron Peltier’s eye. The 188-acre tract of land was originally part of James J. Hill’s empire and was passed down to his daughter and then his granddaughter, Gertrude Ffolliott.

A night of fun and food is ahead at Vadnais Heights’ Ice Cream Social, a tradition that has been going on for over 30 years. The social will be held at Berwood Park, a familiar host.

Ahh, coffee, how do we love thee?

With time, tolerance, diligence and flexibility, Melynda Harjes says anyone can make something possible, such as their own bakery.

It’s official, and sweet: Strawberry Patch, a children’s boutique shop specializing in vintage and handcrafted goods moved from Stillwater to White Bear Lake.

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