Arts & Culture

This year’s “Raise the Curtain” gala held on May 23 exceeded its goal by raising $65,000. Entertainment included Don Eidel on guitar and singers Quinn Shadko and Austin Lewis with Blake Brauer on piano.

A woman sits reading a book on her newly-remodeled porch

Whether you’re building a home from the blueprints of your dreams or remodeling a house to suit your family’s needs and wants, we want to help you relax.

A row of catamarans float on White Bear Lake as the sun sets in the background.

White Bear Lake resident Jim Delesha captured this image, which took second place in our 2018 Lens on the Lake photo contest in the Activities & Events category.

Two children take piano lessons through a partnership with the MacPhail Center for Music.

MacPhail’s reach extends far beyond Minneapolis to offer music education programs through community and school partnerships developed to serve the needs of learners in all life stages.

"P.O.W: Pastor’s Other Wife" author Rebecca Fjelland Davis sits on her bicycle

Rebecca Fjelland Davis is not only an acclaimed author and a professor—she is one tough woman.

Lakota chef Sean Sherman, owner of catering service The Sioux Chef, speaks at Century College

Sherman co-owns the catering company Sioux Chef and won a the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," which he wrote with Beth Dooley.

Helen Nelson’s “Cityscape”, Art, Painting, White Bear Lake, Around Town

In this issue, we present the work of White Bear Lake Area High School student Helen Nelson. Nelson’s painting is titled “Pillsbury” (Acrylic on board, 2018).

The VHEDC Awards Banquet at Jimmy’s Event Center featured Liwanag Ojala, CEO of CaringBridge, as the keynote speaker. The dinner celebrates the Northeast Metro’s economic vitality and commitment to the community, says executive director Ling Becker.  

A dog daydreams in 2018 Lens on the Lake photo "Dreamer"

“Dreamer” is our pick for this month’s Last Glance. “Dreamer” took third place in our 2018 Lens on the Lake photo contest

A painting of a yellow lab, "Murray," by White Bear Lake High School senior Anika Dahl

In this issue, we’re happy to share “Murray,” the work of Anika Dahl, a White Bear Lake High School senior.

Book recommendations, the Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale is stuffed with Russian folklore, medieval social hierarchies, the vagaries of rural Russian life, and the conflict between the Orthodox Church and ancient folk religion.

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