Arts & Culture

Baking sourdough bread. Doing puzzles. Getting puppies. Add crafting to the list of trends we’ve seen uptick during the pandemic, and you get the appeal of Create Space. Not everyone has ample space at home to get creative, and that’s just what the shop provides.

Day at the Beach (Memorial Beach in Winter)

On a sunny winter day, Lauren Meyer, who placed first in our 2020 Lens on the Lake Photo Contest, snapped her winning photo. We spoke with Meyer about Day at the Beach (Memorial Beach in Winter), to find out what inspired her to get this shot.  

White Bear Center for the Arts

The White Bear Center for the Arts has expanded its space. Stemming from an initial need for more parking and additional square footage for the popular clay classes, the center has added to its atrium space, gallery and created two rooms dedicated to clay classe

High-end wine cellars

Hearing “wine cellar” might conjure old movie images of a candlelit trip down dark, musty stairs to a crumbling stone cave. That was then; this is now. Hagstrom Builder has been building custom homes since 1962, and it’s seeing a fresh, new trend in wine cellars.

produce garden

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

movies in the park

Established as a way to showcase both White Bear Lake’s public amenities and its community, Polar Lakes Park’s final installment of this year’s “Movies in the Park” will take place on the second Saturday of September.

White Bear area kitchen remodel

Wanting to bring a late 1980s time capsule of a kitchen back to the future, this White Bear Lake area homeowner was able to achieve a space that is modern, homey and welcoming.

teen looking at college applications

Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. Touring your dream school, shopping for your dorm and filling out applications are all milestones in your college preparation process.

I’ve fallen in love with Fredrik Backman’s writing the same way he states in this book he wants his son to fall in love with words. “Like whirlwinds in your head. Like a punch to the gut.”

home front entryway

Walk through your front door and try to visualize it as a guest; what do you notice? Do your eyes land on a pretty focal point? A common mistake in foyers is a lack of artwork or interesting features.

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