Welcome to the May/June 2024 Issue

Welcome to the May/June 2024 Issue

A few years ago, in a moment of fascination and a bit of boredom, I flipped on the TV show Tidying up with Marie Kondo. It was well past the show’s height—when Kondo’s method permeated daily conversation. I was late to the game and, I think, too late to really...
Scruff Life Photography Specializes in Pet Portraits

Scruff Life Photography Specializes in Pet Portraits

Photographer has devoted her career to capturing pets and their humans. Photographer Lauren Joarnt often has her hands full with her clients. They must be on a leash. They sometimes drool, and they’ll even occasionally let out a bark. But they’re the most loveable...
“Birding to Change the World”

“Birding to Change the World”

This time of year always puts me in the mood for books that feed the excitement to spend as many hours as possible outside again. Birding to Change the World by Trish O’Kane is an informative and heartfelt memoir of an “accidental ornithologist” whose path led her...
Life on the Road With Ad-Van-Tures Over 50

Life on the Road With Ad-Van-Tures Over 50

Tracey Tischler shares her van life adventures to inspire the over-50 crowd. Tracey Tischler is embracing life’s second half in a big way: on the road. In late 2021, the then-56-year-old White Bear Lake resident left behind suburban life and embarked on an adventure...
Marketfest 2024 Is Nearly Here

Marketfest 2024 Is Nearly Here

Theme weeks bring a unique element to Marketfest. Marketfest is nearly here! Starting in early June, each Thursday will bring a dazzling display of vendors, activities and entertainment to downtown White Bear Lake—with a unique thematic twist on Fourth Street. “There...
Bloody Mary Burgers

Bloody Mary Burgers

Make Mother’s or Father’s Day brunch extra special with these over-the-top burgers inspired by the classic cocktail. The flavor-packed patty provides the perfect foil to the best part of a Bloody Mary: an impressive skewer of tasty garnishes. Bloody Mary Burgers Makes...
Little Dynamo

Little Dynamo

Award-winning photo captures summertime fun. On a warm summer evening at the Schneeweis family home—a cherished spot that’s been passed down for generations—Jane Schneeweis captured this photo of her grandchildren jumping off the dock on the east shore of White Bear...
Meet the Off the Edge Dragon Boat Team

Meet the Off the Edge Dragon Boat Team

Local dragon boat team pursues paddling synchronicity. A four-person rowing shell and a 20-person dragon boat are each 40 feet long. Oars propel rowing shells; paddles move dragon boats. Biggest difference? “You face forward in a dragon boat, and you can see where...
Styling for Airport Travel

Styling for Airport Travel

When it comes to travel and airport style, striking the right balance between fashion and comfort is key to making a stylish statement. Airport style has evolved beyond professional and restrictive styles with fashion-forward travelers embracing looks that seamlessly...
Welcome to the March/April 2024 Issue

Welcome to the March/April 2024 Issue

In this day and age, there are many who wonder whether something’s been lost. Towns aren’t as safe anymore. Neighbors aren’t as helpful as they used to be. Society is worse off than it was before. I was listening to a podcast recently that discussed these “persistent...

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