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POSTED Friday, May 3

We are happy to report that Darby, the adorable Yellow Labrador Retriever featured in our May issue, has found his forever home! White Bear Lake Magazine hit mailboxes last week and after seeing Darby’s adorable mug in the article, a wonderful couple reached out to Second Chance Animal Rescue to see if he was still available...he was! Now that really is 'a new leash on life.' Happy forever home, sweet Darby!  Read our feature on Second Chance Animal Rescue here.

 
POSTED Friday, April 26

Tiger Oak Publications is looking for the next editor of one of our community lifestyle magazines. If you love the content and profiles in these titles as much as we do, and think you have the stuff it takes to provide in-the-know content and commentary, check out the job description here. Please send a resume, cover letter and three recent writing samples to senior editor Julie Pfitzinger at [email protected].

 
POSTED Tuesday, April 9

Have you ever been curious as to how all those neat local cable shows come to fruition? Now’s your chance to take a tour of the SCC Community Media Center, check out three production studios, visit the On Location TV19 production truck, the Final Cut Pro edit suites and Master Control, and meet the hosts of your favorite shows, including the fabulous Judy Skeie-Voss from On Location. Hey, you might see yourself on television and it could spark a desire to star in and produce your own show. If so, you can sign up for production classes right on the spot.

 
POSTED Tuesday, March 19

Billy McLaughlin is one of the most unique guitar players around. Where most performers rely on fingerpicking, strumming or arpeggiating to create music, McLaughlin did something else entirely: Perfect an instantly recognizable music language using both hands on the fretboard. Guitarists typically play with the non-dominant hand (the left hand, for right-handed players) fingering notes and chords on the fretboard while strumming or picking the strings with the dominant one (the right).

 
POSTED Friday, March 15

Don your favorite green attire and that “Kiss me I’m Irish” button you save for just this occasion, and head to Manitou Station for some traditional Irish fare, including a delicious feast of corned beef and cabbage. Wash it down with a nice pint of Guinness, and yep, you'll be dancing a jig in no time flat!

 

 
POSTED Friday, March 15

Don your favorite green attire and that “Kiss me I’m Irish” button you save for just this occasion, and head to Manitou Station for some traditional Irish fare, including a delicious feast of corned beef and cabbage. Wash it down with a nice pint of Guinness, and yep, you'll be dancing a jig in no time flat!

 

 
POSTED Tuesday, February 26

Between now and February 28, take a moment to vote for all your favorite people, places and activities in our inaugural Best of White Bear Lake. With 30 categories, including Best Bakery, Best New Shop, Best Preschool, Best Place for Live Music, Best Music Lessons and many more, you have a chance to give a shout-out to those who make your life a whole lot better.

Winners will be announced at our Best of White Bear Lake event in late June and will be featured in our July issue.

 
POSTED Wednesday, February 6

With six issues under our belt, we hope you are enjoying the stories that fill the pages of our magazine each month. It has been a delight to bring them to you. We are so lucky to have the amazing people, places, events, businesses, organizations, history and beautiful surroundings to write about, not to mention the fabulous lake that unites us.

 
POSTED Monday, February 4

Most people only wish they could write down the stories of those colorful, curious, kooky people that helped shape them into the people they’ve become, or dream of telling the tales of their growing-up years in places imbued with memory and meaning.

 
POSTED Sunday, January 20

It’s always a treat to receive press releases about the goings on of the people, places, businesses and organizations from our corner of the world. Sometimes they turn into stories, sometimes calendar events and sometimes, the news is so exciting and timely, that I need to mention them in a blog; so that's what I'm going to do. 

 

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