Health & Wellness

Bella Virtu Organics facial care products

After 25 years in the corporate marketing and product development world, Claire Powell, who originally hails from London but now resides near White Bear Lake, thought it was time she created a business of her own.

An aerial view of the remodel at White Bear Yacht Club.

Many consider the White Bear Yacht Club (WBYC) to be one of the many gems in the White Bear area.

Summer is the most beautiful season in Minnesota, and it gives kids the much-needed opportunity to play in the fresh air. White Bear Lake offers several traditional playgrounds, but one park offers something that most parks don’t have: a skatepark.

The abundance of habitat and wildlife at Tamarack Nature Center is perfect fodder for Cynthia Hickman, an avid birder who’s been taking photographs as a hobby for 15 years. “I can spend hours outdoors taking photos,” says Hickman. “It’s very relaxing and therapeutic.”

Wahoo! owners Dave and Kerri Kolstad enjoy sharing their spirit of adventure with others, including camp mascot, Addy.

When Kerri Kolstad was a young girl growing up in northern Minnesota, she’d get up on Saturday mornings, eat breakfast and hop on her bike to spend the day riding, exploring and experiencing the great outdoors with other kids in her neighborhood.

Irina Shavlik and her horse, "Haylee."

While many of us might turn up our nose at the unmistakable smell of a horse barn, for equestrians like Colleen and Lyle Wick, it’s aromatherapy.

The notion of taking care of your planet so it can take care of you isn’t a new one, and the annual RITE of Spring event in Mahtomedi reinforces that idea.

In a community where life often seems to revolve around “the lake,” one of the most anticipated and talked about annual events is the spring ice-out.

For more than 25 years, White Bear Lake has been celebrating Arbor Day and Earth Day by bringing together citizens to participate in community projects that help keep the area clean and green.

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