April 2014

In the April issue of White Bear Lake Magazine, you'll find a beautiful feature that showcases some of our communities' most elegant and extravagant gardens. Plus, you'll learn about the history of chronicling White Bear Lake's ice-out dates, get recommendations for the best bacon in town and more. Grab a copy today!

Author and puppetteer Anne Sawyer-Aitch brought her characters to life in a puppet show on the stage at Lakeshore Players Theatre. All photos by Sharon Person.


Folks headed to the frozen White Bear Lake to tour 20 artful and interactive ice fishing houses for Art Shanty Projects, which was sponsored by the White Bear Center for the Arts. All photos by Sharon Person.


White Bear is known to be the place to find your new car, and Highway 61 has been dubbed the “White Bear auto strip.” Long before Highway 61 even existed in White Bear, Clark Avenue was the place to visit to find your next ride.


You can practically hear Homer Simpson saying it: “Mmm … bacon.” But maybe it was your own voice intoning those words of love. Check the mirror. Do you see a blissed-out expression? Is that a trickle of drool on your chin? Yep, it was you, and suddenly you need bacon, stat.


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.


The English philosopher Francis Bacon once mused, “Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” For the devoted gardener, that sentiment comes as no surprise.


As a kid growing up in Iowa, Sean Wagner was sure about one thing: He was going to be an architect. “When people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, it wasn’t an astronaut or a fireman; I knew that I wanted to be an architect,” Wagner remembers.


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.


During the 19th and early 20th centuries, probate judges across Minnesota routinely committed children and young adults suffering from severe mental and physical impairments to the Minnesota Hospital for the Insane in St. Peter. The edict more than likely meant a lifetime sentence.


Spring is upon us and with it come occasions that call for gifting. We turned to White Bear Jewelers and Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers for sparkling and shimmering suggestions to wow every mom, dad and grad. After all, it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that bling.


Looking to give your wardrobe a little zip? Check out downtown White Bear Lake’s new and very stylish additions.


Margaux’s Table is making major moves—physical and conceptual.


Carol Letourneau, a 40-year hairstyling veteran and previous owner of Special Effects Salon in downtown White Bear Lake, constantly strives to make a difference in the community; she’s sponsored community sports teams and sold jewelry in her shop to benefit Haiti. And since St.


Gary LaRue is truly a Jack-of-all-trades.


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.


In Italian, the word “pezzo” means “piece”, which is exactly what you’ll want to enjoy at  Pizzeria Pezzo in White Bear Lake.