April 2016 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the April issue find out how White Bear Nutrition is promoting health with yummy drinks, see Tamarack Nature Center in action as they bring learning outdoors and meet a local girl who donates her hair to help others.

Katherine Abbott Park is situated on more than 70 acres of land in the city of Mahtomedi, a mix of hardwood forest, prairie and wetlands. Through the property once ran the Twin City Rapid Transit Co.


There’s nothing quite like a perfect cup of coffee to start your day. Whether it’s a good old-fashioned cup of Joe, a fancy mocha with chocolate and whipped cream, coffee liqueur cocktail or coffee over ice, yes, these java drinks will have you caffeinated and ready to roll.


It was frosty fun as folks took to jumping in the lake for the annual White Bear Lake Polar Plunge.


The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride, a local cycling classic, kicks off the biking season with challenge and bravado. This year’s ride will mark the event’s 50th anniversary.


As an intensive care nurse at one of the area’s busiest hospitals for decades, Glenda Cartney spent her days tending to the sickest patients, those souls who often teetered precariously between life and death.


The average child does a lot of doodling and drawing in elementary school. But not every child grows up to continue drawing, let alone drawing murals 30 feet long. Tom Stewart, however, did just that.


The Early Childhood Learning Center at Tamarack Nature Center isn’t your ordinary preschool. In fact, from the moment you step onto the 320-acre property, it’s easy to see the unique center has much to offer its young learners.


White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emerson keeps a notepad and pen in her car. When she’s driving to and from city council meetings, she takes a different route each time and looks around for “things that need to be fixed”—sidewalks or streets in need of repair, burned-out streetlights or other flaws.


Propped in her chair at the Minnesota Hair salon in Maplewood, 7-year-old Clara Degneau watches stylist Stacey Johnson put the finishing touches on her new bob haircut. With her hair 12 inches shorter, Clara is all smiles knowing it will be going to help kids in need.


Garnering an honorable mention in the City Landmarks category, Dale Grambush’s photo, Nearing Ice Out, caught White Bear Lake in seasonal transition.


In January 2015, Kevin and Tamara Boyer opened Thread Art & Everything Promotional in White Bear Lake.


This year marks the 30th year for the annual garage sale put on by the White Bear Lake Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) PTA.


White Bear Nutrition, opened by Bryan Foss, Michelle Foss and Luke Popham in July 2014, offers meal alternatives and health-coaching services on-site.


Inspiration Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 10th season this year. Offering an uplifting space for students to be inspired by the arts, its focus is as creative as it is encouraging.