April 2018 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the April issue find out about four area growers who are showcasing their gardens in the 75th annual Mahtomedi Garden Club Tour.

On April 11, 1881, the council of the newly formed Village of White Bear met for the first time. That initial meeting was held at the office of local shopkeeper Daniel Getty, “to organize said council,” which had been elected the previous week.


Arriving at Donatelli’s in White Bear Lake, patrons are greeted by 41 years of rich history.


With time, tolerance, diligence and flexibility, Melynda Harjes says anyone can make something possible, such as their own bakery.


Pursuing a lifelong, “hereditary” interest in art, Birchwood Village entrepreneur Devon Quick has developed a thriving business crafting handmade furniture, jewelry and more from wood, metals and other materials.


It’s official, and sweet: Strawberry Patch, a children’s boutique shop specializing in vintage and handcrafted goods moved from Stillwater to White Bear Lake.


Most people don’t think about the hard work that goes into each individual piece of furniture you sit at, sit on, eat at or admire.


While winning first place in the Activities and Events category for 2017 Lens on the Lake was a wonderful surprise and achievement, Jean Auger takes photos for a simpler purpose.


The White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) showcases the community’s best art from all its members, including those still in high school.


For the first time, Community of Grace Lutheran Church held a day in which its members aided their neighbors in White Bear Lake and the surrounding areas.


A DIY shop that loves to get crafty with its product is now a key establishment in downtown White Bear Lake.


After living abroad for several years, Kathy Kuck, owner of Blue Water Polish Pottery, came back with a new passion, one she shares with the rest of her community.