December 2014

In the December issue of White Bear Lake Magazine you'll find White Bear Lake's most impressive light displays and a bevy of gift ideas for the cocktail lover on your list.

Christmas with all of its traditions is a special time for many families. Whether baking, sledding, wrapping gifts or decorating your home to look like a high-voltage power plant is part of your family’s customs, it is quite likely they have taken on a special meaning over the years.


It’s fascinating to note how geographically disparate cuisines invent the same thing at the same time. In this case, we’re thinking about rolls.


Although the holiday spirit is in no short supply at this time of year, the students at Birch Lake Elementary School spread the cheer even further.


Peggy Hilton’s parents started Goldwood Kennels in Dellwood as a breeding facility for their golden retrievers.


’Tis the season for twinkle lights!


“I saw an ad in the [local newspaper] on September 11, 2001, that they were starting up a wood carving club over at the senior center, so I decided to check it out,” says Larry Carlson, member of the 9/11 Wood Carvers club, as he reminisces about how the 13-year-old organization got its start.


The lake might get all the headlines, but it’s downtown that tells the real story of White Bear Lake. For generations, the town’s merchants have enhanced the fabric of the community by opening their doors to residents and visitors alike.


It’s that time of year again, and both Winterfest and the tree lighting at Triangle Park are back with all the classic Christmas delights that are sure to be fun for the whole family.


Carolyn Roberts has a knack for nurturing.


That familiar building at 2222 Fourth St. was built in 1907 as a YMCA and has since gone on to act as White Bear Lake’s first movie theater, a knitting mill, a furniture factory, an antique shop and more.


Lisa Reinhardt, owner of Lisa Reinhardt Makeup and Hair Artistry, shares some advice on how to glam it up this holiday season.


It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. So when Todd Kendall realized both he and his four-legged friend became thirsty while on walks, he designed a water container that’s dog friendly, hygienic and convenient.