February 2016 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the February issue meet a local musician who is living her dream and just realeased her second record, find out how Be Kind Salon and Spa can help you go organic and learn how a group of hockey-plaing moms share ice and friendship.

The World’s Original Ice Fishing Contest was first held in 1947 and quickly became one of White Bear Lake’s most popular winter traditions. Each year, the White Bear Rod and Gun Club would coordinate the event—some years with co-sponsors.


Let’s be honest: February is rough in these parts. December’s winter wonderland has lost its sparkle, and the season feels interminable. But chin up, because there is a fun holiday this month, and it’s Valentine’s Day.


Folks from H20 for Life celebrated volunteers and all their hard work at the annual Water Ball event, which included a gourmet dinner, silent auction, wine pull and live music.


After taking a one-year hibernation, the Art Shanty Projects will re-awaken on the surface of the ice. This year, 18 creative art shanties made by select artists will dot the frozen landscape on White Bear Lake.


Mother and daughter Marguerite Furlong and Madelynn Hackwith Furlong know how to strike a pose with the best of them. We caught up with our own hometown experts to learn how they have successfully navigated the beauty and fashion industry, and how they are influencing others.


On Sunday nights around 9:15 p.m., you’ll likely see a group of women lacing up their hockey skates and sliding onto the ice at the Hippodrome Ice Arena—women you might expect to see spending their time behind the boards, cheering on the kids.


At a kitchen table in White Bear Township 22 years ago, Roseann Kermes created her business.


Mary MacCarthy grew up in a family that loved the arts. She studied psychology in college and worked in a variety of areas, including business and marketing, and with Minnesota Public Radio.


A sign that says “Be Kind” is clearly visible from the road on County Road E in White Bear Lake, which not only advertises the all-natural and environmentally responsible salon and spa, but also “serves as a reminder for people to be kind,” says founder and owner Carol Fackler.


Directed by Gorden Hedahl, Noises Off, a comical play staged at Lakeshore Players Theatre, is a fun, backstage farce.


Husband-and-wife duo Bruce Bushey and Janet Richards started the Olive Branch Oil & Spice Co. four years ago in White Bear Lake, where they’ve been residents for 21 years.


This past September, staff from the Suburban Community Channels traveled to San Diego, California to receive recognition at the Government Programming Awards gala.


In december 2014, Ron Hawkins, a White Bear Lake firefighter and paramedic, photographed a veteran emergency dispatcher named Wendy taking a call.


Katy Vernon, a London-born singer/songwriter who has been a White Bear Lake resident for eight years, always dreamed of being a musician. “Even as a little kid I would make up songs,” she says. As she grew, she wrote about life, love and loss.