July 2015 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the July issue meet three adorable local shop dogs, sail away with the Black Bear Yacht Racing Association and get to know St. Andrew's all-star worship band.

Golfers took to Oak Glen for the first annual Big Woods Golf Tournament which raised money for Merrick Inc., and included golf, prizes, appetizers and, of course, Big Wood beer.


Walter Tuchfarber, a Bald Eagle resident in the early 1950s, invented the “Cruz-Raft,” the precursor to the pontoon boat.


Television personality, food writer and former celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain claims that food tastes better when eaten barefoot, preferably outdoors in a tropical setting. Of course it does. Almost everything is better on a breezy veranda in, say, Jamaica.


It was an evening of art and merriment at the opening reception for Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition, which was held at White Bear Center for the Arts.


Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin took center stage at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center.


Shakespeare & Co. was founded as an outdoor theater in 1976 by director George Franklin Wade, and can claim to be “the longest-running outdoor classical repertory theater” in Minnesota.


In case there’s any doubt who’s the queen at Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers in downtown White Bear Lake, just look at the wall behind the counter.


Seldom does a Wednesday night worship band include members who have played backup for Celine Dion, sung vocals for Mary J. Blige or worked with Prince. But at St.


Students from St. Jude of the Lake School pose for a picture before playing basketball.


Boat racing on White Bear Lake might sound intense and nerve-racking. Knowing how to hoist the sails, turning the boat to port or starboard side and not crashing into the other racers is a lot to handle.


With a hearty dose of Minnesotan modesty, Melissa Gacek refuses to refer to herself as an elite runner.


Summer is a great time to become a locavore, and our favorite farmers markets are overflowing with stalls of fresh produce, baked goodies, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, and dazzling bouquets of fresh-cut flowers.


This year, out of 2,900 works judged, 12 different pieces and 11 students from Central Middle School earned top recognition at the Scholastic Art Awards.


“It was very fun to play at my daughter’s school,” says Katy Vernon about performing at the Matoska Music Festival, a fundraiser for the annual fourth-


“Scows on White Bear Lake” garnered first place in the Activities and Events category.


“We’ve done just about everything, from bringing a baby home from the hospital to birthday parties and driving sports teams,” says Tom Athmann, vice president of sales and marketing for Total Luxury Limousine.