July 2016 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the July issue get your greens with a roundup of area eateries serving cool salads, and find out how Wildwood Elementary's natural playground encourages creative play.

The popular family beach along Lake Avenue between Tenth and Eleventh streets was once nothing more than overgrown lakeshore. In 1946, a committee of representatives from many of the community’s organizations came together to make the swimming beach a reality.

 

On sizzling summer days, when humidity has reached tropical levels, the last thing we want to do is heat up the kitchen by cooking. Those also tend to be the (rare) days when heavy carbs just aren’t appetizing.

 

Childhood friends Isabel Birkeland and Sydney Peterson, who attend Mahtomedi High School and White Bear Lake Area High School-North Campus, respectively, have been volunteering since they were 10 years old and have raised $500 for Haiti earthquake and tsunami relief; they’ve also sent money to th

 

Say you discover an old pair of wooden water skis at an estate sale marked with that iconic friendly polar bear. Maybe there’s a set hidden in your grandpa’s attic. For 25 years, from 1947 to 1972, White Bear Water Ski Co.

 

The newest dessert haven in White Bear Lake greets its customers with a friendly message: “Welcome, cupcake lovers.” Inspired by the creativity of owner Melynda Harjes, the white and blue building on the corner of Banning and Third Street, is now home to

 

Brian McGoldrick, owner of Admiral D’s Waterfront Tavern, likens the effect music has on people walking, biking and boating past his restaurant to something like that of a pied piper.

 

Through a window overlooking Wildwood Elementary’s outdoor play area, principal Mark Hamre reveals the spots where the kids play at recess. There is a hard surface area, pavement where kids play basketball and foursquare.

 

As we age, so do our loved ones, which can bring serious health problems into our everyday lives. There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and White Bear Lake has its share.

 

With the release of his third studio album, Crooked Lines, White Bear Lake musician Tim Cheesebrow is taking his sound in a bit of a new direction.

 

Revolution Sporting Goods doesn’t “look like many other sporting goods stores people have been in,” says Dan Ponsolle, one half of the team that’s bringing a highly unusual shopping experience to the White Bear Lake area.

 

Summer in the land of 10,000 lakes wouldn’t be complete without spending the nicest days fishing off the end of the dock.

 

When Shawn and Barbara Smith opened [email protected] and 5th in 2012, they started with the goal of bringing good food to the community.