June 2016 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the June issue meet the creative gals behind Woodford Sisters Photography, get a close-up look at two legacy boats and check out perfect picnicking tips from culinary director Rachael Perron.

The building that has housed Lakeshore Players at the corner of Sixth Street and Stewart Avenue in White Bear Lake for over 40 years was originally constructed as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1888. It is the oldest church building that still stands in White Bear.


When June hits in Minnesota, so do all things summer: Schools are letting out, cabin weekends commence, and the air is warm. With the change in weather comes a change in what we crave, and what says summer better than berries?


Sara Markoe Hanson from the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society shared a presentation on and some stories about the legendary lakes and people that make our area so unique.


Summers in White Bear Lake wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the fun events offered at Manitou Days and Marketfest.


Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and living in White Bear Lake, we are aware of the profundity and importance of our own crystalline shores. But aside from fun summer activities and ice-skating in the winter, what do all of these lakes bring? Boats—and lots of them!


It’s summertime, which means warm weather, outdoor activities and spending a lot of time with family and friends. And what better way to do all of those things than with a picnic?


You might recycle your cans and bottles or install energy-efficient LED bulbs, but have you taken extra steps to ensure that your home’s landscape is doing all it can to help the environment?


Eagle Brook Church is currently the largest church in the state and is ranked the 11th largest in the country, according to Outreach Magazine.


When Amy Woodford Honmyhr and Allyssa Woodford Hughes look through their camera lens, they look for more than flattering angles and forgiving light.


Sarah Ahiers’ debut novel Assassin’s Heart is a bit different from your typical young-adult fiction read. In the story, a teenage assassin sets out on a path of vengeance for her murdered family.


Summertime in White Bear Lake means the races begin at the White Bear Lake Yacht Club. It was on a Monday evening last June that Jay Rendall captured this shot of an A-scow crew “hiking”—balancing the boat against the push of the wind.


It seems the defining question of young adulthood is “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While this question might seem daunting, there is a program for those considering a career in fire service or first response: the Fire Explorers program through the White Bear Lake Fire Department.


With rising temperatures, ice cream is the classic way to cool down on hot summer days. For 43 years, the Cup and Cone has been supplying that sweet treat.


“We believe the Internet can change people’s lives … if done right.” This is the philosophy driving Happy Dog Web Productions, a business created by owner and founder Ryan Boog six years ago.