March 2014

In the March issue of White Bear Lake Magazine, you'll take a look inside the brand-new Bald Eagle Lake home of Jim and Marilyn Muellner, whose experiences and passions led them to pursue the home of their dreams. It's a wonder of modern architecture and perfectly suits their lifestyles. You'll also meet the Silver Harmony Singers, a White Bear Lake vocal group renowned for its talents, and take a look at some St. Patrick's Day celebrations around town. Plus, find a great late-night snack in this month's Restaurants section for the next time you're out on the town after hours. Enjoy!

It was burger bliss in November at the Build a Burger for the Troops event, which takes place the second Monday of every month at the White Bear Lake VFW. All photos by Sharon Person.


The Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament has long been a tradition for White Bear Lake, despite the fact that since the inaugural tournament in 1945, the Bears have not made it past the consolation round.  


A night out often makes you, well, hungry, to put it simply. But not to worry—if you’re out and about and suddenly find yourself in desperate need of a bite to eat, we’ve got you covered.


You won’t find any green beer on tap at Manitou Station this St. Patrick’s Day. “We’re just the kind of place that doesn’t have to put leprechauns and shamrocks up all over,” says co-owner Jake McKeague. “We’re as authentic as you can get.


Have you ever driven by a home and said, “I want to live there one day.” After 20 years in the making, White Bear Lake residents Marilyn and Jim Muellner are one couple that made such a dream a reality, proving the phrase “Anything worth having is worth waiting for.”


Often, when people retire, their lives become busier doing the things they’ve dreamed about for years and finally have the time to do. And for many people in the White Bear Lake area, that dream comes in the form of singing and dancing with The Silver Harmony Singers.


Remember the days of eight-track cassettes? How about VHS tapes?


This spring will mark the fifth year that Willow Lane Elementary School fifth-graders will don chef pants and courteous smiles in preparation to take over Donatelli’s restaurant in White Bear Lake.


By day, Trent Fleury is a help desk administrator at a custom metalwork company. Nights and weekends, he’s sometimes a silver fox.


It’s almost time for the Wildwood Lions Club’s 30th annual Sportsmen’s Dinner, which raises money for Lions Club charities, including local Boy and Girl Scout troops.


Boxer Flavio Becerra has been perfecting his craft even more since we checked in with him last March, and he’s got a one-two punch plan to make it to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But first he has to turn 19, which is the qualifying age.


Sure, bike riding and walking are good for the body, but have you ever thought about how those activities can benefit an entire community?


Looking for things to take pictures of after school one day, Max Mueller, now a freshman in college with plans to study meteorology, noticed his dog, Lucy, as she walked around the room, her nails clickety-clacking on the wood floor. Then, before he knew it, the perfect photo opportunity arose.

Maria Marzitelli's love for her son Patrick helped her pen three books.

Scarred by tragedy, Maria Marzitelli sat down in 2010 to pen a book about her 17-year-old son Patrick, who had passed away as the result of accidental aviation fuel inhalation while working at the Anoka County–Blaine airport.