May/June 2019

With a focus on music, entertainment and senior living, we’re excited to share the stories of a record breaking senior athlete, the leader of a drum circle for elders, sailboat aficionados and more.

Rudy’s Redeye Grill hosted a New Year’s celebration at White Bear Country Inn, with live music, dinner, dancing and the inaugural drop of the 7-foot-tall white bear, the beginning of a White Be

A dab of Living Coral paint, Pantone's color of the year

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral. Here are some ways to weave the color into your home's palette.

A fully-decorated paver patio.

Warmer temperatures extend an invitation to create livable spaces beyond the patio doors and into our gardens and yard.

A soaker tub sits in a newly-remodeled bathroom surrounded by candles, towels and other bathroom items.

More and more, home and boutique hotel bathrooms are welcoming soaker tubs, some of which offer jets and other options.

Bottles of shrubs from Twisted Shrubs and Sharab’s Shrubs

Our editor picks three recent obsessions in the world of spirits.

A wheel of brie cheese covered in honey and almonds.

As we head into deck and boat season, here are a few favorite fromage pairings from a local expert.

A pie baked by Tim Scott, a competitive baker in White Bear Lake.

From Grandma's Bakery during Manitou Days to the Minnesota State Fair, here is a slice of this summer's pie-centric events.

A woman sits reading a book on her newly-remodeled porch

Whether you’re building a home from the blueprints of your dreams or remodeling a house to suit your family’s needs and wants, we want to help you relax.

Fresh green beans from the White Bear Lake farmers' market.

We all have certain experiences that tell us that summer is really here. It could be the season’s first trip to the cabin, the first trip out on the boat, or for some of us, the season’s first outdoors farmers market.

A row of catamarans float on White Bear Lake as the sun sets in the background.

White Bear Lake resident Jim Delesha captured this image, which took second place in our 2018 Lens on the Lake photo contest in the Activities & Events category.

Two children take piano lessons through a partnership with the MacPhail Center for Music.

MacPhail’s reach extends far beyond Minneapolis to offer music education programs through community and school partnerships developed to serve the needs of learners in all life stages.

An A scow boat sailing on White Bear Lake

The White Bear Yacht Club has been sailing for 125 years, says Gene Altstatt, a member of the club and an admirer of the A Scow sailboat.

"P.O.W: Pastor’s Other Wife" author Rebecca Fjelland Davis sits on her bicycle

Rebecca Fjelland Davis is not only an acclaimed author and a professor—she is one tough woman.

Lakota chef Sean Sherman, owner of catering service The Sioux Chef, speaks at Century College

Sherman co-owns the catering company Sioux Chef and won a the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," which he wrote with Beth Dooley.

A circle of seniors drum at HealthRHYTHMS at White Bear Lake's Redeemer Lutheran Church

HealthRHYTHMS allows seniors to enjoy the art of drumming.

Helen Nelson’s “Cityscape”, Art, Painting, White Bear Lake, Around Town

In this issue, we present the work of White Bear Lake Area High School student Helen Nelson. Nelson’s painting is titled “Pillsbury” (Acrylic on board, 2018).

A man strums a ukulele.

The White Bear Area Senior Program has a music program for elders starring the unique instrument that originated in Hawaii—the ukulele.

The sun shines on the Hill Farm Historical Society granary.

In this photo, Ken Klein captures the beauty of the Hill Farm Historical Society granary.

Pat and Susan Oven sit in their Chris-Craft on White Bear Lake watching A scow races.

Jay Rendall’s photo “Monday Night Spectators” took third place in our 2018 Lens on the Lake contest.

Mizu's koi cocktail

Mizu’s spicy, sweet, sour deliciousness.