November 2015 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the November issue check out luxury lakeside living at Boatworks Commons, give thanks with some scrumptious seasonal dishes and find out about a dynamic duo with a rich musical legacy.

The flagpole along Highway 61 at the south end of Railroad Park was the result of a community expression of patriotism. During the summer of 1939, the effort to bring a municipal flagpole to our city was launched.


You’re already dreaming of grabbing that slice of perfectly roasted turkey from your festive table filled with the usual suspects of dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce. But why enjoy this tasty treat only one day a year? In other words, why wait?


Terry and Anne Kellerman’s latest project, The Alchemist, is new to White Bear Lake, and the guests are loving it.


It’s Thanksgiving, which means spending quality time with family and friends, and giving thanks for the blessings bestowed on one and all. It also means a veritable panoply of good food and soaring levels of tryptophan. And where does all of this holiday merriment happen?


In 2000, a group of citizens and civic leaders met to begin what would become a decade-long discussion about a new vision for the site of the renowned boat manufacturer Johnson Boatworks.


For musical duo John Evans and Dan Perry, regardless of the venue, the mission is always the same: “To make sure people feel better when they leave than when they came in,” says longtime White Bear Lake resident Evans, who moved to WBL in 1971, with his wife, Cathy.


Sometimes giving back is a personal mantra. And sometimes, as is the case with Hallberg Engineering, it’s a company culture that starts at the top and filters down to all the employees.


Between the sunburns of summer and wind chill of winter, our Minnesota skin takes a beating. White Bear Lake-based Brevena hopes to put your skin at ease with its product line, released in February.


Longtime Mahtomedi resident Joe Ferrazzo recently opened up a Device PitStop shop in Maplewood.


Marguerite Norton Furlong of Mahtomedi stands by a Fossil banner that features her daughter, Madelynn Hackwith Furlong.


Michael Djupstrom is the youngest White Bear Lake Area High School alumnus to be inducted into the White Bear Lake Area Alumni Association. There are 23 prior recipients, all graduating between 1927 and 1966, though anyone can be nominated 10 years after graduating.


During this annual extravaganza, participating stores offer sales, specials and promotional items to get people in the shopping mood, and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.


Carla Scholz didn’t have to travel far to capture this beautiful view; it was right outside her window where she spies many incredible sunsets. “At least once a week, when there’s a good sunset, I take a photo,” Scholz says.


Tracey Gobran Lund founded Summit Pilates after many years of instructing Pilates and barre in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area; she started practicing Pilates herself about 15 years ago.