November/December 2019

This issue’s themes are giving back and entertaining. Read about how community members do good and live well, touching lives from Nepal to right here at home.

Read the digital edition here.

Music, rides, classic cars, food and more were all part of the Marketfest festivities this past June and July in downtown White Bear Lake.

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

A girl looks out a plane window on a family vacation.

Traveling with kids doesn’t need to be a crying game.

A shot of an auto race by White Bear Lake Area High School teacher Shawn Gritzmacher

White Bear Lake Area High School teacher Shawn Gritzmacher talks about his work as a professional auto-racing photographer.

Tenderloin crostini made from a recipe by Kowalski's

Kowalski’s culinary and branding director Rachael Perron shares some recipes perfect for holiday entertaining.

Members of the White Bear Lake Social Meetup enjoy drinks at happy hour.

Need a push to get out of your house and enjoy our community? White Bear Lake Social meetup may be just what you’re looking for.

A humanely raised cow on one of the farms Kowalski's gets its meat from.

Kowalski’s is the first multi-store retailer in the country to offer certified-humane meat.

A woman models clothing from fashion nonprofit 3seams.

3seams offers women in Cambodia and Nepal a chance at a different future.

Mahtomedi's Zephyr wind turbine

Mahtomedi’s Zephyr wind turbine has been generating power for eight years.

Mike Kratochwill, owner of Lakawa, kiteboards on White Bear Lake.

Whether it’s in the ocean, on land or snow-covered mountains, kiteboarding is an activity that can be enjoyed in any climate, anywhere in the world. Just ask local expert, Mike Kratochwill, owner of Lakawa, a kiteboarding equipment stop and kiteboarding school in White Bear Lake.

Larissa Loden, CEO of Larissa Loden Jewelery

Local artisan Larissa Loden creates hand-crafted jewelry.

"Summer of '69" by Elin Hilderbrand and "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger

Faith Bastien of Lake Country Booksellers helps us revisit sunny days with these two book recommendations.

A student speaks with a support specialist at the Century College Resource and Support Center

In 2013, Century College opened a food shelf to help students who were experiencing food insecurity.

Amsterdam, a painting by White Bear Lake Area High School student Cole Kephart

White Bear Lake Area High School student Cole Kephart created "Amsterdam" in art class.