October 2014

In the October issue of White Bear Lake Magazine you'll meet master artist Patti Pate, get the scoop on Halloween happenings and find a guide to White Bear Lake's most tantalizing pumpkin treats.

Visitors at the White Bear Lake Farmers Market enjoyed the locally grown produce, baked goods, organic pet food, fresh flowers and more.


The cornerstone for the White Bear Armory, located at Fourth Street and Cook Avenue, was laid September 27, 1922, in a grand ceremony. Speakers included White Bear Lake Mayor Earl Jackson and St.


Apple time is upon us, so head over to one of the area’s best orchards: Dellwood’s very own Pine Tree Apple Orchard.


In traditional marriage vows, there is typically a line about “in sickness and in health,” along with “until death do us part.” But what if you could actually help your significant other through sickness to health? What if death didn’t part you so soon?


You don’t always have to have a night out on the town, standing in line at some large commercial venue, to see a great concert. Turns out you have the same option right around the corner.


There’s a chill in the air, so we turned to our friends at Letourneau Landscaping to get four tips on how to prepare your lawn so it will be green and lush after waking up from the winter slumber.


You’re relaxing in a reclining chair in a peaceful room, and the aroma of fragrant candles fills the air.


The O’Connell family and their experienced team have set up shop in White Bear Lake. “We’ve designed a really seamless auto body repair process,” says Dennis O’Connell Jr., whose father began the Suburban Auto Body business four decades ago.


Once the blizzards and cold weather hit, food shelves and charities will face their highest demand. You can lend a hand this fall by attending the Silver Harmony Singers’ 18th annual benefit for the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, where the group will be singing songs from the past.


Earlier this year, the eco-friendly Garden of Hope Montessori school in White Bear Lake, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this month, won the Tap Water Poster Contest, sponsored by the nonprofit H20 for Life.


In Monsters on the Loose! by Bruce Hale, it’s almost time to celebrate Halloween, but the monsters’ candy has been stolen. Luckily, Frankenstein’s monster is on the case.


Poor Linus is still stalking the Great Pumpkin in his backyard patch. But the Peanuts character’s quest is just one of the stories associated with the orange orb: there are also jack-o’-lanterns, Cinderella’s midnight carriage and the hilarious—and growing!—sport of punkin chunkin.


To most artists, the ability to create is as automatic as breathing, as second nature as eating and sleeping.


Call up your ghosts and ghouls, witches and warlocks; it’s time to take advantage of the freaky fun all around you. Halloween is one of those holidays where there is no shortage of fun things to do—a fact not lost on the White Bear Lake area.


Celebrations, holidays and special occasions usually mean sweet treats like cake, cupcakes or muffins. But for families with members who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, these occasions can be isolating.