September 2014

In the September issue of White Bear Lake Magazine you'll meet Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies conductor Benjamin Klemme, learn about the unique local business using fossil art to help Alaskin natives and find the best meat-free dishes around the lake.

Take a bite out of this maple- glazed beet salad from Café Cravings.

Everything’s coming up vegetables—meatless Mondays, new government RDAs and awareness of industrial farming practices have persuaded scads of people to go vegetarian—or at least to eat more vegetable-based meals. Our food culture guru Michael Pollan dictates: “Eat food. Not too much.


Folks took to the streets of downtown White Bear Lake for the annual Marketfest extravaganza.

White Bear Lake songbird Katy Vernon is one of the acts performing at this year’s White Bear Township Day.

It’s September, so that means White Bear Township Day is upon us. This annual tradition is the perfect way to celebrate the tight-knit community of White Bear Lake.


Why is an ambitious 26-year-old Minnesotan collecting whalebones, walrus tusks, mammoth tusks and whale baleen? To help fund his business, of course.

Ryan and Janet Schuette

There’s the old saying, “Two heads are better than one.” But what happens when the other head is that of your significant other? Day after day, week after week, could you open and run a business with someone who is not only a business partner but also your life partner?


Rejoice, those who love a good mani/pedi, because the fall 2014 nail trends are in and there is something for everyone.

Master Tim Amacher shows some of his moves in his White Bear Lake studio.

Like many kids, Tim Amacher dreamed of fighting like legendary martial artist and film star Bruce Lee. He would watch the hero in action and think, "I want to be able to do that." This fascination with martial arts nagged at the 11-year-old, even as he struggled to cope with his father’s death.


Attention teachers: It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Thanks to the Central Bean coffee cart, Central Middle School’s coffee is being served up hot, fresh and, true to their motto, with a smile.


Here’s a sweet expansion that’s bound to delight.


Since his days as a trombone player in the school band in the Quad Cities, Iowa during the 1990s, White Bear Lake resident Benjamin Klemme has gone on to become the music director for the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, a conductor for the University of Minnesota’s campus orchestra, and currently serves


Lace up your running shoes and take in the fall foliage at the annual Trees and Trails 5K through the picturesque Katherine Abbot Park. The race will be held on September 20, and will begin at 9 a.m.