September 2015 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the September issue get the latest on fall trends from two local shops, meet a group of neighborhood friends who stay close through baseball and learn about former Kare 11 anchor Tim McNiff's new career.

In 1890, School District 69 of Mahtomedi was formed. The spring term of 1890 was its first session and was held in the back of E.T. Warner’s store until a more permanent location could be found. The first structure was completed along Quail Street in time for the fall session of 1891.


Oh, for the love of cheese! Cheese is more popular than ever, swept up in vigorous local, organic and artisan food movements across the country. From mild, comforting American to stinky French Roquefort, cheese has beguiled and delighted mankind for centuries.


Folks took in the grand opening event at the Boatworks Commons, which included tours of the luxury residences, live music, refreshments and prizes.


The Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation held its annual spring gala event, which included a silent auction, great food and fun, and raised more than $250,000 for the foundation and Mahtomedi schools.


Have you always wanted to peek inside some of those historic homes in our area? Now’s your chance to see some of these beauties, as the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society (WBLAHS) will be hosting its ninth annual historic house tour.


Just blocks from their neighborhood in White Bear Lake where six boys grew up together lies West Park, and in it, nestled beyond the bushy trees, a baseball field.


When Arthur (Art) Jacobson and his wife, Dickey, bought the 25-acre orchard on the shore of Pine Tree Lake in 1958, they had visions of creating a family business and living on the land that is as bountiful as it is beautiful.


It’s silly to think that the career choice we all make at age 22, right out of college, is what we’re “stuck with” until retirement. It’s never too late to change lanes, and White Bear Lake native Tim McNiff has done just that.


It might seem that fashion shows are reserved for cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Paris or Milan, but White Bear Lake has its own slice of first-class fashion, thanks to Tyler Conrad and Kim Schoonover.


Settling into fall means starting to enjoy the warmth of home and hearth. One local homeowner recently remodeled her formal living room to center on a newly installed fireplace, which offers special comfort to her family in more ways than one.


Mahtomedi High School students Jade Geiger, Calvin Condo, Duncan Charlesworth, Isaac Legred, Erick Shimnowski and Aaron Swanson began a project last October with the goal of designing a drone that would use precision pesticide spraying for crops.


Leah Janz brought an issue of White Bear Lake Magazine to the Gallarus Oratory, one of Ireland’s best preserved early Christian churches.


Since the advent of modern architecture, the nation’s cityscapes have been losing their chimneys. Sadly, that means chimney swifts—a species of small North American birds—are also decreasing in number. However, Mahtomedi High School’s chimney, home to hundreds of the birds, is staying put.


It’s time to treat your taste buds at the annual Taste of White Bear Lake event on September 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pine Tree Apple Orchard.


Kelly McKusick was walking behind her son, Grady, and his friend, Aoife Hiniker, when she took this photo, “Young Love at Lakewood Hills Park,” which earned her third place in the People & Families category of our annual photo contest.


For the sixth year, Women in Business, a networking group within the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce, is holding a purse drive to benefit Solid Ground, a nonprofit organiza