Summer is in full swing. The weather is warm and the ice cream is cold. We’ve traded our boots for sandals, our parkas for T-shirts and find every excuse to spend time out of doors.
This issue is chockfull of summer fun … from the legacy and triumphs of the White Bear Sailing School to a lawn game primer to cabin-friendly plants and a quick hooray about the return of the stalwart Manitou Days—yep, we’re celebrating the long and carefree days of our favorite season.
Speaking of celebrating, this issue also announces and honors our annual Best of White Bear Lake finalists and winners. Congratulations to one and all!
On a personal note, this issue will be my last as guest editor. I have enjoyed immensely my return to the editor’s chair … even if it was during a once-in-a-century pandemic. You welcomed me back with open arms, and for that I am eternally grateful!
I, like everyone else, missed special moments with loved ones this past year, and am looking forward to spending a whole lot more time with my grandchildren, Emmiline and Woodrow; they already have a very long list of fun activities they want to share with Nani and Papa.
You’ll be in great hands going forward. I wish you much health and happiness! And cheers to summer!!