August 2013

In the August 2013 issue of White Bear Lake Magazine, you will meet four standout high school students, discover the joys of sailing on White Bear Lake, and explore a variety Asian-inspired dishes from local eateries.

The Hotel Leip was the largest of White Bear’s resorts during the heyday of the resort era from 1870 to 1910. Col. William Leip immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1846 and settled first in St. Paul, where he prospered in the cigar and liquor trade.


Last year’s inaugural Taste of White Bear Lake was a huge success, bringing more than 500 people to Pine Tree Apple Orchard to nosh on some of the area’s best culinary creations. And this year promises to be no different, featuring 25 local food vendors.


Bingo, knitting and seminars on Medicare. Is this your image of the range of adult programs for retirees? Well, flash forward, folks.


Hunger in America continues making headlines as the economy lurches forward in fits and starts—seemingly impossible in the richest country on Earth, but it’s true. For numerous college students striving to become self-sufficient and successful, hunger is very real.


With kids (and parents) eager for school to start again, this year marks the beginning of the free all-day kindergarten program at the eight White Bear Lake area elementary schools.


Who doesn’t love music under the stars on a warm summer night? Don’t miss this year’s annual Pops on the Porch event August 15, hosted by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinner, and listen to the sounds of the Moonlight Serenaders.


Next month, not only will Wildwood Elementary students be starting a new school year, but they will be stepping into a brand-new building. The previous building, built in 1951, was outdated and becoming too small for its 585 students.


Supplying White Bear Lake residents with fresh fruits and veggies since the 1970s, this year’s White Bear Lake farmers’ market features about 50 local vendors offering a variety of seasonal goodies.


When you think Minnesota, you probably think comfort food—Tater Tot casserole or mom’s creamy homemade mac and cheese. But in addition to those Midwestern classics, White Bear Lake boasts an array of Asian-inspired cuisine that will rival any of your crockpot creations.


Oh, those fateful summer jobs—you know, the ones that alter the course of our lives forever (for better or worse). If you’re as lucky as Pam Powell, your summer job helped you find your calling.




Sails billow across the waters of White Bear Lake like windblown banners of royalty. This idyllic summer scene dates back to the 1800s, when the railroad reduced the three-hour dusty, wagon ride from St. Paul to White Bear Lake to a 20-minute trip.