Shops & Business

First Presbyterian Church rummage sale

For the 115th year of their 155 years serving the White Bear area, First Presbyterian Church in White Bear Lake will be holding a spring rummage sale.

“I saw an ad in the [local newspaper] on September 11, 2001, that they were starting up a wood carving club over at the senior center, so I decided to check it out,” says Larry Carlson, member of the 9/11 Wood Carvers club, as he reminisces about how the 13-year-old organization got its start.

The lake might get all the headlines, but it’s downtown that tells the real story of White Bear Lake. For generations, the town’s merchants have enhanced the fabric of the community by opening their doors to residents and visitors alike.

Carolyn Roberts has a knack for nurturing.

That familiar building at 2222 Fourth St. was built in 1907 as a YMCA and has since gone on to act as White Bear Lake’s first movie theater, a knitting mill, a furniture factory, an antique shop and more.

For decades, Bob McArdell didn’t like to talk about his experiences in World War II, a trait he shared with many other stoic vets from that war.

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.

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.

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.

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