Shops & Business

Sharing Smiles—Team Meagan was born three years ago when Cari Rickman wanted to give back after losing her daughter who was awaiting a third heart transplant.

In 1946, local contractor Archie LeMire purchased the former White Bear House property at the southeast corner of Fourth and Washington Avenue. The White Bear House had been one of the earliest hotels constructed when the railroad came through in the 1860s.

The year is 1946, the place, France. World War II has only recently ended, and the people of Europe struggle. Poverty runs high, and many in the community lost loved ones in the war.

Ray Strobel’s interest in cooking began when he started helping his mom, Angie, in the kitchen of their White Bear Lake home.

Every home is a collection of memories. From a child’s artwork and an assortment of hilarious cartoons cut out from the Sunday paper to acquired furniture and everything in between. When it comes time to downsize, letting go of any of these carefully collected memories can be overwhelming.

Sharleen Lindeman became an antique aficionado at a young age, trailing after her mother in antique stores. Following college, her appreciation for everything old became a full-fledged passion that transformed into her business, Parlour Antiques.
     

Adlore “A.J.” Vadnais was still working for Northern Pacific Railroad when he and Louis Crawford partnered to start the White Bear Oil Company in 1923. Vadnais became the sole proprietor after the partnership dissolved in 1928.

A cozy blanket is something people crave during the winter months as they stare out their frosty windows, sipping hot cocoa.

Since 1988, audiences of all ages have attended a local concert in support of the community’s educational leaders.

Heather Olson and Dena Mielzarek clicked over clipping hair. Both starting at the same salon at the same time, they quickly became friends.

“We vacationed together,” Mielzarek says. “We just went out, and we became good friends pretty quickly,” Olson says.

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