Shops & Business

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.

A quilt or blanket, created and given selflessly, is more than a gift of warmth; it’s a gift of love.

The building that majestically sits on the south side at the center of the block of Fourth Street, between Cook and Banning Avenues, was constructed more than a century ago as the White Bear YMCA.

A birthday is an important time in a child’s life, and Cheerful Givers’ creator Robin Zelaya believes every child deserves a gift to celebrate his or her special day.

Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, White Bear Lake Mercantile is once again gracing the streets of downtown White Bear Lake—albeit a little different than the original.

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