In Firefighting Matt Taking a Break, Ron Hawkins, photographer extraordinaire, captured a shot of a White Bear Lake fireman taking in the scene on a cold winter’s day.

The 2017 Best of White Bear Lake survey is almost here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, hot spots and more.

Wandering the shores of Bald Eagle Lake, it’s not difficult to spot a wood duck or two. But Andy Townshend says that trying to capture this bird on film gets a little tricky. “You kind of have to sneak up on them,” he explains.

Gary Schafer has been known to enjoy the serenity of White Bear Lake mornings riding his bicycle. Besides his set of wheels, the most important item he brings with him on these endeavors is his Canon 7D Mark II, in the hopes of capturing a bit of this picturesque scene.

Every year we look forward to the flood of images that appear on our submission site as we launch our annual photo contest. This year was no different and we received countless beautiful photos from many talented members of our community.

Anyone who has met White Bear Lake resident Jean Sockness has probably heard her say she has a fondness for fall—the leaves changing color, the crackle of bonfires, but especially the thought of goblins lurking about as the bewitching season draws near.

“This is a good example of community events bringing us together,” remarks Jay Rendall on his photo Pumpkinmania, which won third place in the 2015 Activities and Events category.

Something New for the Best of White Bear Lake 2017!

Voting for our annual readers’ choice poll will take place January 1-31, 2017 here on the site and finalists will be posted online in March.

Look for the winners in the July 2017 issue of White Bear Lake Magazine!

During a lunch hour at Jethro’s Char-House & Pub in Mahtomedi, you might find a group of ladies chatting over their Reuben sandwiches, pausing their game of bridge for a chance to laugh and reminisce.

Bob and Citty Scherman having fun in the British Virgin Islands.