Arts & Culture

Annabelle plays soccer at the ballfields near Shirley Hills Primary School.

Put me in coach, I’m ready! placed second in the Activities and Events category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

It’s pretty normal for Deb Zeller to grab her camera to stroll around the Parley Lake Winery grounds. “My camera goes with me almost all the time,” she says.

It’s pretty normal for Deb Zeller to grab her camera to stroll around the Parley Lake Winery grounds. “My camera goes with me almost all the time,” she says.

Twenty-three years ago, Bill Wenmark and seven other men jumped into Lake Minnetonka as part of a 10-mile run to celebrate New Year’s Day. Little did they know their ice dive would become an annual event, with close to 900 people participating last year.

Daily life has changed drastically over the last decade. “Back in the day,” we wrote letters and mailed them. We walked down the block and knocked on our neighbor’s door to chat.

Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.

 

Melessa Henderson viewed some children’s nighttime books as dark and scary. Instead of ignoring those books completely, she decided to make her own.

Nature

1st: Dragonflies by Deb Zeller

2nd: Lily at Noerenberg Gardens by Alison Humphrey

3rd: Weather is Coming: Time to Head In by Deb Zeller

After the bustle of early school mornings, weekends crammed with extracurricular activities and planning for college, many empty nesters have a decision to make when the commotion settles.

The festive Mound ceremony will be perfect for the little ones as Mr. and Mrs. Claus make an appearance on a fire truck and even hand out small gifts.

Intrigued with the reflection of the boat on the water in his photo Early Morning Pierside, Shorewood resident Al Whitaker says the unique lines of the watercraft represent a historical element of the lake area.

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