April 2020

In our spring homes issue, we meet a builder whose No. 1 job is “dad,” a tree-trimmer who advises on pruning, and the residents of a classic Shorewood development.

Due to the extenuating circumstances in our community during the creation of this issue, please note that some events/dates and even some business operations may have changed since these pages went to print.

Tonkadale Greenhouse’s Third Thursdays story times are a popular chance for kiddos to learn more about plants and gardening, through books, movement and other activities (including an optional take-home planting project).

 

Tonkadale Greenhouse hosted a “family and dog-friendly fundraiser” to benefit Underdog Rescue, which featured an auction, food and beverage vendors, adoptable pets, a photo booth and more.

 
A green heron on a dock

A green heron makes a perfect photo subject.

 
Sushi from Kai's Sushi & Grill

Sushi's popularity in the Twin Cities western suburbs has been blossoming, thanks in large part to Kai's Sushi & Grill.

 
The owners of Dog Threads on "Shark Tank"

Owners Gina and Scott Davis made a deal with star Mark Cuban.

 
Steve Kuhl

Steve Kuhl is a local entrepreneur with multiple successful businesses to his name. And it all started with a phone call to the wrong number.

 
A lakefront home in Wayzata built by Hendel Homes

Wayzata couple rebuilds their dream lakefront home on old foundation.

 
A shot from the documentary Stalag Luft III

Deephaven filmmaker Louise Woerhle's new documentary tells the remarkable story of her uncle's time in Nazi captivity.

 
Sandra and Richard Brown, founders of Home Again and Voice Solutions and regional developers for Modern Acupuncture.

Local husband and wife have run three successful businesses together.

 
The interior of a home in Amesbury.

There’s something clearly magnetic about the secluded community of Amesbury.

 
Canviva CBD

With CBD oil popping up everywhere, and supposedly curing what ails us, is it safe?

 
A person prunes a tree.

Spring tree-trimming tips from a local arborist.

 
Airbnb

Sites such as VRBO and Airbnb have made renting a home for vacation a breeze.

 
A pink lotus

ust like a lotus flower has to fight its way through the mud and muck to meet the sun to bloom, we sometimes have to do the same.

 
The sunset as seen from Big Island on Lake Minnetonka

Read the lesser known history of one of Lake Minnetonka's most prominent landmarks.

 
A mother plays with her child on a bed.

Local media maven Natalie Webster looks ahead to a milestone birthday.

 
A glass of rosé

Triennes rosé is nice and dry with bright, crisp strawberry and melon flavors, and great acidity.

 
A person reads a book at a cafe.

Happiness for Beginners is an inspiring and entertaining novel that will leave readers with a satisfied sigh.

 
Helicopter seeds

As every Minnesotan child knows, helicopter seeds are great flyers - but did you know you can eat them?