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Lens on Lake Minnetonka

“I really like the solitude spirit of this boat and its bravery to be the first on the lake. The weather was just reinforcing the feeling ... I got [interested in]  photography fairly recently. It has been very interesting and engaging journey.

Maha Abouelenein

While hanging out with her sister, Maha Abouelenein’s phone rings. Journalist and author Katie Couric is calling. It’s just another normal day for this sought-after, successful entrepreneur.

Pop Culture Preservation Society

If you played with Fisher-Price toys, watched The Brady Bunch on Friday nights or almost took out yourself or a sibling with a set of groovy Clackers, you could qualify to be a member of the Pop Culture Preservation Society (PCPS), dedicated to honoring,

For Goodness Cakes birthday cake

Can a cake make a difference? Can a concoction of batter meets frosting cure what ails? At times, the answer is “yes.” The Hope House in Excelsior is a short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 14–19.

Panoway Park off of Lake Street

Every alphabetical list of the nearly 3,000 victims from the 9/11 attacks starts with the name Gordon Aamoth, Jr.

Allyson Fanger

The beauty of Lake Minnetonka Magazine, in my estimation, is partly due to the monthly marriage of words and images, wonderfully brought together thanks to our writing team, contributors, photographers and art department.

Best of 2021 winners

Instagram hashtags have been around for a bit—#eatlocal, #playlocal, #shoplocal and on they go, but 2020 and into this year, the need to support local businesses and service providers was undeniably underscored in an urgent way. 

Whether I’m scrolling through social media or picking up a magazine, I am always drawn to the “best of” lists. Having those recommendations can make life a bit easier. Let me share with you my can’t-live-without home organizing products. 

child playing on floor

In 1961, Sybil Lynch founded a nursery school at St. David’s Episcopal Church, and just four years later, St. David’s Center began serving children with additional needs.

There are 17 eggs in this photo — can you find them all?

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School’s 25th annual Easter egg hunt is going COVID-friendly with a drive-through event between 10 a.m.–1 p.m. April 3 at the church/school parking lot, 23290 Highway 7 in Excelsior.

Holding pieces of the puzzle

April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day. The entire month is known as National Autism Awareness month and works to spread awareness, promote acceptance and ignite change, according to the Autism Society.

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