Arts & Culture

The Festivities showroom in Minnetonka hosted a monthly Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals venue spotlight. Event planners, florists, caterers and other industry pros gathered to network and learn about other local businesses and venues.

Solar panels on a Lake Minnetonka home made and installed by All Energy Solar.

Despite its frigid reputation, Minnesota is actually a viable place to employ photovoltaic, solar energy technology.

Dolly Parton's soundtrack to the Netflix film "Dumplin'"

Dolly Parton continues to be force in both music and film, our columnist writes.

The Only Woman in the Room, a fictionalized account of Hedy Lamarr's life written by Marie Benedict

Marie Benedict's "The Only Woman in the Room" gives a fictionalized account of one Hollywood's biggest stars, whose impact goes far beyond her looks.

A woman sits working at a laptop with a pencil in hand and a notebook nearby.

Don’t let a lack of formal education stop you from learning.

In September, Minnetonka High School rolled out its annual homecoming parade to celebrate the MHS community. Photographer Jim Douglas says the parade drew the biggest crowd he can remember. “The crowd was nine deep along Water Street.”

Jingle and Mingle for Minnetonka Choirs was held in November at Olive’s Fresh Pizza Bar in Excelsior.

A close up photo of a flower at Noerenberg Gardens

We asked photographer Nancy Cohodes to tell us about “Close Up,” which received first place in our Wildlife & Nature category.

Lynn Messman of Gardens by Lynn Minnetonka decorates a container garden

Lynn Messman of Gardens by Lynn demonstrates some easy tips to assemble your own container garden.

A container garden by Gardens by Lynn

Most people plant annuals in their containers, but perennials are also something to consider.

Lynn Messman of Gardens by Lynn Minnetonka

Winter is finally over, but is it time to plant outside? Not yet, according to Lynn Messman, owner of Gardens by Lynn in Minnetonka.

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