Arts & Culture

Waiting for Sunset

Excelsior’s Judy Voigt Englund often walks down to Crescent Beach on Lake Minnetonka in the summertime to watch the sunset.

Mike Polis

Mike Polis considers himself to be a serial entrepreneur. From owning a marketing business and a screen print shop to now working as a real estate agent in the Wayzata area, Polis has amassed a Rolodex of fellow entrepreneurs over the years.

I am often contacted for help with three “problem” areas that are easily filled due to over-owning, forgetfulness or procrastination. Let’s get organized.

The Rose Code

Fans of WWII historical fiction, take note—The Rose Code by Kate Quinn is set on the British home front during WWII and follows three young women, who work at the highly-classified Bletchley Park.

Colee Recke, Pieces and Pair

This mixed media painting had me thinking back to family excursions to the North Shore, where endless hours were spent searching for coveted agates along Lake Superior. Road maps, playing the alphabet game and breathtaking autumn leaves [were] bookmarked by the brillia

World of Pumpkins Display

A pumpkin is a pumpkin is a pumpkin—well, not really. Discover why during the month of October as the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum presents the World of Pumpkins Display at the Oswald Visitor Center.

Lake Minnetonka Sunset with My Best Friend - Katie Rajchert

Lake Minnetonka Sunset with My Best Friend, taken by Wayzata’s Katie Rajchert, placed first in the People and Families category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

children with chicken

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

Painted room wall mural

Placing an imprint on our homes can take a host of forms—among them: Architectural designs, furniture elements, décor themes and color stories have their own ways of communicating homeowners’ styles.

Smokin’ Henways

By dropping the curtain on live entertainment, the pandemic took a toll on the music scene.

Les Mis at the Blue Water Theatre

It’s been a minute (OK, since 2015) that we last visited with Charlie Leonard, founder, executive director and artistic director of Blue Water Theatre Company (BWTC).

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