Arts & Culture

Boats and Rainbows

The Wayzata Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka serves as the striking backdrop for Boats and Rainbows, which was taken by Cat Parker and placed first in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Based on the historical BBC radio program The Kitchen Front, this novel by Jennifer Ryan follows four women on the World War II home front in Britain when food rationing was in full swing.

Dan Raphael, Prairie

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” —Sharon Ralls
Lemon, author

Hagen and Oats pet portrait

Sisters Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich run their own custom wood décor shop, Hagen and Oats, and sell their wares in a number of makers markets and shops around the Twin Cities, including Ridgedale Center’s Minnesota Strong.

Waiting for Sunset

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

The Firefly Sisterhood’s first annual Live Like It’s Spring event was held on Mother’s Day in downtown Wayzata and featured information materials, a beverage stand and brunch to go for attendees.

Boo Bash Dash costumes

Grab your sneakers,

Dureen Ruff, an artisan of miniatures and creator of The Cage Series

At first blush, one would think their story began with a chance meeting in Oakland, Calif. She—a Parisian designer. He—an aspiring novelist from Normandy.

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.

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