Arts & Culture

Orono grad Guy Mohs, originally from Haiti, holds a soccer ball.

Guy Mohs shares his journey as an immigrant and soccer star.

Kids sailing at a Lake Minnetonka summer camp.

Fill your family’s summer calendar with camps that are full of sunshine.

An artist on a trip sponsored by PleinAir Magazine paints a woman on a Cuban street.

In all, 50 artists participated in the trip.

Gretchen Fleener Mound face painting party

Gretchen Fleener’s love of face painting started early. When she was 15, the Mound resident began face painting at Valleyfair during her summer vacations.

Making It Lake Minnetonka Suzanne & Ryan Huggett

The word “maker” is one that gets tossed around a lot these days. It’s pretty trendy to say that you’re a maker, a word that allows for a vague definition of your job yet informs people that you’re creating something, whether it’s original music, organic eats or even Instagram stories.

True to Her School Amy Steiner Minnetonka High School

In her first year at Orono High School, principal Amy Steiner says she’s enjoying the process of getting to know the students and staff. The kids “have all been really welcoming and really fun to work with,” Steiner says. “I’ve also noticed that they’re very inclusive.

Olympic Figure Skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter competitor coach team leader Minnetonka

Minnetonka resident and former Olympic figure skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter hung up her figure skates about three years ago, but this 86-year-old still talks about the sport with a fierce love in her voice—recounting her years as an Olympic competitor, coach, judge and team leader.

Sarah Beron log rolling balace writer lake minnetonka

Standing knee-deep in water on a warm August day, I ready myself to step out of my comfort zone and onto a log. Lured by a heart-pumping workout that tests stamina and grit, the throwback sport of log rolling is gaining in popularity among non-lumberjack types. I’m nervous.

(Above: Low student-teacher ratios provide opportunities for more individualized learning.)

Author Margaret Scofield

I Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book has a similar look and feel to many traditional baby books: It’s filled with whimsical illustrations of woodland creatures, a blank family tree to fill with family members’ names, and prompts like, “I knew I would be a good mommy be

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