Arts & Culture

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.”

Author Phyllis Alsdurf has lived in the Lake Minnetonka area for 35 years, and has taught creative writing and journalism at Bethel University for 18 years.

Excelsior resident Valerie Grahn never expected that she’d write a children’s book. “If someone had told me a year ago that I was going to become a…picture book author and set up a publishing company, I would have laughed at them,” she says.

Minnetonka Community Education offers something for residents of all ages to meet the community’s educational, social and recreational needs.

World traveler, solver of a 2000-year-old problem, teacher, and potter: these are just some of Mel Jacobson’s identities.

Kelley and Kelley Nursery in Long Lake has been a local institution for 95 years.

With an enrollment of over 3,000, Minnetonka High School is undoubtedly big, which can easily feel overwhelming for incoming freshman. Getting involved with an activity or club, however, is the best medicine—and the best way to make new friends.

Solveig Brown was a graduate student in anthropology when she began interviewing Twin Cities moms about their families. The Golden Valley resident was working on her Ph.D.

Eric Dregni is the dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco, and the author of In Cod We Trust, By the Waters of Minnetonka and You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. He is a regular contributor to Lake Minnetonka Magazine.

Gary Ezell, owner and chef at Joey Nova’s, is a familiar and active member of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka community.  His fellow citizens describe Ezell as a “true gem” and the “poster child for the chamber’s goodwill and prosperity.” Consequently, earlier this year, Ezell was selected as the P

Last October, 16-year-old Justin M. Anderson started what, to his knowledge, is the first publishing company exclusively for teenage authors (ages 12 to 19).