Arts & Culture

Whether it is pairing down the closet or tidying the playroom, home organizing is the “to-do” we all have. “I just don’t know where to start” is a sentiment I hear frequently. Depending on the amount of organizing needed, it can be daunting to get started. Here is an acronym that might

Ice Breaker

“A family tradition of going on springtime ice breaking missions started when my kids were 2 and 4 years old. We’d venture out in our canoe and chop away at the chunks of floating ice. It’s our way of ‘urging’ winter to release its grip on the lake.

Wayzata Chilly Open

The 37th annual Wayzata Chilly Open returns in full force this year on February 11 and 12 on frozen Wayzata Bay. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce.

Caring Youth award ceremony

The nominations are in, and soon the recipients of the 2022 Caring Youth Awards will be announced by the Hopkins and Lake Minnetonka school districts.

Klondike dog derby

Water Street in Excelsior will have drivers of a different sort when it welcomes back to town The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby, set for February 4 (vet checks, Hug a Husky and Meet the Musher events) and February 5 (race day).

Wine Cellar

Wine cellars continue to move their ways up from homes’ lower levels and onto main floors and into spotlighted sightlines. Over the years, Jeff Hagen has witnessed the change in how wine lovers store and present their collections.

The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta

Fans of stories that have a “behind the scenes” of Hollywood feel, especially fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid novels (Daisy Jones & The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo or Malibu Rising) will find it hard to put down The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clemen

Day Dream III

“[The artist’s] original work captures a calm vibe as the subject seems to be in a blissful state surrounded by the healthy cherubs protecting her as she goes deep in her thoughts,” says Hollie Blanchard of the Art Girls.

Winter Picnic

“I was driving past the beach in early winter and stopped to take a photograph of the watercolor sky. Then I noticed the picnic table.

Halloween festivities were in full-costumed force in downtown Excelsior as more than 700 school children participated in a parade walk down the center of town. Merchants along Water Street greeted participants with sweet treats to mark the day.

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