Arts & Culture

In A New York Minute book cover.

This Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for a romantic read in the spirit of all the best New York rom-coms, check out In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer.

Woody, a sweet 1-year-old French Bulldog, is all ears as he waits for a ride on the lake. Owner, Mary Kay Mohs is unabashed in telling anyone Woody is "pretty cute."

An unexpected guest showed up at Dan Jensen’s house last May, and by the time she finally left a little over a month later, she had given Jensen and his wife, Julianne Amendola, a baker’s dozen of surprises: twelve little ducklings and one award-winning picture.

In a dark, cozy room tucked away from the bustling lunchtime traffic near Ridgedale Center, Susan Slack says she will focus on giving me more self-confidence.

But she isn't going to give me a pep talk. She is going to hypnotize me.

Patty Carmody Smith is the local mixed-media artist behind the colorful creations of Carmody Art. From meaningful mosaics to sculptures with a story, Carmody Smith’s work is full of thought-provoking flavor.

Join the friends of man’s best friend at the Scott County Fairgrounds for an all-breed dog show June 8–10. Hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club (LMKC) since 1955, this show has grown to expect 2,200 dog entrants plus dog owners, would-be owners, handlers and fans.


Excelsior’s Art on the Lake, June 9–10

I had just learned about the Dragonfly Story from my neighbor who had lost her son to cancer. This dragonfly was just hanging around me in the yard, so I went in to get my camera. The first pictures I shot weren't quite as good as I'd hoped after downloading them.

If you want to throw a party but dread the toil, don’t despair. It’s a snap to arrange a gathering at a nearby restaurant. Many dining establishments offer not only party rooms but party planning services as well.