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POSTED Wednesday, April 4

Two Minnesota companies have partnered to fill an ever-growing need for children on the autism spectrum. Creative Kidstuff, with the help of Minnetonka-based St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, has identified a selection of sensory and development products specifically for children on the spectrum.

 

 
POSTED Tuesday, April 3

We're looking for someone with a magic eye, creative mind and a vision that goes beyond the enticing images that grace our magazines and websites. Interested in joining our team at Tiger Oak Media? Check out the job description below and send a resume, cover letter with salary requirements and up to three samples of your creative work to Tamara Prato at [email protected] by April 17th. No phone calls, please.

 

Art Director

Tiger Oak Media

 
POSTED Monday, March 26

You'll have to wait for our July issue to read about the winners of our annual Best of Lake Minnetonka readers' survey, but here's a sneak peak at the three finalists in each of the 25 different categories.

(Editor's note: These finalists were the top three vote earners as determined by our readers in an open-ended online survey. Finalists are listed in alphabetical order in each category.)

 

Best Burger

Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille

Maynards

McCormick’s Pub & Restaurant

 

Best Outdoor Dining

 
POSTED Tuesday, March 6

Calling all pet lovers: Would you like to show off your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, lizard or animal of any kind in the magazine? We're looking for photos of Lake Minnetonka pets (owners optional) to be featured in our June issue.

Professionally shot, high-res images are best, but we will consider all submissions. Send your images to Molly at [email protected].

 
POSTED Tuesday, February 28

If you want to enjoy an evening of entertainment while mixing it up with fellow community members for a good cause, may as well make a weekend of it. First attend the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s “Dancing Under the Stars” gala March 9 at the Doubletree By Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place in St. Louis Park, and the follow that up a night later at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development’s “Make Them Shine” gala at International Market Square.

 
POSTED Monday, February 20

I’m one of the guys Bryan Buser, a certified cicerone (beer expert) and the store manager at The Four Firkins in St. Louis Park, describes as someone who thinks beer “is great and everyone likes beer.” But not as someone who knew about how the “right beer and the right food … can make a regular meal into something fantastic.”

With eight suggestions of beer and appetizer and beer and dessert pairings, beer bunglers like myself can take our next meal to the next step.

 
POSTED Friday, February 17

Every month is a good month to donate food, clothing, shelter and other necessities to local families in need. But there’s a little added incentive in March.

 
POSTED Wednesday, February 15

Minnetonka High School (MHS) made its eighth appearance and earned its eighth Starred Performance rating, the highest honor, at the 2012 Class AA State One Act Play Festival on Feb.10. MHS theatre and English teacher John Lynn directed the stellar all-student cast and crew as they presented a 35-minute cut of Equus by Peter Shaffer.

 
POSTED Friday, February 10

When it comes to philanthropies, there aren’t many causes more worthy than feeding a famished population of people. And there may not be a pocket of the world more in need than drought-ridden Somalia, which Antonio Guterres, head of the United Nations Relief Agency, calls home to “the worst humanitarian disaster” in the world.

But what can a person living in the Minnesota suburbs possibly do to put a dent in 12 million starving Somalis, Kenyans, and Ethiopians currently facing the worst drought since the 1950s? It just sounds daunting.

 
POSTED Wednesday, February 1

The Minnetonka School District is offering a new arts experience for its elementary students.

“This is a huge undertaking for us” says Trent Boyum, artistic director of the new project. “Our district is very dedicated to the arts, and wanted to create a new opportunity for elementary students. In order to include a large number of students we decided to produce a stage musical at each school. We’ve found a really new and innovative way to involve all of our students interested in musical theatre.”

 

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