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POSTED Friday, April 26

Tiger Oak Publications is looking for the next editor of one of our community lifestyle magazines. If you love the content and profiles in these titles as much as we do, and think you have the stuff it takes to provide in-the-know content and commentary, check out the job description here. Please send a resume, cover letter and three recent writing samples to senior editor Julie Pfitzinger at [email protected]. The search committee will be accepting resumes through May 31.

 
POSTED Saturday, April 20

My husband travels a lot for his job. Which means he gets to (read: has to) eat a lot of unfamiliar foods. This might sound glamorous, but when we’re talking 300 days a year it's simply tiresome. Not to mention gastrically taxing.

 
POSTED Friday, April 12

The Upper Minnetonka Sailing School and Upper Minnetonka Yacht Club are holding their annual open house Friday, May 31, from 4-8 p.m. at The Yacht Club in Spring Park on Lake Minnetonka.

The general public is invited to enjoy free sailboat rides with the school’s instructors at the helm. The Upper Minnetonka Sailing School will offer rides on its 23-foot teaching boat, Sailing School,along with several other 16-23’ sailboats.

 
POSTED Wednesday, April 3

As the official “caller” of ice out on Lake Minnetonka since 1968, the Freshwater Society will herald the return of spring--and our state bird--Thursday, April 11, from 6-9 p.m., at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach.

This year's event will feature a live auction and a presentation about Freshwater Society’s water protection programs. Additionally, the first-ever Clean Water Champion Award will be presented in recognition of leadership in community clean-ups for water quality. Paul Huttner, MPR meteorologist and author of MPR’s Updraft blog, will emcee the event.

 
POSTED Tuesday, February 26

If you’ve been putting it off, now’s the time to have your voice heard. Cast your ballot by February 28 in our Best of Lake Minnetonka 2013 readers’ survey and share your favorite people, places and activities around the lake. Winners will be announced at our Best of 2013 party in late May with a complete list running in the June issue. 

 
POSTED Thursday, February 14

Roz Chast’s career with The New Yorker started in 1978, when the renowned magazine printed one of her cartoons. She’s since published hundreds of cartoons in magazines around the world, put out several books and has garnered a reputation as a world-class wit.

 
POSTED Tuesday, February 12

With 135 teachers from all over Minnesota vying for the prized title of Teacher of the Year, it’s impressive just to be nominated for the crown. But that’s exactly what happened to a Minnetonka teacher this month. Second grade Spanish teacher Niki Danou, who verses her students in Español at Groveland Elementary, was one of the nominees.

 
POSTED Wednesday, December 26

Join the Orono Lions Saturday, January 26, in Long Lake for the annual Snowball Open frozen golf tournament. Tee times are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and while there is no cost, a $25 donation per golfer is suggested.

By supporting the Snowball Open, you’re helping various local organizations like:

 
POSTED Tuesday, November 27

Excelsior’s holiday tree lighting ceremony Saturday, December 1, at 5:15 p.m., has just been raised a few octaves.

The Yale University Whiffenpoofs, a 14-member singing group, will perform live at the public tree lighting held outside the TCF Bank at Water and Oak streets. Admired for their outstanding harmonies, the Whiffenpoofs, the oldest college a cappella group, is currently on tour throughout the country and will perform later that evening at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church at 301 County Road 19 at 8 p.m.

 
POSTED Tuesday, November 20

We’ve been hearing amazing things about Minnetonka High School graduate John Mark Nelson, so we figured it was high time we profiled him in the magazine. This January, don’t miss our Arts department on the recent grad who’s been blowing up the local music scene. You can catch his tunes on The Current or see him at a live show at one of the many venues around town. (He most recently played for a packed house at The Triple Rock.)

 

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