POSTED Tuesday, May 10

Does your man race off each and every weekend with a fishing pole in his hand? Downtown Excelsior has a cure for that.

This Saturday, May 14, Excelsior businesses are embracing area fishing widows with a special “He Fishes, I Shop” event. Women can enjoy store specials and discounts, ladies-only pampering and delicious dining with their girlfriends all day long. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. For more information, visit

POSTED Thursday, May 5

Calling all lake-area families! Join Minnetonka Public Schools in honoring all things artsy with a Celebration of the Arts beginning Saturday, May 14.

For one week, the Arts Center on 7 will come alive with the sights and sounds of the visual and performing arts as scores of young creative artists share their talents with each other and with our community.

POSTED Tuesday, April 26

Students from Wayzata High School and Blake Middle School are representing the lake area—and the entire state of Minnesota—at this weekend’s Department of Energy National Science Bowl in in Washington, D.C.

The 21st annual competition draws high school and middle school students from across the country to be quizzed on various science topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy, energy, and math.

POSTED Thursday, April 21

Get those baskets ready! All ages are welcome to join the Cottagewood General Store’s Easter egg hunt this Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m.

Come to the store early for your tickets and a map. During the morning, tour Cottagewood yards and greet neighbors while searing high and low for eggs; houses are designated by age. Keep an eye out for the elusive golden eggs filled with cash and prizes! The Easter Bunny himself will be on hand for photos along with fun activities like face painting and other surprises. Cost is $5 per child.

POSTED Wednesday, April 6

To all you aspiring photogs out there: Grab your cameras, because our search for the best local photos is about to begin. Between August 1 and 31, aspiring photographers can submit up to three photos of local attractions, animals and more on our website,

POSTED Wednesday, March 30

The ICA Food Shelf and Tonkadale Greenhouse are partnering this spring for the third annual Grow & Give produce fundraiser.

POSTED Friday, March 25

Grab your party hat and come on down to Avanti Shoe Boutique's first anniversary celebration this Saturday, March 26, in Excelsior.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 5:30 p.m. Don't miss the deals and specials all day long, with an appearance by Mrs. Excelsior from 1-3 p.m., and a Minnetonka Moccasin trunk show from 2-5 p.m.

More details can be found on Avanti's website. Party on!

POSTED Wednesday, March 9

Our lake has a long and storied history when it comes to the vessels that have navigated our waters. Learn all you need to know about Lake Minnetonka’s bygone boats with this month’s giveaway.

Enter today for your chance to win a copy of Scott D. McGinnis’s A Directory of Old Boats: Lake Minnetonka’s Historic Steamboats, Sailboats and Launches. This 318-page anthology chronicles the lake’s early boats up to gasoline launches built through 1909. You can read more about McGinnis’s book on page 08 of the March issue.

POSTED Thursday, February 24

If you’re heading off on a fabulous vacation this spring, don’t forget your favorite mag. Bring along the latest edition of Lake Minnetonka Magazine when you travel, and snap pictures of you and your companions as you’re jet-setting the globe.

Once you return home, e-mail us your best shot for a chance to appear in the magazine’s Travel Log feature. We launched the section in January and have since featured readers in New York City, Colonial Williamsburg, and Mazatlan, Mexico with more fabulous locales to come.