Giving Back

A hat made by Excelsior company Summit Creek Hat Co.

Excelsior native Tony Filippi founded Summit Creek Hat Co. last summer, inspired to create a line of hats and other products that make the wearer think about their favorite places in the world.

As the Skippers Booster Club celebrates its 40th anniversary, current members reflect on the legacy the club has built.

Countless men, women and children in our community benefit from the tireless efforts of volunteers willing to dedicate a bit of their free time and lend their skills and experience to important causes.

Too often news stories of people in despair leave our minds once the screen switches images or the newspaper is laid aside. But once in a while, a story is so affecting that an individual is spurred to action.

The holidays present financial challenge for many families, so why not give back if you can? Check out two of the toy drives happening in the Lake Minnetonka area.

He has the look: white hair, white beard, round shape. Russ Erickson embodies Santa without even trying. But Erickson didn’t always play the well-known North Pole resident.

Hammer Residences

Mike Anderson loves getting paychecks. He feels a sense of accomplishment and, of course, relishes having a little extra cash. Anderson decided to retire in 1997, after putting in years of hard work on the job.

Imagine not being able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. For some elderly and disabled Lake Minnetonka residents, a turkey-less holiday is a very real possibility.

Fall marks a critical transition- from a time of play to a season of seriousness, especially when it comes to asking relevant career questions: Where am I and where do I want to be?

No one should have to face cancer alone. With Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, a local affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, the hope is that no Minnesotan will.

After a life-changing mission trip to Haiti in March, Mound Westonka High School seniors Tori Anderson and Megan Bryan, who volunteered at Project Hope, a home and school for orphans and other children in need, are now hoping to inspire other teens to broaden their own horizons.The girls will ret