August 2012

Prep Elite 2012 | Education

Construction began this past spring on The Promenade of Wayzata, a mixed-use development going up in the former Wayzata Bay Center site. The North and Superior blocks are to be completed in late 2013, according to John Mehrkens with developer Presbyterian Homes & Services.


For more than 80 years, Minnesota Tile & Stone has been one of the few local purveyors of patio, driveway and fireplace products, and now Minnetonka is home to their latest showroom.


Jenifer Zimmer and family have spent many a summer night at the Minnetonka Drive In in Spring Park, but last year, she spotted a photo opportunity she couldn’t pass up.


Every day, Kelly Abernathy sends her third-grade son to Groveland Elementary with a healthy lunch that would make any mom proud and any kid eager for the lunch bell to ring.


Helping others is hardwired into the heart of humanity, but most of the time, we aren’t sure we have the time, money or resources to do what it takes to make a difference.


We all love our lightweight dresses, cropped pants and tank tops during a Minnesota summer, but as the warm days wind down and  cooler breezes begin to blow, consider making a smooth transition between your summer and fall wardrobes by adding a few stylish pieces perfect for those early school-ye


This past spring, the Westonka School District unveiled its updated sports logo for the White Hawks. The new logo replaces the version in use since the late 1990s.


Lake Minnetonka residents Gerilyn Giel and Mary Perlich may not yet have found Mr. Right via online dating sites, but their experiences led to the hilarious greeting card line, Matchless Greetings.


Venture to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for the Dirt-O-Rama exhibit and you’ll see Orono resident and fiber artist Wendy Johnson’s piece “Earthly Coat.” One o


For more than three decades, Greenwood resident Rob Evans has been windsurfing. A Minnetonka High School graduate, Evans has competed in hundreds of windsurfing regattas around the world, and August 23–26 Evans will compete in the 2012 Kona North American championships.


The tail-end of the summer is precious to Minnesotans for many reasons, not the least of which is the Great Minnesota Get Together.


What do you like most about your district? The great people: students, teachers, support staff, administrators, school board members and parents.


On weekdays between the months of September and June, the Hoffman residence in Minnetonka could be considered a 21st-century version of the old one-room schoolhouse.


Even the loftiest achievements are built day by day, and these five exceptional high school students are living proof. They deserve recognition for their multiple awards and honors, as well as for their quotidian commitment to excellence.