Twenty-three years ago, Bill Wenmark and seven other men jumped into Lake Minnetonka as part of a 10-mile run to celebrate New Year’s Day. Little did they know their ice dive would become an annual event, with close to 900 people participating last year.
Fans in the stands at high school athletic events will often hold their collective breath waiting for a completed pass, a third strike or a winning goal. Now imagine an elite student athlete, waiting for word about their collegiate future.
When Jennifer Hedberg’s parents moved the family from California to Massachusetts, the cold was a shock to their system. To combat the winter blues, their mother created winter activities for them, including ice lanterns.
Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.
Allan Charney tried boxing to help get in shape, but he felt like something was missing. “I started hitting the bag and thought, ‘This is a nice idea, but how about bringing it to the masses and combining it with group fitness?’ ”
Before hitting the slopes this season, stock up on sunglasses to protect your eyes (and look stylish). We found two local sunglasses experts to recommend a few pairs that will take you from the slopes to après-ski with no work at all.
It’s polite to say it’s agonizing to choose the best of the year. I ate so many amazing things in our area these last 11 months, but the chance to re-experience my favorites was pure, unadulterated joy.