June 2015

In the June 2015 issue of Lake Minnetonka Magainzine, you'll find boat-friendly summer snacks to indulge on at the lake, a family retreat, how locals are preserving Bushaway Road, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Linda Ross moved to Minnesota 40 years ago when she and her husband decided they needed something new—and Stamford, Connecticut, wasn’t quite cutting it. “It was completely different,” she says. “It was an adjustment for me, but I’m glad we picked the Deephaven area.


As Minnesotans, we are duty-bound to enjoy our many lakes to the max; our state motto won’t let us forget our natural abundance of water (86,936 square miles of it, across the state). We are deep in the season to be on the lake, and by “on the lake” we mean boating.


In February, Lake Minnesota Magazine hosted the 2015 Best of Lake Minnetonka Readers' Choice event at the Lafayette Club in Wayzata to celebrate the best our community has to offer.


Lake-area teens unite for St. Jude.


Every summery Thursday night, starting June 4, downtown Excelsior comes alive. Girls of all ages gather for themed nights of celebration—complete with local deals and live music.


The story of 980 Shady Lane unfolds through black-and-white photographs and the colorful memories of those who once lived in the Wayzata home.


If you didn’t attend the farmers’ market, did the summer season really happen? Perhaps, but it probably was less memorable (and less flavorful) than it would have been if you had.


Highway 101, or Bushaway Road, as many locals know it, is one of the oldest stretches of road in the state. Its early days can be traced back to the Dakota Indian tribe, who used it as a fur-trapping trail from Shakopee to Dayton.


Beauty is in bloom year-round at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and this spring is no exception. Tucked away in Chanhassen, the arboretum is a hidden world of woodlands, wetlands and prairie spanning more than 1,100 acres.


Excelsior resident Corey Wilcock has been running Minnesota Trophies & Gifts in Hopkins since 1989, creating tangible reminders of triumphs and experiences for people in the west metro.


Jack Steward and Colton Smith have been making adventure films for as long as they can remember. Best friends and outdoorsmen, they’ve now turned their passion into a television series.


With nearly 40 years of experience in the design and build industry, architect Jon Monson of design/build firm Landschute Group has made a habit of renovating lake-area homes.


This past January, a driven group of young adults saw their dreams become reality. Dressed to the nines, they walked a red carpet with their friends and heard the unmistakable click of the camera flash.


In March 1986, Red Owl Country Store in White Bear Lake was the first location to be converted to a Kowalski’s Market. Twenty-nine years later, there are nine Kowalski’s markets in the Twin Cities area.


As temperatures rise and we begin dipping our toes in the lakes, the last thing anyone wants to think about is hairstyling. Time spent in front of a mirror is much less appealing than a walk or a dip in Lake Minnetonka.


Love from Down Under
Ben, Jim and Matt Stahlke from Mound paused during their tour of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to snap a photo with their hometown magazine.


What’s summer without the occasional rev of an engine? For those who enjoy a bit of adrenaline on summer afternoons, Lake Minnetonka has a new store for all your motorsport needs. From four-wheelers to Jetskis, St.


As the weather heats up, going for a swim starts to look very appealing.