It's said that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But this photo, “Tu4Tu,” which took first place in the People & Families category of our 2015 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest, offers even more of a story.
The lake’s annual North American Pond Hockey Championship was a little damp this year, with most on-ice games canceled due to warm weather. But there was plenty of fun to be had with other activities and gatherings.
Minnetonka High School has a storied tradition of producing top-tier athletes in a wide variety of sports. But recently, the sheer abundance of elite athletes who wear Skippers baseball jerseys has many spectators turning their heads.
In early January, as Minnetonka resident Kyle Rooney struggled to reach the 19,341-foot-high summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, he thought about his son’s daily struggles with a rare disease, and felt a heightened sense of purpose.
For the Past 10 years, men’s clothing shop J. Novachis had occupied an Edina block in the 50th and France neighborhood. This spring, owner Anthony Novachis made the big decision to move the beloved store to Excelsior, his new hometown.
The summer breeze carries memories: maybe it’s your mom’s rhubarb pie or your grandma’s knack for hosting garden parties; or maybe it’s your neighbor’s secret-recipe barbecue rub, which has been in the family for generations.
For the enjoyment of locals and out-of-towners alike, Excelsior continues its beloved shop-till-you-drop Thursday nights in summer. Thursday used to be known as Girls’ Night Out; this year, the event series has been rebranded as Open Late Thursdays.
Muddy Feet Farm in Minnetrista continues to expand and offer healthy eating options for members. This summer, the farm’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) program will offer members traditional shares as well as ayurvedic shares.