March 2020

In March, we celebrate families—including kids and pets—with guides to summer activities, new eateries, kids’ fashion, dog-friendly spaces and more.

On New Year’s Day, chilly and brave divers hopped into the frigid waters of Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior for ALARC’s 30th annual ice dive, which supports the Wounded Warrior Project and a couple of local organizations. 

The aftermath of a spring blizzard on a dock on Lake Minnetonka.

Even in late spring, a blizzard can be beautiful.

A brisket sandwich from Buddy Boy Barbeque

Buddy Boy Barbeque draws fans of smoked meats year-round.

Runners at the finish line of the Luck O' the Lake 5K.

Luck O’ the Lake 5K is back this year on Saturday, March 14.

A child models clothing from Honey P's Boutique.

Oh Baby! and Honey P's Boutique offer ideas for dressing kids in style and with a smile.

Frank Meuschke

At Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, Frank Meuschke combines science with art.

A dog bed built into the underside of kitchen cabinets.

Boyer Building creates a home for a family, focused on ease and comfort for their three small dogs.

Members of the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School on the water.

The Lake Minnetonka Sailing School offers students a way to learn how to sail and get outside during the summer months.

Teens dance at the Wayzata Cotillion

In 1994, JDW Cotillions founded the Wayzata Cotillion program. Next month, they’ll celebrate 26 years of involvement in the community.

An under-the-stair playhouse.

Elevate kids’ spaces with these expert tips and tricks.

Jessica Kuennen's book of poetry, "If I Ever Loved You, I'll Always Love You"

"If I Ever Loved You, I’ll Always Love You" allowed Jessica Kuennen to reflect upon her life, including growth, love and loss.

An illustration of various places to visit during a staycation in the Lake Minnetonka area.

Many come to the Lake Minnetonka area each year for their own vacations. If you put on your staycation goggles, you will see our community in a whole new light.

Friends gather around a table at The Vine Room in Hopkins

Hopkins’ new The Vine Room offers wine and a Cali vibe downtown.

A frozen puddle

As winter gives way to spring, the season of physics begins.

Lakewood Cemetery, where David C. Bell is buried.

David Bell laid the cornerstone for Excelsior Academy and played a key role in several early Minneapolis institutions.

A person sits at a table reading Lovely War.

Lovely War is an inventive and engaging read for young adults and adults alike.

A glass of Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon

Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon is just $15.99, and would be a great contender in a blind tasting.

A child poses for a photo with a group of locals while on vacation.

How to reframe your mindset when traveling with kids.

A white and brown dog looks above the camera

In your estate plan or will, don’t forget about your furry and four-legged family members.