May 2015

In the May 2015 issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine, you'll find the best lake-area bike trails, see how middle school actors are excelling, and how one family gets their summer bucket list done.

It’s a casual photograph: Two boats are pulled halfway out of the still water, tilting awkwardly on land.


Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, probably because moms like to eat out.


In Novermber, ICA Food Shelf hosted The Great Taste event, an evening that showcased the local restaurant scene. Attendees began the night with appetizers and cocktails provided by area restaurants while they bid on silent and live auction items and a fund-a-need for all ICA programs.


To beat the cold, families gathered on the lake for food, fun and friends in January.


"If you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible. Even miracles.” So says Mr.


In the lake area, outdoor activities aren’t hard come by—especially activities on the water.


Is it just us, or do the actors on stage seem to be getting younger and younger?


Emily and Jeff Uelmen have solved the mystery of keeping their family busy during the summer.


Everybody runs out of milk or bread from time to time, and it’s a nuisance. But for Brian Felt, and too many others like him, running out of basic food items can put his physical and emotional health in jeopardy.


There’s a conversation happening at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. “Art is a way of communicating,” artist Ruth Mason says. “It’s this wonderful language, and people can connect and reach other people.”  


Massages are no longer reserved for spa retreats and personal relaxation—a growing number of people are turning to massage therapy as a restorative and preventative technique to treat multiple sources of pain and stress.


A two-acre sustainable farm in Minnetrista might not exist if Stephanie Stillman hadn’t enrolled in an anthropology course in college that focused on food in America.


After a long winter of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, homeowners have an endless list of maintenance and repairs to attack before enjoying the warmer seasons. Those with wooden decks have extra steps to take.


We all know that preparing for a vacation can be stressful: making sure your packages are picked up, packing, preparing for flights, and perhaps most time-consuming of all, finding a caretaker for your pet.


The story of Wayzata’s Frost & Budd is one of success. The shop first opened in 1983, and although that store closed in 2003, the original owner’s niece reopened it in 2008.


Planting responsibly can be a little tricky—and when your backyard is a shoreline, it can seem nearly impossible. How can you make a garden that you’ll enjoy, preserve your view, keep annoying geese from trampling your property and have a positive ecological impact?


Four years ago, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District took a close look at the Long Lake corridor, an area that follows Long Lake Creek from Long Lake to Tanager Lake.


A Tropical Tour


Memorial Day weekend kicks off a very special Minnesotan tradition: bootleg season! Minnesota’s version of a mint julep or mojito, the bootleg recipe varies from place to place, as does the origin of the drink.


Nothing makes you want to get outside quite like the arrival of spring—and, as always, Minnetonka kids know how to celebrate.


Asked what’s new and exciting in the world of wedding invitations, Alexis Harsh of Wayzata’s Watermark Stationery was frank: “Oh my goodness! What isn’t new?”