October 2016 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

In the October issue fall head over heels for the artistic fare at the MTK Center for the Arts, plus get tips for entertaining with family and football.

Last summer, Excelsior resident Jon Sadeh snapped this photograph, Passing Time, which took third place in the People & Families category of our Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

 

On any summer night, you can pull into the Minnetonka Drive In, roll down your window and be transported right back to the ’60s.

 

August brought the return of the beloved Big Island and Back event, when local paddlers made their way from Excelsior Beach, around Big Island and back to shore.

 

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, wizards and werewolves, skeletons and spiders: October 29 is Reach for Resources, Inc.’s 15th annual Ghostly Gala.

 

Ask a 10- or 11-year-old to recap their summer, and you might expect to hear about a trip to the beach or maybe a favorite summer book. Ask Maria and Miller Williams, and they’ll mention paleontology camp or the Midwest Museum Convention. And they’ll say it like it’s no big deal.

 

Truth be told, Kyle Rudolph’s day job isn’t focused on the finer points of congeniality or hospitality.

 

Four families. 35 years. One tradition.

 

Long before he started competing in spelling bees, Carey Meyer knew her son Max had an affinity for language. “In second grade he kept a notebook with interesting words he’d write down, especially foreign words and their origins,” says Carey Meyer. “At the time, I didn’t think much of it.”

 

It was a marriage made in kitchen heaven: homeowners with a strong sense of personal style and a design expert equipped to deliver this inspired vision of function and form. The result?

 

During its 100-year history, the simple yet elegant church at 605 Rice St. has served generations of Wayzata residents and housed three different congregations, making it not only the city’s oldest church but also one of its most beloved landmarks.

 

Working for hours on a painting, glass design or photography project can build up an appetite—so the Minnetonka Center for the Arts is serving up more than fine art classes.

 

This spring, Minnetonka’s Lakewinds Food Co-op opened its fresh burrito bar, a welcome addition to the popular deli and to-go section of the store.

 

Minnetonka resident Christine Conlin can now cross “publish a book” off her to-do list. Her children’s book Who Sees Your Scrunchy Face? was published in April.

 

For the past two years, Donny Mark was the assistant coach of the Twin Cities’ professional soccer team, Minnesota United, giving him a front-row seat to see what makes a high-level athlete succeed. “In order to play at a higher level, you have to develop as a player,” Mark explains.

 

It’s the true story of four rock ’n’ roll legends in their early years: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, recording together for one time only under the mentorship of Sam Phillips at Sun Records.

 

The Daily 6 is a new talk show on Metro Cable Network (MCN6) featuring “six established and dynamic Minnesota women.” The show premiered in May.

 

Greenwood resident Joan Angelis caught up on the news from home outside the iconic Sydney Opera House.

 

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Original Pancake House will open its sixth Minnesota location at the 7-Hi shopping center in Minnetonka this month.

 

For Excelsior residents, the phrase “lake effect” has taken on a new meaning since 24-year-old Danielle Riley opened her Water Street boutique, Lake Effect, in mid-April—with a nod to all things nautical.

 

When David Mess opened Buttercream Collection in Minnetonka in 1989, he packed his van with samples and brought them to local wedding reception venues, offering the staff tastings of his desserts.