People

Peter Andreos traveled from sunny Greece to snowy Minneapolis and opened the Pure Food Café in Minneapolis with his new bride, a Norwegian Lutheran named Olga Sollie. To fit in with these northern Europeans, Peter changed his surname to the more anglo Andrews.

Lisa Meritt of Victoria spends many summer days on Lake Minnetonka. She’s passionate about kayaking and fishing, and likes how the channel “has both natural beauty combined with people enjoying the lake,” she says.

You might have seen her walking her dog through the woodlands of Wayzata, but what you might not know is that she is a nationally acclaimed author.

John Haug’s property backs up to Saunders Lake in Minnetrista, affording breathtaking views of the changing seasons all year long. On a particularly nice autumn day, Haug had just finished taking photos of the fall foliage along the lakeshore.

 

For Bill Miles, it was his calling. Now in his 35th year of coaching record-breaking boys distance runners at Wayzata High School, Miles insists, “The kids do all the work, and I get all the credit—not a bad gig.”

You might have noticed the five women building friendships and discussing work during monthly meetings at area restaurants, as they’re more than mere lunch companions.

Spring seems to be the time when family and friends can come together, catch up on recent events, and inevitably, commiserate over their many to-do lists. But some people have come to appreciate—even revel in—the “unfinished project.” Jerry Kennedy is one such person.

Minnetonka High School tenth grade Calleigh King has always loved horses. A rider since age four, King thought she had found her niche when she began barrel racing at age 14.

Scott D. McGinnis shares a love of Lake Minnetonka and its vessels, as many area residents do.

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