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As a columnist, social media connector and former radio co-host with Twila Dang on myTalk 107.1, Excelsior resident Natalie Webster thrives in the communications sphere.

Hovering above two desks on opposite sides of a wall are two faux neon pictures—one of the letter X, the other a Z.

This is no coincidence. David Stillman, the 49-year-old Generation Xer, sits at the desk under the X. His son, Jonah, the 18-year-old Generation Zer, sits under the Z.

The Music Association of Minnetonka welcomes new artistic director Sean Vogt. Incredibly, this is the ensemble’s first directorial change in 40 years.

She drinks an elixir of cider vinegar, honey, warm water and a dash of lemon juice every day—she has for as long as she can remember, possibly since she was a teenager.

When lake-area native and Minnetonka High graduate Maddie Peters decided to pursue a career in medicine, she was continuing a rich family tradition.

According to landscape architect Bruce Lemke, every one of his own nature-based sculptures begins with a story that he creates for himself to get his creative juices flowing.

When Jerry Holl retired in 2012, he was 57 years old, and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. But he was sure what he wanted to be next.

This article could be one of those trend pieces, about young hipsters from the Digital Age “rediscovering” and reviving analog objects from the 20th century, like vinyl records or handmade chocolates.

Author Phyllis Alsdurf has lived in the Lake Minnetonka area for 35 years, and has taught creative writing and journalism at Bethel University for 18 years.

Excelsior resident Valerie Grahn never expected that she’d write a children’s book. “If someone had told me a year ago that I was going to become a…picture book author and set up a publishing company, I would have laughed at them,” she says.

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