Shops & Business

Whether she’s teaching one of her Mannerly Manners courses, volunteering at a food shelf or helping at a local school, Marilyn G. Pentel lives a life full of giving back.

Haven Maven owner Nancy Boone Muller describes the store as a “glorified garage sale.” Located in a second floor suite in the heart of downtown Excelsior (and only open Thursday through Saturday), Haven Maven specializes in gently used home

With more and more independent bookstores doubling as coffee shops and gift stores, Wayzata’s long time Lake Street staple The Bookcase is also looking to expand.

Help restore the more than 800 acres of prairie in Three Rivers Park District by collecting native wildflower seed. Volunteers are needed to gather hundreds of pounds of seed for future restoration and enhancement projects.

Lunch is at noon, supper is at 6, and kids must be off the streets at 9. The Excelsior siren says so. Every day, an old fire alarm perched atop City Hall in Excelsior has blurted out these hours since the 1940s.

Mike Woodley’s career path includes stints as a broadcaster, voicing commercials, writing, editing, running LT Solutions Inc., “whatever it takes,” to support his family, he says. “You don’t just want to make a living, you want to challenge yourself.”

As Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) transitions into its new digs at Highway 101 and County Road 6 in Plymouth, they need help with the Resale Shop’s grand opening.

With high heel and strappy shoe season upon us, we ladies often bite the foot-pain bullet for the sake of fashion. But not anymore! Here are a few of my favorite accessories to prevent your feet from giving up on you this summer.

Lose the leash and let your dog run free at The Bark Park, Minnetonka’s newest indoor dog park. With more than 3,000 square feet of open play space, your furry friend will surely be fond of this escape from the blazing summer sun.

If you had asked her four years ago, Linda Pollock would have described her life as isolated. Her son, Nick, had recently been diagnosed with autism. At two-and-a-half, Nick was nonverbal and not potty-trained.