Shops & Business

Kristi Piehl

Life’s turning points are rarely planned nor expected. Almost over the night, the pandemic served as a critical turning point that changed not only many lives, but the world as we knew it. Despite its hardships, some people flipped the script on their careers.

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.

Between Anthony Bosca and Stephanie Haenes—owners of Wayzata’s InVision and Art of Optiks, respectively—they know a thing or two when it comes to style. So we asked these vision pros to give us their top picks for summer sunglasses.

Interested in bringing a pet into your life on a short-term basis? Then consider fostering a cat or kitten through the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley.

  1. For dogs that are scared of storms or overly excitable, the Thundershirt is the answer. This jacket applies a gentle pressure, which calms dogs dramatically. Available at LuLu & Luigi. $48.

Oakwood Elementary School’s annual Family Service Night brought together more than 300 community members to benefit people in need. Throughout the night, families participated in simple projects to teach children the value of serving others. In 2010:

Hope for the City, the Minnetonka-based nonprofit dedicated to distributing corporate surplus to people in need, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by naming Patti Dalen its new executive director.

ADOGO Pet Hotel is not your average boarder. This brand-new facility offers five-star services and state-of-the-art facilities to keep you and your dog happy, whether you’re gone for the day or the week.

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