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For Goodness Cakes birthday cake

Can a cake make a difference? Can a concoction of batter meets frosting cure what ails? At times, the answer is “yes.” The Hope House in Excelsior is a short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 14–19.

Whether I’m scrolling through social media or picking up a magazine, I am always drawn to the “best of” lists. Having those recommendations can make life a bit easier. Let me share with you my can’t-live-without home organizing products. 

child playing on floor

In 1961, Sybil Lynch founded a nursery school at St. David’s Episcopal Church, and just four years later, St. David’s Center began serving children with additional needs.

There are 17 eggs in this photo — can you find them all?

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School’s 25th annual Easter egg hunt is going COVID-friendly with a drive-through event between 10 a.m.–1 p.m. April 3 at the church/school parking lot, 23290 Highway 7 in Excelsior.

Holding pieces of the puzzle

April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day. The entire month is known as National Autism Awareness month and works to spread awareness, promote acceptance and ignite change, according to the Autism Society.

Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in the Lake Minnetonka area. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order.

Ball’s Bank Block circa 1891

For over 50 years, a gas station has occupied the corner of Water and Third streets in Excelsior. In another lifetime, a noble two-story brick building held the spot.

Historical suffragette photo

After women won the right to vote in 1920, the Woman’s Club of Lake Minnetonka (WCLM) made sure its members and other women in the community were educated about politics, so they could make wise decisions at the polls.

An ICA Food Shelf volunteer holds up two turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.

ICA brings holiday cheer to the community.

Rainbows paint the sky over boats on Lake Minnetonka.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest!

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