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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.

The satisfying crack as bat meets ball means two things: The Twins are back and winter is over.
 

Each spring, many vendors and thousands of attendees flock to Fifth and Wall streets in Lowertown for the re-opening of the annual farmers market.

Lafayette Club’s annual holiday fashion show and boutique featured dozens of local vendors selling holiday gifts as well as a holiday luncheon and fashion show presented by local stylist Grant Whittaker.

The steamboat Minnehaha is a classic; the romantic story of its sinking, to later be resurrected and refurbished is one we love to tell, so we may think we know all there is to know. But what happens if we get more a little more curious about the common knowledge?

Last year, Lake Minnetonka Magazine asked members of the community to tell us their favorites in 50 categories for our readers’ choice survey. Check out this list of 2014’s winners and see how this year’s crop compares: you’ll find some repeat favorites and some newcomers.

Choosing Categories

Click here to view photos from the 2015 Best of Lake Minnetonka celebration at the Lafayette Club.

John Breyfogle of Minnetonka kept his favorite local magazine close by his side even as he visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, while on a World War II history tour through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.

We were taught to stop, drop and roll, but how much do we know about fire safety beyond that?

Rich Hall, an amateur photographer, has a lot of experience shooting people in action. From weddings to girls’ high school hockey, he knows how to take the excitement of human life and freeze it. Yet it is this shot of quiet, empty downtown Excelsior that caught his eye.

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