Arts & Culture

Like many, Joni Apt’s Christmas tradition involves a cookie sheet. Unlike most, Apt, who lives in Chaska, uses her cookie sheets to corral dozens of wooden “biscuits,” which she paints with winter scenes to be hung as Christmas ornaments.

Have you ever tried the cherry chicken pasta salad from the Lunds & Byerlys deli? If you have and you loved it—and that would make you part of a very large group—you can thank Tim Tesch.

Managing a city does not always end at 5 p.m. Cities run 24 hours per day. The city manager oversees all of the city’s departments, making sure that they run smoothly.

Whether you’re a toddler taken in by the lights in motion or a book lover intrigued by the literary references, Bruce Munro’s art is for everyone. With influences ranging from cockatiels in Australia to clothes pins in Greece to C.S.

By the time November arrives to the seasonal party, many gardeners have put their gardens to bed, but Meg Adams, owner of Divine Containers, says the festivities are still in full swing.

The best way to reach Jaque Bethke of PURE Design Environments is on her cellphone. “I never know where I’m going to be,” she says, and this is no exaggeration.

Carmen Chavez, a senior at the International School of Minnesota, loves to learn about world languages, theater and music. Fluent in Spanish, she has taken three trips to Ecuador and connected with the indigenous people living there.

Kyle Meinke, a senior at Southwest Christian High School, doesn’t limit himself to one passion. As a captain on the varsity soccer, basketball and track teams, and as a trumpet, baritone and flugelhorn player, he finds time to pursue sports and music in addition to academics.

The SonRun Festival 5k (pictured) raises money for Chapel Hill Academy in Chanhassen, and the 5K for EP Schools is a fundraiser for the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools.

SonRun Festival 5K

Holy Family Catholic High School senior Sarah Kemmerer enjoys staying active. When she’s not playing volleyball or working as a lifeguard, she loves scuba diving with her family. To her, physical activity is a crucial part of her life.