April 2014

In the April issue of Southwest Metro Magazine, you'll learn all about great gardens in our communities, plus sample of of the area's best sandwiches. Mark your calendars for one of our great runs and walks, and take a look inside the studio of a talented woodworker. Grab a copy today!

Our annual Best of Southwest Metro party on February 13 at BMW of Minnetonka.


The polar vortex couldn't keep these hardy souls away from the February Festival on February 1 in Chanhassen. 


Lisa Tomassen is an Eden Prairie mom and marketing communications specialist
whose dabblings in photography often result in something fantastic, but she
insists that it’s all about being fortunate enough to capture the wonder in
everyday moments.


Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time get off the couch and get active.
“Most kids don’t need a lot of motivation, especially as it warms up,” says
Tedra Bonner, owner of My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Eden Prairie (6545


If you’re gearing up for the high school graduation open
house season, we have one piece of advice: Close the check book, and back away
slowly. Sure, money gifts are solid go-to options come graduation, especially

With summer just around the corner, it is time to break out the limes and make one of the freshest, tastiest Mojitos ever.  It makes your mouth water just thinking about this one.

As winter sports, like hockey, wrap up for the season, there’s one local school where hockey never winds down.


Abby Palkert graduates in May from Southwest Christian High School in Chaska where her winning attitude and achievement on and off the volleyball court has brought her accolades and opportunities.