April 2018 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the April issue meet some incredible local female artists.

This adorable picture of a curious baby pig stirred mixed feelings in Kelley Regan when it was taken. During a vacation in Hawaii with her family, Regan was attracted to a little shop with exotic plants and baby pigs for petting.

 

Sitting down with Lane Patten and Holly Berg for an hour over coffee gives clear insight into how their food blog, With Two Spoons, came to be.

 

Mark Weber, executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, believes that “having a healthy volunteer force is one sign of a healthy community,” he says.

 

After all these years of forecasting the good, the bad and the ugly in Minnesota, Paul Douglas is still thunderstruck by the weather. “It’s different every day,” says the Twin Cities meteorologist and media personality. “No two days, no two storms are identical. Every day is a new creation.

 

The sense of community runs deep through the Southwest Metro area. Families build lives across generations and add to the fabric of our community in many ways. Two women who are weaving their particular pattern into that community fabric are Kristin Laurel and Courtney Miller Bellairs.

 

The doldrums of an economic recession might not seem like the best time or place in which to launch a wealth management company, but for certified financial planner and certified divorce financial analyst Kelly Pedersen, it fit.

 

Every April, for one evening, Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) is transformed. Twinkling lights hang from pillars, streamers and balloons frame the space and lively music lights the mood ablaze.

 

It began on the golf course with two college friends and their sandal-covered feet.
   

 

There’s been a spate of new novels involving libraries or bookstores set in remote, picturesque locations.

 

It’s one his company provides called Aeris Pulse Weather, available to download on both i0S and Android for a one-time cost of 99 cents. The app personalizes local weather threats for the user.

 

The name Hazeltine has become synonymous with the Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska. The golf course was named after its most charming feature, Lake Hazeltine.  All this prompts the obvious question, “Who or what is Hazeltine?”  

 

Island Girl
This cocktail is simple enough to fix up for a crowd, and the fruity flavor will have guests feeling like they’re officially on island time. Throw in fresh lime wedges for an unexpected flavorful (and colorful) punch.
 

 

Since 1970, the world sets one day aside to celebrate the Earth. San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisc. Sen. Gaylord Nelson asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries.

 

The story of Victoria’s Ruby’s Roost is a personal one.