August 2018 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the August issue we're checking in with some exceptional local high school students in our annual Prep Elite feature.

It’s August, and it’s time once again to start thinking about the calendar and all the scheduling it encompasses.  It’s also a time when our gardens are inviting us to step back and savor their bounty of overflowing, beautiful, full blooms.  Before you tackle the new calendar, capture the end of

 

In the 21st century, online reviews can make or break a business. Also in the 21st century, some reviews matter more than others. For example, a review from the late international icon, Prince.

But, we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

 

The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gala on August 13.

 

Hannah Hallahan knows that grimace well. It’s the look many people give her when she first tells them of her fascination with honey bees. “They act sort of like they have the heebie-jeebies,” Hallahan says. “I’m thinking, ‘It’s not that bad, people.

 

Our job isn’t getting any easier—when it comes to choosing this year’s Prep Elites from a strong pool of candidates. These students provide unique perspectives on what it means to rise up to challenges in and out of the classroom and dive into their own versions of success.

 

Cheryl Niebeling has a standing appointment on her calendar, and it’s been there for about six years. The Chanhassen resident regularly attends meetings of Thinking College, a nonprofit program that aims to educate parents about steps for their children to prepare for, and apply to, college.

 

Pamela Klinger-Horn is a literary connoisseur. “I love to read,” she says, a statement the Chanhassen resident backs up by the impressive number of books she reads every month (in June she was already on book number 84 for the year).

 

Baseball may be America’s official pastime, but in recent years, there’s another sport that’s gaining ground.

 

Most schoolhouses in the late 1800s and early 1900s had their own rules based on need and what was acceptable for the community. A crack on the knuckles with a ruler was acceptable, as was a student forced to wear a dunce cap.

schoolhouse rules:

 

Joseph Kanon is a master of the nearly-undetectable “slippery slope.”  In his novels, both the protagonist and the reader almost miss the spider web beginning to tighten from practically the first page.

 

CHERRY CHEESECAKE Cocktail

1 part vanilla vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
1 dash of grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into martini glass.

 

Even though summer is winding down, your garden still needs attention. Here are some important tips for August gardening to keep it looking its best into fall and winter.

 

When their sons wanted to move from flag football to tackle football several years ago, Brigid and Jeremy Ling didn’t feel the boys were ready for the leap into tackle football. It was because of uncertainty surrounding safety that the Lings founded TackleBar.