September 2014

In the September issue of Southwest Metro Magazine you'll meet Chanhassen artist and filmmaker Kristen Lowe, learn about local foundation bringing miniature horses to nursing homes and libraries in the area, and find the best local twists on tacos.

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Meyer-Deats Conservatory was filled with butterflies this summer as a part of a special exhibit.


Grace Church and Eden Prairie’s Human Rights and Diversity Commission organized a 5K on June 14 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie to raise awareness about human trafficking.


Variety and versatility reign supreme when it comes to tacos. They lend themselves to pizza or salad, and they even survive when it comes to fusion with other flavor traditions (see Kona Grill’s Beef Bulgogi Tacos as a prime example).


Two decades ago, actress Michelle Barber played the widow Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly! at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.


Throw a stone in the southwest metro and you’re likely to give an artist a black eye. Our creative class is robustly healthy and many of its citizens shine.


When the residents of Alton Senior Living in St. Paul first saw the new brown-and white-spotted visitor walk into their bedrooms, they weren’t quite sure what to make of him.

“Wow, that’s a big dog.”

Not quite.

“Is that a cow?”

No, but that’s a little closer.


For some people, the term “quilting” brings to mind grandmas in rocking chairs or pioneer women who quilt out of necessity to keep their family warm, whereas “modern” is reserved for artwork, music, buildings and even furniture.


Cat or dog? Ketchup or salsa? Shower or bath?

 Bill Miller, Dan Niesen, Gina Holman, and Matt Miller of J. Carver Distillery in Waconia.

It took some imagination to look at an old Pontiac dealership and see a liquor distillery, but thankfully the group behind Waconia’s new J. Carver Distillery is not lacking in creative thought.


When it comes to fishing with man’s best friend, Eden Prairie’s Andrew Osowski has seen it all.


Every September, we look forward to watching the U.S. Open tennis championships. This year’s tournament runs from August 25 to September 8. Grey Goose Vodka has been a sponsor of the U.S. Open for the past seven years, and attendees go crazy for the Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktail.