October 2013

A poorly placed, outdated fireplace can pose a design challenge for homeowners—even those with a flair for home décor.


“In my mind, every sneaker head needs to grow up, but they all want to be able to wear sneakers and express themselves through their footwear,” says Tamas “Zen” Pomazi, a grown-up sneaker head turned master cobbler.


School’s out—at least for a long weekend on October 17 and 18. And with more mini-breaks in November and December, we’ve found a bunch of places to keep your children’s brains and bodies busy while they’re not in class.


A new brewery in Victoria hopes to quench growing thirsts for local craft beer. Enki Brewing, located inside Victoria’s historic red brick creamery building, opened in June after months of preparation and tasty test batches.


It’s been said that a change of scenery can change your life. Well, Jan Hansen’s life certainly changed in 2008 when she accepted an impromptu invitation to travel to the district of Karagwe in Tanzania, Africa.


Long, luxurious lashes may seem like only a dream to some.


Odds are you won’t find Jacob Steinbauer sitting at home on the sofa.


From wood-carvings and ceramics and oils to vinegars, the Eden Prairie Lioness Art and Craft Show features the work of almost 100 artists and artisans. The 5th annual fair from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ is celebrating its 45th anniversary this month by bringing back Fiddler on the Roof for the first time in 20 years. Fiddler on the Roof opens October 4 and runs through January 25.


Nothing quite says autumn like apples and cinnamon. Introduce this delicious fall treat to your friends the next time you gather around the neighborhood fire pit.  Apple Tart Cocktail 2 oz. Hasse’s Apple Pie Liqueur1 oz. RumChata1 oz.


The thought of cancer is enough to shut some people down, but Emily Hedberg, of Carver, found a way to use what she learned through her experience with cancer to help others on the same journey.


The Waconia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 6th annual scarecrow tour from October 10–20. The tour is designed to showcase local businesses throughout Waconia, says Chamber of Commerce president Kellie Sites. Each year, participating businesses design a scarecrow and place it outside their shop.


Wings are the ultimate equalizer. Dolled-up dates and primped-up partners transform from civilized carnivores into ravenous, bone-suckling beasts picking at that perfect wing or drummie. Wings can disrupt dinner-date discomfort in a flash.


Deb Zeller, of Victoria, has always had an eclectic mix of interests, going to Concordia College in Moorhead double majoring in art and math.