TC Trainspotting blogger Lisa Hoff stands at the US Bank Stadium stop of the light rail.

Lisa Hoff is the woman behind TCTrainspotting, the Facebook blog that documents life on the Twin Cities’ light rail system.

A grow-it-yourself mindset is blooming in St. Louis Park. Jim Vaughan, the city’s environmental coordinator, says the demand for community garden plots is surging. “There’s been a huge, huge interest the last five to 10 years.

Sharon Lehrman explored Jerusalem’s Western Wall, with St. Louis Park Magazine in hand, during a November trip to Israel, where she and her husband, Steve Ptaszek, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.

Last year, St. Louis Park Magazine held its second-ever readers’ choice survey, and we asked members of the community to tell us their favorites in 50 categories.

Click here to view photos by the talented Emily J. Davis from the 2015 Best of St. Louis Park celebration.

Choosing Categories

When a photographer becomes a parent, cameras take on a new level of importance. From quick candid shots on smartphones (which, these days, take high-quality snaps) to more formal portraits on digital cameras, photographs are perhaps the key way modern parents document their kids’ lives.

St. Louis Park resident Howard Solender says home—via St. Louis Park Magazine—was never far from his thoughts during a recent excursion in South Africa.

Almost 5,000 miles.

That’s how far a group of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants traveled on their way to settle in the Twin Cities—and on the way to finding their voice.

St. Louis Park residents Kathryn and David McKeen hiked to the Delicate Arch formation in Arches National Park—with their copy of St. Louis Park Magazine—on a recent trip to Moab, Utah.

Voting has come and gone for the 2015 Best of St. Louis Park. Hundreds of businesses were nominated for the awards, but only the top three in each category will continue on to the Best of St.


Tuesday, May 21
[Education & Community], [For the Kids]
Put on your PJs and head to Wild Rumpus for a pajama party with Tracey Hecht, author of "The Nocturnals" middle grade and early readers series!
Thursday, July 11
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Reach for Ralph is the signature fundraising event for Hammer Residences Inc. which supports individuals with disabilities.