August 2015 St. Louis Park Magazine

In the August issue get to know six outstanding SLP seniors, celebrate 50 years with Nelson's and learn the secrets of some of the State Fair's award-winning bakers.

Photographer Elliot Erwitt once said “photography is an art of observation … it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”


We’d all like to think that we’re top-notch home chefs. Unfortunately, most of us come up against difficult situations when we try complicated dishes. Have you ever struggled with bread dough that just won’t rise? How about soggy tempura when the frying oil didn’t get hot enough?


17,000 ice cream cones were served at the 22nd annual Children First Ice Cream Social in May.


Sun, sand, water sports and a little grilling might just be the makings of a perfect summer day. This month, Hoigaard’s—a past Best of St.


In this year’s Prep Elite class, we meet some of St. Louis Park’s brightest and boldest high school seniors.


Benilde-St. Margaret’s School alumna Alexandra Young was a college student at the University of South Carolina when her sorority took part in a leadership academy program, and Young was inspired.


Neighborhood butcher shops are few and far between, but Nelson’s Meats, Deli and Bakery has been a shining Twin Cities example since 1965.


In some communities, life after retirement can seem a little bleak. Daytime hours that used to be spent at work are now free, and retirees find themselves with too much time on their hands—and maybe a little loneliness, too.


Late last year, Oak Knoll Animal Hospital set up shop right down the street from its old location—a celebrated upgrade. “We outgrew the other space,” says practice manager Kari Klassen.


The St. Louis Park High School orchestra traveled to Paris, France, and brought along their favorite magazine for a nighttime river cruise under La Tour Eiffel.


St. Louis Park’s Health in the Park (HIP) initiative, an effort to encourage community-wide wellness through programming and resources, started in July 2013.


Jewelry design has been an integral part of Boris Notovich’s life since an early age. The St. Louis Park entrepreneur was born in Ukraine and spent most of his life there, where he worked in an established jewelry store as an apprentice in his teens.


Alisha Bullard-Green
Groves Academy

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