January 2014

In the January issue of St. Louis Park Magazine, you'll find our recommendations for the tastiest healthy meals in town. After a holiday season of decadent treats, it's nice to be able to enjoy a flavorful meal without having to worry about your waistline. You'll also meet Olympian Dennis Koslowski, a former wrestler who has found success with his chiropractic practice. Get a jump on your New Year's resolutions and more in our newest issue.

Citizens Independent Bank has been an institution in St. Louis Park for an impressive 64 years.  From humble beginnings, Citizens has become a full-service bank with assets of $300 million and branches throughout the area.  
    

 

More than 75 volunteers made 2,000 sandwiches in less than an hour and a half for the 363 Days Food program, an organization that feeds the hungry and homeless in the Twin Cities, during an event hosted by SeilerSchindel, PLLC.

 

Several of Minnesota's finest broadcasters, including St. Louis Park High School alum Mark Rosen, were honored during this September event at Seve Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar in Minneapolis.

 

Ever since it opened in 1957, Beek’s Pizza has been the place to go for great local pizza. Owner Mari Anderson thinks Beek’s success lies in its commitment to tradition.

 

As Danae* welcomes me into her home, her 6-year-old identical twin boys hurry by, stopping long enough to ask me who I am and if I want to see them do back flips. Danae shoos them into their room; in the tidy apartment, family portraits and the boys’ artwork are neatly displayed.

 

When Kaily Zaic of Minneapolis got pregnant in 2012,  she immediately knew she didn’t want a hospital birth.

 

Celebrate winter in St. Louis Park!  Once again this year, the St. Louis Park Rotary Club, in partnership with the city of St. Louis Park, will give families a great reason to bundle up and head over to Oak Hill Park and Louisiana Park for a host of free fun activities.

 

If you don’t consider yourself the artistic type, Brush Studio, which opened at the Shops at West End in November, may help you see things in a whole new light.

 

Responding to popular demand, the city of St. Louis Park has launched Sustainable SLP, an environment and sustainability commission. “Citizens want to be leaders in environmental stewardship,” says Bridget Gothberg, liaison to the commission.

 

Virtual OffiCenters, 2013 winner of Global Workspace Association’s “Most Innovative Workspace” award, provides office space for any kind of business. “We get everything from attorneys to CPAs,” says owner Lori Spiess.

 

In 1997, when Anne Mavity moved back to Minnesota after living in Russia, she conducted extensive research into the best place to raise kids Henry, now a freshman at Macalester College in St. Paul, and Mariel, a sophomore at St. Louis Park High School. She and husband Tom Fulton love calling St.

 

Another new year is upon us, and with it comes another shot at losing those last15 pounds. We all know diet and exercise work in tandem to create a healthy individual. Tohelp keep the diet half of the bargain, we asked chefs from six St.

 

Today’s children are experiencing a childhood very different from the ones their parents knew. They are growing up in a world with an app to fulfill every need and desire, and a social media site to share news, pictures and videos almost instantaneously.

 

Olympic fever is about to grip the nation, and one former St. Louis Park resident knows what it’s like to wrestle with that fever, literally.