July 2014

In the July issue of St. Louis Park Magazine you'll learn how the Westwood Hills Nature Center is fighting a "nature deficit disorder," meet the St. Louis Park family on a mission to learn about the environment as they travel the world, and take a culinary road trip through the Park.

By Mollie Jacobsen
Community members of St. Louis Park are coming together to create something beautiful.
By James McManis
Five Park restaurant dishes to take your taste buds across the U.S.A.
 An approaching storm was the inspiration for this shot by St. Louis Park photographer Jeff Liss.
Photography and writing have followed Jeff Liss throughout his many careers.
Last year’s You Betcha festival goers enjoyed an evening filled with music and fun.
The You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival is back for its third year.
By Jennifer Pitterle
One St. Louis Park family is spending a year traveling the world with a mission to learn more about the environment—and to share their experiences with others back home.
From left, Elliott Hill, Evelyn Hill, naturalist Becky McConnell and Sophia Kottke try out some pond dipping at Westwood Hills.
By Andy Greder
Westwood Hills Nature Center fights “nature deficit disorder” with a surplus of programming.
By Sarah Johnson
A St. Louis Park writer takes readers along on her travels to France.
Dan Isarel at Wolfe Park, where he will be playing a concert in August.
By Julie Pfitzinger
St. Louis Park folk singer doesn’t let life’s challenges keep him from making music.
Chef Marshall O’Brien prepares a healthy meal in his home kitchen.
Chef wants to inspire those around him to live happier, healthier lives.
Author Ishmael Beah once again weaves his storytelling magic.
Volunteers needed to help teach English to adults.
By Julie Pfitzinger
Picture the Park Photo Contest begins August 1.
Paddlers in Hoigaard's Derby race across Lake Calhoun.
Hoigaard’s Paddle Derby brings unique water fun to Lake Calhoun.
William Pinney, in white, with his host family.
Young hockey player learns how to navigate cultural differences.
K102's Amy James at Cedar Lake Trail in St. Louis Park.
By Julie Pfitzinger
K102’s Amy James talks about her country music festival adventures.