Published by: Lake Minnetonka Magazine
One of the best things about being part of a community is knowing that your neighbors are there for you: to shore you up in hard times, to celebrate with you and to work together to improve the neighborhood for everyone. Fred Rogers, the public television pioneer and child development expert, inspired us to think more about what being part of a neighborhood means, the theme for this year’s special Best of Lake Minnetonka edition of the magazine. “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility,” Rogers said. “It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
So what’s your neighborhood? Is it the literal neighborhood where your house is located? Is it the families at your child’s middle school? The coffee shop you walk to every Saturday morning? Maybe it’s your “neighborhood” of coworkers, or your volleyball league, or some other group or place where you belong.
In this issue, we’re celebrating the Lake Minnetonka “neighborhood”—the businesses you voted for, all around those pure waters, that represent the best of the best. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Best of Lake Minnetonka awards! We’re happy to be your neighbors.
Kids (and adults) can eat, play and celebrate at Big Thrill Factory. Take a spin in a go kart, hit a few bowling pins, hang out on a ropes course, jump on a trampoline—or even race against the clock (and zombies) during an escape challenge. Book a birthday party, stop by for discounted apps and taps during happy hour, or try a less-conventional and much more fun take on your next corporate outing.
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