February/March 2019 Edition

CONTENTS


FEATURES

PHOTO CONTEST
28 LCJ’s 22nd Annual Photo Contest
Amateur photographers share the images that capture the beauty of life in Lake Country.

HOME

38 Japanese-Inspired Lake Home
By Tracy Rittmueller
A 700 square-foot home on Lake Hubert,
inspired by Japanese design, shares an
“up north cabin vibe.”

RECREATION

42 Winter Isn’t Just Child’s Play
By Jodie Tweed
Mother Nature can feel unforgiving during the bitterly cold winter months. Find your own joy in exploring the outdoors this winter.

ADVENTURE

46 Vasaloppet USA
By Molly Hoeg
Mora, Minnesota, residents welcome cross-country skiers into their homes and in the streets during the city’s traditional winter event.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors
8 Lake Country Online

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

10 Front Porch Lace Up Your Skates, Red Velvet Layer Bars Recipe, Scandinavian Reads

16 Lake Country Lore  |  Coleraine Ski Jump

18 Personal Finance  |  Finding Financial Freedom

22 Schools  |  H2O For Life

24 Profile  |  Pierz Author Frank Weber

50 Cooking  |  Sous Vide Method

54 Outdoors  |  Friendship Forged on Skis

56 Brew  |  Brewery Trends

62 Health  |  Rock Steady Boxing

64 Poetry  |  Ekphrasis Poetry

66 Travel  |  Inca Trail

70 Community  |  Burlington House

72 Photo Contest  |  The Faces of Lake Country

74 Lake of the Month  |  Middle Cullen Lake

75 Calendar of Events

78 Lake Country Contests

79 Poem  |  Crannies and Nooks

80 Before You Go