A honeycomb covered in honey from Ames Farm

The end of October is a big time of year for Brian Fredericksen of Ames Farm. That’s about the time he loads hundreds of beehives onto a truck headed for Texas.

Wayzata resident Heather Lambert loves her hometown. She also loves her career as a model. For 23 years, Lambert has worked steadily without having to move to New York or Los Angeles, as so many models do.

A year ago, we asked three local eligible bachelors to strike a pose as models for our spring men’s fashion feature.

Growing up on a dairy farm just outside of Green Bay, Wis., Minnetonka Middle School East language arts and drama teacher Brandon Becker was certain about two things. First, he wanted to be a teacher. Second, he craved a city lifestyle.

In the past nine years, Excelsior resident Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist has seen more of Lake Minnetonka than most people see in their lifetimes.

Her method? Open-water swimming.

In 1961, a young Mary Ann Grossmann began working in the newsroom at what was then called the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. After several years as editor of the “women’s department,” Grossmann went on to be named the books editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1983.

In our August 2014 issue, we featured the story of Minnetonka High School graduate Holly Henry, who found success in a national singing competition. Since then, Henry’s star has kept rising.

As the host of Radio Free Current, which airs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Almost a year ago, Tiffany Winter, the Mound-based author of Lake Minnetonka Eats, submitted her book to be considered for an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY).

Ask a 10- or 11-year-old to recap their summer, and you might expect to hear about a trip to the beach or maybe a favorite summer book. Ask Maria and Miller Williams, and they’ll mention paleontology camp or the Midwest Museum Convention. And they’ll say it like it’s no big deal.

Truth be told, Kyle Rudolph’s day job isn’t focused on the finer points of congeniality or hospitality.