Hurry!! The Cellars semi-annual "progressive sale" is on through August 1. I selected 6 wine bottles on Monday, July 27 at 27% off the price. Tuesday, July 28, the bottles got marked down 28% and on July 31, wine prices sink 31% but so does the selection!
This liquor store carries over 350 different wine varieties from more than 14 countries. Various liquors and beer also fill the shelves at this Cedar Cliff Center strip mall store.
Easter Lutheran church is a congregation with two church buildings: "Easter on the Hill" and "Easter by the Lake." Traditional worship is offered on the Hill and contemporary worship by the Lake. Pastor Jim Borgschatz started the church over 30 years ago by knocking on doors! Now they have over 2,000 members and a preschool, too.
A Minneapolis/St. Paul based Brazilian jazz group entertained us on July 26, a beautiful Sunday evening at Caponi Art Park's "Theater in the Woods" amphitheater. The group, "Ticket to Brasil," is a Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian Jazz ensemble.
Surrounded by green forest, many people and a few dogs listened to the music on blankets, folding chairs or camping chairs.
Anchor Bank President Arleen Sullivan has been at the helm of this bank in Eagan since March 2007. It's a strong, independent, family owned community bank founded in 1963. Anchored in Minnesota, the Bank now has 16 locations and 400 employees throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. Anchor Bank floats $1.3 billion in assets and is a well capitalized bank with a client and community focus.
Arleen served as the Eagan Rotary Club president in 2007 - 2008! She's a real "mover and shaker" in Eagan! Congratulations, Arleen!
If you need fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, cereals, pasta and many other grocery items, simply logon to the internet. This is the neighborhood COBORNS delivery guy who brings orders through our area on assigned days. It's actually not much more expensive than driving to the store and hauling it home yourself. (Sorry, I don't think they will deliver to Liechtenstein!)
The Eagan Rotary club raised funds to donate this fire safety trailer to the City of Eagan. The local fire departments will use it at schools, fairs, and other events to educate kids and the community about fire prevention and safety.
Every Wednesday through the Summer, Eaganites gather for the fun "Market Fest." A farmers market offers fresh, local produce while kid games, activities and music happen all at the Eagan Community Center.
On July 15, "Radio Disney" and Cascade Bay's "Captain Breeze" led kid games! A fun time was had by all.
On Wednesday, July 15, the Eagan Rotary Club bid farewell to our Rotary high school exchange student, Lea from Deutschland. She attended Eagan High School during this school year and was hosted by two families from our club. We wish you "Alles Gute und viel Gluck," Lea!
Karen Solgard, a third generation Norwegian American Hardanger fiddle player, gave an interactive performance at Caponi Art Park in Eagan on Tuesday, July 7. Kids danced in a circle to her fiddle tunes!
Every Tuesday morning at 10 AM during the summer, various artists present their talents. Next week is Latin American dance and culture.
A large crowd enjoyed the Friday evening "America The Beautiful Concert" featuring a 40- piece member Air Force Concert Band. Selections included many Americana songs, pieces from the musicals "Wicked" and "Les Miserables" and the American National Anthem. One of the tuba players sang a few wonderful solos with his band. People carried in their lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the grassy area surrounding the bandshell.
The Eagan Rotary Band Shell was given several years ago almost entirely as a gift from the Eagan Rotary Club to the city of Eagan.
Mr. Caponi, a sculptor and retired art professor of Macalester College, has devoted his time and talents for more than 30 years to developing the "Caponi Art Park" into a visual and performing arts venue in a natural setting.
Situated on 60 acres of rolling woodlands just off Difley Road in Eagan, this non-profit organization has culturally enriched the Eagan community and Dakota County for a long time.
On Wednesday evening, July 8, Eagan Rotary club's past president, Beth Sawicki, turned over the club's framed charter certificate to the very happy and eager new club president. Many of the 70 club members and their spouses enjoyed dinner at the Eagan Community Center which was followed by a program.
The "Ring Mountain Creamery Cafe" was established in August 2007 by the Ringberg Family. They offer 24 out of 48 ice cream flavors in one glass case and 24 out of 35 Gelato (Italian ice cream) in another glass case! The ice cream is all handmade on location; some of the most delicious, super-premium ice cream is all of EAGAN! They also offer coffee and other food but I'm in love with theirice cream! Hurry over to their store at 1965 Cliff Lake Road! I had to get there early in the morning to beat the crowds for this photo! www.ringmountain.com
My penpal, Monica, and her husband, Peter, and I drove to Cannobio, Italy, a beautiful town along the "Lago Maggiore" (Lake Maggiore). The drive took us just 2.5 hours south of Liechtenstein. The weekly Sunday market offers leather goods, jewelry, and many other things. We enjoyed a delicious lunch together and an interesting Obama discussion with our waiter, Giovanni!
On Saturday, July 4, the Eagan funfest parade snaked through two main roads. Marching bands played American songs, Miss Eagan and other "princesses" rode on convertibles, fire trucks and police cars flashed their lights and blew their horns, and many other parade participants joined the parade. Happy Independence Day, America!
The Principality of Liechtenstein is located between Switzerland and Austria, an independent country since 1806. Prinz Hans Adam II rules this small country of 35,000 inhabitants and lives in the castle of Vaduz, the country's capital.
The Rhein River runs north along Liechtenstein's western border. I enjoyed several days again visiting Monica, my penpal of 27 years, and her family in Ruggell, the northern most town in Liechtenstein.
The cows on the mountains DO wear bells!
Triesenberg is one of eleven municipalities in Liechtenstein. The cemetary at this church is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!
Es wäre toll wenn jemand in Liechtenstein auch mit "City daily photo" täglich ein Foto zeigen würde! Schau auf www.citydailyphoto.com
I was bit by a foreign travel bug after my sophomore year in high school. I haven't found a cure for it, nor do I plan to. I visited India for 5 weeks in early 2009 and Europe in July 2009. My family and I spent 1 month in Sweden, Norway and Denmark in July 2010. In January 2012, I went to the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and a wedding in Jaipur, India. Then in May 2012, I returned to Japan and Bangkok, Thailand. My family and I spent 3 weeks in Paris, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany in August 2012.