Thursday, June 30, 2011
It's 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) today. Taking a swim or splash around Cascade Bay, the largest outdoor municipal waterpark in the Upper Midwest, is a refreshing option! A 9 hole mini-golf course, lazy river and more are also part of the park.
The Eagan Rotary Club held its 24th annual yearend Charter Banquet on Wednesday evening. Incoming club president Scott Swenson, a local banker, received the club charter certificate from outgoing president John Rhody, a local printing company owner. We begin our 25th year on July 1.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
My niece, Hope, just turned 16 and passed her driving license test. Hope's Grandma Wanda used to own this car until she bought a new VW Bug. Then Hope's parents bought this 2005 red VW Bug for Hope's birthday. Hope hopes hopefully to be a Spanish teacher someday. See other "Ruby Tuesday" meme participants here.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Theresa Charpentier was selling her glass creations and jewelry pendants at the 17th Annual Eagan Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Eagan Festival Grounds. Crowds came to visit the 100 artists' stands filled with woodworks, jewelry, photography, paintings, clothing, rugs and much more. Food options and free kid art activities were also available.
Paul Imholte, a hammered dulcimer musician from St. Cloud, was playing his 74 stringed instrument for the art crowd.
Do you like those cooper, metal artworks?
Check out these colorful quilted pieces!
We found 2 metal yard ornaments which we "needed"...
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Over 1,100 guests, city officials and police officers celebrated with the Eagan firefighters in dedicating the new "Eagan Fire Safety Center" on Yankee Doodle Road east of Lexington Avenue. The 38,000 sq. ft. facility, to be known as Station Two, combines two previous fire stations, improves response time and creates new training opportunities. It earned the first "Green Globes" designation in the US for a fire station. Fire Chief Michael Scott posed with their restored 1942 Chevrolet Fire Engine. The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band played for the ceremony. An invocation, remarks, recognitions and a symbolic fire hose ribbon cutting highlighted the grand celebration followed by station tours, vehicle displays and refreshments.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Classic cars and Elvis were the highlights of Wednesday's weekly Market Fest. Art Kistler is an "E.T.A." or "Elvis Tribute Artist" according to Judy who sat next to me in the front row. She also told me that 300,000 ETAs worldwide sing the King's songs, wear the glitzy costumes and move their Elvis hips for audiences. Are you an Elvis fan?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
My wife, our next door neighbor lady and the neighbor lady beyond her all graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. We recently attended our nephew's Decorah High School graduation. I saw this 10,000 square foot barn there that can trace its history back to 1868 and English settlers, Captain Anderson Ashmore and Thomas Filbert. After a bad wheat harvest in 1874, Ashmore returned to England and Jacob Jewell, a Yankee settler, bought the place and built a second barn. In the 1880s, Jewell's son, Frank, added another section and at the turn-or-the-century, the barns were connected and the long section extended. Frank sold it to Luther College in 1929. The barn housed livestock and produced milk, meat and eggs for college students and staff until the 1960s. The Amish later restored the barn. To see other "Barn Charm" participants, click here.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The Minnesota Sinfonia , a 25 member professional chamber orchestra in the Twin Cities, played music ranging from Dvorak to Harry Potter on Sunday evening at Caponi Art Park. Over 200 people gathered for the first of the summer outdoor music series.
Next concert: Sunday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm - Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
On June 6, a cigarette fire in an outdoor ashtray placed outside the LeMay Lake Apartments building at 3025 Eagandale Avenue displaced 150 residents. Nobody was injured by a cat died from smoke inhalation. Six units were severely damaged and are now uninhabitable. Eagan firefighters were assisted by Mendota Heights, Rosemount and Apple Valley fire departments.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
This new rambler house at Cliff Road & Lenore Lane just east of Highway 35E will have 2,300 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Dustin Endres has been building homes with his dad for 10 years and now at age 26, he has his own company. Eagan is a built up, well developed suburb with little remaining land for residential development. Six lots remain for building next to this house.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Ten 3rd grade students from 10 different elementary schools each competed for a prize for the best Arbor Day poster. The fourth student from the right won. They posed at the brand new pavilion at Wednesday night's kick-off of Eagan's weekly Market Fest.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
These Eagan Lions were meeting and greeting people who passed their booth at the "Showcase Eagan" at the Eagan Civic Arena on June 2nd. Over 60 community and civic groups, churches, city services, city equiptment, fire trucks, police motorbikes and more were assembled for all to see!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Eaganite Brian Keeler and his UW-River Falls college buddy, Dan Rusk, will bike 1,500 miles around Lake Superior in July to raise money to battle ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Brian lost his maternal grandfather and mother to this illnes also known as "Lou Gehrig's disease." To learn more or to support their fundraiser, click here.
Good luck, Brian & Dan!