Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Minty model

Classic cars at Marketfest! Yummy, minty color!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Be progressive!

It's simple... the percent off is the same as the date. So, 30% off the wine price on Monday, July 30th! Hurry to The Cellars progressive sale on Cliff Road!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A jazzy twist

Eagan Rotarian, John Curlee, and his band, "Wild Honey and the Locusts," played jazzy renditions of familiar songs at Wednesday's Marketfest on the Eagan Rotary bandshell stage.  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Vlad's veggies

Vladimir and his parents from Russia toil a beautiful garden!

Friday, July 27, 2012

He's baaaack!

Robson Garcia from Brazil, our Eagan Rotary Club exchange student in 2010 - 2011, returned for a month long visit during his university winter  vacation. He likes Minnesota so much that he even had the state map inked onto his right forearm. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Speedy grocery bagger

Blake Westling, Eagan High School graduate, finished in second place in the national grocery bagging competition held earlier this year at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The judges scored bagging competitors on speed, bag weight distribution, technique and style/appearance. His $5,000 prize money helped with University Wisconsin at LaCrosse expenses.  Blake held bagged groceries at Byerly's, Eagan's upscale grocery store and his hosting store.  Good luck with your compass aimed at medical school, Blake!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Suburban Decay VIII

U-Haul not hauling from here anymore. Unhitched.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lakeview workout

Shane Jensen was exercising on the fishing bridge on Blackhawk Lake at Blackhawk Park. When this family man isn't pumping iron, he provides his clients with property/casualty insurance options.  

Monday, July 23, 2012


After working as program and volunteer coordinator at Caponi Art Park for two years, Molly Swailes will be leaving soon to begin a position with AmeriCorps in West Virginia. This beautiful, talented Wisconsin native posed at Holz Farm among the many historic buildings. Good luck, Molly!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lilies' playground

Whether you want to admire the many, colorful daylilies or play inside  on the big equipment or order a burger and fries, you can at the Golden Arches on Lexington Avenue and Diffley Road.  See other Scenic Sunday meme contributors here.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Visiting Royalty

Dazzling ladies from neighboring Inver Grove Heights attended the Eagan Funfest Ambassadors coronation last week.  

Friday, July 20, 2012

Back to the Holyland

The Eagan Rotary Club hosted Max Turnstedt from southern Sweden this year. He stayed with four host families and studied at Eagan High School.  Many people will miss this cool Swede.  Lycka til, Max! In August, our club will welcome a girl from Belgium for the next school year.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meet the new shepherd

Pastor Rory Swenson, a Thief River Falls native, arrived at Advent United Methodist Church on Lexington Avenue in late June. After tending Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd for 13 years, he came to Eagan to care for this flock of followers.  Rory and his wife, Beth, have two grown children.  In his freetime, Pastor Rory enjoys gardening, reading, walking, canoeing and refinishing wooden furniture. Welcome

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Barkin' & waggin'

Dozens of dogs and their owners showed up for the Off-leash Dog Park grand opening at Thresher Fields Park located at 3200 Borchert Lane in northeast Eagan on Tuesday evening. Mayor Maguire spoke while the city council members lent their support. Ruff ruff!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

All lined up...

The golf carts at Parkview Golf Club were waiting for their golfers

Monday, July 16, 2012

Basketball Man

Ahmad Hassan was a star football player at Gustavus Adolphus College but now he plays lots of basketball and guitar in his free-time. The outdoor basketball court at Quarry Park off Coachman Road is great for playing hoops.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Worshipping outdoors

Members of Easter Lutheran Church ("By the Lake") gathered on Sunday, July 8 to worship outside.  The Messengers sang on the wooden stage and Pastor Kevin baptized Rosalie Ragna on a glorious morning. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Green with envy...

This Morris Minor antique car from England is a real beauty! 

Nice back end with wood panels, too!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Setting over Eagan

The sinking sun was quickly inching down...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

An enchanting story...

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical production of Cinderella will be presented July 13-28 at Eagan High School. Not pictured were Cinderella, the ugly step-sisters and the evil step-mother; you'll have to come to the show to see and hear them!
For ticket information, click here. Ticket hotline: 651-683-6964.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


The Eagan Funfest Ambassadors lined up outside the Eagan Community Center on Monday evening before the final coronation ceremony.  Eight lovely ladies who will soon represent Eagan in sparkling tiaras....
Left to right: Cassidy Beyer, Sarah Fischer, Elise Cook, Autumn Odean, Natasha Grad, Meghan Harwell, Elle Gilbert and Megan Towle. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pop music in the woods

A crowd of over 400 Eaganites and others gathered on a lovely Sunday evening to hear the Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale perform toe-tapping, familiar pieces at Caponi Art Park.

For a small $5 suggested donation, everyone enjoyed tunes from "Phantom of the Opera," "Man from LaMancha," "Guy and Dolls," "Les Miserables" and others. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Putting out fires

Jeff Tibbetts volunteers as a firefighter at Station 2. A family man and senior software developer for Boston Scientific, he also helps others as a fitness trainer at Anytime Fitness. He told me that serving the community for over 6 years and learning CPR and other vital skills are the best parts of being a firefighter.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Old front & back ends

This old Ford is a really beauty! Wow - I could imagine tooling around Eagan in that dreamboat...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A spinning blur

People congregated at the Eagan Community Center grounds to eat fair food and ride the ferris wheel or other rides!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Explosive celebration

The Eagan July 4th Funfest came to a climax with some fantastic fireworks! Happy Birthday, America

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Yellow Ribbon City Parade

Eaganites and many others gathered at 10 am for the July 4th parade down Yankee Doodle Road.

The parade was just one of many Eagan 4th of July Funfest events! So much fun for all!

We saw police motorcycles, many firetrucks, clowns, marching bands, floats, princesses sitting in convertibles and more! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Decorated & dedicated

These kids embellished their bikes with red, white and blue for the kids' bike parade, an Eagan July 4th Funfest activity. They persevered through the summer heat! For more Funfest information, click here. Happy Independence Day!  Happy 4th of July

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Not normal

My Volvo thermometer read 99 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Row, row, row your boat

Harrison and Skye were getting ready to take out a two person kayak onto a lake at Lebanon Hills Park off Cliff Road. Don't forget lifejackets! For rental information, click here

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pool party!

Lounging in a swimming pool on a hot summer day!