Sunday, June 30, 2013

Culture vulture alert!

Jerri Neddermeyer and her "tent-setter-upper" held beautiful pottery!

Sharon Draegen produces wonderful photography.

Visit the 19th Annual Eagan Art Festival!!
Central Park grounds, Sunday from 10 - 5.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Paul's peonies

Our neighbor Paul asked us to cut and enjoy his flowers in his absentia. Thanks, Paul

Friday, June 28, 2013

Lakeside glance

The sun warmed her on the shore of Almquist Lake

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Get fit!

Michael Veaderko, an engineer and physique competitor, lifted weights and finished a tough workout at Anytime Fitness gym on Diffley Road. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Family fun

The Roe Family Singers performed at last Wednesday's late afternoon Market Fest. Come today and see who's playing on the Eagan Rotary bandshell stage! Bring along your eco-bag to shop for farm fresh produce

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday daylilies

Stella de oros line the front sidewalk at Lifetime Fitness

Monday, June 24, 2013

Late afternoon beauty

The sun shone softly on our Clematis at our backyard fence.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Buzzzz buzzz

A big lightning bug. Market Fest. Fun times! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

3 way tie...

Tim, Willie and Marshall were pedaling in front of the Eagan Community Center in the sun. They made a great advertisement for joining the health club inside the ECC! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Buff by the bay

Nick Humfeld, an Eaganite and Lifetime personal trainer, cooled his feet in Holland Lake on a late summer afternoon.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Meeters & greeters

These 13 young ladies, aged 10 -17, are this year's candidates for the Eagan Ambassadors program.  They welcomed people to the second Wednesday evening Market Fest

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ravishing radishes

Last week was the start of the weekly Market Fest which continues into September. Head over to the Eagan Community Center every Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 for live music, kids' activities, a farmers' market of fresh produce and more. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Out for a ride

This fellow was just coming into shore on Fish Lake. I didn't see any fish in his canoe....

Monday, June 17, 2013

Expert editor

Allow me to introduce Clare Kennedy, a St. Olaf graduate originally from Tampa, who will interview, photograph and edit her way through Eagan as the new editor of the online Eagan Patch. She likes cats, reading and yoga. She may even be related to JFK..... Let's make her feel welcome in our city!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Team din-din

Our two Bissell ABG Giant bike team house guests were joined by their other 5 team members for a salmon and chicken dinner after their race around Menomonie on Saturday.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Between biker boys

Nicolai from Denmark and Josh on the right from Indiana rode their bikes with our two youngest daughters yesterday. The sun shone and the girls smiled! Both bikers are competing in the local Nature Valley Bicycle Festival races. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Daisy Duke?

Victoria Sins reminded me of the TV Dukes of Hazard character, Daisy. She positioned herself atop a handsome, old Plymouth car at Fish Lake off Denmark Avenue.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ready - set - go!

A bike team from Indianapolis is here for this week's Nature Valley Bicycle Festival. We're hosting two bikers and the others are also staying in Eagan. This was last night's race in downtown St. Paul!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

EDP blogger & Christ Redeemer

During my recent trip in Brazil, I spent two days in Rio de Janeiro. Visiting the huge Christ Redeemer statue overlooking Rio remains one of my favorite memories!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eagan to Iguacu

In late May, I had the opportunity to visit Rotary International connected friends in Parana, a southern province in Brazil. While there, I toured Iguacu Falls, water falls bigger than Niagara Falls. Argentina and Brazil split this beautiful wonder of nature. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Art of wood

Jim creates beautiful wooden pieces in his home workshop. Bowls, toys, lanterns and more occupy space on his list of projects. His contact information:

Sunday, June 9, 2013


This inflating, deflating and dancing Airman caught my attention at Jerry's greenhouse. I guess that's the point of Airman...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Home concert

Sara Stephens Kotrba, our youngest daughter's Suzuki piano teacher, came to our house on Thursday evening for a graduation recital. Our family and some friends gathered to hear Britta play all 18 songs in book one. Congratulations! We're proud of you!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Nice guys at work

Josh and Dean repaired the street. They were happy for a photo opp break. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Congrats & thanks!

The Eagan Rotary Club honored a firefighter and a police officer during its 22nd annual safety officer recognition lunch meeting on Wednesday.  Fire Chief and Rotarian Mike Scott presented the award to firefighter and safety trainer Rick McClay. Police officer and canine specialist Andy Helgeson received his award from Police Chief and Rotarian Jim MacDonald.
Left-to-right: Scott, McClay, Helgeson and MacDonald

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ground breaking news!

Mayor Mike Maguire, Eagan city council members and officials from Paragon dug their gold tipped shovels into the ground for a new $100 million outlet mall of 100 stores in a 400,000 square feet space on Tuesday morning. That will bring 2,000 new jobs and countless revenue and visitors to our city! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Self serve, soft serve

A new, popular frozen yogurt hotspot off Yankee Doodle Road, Cherry Berry offers several ever changing flavors with a gazillion different toppings.  Soooo good!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Patio lizards

Those wanting to see and be seen, dine and/or drink at Jake's Grille... 'twas a lovely early summer evening! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Orange you jealous?

Yummy color! Reminds me of the Dukes of Hazard!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Love a Bug!

Hug it or drive it? Voila le question! VW Bugs...