Saturday, March 31, 2012

Suburban Decay VI

Closed. Empty. Ready for a wreaking ball. Redevelopment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dream "Mancave"

Tim Watts, President of North Country Woodshop, showed me around their 10,000 square feet space filled with every woodworking machine, worktables, wood holding racks, storage areas and a classroom. Opened in August 2011 at 1170 East Cliff Road, that place is every woodworking person's dream! "It's a health club for woodworkers, table-saws instead of treadmills, lathes in lieu of dumbbells." More information here.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

International taste

Eagan 5th grader, Sky Waters, entered his painting, "Silent Flight," into the 2012 International Aviation Art Contest in Luzern, Switzerland. His water color piece which won 1st place in Minnesota and 3rd place in the US, was already over in Europe for judging so he showed me two of his other works in his home art studio. One of Sky's paintings is displayed in Deadwood, South Dakota at Kevin Costner's "Tantanka - Story of the Bison" interpretive center. Congratulations and good luck in art, Sky!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Highway 35E options

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pink birds galore

Driving to work, I stopped to photograph those pink flamingos! Apparently, a fun and funny fundraiser was being carried out...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Eagan Rotarian series #27

Bryan Frandrup, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Venture Bank, recently transferred to the Eagan Rotary Club after serving as club president in another area Rotary club. Bryan joined the team at Venture Bank, a new bank in Eagan in 2006. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead and recently married.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Not move-in ready

This house under construction stands in the newer Stonehaven neighborhood by Lennar Builders off Lexington Avenue in north Eagan. Building lots are still available on some of the last open land in our city. More information here.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


These geese were hanging out near the lake behind Easter Lutheran Church. See other Camera Critters meme contributors here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fun & artsy

Hundreds came to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church on Thursday between 11 am and 7 pm for Eagan's 3rd annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser for the Eagan Foodshelf. For $20, each person picked his/her own locally handmade ceramic bowl and enjoyed soup served in it! Here's to a great, charitable, community activity!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fire fightin' businessman

Matt Mozingo, an Eagan volunteer firefighter for 19 years, owns the Eagan branch of Miracle Method, a national bathroom and kitchen refinishing franchise. On March 1, he opened the first showroom in Minnesota at 1301 East Cliff Road just across the Eagan border into Burnsville. Matt served for 4 years in the Marines and then as an airline mechanic for 18 years with Northwest Airlines before beginning his new career as owner of Miracle Method Eagan in 2006. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mr & Mrs

Hanging out along the water's edge at Jensen Lake, this Mallard duck couple were great models. See other Watery Wednesday meme participants here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fantastic haircuts

Your hair might grow out some more before Sam is ready with his new salon on Cliff Road... No, I haven't met Sam yet.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I was right behind her

It was Friday, March 16. The weather felt more like May 16. She was studying and drinking a fancy coffee drink along Nicols Road.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Artsy birthday party

Our oldest daughter celebrated her birthday with 5 middle school friends. They painted ceramics at Color Me Mine. Later they ate pizza at our house, watched movies and had a sleepover.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green bagels...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What better way to celebrate than with some GREEN bagels from Brueggers Bagels on Cliff Road! May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Benefiting the Seniors

A big wine tasting crowd of Eagan High School parents of senior students and others gathered at Mendakota Country Club to raise money for the 2012 Senior Class Party. A beautiful Thursday evening of silent and live auctions, socializing, tastings and more. Cheers & congratulations to the graduating Seniors!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hit the treadmills...

Stationary running on Lexington Avenue...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cousins convened

Sarah's dad, my mother and Gail's dad are siblings. We enjoyed a fun Sunday lunch together at my house with six other family members. Sarah and her boy friend Kurt came from Minneapolis; Gail and husband David drove over from River Falls.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Got picnic?

The picnic pavilion at the Difley-Lexington Athletic fields was illuminated on Friday night. See other Night Shot meme contributors here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Corner on Pink

A new cellphone store moved into part of the old Blockbuster Video building on Cliff Road! Pretty in Pink?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moon in March

It was cold & dark - not a cloud in the sky!

Friday, March 9, 2012

A light in the darkness

My wife decorated this backyard tree before Christmas. We still like seeing it through our windows at night!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mighty media mogul men

Eagan is lucky to have two capable, bright, charming, handsome (and humble) social media moguls tending to some of their communication and news needs. Leif Hagen tweets and blogs with his Eagan Daily Photo blog while David Henke runs, an online newsletter augmented by Twitter, Facebook, etc. Both St. Olaf graduates attended Saturday evening's Black & Gold gala with their dates to support their alma mater!
Um ya ya! (iPhone photo)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oh, Jenny!

Our family friend, artist Annie Young, has several of her acrylic paintings displayed at Ring Mountain Cremery. My favorite painting is her big owl called, "Oh, Jenny!" See Annie here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Finance man & a barn

Mike, a Wisconsin native turned Eaganite, posed in front of this old barn just north of Difley Road and just west of Lexington Avenue. See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Got SW food?

If you want some southwestern food, spin over to our local Chili's restaurant for a meal! See other Night Shot meme participants here.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

No guns!

Along Johnny Cake Ridge Road, you can spot this sign next to a big pond. I always assumed hunting was not allowed there!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

K w/ MK

Kathleen Brennan has sold Mary Kay cosmetics for 28 years. As an Independent Executive Senior Sales Director, she drives a pink Cadillac car, her 12th car earned through Mary Kay.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jack & his fireman

This young snowman builder happily posed with his snowy friend along Sherwood Way. This winter has provided little snow so Jack was lucky to have enough snow to build a snow fireman.