Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bridge bloke

Eli stood at the abandoned Old Cedar Bridge in Bloomington just beyond the Eagan border.  

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snowblower included?

This 8,100 square feet mansion at 1489 Wellington Way, the largest in the Steeple Chase neighborhood, is selling for $999,000 by Sotheby's International Realty. Four "elite suite" bedrooms, a wine room, solarium and home theater top the list of some of the home's exquiste features. What do you think of it?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ethnic snowman

They cheerfully posed with their Dutch snowman!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Chamber Music Festival

Our youngest daughter, this piano student and others played their songs at Suzuki piano teacher Sara Stephens Kotrba's home studio on Saturday afternoon.  What an awesome "chamber music" opportunity for all!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Building in the snow

This new Toll Brothers house will be the newest neighbor in the Steeple Chase neighborhood. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Plowing through...

It just keeps snowing! The plow drivers keep plowing!

Friday, February 22, 2013

New guy in town

Michael  J. Guyette arrived in Eagan from Hartford, CT to serve Blue Cross and Blue Shield as its new President and CEO.  Selected agents and home office staff met "Mike" at the Minneapolis Club in downtown on  Tuesday evening for an elegant reception.  Prior to BC/BS, Mr. Guyette worked recently at Aetna and Blue Cross of Florida. He completed his BBA degree in Finance at University of North Texas and an MBA at Villanova University. Welcome to Minnesota!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A gentle push...

People of all ages can enjoy sledding at Lebanon Hills Park on a crisp winter day! Wahoo!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Christmas look back

Wayne Moran and his family like to wear "pretty" Christmas sweaters... and they get pretty crazy together, too! LOL
Guest submitter: Wayne Moran

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Along the tracks

They were enjoying a beautiful Saturday of fresh air and skiing exercise around Holland Lake in Lebanon Hills Park

Monday, February 18, 2013

From Saigon to Eagan

Former Eagan High School principal and Eagan Rotarian, Dr. Tom Wilson, and his wife Carol, took a break from selling beads at the Eagan Rotary gala. During their recent trip to Vietnam, they bought some exquisite, silk outfits

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Frozen Jensen

Quiet. Peaceful. Snow prints. Cold. Sunny. Jensen Lake.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Potted, not planted

Skaters glided around the 3 trees in the middle of the rink at Clearwater Park. Rumor has it that the trees stand in pots and are not permanent. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

In from the cold

Al relaxed inside the heated waiting room of the Eagan Station bus station on Yankee Doodle Road on another cold, snowy February day.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hearts 4 U

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chillin' with Frosty

It snowed and temps were perfect for making a snowman

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Delivery guy

Eagan Police Chief Jim MacDonald delivered our live auction Weber grill on the snowy day after the annual Eagan Rotary gala fundraiser.  Most people don't know that he also models for Land's End and L.L. Bean catalogs! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

"A Night in Hollywood"

Rotarians, Eaganites and other celebrities glitzed up for Saturday evening's 23rd annual Eagan Rotary gala fundraiser.  Two golden Oscar statues stood large at the entryway red carpet as guests sashayed into the Eagan Community Center for Eagan's premier social event.

Proceeds from the glamourous jollification support many Rotary community grants and other charitable projects nationally and internationally. Silent and live auctions added to the corporate sponsorship funds to capitalize the night!

An entertaining Lounge Lizard and her accompanist provided lively pre-dinner music.

Green Mill catered the dinner starting with a scrumptious spinach salad!

Special golden statue awards were presented from the Rotary dais during the after dinner programme.

Can you spot the celebrities among part of the 350 guests?!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Repeat snowman

I spotted their snowman along Sherwood Way. Click here to see their snowman last year! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


No kids. No footprints. No dogs. No noises. No playing at Jensen Lake Park

Friday, February 8, 2013

Workout time!

Renegade Personal Training and Fitness studio owner, Ryan Branson, and 7 other independent trainers work hard to get their clients in shape. They offer individual and group training, "boot camp" and much more!

From left: Ryan Branson, John Peters and Brian Waldo. See more info here

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Signing the new "Mr. Eagan"

Mayor Mike Maguire helped sign up new talent David Osberg as the new city administrator to Team Eagan following Tom Hedge's retirement.  
Photo by guest photographer Joanna Foote

New Eagan City Administrator Dave Osberg, 54, posed before the beginning of Tuesday evening's city council meeting in City Hall. Chosen from a pool of 39 applicants and 4 finalists, Mr. Osberg has served as city administrator in Hastings since 1989. He served as intern for the city of Eagan under Tom Hedges in 1981-82. He holds a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Mankato State University and a B.A. in Government from St. John's University.  His duties commence on March 25.  Good luck!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Red Shirts

Board members of the Eagan July 4th Funfest celebration met with other community volunteers at Lost Spur Country Club for their kick-off meeting on Friday morning. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Farm to fairway...

The Ulrich Farm from 1949 situated on Pilot Knob Road just south of Eagan once included 150 acres. In the early 1970s, most of the land was sold to create the Valleywood Golf Course. See other Barn Charm meme participants here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Retirement speech

Tom Hedges, Eagan's only city administrator, spoke to his fellow Eagan Rotarians at Wednesday's weekly lunch meeting. Under Tom's extraordinary guidance for 36 years, our city grew from a village of 14,000 to Minnesota's 9th largest city of 64,000 inhabitants. Congratulations and thank you, Tom!

Guest photographer: Eagan Rotary President Brent Cory

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Friendly fishermen

Phil and Adam smiled from their ice-fishing tent on Holland Lake in Lebanon Hills Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon.  Both Wisconsin natives, Phil lives in Eagan but still wears a Packer hat. His buddy was visiting from Milwaukee

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Every pint counts...

Red Cross Nurse Rena was about to get me started on my blood donation during Thursday's blood drive at the Eagan Community Center. Treats and a free coupon for a pint of Culver's frozen yogurt were my "rewards!"  

Friday, February 1, 2013

Playing in the rain...

"Umbrellas" is the theme for the City Daily Photo blog community's theme day! Our two younger daughters posed on the back patio..... a few years ago. Time goes too quickly! See other theme day contributors here