A Taste of Minnesota announced earlier today (June 25) that it's moving the St. Paul-based festival to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia. The Taste's planned location on Harriet Island in St. Paul is flooded, forcing organizers to find a new site a week before the festival begins.
It really is summer: The Waconia wineries are opening this weekend! Well, Sovereign Estate has been open throughout the winter, but they're kicking off the summer in the vineyard with lots of live music this weekend.
There's an art to putting dinner on the table every night. Yet, for most home cooks, an empty plate is the best accolade they can expect. Waconia's Marc Huebner—who regularly cooks for his 16-year-old and 13-year-old daughters, as well as his girlfriend and her two teenage children—was hoping for a little more than empty plates and a satisfied family as he geared up to compete on the Food Network's "America's Best Cook" competition.
The Minneapolis-based Off-Leash Area theater company wants to stage its next show in your garage. Each summer/fall the theater hosts a neighborhood garage tour, performing in homes throughout the Twin Cities area with the idea of bring professional, family-friendly theater to the suburbs, and they're looking for locations for 21 performances from August through October.
Yes, we're stuck in a polar vortex (does anyone else feel like that's a term that belongs in a comic book?), but I'm pretty certain that's not stopping my fellow gardeners from dreaming of digging in the dirt. If you've been perusing seed catalogs or sketching up raised bed designs or debating on when you should start your seedlings indoors, I'd love to hear from you.
We're looking for outstanding high school students from the class of 2015, who excel in terms of academics, athletics, arts, activities or volunteerism. The students should be residents of Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Victoria or Waconia, and they should be on track to graduate in the spring of 2015.