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Pink flowers set against a white wall.

For this year's Best of Southwest Metro issue, our editor selected some of her favorite quotes of the year from Southwest Metro Magazine.

A historical photo shows a group of women making lye soap in Carver County.

Lye soap, the type pioneers made, is very basic, but the process would make a great science project.

 A rendering of a room in Riley Crossing, an intergenerational care facility opening in Chanhassen.

Riley Crossing, an innovative senior living facility, offers a place for children and older folks to gather in a unique friendship.

2019 Best of Southwest Metro finalists

The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of Southwest Metro.

Boy Scout Troop 342 pancake breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 342 in Eden Prairie has a legacy of building young lives and … serving up pancakes—lots of them.

Voting for the 2019 Best of Southwest Metro survey is now closed. The results of our annual readers’ choice survey will be printed in July, in our special Best of edition of Southwest Metro Magazine, and we'll need your help to fill it with the best the Southwest Metro has to offer.

Flags and Honor helps local veterans

Last Christmas, a member from Flags and Honor of Minnesota was making his yearly rounds, delivering holiday greetings and gift cards to veterans in need. When he arrived at the home of one veteran, the volunteer noticed a house that didn’t feel prepared for the holiday season.

Pets

First Place: The Thirsty Kitty by Kelley Regan
Second Place: Wintertime Fun! by Amy Housker

City Landmarks

Reach for Resources, a nonprofit organization, offers support and services to individuals dealing with mental illness and disabilities and is assisting those in Chanhassen, Chaska and other communities.

Energetic and impassioned, Kateri Ruiz is founder and CEO of MAIA, an online directory that connects consumers with women-owned businesses.

You Spoke, We Listened!

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Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28
[Arts & Performance]
Mayer CAST, a community theater group featuring a cast and crew hailing from more than a dozen west metro communities, is presenting its summer production of "Mary Poppins" this July 25-28 at the Mayer Lutheran High School Fine Arts Center in Mayer, Minn.
Thursday, August 1
[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
Catch a movie under the stars at CHS Field!