Health & Wellness

The “Goddess of the Grapes” bronze sculpture was unveiled June 6 at Parley Lake Winery and Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards in Waconia.

The Power of 100 Southwest met July 23 at Biaggi’s in Eden Prairie to network and raise money for a local charity.

When Parker Olson thinks of how the Olson Haunted House started, he remembers how much his dad loves Halloween. “I’ve never seen someone get so much joy scaring little trick-or-treaters,” he says.

Trick or treat? Either way the answer went, I wasn’t going to get a personally coveted Baby Ruth or Almond Joy candy bar plunked into a plastic jack o’ lantern. If the outing went well, I may have discovered a muscle- and joint-friendly exercise option.

While many of us stroll the neighborhood with our dogs regularly to keep fit and healthy, others—like triathlete, Ironman finisher, and self-proclaimed “endurance junkie” W. Harvey Skees of Eden Prairie—take exercising with dogs to a new level.

I will spare you the unthinkable details of my rescued American Pit Bull Terrier’s first three years of life because I’ve learned that what Prim’s previous human asked her to do doesn’t define her present or her future.

“Dedicated” and “devoted” are two words Sarah Verdoorn uses to describe herself. But the words don’t vouch for her commitment as much as her long list of extracurricular activities do.

On Memorial Day, the sixth annual Randy’s Run raised money for scholarships for Eden Prairie High School students.

The Eden Prairie Foundation marked another successful fundraising event on April 25 at Green Acres Event Center.

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation is planning its second annual Prairie Brewfest this month. This year’s festival aims to be bigger and better, featuring live music, food, and a raffle.

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