May 2017 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the May issue meet a Chaska man who has dedicated himself to supporting his favorite game: baseball.

This photo from five-time Last Glance winner Christine Neff Kojetin of Eden Prairie was taken in her backyard. It transpired while she was enjoying her garden, one which she has cultivated with flowers to attract butterflies—including swallowtails, which seem to love the flowers she has planted.

 

While takeout dining is always an option, dining in enhances the experience at Jungle Kitchen. Look at the walls—the decorations have cultural meaning.

 

Valleyfair’s Run and Ride is a one-of-a-kind event, for experienced runners as well as first-timers. The North Star 5K and Snoopy’s One-Mile Fun Run are on May 20; The Valleyfair quarter and half marathons are set for May 21.

 

One pot meals have long been a staple of the hurried home cook, and the concept is stretching its boundaries by featuring sheet pans in place of pots.

 

When it comes to baseball, Dale Welter has all Chaska’s bases covered. For more than 50 years, Welter has stepped up to the plate in a variety of mostly voluntary positions to pitch the virtues of the Chaska Cubs and the amateur baseball team’s longtime home, Athletic Park.

 

Roxann Roushar learned a long time ago that the way to students’ hearts is through the lunch line. For more than 15 years, Roushar has served as the director of child nutrition for the Eden Prairie School District.

 

At Orangetheory Fitness, you won’t see members waiting for equipment, wandering around the floor or texting on their phones in between sets.

 

Helping animals has long been the mission of the Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS), but it took a more proactive approach when it launched the Fur Keeps program in December 2016.

 

There are musicians who are rich and famous, go on tours with entourages and have their names spelled correctly on marquees —and then there’s the rest of us.

 

El Diablo

1 1/2 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. crème de cassis
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2–3 oz. Q Ginger Beer
Lime wedge
Fresh blackberry (optional)

 

Looking for a good mystery for Mother’s Day?

 

There are few ballparks that are as beloved as the Chaska Athletic Field, home to the Chaska Cubs baseball team. The field, built in 1950, was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places 10 years ago. No other ballpark in Minnesota has that honor.

 

Emagine Entertainment is upping its game in Waconia in the form of six new revamped and renovated movie theaters that will hopefully bring the community out in droves to experience movie magic in the local theater.