October 2014

In the October issue of Southwest Metro Magazine you'll meet Waconia's own reality stars, find the best date night option in the Southwest Metro, learn how local families are supporting international missions.

When I think of Halloween, I think about the amount of candy I will be eating in a very short amount of time. I feel like my dogs are always staring at me, hoping I’ll share.

ONLINE HED:  Restaurants: Whole Grain Dishes in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Victoria and Chaska

We started a long good-bye to summer on August 6–10 at the Carver County Fair in Waconia.

Crafted for Christmas
Smokin’ Hot Pies
The Smiling Olive in Chaska
Oil & Vinegar

The wetlands nestled between what are today the cities of Chaska and Chanhassen have a rich history, with roots at the beginning of the last century. Since the early 1900s, the land has changed hands many times.


There’s little mystery in how two Waconia residents made their way onto national television to compete in their respective wheelhouses.


Vahid Samie was a young boy living in Iran when he saw his first camera. It was, as they say, love at first sight.


Sometimes an evening in the country is way more appealing than a night on the town. Need evidence? See Sovereign Estate Winery and Vineyard’s revival of the supper club.